Off to London

I am off to London via a stopover in Singapore this week so normal transmission will be somewhat interrupted whilst I swan around London showing LB the sights. Before leaving I thought I would leave you with something I consider quintessentially English.    

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Elon Musk Versus the Haters

Before jumping on a plane to London later this evening this article popped into my feed – Elon Musk Versus The Haters Mark Spiegel likes to think of himself as a car guy. That’s why he began shorting the stock of Tesla Inc., the electric-car maker that is part of CEO Elon Musk’s mission to save…

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Skills Versus Behaviour

…….Behavior, in business and investing, is the art of putting skills to use. It’s probably the hardest part of this game. It’s not analytical. It’s often counterintuitive. But it’s the secret ingredient most of us are after. Skills should be praised. But skill without the right behavior often has a ceiling and an expiration date.…

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Why Does Sweden Have So Many Start-Ups?

STOCKHOLM—This is a high-tax, high-spend country, where employees receive generous social benefits and ample amounts of vacation time. Economic orthodoxy would suggest the dynamics of a welfare state like Sweden would be detrimental to entrepreneurship: Studies have found that the more a country’s government spends per capita, the smaller the number of start-ups it tends to have…

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Interest Rates Are Interesting

I have a theory that the easiest job in Australia is to be the head of one of big four banks. On day one of my employment as CEO I would do two things. First and foremost make certain they had the correct banking details so that my grossly inflated salary went into the right…

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Its All In The Name

Apparently the name a hedge fund gives itself has a direct bearing on both the inflow of capital and by extension the level of fees they generate from those inflows. It seems that having a name that lends gravitas and sounds somewhat regal (wanky) adds some $250,000 to the inflows.   But funds with such names generate lower…

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The best place to invest is…

Let me start today’s blog by asking you a question.  What separates successful investors from unsuccessful ones? Some of you may have answered with ‘years of experience’, others may have gone with ‘receiving good advice’. Some may have even said it comes down to luck. But I am a firm believer that to be a…

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Well That Must Suck

If you were in Melbourne over the weekend it would have been hard to miss the fact that there was a football match on and with all such things weird stories emerge from the woodwork. Apparently one lucky punter quite early in the year generated a multi -legged bet that had Dustin Martin winning the…

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