… Life in Taoyuan, Taiwan.
ETFs – Exchange Traded Funds – are something that I’ve suggested to all my friends, as a wonderful way to invest money in the stockmarket without having to learn much about shares, and without being screwed over by typical mutual fund charges.
An ETF is just a form of index tracking fund, that can be [...]
The Financial Times today published an article by Nassim Taleb which points out the sheer stupidity of the bulk of modern financial ‘theory’.
NNT is one of the few authors in Finance I take seriously; the others being Warren Buffett, and Benjamin Graham. His books, ‘Fooled by Randomness’ and ‘The Black Swan’, are must-haves [...]
I believe this vehicle to be the preliminary field test of a new, twin-barrel, single-turret ’stealth tank’ designed to merge almost invisibly with civilian traffic in Taiwan.
The alternative explanation is simply too stupid to be true.
And yet people wonder why I travel by bus rather than scooter.
Take a look here. Thanks to www.re-discovery.org!
Sunset over Taoyuan.
Taoyuan, the dark city.
I did. :)
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Everyone (on TV) seems to have gone bonkers yesterday, as the Shanghai stockmarket dropped 8% during 1 day’s trading. Hong Kong, Asia, America, London, Europe dropped too, in knee-jerk reaction as people freaked out… all the talking heads on TV shows started murmuring about doom and gloom, how this could be the end…. time to [...]
In this article, I looked at how simple indicators and a smattering of economic knowledge can give you some useful ability to guess the state of an economy. Specifically, the current ‘value of money’ as measured by its availability and the cost of borrowing, can often indicate whether an economy is likely to be suffering [...]
One of the quirks of Taiwanese life is that people are very often prepared to do unusual jobs to pay their bills. Consider the Wobbly Sign Man. He stands on a corner in Guishan at busy times of the week, and wobbles an arrow above a sign, to try and get people to look at [...]
“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to infiltrate Banqiao under cover of dark and take photographs of confusing items.”
Banqiao is an area in the southwest of Taipei. There seems to be a reasonable amount of building work going on there just now, no doubt partly due to the High Speed Rail terminal [...]