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Friday, July 30, 2004 | 5 comments »

Who writes this and why is it about investing?
I'm Rawdon Adams, raised and educated in Barbados, the US and the UK. I now live in France and write Capital Chronicle from near Grenoble. Why Grenoble? Click on the image above for one of the local views.

What do you know about it?

I have a broad background in financial analysis covering both quantitative and qualitative risk analysis in business operations, company financials and investment markets.

Why publish?

Writing was initially a means of testing an idea - publishing, and its attendant potential for embarrassment, encourages logical rigour (usually). But along the way the writing itself has become an important pleasure.

The blog was recognised in 2012 as one of Onalytica's 200 Most Influential Economics Blogs.

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  1. Dennis Jones // 4/27/2008 12:12:00 PM

    Thanks for the comments on my blog, to which I will post a response shortly. I will also take the opportunity to link to your blog for my personal interests.

  2. Anonymous // 9/10/2008 06:06:00 PM

    Hi, very interesting remarks.

    I would like to know how can I get the data on Implied Volatility per company and would appreciate your help.



  3. RJH Adams // 9/10/2008 06:23:00 PM

    Hi Marite.

    The Chicago Board Options Exchange has both paid and free services. The link:


    Hope that helps.


  4. Anonymous // 9/10/2008 06:39:00 PM

    Thanks a lot for the link

    Best regards


  5. ahhaha // 3/05/2011 07:35:00 AM

    FED has created no money. They have only created reserves which sit idly at frbs. One could call the reserves "potential money", but until it's borrowed and serves as a base to loan creation, it has no economic effect. This is no small point.

    It is said that "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink". If the lending environment is negative for non-monetary reasons, for example. because of wrong fiscal policy, loans won't be made and the reserves are rendered feckless. This happens during a supply regime for loanable funds. The supply regime which has been in place for several years may be ending, but even then the level of loans may remain paltry to an extent where most of the created reserves aren't utilized.

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