Saturday, January 27, 2007


I'm trying to figure out what to do today. I'm feeling lazy, but I want to get outside. Just for giggles I checked the temp in IN. 34. Screw that. Now I know I need to get out just because I can. Maybe take the beach cruiser out. Like you care. Come out and you can ride it too.

Anyway, I've been more and more active in the stock market and I've become convinced the market is one of the best ways to retire early. I'm not going to go into great detail, but to me it seems like the purest way to make money (aside from laundering it). I mentioned this idea to Morgan and she mentioned selling goods seemed more "pure" most likely because you are dealing with something tangible. I am a proponent of real estate ownership, however, I don't see how you can hedge against your house losing value in a declining market. True the house will bounce back in the long run, but why play the zero sum game with your money in the mean time? If your stocks are heading lower you can hedge against loss or even bet on it.

Until the computers take over trading, you are essentially buying and selling human sentiment. And I thought human sentiment was dead in the US... History and science have also show that human sentiment is also an easy system to game. What if you could remove your sentiment but include the concept in your decisions?


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