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Flatten The Curve Via Social Distancing

Flatten The Curve Via Social Distancing

by The MoleMarch 19, 2020

The process of returning to our place in Valencia tomorrow will most likely be a nightmare given that the entire nation of Spain is in lockdown with Spanish military police being deployed all over the place. Which probably will involve several security checks where we’ll have to explain various  times that we are two hapless foreigners returning from vacation with residency in Valencia. It won’t be fun and neither will be being stuck in our house for the remainder of the month, and most likely longer.

Anyway suffice it to say that I’ll have my hands full getting things packed and organized today as to not collect a massive fine which could run into the thousands of Euros. In the interim I felt it my duty to share two very cool videos my favorite math teacher Mr. Nystrom decided to put up after three years in self imposed Youtube exile:

Part 1 discussed the mathematical growth rate of an exponential curve and what it means for the spread of corona virus.

Part 2 delves a bit deeper on the real life implications of how a doubling rate of six days really means for us, and more importantly what we can do to flatten that bloody curve and in the process save precious lives.

Nobody does it like Mr. Nystrom and I strongly encourage you to pass on these two videos to as many people you can. I want to see an exponential growth rate on these two vids and not on Covid-19 – so do your part! Knowledge is power people – in trading of course and most definitely when it comes to battling a global viral epidemic.

I expect to be back in Valencia tomorrow afternoon but most likely won’t be able to put up a post ahead of the open. So I see you all on Monday morning, all bright eyed and bushy tailed. Assuming of course that a) I am not lingering in some Spanish prison and b) there’s still a stock market on Monday.

Stay safe!

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The Mole
Mole created Evil Speculator amidst the chaos of the financial crisis in early August of 2008. His vision for Evil Speculator is a refuge of reason, hands-on trading knowledge, and inspiration for traders of all ages and stripes. You can follow him and his nefarious schemes at the usual social media waterholes.
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