Mining Stocks Now Provide Bargain Trade Opportunities: Florian Siegfried

Many precious metals mining stocks are now trading at bargain prices but the old “buy and hold” strategy no longer applies in this fluid market environment, says Florian Siegfried, CEO of Precious Capital AG. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Siegfried says investors need to do their homework and pick their . . . → Read More: Mining Stocks Now Provide Bargain Trade Opportunities: Florian Siegfried

Preventing shocks or becoming resilient to them?

My previous blog post, on not cancelling trades after a fat finger trade, elicited some interesting email conversations. In a nutshell, there are two views of the world. One camp argues that it is important to prevent fat finger trades and other such weird episodes. This requires building an array of preventive measures. The . . . → Read More: Preventing shocks or becoming resilient to them?

Cancelling trades on an exchange: When is it a good idea?

When inexplicable things happen on an exchange, many people argue that those trades should be cancelled. I think it is useful to be clear about the test to apply for this.

The key question should be: Did something foul up in the order matching software? If order matching went wrong, or if there was . . . → Read More: Cancelling trades on an exchange: When is it a good idea?

Hollowing out of the Indian financial system

Business as usual, in India, is taking us to a destination where RBI & SEBI & company will preside over a minor and inconsequential financial system. The bulk of India-linked finance will take place overseas, and the overseas market will dominate price formation for India-related financial products.

Why might this happen?

Finance is the . . . → Read More: Hollowing out of the Indian financial system

The costs in buying versus the costs in selling

All models are wrong, some models are useful. A model reduces complications that are true in return for tractability and insight. In finance, all too often, one complication which has been wished away is transactions costs. A great deal of what we see in the world around us is caused by the costs of . . . → Read More: The costs in buying versus the costs in selling

The Emperor is Naked: David Stockman

A “paralyzed” Federal Reserve Bank, in its “final days,” held hostage by Wall Street “robots” trading in markets that are “artificially medicated” are just a few of the bleak observations shared by David Stockman, former Republican U.S. Congressman and director of the Office of Management and Budget. He is also a founding partner . . . → Read More: The Emperor is Naked: David Stockman

New insights into the events on the Indian stock market in the mid-1990s

Liquidity matters

One of the most important features of a financial market is liquidity. In a well functioning market, a trader faces low costs of transacting and can confidently expect that at future dates, across many states of nature, the cost of transacting will prove to be low.

The immediate impact of a low . . . → Read More: New insights into the events on the Indian stock market in the mid-1990s

One Financial Advisor's Secrets for Making and Protecting Gains: Danielle Park

Never one to follow the conventional wisdom, author Danielle Park, president and portfolio manager with Venable Park Investment Counselors, sees more dark days ahead before the market moves into an inevitable secular bull phase. At the end of March, this investing pragmatist will share her secrets for protecting wealth at the World MoneyShow . . . → Read More: One Financial Advisor’s Secrets for Making and Protecting Gains: Danielle Park

Oil Prices Make for Profitable ETF Trades: Roger Wiegand

Today’s retail investors have more options than ever before, but there is a shortage of practical information on how to manipulate different investment products, be they ETFs, options or equities. Enter Roger Wiegand, editor of Trader Tracks. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Wiegand discusses his methods for energy investment and . . . → Read More: Oil Prices Make for Profitable ETF Trades: Roger Wiegand

Martin Armstrong on metals manipulation

Below are some relevant extracts from Martin Armstrong’s The Analytical Shill. The article is generally about how research and analysts are conflicted and how analysts and investors and gurus can be blinded by their biases. The paragraphs below are straight from the article and will jump around a bit because I’ve just pasted them . . . → Read More: Martin Armstrong on metals manipulation