Author Archives: Tim Knight

Longing for Change

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As exciting as August began for the bears, it turned out to be The Month of Lifetime Highs. The VIX got crushed back to 11, profitless companies like Tesla exploded in value (in TSLA’s case, over $33 billion), and big-boy indexes like the S&P 500 were at levels never before seen in human history.

In light of all this, I’ve dug up a few stocks which still have promising-looking patterns on the long side, without having run off with themselves like so many other long setups already have. I will say, however, as if it weren’t obvious, that I neither own these, nor do I intend to, in light of the price levels on indexes for which “nosebleed” is really an insufficient metaphor.

I am, in all candor, shorter than I have ever been in my life, because the quantity and quality of short setups boggles the mind. Undaunted clarity, or misguided foolishness? Only time will tell. Setting that aside, though, here are a few bullish charts for you: (more…)

Kinski the Mad Jesus

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When I was a kid, one of the most sensual images burned into my young Tim brain was the sultry lips of Nastassja Kinski. In more recent times, one of my favorite comic bits is Patton Oswalt’s analysis of the difference between Bob Ross (another obsession of mine, but that’s a whole other story) and William Alexander, the latter of whom Patton described as “Klaus Kinski on crank.”

I had never heard of Mr. Kinski before, but he was the father of the aforementioned sultry-lipped beauty. Being a curious sort, I decided to read up on the man and watch some of his acting. I fear I may be getting obsessed with this fellow (much as I did with Harry Nilsson) although Bob Ross and Harry Nilsson weren’t stark, raving mad as Mr. Kinski appears to have been. In any event, below is just a taste – - I watched all 9 segments of Kinski’s “Jesus” performance, and it’s pretty damned amazing.