This Is Fu#$ed Up

Here is a young man who is clearly better than his peers being penalised for being better. Like Jimerson, Hill attended Wilson Intermediate School and dominated the football field so thoroughly, the league invoked what came to be known as the Madre Hill Rule. Once Hill scored three touchdowns, if his team had a 14-point…

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I Love A Good Disaster Film

More predictions of doom and gloom in Greece. The interesting thing about Greece is that that this is not the first time Greece has caused problems. On a more pragmatic note this to me is a simple trading question – a loss exists and various governments and banks are prevaricating about taking this loss. Many…

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Rogue Hormones

IF THE losses at UBS that surfaced this month were caused by a “rogue” trader, would that make his colleagues stable? Not if research being undertaken by John Coates, a neuroscientist at Cambridge University and a former derivatives trader, is anything to go by. His work suggests that hormones drive investment decisions to a far…

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Community

I wouldnt join any club that would have me as a member – Groucho Marx I’m not a community sort of guy – I don’t join clubs, I cant stand the notion of association and crowds of the great unwashed just make me reach for the valium and of course soap. So when the mentor…

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The Death Of Equities

From the WSJ – …across the financial markets, a sea change is taking place. Investors are abandoning the time-tested “stocks for the long run” optimism that dominated since the late 1980s. Instead, there is a widening belief that the mess left behind by the housing bubble and financial crisis will be a morass to contend…

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