Alpha Or Beta

WSJ:One evening a week, a group of CEOs meets in a Manhattan psychiatrist’s office and engages in an ancient ritual. Ostensibly, it is a support group. Inevitably, it becomes a battle for dominance.”Whenever you put alpha males together, the most aggressive will overpower the others,” says T. Byram Karasu, the veteran psychiatrist who has run…

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Once Upon A Time

I often ponder the ability of society to deal with the challenges that it faces, everything from alienation of the individual to degradation of the environment gets a look in. My general conclusion is a depressing one, to put it succintly we are screwed – the reason for this conclusion is simple….IKEA. That’s right a…

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Commodities

The following dropped into my inbox this morning – it shows the long term performance of the main DJ-UBS commodity indices. It makes a compelling case for the inclusion of commodities into any portfolio.The interesting thing about these indices is that they trade as equities – as such they give investors easy access to commodity…

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