20% CAGR & 7% MaxDD Since 2008 with $HYG $REM $DTD $TLT

Source: Portfolio Visualizer Dual Momentum


Phone blogging

Looks like WordPress has put together a nice app to enable blogging from the phone… Maybe this will bring back the stream of barely literate drivel I used to write. Prepare for an ill conceived meditation on markets, machines and mainstream perceptions of reality. I’ve decided to do away with the process of editing, so…


Uh Oh

Despite hitting all-time-highs in April, the major US indexes are looking weak. The S&P 500 continues to find support, but note the lateral consolidation and relatively low volume. Look out below…


And Now For Something A Little Same

The apparent autoeroticism of this process does not discourage. Though a benchmark for authenticity remains nebulous at best, the thrill of purging the mind for none, a minor feat of intellectual exhibitionism, does variably produce the sweet if fleeting sense of relief. Respite from what? That strange sensation which lurks somewhere “inside,” though the origins…


Familiar Territory

Everything has changed, but nothing seems different. The S&P 500 currently displays structural characteristics resembling the market in August 2007, May 2010 & August 2011. If memory serves me correct, those months were marked by an unraveling housing market, the flash crash, and a European debt crisis. Perhaps something more substantial than Ebol-ISIS-ocalypse has  infected the markets, skyrocketing treasuries and…


BTC

I received the following email from a good friend this morning and though I would share my response. good time to buy? if so what kind of basket would you recommend? im not nearly as familiar with the algorithms as you are. lmk what you make of all this, ya? BTC has had at least…


Cryptocurrency: Verifiable Information Exchange and Decentralized Timestamping

Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public. – Ludwig von Mises Most chatter pertaining to Bitcoin reveals two parties: a taurine advocate with faith in computer science and an ursine adversary suffering from an aversion to mathematics. For some, the nascent cypherpunk cash system seems incompatible with…


Schopenhauer on Bitcoin: Beyond Profit

Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money. -Arthur Schopenhauer Bitcoin faces widespread ridicule, an early stage for accepted truth as described by the 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. Despite my own convictions in the enormous…


How to Make Coin: Minting Crypto-Cash in 2014.

This is an introduction to a series on bitcoin and related crypto protocols; from hardware to software, pools to exchanges, wallets and services, we cover the key concepts for participating in the emerging digital economy. The aim is to distill the entire process of coin creation into an easily digestible guide with proven methods. Hardware…


An Open Letter to Howard & Fred

Gentlemen: There are many crypto-currencies. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134179.0 New coins with innovative characteristics will continue to proliferate. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=169204.0 Exchanges are popping up all over the place. https://www.cryptsy.com Services for miners are increasingly popular. http://www.coinwarz.com Unifying common BTC services under a trusted brand would be a huge win for BTC adopters. Currently miners have to rely on various…