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Why Analysts as a Group are Always Wrong

Feb 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm in Fundamental Analysis by Dave · Leave a Comment »

The more regular readers amongst you will know that I hold a lot of participants in the financial markets industry in extremely low regard. This is not without reason or experience however.

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Currency Wars Explained

at 1:44 pm in Fundamental Analysis by Dave · Leave a Comment »

A currency war is essentially a competitive devaluation of a country’s currency relative to others or against a basket of currencies in an attempt to boost exports (external demand) and so add impetus to that country’s industry. It is, traditionally, the easiest way to become competitive…

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5 of the Worst Rogue Traders in History

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Many of these traders shocked the world by virtue of the sheer magnitude of their losses and all ended up in prison. The one common theme from each of the trader’s stories is hubris – an all too common human emotion. That coupled with greed, ego and inability to accept that they are wrong were the other common ingredients.

How Platinum can help you Eat like a Horse

Feb 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm in Market Commentary by City Insider · Leave a Comment »

THE City of London is on alert and for once the fears are not related to the Eurozone debt crisis. Horsemeat-gate has filtered its way through to the square mile meaning eating habits across the financial world have been turned on their heads.