October 14, 2016

One of the interesting things about blogging is trying to understand which posts become popular and why. Some of my favourite posts end up as lonely whispers in the desert. Others get enough hits and retweets to make me feel warm and fuzzy (even though I insist, mostly...

October 3, 2016

Any investor worth his salt spends as much time thinking about portfolio construction as he does about security selection. Unsurprisingly, portfolio construction and its cousin, asset allocation, feature prominently in much of modern finance theory. At the simplest lev...

September 19, 2016

Dimitar Berbatov scored a goal for Monaco a few years ago - you know the one I'm talking about - that perfectly encapsulated his outrageous talent. The goal itself is glorious, but there's something special about how unsurprised Berbatov looks, in contrast to his awe-s...

September 13, 2016

I woke up a few weeks ago to an email from Amazon.com. The company was announcing the launch of Amazon Vehicles, a new "car research destination and automotive community." I have no clue if Amazon Vehicles is better than its competitors, but I had to shake my head in a...

September 13, 2016

There are some problems money can't solve. That fact was all too apparent yesterday as Manchester United were outplayed by local rivals Manchester City in the most recent edition of the derby. Despite United's record outlay on midfielder Paul Pogba, they struggled to g...

August 28, 2016

My reading goals in 2016 were simple:

1) Read as much as possible

2) Read a variety of things. I mainly read non-fiction, but tried not to focus exclusively on any given topic, though you'll notice that investing and business feature prominently.

3) Read more slowly. That...

August 25, 2016

Welcome to the new and hopefully improved Insecurity Analyst. I've enjoyed writing at the old location but decided this was an upgrade in site functionality and aesthetics. I'm also hoping to test some new things, so it seemed like an opportune time to m...

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