“Reality” is Constructed By Your Brain.

“It’s really important to understand we’re not seeing reality,” says neuroscientist Patrick Cavanagh, a research professor at Dartmouth College and a senior fellow at Glendon College in Canada. “We’re seeing a story that’s being created for us.” Most of the time, the story our brains generate matches the real, physical world — but not always.…

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Seriously….WTF Does This Even Mean?

I can understand why people misunderstand what technical analysis is when they are confronted by immensely confusion gibberish such as shown below. This is a snip from the normally informative site – consider the breakout box on the right-hand side which is titled Barchart Technical Opinion. I have two questions – what is a…

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How Do We Measure Results?

Before I begin, I am going to pose a little test. Imagine you are an investor who sees a fund that promises astronomical returns based upon hypothetical trades. So you fall for the marketing hype and invest by the end of year one the fund has fulfilled its promise and your account is up 100%.…

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Seneca on The Shortness of Time

It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested. But when it is squandered in luxury…

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NASDAQ 100 Performance

I came across the chart below this morning which looks at the performance of what you would term large or dominant stocks within an index. What these sorts of charts do is educate you about the history of markets but they also reaffirm that there is nothing new under the sun. As the article that…

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Incidentaloma’s and Trading Inertia

In medicine, there is a phenomenon known as the incidentaloma, that is you have a scan or test for one thing and they find something completely unrelated. These incidental findings which seem to be quite common in imaging present somewhat of a problem for medical practitioners. They raise the question of doing something about the…

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Question of the Day

Here is the question and it comes in two related parts because the first question prompted the second one. On my social media feeds I follow a number of science-related folks and as you would expect much of the talk has been about COVID-19 and how it brings people out of the woodwork with all…

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The Two Types of Knowledge

I frequently tell the apocryphal story about how Max Planck, after he won the Nobel Prize, went around Germany giving the same standard lecture on the new quantum mechanics. Over time, his chauffeur memorized the lecture and said, “Would you mind, Professor Planck, because it’s so boring to stay in our routine. [What if] I…

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Thought for the Day

I heard the following the other day – what you tolerate in your present becomes your standard. I cannot remember where I heard but it stuck in my head because it is somewhat akin to my notion that you are where you are because that’s where you want to be. If you wanted to be…

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