Epilepsy and Marijuana

I have never smoked or taken recreational drugs in my life. The closest I have come is having a hemp beer and taking a bite of hemp chocolate. The beer was not bad. The chocolate was terrible. In my excitement to try out the hemp chocolate, I failed to notice that it contained coffee. I […]

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Inverse ETF

There is a big difference between betting and investing. Investing in inverse ETF’s equates to betting. This article talks about the demise of XIV. People investing in products such as XIV should be given a lobotomy sponsored by the NHS. This is starting to bring back memories of 2008. The culprit was Hedge Funds then. […]

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An APPLE a day

I love alternate indices. RAFI which can be invested through PowerShares is probably my favourite investable index. The other index I really like is the Christmas Price Index. I had written a post on the following topics Religion-based Indices Condoms and Chocolates Analysis Test Series England vs. South Africa I am still in the process of tweaking my cricket index. […]

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Religion-based​ Indices

(Originally posted on 27th April 2010) I wonder if it is a coincidence that I am writing another post related to religion. Any cataclysmic event will have an effect on a person’s psyche. On the surface, I do not think I have become more religious. However, there may have been a subconscious change. My fascination […]

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Marks and Spencer

I have always been opposed to investing directly in Marks & Spencer. My view was simple. M&S sat in no man’s land. You had John Lewis that provided high-end goods. On the other end, there was Primark. If M&S made a few wrong calls on fashion then they would have a major slump. This did […]

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June Market Outlook 

(Originally posted on June 1st 2009) A new month and the sun is shining brightly. The markets have been boosted by the news that the Chinese manufacturing markets have grown.However I am extremely sceptical when the markets increase or decrease on news of the mining, financial and Chinese sectors. This has also boosted the commodity […]

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