Are CEO’s Worth It?

The answer is probably not – much is written about the outrageous levels of CEO pay and how little actual performance most of them deliver. Bloomberg do a  survey of the Top 100 most effective CEO’s in terms of the bang for buck they deliver for the company. I have taken the results of the…

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Well Shit…..That Was Interesting

If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that I am a little keen on things such as flotation tanks as a recover methodology Well the folks who run my float tank centre recently installed a cryotherapy chamber and I thought it would be a good idea to go an experience…

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Science Says Being Grateful is Good for You

With Thanksgiving left in the dust of November, we’re hurtling now down the holiday luge towards New Year’s, which can be a mentally exhausting time of year for many. Fortunately, finding respite is as easy as giving thanks for the year gone by. While gratefulness is innately human, it’s been tossed aside as an unworthy…

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Apropos of this recent piece I wrote in the change in tone in markets I have been thinking more about the notion of change and our inability to see it as it is occurring. What prompted this latest musing was a walk past local tennis club over the weekend and I noticed something very interesting…

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Be Careful What You Wish For

Traders are an odd bunch – we have to be because of the nature of our profession and shock events such as the recent US election tends to amplify this odd behaviour. When we trade equities we all want a rising market, a market that goes up day after day with nary a pullback in…

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There’s More to Life Than Being Happy

“It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.” In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents. Three years later, when his camp was liberated, most of his family, including his pregnant wife, had perished…

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Statistics And Other Things

Last week LB spoke at the Young AICC in what was a fairly polite look at shares versus property. You can tell by the fact that I used the world polite that I obviously wasn’t speaking. After the event there were a few things I pondered on the way home. The first was my observation…

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Financial Conduct Authority Report

I have been scanning the Financial Conduct Authority Report out of the UK which if you are in need of a good snooze you can read here. One thing did catch my eye and it was the chart below which looks at the profit margin of the funds management industry in the UK. Nice work…

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Interesting Stat Of The Day

A little while ago I was playing around looking at the returns on the components of the S&P/ASX 200 in order to get a sense of what the distribution of returns for the year to date were starting to looked like. One of the reasons for doing this is that markets seems to be in…

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Have A Guess….Any Guess

I should add that once a year Marc Faber who is cited often on this chart pops up and says the end of the world is coming. No doubt one year it will and he will bounce around in triumph and the dimwitted double digit IQ plonks in the media will laud him as a genius.…

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