Risk

If I pose a general question to traders and ask them to define risk in a trading sense, I will generally get an answer that states what their percentage risk on a given trade is. This is not an incorrect answer – it is merely an incomplete one. Risk within markets is a multi variant…

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Handshake

When I was a broker there used to be a saying that my word was my bond – I tended to take this quite seriously since my upbringing had been one that instilled a sense of honour in all tasks. Pity others I worked with didn’t see it the same way but thats life in…

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Booko

I have whinged before about the cost of books and DVDs in Australia. The predominant business model for retailers of such wares has been based upon the concept of ripping people off for as much as possible. Fortunately, as the long overdue demise of both Borders and Angus and Robertson has shown consumers are becoming…

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Fund Managers

If ever you have wondered why fund managers are so universally ordinary at their jobs – other than clinging to outmoded ideas such as the EMH and associated rationality concepts this might give you an idea. Do Fund Managers Identify and Share Profitable Ideas? Abstract We study data from an organization in which fund managers…

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The life of a scientist.

Whilst this article pertains to the situation in the US you can apply it locally. Just throw in a total lack of funding, ferocious brain drain a political landscape dominated by lawyers  who don’t have the intellectual capacity to understand 99% of science and engineering do and you have the situation in Australia. The Real…

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