Strength to Strength
This month has just flown by. My travels certainly helped me experience time passing faster than it usually does. Despite travelling, I still published 19 articles over the month, which is a great result.
Paper Alfa’s subscriber base is increasing steadily, and I couldn’t be happier, given that recommendations and good old word of mouth drive this. A warm welcome to all new subscribers to the pack; I hope my posts are already proving valuable. If you like what I do, please do not hesitate to recommend and share my work with friends and family. I’d be immensely grateful.
The models have been very effective this month, and I hope that you have benefitted from the weekly and timely alerts across all asset markets. If you are not a paying subscriber, consider joining the pack.
As promised last month, I have continued on the free educational principle and delivered a piece on Cross Currency Basis. I am also very proud to have published two guest articles during the month. The first one depicts the truth we face daily, namely decision-making under uncertainty. The second lengthy and thoughtful guest article compared the unfamiliar pairs of poetry and discretionary macro trading; a very philosophical but excellent piece I recommend everyone to read.
I also continued with the Macro Book series, where I published a second piece on the importance of idea structuring, breaking down the notion of dominant secular investment themes and laying down my framework for uncovering dominant macro trades.
There was also an 8th instalment of my stories of the institutional past, where I reflected on getting fired. I also published a thought piece on the disadvantages of seeking too much comfort, which is omnipresent in our current societal structure.
As we go full steam into the closing stages of this year, I will continue to expand on the assets the models are covering and will add ETFs as another layer of overall cross-asset coverage. If you want anything to be added, please leave your comments below.
I will also expand into new articles around Risk and Position Sizing as part of the Macro Book series. I have a few articles ready to be typed up regarding some initial thoughts on the year ahead and further Stories of the Institutional Past. Some of you have been very generous in providing great ideas for new articles; please keep those ideas coming.
I am also considering various additions to the Paper Alfa offering as we head into the New Year. I'm excited to be announcing those, hopefully soon.
Finally, and most importantly, I would like to thank you personally for your support and commitment; it keeps Paper Alfa alive and long may it last.
Have a wonderful end to the year!