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Is It Ok To Drink Your Own Urine?

“If you drink your urine 7 times then on the seventh time, its toxic,” Martina said at the dinner table. We were eating pasta that I had cooked. “How do they know…

“If you drink your urine 7 times then on the seventh time, its toxic,” Martina said at the dinner table. We were eating pasta that I had cooked. “How do they know that?” I said. “I don’t know,” she said, “I just heard that.” We were talking about surviving in the desert and you are […]

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Trading Stocks The Week after 9/11

I hate that the news stream is filled with news about Osama. Probably it will be all day. Such memories of helplessness it brings back for everyone. I was four blocks from…

I hate that the news stream is filled with news about Osama. Probably it will be all day. Such memories of helplessness it brings back for everyone. I was four blocks from the World Trade Center, standing on the corner of Reade and Church at 8:45am. Dan asked me, is Air Force One coming to […]

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10 Reasons You Should Never Own Stocks Again

I’m really bullish on stocks and the economy but I don’t think most people should waste their money investing in stocks. You might as well flush it down the toilet. Or throw a…

I’m really bullish on stocks and the economy but I don’t think most people should waste their money investing in stocks. You might as well flush it down the toilet. Or throw a big party. We already went over that. And please don’t buy a home. Just relax a little bit if you have some extra money. […]

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8 Reasons Not to Daytrade

Everyone wants to be a daytrader. Let me tell you the best days. You get in at 9:25am. You make the trade your system tells you to make at 9:30. And by…

Everyone wants to be a daytrader. Let me tell you the best days. You get in at 9:25am. You make the trade your system tells you to make at 9:30. And by 9:45, the trade is done, profitable, and you’re done for the day: $1800 richer and happy about it. Even better are those stories […]

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10 Things I Learned While Trading for Victor Niederhoffer

I traded for Victor Niederhoffer for about a year starting in 2003. I was up slightly more than 100% for him, primarily trading futures using a quantitative approach. During that period I…

I traded for Victor Niederhoffer for about a year starting in 2003. I was up slightly more than 100% for him, primarily trading futures using a quantitative approach. During that period I had one down month: June 2003. Victor was a top trader for George Soros before starting his own fund in the ’90s and […]

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