Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Feeling Crummy, Trades, Dr. Steenbarger and Iverson

I've been feeling like crap since late last week, so I have not been able to post my trades lately. A few positions I've taken over the past few days include: short AAPL, short RIMM, long USO, long SVVS, long FTO and long STLD. I hope to update the specifics of each trade in the coming days.

In the meantime, take a look at some of the most interesting research I've seen in quite some time. Brett Steenbarger, trading psychologist extraordinare, introduces us to hemoencephalography, "the measurement of voluntarily-controlled regional blood flow in the brain". We always here about elite athletes getting into the "zone". Well, traders can enter this state as well, and Dr. Steenbarger suggests how.

Speaking of athletes "in the zone", here is a tribute to Allen Iverson. It looks like this week will be the end of an era for Philly and Iverson. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my T'Wolves can pull off the trade . . .


Flatwallet said...

That damn Iverson...after the NBA finals he's been in a zone and it's his own zone. As a sixers fan is about as good as it gets as an individual but as bad as it gets as teammate. BTW, nice site.

The Market Speculator said...

I wouldn't put too much blame on AI, Flatwallet. If I were a Sixer fan, my anger would be directed towards Billy King, who single handedly ruined the franchise.