Mailbag Time

Every now and again we get an interesting email at blog central. Todays intrepid contributor writes – I have noticed that a daily and weekly ATR are different. Why is this, I find it confusing….

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The New Nikkei Bear Market?

I am always intrigued as to the definitions of when a new bear market begins. Most pundits claim that when a market falls 20% then it is in the grip of the bear. I am not so sure. For example if you held a stock at $10 and it went to $8 would you consider…

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Kodak’s Problem Child

I have written about Kodak before and its failure to adapt to the disruption caused by its own invention and this piece by Kenny Suleimanagich is a neat little synopsis of how it all went wrong. See also Adapt by Tim Harford.

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The Man Who Lost $8 Billion

Employees—down to the secretaries and limo driver—started calculating their bonuses. Because of Hunter’s profits, the firm had earned money to divvy up at the end of the year. The largest bonus by far went to Hunter, with the farm-country boy from Calgary netting a bonus of $113 million. More here – SALON

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Ten Minutes With Tate – How Flawed We Are

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Italians and their friggen electricals. Seriously, the bloke who invented the damned battery was an Italian and they still cannot get it right….. Not mine but you get the idea – it was dark when mine was towed out of LB’s driveway.

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Its Friday

And time for a musical interlude….. Rodrigo Y Gabriela plays Pink Floyd’s – Wish you were here at Glastonbury 2007 Brilliant cover version of Voodoo Chilli by a Korean musician who is not that retard Psy (aka 2013’s Macarena) If you are not old enough to remember either of these two then I pity you…..

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Meet the Most Indebted Man in the World

The Atlantic – He can earn million-dollar gains without anybody knowing. He can execute make-believe trades by sending fake emails from hacked computers. He doesn’t always lose money. But when he does, he loses more than $6 billion. He is …the most indebted man in the world. Jérôme Kerviel is learning one of life’s harsher…

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All Men Lead Lives Of Quiet Desperation

Sunday saw the mid point of our current Mentor Program – at this gathering I get up and drone on about my philosophy of the trading world. One of the points I try to get across is the notion that activity does not equal profitability and that intriguingly the main motivation for trading for a…

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