Conveyor belt sushi

[1] In my former life in the global equity strategy team at Goldman Sachs & in the strategy team on CSFB’s fixed income proprietary trading desk, my job required being up to speed on macro, market and political trends.

[2] Even though I’m no longer in the markets, when I read about an event or trend in the news, I often want to know why: Why is the oil price so low? Why does South Africa have electricity shortages, what really is ISIS and why is China building roads and railways and pipelines across Asia?

[3] So all I’m doing on this page is answering questions that I myself am asking, and hopefully the answers are clear and digestible enough for you too to enjoy – rather like picking sushi off a conveyor belt.

– Ralph Lazar, California 2015