Stop Multitasking
Oct17

Stop Multitasking

Pay attention! I watched this thing on one of those news magazine shows a long time ago. It was about texting while walking. Since then I’ve seen laws passed to ban texting and driving. I think it makes total sense to ban something so senseless and dangerous. However, texting while driving is a part of what I think is a bigger problem, and that’s the idea of multitasking. Multitasking is a term that describes the ability...

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Being on Time / Being Late
Oct01

Being on Time / Being Late

Most of us have arrived late for something at some point. Stuff happens. But, some are consistently late. I once heard, chronic lateness comes from an inflated sense of self importance. At the time I thought this was ridiculous because I was often late. It took me some time to understand what that inflated sense of importance looks and feels like. Labelling problems or symptoms usually cause us to put up a wall of denial, or to not...

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Ancient Humans in the Modern World
Sep17

Ancient Humans in the Modern World

To our knowledge, modern humans; Homo sapiens, emerged in Africa between 200,000 to 150,000 years ago. A recent post on New Scientist, proposed that our genes may go even further back, perhaps 340,000 years (1). Either way humans have inhabited this earth for a relatively long time, or short time, but far beyond what can be documented. Also, Chances are if you were to dress up one of these early Homo Sapiens, in a pair of skinny jeans...

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Get More Sleep! 6 hours isn’t enough
Sep03

Get More Sleep! 6 hours isn’t enough

Last week, Friday, I was in a great mood. I thought it must have been my positive outlook catching up with me. Maybe it was the time I had it he middle of the day to go for a hike. But, thinking about it, I don’t usually have strenuous days. When I was honest with myself, I realised that I had changed one thing that day, I was operating on about 9 hours of sleep. I know correlation isn’t causation, but I definitely felt a...

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Breaking Down Obstacles
Aug22

Breaking Down Obstacles

As I was riding this morning, a memory came into my head. Years back I did a documentary called rastamentary,which is a documentary on Rastafarian belief. One of the people I interviewed was Billy Mystic, a musician/surfer. He was one of my most memorable interviews. He said something that struck me, but ended up on the cutting room floor, so to speak, since it didn’t quite fit into the doc. We were talking about the abilities...

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Automated System Trading
Sep02

Automated System Trading

Automated System Trading | In my previous blog post I wrote about emotional trading, which was published on August 31st, 2012.  I mentioned how I had met a number of traders that had a hard time of removing their emotions from their trades. In my post I mentioned that people are just wired in a certain way. Given a number of possible outcomes, we will usually pick the same outcome.  So I decided to do a small experiment within my...

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Emotional Trading
Aug31

Emotional Trading

Emotional-trading | psychology trading Having met a few traders within the last week, there is a common element that they all share.  I noticed that each one of these traders couldn’t get their emotions out of the trade. I know it is an extremely hard thing to do, but it can be done! The ability to separate one’s mind from an event that is bringing them either immense joy or excruciating pain is something that a majority...

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Podcast; The Trend Following Manifesto
Aug31

Podcast; The Trend Following Manifesto

I f you’re interested in trading, and trend following in particular, Michael Covel’s Trend Following Manifesto is some good listening. Michael Covel is the author of Trend Following. Covel interviews people who are practicing the philosophy highlighted in his book. If trend following isn’t your cup of tea, but you’re still into trading, there will still be some jewels to pick up in his interviews of traders and...

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Should morality play a role in your trading or investing?
Jun29

Should morality play a role in your trading or investing?

When trading, I use a technical trading system. This system is solely based on the numbers shown on the chart. Those numbers are filtered by other tools in the software, but all calculations are based on the price and volume of stocks in those tracked indices. In trading this type of system, my job is to scan an index. If the system says that the trade fits all requirements, I go to step 2, which is following the systems parameters...

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Pyramid Schemes
Mar18

Pyramid Schemes

Have you or your friends ever entered a pyramid scheme? I set off explain Ponzi chemes, but felt compelled to write a bit about pyramid schemes as well, since they are both similar in their promise of great returns, and their inevitable collapses. First of all a pyramid scheme is never usually called a pyramid scheme when the idea is being sold to people. A pyramid scheme is a fraudulent investment plan based on a hierarchy. A pyramid...

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