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This site is a discussion forum on market news, every day sensible (and occasionally unsensible) economic meanderings and general comments on the world around us.

As always, please feel free to contact me at any time (details on the author’s page) if you’d like further details or just to strike up some further offline online discussion.

Disclaimer: Material posted on 24-something does not contain (and should not be construed as containing) personal financial or investment advice or other recommendations. The information provided does not take into account your particular investment objectives, financial situation or investment needs. You should assess whether the information provided is appropriate to your particular investment objectives, financial situation and investment needs. You should do this before making an investment decision based on the material above. You can either make this assessment yourself or seek the assistance of an independent financial advisor. 24-Something, associated parties and Tariq Scherer accept no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result.

4 Responses to “About Twenty 4 Something”

  1. 1. Can you tell me any cheap and effective way to set up a forum like this on a PRIVATE GROUP basis?

    I have a group of professors and practical people interested in discussing my researches into Macro-economic structures before I publish. The book is expected to be extremely important according to one professor at least. A few others have siad the same thing in various ways.

    2. I liked your comment on the economist website about currencies. I am struggling to find a way to resolve these issues in a structured way just now and I am seeking ideas and information that may help.

    3. I also know that markets do not take a random walk as I was able to switch my clients’ investments in and out for over two decades almost always getting it right. I only switched once or twice a year most of the time, based on changing fundamentals. I have the performace graph. I came top of my league table in independent performance comparisons most of the time. So that proves it.

    • Tariq Scherer says:

      Dear Edward,

      Thank you for your comment. I would strongly recommend wordpress for setting up online discussion forums. You can edit the access settings through the administration page in order to control access if you prefer a closed forum which will provide the level of access requirements that you desire.

      As for the performance graphs on this blog, they are only a release of preliminary results for a further study that I am making. I am not making any claims yet that they are a guaranteed performance and, indeed, the limitations in the underlying data and highly stylised form of the model would severely limit their usage.

      Furthermore, there is also a case to take over momentum as being a component of a random-walk that isn’t properly priced out as well as it should be. In and of itself, to state that there is a high correlation between benchmark momentum factors and observed returns is insufficient to disprove the Randome Walk Hypothesis. In order for that to be ‘true’: one would have to disprove that momentum factors are itself not a completely random factor that just happens to correlate from time to time to a particular benchmark return.

      In other words, it just isn’t that simple, which is why I am trying to qualify the results provided so far with sufficient caveats.

      Tariq Scherer

  2. J R says:

    I also liked your comments on the economist on currency. Please let me know if you decide to post anything on the theme here in your site. Thanks. JR

    • Tariq Scherer says:

      Dear J R,

      I have recently posted a quick article on FX arbitrage that follows on from my discussion on the economist website. There isn’t anything really radically new in the article that the market hasn’t known about for some time unfortunately but I wanted to wait until after the G20 conference to see whether there was going to be any progress over the issue. You can reach the article here: http://www.24-something.com/2010/10/30/dol-forex-de-la-asia-arbitraging-the-fx-windmills/

      Thank you again for your comment and, as always, please feel free to contact me at any time if you’d like any further information.

      With Kind Regards,

      Tariq Scherer

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Disclaimer: Material posted on 24-something does not contain (and should not be construed as containing) personal financial or investment advice or other recommendations. The information provided does not take into account your particular investment objectives, financial situation or investment needs. You should assess whether the information provided is appropriate to your particular investment objectives, financial situation and investment needs. You should do this before making an investment decision based on the material above. You can either make this assessment yourself or seek the assistance of an independent financial advisor. 24-Something, associated parties and Tariq Scherer accept no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result.