When I first started dabbling in the financial markets years ago, it wasn't a pleasant experience. I made money at first but eventually lost it all, and losing one's hard-earned savings was a heart-wrenching experience. It made me doubt if I could ever become a successful investor (I know it sounds naive). While I saw … Continue reading These are the things I wish I knew before I started investing
Macro Investing Masterclass (John Burbank converses with Kyle Bass)
John Burbank III, founder of Passport Capital, is a well-known macro investor based out of San Francisco. He grew Passport from around $800,000 to an investment firm managing north of $3 billion at its height. He was also one of the few money managers who anticipated the subprime mortgage crisis in 2005 and actually … Continue reading Macro Investing Masterclass (John Burbank converses with Kyle Bass)
3 areas to steer clear of & 1 chart to monitor
The investment landscape is changing for the first time in 8 years. According to the IMF's data, America's economy is operating at if not above capacity (output gap closing), with a relatively tight labour market and leveraging by both corporations and households. A pickup in investment began early last year, as growth accelerated and companies … Continue reading 3 areas to steer clear of & 1 chart to monitor
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 … Continue reading Trading Lessons From The Macro Tourist (Kevin Muir)
A Great Podcast not to be missed
Swiss investor Felix Zulauf is a pioneer among global finance. He joint the industry before Wall Street became 'Wall Street'. He anticipated the great equity bull market in the early 1980s, made a killing for his clients during the infamous 1987 market crash, and foresaw the Asian Financial Crisis back in the 1990s. How brilliant … Continue reading A Great Podcast not to be missed
‘The Next Perfect Trade’ – a brilliant book on macro trading!
Continuing my never-ending pursuit of global macro education, I picked up an interesting book last year and was hooked to it immediately, reading it through in just one sitting: It's a fascinating insight into the process and lens of a successful discretionary macro trader, and the book is available on Amazon for purchase. Alex Gurevich was … Continue reading ‘The Next Perfect Trade’ – a brilliant book on macro trading!
Dr Jim Walker’s thoughts, & observations from Penang…
I recently attended a forum organised by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and SmartKarma, where an interesting guest speaker was invited for a keynote address. Dr Jim Walker of Asianomics, a witty Scottish economist based in Hong Kong who speaks with a semi-thick Scot accent, delivered an insightful presentation regarding the future prospects of Southeast Asian … Continue reading Dr Jim Walker’s thoughts, & observations from Penang…
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 … Continue reading Homer’s Odyssey: a Lesson for Investors!
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 … Continue reading Merrill’s Marauders – an inspiration for the retail investor!
2nd Quarter 2017 Review & Strategy for 2H 2017
The first half of 2017 is over, and my book remained almost unchanged from the end of 1Q 2017 to the end of June. I maintain my defensive stance, risking one-third of my usual sizing for any new positions and also gunning for lowly-correlated positions in terms of price structure as well as fundamental logic. … Continue reading 2nd Quarter 2017 Review & Strategy for 2H 2017