From: April 2016

Max Turns 17

Today my son Max is 17.  I’ve had pretty good seats to the first 17.  I can’t remember what it was like for me when I was 17. I was grumpy mostly.  I took Max to a hockey game in San Diego last night. The farm team for Anaheim is called the San Diego Gulls. …

The Stocktwits Cashtag Collection and Store

Stocktwits continues to grow fast and as a tribute to the cashtags (tickers) that drew a crazy amount of attention in the first quarter, we created a cashtag collection of t shirts. Use this link to get to the store. The community has already started getting the deliveries and sharing selfies. Russell Rhodes works at …

The Big Long … Part 2. 

As I mentioned in my last post I’m working on a movie called The Big Long.  Obviously I want it to be a short movie because while investing sounds really difficult it does not need to be.  Take a look at this 180 year chart of returns for the S&P and think of all the …

The Big Long 

I’ve been working on a movie idea. Is obviously about the stock market. There are no hedge funds in the movie. Nobody makes any wacky option and derivative bets that risk ‘the firm’. A lot of kids will be in my movie and not once will you hear them say ‘markets in turmoil’. Warren Buffet …

Who will Tesla the Financial Industry ?

I read this fantastic series of posts on Tesla by Tim Urban while flying back home from the east coast last week (thank you Pocket app). I urge everyone to find the time and read them.  For what I do and how I think one chart stood out along with the paragraphs I clipped below that …

Let’s talk about Web Video … Again 

Someone on my Twitter stream dug up this tweet from 2009 and finally replied to it TODAY:    Facebook is finally listening.  Facebook ‘Live’ is live.   I have not used it yet. I barely use Facebook.  But I have to start using it.  I’ve been a believer in web video since starting Wallstrip after …

Amazon Web Services …to the Financial Moon

   The AWS (Amazon Web Services) financial services division may never get much press but there will be billions in profits.  Today I’m speaking at the AWS Financial Cloud Symposium in New York.  All the banks are here. They are all either committed or almost committed to the cloud.  I’m talking to all the bank …