Fear Or A Lack Of Discipline

Following my piece on fear I got a few comments from people that indicate that many confuse a lack of discipline with fear. To me fear is a visceral experience, it is almost tangible in the way it can paralyse ones actions and distort thinking. A lack of discipline is a behavioural trait and is…

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When is $18.6 Million Just Not Worth The Effort

I have noted with some amusement that financial commentators have gone a flutter in their nether regions at the thought of George Soros trading the $A and how it is reported that he made a profit of $18.6 million. Whilst, having $1 billion to throw at a trade must certainly be exciting and $18.9 million…

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Geeky Lecture On Exercise Science

Take home points for me – 1. Much of public health policy is based upon shaky evidence. It is my experience that is also true about nutritional recommendations as well – if you want to lose weight turn the traditional food pyramid upside down. 2. Response to exercise is very idiosyncratic. This has been my…

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2014 Porsche 911 Turbo

0 to 100 in 3.2 seconds which makes it just a shade slower to 100 than the current range of Ducati’s I have not been a fan of this car since I nearly punted one of them off the end of the Frankston freeway nearly 30 years ago. When I was told the new model…

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HFT Is Evil….So Says Charlie Munger

Funny thing is I thought that according to this group derivatives were the spawn of the devil……oh but thats right they are only the spawn of the devil is you lose money doing it. I would guess so to is taking billions in bail out money was also pretty bad but WTF…. And for a…

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Dr Tae – The Skateboarding Physicist

There is a bit of a chat going on within the current mentor program about the teaching of financial literacy within schools. I have no doubt this is probably a good thing but I would actually like them to get around to teaching actual literacy first. The discussion reminded me of this bloke – Dr…

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Gilligan And The Prediction Of Markets

With some folks now proclaiming that Google trends can predict markets…..after they have moved which does defeat the purpose of a prediction system I thought it worth revisiting something I wrote awhile ago about the idiocy of predictive systems. PS: Mary-Anne and Ginger included only for reminiscing. I have a new trading system and judging…

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