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Takeaway #14: Institutional Investors + perfect knowledge inspired by #thelastpoets

***Now, Dow Jones owns the people’s homes

and all the surrounding land

Buying and selling their humble dwelling

in the name of the Master Plan***

The Last Poets    E Pluribus Unum

How can you talk Hip Hop or Rhythmic American Poetry without giving a head nod to the rapper predecessors Last Poets?  Modern Rhythmic poetry owes a big debt of gratitude to these brothers.  Here BPM is reminded that the market while moved by the occasional irrational exuberance of the common investor is more likely subject to the will of the institutional investor.  The hedge, mutual, and pension funds are making those monumental volume swings.  Don’t forget that.  The reality is that you have to keep tabs on what the big boys do because you do not have access to all the information that they do. 

In the perfectly elastic market, players have perfect knowledge.  Not in the real world.  You can be hooked up to a Bloomberg terminal or investor wire but not ever have all the information that you need.  Your little bundle is just a pittance in the big waves of the ocean.  And those waves are created by not just the ocean liners, but the moon as well.

 

BPM TAKEAWAY#14:

  • WATCH THE MOVES OF THE INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR

  • YOU MAY HAVE GOOD KNOWLEDGE, BUT NO ONE HAS PERFECT KNOWLEDGE

About codemizell

The Beats Per Management collective (“The BPM”) is curator for C.O.D.E Mizell and supports the repurposing of hip hop content for professional success. BPM consists of former Hip Hop junkies now living in the corporate world. BPM members carried milk crates of 12” records when “bpm” used to mean beats-per-minute for mixing music, now BPM members focus on Excel spreadsheets, legal briefs, power points, whiteboard-scribbling and business plans. BPM cannot shake the instant recall of Hip Hop lyrics. The good news is that BPM realized that these lyrics had application to its daily management concerns. BPM does not claim to have captured the true artist intent in its lyrical analysis, BPM seeks only to celebrate the role that hype-lyrics can play in the daily grind to get business done in the corporate world. This is not a glorification of urban pop-culture or a debate on the poetic merits of rap, we leave that to the literary critics and socio-political commentators. If you disagree with BPM send us your spin on the lyrics. We have an open mind, and hope you do. The “BPM Takeaways” dispense reminders for your business day. Hopefully, the next time a referenced-cut is heard on the radio, it will trigger your “Takeaway” and not just flashbacks to the music video. A quote-a-day will make you a better executive. BPM hopes to keep all advice short and to the point – Executive Summary Style. Technically the lyrics are “raps” and the culture of the genre is “hip hop” but lets not get overly technical -- substance not form that controls here. The point is you are putting that untapped knowledge to use. And to think they said that Hip-Hop would get you nowhere…puhhleasse. -Roscoe Waxx for BPM

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