A quick post to show a link to the blog of Tim Johnson at Heriot-Watt Unviersity. Lots of writing on derivatives topics, from models to regulations, plus plenty on markets and the crisis. Worth a look. Click here to visit.
Gillian Tett is a well-respected writer for the Financial Times and frequently picks up the topic of complexity in financial markets. In a recent article (see here) she makes a case that the era of number crunching is over, and that the world of investments is back again firmly in the domain of human relationships … Continue reading Are our models too complex?
In an earlier post (see here) I put a link to an online book that explains all the main concepts of economics in terms of the classic 'Island Economy'. If you think about it in theoretical terms, this book is a 'proof' that the Island Economy is a sufficiently rich model into which many important … Continue reading Understanding the credit crisis
I'm on a roll with Economics, getting through books and articles at a tremendous rate. But this one is a gem. Written by Irwin Schiff (read about him on Wikipedia do), it's available here as a free-to-download pdf. His sons Peter & Andrew have published their own version of the story which reflects historical events more … Continue reading Economics book with cartoons, online for free!
I mentioned in a previous post that I had come across Nathan Lewis's archive of his articles in NewWorldEconomics.com. Fascinating stuff, but with so much to read, you need a system of attack. Mine is here below. It's a bit rough, lacks a unifying form, but I think it is worth getting out there already. I'll … Continue reading Navigating NewWorldEconomics.com
Want to know what I like reading? Here is a list of some recent favourites. I'll keep updating as new reads come along. 1. Want to feel inspired to be creative? These two books are for you. 2. The mathematics book that all mathematics books should look like. 3. Learn mathematics through its history. Highly … Continue reading Book recommendations
I'll use this post to list my favourite online reads, updating whenever I come across something new. Suggested reading James Montier at GMO. A recent article uses the concept of mean-reversion together with the profit equation to explain why equity markets might not have such a stellar performance over the next 5-7 years. Click here … Continue reading Well-written articles & blogs about investing
Mebane Faber has created a career out of his timing model. Fair enough, the article (click here) that he wrote and published back in 2006 was a breath of fresh air. Click here to go see a list of investment books that he recommends.