Wednesday, March 3, 2021   11:06:42 AM
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Two of the great classics on investing that are truly a joy to read, Where Are The Customers Yachts?, by Fred Schwed Jr. was published in 1940, and the Money Game written by Oxford-and-Harvard-trained George Goodman under the pseudonym of Adam Smith was published in 1967.
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SPACs
America still leads the world in one thing: inflating speculative bubbles using gibberish finance acronyms. With the 2008 crash, the job was finding ways to explain Collateralized Debt Obligations, Credit Default Swaps, and other acronymic ...
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Truthful answers
How do most people make money with shares? They don’t. And what if you think you’re not like most people? You’re most likely wrong. Why do share prices fluctuate? Share prices keep going up as long as you’re thinking of buying ...
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Bromides
“Time honoured bromides” on risk from Howard Marks: The market awards appropriate risk premiums – The truth is that investors’ risk-averseness fluctuates between too much and too little. When it’s the latter, scepticism and conservatism ...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Commodities cycle
The four phases that make up the capital cycle in the commodities sector: Boom - The market environment is positive for the industry's producers (supply), as there is an unsatisfied demand in the market, which causes a rise in the commodity prices ...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Short selling
It's a valuable strategic tool that allows you to profit on weak companies as well as strong ones, and in bad markets as well as good ones. But there is a caveat. You really have to understand what you're doing because what you're betting against ...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Sentimental
Alone, the female orca, also known as a killer whale, circles her small, shallow tank stopping only to surface and open her mouth as trainers drop in dead fish. She thinks of a time when she shared her tank with her children. But they are ...
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Friday, February 19, 2021
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a non-financial read ...
The tech oligarchs have not produced a coherent political manifesto laying out their vision for the future. Yet it's clear that the IT elite share some ideas that add up to a common agenda. In the developing technocratic worldview there's little place for upward mobility, except within the charmed circle at the top.
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the Bottom Line ...
In 1609, a merchant contracted to sell shares in the Dutch East India Company in the future, sending the company’s share price into a plunge. A year later, the authorities imposed the world’s first ban on short selling. Short sellers, or “shorts,” have been blamed for almost every financial crisis in the 400 plus years since the Dutch episode.
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