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  1. Is the Ark taking on water?

    Published: Wed 24 February 2021
    Updated: Wed 24 February 2021
    By me

    In markets.

    Crazy Cathy’s Ark

    There is a lot of muttering about how once ARK Innovation’s ETF starts getting redemptions, the illiquid holdings will implode. In some cases, ARK Innovation holds a very high part of the free float. This will test Prof Plum’s thesis that once passive funds …

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  2. Critical Mass?

    Published: Mon 22 February 2021
    Updated: Tue 23 February 2021
    By me

    In markets.

    Crumbs

    Cassandra speaks, but nobody listens

    Michael Burry is expecting hyperinflation, and therefore likes commodities, and uranium especially.

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  3. REIT Petite

    Published: Sat 20 February 2021
    Updated: Thu 25 February 2021
    By me

    In markets.

    Crumbs

    REITs

    We all need somewhere to live. Homes are both a necessity, and a luxury good. A house is like a loaf of bread, we must have somewhere to rest our weary head, even if it’s a tent under a flyover. Like art or opera tickets, a house …

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  4. European Energy burning bright?

    Published: Thu 18 February 2021
    Updated: Thu 18 February 2021
    By me

    In markets.

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    • A good way to play energy is options on SXEP, according to JPM’s Kolanovic (h/t The Market Ear). There is a lot of talk about oil/commodities supercycles. Certainly, commodities have been fairly strong recently, and it’s not difficult to explain: a long period of under-performance …
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  5. Bear’s picks

    Published: Wed 17 February 2021
    Updated: Wed 17 February 2021
    By me

    In markets.

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    The new Bear Cave newsletter (#53) is out. It has picked up that the ARK ETF(s) may implode.

    Other bearish tickers:

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  6. When Does a Stock Act Right?

    WHEN DOES A STOCK ACT RIGHT?

    Stocks, like individuals, have character and personality. Some are high-strung, nervous, and jumpy: others are forthright, direct, logical. One comes to know and respect individual securities. Their action is predictable under varying sets of conditions.

    Markets never stand still. They are very dull at …

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  7. The Challenge of Speculation

    THE CHALLENGE OF SPECULATION

    The game of speculation is the most uniformly fascinating game in the world. But it is not a game for the stupid, the mentally lazy, the man of inferior emotional balance, nor for the get-rich-quick adventurer. They will die poor.

    Over a long period of years …

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