Foreign exchange rates are notoriously difficult to predict over the short term, because there’s a great deal of volume traded across the world by many various players (governments, corporations, individuals, etc) for all sorts of reasons. However, they are easier to see over a longer term period as they are the reflection of the interactions of … More Betting on the Czech Koruna & the Mundell-Fleming Trilemma
There aren’t many investment books out there that offer thoughts about shorting stocks, since shorting is generally viewed as taboo (which is a misguided connotation since there’s a great amount of empirical evidence to suggest that enabling short activity allows capital markets to be more efficient). Thus, there is a great deal of value to … More Dead Companies Walking – A Review
After reviewing Greg Gliner’s “Global Macro Trading” earlier, I thought I’ll work my way on another book. There aren’t many books on global macro and macro investing out there, so Javier Gonzalez’s new book – “How to Make Money with Global Macro” naturally piped my interest to work through it. I got it via Fishpond.com, … More Review of “How to Make Money with Global Macro”
Over the past 2 decades, a more interconnected and intertwined world have allowed capital to flow easily across borders, leading to rising correlations among asset classes that were once thought to be totally disconnected or unrelated to one another. One such area is the grain market, where the increasing usage of bio-fuels as well as … More Are Grains bottoming out?
Cornwall Capital’s Jamie Mai’s interview in Jack Schwager’s ‘Hedge Fund Market Wizards‘ is probably one of the most insightful that I’ve found in this indispensable book. Mai is documented under the chapter of ‘Multistrategy Players’ among other investors like Edward Thorp and Michael Platt. To provide the context, Mai was one of those who successfully navigated the … More My main takeways from market wizard Jamie Mai
2016 was a year of ups and downs and many unexpected events, but they are merely symptoms of the signs of the times.. If any, 2017 would probably be tumultuous as well, and as global macro investors, we are rewarded and protected by being opportunistic, nimble and adaptable. Like the famous Bruce Lee used to … More Review of 2016 & my thoughts for 2017
2016’s been accepted as a watershed year: a year where we saw a rise in populism in the West. There’s been countless articles and commentaries written on this rather (un)eventful year, so I shall not add to the existing pile. As global macro investors, we are well aware that developments in the political realm can lead to changes … More Investing in an age of populism…