An incredible year for global health 1. This year, the World Health Organisation unveiled a new vaccine that’s cheap and effective enough to end cholera, one of humanity’s greatest ever killers. New York Times 2. Cancer deaths have dropped by 25% in the United States since 1991, saving more than 2 million lives. Breast cancer deaths have fallen…Details
According to the media and no doubt fuelled by press releases from the industry itself, superannuation funds are run by geniuses.We know this because they have been trumpeting the fact that they have a a not so crappy year. Note, they have not had a brilliant year where the majority of funds out performed the…Details
The old aphorism of a picture paints a thousand words is like most sayings chronically overused but sometimes a simple graphic comes along that explains the future with remarkable clarity. The following chart is one such image. Source – Medium The fall in both jobs and oil rigs in 2015 was a function of the…Details
The following graphic looks at 122 years of Dow Returns. You can find the original here at Albert Bridge Capital. Initially it looks like another infographic that looks pretty but doesn’t say much. However, there are are some interesting points to be drawn from spending a bit of time simply looking at the data. The…Details
Chasing bubbles during the last stages of their formation results in a much lower return to risk ratio as it is shown below with examples from bitcoin and Amazon stock. Venture capitalists understand diminishing returns and usually cash in after an IPO. But many investors and traders are deceived by charts that appear exponential to…Details
Its that time of the year again when we have a look at the annual table of results for various instruments which has been cobbled together from various sources.
One of the difficulties that new investors face is the extraordinary range of investing strategies that are presented to them. These strategies are often presented as gospel from what new traders would perceive to be sources of authority. One of the oldest chestnuts that I absolutely abhor is the notion of dollar cost averaging which…Details
I got bounced the chart below this morning because as the person who sent it to me said its The Most Important Chart on Investing You’ll Ever See. I only had the image so I traced it back to here. The chart itself simply shows the relative length of bull and bear markets in the S&P 500…Details