My Brain Made Me Do It

This is probably quite topical given the developments of the past few days. BRADLEY ALFORD, a money manager in Atlanta, just hit the panic button. No, really. Mr. Alford just hit the key on his computer that initiates the Wall Street equivalent of the nuclear option: Sell everything. He was acting on orders from two…

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So What Now?

I got dropped this quote early this morning and asked to comment on it – • During a secular bear market, an investor’s job is to manage risk and preserve capital. • During a secular bull market, it is to maximize return. As a starting point I tend to agree with the overall tactical philosophy…

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Are We Broke Yet?

With the Yanks taking a leaf  out of the Robert Mugabe school of economics and demonstrating an inability to master simple household economics I found this neat little graphic regarding each countries rating. Although given the quality of ratings agencies I am not certain I would place too much faith in it. From  Reuters

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So….Who Is In Charge?

… Until recently, most studies just broke out the top 1% as a group. Data on net worth distributions within the top 1% indicate that one enters the top 0.5% with about $1.8M, the top 0.25% with $3.1M, the top 0.10% with $5.5M and the top 0.01% with $24.4M. Wealth distribution is highly skewed towards…

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