Imagine losing 80% or more while, all around you, investors are basking in the glory of one of the biggest bull markets in history. Imagine racking up year after year of losses while stocks are going up nearly 400%. That’s what it’s like to run a short-selling fund that hedges against the risk of a…Details
Just as December is the month when financial experts…..sorry dickheads make total fools of themselves by making worthless predictions for the upcoming year so January is the month where everybody bangs on about how January predicts the year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t; it is yet another zombie idea that has taken root in the financial community…Details
The World Federation of Exchanges (yes there is such a thing) keeps a wonderful stockpile of statistics you can trawl through to your hearts content. One that stood out for me was the percentage of the markets capitalisation that was concentrated in the top 5% of stocks. I dropped this data into Excel and generated…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
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
I caught a piece in Bloomberg this morning that had FX traders lamenting the lack of volatility in FX markets this year and using that as an excuse for their lack of profitability. Upon seeing this I thought to myself that this sounds awfully familiar amd it does – it is the classic I dont…Details