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
Colm O’Shea, who is the founder and CIO of London-based COMAC Capital, was once interviewed in Jack Schwager’s “Hedge Fund Market Wizards” – a brilliant and epic book for readers interested in understanding the minds of various types of hedge fund managers and the way they approach the financial markets. Here are some of my main … More Investment Lessons from Investor Colm O’Shea
At ChatWithTraders.com, we are able to listen to wonderful interviews of successful traders and investors done via podcasts. It is an invaluable source of insights and a great asset to many of us actively involved in the markets! As a discretionary macro investor, an interview that stood out to me was the podcast with Dario … More Ways of a global macro trader: Interview with Dario Mofardin
As the legendary Soros declares above: investing is never about making predictions, it is about making probability-adjusted bets. Hence global macro investors tend to map out scenarios and devise action plans to deal with uncertainty in the financial markets. The US Dollar is a mega trend that has to be observed closely by virtue of the … More Portfolio strategy for 4Q 2016: Watch the USD for cues
Many commodity prices have somewhat rebounded in 2016 following a general decline in prices since 2013. While many investors have focused on crude oil as well as the shiny yellow metal gold, a commodity that may have been overlooked by the community is sugar. After a slow and gradual decline prices, sugar has bottomed in … More Sugar – Multi-year bull market or just an extended rally?