News & Insight Lessons in Physics

by on June 26, 2017 This is the one about your very first time on a rollercoaster, bringing back to memory that moment of the coaster cars slowly climbing for their initial decline – only to embark on yet another, far more violent, explosion downwards, right after the first descent. You may also recall the “breather” (that seemingly calm […]

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by on April 13, 2017

With near certainty, philosopher Schopenhauer was not pondering the nature of investing when stating that “only loss teaches us about the value of things,” but there is certainly some relevance to financial markets. After all, what investor does not remember the (likely painful) lessons learned during the invalidating crashes of 2000/2001 (Dotcom Bust) and 2008/2009 […]

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by on February 17, 2017

’80s flashback: Nena tunes are blasting from my speakers. “…I look around. Try something, I don’t exactly know the way…” The lyrics from her song Fragezeichen (translated as “question mark”) pretty much sum-up my attitude towards today’s capital markets. After years of excessive accommodation by global policymakers, paired with a self-declared “riskless” world by most investors, […]

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