How Much Conviction Do You Hold in Your Investment Views?

I recently read War and Chance by Jeffrey A. Friedman, which considers how foreign policy specialists deal with the uncertainty that surrounds their high stakes decisions.  Friedman focuses on an historic reticence to explicitly discuss either probabilities or confidence levels when making subjective judgements.  Whilst the impact of decisions made around the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden…

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You Can Blame ‘Load Theory’ for Turning Your Brain to Mush

Have you felt as if lockdown has you in a fog? You’re not alone, says a neuroscientist who studies our ability to concentrate. “There is a barrage of information we’re now facing, and working from home involves additional components,” says Nilli Lavie, professor of psychology and brain sciences at University College London. “It’s difficult for…

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A Quote For Traders

“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.”  Rainer Maria Rilke

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Envy of the World….Maybe….Maybe Not

This snippet popped up on my Linkedin feed last week as a single headline – I didn’t know where it was from but eventually tracked it down to the AFR. As you can see it trumpeted the fact that the Australian market is one of the highest yielding in the world. I have to admit…

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How Our Strengths Shape Our Trading Psychology

In this article, we will learn about our personal strengths and how those shape our development as participants in financial markets. Years of working with portfolio managers and traders have taught me that the greatest performers are not those without weaknesses, but those who maximize distinctive cognitive and personality strengths. But what are our strengths,…

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Ban Short Selling….Are You Mental?

Apparently Australian Stock Report is circulating a petition to ban short selling. The rationale for this is as follows – Recently, we have seen billions of dollars wiped from global and Australian equities markets in part due to the practice of Short Selling. This predatory trading technique is often executed in conjunction with algorithmic “bot trading”…

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Flogging A Dead Horse

One of the things that perpetually surprises me about trading and investing is the amount of absolute and utter rubbish that is spouted by people as if it were fact. The Dunning-Kruger effect is in full swing in market commentary and advice. This is old ground to those of you who are regular readers so…

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