Venture Capital

I have written before on how  ordinary the performance is of over hyped hedge fund industry and how the only people involved who get rich are the managers. It seems that the same thing can be said of venture capital investments. The following is the executive summary of the Kaufman Foundations report on venture investing…

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Next Days Data

Whilst doing a data review recently I happened to chance upon a domestic data supplier who promised to give me “next days data” for only $15 per month. My immediate thought was I would give you 15k per month for tomorrows data. As a flight of fantasy consider the value of such information. At the…

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Something From The Archive

I was going through my archive of scanned documents the other day and came across this. It is so old I don’t even remember where I got it from. It is the forecasting record of mutual funds (managed funds) The presumption is that when such funds move into cash they are bearish and when they…

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The Idiocy Of Bureaucracy

I am one of those folks who does not believe in unfettered industry. If given their head people will pollute, rape and pillage this just seems to be the way corporate sociopaths think. However, you can completely go overboard in what you are trying to achieve when you introduce various laws to safeguard others. You…

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Following on from yesterdays post regarding the Property Trust Sector I got bounced these two  little pieces   from The 2012 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey            

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Even Wizards Have Off Days

I bought my first copy of Market Wizards almost 20 years ago and it remains not only the most read book in my trading library but also the most useful. In my early days I used to be an avid reader of trading books but most would get the once over and then get dumped…

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Property Is Stuffed

Or so say all the experts. Interestingly one of the equities systems we run has each week for the past few weeks been throwing up buys in the property trust sector. The ASX200 Property Trust Index looks vaguely interesting with its long period of consolidation.   However, the ASX200 Property Trust TR (Total Return) Index…

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A Few Charts Part 2

For some reason my blog editor has had an aneurysm – this chart was supposed to attach itself to the last post but it doesn’t want to play nice. You have a long way to go if you have an index linked portfolio.

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A Few Charts

I thought I would generate a few charts for interests sake. Compound daily growth rate of the All Ords since 2007                 I then thought it would interesting to wind the clock back a little and throw 2002 to 2012 into the mix. Adding in an extended bull…

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Is It Time To Invest In Europe?

I have no friggen idea and really don’t give a stuff but this little chat is interesting if only to see the ever entertaining Hugh Hendry in action (scroll through to his bits). I always get the impression that Hendry doesn’t take himself or anyone else that seriously. Interestingly, this gabfest was hosted by the…

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