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Rocky’s coif makes the Financial Times

February 24, 2011
Rocky’s daughter insists that Rocky is fake. He has a fake name. He has fake friends. He even has fake hair.
On the last point, a real reporter at the Financial Times agrees. Ms. Lindsay Whipp wrote a serious article in Wednesday’s FT about Japanese Government Bonds and quoted Rocky:

The bald facts

Numerous investors who have shorted the Japanese government bond market have lost lots of money, writes Lindsay Whipp.
Some, such as US-based hedge fund manager who writes a blog under the pen name Rocky Humbert, literally lost their hair.
In 1996-97, he took a bearish view on JGBs. He recalls: “I aged badly, went bald and kept waking up my wife to check my Bloomberg.”
However, he had a very profitable 2008, having learnt “how markets can move in ways that don’t make sense to ‘reasonable’ people”.
[Disclosure: So is Rocky “real?” As the Clairol ad goes: Only his hairdresser knows for sure!]
  1. masteroftheuniverse
    February 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Rocky, trading does age you, especially when you are wrong as much as I am. Seriously, I’m only 13 years old:) Look what it did to me….

    As for you, although you might be follically challenged, your face easily looks 15 years younger than your true age.

  2. February 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm


  3. kim
    February 25, 2011 at 9:20 am

    ‘..having learnt “how markets can move in ways that don’t make sense to ‘reasonable’ people”’

    And you almost had me convinced otherwise (almost). 😉

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