Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Married But Available

Every year, the FT ranks the world’s best MBA programmes using multiple criteria. Although not used in the ranking, "Salary today" seems to be the most important driver for an honest pragmatic CEO-wannabe. This is the average alumni salary three years after graduation, US$ PPP equivalent. The 2017 ranking surveyed the MBA class that graduated in 2013.

25th Percentile: 113,196
Median: 123,599
75th Percentile: 147,361
Max: 193,534

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tesla and the death of the internal combustion engine

Recently The Economist published an article on the future of electric cars and internal combustion engine: Click here

Friday, May 5, 2017

ATLI: "Avci Turkish Lira Index"

In 2012 Turkey has chosen a new symbol for its currency

To terminate the redundant and head-achy debate whether Turkish lira is losing its value or US dollar is trumpeting brutally, I decided introduce a measure of the value of the Turkish lira relative to some foreign currencies. I allowed myself to name it ATLI; no pun intended.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

America First, Turkey Second

Here is another way of looking at the Turkish Stock Market (BIST-100). It's great. Terrific! 

Other emerging economies? Total disaster, believe me!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Irrational Exuberance: Economy of Turkey

In this post I wanted to present some raw data. No further analysis, just raw data...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

New Hobby: Commodity Trading


I still think it is irrational to invest in the commodities market. However it is fun (at least for me) to follow the trends, analyze them and try to draw some conclusions. If I manage to predict the future movements, then I enjoy an unique ego-boosting feeling.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Note to Self

Stay away from market prognosticators. Never ever try to time the market. Nobody has ever done this successfully and consistently. Hunting the tops and bottoms is a myth. This is valid today and will remain so in the future. Do not gravitate towards quantitative market timers. Even a broken clock is right twice a day; always judge them on their overall record.