Nanny State

This is a paradox, at once completely unrelated to trading but also totally related if you understand the psychology of what is happening here. This ad was recently banned in Australia as being too adult. As if it were ever possible to be too adult. The central issue here is simply one of having others…

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New T-Shirt

I am thinking of having t-shirts made with the logo shown below on them. I think I should send one to every commentator who appears in the media gibbering on about the market.

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Japan Earthquake, 2 Years Later: Before and After

This is a very interesting photo set from The Atlantic – it shows what motivated people can achieve. Meanwhile I am still waiting for a leaking pipe under my nature strip to be fixed… its only been two years but I suppose Yarra Valley water will eventually move from watching it to doing something about…

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Why Analysts Should Not Be Investors

I would like to make an addendum to the title. It should really read Why Analysts Should Not Be Investors nor be allowed to give any form of advice to the unsuspecting public at all… Back in October, Andy Zaky put out his sixth “buy” recommendation on Apple stock. The first five — in July 2006, November…

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Dow 36,000

F#$k me…………if you say the same thing every year for the better part of two decades eventually you might get it right……….. The Dow Jones Industrial Average set a record this week, but it’s still far from the mark that economist Kevin Hassett and I forecast in our 1999 book, “Dow 36,000.” We wrote in the introduction that…

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Bull Markets

These don’t tell us anything we can use to formulate a trading plan, but they are interesting from an historical perspective. The current rally on the S&P500 is the sixth best overall. The league table of all rallies  

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Jim Rogers

“Most of us don’t have the discipline to stay focused on a single goal for five, ten, or twenty years, giving up everything to bring it off, but that’s what’s necessary to become an Olympic champion, a world class surgeon, or a Kirov ballerina. Even then, of course, it may be all in vain. You…

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