Most of us do not realize how we have put ourselves in an endless cycle of consumption. The urge to consume excessively has resulted in us allocating copious amounts of our paycheck towards expenses, rather than investments or retirement planning. But hope is not lost; we can easily re-structure our spending and saving habits, saving … Continue reading Save thousands a year with these simple tricks.
There are two main risk environments that can be observed in the markets - "risk on" and "risk off". As their names imply, the changes in market participants' risk appetite is reflected from the assets they choose to allocate their money in. Risk-on (Bullish) In a risk-on environment, market participants are optimistic about the future … Continue reading The Beginners’ Guide To Risk Environments (TLDR friendly!)
One of the world's most successful hedgefunds, Bridgewater Associates, explored an unusual approach to talent acquisition earlier this year. Bridgewater, founded by American billionaire investor Ray Dalio turned to the poker tables when they decided to hire professional poker player Vanessa Selbst. Vanessa Selbst won close to $12 million during her poker stint as is considered the … Continue reading Poker Table to Hedgefund: An unconventional talent acquisition.
This article starts with a tinge of colloquialism - "same same but different". Today, we understand how trading and poker have a few things in common. In both fields, you will find consistently profitable individuals that have made a fortune across decades. Now, if you've never studied poker like a math subject, you'd probably think its … Continue reading Trading vs Poker: “Same same but different?”
You may have heard of the maxim "the trend is your friend until the end when it bends". Actually, there is a unique group of traders that subscribe to this concept of trend following. In the fund industry, Commodities Trading Advisors (CTA) are known to be trend followers that trade a myriad of asset classes … Continue reading The Trend Followers.
The Asian investment philosophy emphasizes on the merits of having real estate within an investment portfolio, preferably one that generates regular cash flow. Some of the wealthiest people in Asia own multiple real estate across the region and have benefitted greatly from its capital appreciation. However, the biggest barrier to entry for real estate investment … Continue reading An Alternative Way To Invest In Real Estate
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I titled this article with a quote from T. Harv Eker, author, businessman and motivational speaker. While we can't control what life gives us (more lemons for some), we can control our attitude towards it. Most people show up at a job because they have to, not because they want to. They just go with the … Continue reading How you do ANYTHING is how you do EVERYTHING!
You've probably heard of the old adage; "if you're not growing, you're dying". Our life purpose should extend beyond merely existing. If you've only got one shot at this event called life, have a bang of a time! #YOLO Source: memecentre.com The lads are big on self-development. We find every opportunity to feed our hungry … Continue reading 8 books wiser by the end of 2018!
This information in this article might be slightly outdated but the gist of it still remains. During one of my presentations in the SMU EYE Investment FOREX Sub-committee I had the chance to test out the correlation between the US Dollar / Canadian Dollar Pair and crude oil (Western Texas Intermediate & Brent). Of course … Continue reading FOREX: Understanding Commodity-Pegged Currencies