Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Was China an excuse for GOOG + NSA collaboration? (Foremski, SVW)
Google wants to bring ultra high-speed Internet access to a city. Tell them why that city should be yours. (Google Fiber)
Video: "A Look at the Dollar" (RatioTrading)
Taming Twitter’s Streams With Automated Web Sites - NYTimes.com
Ping Wire: A live stream of photos being posted to Twitter, right now. Warning! Some are NSFW! PingWire
Long-Term Care Hospitals Proliferate Without Much Scrutiny - NYTimes.com
How to Turn Your Netbook into a Feature-Rich E-Book Reader - e-Books - Lifehacker
Very cool time-lapse video of the snowfall in D.C. YouTube: Snowlapse 2010
China PLA officers urge economic punch against U.S.| Reuters
Events that can upset the 2/9/10 stock market rally (Bougearel, Inside Futures)
It's contained! (Dealbook)
Bear Trap! (youtube)
TED: Now with more elitism (TechCrunch)
Watch Commercial Real Estate (Brian Shannon - SFO Magazine)
Jim Chanos talks China (Infectious Greed)
U.S. claims legal authority to assassinate Americans (Opinio Juris)
Make your own stickers (makestickers.com)
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Lessons (mistakes) from today's trading
1.) No pivot data. I came in late, and so wasn't thoroughly set up.
2.) I didn't wait until the opening trend failed/reversed (or not) to take the trade counter to my first, successful trade.
3.) Right at the moment I should have sold, I made a phone call to my dad, again, because I was late. I usually call him before the market opens.
4.) I didn't sell the moment the trade went against me. All "oops" moments must be sold in the future.
5.) I didn't see yesterday's close, and so did not read it for the short-covering rally it was.
6.) I noticed that the EUR/USD - SPX trade had decoupled in the last 24 hours, and ignored it.
7.) I have a slow hardware/trading interface issue. The thing freezes up, and minutes pass, before I know what has happened. This should keep me out of the market, until I get a new computer!
8.) Known data delivery issues at the NYSE. This will make everyone freak out, and sell, even if they wouldn't have. Since the data is delayed, these sells will hit much later than they would have, and will cause a waterfall effect, when they catch up to real time.
9.) Am I leaving anything out? Oh, yeah ... when I saw people selling their longs on Twitter, people who do this for a living, and who know what they're doing, I did not sell. Doh!
"Get those brokers back in here! Turn those machines back on! Turn those machines back on!"