Posts Tagged ‘Variant Perception’

Equities – A Rarefied ‘APP’mosphere

It’s getting hot up here! Equities are toast. We are ringing the bell on the global equity markets on the first day of TWTR: NYSE listing.    

 

We love the Internet, Social Media, Gaming, and software applications designed to run ‘ideas’ on smartphones and tablets.  We love their creativity and productivity but we don’t love the public valuations of their stocks. They have entered into the ‘APP’mosphere.  

 

What has driven these stocks higher – the power law of internet adoption rates, corporate debt growth, and credit availability are the first factors that spring to mind.  

 

Markets are where buyers and sellers simultaneously agree on price but disagree on value. There is subjective value and then there is objective value. Subjectively we object to these values.   This is an excerpt for the coming HindeSight Investor Letter November 2013 Equities – A Rarefied ‘APP’mosphere.

 

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Australia: Running Out of Luck (Unless you own gold?)

September 06th, by

In 1964 the Australian Donald Horne, social critic, wrote a book titled ‘The Lucky Country’ a statement of irony about his beloved home – Australia. He felt that where other countries had earned their prosperity through ingenuity and productivity advancements, Australia’s was largely derived from its abundance of rich natural resources and was run by a second-rate people who were lucky to have a society derived from the British. However, with time Australians have taken on the more optimistic interpretation that their luck has been earned.

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