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2007 June at Trader’s Narrative

Archive for June, 2007

There is an inter-market relationship between bonds and gold which may not be evident at first glance. The reason why the two disparate markets are connected is that they both rely on one factor: inflation. Or the expectation of future inflation.
For this reason, it is very rare for these two markets to go in different […]

The McClellan Oscillator and the Summation Index are based on the net number of advancing and declining stocks. They are breadth measures, in other words.

The oscillator is the net of two exponential moving averages based on the net advancers while the summation index is the cumulative of the daily oscillator numbers.
While the oscillator […]

By now you’re probably well familiar with the drama playing out over at Bear Stearns (BSC) as they try to come to grips with their exposure to the subprime meltdown. Their massive CDO portfolio is melting faster than a snowman in the Gobi desert. And all the rest of Wall Street wants to do is […]

Check out this Wall Street Journal article on Brandon Conley, a 14 year old investment fund manager. Sure, he’s only running $5000 but the kid has style. Check out the threads.
Brandon got the idea to start the fund in November when he took a financial-literacy course. As part of the program, he and other students […]

Speaking of private equity, check out the new superyacht bought by Tom Perkins of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Its called the Maltese Falcon. I guess Tom is a Bogart fan.
It cost a paltry $130 million to be custom built in the shipyards of Turkey (Italy’s 35 hour work week would have meant Tom Perkins […]


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