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Mercenary Links: Hawkish

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October 30, 2014
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Mercenary Links Oct 30th: Dollar jumps as Fed goes hawkish... clouds darken for American's blue-chips... China fake invoice evidence mounts... RIP Bunker Hunt, the man with the golden blood, and more.
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Why Do We Bother Publishing (and Selling) Our Research?

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October 23, 2014
Slider Psychology Emotion & Process

As traders, why do we bother publishing (and selling) our research? In fact, why do we bother selling anything? Why don't we just "quietly trade" and keep our heads down?
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The Alibaba Debut Bears Uncanny Similarity to a Year 2007 Top Event

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September 23, 2014
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We take a look at the Alibaba IPO and its similarities a similar deal in 2007... note the madness in Silicon Valley.. and reflect on the dollar's strength.
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This Corporate Profits to GDP Chart Proves That Warren Buffett is a Massive Hypocrite

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September 15, 2014
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Just because Uncle Warren tells you it is safe to buy blue chips, or worse yet to put your life savings in a passive index fund, doesn't make it so...
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Be True To Yourself

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August 28, 2014
Slider Inspiration & Insight

What is the biggest life mistake you can make? Short of getting yourself killed, what is the one thing you want to avoid doing?
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On the New Issues Market

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August 14, 2014
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"The new issues market has as much nobility as the Fulton Fish Market in the noonday sun when the cobblestones are littered with the carcasses of overripe flounder that didn't sell that morning."
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On Form and Technique (in Poker and Trading)

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August 6, 2014
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Diligent commitment to form and technique is the true path to mastery. Here we reflect as to why...
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Your Favorite Beloved Tech Stock Was Just a Giant Macro Bet

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Investors who were long high-beta growth stocks, now wondering what the hell is going on, have received a painful wake-up call: It was just a giant macro bet...
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Dumb Tourist: Michael Lewis “Flash Boys” Review

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April 2, 2014
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I am (or sad to say, was) a huge Michael Lewis fan. Liar’s Poker, The Blind Side and The Big Short are all classics. With that said, Flash Boys is terrible. It is not just a major whiff, but a travesty. And it really ticked me off.
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Four Types of Market Participant (or, How to Spot a Bad Moon Rising)

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February 13, 2014
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"If you really get this concept, you are on your way to understanding how the great Stan D. made 30%+ compounded over 30 years..."
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Getting On the Rough Road

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February 11, 2014
Slider Inspiration & Insight

Are you on the road to greatness? If not... why not?
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The Trouble With Rocks

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January 22, 2014
Slider Poker & Trading

"Only playing super-premium hands" -- i.e. being a rock -- is not a desirable strategy, in poker or in markets. Here's why.
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Consumer Retail Stocks – Return of the Bear?

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January 13, 2014
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Carnage in consumer retail stocks could lead to broad sentiment shift -- or even awaken the hibernating bear...
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The Power of Embracing Mistakes

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January 3, 2014
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Winners evolve -- and committed evolution means embracing a culture of mistakes.
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Seven Things I Would Tell the Younger Me

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December 19, 2013
Slider Inspiration & Insight

If you could go back in time, what would you tell the younger you? Jack mulls and responds...
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