Monthly Archives: July 2013

The week ahead

The period of turbulence in June made regular profits in pairs futures trades possible. The current calm, low volatility period would appear to be less advantageous for traders; time spreads and trend trading in various time frames are reasonable choices. … Continue reading

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Some Notes on Bataille’s Laws of General Economy for Traders

There are so many problems with contemporary discourses and practices concerning the economy. It is impoverished, but an outline is clear. Business-school types (mainstream and unreflective) take an anti-Keynesian standpoint. Liberals are Keynesians usually. Most traders I have met espouse radical … Continue reading

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Waiting, Paying, Taking

1. Whenever one thinks “I must rush to get in,” chances are the rush will be paid by waiting. 2. Whenever one thinks “This is a nice profit, but I should hold for more,” there is a good chance that … Continue reading

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A Lazy Speculator’s General Daily Schedule

6:00-7:00 AM A. Make Coffee. B. Drink coffee C. Stretch 7:00-7:45 AM A. Read the Vols B. Search NASDAQ 100 and S and P 500 for 1. stocks with extremely high implied volatility 2.. stocks with extremely low implied volatility. C. … Continue reading

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Fishing in the Summer

On June 30 I rightly urged caution for pairs traders. I use a paper-trader account to monitor real time futures pairs performance in larger sizes and varieties than I normally deploy. At the end of the month, the trades began to fail … Continue reading

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Summer Slug

Badly Photographed Action in the North Cascades

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High Summer Wine

High summer wine, Saturday is fine A fragrance of a lover You can’t remember. Friends look like bees Drinking honey from the trees, And hoping for world beyond ours. Perceptions of others Swing through the trees A reflection of the … Continue reading

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