Healthy and Constructive ‘Free Time’
I know I have written many times about this before but it is of utmost importance – especially if you are a Full Time Investor/Trader and you have the opportunity (due to lack of anything better to do and through pure habit and custom) – and I ain’t gonna make no apologies for writing it again. Sorry, that’s how it is (shucks, I just apologised……).
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From Enron to Volkswagen, we’ve watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy happens when regular leaders, who are otherwise great, sabotage themselves, day after day, with mistakes that they can’t see but are obvious to everyone else.
We highlight a few Oil & Gas AIM-listed companies that have been gathering shareholder attention lately. A couple have relaunched themselves, some have suffered major setbacks from past heights, while others have gathered pace and are looking to expand. One thing is for sure, life is never dull on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
The World Economic Forum just published a fascinating article charting the growth of the European startup scene, contrasting it to the larger tech ecosystems of Silicon Valley and Asia. If you’re a European founder, you’ve got cause to be optimistic — funding is easier to get, there’s so much innovation happening here, and tech talent is everywhere.
Finally I have found some time to start on this Blog. I have had this in my mind for many months but not really had a ‘window’ of time where I can really free myself up from the hustle and bustle of life and enable an atmosphere that is peaceful and conducive to the Deep Thinking I suspect this Blog will demand. You could say I have“Cut out the Noise“……
Financial Technology (otherwise known as FinTech), is drastically changing the way financial service firms operate and the way that the world of money functions; transforming the ways in which we transfer, borrow and manage our finances. Throughout the UK in particular, FinTech is growing in stature and popularity.
Take a look at our infographic below which delves into some FinTech facts and figures…
“Watching neighbors get rich at the end of a bubble while you sit it out is pure torture”. Jeremy Grantham
Why be masochistic and sit out one of the greatest bull markets in history? If you have clear guidelines: milestones based on other bubbles such as stock markets in the 1920s and 1980s, then you can profit from both the bubble inflation and when it bursts. Like then, current stock market valuations are not sustainable. But, even with the anticipated Trump inspired increase in inflation, that doesn’t stop valuations going much higher before much lower. That is the nature of a bubble.
Change is coming. And for most businesses, it can’t get here fast enough. But are you ready for better business intelligence? Here’s what to expect.
Investors know the NYSE as a home for the world’s most important blue chip stocks. Massive companies like Walmart, Berkshire Hathaway, Exxon Mobil, and Coca-Cola are listed on the exchange along with roughly 2,400 other companies, and together they add up to an astounding $20 trillion in value.
But how do other exchanges around the world, such as the ones in Toronto or London, compare to the famed NYSE?