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February 8, 2016

The Usual Suspects

Over the past few months a potent emotional cocktail of fear and confusion has been seeping into the consciousness of market participants. It’s not just that equities are steadily heading lower whilst producing more and more bearish context above to be overcome sometime in the future. What’s worse is that there appear to be very few places remaining to sit out the storm. The exception of course being the two usual suspects – bonds and gold.

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January 27, 2016

Let’s Try This Again

I had the right ideas yesterday but for some reasons various entries didn’t trigger. So let’s try this one again, shall we? On the equities side I missed out by just a matter of ticks but there is a reason why I’m being such a hard ass with my entries.

We’ve seen a ton of intra-day volatility in the past few weeks and I don’t expect things to quiet down anytime soon. So a more disciplined entry afford me a stop with higher odds of survival. Keep in mind that the stop distance affects the amount of contracts I need to fulfill my R size. The wider my stops the smaller the amount of contracts. That not only affects my leverage but more [...]

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January 4, 2016

Welcome Back To The Future

Welcome back to Evil Speculator! As you can tell the place has undergone a bit of an overhaul over the past two weeks. Unfortunately I am only about half way done as we’re still missing quite a few links and some page content which I’ll have to fill in over the coming days. The process of beating our new site theme into submission took me longer than anticipated. I usually expect delays but I was forced to burn many frustrating hours figuring out various problems on my own as tech support staff was still on holiday. In addition I had underestimated how much legwork would be required to update older posts to fit the new format. Anyway, we’re getting there but I ask [...]

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December 4, 2015

There Is No Room At The Bottom

In 1959 at Caltech, Dr. Richard Feynman presented the American Physical Society with his classic lecture titled ‘There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom‘, outlining his vision of the future and the possibility of engineering microscopic technology down to the molecular scale. Feynman’s presentation has continued to inspire several generations of biologists, physicists, and chemists to this very day. Only in the recent past however, more than half a century later, are we beginning to harvest the fruits of his vision, as our scientific knowledge and technological capabilities are slowly encroaching into the microscopic world.

Unfortunately however it seems [...]

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