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“There’s a sucker born every minute …” – 19th Century Proverb This podcast is part of a larger series.  A podcast that examines the question:  Do you truly understand markets?  Do you really know what you think you know about markets?  We are often shocked at the mistaken beliefs that so many in our society today have, regarding markets,...

“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive” – Andy Grove On Friday, the VIX printed 9.85. At the same time, I am hearing from folks at trading institutions and others … that a great … q u i e t seems to have set in, beyond the VIX. It’s as if traders have stopped interacting with one another, and...

“Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation. The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes to gain a sense of the whole.” – Margaret J. Wheatley On Friday, the Nasdaq Composite and tech in general, collapsed. At the same time, I have heard ones state that this is due to the fact that “Amazon (AMZN) has too high...

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” – Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies Every so often, we release our thoughts on macro.  Or … the economy. But...

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning” – Sir Winston Churchill, 1942 You may have noticed in the last few weeks, there has not been a podcast here at Sharpe Trade.  Why?  You may have noticed that we missed having a couple of entries throughout the week.  Again … why? Is...