Tag Archives: volatility

Stocks & Bonds…the next 100 years.

Trying to determine investment strategy hinges on a seemingly impossible exercize.  Namely, predicting what the world will be like.  The most important metrics are interest rates and real rates of return for the more critical asset class alternatives.  Despite our … Continue reading

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Money Flows and Regulatory Overkill!

I was reading an interesting article about the U.S. JOBS (Jumpstart our Business Act) which in effect begins to unwind some of the so-called “investor protection” constraints imposed by the excessive reactionary measures contained in the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank laws.  … Continue reading

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The FOLLY of Risk Management

Every closet economist knows that risk is the most difficult concept to put a number to.  Most modelling relies on various (historic or predicted) estimates of volatility, but volatility is a very funny thing.  We often forget, especially during economic … Continue reading

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MARKET CORRECTION — The day after you buy stocks!

FORECAST – Sunny with Chance of Showers I was asked to speak at the Alternative Investment Conference in Calgary over the weekend. As you know, I don’t believe in predictions (for reasons covered at length in my new book); I … Continue reading

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Research In Motion, Short Selling & Slavery!

I’d like to begin by highlighting an excellent comment that was recently posted by Richard – the comment was concerning an older post entitled “Short sellers are the muggers of the financial industry.” “cheers Mal – hey your comments on … Continue reading

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