Game Theory

Excellent chat with game theorist Ariel Rubinstein. Ariel Rubinstein of Tel Aviv University and New York University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of game theory and behavioral economics, two of the most influential areas of economics in recent years. Drawing on his Afterword for the 60th anniversary edition of Von Neumann…

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Japanese Wisdom

It is interesting where you come across little points of history that are applicable to trading. I was rereading a Japanese poem about three of Japan’s most famous warlords and a hototogisu. The hototogisu is a small songbird and is also known as the lesser cuckoo – a much more boring description that the Japanese…

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Perspective

With all the gnashing of teeth regarding the collapse of the USD and the subsequent end of civilisation as we know it should this fall continue I thought I would post a chart of the USD Index. The USD Index measure the performance of the USD versus a basket of currencies. On this chart I…

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Open versus Closed

Interesting chat on the mentor forum this weekend regarding open equity, that is the value of your positions measured to the current close versus valuing positions to the level of their stops. This discussion was prompted by the following graphic I posted which looks at one of the advisory service portfolios. This portfolio trades a…

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