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Archive for March, 2016


The financial markets have come a long way in terms of technology, transparency, accuracy and speed. But there areblog few basics of the market that never changes, be it thoughts by the great Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger or Peter Lynch.

Here are some thoughts by Jesse Livermore written in 1940 and they apply in today’s market scenario as well:-

  • Nothing new ever occurs in the business of speculating or investing in securities and commodities
  • Money cannot consistently be made trading every day or every week during the year

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Recently an article published on Bloomberg, Richard Thaler is not only a famous economist and author, but is also blogpart of a very successful fund, the 70-year-old University of Chicago professor, whose stock-picking theories drive the Undiscovered Managers Behavioral Value Fund, is getting discovered in more ways than one:

  1. “Behavioral economics [is] a field that only exists because regular economics is based on an idealized economic agent, sometimes called Homo Economicus. In the book we refer to such creatures as Econs. Econs are creatures that can calculate like a super computer, never get tempted by fatty or sweet foods, never get distracted, and probably aren’t a whole lot of fun to be around. In contrast, real people, who in the book we call humans, don’t make any appearance in standard economics. Behavioral economics is economics about humans.  Continue reading
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