Finance & Investing Perspectives
For most of my adult life I have worked in the finance and electronic trading space. The banking, brokerage and hedge fund industry is reviled by some and misunderstood by many. But it plays a critical (and usually positive) role in the global economy, and potentially offers useful insights for those operating in the digital marketplace.
I plan to share more about my personal portfolio and investment outlook which are, in large part, an outgrowth of my professional experience. But my interest here is to also explore how the finance industry and markets can inform our understanding of other complex systems.
…the finance industry demonstrates how an ecosystem and marketplace (for anything) can and should operate.
Specifically, the history and current state of the finance industry demonstrates how an ecosystem and marketplace (for anything) can and should operate. The banking and securities trading industries certainly have past examples of sketchy and outright criminal activities. And the transparency and best practices applied today by most market participants are informative and potentially applicable for digital marketers and online business owners.
In addition to exploring how the former may inform the latter, I also hope to draw on my product and business development experience in the financial technology arena. There are many ways the software development, deployment and maintenance practices in the banking and trading space can contribute to more effective operations in the online business and marketing world.
Below are some selected articles that touch on these topics. Enjoy!
Riding With Apes on the Wall Street Bets Bus I’m not impressed with the Wall Street Bets crowd and all the meme stock nonsense. I’m not bothered by it either. It’s…whatever. And I was just an observer. Until I wasn’t. The Whatever of Wall Street Bets I do not believe that there is some special, …
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Investment Update for 2020 Year-End (Good Results and Good Riddance) As I reflect on my expectations and investment plan throughout 2020 it’s clear that my concerns were in line with many others in the market; with smaller, occasional long-term focused traders and professional investors alike. Heading into the year-end, there were so many structural instabilities …
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Investment Update for Mid-Year 2020 If you look back on my investment outlook at the start of 2020 it’s easy to see how worried I was with the structural instability and potential negative impact of central bank involvement in the markets. As noted, I had been waiting for a long overdue market move lower and …
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Investment Outlook — Global Markets & the Economic Opioid Crisis: Recovery or Relapse? MY 2020 OUTLOOK In recent years, I have shared my outlook on the business, market and investment landscape but typically did so only with close colleagues and business associates. I’m going to start sharing more of my investment perspectives going forward. This …
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