The Old Man’s Views

In a world of eternal optimism and ever-increasing stock markets, why is it always the Bulls whom the rest of the world has to bail out?

By Tony Westfallen / 08 Feb 2024

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) isn’t exclusive to young crypto traders; historically, it applies to stock traders and those managing pension funds. More importantly, it serves as the driving force behind the growth of the financial industry.
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This week I want to pose a question, and invite you all to respond

By Tony Westfallen / 01 Feb 2024

As a flesh and blood human, who is prone to make mistakes every now and then, rather than bemoan our mistakes, it is far better to correct them and learn from them. None of us are top of our game every day or every week, and last week it was my turn to screw up.
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This was the week that was

By Tony Westfallen / 26 Jan 2024

This week witnessed a rapid decline, leaving many wondering what plummeted faster – Bitcoin or the support for Ron DeSantis? Regardless, both resulted in significant financial losses for some. That being the case, let’s not lose hope too soon; both assets have ample time for recovery.
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Commodities: Returning to Basics

By Tony Westfallen / 18 Jan 2024

In a recent discussion, I expressed my keen interest in commodities for the upcoming year and promised to provide more substance to my argument…
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The Financial World is changing fast, perhaps too fast! 

By Tony Westfallen / 11 Jan 2024

Writing a report between the SEC tweeting that a Bitcoin ETF has been approved, and the actual approval is not a walk in the park. Was the Twitter account hacked, or are we witnessing market manipulation? God knows, but we had better get used to it.
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Happy New Year! What an end to 2023! 

By Tony Westfallen / 03 Jan 2024

With markets across the board closing the year at incredibly high levels, there will be many traders out there who are well happy with their bonuses..
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The Danger of Squeezing The Lemon

By Tony Westfallen / 14 Dec 2023

The danger of trying to squeeze the last juice out of the lemon, is that it often results in lots of pips. In our buy-side orientated business, where most portfolios are full of products that have been bought, most managers want…
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It’s the season to be jolly, Tra-la-la-la-la-lala-lala!

By Tony Westfallen / 07 Dec 2023

After a dismal and miserable year, it is so nice to see some positive action bring cheer before Christmas. We have had some good hits this year. Admittedly, we did miss out on a couple of big moves, but we didn’t get caught on the wrong side of any, and that, for me, is a good year.
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Getting back on track and looking forward

By Tony Westfallen / 30 Nov 2023

We are seeing some good short-term swings in many of our markets, which I hope many people are exploiting. Fortune favours the brave, especially the last couple months of the year.
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Will the small shoots of recovery eventually bear fruit?

By Tony Westfallen / 16 Nov 2023

– or will they simply wither and die due to too much fertilizer? With decreasing interest rates, low levels of unemployment, a slight uptick in consumer spending and confidence, and even slightly weaker energy prices, there is no question that…
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