Contrarian trading for independent thinkers

With the rise of new asset classes there are now more places to seek out opportunities as well as beware the inevitable cycles of boom and bust… and boom again.

Our aim is to entertain, inform and ultimately help you to make more from your trading. 

Bleak news: Stocks surge! Be careful…

Bleak news: Stocks surge! Be careful…

Is that it? Is the bear market over? Look at a chart of the US stock market over the past few weeks and you could certainly make a pretty optimistic case. It sure looks like we’ve seen the bottom of this big sell-off: The Dow dropped around 38% between 12th February...

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How do we stop the coronavirus?

How do we stop the coronavirus?

Each year the World Health Organisation updates the list of diseases that could cause pandemics. This list includes fevers like Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa; encephalitic viruses like MERS, SARS, and Nipah. It includes vector-borne diseases like Rift Valley fever, and...

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Removing the biggest polluter of all

Removing the biggest polluter of all

We are nation of carnivores. Nine out of 10 British households regularly buy red meat. And most of us eat meat at least twice a week. I like to eat meat myself, especially steak, especially if it’s rare and drowned in garlic butter. Health allowing, red meat will...

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Gold soars as fear and greed collide

Gold soars as fear and greed collide

We spend a lot of time in Monkey Darts talking about why it’s wise to own gold. Why? Because there’s a worrying perception among many investors that stock markets only ever go up. Even in the face of mounting threats to world economic growth and stability. In a world...

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Protect yourself against central banks

Protect yourself against central banks

There goes another one. Malaysia’s central bank just cut interest rates. It follows hot on the heels of Turkey and South Africa, whose banks also cut rates earlier in the month. Panic stations Bankers are panicking that economic growth is slowing. And that inflation...

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How do we stop bushfires from spreading everywhere?

How do we stop bushfires from spreading everywhere?

Over the last month, we’ve watched as devastating fires have spread across Eastern Australia: with 5 million hectares of land scorched by bushfires and yellow smog invading many major cites. The conditions for this crisis have been years in the making. Over the last...

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2020 could be another great year for gold

2020 could be another great year for gold

  Robert was right when he said on Tuesday that stocks had a good year. Even despite the negative headwinds. Don’t forget, there was plenty of bad stuff going on in the year. The uncertainty hanging over the UK due to endless delays with Brexit for one. The...

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