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03
JUN
2016
Terminal Down

Funny Video About Stop Placement

Not funny really. It is too true to be funny but please enjoy. Click Hold  Thanks to NathanTucci
01
JUN
2016

What is Advanced Technical Analysis?

nearly 15 years now, I have run courses, mainly in technical analysis, at all levels teaching institutional traders, portfolio managers, analysts, corporate and bank treasuries, commodities, particularly energy, hedgers. Many many people from many asset classes and levels. Most...
26
MAY
2016
What next for the dollar?

Where’s next for the US dollar? But Wait…We Do Not Know

I saw and interesting piece of quant research by a very well respected investment bank which looks at the performance before and after a rate hike. It draws so conclusions and admits some mixed results in its analysis. The conclusion and headline is: “The Trade Weighted US...
24
MAY
2016
The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden

I am so excited: Fibonacci at the Chelsea Flower Show

Today, Tuesday is Members Day and I am off to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This year  I am really excited. Dvaid  Harding’s Winton Capital have sponsored The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden.  I expect to see lots of Fibonacci shapes in the design but nature itself will...
18
MAY
2016
Which is longer? Which looks longer?

Yet Another Reason Trading Is So Difficult: The Waterfall Effect

I have known it for a long time, staring at the screens makes me see movements which are not actually there. Like the optical illusion of the two arrows, the illusion is always present even though I know the lines are the same. Try as I might, I cannot get my brain to correct its...
17
MAY
2016
CISI-training-provider

The CISI announces deal with the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria

The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS) has confirmed a partnership deal with the CISI, which will involve the two Institutes focusing on the areas of integrity and continuing professional development (CPD) The 2,000 strong CIS membership will be given the...
03
MAY
2016

Thrilled: Over 100 professionals attend my presentation on the little island of Guernsey

I was really pleased to have an audience of 117 for my: Bulls, Bears, We Are All Sheep presentation at the CISI.org chapter in Guernsey. It was the subject, Behavioural Finance that pulled them in of course. But I was flattered. They even arranged a lovely sunny day. This is the...
23
MAR
2016
Source Bloomberg

Knife Catching for Professionals – Calling the Oil Price Low

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced the oil price may have made a bottom. The oil price is a graveyard of experts who have called the low. Catching a falling knife is clearly a very dangerous occupation.   The following bodies have been found so far: Andy...
29
FEB
2016
Warren Buffett

Berkshire Holdings Will Be All Right In The Long Run

In Berkshire Hathaway’s latest update published Saturday, Warren Buffett reiterated support for his massive holdings in IBM, Wells Fargo & Co. and Coca-Cola Co. He says, , they “possess excellent businesses and are run by managers who are both talented and...
29
FEB
2016
Currencies Race To The Bottom

Currency Wars, The Race to the Bottom – The Story So Far

The best remembered frenzy of competitive devaluations in history came during the Great Depression, as countries were in an unseemly hurry to abandon the gold standard. Until its collapse in 1971, the Bretton Woods system prevented a repeat of such tit-for-tat strategies by...