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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- The China Hustle is a recently released documentary from Academy Award winner Alex Gibney and Academy Award nominees Frank Marshall and Jed Rothstein and the producers of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.  The China Hustle features the s
I could not close out my 2017 adventures without attending the REUSE 2017 Semiconductor IP conference in Santa Clara. I am a regular down at this convention center and nothing big in tech escapes my notice. I also rarely escape the tech sector's noti
There's a great post from Merritt Black in which a video plays an ambiguous sound.  If you think the sound is going to say "Brainstorm", that's what you hear.  If you think the sound is going to say "Green Needle", then you hear tha
If I had to mention one factor that accounts for the success of traders, it would be the intensity and consistency of their learning process.  By supercharging our learning process, we can greatly accelerate our growth as traders.In a recent
I ventured down to Silicon Valley towards the end of 2017 for something I have never experienced before. I sought the combined excitement of IoT Expo, AI Expo, and Blockchain Expo North America 2017 because everyone is talking about all the money the
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In the first post in this series, we took a look at the cognitive behavioral self-help techniques described in the new book by Dr. Seth Gillihan and how we can overcome our tendencies toward procrastination.  The second post in the series ex
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.
Ken Griffin of Citadel was interviewed at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business as part of the Leaders of Global Finance Speakers Series in September last year. He talked about how he doesn't think machines will completely domin
In the first post of this three part series, we looked at specific techniques traders can employ to overcome procrastination.  These methods, backed by significant research, can very much help traders approach their work in a more decisive,
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
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 recently had the pleasure of joining four accomplished colleagues in the psychotherapy world for a presentation on brief therapy for the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting.  One of the presenters, Dr. Seth Gillihan, was kind
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
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
Every day, I update dozens of spreadsheets with market statistics, many of which are not commonly found.  My experience is that unique data contain the most durable edges.  From the Barchart site, I track the number of stoc
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
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
I just learned that my podcast with Two Blokes Trading is now available for listening on their site.  Among the many topics that we covered was the challenging issue of adapting to changing flows from day to day.In my post about three things
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
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
In an excellent post, Merritt Black, who coordinates the mentoring program for SMB Futures, illustrates how a trade that did not work out led to an especially good trade.  There are many worthwhile takeaways from this post.First, if you look
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
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 received a number of questions about my recent post on achieving unusually strong focus in trading and the Forbes article on which that post was based.  I had outlined an unusual experience in which I used a meditation routine while tra
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
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My most recent Forbes article relates an unusual trading experience that I had last week.  I greatly reduced the number of things I watched on my screens and adapted a meditation routine I have long used to tracking the ES market. &
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
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
Above is a two-day chart for Monday and Tuesday's SPY trade.  A number of traders I spoke with missed the market drop, fearful of "chasing" prices when they had been reversing.The key identification in Tuesday's trade is the rising relative
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
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
On Wednesday morning, 8 AM EST, I'll be doing a webinar with the good folks at Two Blokes Trading.  Brandon sent me very good trading psychology questions that we'll be addressing during the session.  (By the way, check out the exce
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
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
Interesting research that I summarized in a recent article finds that the single most powerful factors determining the success of romantic relationships are acts of kindness and giving.  Conversely, relationships that end poorly are characte
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