‘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?

Portfolio strategy for 4Q 2016: Watch the USD for cues

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

Reflexivity detected in Financial Markets – look out!

The famous investor George Soros is well-known for a theory of his known as ‘Reflexivity’. He has used this theory of his as a framework to manage his investment firm and to build a fortune over the years from the financial markets. So what exactly is Reflexivity? Here’s the man himself explaining it in his … More Reflexivity detected in Financial Markets – look out!