Nassim Taleb

  • 14 Mar
    Thinking Of Shorting The Market? Read This First

    Thinking Of Shorting The Market? Read This First

    • Shorting isn’t for everyone, but if done smartly can offer positive risk reward opportunities and great hedges.
    • It looks like we’re ready for a big drop.



    Introduction

    In today’s article, I’ll discuss where we can find fragilities that would offer attractive short opportunities from a macro perspective. An article on where to find short opportunities on the micro perspective with examples will follow, and also an article that will explain how shorting isn’t for most people. More →

  • 30 Jan
    The Black Swan Investing Strategy You Need To Know

    The Black Swan Investing Strategy You Need To Know

    One of my favorite authors is Nassim Taleb. I find his books The Black Swan and Antifragile mind blowing.

    There is a lot of entertaining philosophy in his text and one must really dig deep to extract practical tools to use in this environment full of black swans, randomness, and fragility. Here are a few of his ideas that you can apply if a black swan investing strategy fits your personality.



    What Is A Black Swan?

    A black swan is a metaphor for an event that comes as a surprise but has a huge impact on the market and is later rationalized. For example, the 2008 housing crisis was such an event. Now it’s clear why and how it happened, but only a few saw it coming in 2007. A positive black swan would be an even that is a surprise but has a huge positive impact. More →