Posts Tagged ‘China’

  • Competitive Devaluation; Not the Way To Run an Economy
    Posted by on August 11th, 2015 at 7:48 am, Comments: 0

    Last night, the People’s Bank of China devalued their currency 1.9% relative to the value of the US Dollar.  China’s economy is more than sputtering. […]

  • Utter Manipulation
    Posted by on July 9th, 2015 at 7:25 am, Comments: 0

    Chinese shares are up over 5% today.  I didn’t have any positions in any Chinese companies or indexes.  I was short some option premium, so […]

  • Capitalism Hits The China Market
    Posted by on July 8th, 2015 at 7:26 am, Comments: 0

    If you are a behavioral economist, you might start studying the Chinese stock market.  That market might have data in it that could make the […]

  • Is A Cyber Attack an Act of War?
    Posted by on June 14th, 2015 at 9:33 am, Comments: 0

    This past week it was revealed that the Chinese hacked into American government computer systems and stole sensitive information about 16.9 million military and intelligence […]

  • Liquidity and Startup Investing
    Posted by on June 9th, 2015 at 8:14 am, Comments: 0

    One thing that people don’t understand about angel investing are opportunity costs.  There are opportunity costs when you are faced with a choice between investing […]

  • It’s A New Information Age in Financial Markets
    Posted by on April 21st, 2015 at 9:42 am, Comments: 0

    When I traded on the floor, one of the reasons it there was a cost to be there was we had better information than the […]

  • Never Look A Gift Horse In the Mouth
    Posted by on April 16th, 2015 at 9:26 am, Comments: 0

    That’s an old saying. But old sayings have a way of being true.  I remember doing that with out trades on the floor.  Sometimes, you’d […]

  • Are You A Puppet?
    Posted by on March 22nd, 2015 at 10:02 am, Comments: 0

    If you read ZeroHedge enough, you will eventually think dark thoughts all the time.  His blog is predicated on fear.  Sometimes there are some posts […]

  • Where To Find Money If You Are A Startup
    Posted by on February 10th, 2015 at 6:47 am, Comments: 0

    If you are a startup, how do you find money?  The other day when I spoke to a class at Chicago Booth we discussed it. […]

  • Distractions, Multitasking Make You Worse
    Posted by on January 29th, 2015 at 9:58 am, Comments: 0

    My wife sent me an article she read.  I think it’s totally accurate.  It’s really accurate when I look at my own life, and I […]

  • Want To Go To College And Study Engineering For Free?
    Posted by on January 25th, 2015 at 8:02 am, Comments: 0

    The world needs more engineers.  We can always use them. Engineering is a great way to structure your thinking.  It’s a great way to organize […]

  • Bitcoin Exchange Regulations
    Posted by on January 21st, 2015 at 8:36 am, Comments: 0

    The blog TBI has a piece up on the state of bitcoin.  In it he identifies one of the challenges of bitcoin: 2) We’re in […]

  • When Will US Companies Scream About The Dollar?
    Posted by on January 5th, 2015 at 7:12 am, Comments: 0

    One of the things that businesses watch carefully is the value of the US dollar.  One of the shining parts of the American economy over […]

  • Younger Generation Engaging Less in Entrepreneurial Efforts
    Posted by on January 3rd, 2015 at 8:49 am, Comments: 0

    The trend is clear.  Younger people used to start a lot more entrepreneurial type businesses in years past than they do today.  Only 3.6% of […]

  • Expensive Oil: Bad for Market, Cheap Oil: Bad for Market
    Posted by on December 14th, 2014 at 7:14 am, Comments: 0

    Ha, I shook my head when I started to see headlines that cheap oil was bad for stocks.  I also didn’t see any headlines blaming […]

  • Ebola Helping the Market Break
    Posted by on October 13th, 2014 at 10:41 pm, Comments: 0

    This market is reminding me a little of 1987.  The trading action the week before the crash in 1987 was extremely volatile.  There were weird […]

  • What Stops The Music?
    Posted by on September 17th, 2014 at 8:57 am, Comments: 0

    The stock market has been going up for the last five years.  Sure, there have been some pullbacks, but this market feels like the 1996-2000 […]

  • We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet
    Posted by on August 29th, 2014 at 9:04 am, Comments: 0

    That excuse can work in startups.  When you are a founder and your investor or board member questions you about something, it’s totally allowable to […]