October - December 2005 articles archive home
Every Year
Each year, on the 1st January, we replace Old Man Time with a precocious but lovable Baby New Year ...
Friday, December 30, 2005 ... more
John Maynard Keynes, apparently made a fortune in the market - for himself and his college - in half an hour every morning from his bed.
Thursday, December 29, 2005 ... more
In God they trust
It’s seldom said that religious types live dangerously, but it seems that they may do when it comes to crossing roads.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 ... more
Investment 101
"I believe there is one word that every person in America has to understand: and that is risk. Risk is an indispensable part of our capital markets."
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 ... more
Who knows?
"Under the right circumstances," argues James Surowiecki, "groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them."

Thursday, December 22, 2005 ... more
Land of (limited?) opportunity
US diplomat Adlai E Stevenson once said, "In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes."
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 ... more
Born to be …?
A study reported in the New Scientist magazine, suggests our genes exert the strongest influence over how nice - or socially responsible - we are.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 ... more
Not a casino
Time is the dominant factor in gambling. It transforms risk, and the nature of risk is shaped by the time horizon.
Monday, December 19, 2005 ... more
Excuse the dumbness, but …
The Washington Post has claimed that in a huge economy, the destruction of even an entire city's worth of capital stock represents only a modest financial blow ...
Thursday, December 15, 2005 ... more
Smart, but …
Or could it be that Mr Buffett is simply prejudiced? If so, it might explain why he also said: "There was a time when I had no money and lots of ideas ..."
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 ... more
Then again
Confirmation bias - that phenomenon that makes us seek out the evidence that confirms our believes while ignoring or trivialising that which disconfirms them.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 ... more
Greed and fear, yet again
You often hear how investors buy at the top of a bull run and sell at the bottom of a bear ... I'd rather bet on somebody starting out with a few thousand dollars ...
Monday, December 12, 2005 ... more
The value of experts
But, while Armstrong provided significant evidence to support the view that expertise is in fact useless in forecasting change, few people pay attention to it.
Friday, December 9, 2005 ... more
Why it’s difficult Thursday, December 8, 2005
Flap-proof Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Too smart by far Tuesday, December 6, 2005
Investing in art Monday, December 5, 2005
Might even be true Friday, December 2, 2005
What it takes Thursday, December 1, 2005
For what it’s worth Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Why he still matters Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Those to avoid Monday, November 28, 2005
How foolish? Friday, November 25, 2005
Sure, why not? Thursday, November 24, 2005
In whom we trust Wednesday, November 23, 2005
How popular? Tuesday, November 22, 2005
A question of timing Monday, November 21, 2005
Yeah, still cool Friday, November 18, 2005
Ask yourself. Thursday, November 17, 2005
In case you’re hyper Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Bad news coming? Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Vintage Bernstein Monday, November 14, 2005
Herding tornadoes Friday, November 11, 2005
Wrong reasons to buy Thursday, November 10, 2005
Truth about Oil Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Who’d have thought? Tuesday, November 8, 2005
You hate it? Great! Monday, November 7, 2005
That’s all? Friday, November 4, 2005
What, free will? Thursday, November 3, 2005
Should we be worried? Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Waging the dog Tuesday, November 1, 2005
No big thing? Monday, October 31, 2005
Good news, hey? Friday, October 28, 2005
The cost of fear Thursday, October 27, 2005
Oh, shucks Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Who’d do that? Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Rethinking market fluctuations Monday, October 24, 2005
Lloyds Friday, October 21, 2005
Wanted: Psychopaths Thursday, October 20, 2005
Contrary to expectations Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Too much goodwill? Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Going short Monday, October 17, 2005
What they reveal Friday, October 14, 2005
Vic’s mistake Thursday, October 13, 2005
What wasn’t said Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Some concerns Tuesday, October 11, 2005
In search of inner-conflict Monday, October 10, 2005
In Fletch’s day Friday, October 7, 2005
Go figure Thursday, October 6, 2005
A simple solution Wednesday, October 5, 2005
It’s different now Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Trying not to be biased Monday, October 3, 2005
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