The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

A wonderfully captivating and truly depressing book – it is clear why this is a literary great. John Steinbeck describes the journey of the Joad family from Oklahoma to California during the dust bowl of the great depression. Despair drips heavily off every page and Steinbeck captures the emotions skillfully. One technique was the naïve … More The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre

A short book review from an investing classic. I enjoyed the turn of the century historical context, the booms and busts of the time and the different character of the investment management industry. For example, when Livermore was on holiday in Palm Beach Florida, he had to go into the physical trading houses to see … More Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre

NFTs: Pioneering digital identity or leading us astray?

NFTs have taken the world by storm in the past 18 months, potentially unleashing a social movement in digital identity and community. As a macro specialist, non-fungible tokens (similar to collectibles) do not get me particularly excited because they don’t suit my analysis framework. I like to look at monetary, social and economic trends and … More NFTs: Pioneering digital identity or leading us astray?