En Garde! Playing the French Elections & a Frexit?

En Garde! French citizens are once again heading to the polls in what is arguably 2017’s most widely and closely-watched high key political event: the French Presidential and Parliamentary Elections! At stake? Possibly the future of the European Union (EU). That’s because one of the potential candidates for the Presidency, Madame Marine Le Pen, is calling … More En Garde! Playing the French Elections & a Frexit?

Review of 1st Quarter 2017 & Portfolio Update

While it was a decent 3 months for both broad equity and bond markets, all my trades did not work out as expected and I cut all my initial positions that were initiated in January. Additionally, a couple of my positions that were USD-denominated also saw valuations affected by the slight weakening of the Dollar against … More Review of 1st Quarter 2017 & Portfolio Update

Betting on the Czech Koruna & the Mundell-Fleming Trilemma

Foreign exchange rates are notoriously difficult to predict over the short term, because there’s a great deal of volume traded across the world by many various players (governments, corporations, individuals, etc) for all sorts of reasons. However, they are easier to see over a longer term period as they are the reflection of the interactions of … More Betting on the Czech Koruna & the Mundell-Fleming Trilemma

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

Ways of a global macro trader: Interview with Dario Mofardin

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