Syncopated rhythms or a cacophony?

Outsider has become an ardent fan of the Mason Stevens Daily. Not so much because of its market insights (which are pretty good) but because of the author’s obvious fixation with 1970s and 1980s popular music.

Each edition of the Mason Stevens Daily comes with a song title such that last week it was “Baby Please Don’t Go”, “High Voltage”, “Steppin Out”, “Rocket Man”, “Walking the Witch”, and “Riders on the Storm” – some might say eclectic but Outsider recognises a pattern and suspects he sees an intent.

First off, the author is clearly a bit of an AC/DC fan but, by the same token, one with a willingness to embrace the diverse elements of the early 80s genres including Cher and even Michael Jackson.

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Now it is one thing for the authors of the Mason Steven Daily to throw these song titles out there, but Outsider wonders whether they are constructing their market reports to the rhythms of these pieces and whether “Walking the Witch” is actually a safe sound-track against which to recommend more conservative investment settings.

Rocket Man obviously speaks for itself.

For his part, Outsider knows that Money Management's editorial team are driven to produce each print edition by Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries while the editor mutters something about enjoying the smell of napalm in the morning.




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