I wonder whether there is an inverse correlation between the number of   ads appearing extolling the virtues of gold as an investment and the direction of the gold price?    

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New Highs

My approach to trading is somewhat basic – I buy new highs and I sell new lows. It certainly could not be considered rocket science by any stretch of the imagination and for me it seems to sit in my sweet spot of ability and intelligence. I find there is an issue though with the…

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The Habits Of The Worlds Smartest People

Largely boils down to set goals and read everything you can – who would have thought that….. Although interestingly, Richard Feynman who is one of my academic hero’s was reticent to read existing research in any field he was investigating preferring instead to start from scratch. Source:

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Riva Boats

Apparently, these are regarded as the Ferrari of boats which is probably code for unreliable, cramped, uncomfortable and for blokes of inadequately sized genitals      

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So How Was Your Year

I will probably do a more in depth look at the year later on but in preparing my thoughts I generated the following chart courtesy of Finviz. Each year I like to look back at the major trends and gauge whether I spotted them and also whether I managed to take advantage of them. Charts…

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The More Things Change….

I am always intrigued by the almost constant incantation that says that markets are different now to how they used to be. Every time something happens in a market that doesn’t seem to suit a given perspective or philosophy we get the reasoning that markets are different know. I have lost count of the number…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It

Following on from yesterdays piece on the remarkable underperformance of the hedge fund sector I thought it would be interesting to compare the compensation hedge fund managers pay themselves compared to a few other highly paid industries. To put my little league table into context I thought it would be nifty to graph them to…

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