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Ridiculous Trend: Web Sites That Bar Users From Using Private Mode

Recently I have noticed that more and more publications are blocking users who use private mode in their browsers. Instead, users are being requested to either sign up, login or turn off private mode browsing. I use Firefox which defaults to private mode all the time. As such, I have been regularly shut out of…

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The Government Does Not Want You To Use Facebook Chat

Actually it does. But that's precisely why you shouldn't. Facebook unveiled plans about a year ago to add end-to-end encryption on all its chat products...
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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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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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The Manual Work in Mechanical Trading: Evaluating a Trading System

Not everything in mechanical system trading is automatic. Before you begin trading a system, you must evaluate it carefully. Read on to learn about 15 of the most important attributes to evaluate in automated trading systems!

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System Traders: Don’t Just Overcome Obstacles, Curtail Them

Many traders think that simply creating a profitable trading system is all that is necessary to be successful at mechanical trading. Those traders are wrong. Assembling a portfolio of profitable trading systems is just half of the battle. The other half involves executing and monitoring the systems. Therefore, the success of any mechanical trading program depends heavily on execution environment in which a trading program is conducted.

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