Category: Financial Markets

Steven Seagal
Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Risk Happens Fast

As a teenager brimming with testosterone my reptilian brain loved action movies. Top of my list were Steven Seagal movies. Clearly it wasn’t for his acting skills, which are only marginally better than Barney the dinosaur. What I loved about Seagal was that he was both deadly and terribly fast.

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Pension Funds Are In Trouble
Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Pensions, Oy Vey

Years ago it seemed that when you hit 65 you’d retire, receive a gold watch, and proceed to spend your pension money on a rocking chair and pot plants. Ten years later you’d be in a box and, since pot plants are cheap, the cost of keeping you alive wasn’t prohibitive. Not anymore. Today

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Gold Bars
Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Gold, Terrorists, And Investing Legends

I apologise in advance today. I don’t have any humour in me, or anything much positive to say – mostly just sadness and a reflection on much of what we’ve been discussing on this blog. Raoul Pal quite correctly mentions that in recessions bad things happen. I don’t think he meant

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Brexit Tea
Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Wrong… Just Wrong!

So when I came to you ragged, exhilarated, and a little bit richer two weeks ago, I referenced a buddy who I’m really grateful to know. Why? Because he’s a better trader than I am and surrounding yourself with smarter people than you sure ain’t a bad strategy. Today I bring

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Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Answer This! The Recent Events with Brexit

I’ve been inundated with questions from many of you following the recent events. Brexit, that is, not Justin Timbertrouser’s latest antics. While I can’t publish all of them, I’ve selected what I think are some of the most important ones. A lot of questions were related to positioning during and post Brexit.

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