Changing your habits is essential to getting the results you want. Here’s how

One of the most enjoyable things you can do on earth is to be in a bamboo garden. The beauty of a bamboo garden enthralls the senses. It isn’t just the greenery that is serene, but the mathematical, node-like structure of the plant is aesthetically pleasant to the eyes. The mild rustling of leaves as … More Changing your habits is essential to getting the results you want. Here’s how

Our subconscious desires could be a danger to the investing process – a reflection from Hamilton

When I was in London in June, I managed to catch the acclaimed American musical Hamilton amidst a relatively tight schedule and a cold summer rain. To be honest, I haven’t heard of it until a couple of people brought it up to me when I told them I was headed for the U.K. earlier … More Our subconscious desires could be a danger to the investing process – a reflection from Hamilton

This Horse-racing gambler earned almost a billion – here’s what he can teach us

One of the best articles that I’ve read in 2018 was a Bloomberg piece I opened while commuting in the subway on a rainy weekday. Kit Chellel’s ‘The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code’ was simply breath-taking. It chronicles the life of Mr Bill Benter, a swashbuckling horse-racing gambler born in Pittsburgh in the United … More This Horse-racing gambler earned almost a billion – here’s what he can teach us

‘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