Not dead, just resting

IN 1990 hedge funds were still rare birds; 500-odd funds managed around $40 billion, mostly for rich individuals. Few people understood what they did or bothered to find out. By the end of 2015, the sector had mushroomed to include nearly 9,000 funds managing roughly $3 trillion. Along with private equity, the industry was classed…

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Stupid Idea Of The Day

One of the things about this business is that it is fairly isolating – this is not so much of a problem for me since I am not that good with people at the best of times. So when I travel and meet others involved in the industry there are always one or two eye opening…

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How Not To Shrink Your Brain

Results: Poor CV fitness and greater diastolic BP and HR response to exercise at baseline were associated with a smaller total cerebral brain volume (TCBV) almost 2 decades later (all p < 0.05) in multivariable adjusted models; the effect of 1 SD lower fitness was equivalent to approximately 1 additional year of brain aging in…

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Markets Are Moving

I posted this in the Mentor Program forum this morning and it is worth sharing because it represents my favourite style of price distribution. This one week relative performance is reminiscent of a smile and it indicates a series of movements that provide ample opportunity for traders. I accept that parts of equities markets are…

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Resistance To Change

Whilst browsing I came across this piece – it looks at the early resistance to the use of anaesthetics. We take for granted that when we have a surgical procedure done that we will be asleep for the duration. However,this is a relatively new phenomena, previous generations had to tolerate surgery as it was fully awake or drugged…

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Always Stay Sharp

As I have mentioned before Ross Enamait is someone I often read when I want a different perspective on the fight game, as one might expect there are a lot of lessons to be learnt and a lot of carry over. I took particular note of the phrase I have highlighted below. I’m sure there are…

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Everyone Is An Expert

I am lead to believe that the reason young children are good at learning languages is not only the wonderful plasticity of their young brains but also that they dont mind making fools of themselves. On the other hand adults have a built in embarrassment interrupter gear that works to prevent us looking like peanuts. This has some…

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