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Surviving Anxiety

Let’s say you’re sitting in an audience and I’m at the lectern. Here’s what I’ve likely done to prepare. Four hours or so ago, I took my first half milligram of Xanax. (I’ve learned that if I wait too long to take it, my fight-or-flight response kicks so far into overdrive that medication is not…

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S&P 500 Day By Day…..

I came across this image on Bespoke – those folks who generate arrays of dazzling data very few of which are in any way helpful to market participants. It shows the daily change on the S&P 500 since January and I have no idea why this would be of interest but I thought I would…

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Gold

I posted the chart below in the MP Alumni forum last week.   I did so for the same reason someone drops a stone in a pond – they want to see where the ripples go. Often the issue with trading or investing is a closed mind or a mind that is set on a…

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Careful Who You Let Into Your Head

I try to maintain fairly diversified reading habits. I am a believer that some of the best books about trading never mention trading but rather deal with people and their fallibilities and their successes. I have just finished The Dirt – a biography of 1980’s hair metal band Motley Crue. The back cover of the…

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ARE SPECULATIVE BUBBLES GOOD?

The New Yorker is getting a bit of a workout this morning – I must be bored. Are speculative bubbles good for the economy? With much of the developed world still suffering the after-effects of the great housing and credit bubble, it might sound like a trick question. On Friday, however, at the annual conference…

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WHY DO WE EAT, AND WHY DO WE GAIN WEIGHT?

Here are a few of the things that can make you hungry: seeing, smelling, reading, or even thinking about food. Hearing music that reminds you of a good meal. Walking by a place where you once ate something good. Even after you’ve just had a hearty lunch, imagining something delicious can make you salivate. Being…

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NASDAQ 100 Market Internals

I posted this in the Alumni section of our Mentor program forum yesterday and thought I would drop it into the blog for others to see. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————   I have just done the Market wrap segment for Talking Trading and as you would expect part of the focus was on the US and the difficulty…

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The Lefsetz Letter – Flash Boys Rule

I am fan of and subscriber to the Lefsetz Letter – a music industry commentary by Bob Lefstez who has been around longer than I have . Interestingly, a lot of his commentary is about issues that are wider than music alone. This is to be expected because music is both a social and technological…

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Ferrari F12

My opinion of the latest Ferrari’s is slowly changing – I thought the Modena was the high point of their recent designs but this one looks pretty good. Although they do still seem to be built for Hobbits.    

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