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Pretty f#$@% amazing!

Posted by brophy on 4th of Dec 2022 at 07:35 pm

Pretty f#$@% amazing!

Posted by brophy on 1st of Dec 2022 at 09:55 am

Not sure where that came from, but couldn't agree more on those points, Matt. Ever notice the WW II era folks, the depression era folks, those who remain, that is, always seem to have their heads together? Going through hard times in life can be the best thing for you.

I remember way back when Cramer said charts don't work and refused to use them.

"They have a lot of access to other instruments that other brokers don't..." Very true, an astounding difference of instruments in some cases. What's puzzling is their entire lack of personal service/knowledge. I'm more knowledgeable that some of the people on their phone line! And I am no genius. And one department is clueless about the other.

Personally, I don't think TOS is just for trading options. I've traded futs there, too, and love a lot of their tech indicators. And since it's so popular they have a lot of traders creating original indicators for it as well. I've always hated the IB interface but for some reason, IB has a great corporate bond search and trading, (though terrible at getting people to talk to who know anything) and so does E-Trade. With rates higher, I like those alternatives.

re Black Friday Special mention...Hey,

Posted by brophy on 22nd of Nov 2022 at 07:51 am

re Black Friday Special mention...Hey, c'mon guys! $-wise, BPT is already the greatest T.A. website bargain I have ever seen.

I hadn't noticed that. With Elon opening it up I do get more Tweets from people I don't know (from someone else who's following someone I know) but you can always block them. PS A lot of great T.A. traders on there, too. Ideas you don't see everywhere else. And it's a good marketing tool, Matt and Steve!

Personally, I love Twitter, if only to communicate with people you cannot usually reach. I've had small conversations with Ed Snowden, Mike Santoli of CNBC, Tom Brady (who also used one of my marketing ideas), the Gov of Colorado about her policies, and recently Elon himself, about the obvious subject.

Ben Woodward, CFA @BennettWoodman The phrase “be

Posted by brophy on 15th of Nov 2022 at 09:01 am

Ben Woodward, CFA @BennettWoodman

The phrase “be careful what you wish for” means that situations don’t always turn out like we hope. Pivots happen when the Fed has successfully engineered a recession. [see the grey bars in the chart]

The G5 Credit Impulse is

Posted by brophy on 15th of Nov 2022 at 08:54 am

The G5 Credit Impulse is the 2nd derivative [the rate of the rate of the change] of credit growth and arguably a huge driver behind economic growth in capitalistic economies. It's currently suggesting a hard landing, or the 1st global recession since 2008

The sequel to the Social

Posted by brophy on 10th of Nov 2022 at 09:22 am

The sequel to the Social Network - where the Winklevii lose all their money in bitcoin, and the whole metaverse thing doesn't pan out for Zuck, so they're all classmates at Harvard Business School, grinding hard to become Sr. Product Directors at Apple - is going to be so good.

Weakening of dollar=improvement for big tech.

You stole my line Fred;

Avoid political posts

Posted by brophy on 8th of Nov 2022 at 05:17 pm

You stole my line Fred; when I apply for a writing job and they ask for my preferred pronouns I actually respond with  I prefer "it." As in "It will have the copy by Wednesday."

Funny, I never hear back.

Posted by brophy on 8th of Nov 2022 at 08:32 am

Yes, Walt. From an old issue of Barron's. Remember them? Now a wafer-thin paper.

What I think when people

Posted by brophy on 7th of Nov 2022 at 04:45 pm

What I think when people want to talk "Macro."

Fredsaid: agree with you.  Much of it is already priced in predicting the vote outcome. 1. But as you know, high prices can always get higher. 2. (As much as I do not trade on fundamentals) there is a lot of room in the drilling, regulation, and pipeline front for changes and upside potential when the rules get changed. Just a thought to keep in mind. We will of course see it in the charts.

I hate politics and will

Posted by brophy on 4th of Nov 2022 at 04:01 pm

I hate politics and will not discuss it but with the GOP's 90% chance to take Congress and the independents now leaning that way (Senate?) we should remember to keep a close eye on the energy patch, drillers, oil services et al which will benefit.


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