Traders are always trying to work out what happens next. But in the process of becoming convinced of something we actively block out information which doesn’t fit with our narrative. We become openly hostile to those who have an opposing view. We become biased.
It’s extremely tough to avoid this. Myself, even after 7 years in permabear recovery, I still don’t like being long stock indexes and have to force myself to take the setups as they appear. Deep inside there is a part of me that wants to see it all burned down. Taken to an extreme is the kind of idiocy you see at the slopeofhope, where the internet’s 3 remaining bears huddle together for [...]
After an extremely profitable first quarter I think most of you would agree that I have more than earned myself a little vacation. And boy do I need one as I have been feeling myself running on depleting reserves over the past few weeks. Yes, even the Mole is only human (sort of). Also, beyond the polished facade and daily evil deeds there had been a lot happening behind the scenes, some of which I have no doubt Scott will be talking about as he’ll be filling in during my two week absence. And may I just say – are you in for a rare treat ladies and leeches!
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, consists of four incredible movements and was composed between the years 1811 and 1812, at which time the poor man had already turned almost completely deaf. I must admit that listening to this symphony in particular often brings tears to my eyes. First as a visceral response to its unparalleled beauty and technical perfection, but even more so knowing that Beethoven never had been able to actually listen to his own creation.
No matter where you stand politically and what you may think of President Donald Trump, you’ve got to admit that he’s a pure breed optimist. And just maybe, despite all the media poison and the political infighting, it is that very sense of good old fashioned American can-do optimism that continues to fuel the flames of the Saturn V mega rocket that has propelled equity markets to all time highs with apparently no end in sight.