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GregFokker last won the day on November 17 2020

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  1. No shit- I was just finishing the chapter on the Russian sovereign debt crisis in Bill Browder's Red Notice 😄
  2. Morning All! Kicking off this Tootsday's thread in Doc's abscess. Being currently (and permanently) devoid of market intelligence, I'm instead posting @PullMyFinger's chart from yesterday. And accompanying it with a plea to share your thoughts & observations here. Let's keep the homefire burning. And Lee, if you're reading this from your bucolic perch in Central Europe, just.. please.. just.. get off the babysitter!
  3. Add Fokker's to the list, currently listing abaft the beam athwart the formerly close-hauled mizzen.
  4. Some traders are observing signs of volatility that may be affecting some markets as speculators eye mutant strains of Covid and looming economic data 😄
  5. As I get on in years, after 30+ years of trading, sometimes almost fulltime, sometime successfully, most often not, I can say that the markets are the most fascinating of all human creations. Life would be so, so much better, if only I could have traded consistently. If I could have traded like I play pool, or do a few other things, my life would have been easier, simpler, healthier- just better. Then imagine everyone in the whole world with two nickels to rub together is trying to do the same thing, mostly for the same reason. And yet the market somehow manages to defeat most particip
  6. 🤣 20 years of the best damn place on the web (for people like us)!
  7. This won't be useful to anyone for any purpose whatsoever but: not only do I not know where the market will go nor what to do about my various positions, commitments, bets and wagers, but I also have no clue about the likely or unlikely outcomes of the pandemic, the protests, the police, the social compact, international relations, my future as either a salaried employee, a consultant or a punter, the future of my neighbourhood, or whether things are about to get cataclysmically worse or exponentially better. In fact, I don't know whether to shit or steal third. All I know is that
  8. And I'm still struggling to remember who that guy was who was always collecting profits "for his dusty bin"".. The way folks in North America are behaving, I think a big destructive second wave is inevitable. Maybe a rally this summer, followed by a wipeout in the Fall? I defer to all who are far less stupid than me, which is most.
  9. Suggesting that citizens appreciate actual clarity and leadership in moments of crisis, rather than posturing and politicking?
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