Nigel's Musings....

Trader • Dancer • Tinkerer • Investor • Business Manager and your Emergency Project Manager

Impeaching Trump Will Make It Harder For The Democrats in 2020

I can hear some of you going – “wait, what?” The reason is simple: the senate is not on board. Its been a while since the process of impeachment has been seriously discussed by the populace so most do not know that impeaching a president is just step one. There is a second step –…

Trading Homework For Trade-date Friday August 30th 2019

Going into the end of the month / start of a new month / holiday weekend – the historical bias is to buy stuff. So the equity markets moved to the upper end of their recent range. Can it break out to the upside? Its possible given China’s comments about not adding new tariffs…. Just…

Chartapalooza: August 11th 2019

Charts, charts and more charts. Need the daily homework though? Get that here:

Giving It All Back…

Today was just one of those days… Yesterday, I couldn’t do anything wrong with my trades. There were amazing trends in many markets but I focused on the Gold and Silver markets. Not only were the trends strong but they were well behaved. Which means there were no frustrating whip-saw stop-outs. Today, all those gains…

New Toy: Neo Smart Pen

A few months ago I had my first encounter with the Neo Smart Pen at a B8ta popup shop in a nearby mall in Chicago. At the time I thought it was a fascinating device and have stopped by the popup shop a couple of times since then to play with it. The pen takes…

Technically Speaking: Gold Is A Morphing Chart

In early June (2019) Gold broke out of a descending wedge and quickly moved higher. Then, in July, it set up what looked to be a large bull flag – or as Peter Brandt thinks, a “half-mast” flag. On July 18th, price broke out of the half mast flag and closed the day above it,…

Massive Opportunity Still Exists In The WordPress Space

So why are VC’s not looking?

Battered & Bruised: Systems Trading School of Hard Knocks

Every trader has at one time or another dreamed of having a fully automated trading system that is profitable—effectively a money printing press in the basement. I know I did—and I have the scars to prove it. I barely remember the day I woke up, not realizing I was about to embark on a trip that would lead me into an abyss. But I do remember what the goal was—to create an automated trading system that would print me money and lessen the emotional toll that is common in trading.

Technically Speaking: TSLA

TSLA – this is a stock everyone seems to have an opinion on – usually extremely bullish or extremely bearish. For example, I know at least one fund manager who is amazing in his ability to examine a company’s balance sheet and operations – he is convinced that TSLA is a fraud and has bet…

New Headshots

A few weeks ago I decided it was time to get new head-shots. The last set I got was back in 2013. So I called up Bob of Bob Stefko Photography and we made an appointment for the end of March. A week or so later I had a brand new set of shots. Here…

Me – The Rogue Project Manager

If you have a technology project that is in trouble, there’s a good chance I can help to fix it. There are many reasons a project can run off the rails: Scope Issues, Communication Issues, Technical Issues…

New Machine: NUC8i7HVK

I’m on a new computer kick. For most of my computing career I wanted the biggest, baddest machine I could afford. Generally this meant large towers with lots of expandability options and the fastest processors I could lay my hands on. However, over the last year, looking at the latest processor specs I realized that…


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