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Blog Profile / Mercenary Trader

Filed Under:Business & Finance / Investing
Posts on Regator:1106
Posts / Week:4.7
Archived Since:August 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Mercenary Links: Don’t Party Like it’s 1999

Mercenary Links October 5th: 2014 on pace as best year for job growth since 1999... the Fed now has a battle on its hands... the US dollar continues to rampage... Russia veering towards crisis... how Mohnish Pabrai crushed the market, how to do the best work of your life, and more.

Mercenary Links: 57-year High

Mercenary Links October 1st: US oil exports hit a 57-year high... as Brent crude oil plummets... Hong Kong brings shades of Tiananmen Square... all hail king dollar, Japan's top daytrader, and more.

Mercenary Links: Falling Prices Ahead

Mercenary Links Sep 26th: Falling commodity prices flash warning... China ponders slow growth dilemma... Apple screws up... the delusion of being dead, a mental trick from the world's winningest sports team, and more.

Mercenary Links: Crackdown

Mercenary Links Sep 23rd: Tax inversion crackdown hits pharma shares... Aussie dollar falls to seven-month low... Blackstone pulling out of Russia... China's Scotch indicator, how Alibaba could buy Yahoo for free, and more.

The Alibaba Debut Bears Uncanny Similarity to a Year 2007 Top Event

We take a look at the Alibaba IPO and its similarities a similar deal in 2007... note the madness in Silicon Valley.. and reflect on the dollar's strength.

Mercenary Links: Hey Ma

Mercenary Links September 19th: Alibaba IPO gives insiders rare chance to sell early... dollar heads for longest rally since 1967... inflation still hard to find... robots invading small factories, how your brain decides while you sleep, and more.

Mercenary Links: Forty-Seven Percent

Mercenary Links September 16th: 47% of Nasdaq, 40% of Russell already in bear market... the US dollar's longest winning streak in 17 years... a prominent VC sounds the alarm... Cabo and Malibu battered, MIT's cheetabot, and more.

Massive Death Coming to Silicon Valley? A Prominent Venture Capitalist Speaks Out

It’s refreshing to see a prominent investor speak openly and honestly about the dangers he sees -- even if that honesty threatens his short-term returns...

This Corporate Profits to GDP Chart Proves That Warren Buffett is a Massive Hypocrite

Just because Uncle Warren tells you it is safe to buy blue chips, or worse yet to put your life savings in a passive index fund, doesn't make it so...

Mercenary Links: Dollar Pressure

Mercenary Links September 12th: Commodity currencies at six-month lows... Scotland votes next week... US hiring strongest since 2007... how short walks reverse the harmful effects of sitting, the $1 million parking spot, and more.

Not Even Wrong: Why Data-Mined Market Predictions Are Worse Than Useless

The only way to avoid getting fooled by spurious data or superficial thinking is to put real elbow grease into truly understanding what drives markets and why...

The Euro’s Pain is Just Beginning — and Passive Indexers Are Asking For a Punch in the Face

When it comes to the EURUSD short case, we have been pounding the table hard enough to splinter wood... and maintain the story is nowhere near done.

Mercenary Links: If it’s Nae Scottish, it’s Crap

Mercenary Links September 9th: Scottish independence looms... US consumer credit soars... why more renters aren't buying... why only 6 percent of doctors like their jobs, why networking is disgusting, and more.

Mercenary Links: “We Are Done”

Mercenary Links September 5th: David Tepper sees "beginning of the end" for world bond market bubble... euro sees its largest one-day drop in years... US job growth disappoints... why walking helps us think, Howard Marks on risk, and more.

Mercenary Links: That Sinking Feeling

Mercenary Links September 3rd: Eurozone slumping toward crisis... September Swoon on deck... China bubble risk escalates... why the wealthy hate inflation, Formula 'E' racing, and more.

Mercenary Links August 9th: Ahem, Nukes, Cough

Mercenary Links August 29th: Putin casually mentions nukes... Russian troops enter Ukraine... Eurozone a step closer to deflationary death spiral... inside Google's drone program, the power of contemplative walks, and more.

Be True To Yourself

What is the biggest life mistake you can make? Short of getting yourself killed, what is the one thing you want to avoid doing?

Mercenary Links August 26th: Everything is Expensive

Mercenary Links August 26th: The Investor's Dilemma (everything is expensive)... Burger King buys Tim Hortons (eh)... Europe fears intensify... space junk, what Jeff Bridges can't abide, and more.

Mercenary Links August 22nd: Pushing Europe into Depression

Mercenary Links August 22nd: Policy blunders pushing Europe into depression... Russia shuts down Moscow McDonald's... Home Depot and Apple lead stocks higher... Iceland volcano acting up again, $41 million for the ice bucket challenge, and more.

Profound Parallels Between Sports and Trading

Dobel's piece, "Let the Game Come to You," though not about trading, contains some of the most profound trading truth I've ever seen...

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