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Sometimes It Takes Years

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July 30, 2014
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Success can take longer than we think, and overnight sensations are years in the making. If signs of internal progress are present, press forward.
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Mercenary Links: $29 Billion

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July 30, 2014
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Mercenary Links July 30th: Argentina default looms... Fed rate debate set to heat up... Russia sanctions getting serious... Twitter soars, the $800 sneaker, and more.
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Too Much!

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July 22, 2014
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We look at the various ways this market is showing "too much" -- too much divergence, too much Fed trouble, and so on.
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What if de Grey and Kurzweil are half right?

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May 9, 2014
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Living to be 1,000 years old, or even 250 years old, might be a stretch. But what about, say, excellent quality of life at age 100, or even age 125? Take care of yourselves brothers and sisters!
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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
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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
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"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
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If you could go back in time, what would you tell the younger you? Jack mulls and responds...
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Take Your Lame Consensus Forecasts and Shove ‘Em

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December 18, 2013
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Rant warning: The annual predictions from Wall Street are obnoxiously worthless. You'd be better off listening to Britney Spears or Spongebob Squarepants...
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Advantage Synthesizers

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December 17, 2013
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"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom..."
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How Germany is Killing Europe

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December 16, 2013
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Germany is flat-out waging economic war on its fellow EU countries...
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