There is much talk about an emerging commodities supercycle and as can be seen below commodities as a broad group has been on a tear this year. As to whether this is the beginning of a multi-year cycle is anyone’s guess – notice I used the word guess because nobody has a cue. We will…Details
At its core trading is a psychological endevour – you can draw all the fancy lines you want on a chart, consult your horoscope, read your tea leaves or read whatever fish and chip wrapper that passes for a newspaper. But at the end of the day, you have to take the trade, manage the…Details
Abstract Testosterone has been suggested to influence individuals’ economic decision making, yet the effects of testosterone on economic behavior are not well-understood and existing research is equivocal. In response, in three studies, we examined the extent to which testosterone affected or was associated with several different facets of economic decision making. Study 1 was a double-blind,…Details
Richard Proenneke did what most nature buffs can only dream of: At age 51, he quit his job as a mechanic and moved to the Alaskan wilderness to become one with nature. He set up camp on the shores of Twin Lakes. There, surrounded by mighty glaciers and solemn pine trees, he would remain for…Details
Further time in lockdown gives one time to muse about the state of the world and other such things and in one of those happy coincidences that the universe throws up every now and again, two events conspired to confirm two of my deeply held beliefs. Whilst finishing a course of medication I was emptying…Details
One of the things that has always interested me about markets is the use or misuse of benchmarks such as the All Ordinaries Index or the S&P/ASX/200. I am always interested in how people measure the success of their portfolio against such tools – in part it makes sense but in part, various indices also…Details
Be they single instruments or complete markets – lumber is the perfect reminder of this. But t is a lesson that traders always fail to learn.