Bridgewater

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:…

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The Mood of Wall Street

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…

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Commodities

As you can see from the chart below this week took some of the fizz out of some of the star performaers in commodities markets. Energy based commodities which to date had been among the hardest hit with talk being that the heavy involvement of speculators being to blame. The theory goes that the more…

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How to fail

Interesting piece by Seth Godin on failure. As a trader failure is part of our day to day existence and a fear of failure is one of the reasons many cannot trade. Trading is unique in that you effectively fail your way to success – something that would be impossible in most other professions. The…

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Bridgewater

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:…

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Delusions

  I came across an interesting paper the other day that look at the changing nature of delusions within populations presenting at US psychiatric hospitals.   The researchers found something very interesting but fairly obvious. The nature of delusions is changing in that it is reflective of the culture at the time. The authors found that –…

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