If there’s one thing to know soon, it’s MMT

MMT stands for ‘Modern Monetary Theory’, and it may be the next must-know term to know and understand before it becomes mainstream. OK, but what exactly is Modern Monetary Theory? The Roosevelt Institute published an article about it eight years ago, and it simply describes a school of thought in macro-economic thinking that revolves around … More If there’s one thing to know soon, it’s MMT

‘Less about fundamentals, more about risk management’ ~ podcast with Mark Dow

I follow a couple of macro investors out there and Mark Dow of ‘Behavioral Macro‘ is worth following. Dow was an economist with various stints in Wall Street institutions and even the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He currently manages a family office based out in Southern California. Futures Radio Show interviewed Dow at the beginning … More ‘Less about fundamentals, more about risk management’ ~ podcast with Mark Dow

A Personality-Driven Portfolio? Here’s a book on it

In an earlier post, I shared about what I wished I knew earlier before I started investing. Other than developing clear goals and having an investment philosophy, awareness of one’s own personality and temperament will go a long way in achieving success in financial markets. But how does one tailor the knowledge of one’s personality … More A Personality-Driven Portfolio? Here’s a book on it

Soros, Reflexivity & the Aussie Housing Market (Quick Thoughts)

I once learnt futures trading under an ex-investment professional who was with Temasek and later in the hedge fund industry. While I adapted my style and strategy over the years, there was one valuable piece of advise that I held to heart till this day. Over lunch once, he talked about the famous macro investor … More Soros, Reflexivity & the Aussie Housing Market (Quick Thoughts)

Reading about Adaptive Systems, Biology & Power Laws may improve your investing

In an astutely written article titled ‘The Expert Generalist – Why the Future Belongs to Polymaths‘, Zat Rana made a case for how the well-read and multi-disciplined generalist will outperform master specialists in an evolving world that is increasingly run by machines and artificial narrow intelligence. Rana emphasised that some of history’s greatest contributors like Aristotle and … More Reading about Adaptive Systems, Biology & Power Laws may improve your investing

Weekly Observations: Central Bankers as Gamemasters

An excerpt from a week’s journal: 20 August 2018: Observations & Thoughts Today was generally a risk-on environment, with Chinese equity indexes leading the way in Asia Pacific (Japan and South Korea lagged). Indian equities continued to climb higher. The Yuan has also somewhat stabilised and has strengthened against the USD since last week. Chinese … More Weekly Observations: Central Bankers as Gamemasters

Weekly Observations

An excerpt from a week’s journal: Weekend 4 – 5 August 2018: Observations & Thoughts What a crazy week of a series of risk-off days. It’s time to reassess the macro liquidity landscape: US high yield bond credit spreads remain under control and are still relatively tight: The Chicago Fed’s ANFC Index is still at … More Weekly Observations