Category Archives: Rants

…on various issues and events

Silliness at the Fed?

A few days ago, I wrote about how it’s important to take the messy real world into consideration when conducting fundamental analysis of the markets. I’m talking about the world beyond the charts, trend lines, economic statistics, financial news releases … Continue reading

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Sliding Oil Prices – Good or Bad?

Greetings all! I was tuned into Larry Kudlow’s radio show on Saturday night, and of course he and his guests got around to the topic of why the current stock market selloff is happening. One of the culprits that pundits … Continue reading

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Guaranteed Basic Income and the Gilligan Test

Greetings all! So I was listening to NPR’s On Point earlier tonight, and Tom Ashbrook had a group of guests debating the pros and cons of a national guaranteed basic income.  The idea is simply that every adult in the country … Continue reading

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Exile and a New Hope

    Greetings, About 3 weeks ago, my car’s alternator died, costing me almost $400 to get it fixed so I could keep working. After this disaster, I had to pretty much empty out my trading account with the exception … Continue reading

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Back to Research

I’ve decided that all this constant writing of ebooks, posts, articles, and marketing stuff is basically taking up a lot of time for little to no benefit. Therefore, I’m going back to concentrating exclusively on research and trading. When I … Continue reading

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Annoying Tax Relief Radio Ad

So there’s this ad that plays on the local Memphis AM station (and probably everywhere around the country), that promotes a tax relief service for people who owe back taxes to the IRS. At one point in the ad, the … Continue reading

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Raising My Head

“He saw an evening when he sat slumped across his desk in that office. It was late and his staff had left; so he could lie there alone, unwitnessed. He was tired. It was as if he had run a … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the Fool…

Greetings! So for about a week, I kept seeing a notice on the Motley Fool’s blogger interface that they were on a “publishing hiatus” and that their bloggers had to stop submitting articles. Eventually, an email showed up saying that … Continue reading

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Yay for India! Turkey’s Erdogan not so much…

Hello! It’s rant time! My carry trade account holds positions in Indian Rupees, Turkish Lira, and South African Rand at the moment, so I tend to keep an eye out for developments in those countries. Over the past week we’ve … Continue reading

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My first rant – so called “intellectual property”

Wut? O hai! In my last post I talked about setting up my members-only area.  One of the things I did was to edit the standard User Agreement that wp-Member supplies. I replaced the whole section on licensing of content … Continue reading

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