Interview with Ed Seykota

By Thom Hartle Abstract / Introduction: Ed Seykota, whose thoughts and insights were chronicled in Jack Schwager’s book Market Wizards, has been involved with trading commodities since the late 1960s. According to Market Wizards, Seykota’s “model account” — an actual customer account — started with $5,000 in 1972 and to date […]

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In defense of technical analysis

By Jack L. Treynor and Robert Ferguson 1985 Abstract / Introduction: Many investors occasionally receive what they believe to be nonpublic information about a security. Others feel that by supplying superior analytical skills to public information, they are able to arrive at valuable insights that are not generally appreciated….   […]

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How George Soros knows what he knows

By Flavia Cymbalista, Ph.D Abstract / Introduction: In its traditional formulation as an explanatory principle, reflexivity means that any object of thought contains in itself the thinking activity that generates it. Applying the concept of reflexivity to the question of financial markets valuation, Soros concludes that economic reality is actively […]

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