Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Remnants of a big bang

Life is not fair.  But we all knew that. Makes one wonder about a supreme being, spiritual or otherwise.  Last Sunday I had the luxury of watching the NFC Championship game without caring who would win.  I like New Orleans as a city and feel that they deserve something because of Katrina.  As for Minnesota, suffice it to say Bret Favre and 309 consecutive starts at quarterback, an NFL record for any position, let alone quarterback.  Since September 27, 1992, the guy has never missed a game. So whoever won, thumbs-up.

Then the game happened.  One team totally dominated the other. The Vikings had 475 total yards to the Saints 257.  Yet the sports world is giddy over the Aint's going to the Super Bowl.  Minnesota was the better team.  But they lost due to five turnovers and some pretty clutch choking by their coaching staff at the end of regulation.  Still, the second best NFC team goes to Miami to play that team from Indiana, pleeeeze.

I didn't watch Obama tonight.  Why?  The guy has turned out to be a putz.  Another lying, thieving, consummate insider politician.  I voted with my heart, not my head.  My bad.  The first candidate I voted for since George McGovern and I pissed that away, just like Favre did Sunday's game. 

A friend of this Blog asked for this.  Something without charts, or stock picks, something human, maybe some music, something charming like I used to write.  It didn't start out like this, but the Red Wings lost badly tonight and do you know to who?  Minnesota of all teams.  Where is that written?  Who comes up with this shit?  Is there no sense to the universe, is it all just some random exhaust, remnants from a far away and long ago big bang?

Charming, my ass.


Anonymous said...

Great post Allan, really appreciate it as I can really relate in so many ways especially today.

-David in L.A.

Anonymous said...

Aristotle Causal Topology:

Material Cause --- the "raw material" from which a thing is produced as from its parts, constituents, substratum, or materials.

Formal Cause --- that by a thing is intended and planned to be. Any thing is thought to be determined by its definition, form (mold), pattern, essence, whole, synthesis, or archetype. Immanence (cf. David Bohm, physicist). Fractals. Fibonacci.

Efficient Cause --- covers the modern definitions of "cause" as either the agent, agency, particular causal events, or the relevant causal states of affairs. Providence.

Final Cause (Telos) --- is that for the sake of which a thing exists, or is done - including both purposeful and instrumental actions. Covers modern ideas of mental causation involving such psychological causes as volition, need, motivation, or motives; rational, irrational, ethical - all that gives purpose to behavior. Financial astrology figures here. Destiny. Hegelian dialectic. Prophecy.


Anonymous said...

"Call me Ishmael. . . . Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. There is nothing surprising in this. If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me." ~ Moby Dick.

* Lo, who is not in pursuit of the whale--the trade, the markets? Only he who realizes he is the market, and hitherto he has been trading himself. This is the singular point Melville makes in tens of thousands of lines.


MMarino said...

Dear Allan,

Im only 17 and lack the ability to day trade, as far as I know custodial accounts cannot trade the same stock more than once every day unless i'm trading $25k or more. Would I still benefit if I decided to subscribe to your trend following system?

Kind Regards


Wayne said...

Marino, the trading frequency can be as small as hourly or as large as weekly.

I use the daily signals. I set up most of my trades prior to market open, to auto-trigger based on Allan's models. Because they are daily triggers that technically don't take effect until the close, I sometimes need to re-enter in case the trigger is not validated. But I don't think I've had to do that yet.

So far so good....


Anonymous said...

Wow.....sounds like you've had a BAD Day??? BTW the STOCK MARKET is up up up since Obama...who's the putz?

Guess you should have listened last night...think he's even convincing the Repubs that America can be fixed.

Anonymous said...


Your a very smart dude.

However, how does one not feel sympathy for OBAMA?

His hurdles are more powerful then he could ever be!




CORPORATE GREED because of The corporate entity is a psychopath

Never be the same

Name withheld until I get Oliver North style home security :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh I love it when people think they know everything and like to mouth off at Allan.
its good entertainment.

next time ,try adding something of real value to the forum.
dont you have anything wise to contribute?
anybody can spit on the sidewalk. Go look at this gold stock and tell me if its a buy. I'm thinking its a good buy.


Anonymous said...

Obama .
lets see. test your knowledge of the real world.
Is he
1) a true leader ,with real power. (like Putin)

2) a puppet president (like all of them -except for jfk)
3)a nice fellow,but a poor actor
4) superman saving the day....
5) fill in the blank

MMarino said...

Thanks Wayne i'm gonna go subscribe now!