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Blog Profile / Mercenary Trader

Filed Under:Business & Finance / Investing
Posts on Regator:1083
Posts / Week:4.8
Archived Since:August 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Mercenary Links August 8th: Bombs Away

Mercenary Links August 7th: Airstrikes in Iraq... sanctions lead to trade war... Italy back in recession... Ukraine PM hit by cyber-attack, how mom and dad became pot moguls, and more.

Who Are You Hanging Out With?

I'm a great believer in "you become who you hang with." As Tony [Robbins] will say, the quality of your life is a direct reflection of the expectations of your peer group. ~Peter Sage

On Form and Technique (in Poker and Trading)

Diligent commitment to form and technique is the true path to mastery. Here we reflect as to why...

Mercenary Links August 5th: Major Warning Signs

Mercenary Links August 5th: Major market warning signs... tumbling mortgage bonds spark concern... Buffett sits on $50 billion cash hoard... jailed for speeding in Virginia, a career-crushing injury for Tiger Woods, and more.

Mercenary Links: Growling Again

Mercenary Links August 1st: Bears growling again... junk bonds plummet... the dollar is surging... Europe in trouble, Argentina defaults... parallels with 1914, the business of fake hollywood money, and more.

No, Actually, the “World’s Greatest Trader” Would Crush the S&P to Powder

A popular columnist recently suggested the "world's greatest trader" wouldn't even beat a passive indexer over the long term because of tax issues. This argument is so insulting, and so out of whack in respect to real trading, it spurred the following rant...

Sometimes It Takes Years

Success can take longer than we think, and overnight sensations are years in the making. If signs of internal progress are present, press forward.

Transports Add to Weight of Divergent Market Signals

In recent weeks the market has flashed numerous warning signals. Up until this week, at least, the “big three” of the major indices — Dow, S&P, Transports — had shown continued strength. Now the transports are breaking ranks…

Mercenary Links: $29 billion

Mercenary Links July 30th: Argentina default looms... Fed rate debate set to heat up... Russia sanctions getting serious... Twitter soars, the $800 sneaker, and more.

Dollar Resurgence is Another Warning Signal

The current market environment is dangerous for bulls. While large caps are holding up, small caps and high yield debt are in sell-off mode. You can see the danger signs writ large via IWM and JNK.

Mercenary Links July 25th: Big Doubts

Mercenary Links July 25th: Small caps run into big doubts... massive outflow from high yield bond funds... Amazon whiffs big... why every speed limit may be too low, deep-fried Doritos, and more.

Too Much!

We look at the various ways this market is showing "too much" -- too much divergence, too much Fed trouble, and so on.

Mercenary Links July 22nd: Stupid Deals

Mercenary Links July 22nd: Merger boom breaking records... US wage pressures rising... Russians embracing conspiracy theory... Ackman slams Herbalife, the call for a three-day work week, and more.

Mercenary Links July 18th: Escalation

Mercenary Links July 18th: Ukraine escalation on downed Malaysia flight... Israel launches Gaza ground invasion... Murdoch bids $80 billion for Time Warner... the third biggest stock bubble in US history, why idiots succeed, and mor...

Mercenary Links July 15th: Gold in the Cold

Mercenary Links July 15th: Gold has its biggest loss of 2014... Fed officials debate timing of rate increases... empty trading floors fray nerves on Wall Street... secrets of the creative brain, the mini-Madoff boom, and more.

Mercenary Links July 11th: October

Mercenary Links July 11th: October is the end... companies selling stocks at a record pace... the one percent's rental nightmare... the Oracle of San Quentin, rare videos on YouTube, and more.

Mercenary Links July 9th: The Everything Bubble

Mercenary Links July 9th: The everything bubble... why interest rates could stay low... the 'crazy' euro... the brain-based trader warning signal, how to fly on a private jet for cheap, and more.

Mercenary Links July 1st: Bulk For Sale

Mercenary Links July 1st: Bulk foreclosure buyers looking to sell... why NYC real estate is the new Swiss bank account... mergers hit a 7-year high... China workers dying at their desks, why teenagers act crazy, and more.

Mercenary Links June 27th: Loosening the Ban

Mercenary Links June 27th: Four-Decade Ban on Oil Exports Loosened... Bullard sees rate hike in first quarter 2015... fixed income headed for euphoria... the hedge fund industry surpasses $3 trillion, why a Chinese buyer smashed his Tesla, and more.

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