I had the misfortune to visit one of our larger hospitals today and once again was staggered at the number of people who seem to be on deaths door, incurable, got a condition completely unknown to medical science,  have the worst case of whatever unknown disease that medical science has ever seen or just in…

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Fatigue Makes Cowards Of Us All

So said Vince Lombardi a former NFL coach and whilst the quote is directed towards athletic endevour it can be equally applied to any manner of performance based activity that tests the individual.Over the past few months I have noticed this exact same phenomena in trading – the fatigue of several years of sideways markets…

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Be A Pig

In trading there comes a time when you have to be a pig. That is you get after a trend with everything you have because you know that such opportunities are rare. Being able to do this is the hallmark of a trader. Too often traders are scared of rapidly moving markets and instead of…

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Eastbay is one of my favourite online shop, excellent range, tremendous service and prices that indicate how much local retailers have been stealing from us for years. They also regularly run specials like the one attached. So use it yourself or share it around. PS: Gerry Harvey can get stuffed – interesting to note that…

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We Have A Winner

It has been awhile since we have had an email of the week. There must have been an embargo on the dim of intellect being near a keyboard that I was unaware of. However, all that has changed…… Howzit going. I have read your books and I have also read Gross and Cordier’s books and…

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Dr Suess

I regard Dr Suess as the greatest philosopher of the 20th century Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Today was good. Today was…

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I have always been interested in why companies with a once dominant position in the market place manage to screw it up completely and then disappear For example,  Kodak who invented the digital camera being put out of business by the digital camera. Research in Motion (RIMM) were the creators of the Blackberry which was…

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Enduring Idiocy

One of the more perplexing things to me is how idiocy survives through the ages. Granted, a strict Darwinian approach doesn’t work because their stupidity is not on the same level of poking a Sabre Tooth tiger before the age of puberty. Which is a pity because my guess is a grumpy cat weighing 200…

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Short China And Go Long Chinese Corruption

In June, his blog post about the financial repression of the Chinese banking system had New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman warning about a lurking time bomb as savers pull their money from the banking system. “The trade over the past two years has been to be short China and go long…

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A Geologic Timescale For Creationists

From Science-Based Life Creationism, or the set of beliefs claiming that the universe, Earth, and all of its inhabitants were created by a deity less than 10,000 years ago (the “young earth” variety), is scientifically untenable. We have no evidence to suggest that the Earth is so young, or that organisms have persisted in their…

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So They Got It Wrong Again…..

I got bounced this article by Michael Pascoe for comment. To save you reading it the gist is this. People who have been making predictions about the death of China seemed to have cocked it up. I am not certain what we are surprised about, the fact that people making predictions cock it up or…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It

It’s good to be a successful alternative investments manager, as demonstrated by the generous sprinkling of their names in this year’s Forbes 400 ranking of the richest Americans. But it may be even better to be a retired (or semi-retired) alternative investments manager. The top two hedge-fund names on Forbes’ annual list have both stopped…

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