Fixed vs flexible amount

Since we earn money each month, it is extremely tempting to increase the investment amount monthly. Probably this should be done until a minimal qualifying investment amount (maybe 50,000 USD or 150,000 USD) is reached. The benefits of flexible amounts are clear: 1. Ability to use new opportunities each month 2. Natural growth of the …

Weekly forecast

This weekly forecast is a bit strange. Occasionally economical data makes no sense: good news cause sell-offs, sectors loved for safety underperform, low recession chance coincides with bear signals. It seams that occasionally semantic algorithms overtrade [using probability of rate hikes] based on keywords they recognize in the news – this could be a good …

Long term predictions

While trend following is good for mid-term investment, fundamental analysis enables some long-term predictions. 1. The power of demographics. Young people generate inflation and growth, aging population is causing deflation and stagnation. By following nations’ demographic it is possible to predict roughly the long term growth trajectory. 2. Diffusion. In healthy economy there is diffusion …

Weekly US market

This institute provides a leading index on US economy based on some macro measurement. This article describes how to use the leading weekly index to anticipate US economy movement.

World markets

This post considers worlds markets performance within a long timeframe. The markets signal rotation. SENSEX is as strong as ever, but Chinese indices are under pressure and European indices are rising. S&P and Nikkei are relatively neutral. Strong volatility everywhere. Maybe volatility will subside when Greece politics and Crude price get balanced.

Gold pros and cons

This article argues that global debts rising faster than GDP will cause defaults sooner or later. So while we are in deflationary zone, and some analysts see gold heading below 1230 towards 800, there is a monetary risk we should start hedging against.