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Trading Homework for Trade-date Tuesday September 17th 2019

There were large gaps in the energies on Monday due to attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil production infrastructure. Crude futures gapped up almost 7.00 per barrel and rallied another 2+. Equities gapped down but had little follow through. Gold and silver gapped up with little follow-through as well but holding gains. I expect lots of…

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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....
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Massive Opportunity Still Exists In The WordPress Space

So why are VC's not looking? WordPress is probably the most underrated and overlooked opportunity in the software world right now. In an age of...
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Battered & Bruised: Systems Trading School of Hard Knocks

Something I dug up from my email archives today... This article was written in 2008 for SFO Magazine - a now defunct trading-related magazine. But...
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Me – The Rogue Project Manager

Sometimes I get involved in project management. So if you have a technology project that is in trouble, there's a good chance I can help...
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Investment Themes For The Next 5 Years

This is a simple article that answers the question "what are the most promising investment themes over the next 5-10 years? " For me, the...
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The Impact Of Systems

This article was published in August 2007 in SFO Magazine (now defunct). The original published article has been lost with the shutdown of SFO Mag...

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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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Investment Themes For The Next 5 Years

This is a simple article that answers the question “what are the most promising investment themes over the next 5-10 years? “ For me, the answer is this – invest in companies in the following areas and you should do well in the long run. Its a simple list in no particular order: AI (Artificial…

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New Website 2019 with SpinupWP.com

I’ve been playing with WordPress for quite a few years now but never built my personal site with it. It was always on the todo list and so for the past few years, my personal site has been hosted by weebly. The motivation for actually transitioning the site to WordPress came in the form of…

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So You Want To Trade Bitcoin?

So you want to trade bitcoin or maybe trade other crypto-currencies. It seems everyone else is making tons of money except you, right? But here’s the thing – every decade or so a new financial “bubble” of some kind shows up. Two decades ago it was internet stocks. Then it was real estate or real…

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Trading Life: Tools Of The Trade

Introduction We get a lot of questions about the tools we use in our business and trading life.  So, we decided to create a page that lists them all.  We think you’ll be very surprised by some of them if only because you might never thought about those aspects of trading or business. Trading Platforms…

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Trading Life: Get A Massage (No, Not That Kind!)

As traders, we sit. A lot. We hunch over our keyboards, slouch, stretch our necks in weird positions and sit on bad chairs.  Young traders under 30 don’t care.  But if you’re middle-aged like me, you feel the strain in your body day in and day out.  And the slow destruction caused by this lifestyle…

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Trading Life: Get Up And Walk Around

I am an intraday trader and spend hours and hours in front of my computers, sitting in a chair, staring at the screen with my hands on the keyboard and/or mouse.  Over time, that has taken a toll on my muscles and posture.  Sitting in a chair for long periods of time  is bad for…

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Trading Life: A Group of Posts About the Lifestyle Related To Trading

All good traders eventually arrive at the realization that active trading is a LIFESTYLE.  How you live your life has a direct effect on the success (or failure) of your trading.  There are few good resources that I’ve seen that covers the non-trading aspects of a traders lifestyle.  Thus, this blog will attempt to shed…

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Futures Magazine Profile

This article is one from 2011 – a profile from Futures Magazine. Click the button below to read the whole thing…

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The Impact Of Systems

Most readers have probably seen at least one of the movies in the Arnold Schwarzenegger trilogy of Terminator movies. These movies have machines fighting machines with humans slightly in control of one side. These days, it feels as if trading the markets is just like that – machines against machines with humans barely in control. It’s this feeling and conversations with a number of experienced traders about the radical changes they’ve observed in price action over the last three years that formed the genesis of this article.

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Trading Homework for Trade-date Thursday September 12th 2019

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Trading Homework for Trade-date Wednesday September 11th 2019

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Trading Homework for Trade-date Tuesday September 9th 2019

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Trading Homework for Trade-date Friday September 6th 2019