We Have A Winner

For the most outstandingly stupid piece of investment advice you will hear. My only disappointment is that this advice came out on 30/12/12. So we have to struggle through all of 2013 before we hear something equally as stupid for this year. Well life is tough but no doubt the financial media will surprise us…

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2012 Returns

I have generated a table of the yearly returns for most markets. We look a bit ordinary at +15% Country YTD Chg Venezuela 227.61% Turkey 53.28% Egypt 49.56% Pakistan 49.31% Nigeria 43.38% Estonia 38.22% Thailand 35.80% Philippines 32.95% Greece 32.47% Germany 29.06% Kenya 28.62% Poland 26.24% India 25.82% New Zealand 24.47% Denmark 24.20% South Africa…

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I snipped this on the last trading day of the year as part of a year in review video I am doing. The chart compares the relative performance of the following. All Ords (^AORD) Dow (^DJI) Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) Nikkei (^N225) Hang Seng (^HSI) Dax (^GDAXI) Its important to note that these are relative performances…

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Well This Just Sucks….

Previously I had talked about a long trade on the Dow I was running – nothing new there and the rationale and management of the trade was hardly revolutionary. However, I did something profoundly f#%^en stupid – I transposed a digit on my stop and got pinged out by a spike because my stop was…

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Rich Managers, Poor Clients

From The Economist…… The mediocrity of the hedgies’ recent performance is in part the result of the industry’s massive growth. Whereas in the past it was plausible that hotshots like George Soros could spot market anomalies, several thousand managers in an industry with $2 trillion of assets under management are very unlikely all to be…

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Relative Performance

Whilst I believe that the correlation indices has increased over time and the correlation of instruments has been shown to increase in times of stress their returns correlations can be a little different. Note the performance particularly of the DAX and the Hang Seng. The charts for some of these may have the same outward…

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