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In the 4th week the contestants start trading individual stocks; focusing on the pairs trading technique (i.e. long one stock, short another - thereby holding a beta neutral position which gains or loses depending on the stock specific factors). For some the task of picking individual stocks becomes a bit much - with the universe of possible stocks Read More (Investing and Retirement)
Has the wealth gap widened through the financial crisis? As the rich have utilised their wealth and access to tax loopholes to capitalise on rebounding asset markets, their net worth has recovered, with many better off now than prior to the crisis. Meanwhile some people remain unemployed and with negative equity. Indeed it seems the luxury industry Read More (Investing and Retirement)
If you are retiring soon you might be feeling a little anxious. That’s understandable. More than likely you have a thousand questions running through your mind all at the same time. You face so many uncertainties about your income and expenses that it can be daunting. Read More (Investing and Retirement)
In the third episode the competition is becoming stronger as the weaker traders get sent home. This week the traders focus on trading global indexes and use the 'spread betting' technique whereby you go long one related instrument e.g. one stock, and short another instrument e.g. another stock - in that example you remove market risk and retain sto Read More (Investing and Retirement)
This BBC documentary takes you through the so-called "madness of markets". It begins by looking at just what is a market, what role does a market and its participants serve in the economy. Essentially markets exist as a mechanism for price discovery as demand meets supply. As the prices vary, economic agents vary their behaviour and the "invisible Read More (Investing and Retirement)
his is a promo for the documentary "Bulls & Bears" - a documentary about futures traders on the old Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE - now part of the ASX, and now digitally traded following the closure of the open outcry trading pits). The documentary follows the plight of a group of local traders around the time of the Asian financial crisis; seeing Read More (Investing and Retirement)