Category Archives: stock markets

Speculation theory vs practice

There are two nice posts up by Ben Strubel at New Economic Perspectives. He addresses commodity speculation. There’s currently quite a bit of discussion about this in Germany because food speculation, for instance, drives up prices and adds volatility. Strubel … Continue reading

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At least the NFL has the decency to call it “fantasy”

There’s an NFL-related activity called Fantasy Football. People put together teams consisting of actual NFL players and depending on those players’ game time (i.e. real life) performance, teams accrue points. To give an impression how players are scored, I quote … Continue reading

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