Monthly Archives: June 2011

Window dressing?

The rally since Monday is being attributed to end-of-quarter window dressing. And yet the ‘usual suspects’ of correlated markets are up (some very strongly) simultaneously: AUD strong, copper strong … could be coincidental, these markets moving due to their own … Continue reading

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I’ll take it!

Well, have a look at this: The Best Two Days Since February 1st Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 05:12PM It’s pretty hard to believe, but the S&P 500’s two-day gain of 2.22% is actually the strongest two-day gain for the … Continue reading

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OneClick YouTube Downloader for Firefox 5 – SOLVED!

To get OneClick Youtube Downloader icon working for Firefox 5, here’s how: Go to http://www.orbitdownloader.com/, or the File Hippo page for Orbit Downloader and download the latest version of Orbit (Orbit was already on my computer, but I reinstalled it … Continue reading

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WTF? Oils ain’t bonds.

Where did the parrots get hold of the “oil reserve release is stealth QE3” meme? I’ve seen it plastered all over the place. It makes Zero sense. Where did it start? Do these people not understand what Quantitative Easing is … Continue reading

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Best trader in the world.

Much to like (and learn from) in this post. Really great stuff. The Best Trader in the World Worked for Bernie Madoff http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/06/24/the-best-trader-in-the-world-worked-for-bernie-madoff/

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Another bogeyman myth busted

Found this article on Kid Dynamite‘s blog from Abnormal Returns: Oh The Horror – Your Indices Are All Wrong! http://kiddynamitesworld.com/oh-the-horror-your-indices-are-all-wrong/ Worth reading; I like anything that increases my understanding of market mechanics (in this case index pricing), but I also … Continue reading

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What’s that … up ahead … ?

Ever tried to move towards your goals while looking backwards? Its awkward. Sure, a glance in the rear-view mirror from time-to-time while driving is necessary, but most of the time looking out front & ahead is the safest. (OK, now … Continue reading

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