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  • You Can Get Medical Marijuana For Your Itchy Butt?
    Posted by on April 17th, 2014 at 11:34 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Look, I’m not burying the lead here – it’s right in the post title… Sarah Palermo from the Concord Monitor brought my […]

  • A Morning At The Mall – Retail Channel Checks
    Posted by on April 15th, 2014 at 7:29 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits This morning I went to the Natick Mall.   I haven’t been there for roughly 20 years.   In fact, I don’t really go […]

  • Homebrew Batch #37 – Dry Hopped IPA
    Posted by on April 8th, 2014 at 2:15 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Today I brewed up a 5 gallon batch of my previous IPA recipe, which I plan to experiment with.   This was my […]

  • Vegas March 2014 – Part III: Downtown
    Posted by on April 8th, 2014 at 9:20 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits part I is here, Part II is here. Sunday morning I woke up in better shape than the rest of the crew.   […]

  • High Frequency Trading: The Little Guy is the Big Winner
    Posted by on March 31st, 2014 at 10:10 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I figured it would be worthy to synthesize some High Frequency Trading related thoughts I’ve been discussing on Twitter.  Last night I […]

  • Vegas – March 2014 Part 2: Go Hawks!
    Posted by on March 27th, 2014 at 11:09 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits If you missed part 1, you can read it here now… Saturday morning I woke up around 10:30.  After checking that my […]

  • Vegas – March 2014 Part 1: Nowhere to Hyde
    Posted by on March 26th, 2014 at 11:32 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits It’s been almost 2 years since my last trip to The Desert.   Living in Central New Hampshire, the trip isn’t quite as […]

  • Dear Steve Wynn
    Posted by on March 25th, 2014 at 4:34 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Dear Steve Wynn, You should know that I’m a huge fan of yours.   Your candid quarterly earnings calls are conducted with such […]

  • Who Drives the Price of Gold?
    Posted by on March 17th, 2014 at 11:09 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits A common fantasy of many precious metals bloggers is that there is some evil cartel that drives the price of gold by […]

  • Trading Rule #9 – Blame is for Losers
    Posted by on March 12th, 2014 at 9:37 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits It’s been a while since I posted something to my “The Rules” series, but Howard Lindzon’s post yesterday prompted me to get […]

  • The April Fool’s Day Deal Evaluator
    Posted by on February 20th, 2014 at 10:50 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I’ve come up with a new theory for evaluating mergers (or sports contracts, etc), called the April Fool’s Day Deal Evaluator. It […]

  • How To Get Dumped on Valentine’s Day
    Posted by on February 13th, 2014 at 12:37 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I was pumped today when, in the midst of a blizzard, Fex Ed ($FDX: no positions) pulled into my driveway and delivered […]

  • Homebrew Batch #36 – Gizmo’s Brown Ale
    Posted by on February 10th, 2014 at 11:29 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits After I was done brewing Max’s Belgian Blonde Ale, I regrouped and banged out the second half of a homebrew doubleheader.  For […]

  • Homebrew Batch #35 – Max’s Belgian Blonde Ale
    Posted by on February 10th, 2014 at 11:19 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Last Wednesday, February 5th, I brewed up a 2.5 gallon batch of an improvised Belgian Ale.   I was taking advantage of my […]

  • Why Is JP Morgan’s Gold Market Dominance Plunging?
    Posted by on February 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits On Saturday evening, Zerohedge published a post about JP Morgan “cornering” the gold market.  Of course, ZeroHedge knows that not a single […]

  • Confirmation Bias – Ariad Pharma Edition
    Posted by on January 28th, 2014 at 9:35 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits A favorite topic of mine on these pages is that of confirmation bias – specifically: avoiding it.   This is one of the […]

  • 26 Seconds That Highlight The Worst of America
    Posted by on January 24th, 2014 at 8:27 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits This can be presented *almost* without comment:     But of course some comment is required:  Jane Harman, the woman being interviewed,  […]

  • Bitcoin Cannot Possibly Become A Threat To Fiat Currency
    Posted by on January 21st, 2014 at 3:08 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Let me preface this post by saying that I am NOT a bitcoin expert.  I’m not even a semi-expert in the ways […]

  • Hindsight Capital – Second Guessing Your Own Trades
    Posted by on January 16th, 2014 at 8:32 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits As I sat down to write this post, I worried that the message would be hard to convey.  Anyone who has traded […]

  • Idiots Abound: NEST Edition
    Posted by on January 15th, 2014 at 8:25 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits You may have heard that Google ($GOOG – no positions) struck a $3.2 Billion deal to buy Nest Labs, the maker of […]