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On Causality and Correlation in Economics

Saturday, 18 April 2009, 4:07 | Economics, Philosophy | 0 Comment
by Numan

Causality is perhaps the most fundamental element of empirical evidence available to economists. However, it is also the source of many misconceptions due to its elusive nature. There are some things we take for granted. The relationship between cause and effect is so deeply rooted in us we sometimes forget they are merely a result […]

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Making Investment Decisions Together Helps Avoid Common Investment Mistakes

Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 14:37 | Investing, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

Two heads are better than one Most common investment mistakes are deeply rooted in psychology. Many of these mistakes can be avoided by allowing another person to take part in the process and by giving this person’s opinions and believes an equal weight in decisions taken. This person could be anyone from an investment broker, […]

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Is There an Oil Price Bubble Evolving?

Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 14:47 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

The fears (or hopes) of another bubble in oil and commodity prices is gathering followers With oil prices easily crossing $130 a barrel and with no end in sight the fears, or hopes, of an oil price and commodity price bubbles are gathering a crowd. The case for the existence of an oil price bubbles […]

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Higher Gas Prices: A Blessing in Disguise or America’s Wakeup Call

Saturday, 17 May 2008, 14:28 | Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

Higher gas prices have got Americans driving less and public transport has never been this busy – A blessing in disguise? Gas prices have been too low for too long. The American public demanded and received cheap gas and is slowly undergoing an adjustment process as the result of dramatically increasing gas prices which can […]

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The Personal Financier gets a facelift

Monday, 31 March 2008, 0:55 | Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

I’ve spent some time this weekend upgrading the design of The Personal Financier. Blogger is not very clever and requires and a lot of manual adjustments (I am not webmaster, I simply write). As a result the three following posts will include: an About section, a Contact section and a Top posts section which may […]

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The Role of Information in Stock and Capital Market Efficiency

Sunday, 10 February 2008, 16:08 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Market efficiency is a concept describing market behavior. The assumption about market efficiency is a basic assumption in many economic and financial models and is required in order to build fundamentals. At the basis of market efficiency are three assumptions: 1. There is a multitude of sellers and buyers with no one dominant enough to […]

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What is the Economic Value of Happiness?

Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 5:47 | Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

Economic models (usually micro-economic) use the concept of ‘Utility’ when describing balance and equilibrium. As we all know having money doesn’t necessarily make you happier (it doesn’t hurt either). Money is a very simple, straight forward and usually irrelevant variable when discussing social sciences and behaviour. ...

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