But it could also be better….
Recently, I have seen some YTD returns and thought I would collate some of the more interesting ones into a dodgy table. The stand out performer is undoubtedly the Nikkei. Its amazing what you can do to an index when you attempt to do at least something to address inter generational economic problems. From my…Details
This fascinating little animation is from Nanex who monitor HFT trading. It looks at 0.5 of a second of trading in Johnson and Johnson. When watching it remember this is a 1/2 second which is less than the time between beats of your heart. I have included their explanation below the video. The bottom box…Details
Funny thing is I thought that according to this group derivatives were the spawn of the devil……oh but thats right they are only the spawn of the devil is you lose money doing it. I would guess so to is taking billions in bail out money was also pretty bad but WTF…. And for a…Details
Source : Bloomberg Businessweek
Courtesy of Joe P.
I was in the process of writing a piece on this very subject.As luck would have it someone has done a much better job.
If so here is your answer. I snipped this out of a conversation going on in the Mentor Program Alumni forum and as is my habit whenever someone makes a bold pronouncement regarding something like stops I like to dig a little deeper. On Baskin financials website they boast the following performance. At first glance…Details
During the recent global financial crisis, regulators, politicians and high-profile media coverage blamed short sellers for amplifying stock market downturns. Regulatory authorities in a number of countries imposed short-sale constraints aimed at preventing excessive stock market declines. This paper examines bans on selected financial stocks in six countries during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. These…Details