TV For Hedge Fund Hopefuls

Kieran O’Dea rises at 5 a.m. to begin his daily routine, shuffling to his desk to eye his portfolio: a cluster of biotechnology stocks and a bet that Tesla will go bust. Then he pulls up the latest video on Real Vision, the start-up financial video service that promotes the trading ideas and insights of hedge…

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What makes a great leader? – Michael Yardney

I was watching former US President Barack Obama speak at a global event the other week, and I was struck by how charismatic he was. Whatever you think of the Obama administration’s time in office, there’s no getting past his mastery of language and the stage presence he possesses. Some people have this in spades,…

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Speak from your scars

IT’S ALWAYS EASIER to speak from your scars, rather than your open wounds. I know you’re in the thick of your own problem and that you ache with uncertainty about what the next step should be. I remember ‘the yearn’ to trade and the old expectations about my career that I hung onto, bound to…

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Why Journal?

PEOPLE OFTEN QUESTION why I keep a Morning Journal. I dedicate regular journaling time to keep my thoughts in order, banish demons, and gain trading clarity. I think you’ll find a lot of other successful people follow this habit as well. Leonardo da Vinci filled tens of thousands of pages with sketches and musings on…

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Don’t Fall Into Empty

FILL UP YOUR CAR, your body and your mind with fuel before it’s an emergency. Don’t fall into empty. The frantic panic you’ll feel when you’re running on empty just isn’t worth it. Don’t be so totally distraught with your job before you take the action to learn about the markets to win your freedom.…

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The Wisdom of Tate

CHRIS TATE OFFERS A crazy blend of harsh life advice, and raw trading tips. Here are some quotes I feel will set you up beautifully for the month: “Avoid the noise. Seek the trend”. “There is an infinite number of potential trades for you”. “There is no nexus between volatility and trend”. “If it does…

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Why We Don’t Follow Through

In the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the French author had promised his publisher a new book. But instead of writing, he spent that year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work. Frustrated, Hugo’s publisher responded by setting a deadline less than six months away.…

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Sensation Seeking and Hedge Funds

ABSTRACT We show that motivated by sensation seeking, hedge fund managers who own powerful sports cars take on more investment risk but do not deliver higher returns, resulting in lower Sharpe ratios, information ratios, and alphas. Moreover, sensation‐seeking managers trade more frequently, actively, and unconventionally, and prefer lottery‐like stocks. We show further that some investors…

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More Stuff About Returns

I seem to be spending a fair bit of time talking about returns either via email, PM or via the blog. The most common question I get seems to revolve around the simple idea of what can I expect and is X figure realistic. This figure is generally a number that is wholly unrealistic in…

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Monday Is Bin Day

Monday morning is bin morning in my suburb so on Sunday evening everyone in my street collects their gaggle of variously coloured bins and parks them on the nature strip ready for collection. This morning I get and open the curtains and spy a tradies ute parked right in front of the bins thereby making…

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