Grant Williams's Blog

Senior Advisor

Grant Williams is portfolio and strategy advisor for Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore−a hedge fund running $200 million of largely partners' capital across multiple strategies.

Grant has 26 years of experience in finance on the Asian, Australian, European and US markets and has held senior positions at several international investment houses.

Grant also writes the popular investment blog 'Things That Make You Go Hmmm...'

A Barrel of Monkeys

It would be difficult to imagine a simpler premise for a game than that of Barrel of Monkeys. The rules of the game, printed on the bottom of the plastic barrel in which the monkeys are contained, are simplicity itself...

The Hypocritic Oath

Global investment banks stand convicted, Grant says, of taking the Hypocritic Oath. And will central bankers really be able to keep markets in line? Signs suggest otherwise.

The Candyman

The world is running on a sugar high, it seems, with a sugar crash in store. In a Willy Wonka world of chocolate QE rivers and pure imagination, Grant Williams asks, what happens when the Candyman runs out of candy?

Horse, Pig, Helmet, Man, Woman

Arthur Evans died in July of 1941 at the age of 90. A rather ordinary name disguised an extraordinary life during which the famed archaeologist made many notable discoveries, including the unearthing of the Minoan Palace at Knossos, the site of a famous Greek mythological tale.

Call My Bluff

Among the first things we learn in school are the rules of grammar — the building blocks of proper communication which underpin the English language.

Deus Ex Machina

The tiny island of Salamis in Greece was the birthplace, in 480 BC, of one of the three great tragedians of the Classical Athenian era. Aeschylus and Sophocles were the other two...

What On Htrae Is Going On?

In the early 1960s, a new planet was discovered in the outer reaches of the universe, and it turned out to be a strange place, populated by some weird and wonderful characters. Originally the planet was a normal spheroid, but due to a peculiar set of events the planet is now cube-shaped.

Bulls Hit

Friday, April 11th, 2013, began like so many before it, with gold at $1561, about $5 above its opening price on the previous Monday, having traded as high as $1590 and as low as $1550. In short, it had been an uneventful week.

Bit Happens

Many think Bitcoin is a bubble the likes of which we haven't seen since US housing or NASDAQ stocks or even tulips, while others think it is the future. Certainly, the behaviour of Bitcoin this past week has given the advantage to the naysayers, but to dismiss the virtual currency out of hand is to miss the point entirely.

A Date Which Will Live in Yenfamy

On April 4, 2013, bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko's extraordinary monetary measures rocked the headlines. Grant predicts that day will live in Yenfamy, propelling Japan's economy toward an ever more certain reckoning.

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