Technical analysis is a broad church that runs from high powered quants who scan reams of data looking patterns and anomalies to the near religious zealotry of Gann followers to simpletons like me who merely want to know if the trend appears to be up or down. Unfortunately, this broadness brings with it problems as…Details
Whilst having lunch this headline from the Melbourne Age lobbed onto my screen. I was going to write a piece on narrative fallacies, false beliefs, postdictive errors, and general incompetence. You know all the usual stuff I go on about when I play whack-a-mole with analysts heads but I decided to opt for the old…Details
One of the things that has always interested me in humans is the desire to partition the world into little segments that are easy to understand, my view has always been that most of these dichotomies are false and are simply a mechanism of delineating groups into good and bad. Of course, everyone who splits…Details
A little while ago I wrote a piece on whether adding information to a trading system increased its fidelity and in one of those happy little coincidences that sometimes occur in life the following arrived courtesy of Facebook.
Sometimes you see comments that make you put your head on the side and develop a quizzical look, much like a labrador contemplating the origin of calculus debate….was it Leibniz or Newton? The comment that caused this was a throwaway line saying that this was the worst market depression we had ever seen, I immediately…Details
I snipped this out of the WSJ as the majority of the article is hidden behind a paywall but the introductory paragraph gives you the general idea. More here – The Wall Street Journal PS Not so well off folks can also be clueless about such things. Many years ago my recently divorced neighbour knocked…Details