July - September 2009 articles archive home
The synchronous lateral excitation of markets
Within minutes of the official opening of The Millennium Bridge by the Queen in June 2000, the footway started to tilt and sway alarmingly, forcing some of the pedestrians to cling to the side rails. The authorities closed the bridge, claiming too many people were using it.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 ... more
The wisdom of nearly forty years in the game.
William Eckhardt is a commodities and futures trader and fund manager who began trading in 1974 after dropping out of a doctoral research programme at the University of Chicago. In 1991 he launched Eckhardt Trading Company (ETC) an alternative investment management firm.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 ... more
Politicians, like psychopaths
In June this year the LA Times reported on a study conducted by Jim Kouri, vice president of the AMERICAN National Association of Chiefs of Police, that revealed politicians share many of the personality traits common to psychopathic serial killers
Friday, September 25, 2009 ... more
Why we haven't seen the worst yet
Robert Toru Kiyosaki, best known for his Rich Dad, Poor Dad series of motivational books, dispenses financial advice in a weekly column, "Why the Rich Get Richer", on Yahoo! Finance.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 ... more
It’s about being right enough of the time
Some people are convinced that being right is the single most important prerequisite for success in the stock market. Others will try to persuade you that they’re right nearly all the time. In which case you’re either talking to the world's best investor; someone who’s enjoying a classic case of ‘beginner’s luck’ or a liar.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 ... more
Do you have what it takes?
“Honesty, we argue, is the best policy. And yet in much of our lives, dishonesty rules.” Says Dustin Wax at Stepcase Lifehack. “Salespeople lie about the benefits of one product over another, or about how useful those “extended service plans” really are. Partners lie about whether they liked dinner, or about what they did last night after work. Employees lie about the reason a project is overdue.”
Friday, September 18, 2009 ... more
Advice from top fund managers Thursday, September 17, 2009
On options & buy-backs Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Money’s timeless money rules Tuesday, September 15, 2009
O’Rourke wasn’t meant to be taken seriously. Friday, September 11, 2009
The subversive techniques of false prophets Thursday, September 10, 2009
The trouble with success Wednesday, September 9, 2009
lessons from investment fables. Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Why we can’t think straight. Friday, September 4, 2009
Often surprised at where we end up Thursday, September 3, 2009
Size of a CEO's ego and fraud Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Correlation isn't causation Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Is talent overrated? Friday, August 28, 2009
How did common-sense investing get us in this fix? Thursday, August 27, 2009
Is Joel’s Magic Formula still beating the market? Wednesday, August 26, 2009
More one-liners from Jesse Livermore Tuesday, August 25, 2009
On the question of whether or not there is a dog. Friday, August 21, 2009
The most important formula in investing? Thursday, August 20, 2009
Heuristics: Why it's so simple for trend traders Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Everyone needs an edge Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Spinning the numbers Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Why is it so difficult to say sorry? Friday, August 14, 2009
The importance of volume Thursday, August 13, 2009
The Market, unlike the economy Wednesday, August 12, 2009
T Harv Eker divulges Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Friday, August 7, 2009
Realists see things clearly, but most of us don't. Thursday, August 6, 2009
The challenge of correct statistical reasoning. Wednesday, August 5, 2009
One-liners: Some of the best advice you’ll ever get. Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Depression, the Aftermath of Credit Expansion. Friday, July 31, 2009
John Bogle's warning on the danger of numbers Thursday, July 30, 2009
The truth be told, as unpalatable as that may be. Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The psychology of going against the crowd Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Success: more than just a type of house or car. Friday, July 24, 2009
Value Investing 101: from Prof Greenwald at Columbia Thursday, July 23, 2009
Beware the market-share and asset-growth trap. Wednesday, July 22, 2009
More trading rules from great traders. Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Extracts from Benjamin Franklin's Way to Wealth Friday, July 17, 2009
Peter Lynch’s investor test still serves as good advice Thursday, July 16, 2009
The history of money in less than 500 words Wednesday, July 15, 2009
In case you’re maybe thinking of turning bullish. Tuesday, July 14, 2009
An economist’s explanation for your boss’ salary. Friday, July 10, 2009
How we know the invisible hand is still there. Thursday, July 9, 2009
An abbreviated version of Berkshire’s recipe for success Wednesday, July 8, 2009
What’s great about it and why you need to stay detached. Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Beware of witch doctors in white coats, carrying stethoscopes. Friday, July 3, 2009
Why are companies so quick to cut back when trouble hits? Thursday, July 2, 2009
Needed: a 20-year perspective and a reason why they'll go up Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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