Author Archives: Journeyman

About Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.

Key Points from Book: Trillions

TRILLIONS: HOW A BAND OF WALL STREET RENEGADES INVENTED THE INDEX FUND AND CHANGED FINANCE FOREVER by Robin Wigglesworth Only 10 to 20 percent of active funds beat their benchmarks over any rolling ten-year period. In other words, investing is … Continue reading

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Key Points from Book: Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order

Ray Dalio is perhaps the most successful global macro investor in the 21st century, with his fund Bridgewater being among the most watch investment house in the world. In this book, he synthesized factors that brought nations into becoming a … Continue reading

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Key Points from Book: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

by Marcus Aurelius, translation by Gregory Hays Ancient philosophy certainly had its academic side. Athens and other large cities had publicly financed chairs of philosophy, and professional philosophers taught, argued and wrote, as they do today. But philosophy also had a … Continue reading

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Key Points from Book: THE SPECTRE OF WAR: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNISM AND THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR II

Russian invasion of Ukraine and the disparity between the West’s democratic mindset against autocratic regime have led to a surge in interesting discussion related to the conflicts surrounding it. In the book “The Spectre of War”, Jonathan Haslam tells a … Continue reading

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Key Points from Books: Unraveled – The Life and Death of a Garment

During my Covid-related quarantine earlier this month, I stumbled into a fascinating book written by Maxine Bedat that tells the story of supply chain of a clothe that begins from a cotton farm in Texas, processed in countries such as … Continue reading

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