The State of The World

The State of The World
It doesn’t take a genius to see that the world is in a mess. Off the top of my head, a few of the major problems facing mankind right now: Peak oil rapidly approaching (even faster since revelations that the middle east has massively overestimated their remaining supply) Global warming No feasible reliable clean cheap safe energy supply available for the foreseeable future (nuclear fusion looks like our best bet, but it’s a long way off still) Large parts of the world disease ridden and hungry More corrupt governments and regimes that you can count on your fingers and toes Population...
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Stand And Deliver

Stand And Deliver
The office chair is dead! For a long time, I’ve only “worked” in the traditional sense, for a few hours a day. Those hours were in the mornings, as I prepared to trade, and then traded. I was usually done by lunchtime. When trading at home, I have a room set aside, I guess you’d call it a home office or a study. Nothing special, a desk and a chair, the classic setup. Now though, I’m trading more hours, and that means more time sat in the study. Or it did. But no more, because the chair is gone. I am now working, and trading standing up. I am standing as I type this very...
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New Book Out

New Book Out
I’ve just relaunched my day trading course on Amazon’s Kindle. There has been a version of Day Trading Freedom published through Amazon for a couple of years (which I’ve since removed from their store), but it had never been designed with that platform in mind, so it didn’t flow well. This new version has been completely reformatted to work better on the Kindle’s screen. The Kindle is a great gadget. And now that there are free software versions available for the iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC, and I think even Android, it really makes it possible to buy a book once and read it on...
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Loving My iPad

Loving My iPad
I had to write a short post to say how much I am loving my iPad. It has completely replaced my laptop for all non-trading stuff. It’s the first computer I pick up in the morning – I can whip through emails from customers and friends alike, sending off replies with ease. During the day, it’s never far from my side. It’s used to check the news, see what’s on TV, and to watch the odd film every now and then. It has become my radio, and has also replaced my ipod when in the house. I can manage my bank and trading accounts from the amazing browser. The Pulse application makes...
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Utility Becomes Art

What a wonderful idea – taking something mundane but necessary, and turning into an artform: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-08/16/human-pylons
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Taking Things For Granted

Taking Things For Granted
I’m staying with some friends for a week or so. They live in the sticks, really in the middle of nowhere. It’s making me realise how much I take for granted – like electricity for example. We’ve just had a major thunder storm, and the electricity went off. For hours. I get power cuts at home, but they are pretty rare. My hosts tell me that it happens here all the time several times a week! The other thing that is striking is the effort it takes to go and buy anything, be it a loaf of break, some milk, or a beer. Being so far from civilisation means any such trip requires some...
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