I grew up watching MTv.
80's child through and through I am.
So even as I hit FULL SPEED AHEAD ON MIDLIFE, with a baby on the way... watching the VMAs is a flashback to younger, more innocent days that struggled to be so grown up and naughty. And now it's so crazy that I watch Miley et al and sort of hate it. It's crazy that I feel a strong sense of WTF and disgust with a side platter of 'the world really is going to hell'.
I suppose every generation goes through the same life cycle, so it's not really such a big deal...
Anyways, REAL LIFE once again puts an interesting twist on past "fiction".
And Mike Judge proves once again his creative genius is timeless. Idiocracy turns ten next year.
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is already turning into a popularity contest of NTACs:
Donald Trump wants to wage some kind of insult war with Mexico.
Jeb Bush hates Mexican, er, no, uh, Asian Anchor Babies.
(there is too much out there, just do a search, or listen to the radio, or watch tv, or read about them...)
I can't until 2020.
please, Please, PLEASE, IF THERE IS ANY COSMIC SENSE OF HUMOR IN THE UNIVERSE, PLEASE have Kanye West follow through on his words...
#kanye #camacho for #president !!!
I'm writing this one at ~1am EDT on Saturday, August 22. So today was Friday. And the stock market decided once again to take a BIG FAT HUGE SHIT ALL OVER THE PLACE. Second day in a row in the red. And it coincides with me being on PTO. How come the market always seems to do crazy shit like this when I'm on vacation, and not in 'business mind' mode?
SPXL is one of my favorite issues. It trades at 3x the S&P500, so you get A LOT MORE ACTION on it than the normal S&P500 index traded ETF. The same goes for the T Q's as I like to call them: TQQQ. You get 3x the action on the NASDAQ with that one. If you can time the market decently, then you can make decent money at trading these two issues. Of course there are A LOT of people who don't believe you can time the market. And people used to believe that running a 4min mile was impossible too. Timing the market takes a ton of work and determination. And what really sucks is that it costs a lot of money to learn how to time the markets - in all the bad trades you do. I'm not great at it, but I'm getting better at it with each cycle of the market. Most of my learnings have been from William O'Neil and Investors Business Daily. His book, How to make money in Stocks is the golden word.
It's a really funny story for me. I daytraded for a year and lost my ass. I found that I am too reactive to the micro movements during the day. I spent too much time learning on bad trades that got me into trouble. Then I would react to them and it was red, red, red, red, red... all day long, almost every day...
Well, the past is the past , and as they say when you have failed, I learned a lot. It turns out I am much better now at swing trading. I read some of the news. I listen to even less of the news. And I trade extremely infrequently. I follow Leaderboard and the IBD Big Picture as closely as I can, but I don't even follow them that closely. There is a creature known as TMI and that is very much an issue for me. As a matter of fact, Dan Zanger* has preached before that just because you are not executing trades, it doesn't mean you are not working (on trading). Learning from him and IBD + William O'Neil, you MUST be very selective in your trading at all times: discipline.
* his site looks like shit, but he REALLY, REALLY , REALLY knows his stuff.
Apart from the Leaderboard charting service I use, I like to use BigCharts. They offer a fairly clean charting service. Very reliable and fast usually. And it's offered at the very attractive price of FREE. Which makes it pass the Top Three Buying Criteria with ease.
If you are a trader, the I wish you much luck!
That's a 9Mile Labs Free Tech T-shirt for #FTTF. It was the first investor and accelerator that GiftStarter worked with.
And that's the world famous Space Needle. It's one block from my day job office.
And that's my favorite plaid button down long sleep shirt. A random Bonobos shirt I found at Nordstrom Rack. Dressy enough for work on a Friday and comfortable.
Sometimes I wear Free Tech T-shirts under my button down long sleeve work shirts during the week.
It's like having a super hero outfit on underneath my proper day time work uniform.
My name is Dae Yu.