Trading Lessons From The Macro Tourist (Kevin Muir)

At ChatWithTraders.com, there’s a whole lot of wonderful interviews of successful traders/investors done via podcasts. It is an invaluable source of insights and a great asset to many of us actively involved in the markets! While I’ve earlier reviewed the podcast with Dario Mofardin, this episode with Kevin Muir is another one helpful to anyone learning … More Trading Lessons From The Macro Tourist (Kevin Muir)

Homer’s Odyssey: a Lesson for Investors!

While I was serving my term of mandatory military service in the Singapore Armed Forces, I read a piece of classical Western literature that was breathtaking in its scope and entirety. ‘The Odyssey’ from the Greek poet Homer captivated my imagination of a world of brave warriors, spectacular battles, treacherous seas, and perilous journeys across … More Homer’s Odyssey: a Lesson for Investors!

Lessons from Soros’ Quantum Fund! Part II

In the first article of this series, we covered the philosophy and mindset of Soros’ Quantum Fund. We learnt about (i) Soros’ belief of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, (ii) his attitudes towards risks (that its omnipresent and has to be managed in relative and subjective degrees), and (iii) his ruthless obsession about the bottom line. In this … More Lessons from Soros’ Quantum Fund! Part II

Merrill’s Marauders – an inspiration for the retail investor!

Some time back I subscribed to a military history publication from the United States known as ‘Armchair General‘. Being a military history buff (geek), I recall that I would regularly engross myself with the print magazine sent to my house whenever I found the time to. Among the many issues I’ve read, the January 2011 … More Merrill’s Marauders – an inspiration for the retail investor!

Review of ‘Long & Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager’

Investor Lawrence Creatura recently published a book where he shared his insights from more than 2-decades worth of valuable experience. The author titled his book: ‘Long & Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager‘. Reading such books allows one to shorten the learning curve by learning from the experience of others, so I decided to give the book … More Review of ‘Long & Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager’

Review of “How to Make Money with Global Macro”

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”

Investment Lessons from Investor Colm O’Shea

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

‘Carmen’ by the New York City Opera… & behavioural finance lessons?

What has George Bizet’s “Carmen” got to do with investing and behavioural finance? That was what my mind conceived when I attended an event organised by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association and R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management at Raffles Hotel on a lovely Wednesday evening in early November. All the way from Manhattan, the New York … More ‘Carmen’ by the New York City Opera… & behavioural finance lessons?

Review of ‘Global Macro Trading’ from Greg Gliner

With praises from market commentator Marc Faber, Byron Wien and Anthony Scaramucci, I had to snap up a copy for my own study and reference given the lack of books on global macro investing. I have to say that this particular one from money manager Greg Gliner is a neat, prescient and useful guide on the art of … More Review of ‘Global Macro Trading’ from Greg Gliner