sexta-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2011

Government debt explained (in a few minutes)

Learn in a few minutes what the monetary creation through debt, the Fractional Reserve Banking, and the article 123 in the Lisbon treaty are... They are absolutely necessary to understand the causes of the public and private debts which are devastating the developed countries.

quinta-feira, 17 de novembro de 2011

Your banker has no more capability of predicting the future than you do

MyPrivateBanking, 15 November 2011

In this interview Trevor Pavitt speaks about what motivated him and co-author Alexandre Arnbäck to write a book that challenges the philosophies and strategies of the existing wealth management industry and that shows private investors how to protect their portfolios without being stressed.

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terça-feira, 4 de outubro de 2011

U.S. and New York Sue Bank of New York Mellon Over Foreign Exchange Fees

The New York Times, Eric Dash and  Peter Lattman,, 4 October 2011

Bank of New York Mellon has been charged by two civil suits for consistently overcharging its customers when processing foreign currency transactions. The bank would have cash around US$2 billion.

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segunda-feira, 3 de outubro de 2011

A Hesitant Revolution In Paying For Financial Advice, 3 October 2011

In the UK, financial advisors have until the 31.12.2012 to amend the way they do business and bill their client for the investments advice they provide. They will not be entitled to receive kickbacks from funds or banks anymore. This is a huge steps towards more transparency and less conflict of interest. Let’s hope that other European countries will follow.

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sexta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2011

What makes your trust anyone’s investment advice?, 30 September 2011

Developing investment trust should not be left to emotions but should be done through logical evaluation of three elements. First the advisor should have a process and an investment methodology to rely on. Second, the institution should have solid ground. Trusting the individual you are going to work with should be the last piece of the equation.

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segunda-feira, 11 de julho de 2011

A very positive consequence of passive investing

Financial times, Robin Hindle Fisher, 11 July 2011

Response by Robin Hindle Fisher ( London Business School) to FT article "Seeking an antidote to mindless investment" to add some missing information about advantages of Passive investing, namely on long-term investor responsibility.

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sábado, 4 de junho de 2011

Here's One Way to Beat the Market

Wall street Journal, Jason Zweig,  4 June 2011

Interesting article showing that a lot of managers compare themselves to the S&P500 excluding dividends while their performance includes dividends. Jason Zweig names the manager who did make this type of “unfair” comparison.

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quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2011

Españistán, de la Burbuja Inmobiliaria a la Crisis

Aleix Saló, 23 May 2011

Voici une vidéo amusante et très bien faite (en espagnol) qui explique comment les abus d'une petite couche de la population peut mettre tout un système en faillite. 


segunda-feira, 9 de maio de 2011

Inside Job

Bande annonce du film documentaire "Inside Job" qui relate,  au travers d'enquêtes et d'entretiens avec des acteurs majeurs du monde financier, des hommes politiques et des journalistes, les causes de la dépression mondiale dont le coût s'élève à plus de 20 000 milliars de dollars.

quinta-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2011

Davos 2011: Why do economists get it so wrong?

Tim Weber, BBC News Business, 27 January 2011

Five of the world's top economists discussing the difficulties with economic forecasts and why they are mostly wrong. 

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segunda-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2011

Analysts prove hazardous as contrarian stocks surge, Matt Walcoff and Lynn Thomasson, January 10 2011

Yet another example that analysts don't create value and that following financial forecasting is dangerous.

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