Last night I had the misfortune to catch some of the evening news whilst wandering in and out from the BBQ. During one of my kitchen runs I heard that housing in my area had suffered a MASSIVE 6% fall. This news was of course delivered by a dolly bird with a bra size bigger…Details
Golf is like trading – it is won by the person who makes the fewest catastrophic mistakes. In managing to achieve this you need to know when to leave well enough alone. This is an example of not knowing when to leave things as they are, put your ego in your pocket and live to…Details
Following on from yesterdays thread on Ronald Wayne who left $58 billion on the table when he bailed on the embryonic Apple I thought it would be good to look at a case where it would have been wise to take the money. In 2008 Microsoft offered $44 billion for Yahoo – this valued the…Details
Walking with Dinosaurs is a very cool afternoon out with little blokes…..provided you dont sit behind some religous dicknut who tells everyone that dinosaurs are now extinct because they couldnt fit in the Ark 3,000 years ago.
Excellent podcast by William Cohan a financial journalist on Goldman Sachs. William D. Cohan tells how Goldman Sachs became the most dominant, feared, and controversial investment bank in the world. In Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, Cohan chronicles Goldman’s rise and looks at its corporate culture, reputation, and the…Details
Bridgewater is the worlds largest hedge fund managing a staggering $94 billion and as with many such successful things it is considered to be a bit odd. If you want to understand Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest and indisputably weirdest hedge fund, you might start with the story of the peas. It goes like this:…Details
Interesting piece from the NY mag about the current mood on Wall Street. I am perhaps less inclined to pronounce the beast dead than the article is. Broking in Australia was pronounced dead when fixed rate commissions were abolished in the early 1980′s – it was supposed to be the end of broking yet firms…Details