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.
Whilst my grasp of macro economics is about as good as Tony Abbotts grasp of evolution I do know that to have a mining boom you need two things and two thing only. Rising commodity prices and a booming customer. Everything is superfluous to the equation and can be discarded. This is the Shanghai Composite.…Details
The above title is not mine – I pinched it from a blog called Behavioural Macro that someone emailed me a link to. I used it because it is instructive of a number of failings that traders have. The blog this headline comes from is a contradiction – supposedly a blog with a leaning toward behavioural…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
Last night I caught a snippet on Woodside calling it quits on a prject in WA. Ordinarily this wouldn’t worry me but I was intrigued by all the crap speak that surrounded the event. So I went in search of what was actually happening. – Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has decided against using the Western Australian…Details
Neatly encapsulated in this video are all the things NOT to do. Top of the list should be DONT LISTEN TO ANYTHING YOU SEE ON TV
I could watch people make dicks of themselves all day……..
From The Economist – Some revisions may be down to cock-up but a closer look hints at conspiracy. Counter-intuitively, most fixes aim to make performance look worse than originally stated. That is probably because two-thirds of funds charge performance fees only if they are at or above their highest valuations. Eager to bring forward the time…Details