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Posts Tagged ‘market efficiency’

1 May 12 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random, Risk Strategy

Scooby, Scrappy, Velma, and Efficient Market Hypothesis

Last week’s crazy moves across Commodityland™ left me needing a stiff drink brought me back to thinking about financial market theory (apologies…despite the presence of Scooby I am going to geek out a little bit) and how sometimes it gets thrown out the window.

From a 17% sell-off in crude, to a 31% sell-off in silver last week, commodities were put through the wringer. When extremities like this happen, it makes us question the underlying assumptions that we make about markets, and whether these assumptions hold true. » read more