An old Tuscan proverb claims that "after the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box". Would the upcoming elections in Italy turn out to be as what the proverb claims? Political uncertainties have gripped Europe since the fated Brexit vote, and Italy is widely seen to be a poster child of … Continue reading Italian Elections – Il problema?
Playing Brexit: Long Euro & short Sterling
The Brits are officially leaving the European Union (EU), following the invoking of Article 50 and British envoy Tim Barrow handling a letter to the EU Council on the 29th of March 2017. An informative book on the subject is explored by Roger Bootle of Capital Economics, and I've found it to be highly instrumental … Continue reading Playing Brexit: Long Euro & short Sterling
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 … Continue reading En Garde! Playing the French Elections & a Frexit?
My takeaways from Warren Buffett’s latest letter
The most famous investor of the world released his widely-anticipated letter to his shareholders last weekend. I typically enjoy reading Mr Buffett's letters as its sprinkled with bits of business wisdom and management tips allover, wrapped with his casual-like tone and occasional humour. Here are some of my main takeaways from the CEO of Berkshire … Continue reading My takeaways from Warren Buffett’s latest letter
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, … Continue reading Review of “How to Make Money with Global Macro”
Investing in an age of populism…
2016's been accepted as a watershed year: a year where we saw a rise in populism in the West. There's been countless articles and commentaries written on this rather (un)eventful year, so I shall not add to the existing pile. As global macro investors, we are well aware that developments in the political realm can lead to changes … Continue reading Investing in an age of populism…
Is Defense a growth industry in Asia-Pacific?
When well-known talk show host Charlie Rose sat down with the late Lee Kuan Yew (the first Prime Minister of Singapore) back in early 2009, he asked Mr Lee what he would like to convey or ask the newly-elected US president Barrack Obama. Mr Lee's question to President Obama was direct and surreptitiously grim: "How would you defend … Continue reading Is Defense a growth industry in Asia-Pacific?
Interested in Global Macro Investing? This course may help!
Just like myself, you may have heard of the term "global macro" before, and may be unsure of what it exactly means. And you have every right to be unsure. There aren't many resources and material out there for one to find out more (think of all the numerous amounts of books/courses on value investing), … Continue reading Interested in Global Macro Investing? This course may help!