It’s not an act. I promise you that.
As I walked through the mall in Tempe today, my face couldn’t mask the feelings of discomfort and mild horror. I’m not making this face to be cute, or funny, or because I’m being filmed. It isn’t for effect. I really, really feel this way. (more…)
I have been a fan of Star Trek (the original series) ever since I was a child. The show means a lot to me on multiple levels, and I spent many hours in my youth watch and re-watching every episode. (And this is before we had these here newfangled VCRs and DVDs. You actually had to wait for a certain time of day when an episode, which you couldn’t control, would appear. Get off my lawn!) (more…)
As you may have heard – the Mole does not read the news. Actually, to be more precise, he avoids it like the pestilent mental contagion it has evolved into over the years. A bit over a year ago I actually wrote a pertinent post in which I encouraged all readers to unplug themselves from the matrix and in its stead adopt a strict information diet as part of an effort to regain peace and mental balance. However, that said, as a financial blogger my readers often feel the need to share with me salient articles, especially those high on the list of needing to be preserved for posterity. (more…)
What a weekend on Slope. In my four years of participating on Slope, I can not remember the last time nerves were this raw. Personally, I think its a sign of capitulation, and more importantly, a mark of a market reversal. But that is not here nor there. I want to write about what its like to trade as a Pirate. (more…)
I am writing this post as much for me as for you…….perhaps even moreso. Because this week has left me in a bit of a funk. Not just a regular Tim-funk. But a Soul Train-level funk. So I need to talk things out a bit. I know you’ll be patient with me. (more…)
Some of you may have seen this astonishing article in the Wall Street Journal (of all places). It is an amazing expose of the Fed’s QE program, inasmuch as an insider declares that it is, in his own words, “the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time.” (more…)