The FTX collapse is a cautionary tale of many things, greed and hubris among them of course, but also a failure to really appreciate the importance of risk management. Many unsophisticated investors wonder why you would need to bother with complex models, when you can simply invest in an index fund or base your strategy on financial press hype.
It might be apocryphal but apparently Leonard Cohen took six months to write Hallelujah whereas Dylan wrote Blowin in the wind in three minutes.
A brief peak behind the curtain revealed some palace intrigue that went viral this week. President Xi’s predecessor, Hu Jintao, was forcibly escorted out of the party conference. China watchers speculated health concerns or a purge; but it’s unlikely we’ll ever really know.
In this shocking episode you will see that many of the concepts that financial advisors take for granted are no longer true in today's markets.
For the past decade or so we went through good and bad times experiencing financial collapse in 2008, COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, etc. But these devastating economic and financial hardships were encountered with a relentless and unstoppable fiscal and monetary stimulus created by our government and the Central Bank