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Markets explode on Frantic Friday!

November 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Over the years, I have noted that ‘surprise’ price thrusts often occur on Fridays. During the week, the market is relatively quiet which lulls traders into a state of lethargy.  And on Friday many professional traders are glad to escape the boredom and leave their desks early for the weekend get-away.  This allows for the market devils to do their work. In [...]

Bubbles are bustin’ out all over!

November 11, 2017 // 1 Comment

Apologies to Rogers and Hammerstein, but today, I thought I would review some of the bubbles in various markets – many of which appear to be bustin’.  It appears last week may well go down in the annals of market lore that marks secular highs in many markets that may well stand for years to come. If so, it has been a long wait for me.  The universal rush [...]

Have the wheels fallen off Tesla?

November 4, 2017 // 1 Comment

This high-profile maker of electric vehicles divides investor opinion like no other.  Its founder and boss, Elon Musk, is a self-publicist non pareil (matched only perhaps by that other self-promotion genius Richard Branson).  Despite there being scores of rival electric cars either in production or about to be, it is the  glamour surrounding the Tesla story that grabs [...]

Will they – and by how much?

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

With markets all agog for tonight’s Fed decision on interest rates and tomorrow’s BOE announcement of rates in the UK, I though I would have something for my VIP Pro Shares members that highly amused me.  In fact, it was another coffee-spluttering moment! I have been following the advertising giant WPP for some time for VIP Pro Shares and watching as its bear [...]

The quest for excitement goes off the scale!

October 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

At certain manic times, such as the one we are currently in, the quest for speed goes hyperbolic.  In the 1920s, it was all about air speed races, road races and speedboat races (Donald Campbell in Bluebird). There was an ongoing race among ocean liners to beat the latest passage times (the Blue Ribband) from Southampton to New York. One major theme of the age was to [...]
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