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Profound Parallels Between Sports and Trading

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August 20, 2014
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Dobel's piece, "Let the Game Come to You," though not about trading, contains some of the most profound trading truth I've ever seen...
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Mercenary Links August 19: Betting On Collapse

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August 19, 2014
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Mercenary Links Aug 19th: Soros own $2.2 billion worth of S&P puts... Europe in need of full-blown QE... big investors return to junk bonds... the best scrabble player on earth, why Olympic Athletes are learning to hold their breath, and more.
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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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No, Actually, the “World’s Greatest Trader” Would Crush the S&P to Powder

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July 31, 2014
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A popular columnist recently suggested the "world's greatest trader" wouldn't even beat a passive indexer over the long term because of tax issues. This argument is so insulting, and so out of whack in respect to real trading, it spurred the following rant...
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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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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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