There are few things in life more frustrating than dealing with currencies. Maybe that is why so many people choose to ignore them altogether when it comes to their investment strategy. But sticking your head in the sand has rarely proven to be a successful strategy, a...

For those of us who like the financial markets for what they are, it is difficult to find true alternatives.  We all know the story about the equity markets in that they have gone up for a very long time. In fact, in the last 100 years, the Dow Jones Index (as one exam...


Thank you to Mrs M for asking us to present our thoughts on investing for children. “I have recently made a decision to put the money in a savings account, which will become fully accessible to my child when she turns 18. However, I am wondering whether it would be bet...

When you think about it, protecting your assets and trying to make gains is no different than a boxer trying not to get hit and winning a fight. Foremost, the focus is on protecting the most vital and vulnerable parts of the body. Surprisingly, that can be achieved wit...

People keep asking us, why is it that we don’t take views and pick stocks, for instance? Surely, there must be some value in analyzing historical data and seeing trends or cycles. There is, and we do use quantitative models in order to optimize our trading and risk man...

As we have so often pointed out, investing is really simple if you take it for what it is. You are taking a bet, which you believe has a (high) chance of working out in your favour, on a random set of outcomes. It is why investing is so often compared to gambling. True...

Equities are an amazing asset class. Not only have the markets gone up for more than 100 years, but also the way we buy shares of exchange traded companies and what we can do with them is simply mind-boggling. Nowadays, anyone can buy anything, anytime and from anywher...

We all know that being at the right place at the right time is what makes most great success stories. So too, as far as the world of investments is concerned, one not only has to get it right but also at the right time. The financial markets with the trillions of dolla...

The thing about investing is that there are always two sides to every trade, e.g. in order for one to buy something, another has to be willing to sell something at an agreed price. This creates an interesting dynamic, because the one buying thinks the price will go up,...

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