Dame Stephanie Shirley

Unfortunately, we live in an era where the ignorant dickhead is celebrated. The greater the ignorance or the more appalling the behaviour the more oxygen they are given. This is a sad consequence of the inevitable dumbing down of society at large and the rubbish fed to us by a media that is full of…

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China’s Market And Policy Timeline

Bloomberg has created an interesting graphic looking at the various market interventions undertaken by the Chinese government. The part to concentrate on is the number of actions taken to stem the decline – none of which seemed to have worked.  My feeling has always been that markets will go int he direction they want to…

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That Must Have Stung…..Just A Little

This has been a tough week for the 0.01% out there. For the world’s billionaires, this week is already proving rough. The Chinese stock market dropped 8.5 percent Monday, the biggest single-day decline since 2007, and the world’s 400 richest people lost about $124 billion collectively. Chinese billionaires lost more than $14 billion of their…

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I Am Fascinated By This

AMMO NYC is my new favourite YouTube channel. I am fascinated by this young blokes fastidiousness and professionalism. Every tradesman I have met for the past year has been the complete opposite – a total collection of fuckwits who are incompetent beyond belief. This gives me hope that out there are people who know what…

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I thought will the market currently going to hell in a handcart it would be instructive to generate a few drawdown curves for the main players. Moves such as the one we are undergoing are always instructive, if only for the illustrative effect of seeing how little the media actually knows about market. The issue…

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Charts Of Interest 20/08/15

A slightly different Charts of Interest this week as I felt that the recent events in markets deserved a little bit of commentary. All to often sudden moves in the market catch traders both tactically unaware and emotionally unprepared.  There has been a single dominant theme in US markets since the first quarter of this year…

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Reflections On A Night Out

Whilst in Sydney I was surprised to be able to go and see Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut, singer of David Bowie songs, all around overachiever  and author of my favourite book of last year.  Upon leaving the lovely old State Theatre my immediate thought was that every bullshit motivational speaker in the world should just…

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Pattern Recognition And Sports Data

One of the most important findings in sports genetics is that your ability to improve with respect to a certain training program is mediated by your genes, so it’s really important to find the kind of training program that’s best tailored to your physiology. … The skills it takes for team sports, these perceptual skills,…

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