Posts filed under “Investing”

All Time Top 10 Hedge Fund Managers

Source: FT

Category: Hedge Funds, Investing, Trading

Beware Consensus: When to Ignore the Investment Experts

One of the more interesting aspects about the market in 2014 is how much it has managed to defy expectations. Consensus has been consistently wrong; indeed, it seems that any time there is an agreement of sorts on just about any issue, the opposite has happened. Merrill Lynch’s legendary strategist Bob Farrell put together 10…Read More

Category: Investing, Really, really bad calls, Rules

Riskalyze: Portfolio Risk Analysis

Very cool embeddable tool for the RIA community: Riskalyze    

Category: Data Analysis, Investing

Your Ideology Is Killing Your Portfolio

“It’s going to blow up the deficit, won’t create any jobs and will cause all sorts of other problems.” A hedge-fund manager was lecturing me about the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, better known as the Bush tax cuts. I had been suggesting that this fund close its short positions on…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Politics, Psychology, Really, really bad calls

Jeremy Grantham: Mistakes Made Over 47 Years

Jeremy Grantham’s quarterly GMO letter is out. It is a long rambling look at everything from Tesla to Fracking to Fertilizers to Food. But the narrative culminates with how as a young lad, Grantham made a trade based on a neighbor — legal inside information. He explains how that worked out, via his 8 lessons…Read More

Category: Investing, Psychology, Rules

Robotics Industry Taxonomy

Source: Myria Research

Category: Index/ETFs, Investing, Science, Technology

Rare Wines, Fine Art Photography, Vintage Watches

Collector George Sape talks about how a call from an estate lawyer upended his wine cellar. Rare Wines Barron’s 1/31/2014 (5:52) ~~~ Photography collector Evan Mirapaul explains how to collect fine-art in emerging markets. Fine Art Photography Barron’s 1/31/2014 (5:53) ~~~ Collector Paul Boutros on how he acquired an extremely rare and weird Vacheron Constantin…Read More

Category: Investing

Who Pays a 45% Estate Tax? Idiots Do.

By now, you must have heard about Tom Perkins’ letter to the Wall Street Journal (Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?), where he made a foolish comparison to the “parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its ‘one percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ‘rich.’ ” The…Read More

Category: Investing, Taxes and Policy

Global Warming Battle Is Now About Market Share — Not Science

Last week, the New York Times reported that venerable Dow Jones Industrial Average component Coca-Cola Co. was awakening to the impact of climate change on its business. The increase in unpredictable weather, droughts, floods and other climate-related events was disrupting the company’s product supply. Some of their “essential ingredients” are now under threat. Global warming,…Read More

Category: Investing, Science, UnScience

Kiron Sarkar Week in Review (1.25.14)

Overview Markets declined sharply towards the end of the week. Emerging markets were hit, in particular, which comes as no surprise to me – I have been bearish for quite a while. Traders blamed the declines in emerging markets to the weaker Chinese PMI data and the situation in Argentina. Quite frankly, I’m surprised that…Read More

Category: Economy, Investing, Think Tank