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Nassim Taleb’s contribution to the world of finance are two fascinating concepts — essays really — subsequently expanded into book length. 813530The first is Fooled By Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets, which describes the tendency of investors to find patterns where none exist, and to attribute to skill that which might be better credited to luck.

In one of his interview to Financial Times Taleb talks about how fragile we are. Five years on from the Lehman Brothers collapse, political and regulatory errors have made the world’s financial system even more fragile.This alarming line of thought comes from Nassim Nicholas Taleb, best known for The Black Swan, which explained markets’ difficulties in pricing extreme events for which they had no precedent.

He argues first that natural systems work by allowing things that do not work to break. This did not happen after the Lehman bankruptcy. True, letting Lehman fail was an attempt to instil discipline in the banking system, but it came too late.   Continue reading

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#The Twitter IPO

Today Raghuram Rajan to spell out his maiden monetary policy review. Now wait for the oohs and aahs. But I would be more interested on the 813530discussion After the announcement of the Mid-Quarter Review of Monetary Policy Statement 2013-14, Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor and Deputy Governors of the Reserve Bank of India will interact with researchers/analysts through teleconference between 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 pm on Friday, September 20, 2013.

Moving towards the topic on the IPO of twitter the only official information twitter account tweeted that :
“We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale.”  Continue reading

Two monks argue about a flag.images

One says, “The flag is moving.”

The other says, “The wind is moving.”

The Sixth Patriarch happens to walk by and remarks, “Not the wind, not the flag; mind is moving.”

Markets exist as where capital, investors and investments intersect in the form of securities. It is where the buying and selling of debt and equity occurs. Those with capital can invest in or lend to those who can put it to better potential long-term use, be they start-ups or existing companies or governments.

Media is a business form that creates content, which then attracts an audience. Media then monetizes that primarily by selling access to this audience to its advertisers
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The straightforward strategy of buying companies that have recently been spun off from their parent has generated very

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good results. The forces of divestiture and conglomeratization eternally wrestling with each other like gravity and energy in the cosmos.

How about this for a rational explanation:

Spin-offs generally result in more “pure play” stocks which then become more accurately valued in the marketplace. When the pre-spun-off business are tied Continue reading

Just wondering how many ever read the prospectus before signing the document for investments

May be securities, Mutual funds, debt, Insurance or may be any other investment.

I already did a series of articles on the topic but there are always possibilities to explore more :

Here are some more bold points Continue reading

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