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)

Why I Believe In Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain, but why I’m not buying now

At the height of the Industrial Revolution that started in the United Kingdom (UK), the railroads were once thought to be ‘game changers’. After the invention of the steam engine and the locomotive, railroads took off as they start to replace the traditional roads and paths of commuters. Instead of the slow and rather painful way of … More Why I Believe In Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain, but why I’m not buying now

The “Decade of the Central Banks”

Throughout the history of financial markets, various colourful and interesting personalities are known to dominate various time periods, appearing as ‘wizards’ or narrative icons of dominating market trends in those times. Think about the 1980s for a moment. Both Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were sworn into office in the United States and in Great Britain … More The “Decade of the Central Banks”

US Utilities: time to be cautious?

From the perspective of a long term investor, utilities’ stocks are generally viewed as low-risk and conservative investments (not hot or sexy or trendy). Why? Utility companies are capital-intensive, tend to operate under government regulations and licensing (which allows them to enjoy oligopolistic/monopolistic features) and provide services that are indispensable to the well-being of a … More US Utilities: time to be cautious?