Summation of the Dow

Dow Jones Industrial Average   Long term data · Highest intraday level (12419.71 at 12:08:49 on 4.1.11) since June 6, 2008. · Down 1787.81 points, or 12.62%, from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007. · Up 13.27% from 52 weeks ago. · Up 89.04% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on…

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Reading List

Okay blogophytes time to makes yourselves a little smarter.   I am currently ripping through the following books –   Traders, Guns and Money: Knowns and unknowns in the dazzling world of derivatives Revised edition (Financial Times Series)   The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis   Michael Lewis wrote one of…

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Irrational Beings

Within the world of trading one would have an expectation that rationality was a key underlying feature in not only the decisions we made, but also the underlying philosophy that guided market participants in general. As a poor example of this expectation that markets are rational and therefore predictable consider this somewhat inane little puff…

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