There are many ways to make money in the financial markets. No matter the investment philosophy and strategy, getting risk management right is crucial if investors want to survive for the long haul. What better way to find out more about the subject than from a veteran practitioner. There are thousands of podcasts available for … Continue reading Wondering how to manage investment risk? Here’s some advice from veteran Aaron Brown
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
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
Billionaire investor Howard Marks is one of those rare people whose words pack a rare combination of wisdom and elegant common sense. When he speaks, both Wall Street and Main Street listens. He is most well-known for his letters to his clients, affectionately known as the 'Oaktree Memos', which have been compiled into a book … Continue reading Want to become a successful investor? Howard Marks explains how!
Anthony Bolton is one of Britain's most well-known investors. He has managed money professionally for close to 3 decades at asset management firm Fidelity Investments. And during those many years at the helm of the Fidelity Special Situations Fund, he has achieved an average annualised return of 20%! Bolton shared his wealth of experience in … Continue reading Anthony Bolton’s Insights On Investing
Investor Lawrence Creatura recently published a book where he shared his insights from more than 2-decades worth of valuable experience. The author titled his book: 'Long & Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager'. Reading such books allows one to shorten the learning curve by learning from the experience of others, so I decided to give the book … Continue reading Review of ‘Long & Short: Confessions of a Portfolio Manager’
New Media Investment Group (NEWM) is an American company that invests in media services and digital marketing. The company emerged out of bankruptcy in 2014 (formerly GateHouse Media), and is managed by private equity titan Fortress Group. I came across this company while reading one of Macro Ops' letters; a savvy community of global macro investors which I … Continue reading New Media Investment Group – a potential turnaround story?
There aren't many investment books out there that offer thoughts about shorting stocks, since shorting is generally viewed as taboo (which is a misguided connotation since there's a great amount of empirical evidence to suggest that enabling short activity allows capital markets to be more efficient). Thus, there is a great deal of value to … Continue reading Dead Companies Walking – A Review
In its September policy update, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) announced that it's tweaking its framework to "Quantitative & Qualitative Easing with Yield Curve Control", with 2 major components: Yield curve control: "the bank will control short-term and long-term interest rates" Inflation-overshooting commitment: "the bank commits itself to expanding the monetary base until the year-on-year … Continue reading The BOJ’s new framework may mean that the Yen may become Confetti some day…
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!