Managed Futures for Managing Rising Interest Rates?

If I’ve learned anything about the markets in the last decade, it’s that they are anything but rational.  Investments that appear to be expensive are traded higher while those with reasonable valuations languish.  Although I’m an advocate of  fundamental analysis,...

Learning: Powered by Imagination

Want to learn something or maybe you’d just like to improve your memory ?  Now you can with the website (and recently launched smartphone app) from Memrise.  By utilizing the human brains enhanced capacity to recall images (especially “unique” ones)...

Schools in the Cloud

An insightful talk by Professor of educational technology at Newcastle University, Sugata Mitra on the legacy and shortcomings of an empire driven educational system and how his “hole in the wall” experiments compelled him to develop a new method of...

Book Review: Small is Possible

Small Is Possible: Summarized. Is a self sufficient local economy really possible?  It’s the question that led to the publishing of Lyle Estill’s 2008 book, Small is Possible; Life In a Local Economy. I found it to be an easy but insightful read into the...

The Stock Market – Explained

Many discussions have been devoted to the question of “what is the stock market” and/ or its variant “how does it work?”  Rather than rehash what others have said, I’ll attempt to reframe the question in a way that I believe is more relevant and then provide something...