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Nelson Mandela

Detecting the Scam

 

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Common Sense: The Subway Test (Part 1)

Here’s the question: Can you be a victim of a scam if you knew or should have known about the lie the scammers sold you? Can you pass the Subway Test?...

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Common Sense: The Subway Test (Part 2)

One of the obstacles to applying the rules of The Duck School is that we often only see what we want to see. When that guy in the subway shows us his fake Rolex, we know that its fake. Later, when we tell our friends its real, we have crossed over to the dark side…

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Common Sense: Hedge Funds and the Subway Test

So that guy in the subway with the fake Rolex has another deal for us:...

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Common Sense: Seeing what we want to see

One of the biggest obstacles in detecting the scam is that we sometimes see only what we want to see. What makes matters worse is that we don’t get much help from the experts. For example, many of the folks we depend on as financial analysts to analyze suffer from the same malady, as do many of the folks we rely on in the financial media to shine a bright light on whatever is weird in the financial markets.

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Common Sense: Freeing ourselves of our assumptions

Someone asked me the other day for an example of how we should free ourselves of our assumptions in dealing with potential scammers. These examples came to mind…

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