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Blog Profile / Mercenary Trader

Filed Under:Business & Finance / Investing
Posts on Regator:1098
Posts / Week:4.7
Archived Since:August 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

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...

Mercenary Links August 19: Betting On Collapse

Mercenary Links Aug 19th: Soros own $2.2 billion worth of S&P puts... Europe in need of full-blown QE... big investors return to junk bonds... the best scrabble player on earth, why Olympic Athletes are learning to hold their breath, and more.

Mercenary Links August 15th: Convoy Attack

Mercenary Links August 15th: Ukraine attacks Russian convoy... sanctions risk escalates... Europe sinking into deflationary quicksand... Japan in trouble,US jobs market tightening, and more.

On the New Issues Market

"The new issues market has as much nobility as the Fulton Fish Market in the noonday sun when the cobblestones are littered with the carcasses of overripe flounder that didn't sell that morning."

Mercenary Links August 12th: Pretext for Invasion

Mercenary Links August 12th: Russia sets up pretext for invasion... job market tilts toward U.S. workers... California drought transforms global food market... R.I.P. Robin Williams, a Nascar star's deadly run, and more.

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.

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