Property vs shares: Is there a winner?

The two super powers in the investment game are property and shares. Some people feel that it’s a battle between these two vehicles, and that there is a clear winner. Well … you be the judge. Personally, I believe it doesn’t have to be one or the other, it can and should be both. After…

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This Is What It Sounds Like…When Funds Die

A common refrain in investing circles is to comment that there are too many mutual funds and/or ETFs in existence. “Why do investors and allocators need tens of thousands of funds to choose from?” they might say. And they’d be right. But what gets lost in that conversation is that the fund landscape would be…

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We’re Already at Dow 54,452

This is something I was completely unaware of. Anyone who has given even a moment thought to how the Dow is calculated will appreciate that it is a useless anachronistic tool but I had no idea how screwed its calculation was. Apparently, the calculation of the Dow has a series of historical errors that were…

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October 2021

I must have slept through the biggest crash in history that was supposed to have occurred in October. As you would expect I have a bit more to say about this and am just putting together a video.

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The Mentor Program is Opening for Bookings Next Week

  THERE ARE ONLY a few days to go before we open up for booking for the 2022 Mentor Program. The Mentor Program is a 6-month, repeat-for-free, comprehensive training course for traders of all levels. The Mentor Program kicks off in February 2022, but we open for bookings on Thursday 4th November. To get access,…

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Life since the coronavirus pandemic has been a lot to swallow. But in terms of how to cope and carry on, the best first step may indeed be accepting the realities we’ve faced, however difficult or grim. In Japan, the concept of acceptance is fundamental to the traditional culture. There are many Japanese words that translate to…

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Artificial Intelligence and Trading

The next time you come across a piece either in the financial press or on social media touting the wonders of artificial intelligence (whatever that means) for trading consider this piece from the UK where a motorist was fined because the AI responsible for dishing out penalty notices confused the T-shirt of a woman walking…

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The Cure For FOMO

We have this tendency to revere quotes by famous dead people even when they steer us down the wrong path. Here’s one… Nothing so undermines your financial judgement as the sight of your neighbor getting rich. – J. P. Morgan Morgan was a bully and an egotist so of course this was his take –…

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China’s Energy Crisis

Today at a Glance: China’s energy crisis is best understood through the simple, Econ 101 lens of supply and demand, with a particular focus on the coal market. Demand-side drivers primarily include a booming recovery from COVID-19 lows and a hotter-than-normal year that increased residential power usage. Supply-side drivers include coal shortages, import restrictions, utility…

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Curse our names at the fortune of it. The blind absurdity of these cars gathered together for two days of driving, 48 blissful hours on the edge of autumn at Lime Rock Park. Our own personal legends at our disposal, keys in hand. We invited the machines that made us. Icons that have defined Road & Track across…

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