Year: 2016

Brexit market carnage
Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

A Wild Day From Start to Finish!

That’s the only way to describe it. If today’s missive is a little shaky or disjointed, it’s because I’ve been running on adrenalin for 15 hours flat, and I’m feeling a little exhausted. We are in the midst of a period of financial history that will go down in the history

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Brexit
World Out Of Whack
Chris MacIntosh

World Out Of Whack! Brexit…Coming

Market dislocations occur when financial markets, operating under stressful conditions, experience large widespread asset mispricing. Welcome to this weeks edition of “World Out Of Whack” where every Wednesday we take time out of our day to laugh, poke fun at and present to you absurdity in global financial markets in all it’s insanity. While

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Jared Dillian talks bond markets
Podcast
Chris MacIntosh

Can’t We Just Print More Money?

Let’s talk debt today. Readers will know that we’ve been keeping a close watch on the global bond markets for a long time now. Contrary to what the politicians would have us believe, there has been no deleveraging after the GFC. Quite the opposite – global debt has been growing steadily by an average of

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Vancouver Real Estate
Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

If It Seems Too Good To Be True…

When my children were born I watched mesmerized as my wife did what countless women before her had done. The physical act of giving birth must be quite simply one of the most painful experiences known to man. Or in this case to women. For some women, childbirth can go

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Unicorn
Podcast
Chris MacIntosh

So, You Want To Invest In Unicorns?

As an investor in private companies, one of the biggest issues you’re potentially facing is a lack of liquidity. When buying shares of a listed company, most of the time you have a luxury of being able to sell your shares literally in seconds. It’s not quite that easy when

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New Zealand Real Estate Market
Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Another Real Estate Market Ripe For A Bust

Do you remember the movie American Psycho where nobody was afraid of Patrick Bateman? At least not until they were all relaxed and then… Whoah! He reared up with that shiny axe and chopped them into bits. As a viewer you knew the guy clearly had issues. And after the first murder

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