SCENE: EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL tropical hotel. I’m sitting by the pool, margarita in hand, sunglasses on – looking at share charts on my laptop. Mid 60s deck chair neighbour wearing retina-damaging speedos, a forest of body hair, sporting an over-tanned big brown belly leans over to me. “What’s that you’re looking at, love?” Me: “Share charts”…Details
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The first time hedge fund legend Paul Tudor Jones met quant maven John Overdeck was over a greasy meal of cut-price pepperoni pizza. It was January 2001, and the two were dining at the Pizza Hut in Greenwich, Connecticut — “my Sunday evening go-to restaurant,” according to Jones — to discuss a business plan for…Details
Back in 2009, a research team at Bangor University in Wales published a study showing that mental fatigue impairs physical performance. Subjects spent 90 minutes sitting in front of a computer screen either watching a bland documentary or playing a simple but focus-demanding computer game. Afterwards, when they hopped on an exercise bike for a time-to-exhaustion test,…Details
Gold goes up a fraction and everyone loses their friggen mind. My LinkedIn feed is alight with gold bugs who have gone all a quiver in their nether regions because gold has had a modest move up. Now I will agree that Linkedin has become like Facebook but for people with either a real job…Details
Apparently, the Dow has just logged its best June return in more than 80 years. You may ask exactly the WTF is so important about June which is exactly what I did when I glanced at the article. If your conclusion is that there is nothing special about June at all then you would be…Details
From 30,000 feet, Britain’s coastline has a familiar sweep and shape. Zoom closer in – to, say, the cliffs of Dover – and it becomes less easy to comprehend. All you can see is a confusing series of jagged edges; down on the beach, peering at rocks with a magnifying glass, the coastline refuses to…Details