Sunday, April 11, 2021   6:38:45 AM
Trillionaires have the right to create any kind of nonsense and offer it up for sale. You have the right to come to your senses and say, “You know what, I don’t actually need that shit, I need a job. I need to fix my car. I need to upgrade my apartment and not be embarrassed about my situation.”
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And while I’ve used “bubble” to describe extreme overvaluation in the past, rolling a snowball up a hill may be a better analogy. Similar to a market cycle, a snowball’s journey up a hill has a beginning and an end. At the bottom of the hill ...
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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time frames
When there is a stock-market boom, and everyone is scrambling for common stocks, take all your common stocks and sell them... No doubt the stocks you sold will go higher. Pay no attention to this – just wait for the depression which will come ...
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Learn & relearn
When it comes to examining the competitiveness of companies. Step number one is to look at the fundamental characteristics of each market that each part of the company is facing - in other words, to break it down into its two, three ...
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Narrative economics
In his book Narrative Economics, Yale economist Robert Shiller looks at how the stories we tell ourselves can change shared perceptions of events and shape economic behaviour. For example, narratives from the second half of the twentieth ...
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Thursday, April 1, 2021
In bubble territory
Investors are beginning to accept the notion that large swathes of the market are firmly in bubble territory. It appears the rising speculative fervour is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. Spotting bubbles is easy, navigating them ...
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
People ask Buffett how he values an investment, but a question like that is not meaningful. He does not do it any differently than an average investor. The real distinction is how Buffett equips himself with the right mental capacity to stick to ...
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
a non-financial read ...
A study from Goldsmiths, University of London, says the psychology used by magicians to deceive audiences can also be used to influence consumer choices. The research by psychologists Alice Pailhes and Gustav Kuhn - examines how magicians control their audiences' decisions - and how this can be applied to other areas.
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the Bottom Line ...
Hermit crabs rely on acquiring discarded shells for their protection and are constantly on the look-out for better shells. However, faced with environmental stress they prefer to stick with their old shell, however unsuitable, than risk moving to a new one.
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