I thought it would be interesting to see how the domestic market has performed over various times frames relative to a grab bag of foreign markets. the charts below are in the following order – one year, six months, three months and one month. On the longer time frames we are rubbish but over the…Details
I thought it would be interesting to graph last weeks performance of a few markets .
MOST PEOPLE ARE discomfited by radical change, and often for good reason. Both the first Industrial Revolution, starting in the late 18th century, and the second one, around 100 years later, had their victims who lost their jobs to Cartwright’s power loom and later to Edison’s electric lighting, Benz’s horseless carriage and countless other inventions…Details
The current issue of Chance centres around the role of statistics in sport. Interesting if you are into that sort of thing – deadly dull if you are not.
The current awful situation with Ebola interests me not only from the perspective of a past professional life but also because of the profound idiocy that surrounds the disease. I had been looking around for a piece that encapsulates the actual facts about Ebola and as chance would have it a More or Less podcast has…Details
According to The Age – Investors are using Australia’s stock market to bet that the iron ore rout has further to run. Two of the five most-shorted companies in the nation’s benchmark equity index are producers of the commodity, while bearish bets on Atlas Iron hit a record this month, market data shows. Short sellers…Details
I’d call it responsible gambling. And my main advice would be “don’t try this at home”. But I’d prefer to call this a reasoned wager. For me it was almost an investment. I made the bet in four instalments but I’d always planned to wage £900,000. I staggered it in the hope that the odds…Details