I have a competition in me. I want no-one else to succeed. I hate most people. - Daniel Plainview (There Will Be Blood, 2007) As the days and years progress, I often wonder about my life as an investor. Did I get it all wrong? Should I have paid more attention? Well, I guess it all turned out for the best but seriously, did we all look at this backwards? That's the real question. I get it, you would rather take the blue pill, after all la la land is pretty good. What are we c
Dr. Alfred Lansing: The 3 laws can only lead to one possible revolution.
Del Spooner: Whose revolution?
Dr. Alfred Lansing: That detective, is the right question. Program terminated. (I, Robot, 2004) What makes something an asset? Well, if we take the Latin root of the word ad (to) and satis (enough), this translates, 'to enough'. We also need to consider the old French word asez (enough) which found its way to the English language via Anglo Norman French that adopted the wor
"The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see?" - Morpheus It's been the biggest story of the week...Yes, GAMESTOP otherwise known as GME for all you financial gurus and r/wallstreetbets. So what's this story of the public out running hedgefunds and Wall Street? Well, I have been saying this stuff for years; institutions f**k up at some point too and the playing field is much more level than it was 30 years ag
America doesn't bail out losers. - Rick Carver I have taken pen to paper on the dystopian political environment that has been emerging over the past 10 years but I have completely ignored the dystopian financial environment that is in full bloom maturity. In the year of SARS Cov-2, central banks have enjoyed cheap financing by killing interest rates and somehow keeping bond prices high, can you believe it? Investors are happy to swap good old interest rate yields for speculat
Merry Christmas you filthy animal - Kevin McAllister I am suppose to say Merry Christmas to all but this year as I step out the door and look down the tier 4 lockdown streets of London, I see nothing, yes people! Deserted streets, a few shops open, the majority closed. So Christmas does not feel Merry at all. At this point I keep asking myself, how did this happen? Wait a minute... I know how the F this happened. If you read Crime of the century then you too, know how we got
They are cowards, traitors and failures! - Adolf Hitler I always admire people who don't find the sound of their own voice annoying. I am a huge fan of the movie, Gladiator; I remember the famous line from Russell Crowe's character, Maximus. "The time for honouring yourself will soon be at an end, Highness". Yes, the famous words to Emperor Commodus. This is exactly how I felt whenever I saw that morning tweet or saw that odd press conference... Yes, I am talking about yours
“Zero-six, you've been shot down, life is tough. You're a combat aviator, start acting like one." - Reigart I sat in silence over the past few weeks in support of Floyd and all those who lost their lives senselessly at the hands of the 'protect and serve' crowd. I now feel it is time to pick the pen back up and the trader in me and start doing what I do best...That's right, question the narratives. That brings me to the one of the trending topics this week...Yes, you guessed