The Beginners’ Guide To Risk Environments (TLDR friendly!)

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!)

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Poker Table to Hedgefund: An unconventional talent acquisition.

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.

Trading vs Poker: “Same same but different?”

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?”

An Alternative Way To Invest In Real Estate

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

How you do ANYTHING is how you do EVERYTHING!

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!

FOREX: Understanding Commodity-Pegged Currencies

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

The Relationship: Volatility & 2 Indices.

We're entering the 10th year of the stock market bull run. Equity valuations are arguably "over-priced". The US economy is starting to show good strength, inducing the central bank to push the interest rate lever upwards. It is very likely that we will see several rate hikes in the ensuing periods of this year, but … Continue reading The Relationship: Volatility & 2 Indices.

3 Announcements Investors have to Look Out For

Non-Farm Payroll (Unemployment Data) The Non-Farm Payroll announcement is the release of employment data that is not related to farm jobs or private household employees or non-profit organisations. This accounts for approximately 80% of the workers that produce the entire GDP of the United States. This, of course, is one of the most influential statistics … Continue reading 3 Announcements Investors have to Look Out For

3 Ways To Blow A FOREX Account

Risking more than 2% per trade “Go hard or go home”. This phrase is being passed around everywhere today. Sounds apt in the gym, but not so much in trading. Many novice traders are guilty of risking a significant amount of their account in any one trade. Trading is a game of probability and randomness … Continue reading 3 Ways To Blow A FOREX Account

Are you a Trader or Investor?

This article was written in partnership with ShareInvestor, a financial internet media & technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. Trading vs Investing People often confuse trading and investing; many use them interchangeably. However, these 2 ways of making money in the market are actually very different. Whether you’re more … Continue reading Are you a Trader or Investor?