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Shades of Grey: 2007 Edition

Traders and funds have been getting spanked hard and the Fed’s response was swift: Bullard came out and talked about QE delay. How lame. Free markets have scared the Fed for a long time and so it’s no surprise that a 200 handle drop on the $ES gets them talking. 435 more words


A Pig For All Seasons

Things vary from season to season and day to day on the farm. Weather changes. Livestock grow. I need help with different chores from time to time. 1,305 more words


The Pumpkin Craze

Pumpkin Spice Lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin candles – the pumpkin craze is in full swing by now.  And I for one, love it.  I’m not alone in my pumpkin passion, sales of all pumpkin-flavored foods and beverages increased 14% from 2012 to 2013 according to Nielson. 164 more words


October Is A Good Month to Start Investing

I asked my assistant to do an updated stock market seasonality study.

The data we used was the S&P 500 index from 1927 which we found in Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller’s database. 198 more words

Economics & Markets

fire and frost

The glory of September has slipped quietly in the autumnal promise of October, leaving behind the memories of warmth and summer flowers. Last week we enjoyed lunch in the garden in T-shirts and this week it’s time to zip up the fleece. 268 more words


Garden monthly, October 2014

Spring has slowly arrived. September was frosty and windy; only now the fruit trees are beginning to blossom. The ground has been too cold to plant seed, but with a few more hot days and some welcome rain, October will be a busy month. 398 more words

Garden Monthly

Trading the Abyss

Well that didn’t take long. We found the Red October. And this crystallizes a key aspect of the trading process: Market analysis. Nobody can tell precisely what the market will do next and in what shape or form, BUT keeping a close eye on the signals can help up identify the risk/reward at any given time and as traders our job is to constantly reevaluate the signals. 1,001 more words

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