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28
DEC
2013
Bad Santa

Avoid Economists this Christmas

‘If you put two economists in a room, you get two opinions, unless one of them is Lord Keynes, in which case you get three.’ As Winston Churchill noted, economists rarely agree on anything. And the topic of Christmas should be no different. Here is our guide to the macroeconomics...
09
DEC
2013

Women tend to make better investments than men

Terry Odean, a University of California professor, has studied stock picking by gender for more than two decades. A seven-year study found single female investors outperformed single men by 2.3 percent, female investment groups outperformed male counterparts by 4.6 percent and...
22
NOV
2013
Intelligent Trader

Bob Farrell’s 10 Investing Rules

I don’t usually recommend people’s investment rules as they are often just a list of snappy platitudes – buy low, sell high – and of no value. These though come from one of the founders of the Market Technicians Association. The commentary is very good and...
30
OCT
2013

What’s Wrong With Economics?

The question of whether mainstream (neoclassical) economics as a discipline is fit for purpose is well-trodden ground, particularly on the internet. However, popular debates often focus on either policies or on specific theories, instead of economist’s approach as a whole....
16
OCT
2013
Happy invesotor

‘We want coaching,’ say high-fliers

I offer coaching services to a very limited number of clients. I have seen more demand for this service often from firms wanting traders hand held in their early stages of trading or help with ‘off form’ traders. Acceptance of coaching in the professional trading area...
04
OCT
2013

Investing would suffer without derivatives

A ‘finance-fiction’ study – What would be the consequences of banning derivatives from the asset management industry? In a finance-fiction study called “The Unintended Consequences of Banning Derivatives in Asset Management”, Alessandro Beber, Finance professor at Cass...
09
AUG
2013
Got it wrong

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned About Investing from Daniel Kahneman

Posed by Scott. Some thought-provoking sense here. http://25iq.com/2013/07/18/a-dozen-things-ive-learned-about-investing-from-daniel-kahneman/?goback=%2Egde_3863963_member_264550734.