Sometimes its good to look at the participants in other asset classes just to get an idea that it is not only people involved in finance who are useless. I have to admit I find real estate fascinating in the ability of agents to be successful despite their absolute and total incompetence. For example I…Details
The quote in the title is attributed to Albert Einstein and I was reminded of it for two reasons. Firstly, I came across the following exchange last night – Thoreau to Emerson: “Simplify, simplify.” Emerson to Thoreau: “You didn’t need the second “simplify.” Secondly, our current crop of mentors are struggling through my part of…Details
Once upon a time I used to believe that trading was an information management profession but I have slowly begun to change my opinion. Trading has become a noise management profession – noise is everywhere in trading and its influence is becoming more pronounced as time marches on. When I first became interested in markets…Details
One of the biggest problems people have when they come to trading is the notion of self responsibility, people are so used to abrogating responsibility for their own lives to someone else that they literally do not know how to get into the drivers seat. This poses all sorts of problems because trading as a…Details
There is much talk around the google box that the current move in markets is a sign of an investment bubble. I am not so convinced – the moment markets actually go up people start screaming bubble followed by here comes the crash. Such cries are merely the emotional swings of hormonal market commentators. However,…Details
If you ever needed any convincing that Lance Armstrong was a sociopath and would have been well suited to working on Wall Street then check out this feature on him.
I came across this chart in this article about how British cycling coach Dave Brailsford turned British cycling into a world powerhouse dominating the last Olympics and producing the last two Tour De France winners. Brailsford set about his task but generating tiny almost imperceptible gains over long period of time . The chart below gives…Details