People are the collateral damage of bad investment decisions made in the market: Investing one on one in the 2020

Since the March of 2020 we have been in the grips of covid-19 induced pandemic. The governments have had to bailout out the economy, because of the economic shock coming from the lockdown measures put in place to protect the healthcare systems and the society at large. And even with all the right intentions, most…

A False equivalence : Comparing Financial Crisis to the Pandemic

My imaginary grandmother aka GrandMa once told me “ son!  you don’t measure the damage caused by a hurricane, when you are in the eye of the hurricane “. And I believe that to be true. In my own assessment, we should have a lot more clarity on where we are and the road ahead…

The lessons learnt from the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic – A personal Introspection

Most of us have been closely watching the world’s reaction to the corona virus pandemic. I must say, there is a lot of learn from the actions, reactions and inactions. For example, I have looked at China’s overall approach to combating SARS-COV-2 for a few months now, and my heart goes out to the families…

The Influence of Culture on Investment Behaviour

Culture plays a very important role in an economy, and there is a reason for it. Humans beings are designed to be cultural. Since the evolution of human modern human society, culture has continued  to be a strong part of average people’s lives. Culture tends to influence people views, values, money, aspirations, hopes, their priorities…

The Global Order and the scared values

Well! to start with, I would say, there are obviously no prizes to be won by anyone, if they were to guess correctly that, whatever we have come to know as global order is now going through, what can only be described as disruption. And this disruption is creating a lot of chaos as evident…

The Changing GAME, and the Global economy

The recent movements in the markets and its overall behaviour is starting to indicate that the game is changing and has already changed somewhat, and the market participants are having to adapt to these changes rather quickly. And here is an example, so when my GrandMa suggested that never mind the good old correlation theory,…

Unlocking Value – Exploring The Shanghai Global Exchange Idea

The latest economic data out of China clearly suggests that the overall economic growth rate has most likely peaked, and the economy is now going through a transition period, in other words, a shift in gear. And this transition period needs to be managed well through policy changes and other measures. The policy makers will…

Taking measures to manage the future financial crises better – KNOWING the UNKNOWNS.

A well thought out financial regulatory framework, economic system, and policy decisions that can stand the test of time needs to be evolutionary, and requires a certain level of debate, discussion of ideas and possibilities. A strategy and approach that has gone through an evolutionary process, and is proactive, tend to have a greater chance…

The statistical data and the design of the modern economy

Our modern economic system is overload with all sorts of statistical data, all aimed at helping us better understand and interpret, the overall health and condition of the economy. And one of the top leading economic indicator to measure the health of an economy is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), used by central bankers around…

Talking About The All Scary Emerging Market, Market Perception and Investing in General

The markets are once again busy with chatter about Emerging Market ( EM ) and the sound of CHOAS seems to be re-emerging and many in the market are starting to wonder, what's next ? A number of analysts have gone on record suggesting in their daily market commentary that emerging markets could now be…