I once learnt futures trading under an ex-investment professional who was with Temasek and later in the hedge fund industry. While I adapted my style and strategy over the years, there was one valuable piece of advise that I held to heart till this day. Over lunch once, he talked about the famous macro investor … Continue reading Soros, Reflexivity & the Aussie Housing Market (Quick Thoughts)
In the first and second articles of this 3-part series, we covered the philosophy and the investment principles and strategies of the famous Quantum Fund ran by billionaire investor George Soros. In this third episode, we will cover the management principles of this legendary firm. (I) Be part of a global 'intelligence network' One advantage … Continue reading Lessons from Soros’ Quantum Fund – Part III
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 … Continue reading Lessons from Soros’ Quantum Fund! Part II
The Quantum Group of Funds is one of the most successful hedge funds in history. Built by uberinvestor George Soros, it was only recently overtaken by Bridgewater Associates according to Institutional Investor. While he has since retired and transformed his firm into a privately-run family office, there is a tremendous amount that active investors can … Continue reading Lessons from Soros’ Quantum Fund! Part I
2016 was a year of ups and downs and many unexpected events, but they are merely symptoms of the signs of the times.. If any, 2017 would probably be tumultuous as well, and as global macro investors, we are rewarded and protected by being opportunistic, nimble and adaptable. Like the famous Bruce Lee used to … Continue reading Review of 2016 & my thoughts for 2017
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 … Continue reading Portfolio strategy for 4Q 2016: Watch the USD for cues
Legendary investor Jim Rogers is back with his sixth book: “Street Smarts – Adventures on the Road and in the Markets”! Published in the spring of 2013, this book is a recollection and a self-styled memoir of Rogers’ own life, investment experiences and his observations from his many travels around the globe. While there were … Continue reading Insights From “Street Smarts – Adventures on the Road & in the Markets”
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 … Continue reading Reflexivity detected in Financial Markets – look out!
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!
May 1945. The Soviet Red Flag of the sickle and hammer flew over the Reichstag in Berlin. The guns of war fell silent for the first time since September 1939. As the Allies declared Victory in Europe (VE), Japan remained the sole Axis member to resist the Allied nations (led by the United States and … Continue reading When will the BOJ commit Seppuku?