The amount of money hedge funds control exceeds US$300 billion. In 2012, this figure was closer to US$39 billion. A real question has to be asked. Do we even need hedge funds?
How bad will the next crisis be? JPMorgan Chase & Co. has an idea. ‘A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked a plunge in markets and a raft of emergency measures, strategists at the bank have created a model aimed at gauging the timing and severity of the next financial crisis. And they reckon investors should pencil it in for 2020.
My aim is twofold: identify profitable trades for you, and develop your trading skills. People naturally think about the first goal. But the second is just as important.
Today, asset managers are again changing how they look at stock. Not only are they looking at charts and earnings expectations. Fundies are using mathematics to find non-correlated bets, risk adjusted returns or factor-based models.
There are no certainties in the market. But buying the market (it depends which market) is something that Warren Buffett often instructs his followers to do.
Companies like REA and Altium are not worth an unlimited price. And this is the hard part of investing: determining whether you’re buying a bargain or piling into an inflated multiple.
Well, it all comes down to consistency. You need to remove the guesswork and randomness that many traders are prone too. Only then can you create a systematic process.
Quant Trader is a completely algorithmic system. The signals my subscribers receive aren’t subject to human judgement. They’re the result of a set of autonomous formulas.
The best description of Australian politics over the last few decades is a ‘kakistocracy’. You may not know of that term but the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as, ‘Government by the worst people’. That sums up Australia’s political situation perfectly. And it doesn’t seem to be in any rush to change.
As an investor, trying to find profitable opportunities for readers of my investment advisory, Crisis & Opportunity, I realised that less is more. Too much information clouds your judgement. It’s just noise.