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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- There is an endless parade of cloud computing action in Silicon Valley. I attended Sys-Con's Cloud Expo and IoT Expo 2017 down in Santa Clara to check out the latest action. They also had some Big Data and DevOps stuff going on at this show.
Bill Miller of Miller Value Partners recently appeared on Consuelo Mack's Wealthtrack.  His hedge fund, MVP1, invested in bitcoin in 2014 and 2015 and he said it now comprises 50% of his fund.  Here's a summary of the conversation:H
I've spent some time this morning reviewing websites and Twitter feeds that are market related.  There are some really good things out there, and there are some really bad ones.The broadest generalization I can make is that the awful sites a
A while back, I asked the question:  Does your trading psychology have a dark side?It's an important question.  So many times, it's not our weaknesses that trip us up, but the misdirection of our strengths.Consider the motivated, ea
I attended Gemalto's LicensingLive! 2017 conference in Silicon Valley. I have never explored the software licensing ecosystem before, so this conference opened my eyes to a different monetization approach. Please note that Alfidi Capital does not hav
Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn recently was interviewed and completed a question and answer session at Oxford Union.  He's been quite busy in recent months as he also spoke at the Capitalize For Kids conference.Einhorn noted he likes deb
An excellent post from NewTraderU and written by Colibri Trader explains how 10,000 hours of practice typically goes into the creation of expertise.  As the post makes clear, there is a world of difference between repeated experience and pra
The world needs to get happy. Project HeHa has a plan to make that happen. The project held a Super Happiness Challenge in late 2017, so I had to trek down to Silicon Valley and see what it was all about. Tech types are certainly competitive, and the
We have secured 15 discounted tickets for our work over the past decade with the Family Office Club which is offering an investor gathering next week featuring 1,000 participants, 75 family office speakers, and 100's of investors in the room.&nbs
One of my 2018 initiatives is to find good trading websites, blog posts, podcasts, etc.; highlight those as resources for readers; and hopefully add a few nuggets of wisdom and experience along the way.So let's start with SMB's training blog, which c
Here we go with another very special description of my experience with the Box ecosystem. I'm talking about BoxWorks 2017, of course, and I attended for more than just the free food. Check out my badge selfie below, and then we can get to work talkin
A reader was kind enough to pass along an old interview from around 1985 with Adam Smith featuring Warren Buffett, John Templeton, and Robert Wilson where each investor talked about their investment process and style.Warren Buffett InterviewBuffett s
It's sad to see how social media has become such an antisocial outlet.  Whether the topics are personal or political, we typically encounter more heat than light.One of my New Year's resolutions is to use the TraderFeed blog to consistently
I attended Oracle OpenWorld 2017 because I am all about tracking cloud sector action. Check out my Oracle badge selfies below so we can get right to work talking about important cloud stuff. I dare you to keep up with all of the photographic proof in
The final countdown to the Family Office Super Summit in Miami has begun. In just 2 weeks you will be able to join a room of hundreds of family office executives, private wealth managers, dealmakers, and investors for a distinctive conference experie
I've been doing quite a few end of year reviews with traders I work with.  Here is an example of something a trader might say as part of their review:"I took too many trades this past year and didn't make the most of my best ideas. 
I attended the DevTech Strategy Summit in San Francisco. I don't recall ever seeing this event before so I couldn't miss it, especially because it's from the same organizers behind DeveloperWeek. The developers have their own show for practical tools
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Below are top trading psychology posts from TraderFeed during 2015.  If you're looking for posts on trading methods, check out the Trading Techniques Page.  Other posts on trading psychology can be found on the page for early posts,
I attended the mighty tripartite conference of Intersolar North America, ees North America, and SEMICON West 2017 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The south hall of the convention center is undergoing a massive renovation, so the SEMICON folks had
Here is why over 1,000 investors and investment professionals are gathering in just a few weeks at the Family Office Super Summit: http://FamilyOffices.com/Super1) Billions of Dollars in Capital On Stage (and much more in the room): Our conferences f
Below are early top trading psychology posts from several sites.  If you are interested in posts dealing with psychological issues impacting trader psychology, please check out that home page.  For greater depth of coverage of tradi
I attended the 4th Annual Rosenman Symposium in my ceaseless quest to understand the health care sector. I arrived at the UCSF Mission Bay conference center too late to score the hot lunchtime snacks they laid out. If I had known there would
Just a quick head's up for anyone raising capital or looking to connect with investors such as family offices.  The Family Office Club is hosting a 1,000 participant conference featuring over 50 ultra-wealthy investors on stage and 100's in
Below are top trading psychology posts for the 2016 year.  Other posts can be found on the pages for 2006-2014; 2015; and 2017.  For posts specific to common trading problems, check out the posts dealing with trading psychology chal
I showed up at the Commonwealth Club in June 2017 for the Mineta Transportation Institute's annual National Transportation Finance Summit. It's the eighth annual event but I lost count a couple of years back. Mr. Norman Mineta himse
Ray Dalio, the founder of hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, has penned a book called Principles.  He's been doing various interviews about it and recently joined Tim Ferriss' podcast.  During the interview, Dalio outlined some of t
Brett is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and a trading coach to financial firms, including hedge funds, investment banks, proprietary trading firms, and asset managers.&n
I had to check out Google Demo Day 2017. I'm getting quite accustomed to seeing brand new stuff at Google Developers Launchpad in San Francisco and the Demo Day was right up my alley. I don't need to repeat what the competing startups said in their p
Scuttleblurb has agreed to let us post their recent analysis of Moody's (MCO) for free.  If you're not familiar, Scuttleblurb.com provides subscribers with balanced and insightful analysis and commentary on the moats, business models, and co
Below are top trading psychology posts for 2017.  Other trading psychology posts can be found on the pages for 2006-2014, 2015, and 2016.  Posts specific to trading psychology problems can be found on this page; posts on trading met
I scored access to several sessions at TiEcon 2017. The TiE people are some seriously accomplished entrepreneurs and are among the most well-connected people in Silicon Valley. I had to go check out the scene, absorb startup wisdom, and maybe score s
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I've been writing columns for Forbes Online since 2015, with a broad focus on performance psychology.  These articles go into greater depth into topics than the usual TraderFeed posts and so may be of interest to traders and investors lookin
I attended DocuSign's annual Momentum conference for the first time ever in 2017. I had never heard of this firm but apparently they are doing really hot things by automating document management in the cloud. I had to see how they connect with their
Legendary investor Peter Lynch once gave a talk on how to pick stocks from "The Stock Shop" and goes over basic concepts like time horizon, your advantages for stock picking, types of companies, hidden assets, risk factors, etc.  He previous
During most of the writing of the TraderFeed blog, I was also engaged in my own trading and found several tools and techniques to be useful.  Below are links to posts I wrote about these