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Howard Getson
Dallas, TX
Interests: News, Ideas, the Economy, Stock Markets, Hedge Funds, Innovation, Technology, Software, Gadgets, Robots, Algorithms, Investing, Trading, Charts, Technical Analysis, Tradestation, Trading Systems, Quant Models, and Economics
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You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. ~ Jim Rohn Surrounding yourself with the right people, and joining peer groups like Strategic Coach, Genius Network, Vistage, or the Entrepreneurs' Organization is vital to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Capitalogix
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Tuesday night starts Yom Kippur, one of the High Holy Days for Jews, otherwise known as the Day of Atonement. As part of the holiday, we read down a list of sins (text available here), apologizing for the ones that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Capitalogix
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"Progress is the attraction that moves humanity." ~ Marcus Garvey Human expansion and development is without precedent. We're in an entirely new territory. People could "only imagine" many of the things we take for granted today. To put it in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Capitalogix
Jim Simons is a mathematician and cryptographer who realized that the complex math he used to break codes could help explain financial patterns – and he made billions because of it in his notoriously secretive hedge fund firm called Renaissance... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links 7 Best Photos that Celebrate the Magic of Burning Man.(MillionMileSecrets) SpaceX Engineer Details Ambitious Plan to Build Multiple Cities on Mars'. (Inverse)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Capitalogix
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The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution. - Steven Levy Artificial Intelligence is one of my favorite things to talk about ... It makes so much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Jennifer and I are in Maine, where it’s getting a little chilly ... and the leaves are starting to turn autumn colors. Probably my favorite weather. Hope you are having a nice Labor Day Weekend. Winter may not be coming... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links The US Military is Funding an AI That's Learning to Write Its Own Code. (311institute) A Record Number of Americans Support Legalizing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Capitalogix
Last month, I attended Camp Kotok, a private gathering of economists, fund managers, and other financial industry professionals. The mood was cautiously optimistic to bullish about the markets - while the participants were feeling a bit uneasy due to changes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Capitalogix
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“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~ Thomas Edison I love that quote. One of my core beliefs is that the game isn't over until I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Capitalogix
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My experience is that you tend to see the same people on the way up ... as you do on the way down. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Capitalogix
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I saw this article on SentimenTrader. Thought it was worth sharing. Maybe bulls are just superstitious Even though investors are buying, they won’t say they’re bullish in sentiment surveys. The Advisor & Investor Model (AIM) is a model that averages... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Capitalogix
“The addict only needs to change one thing… their whole damn life.” — Ben Hill, Ph.D. In one way, shape, or form, we’re all prone to some form of addiction or bad habit. Whether it’s food, adrenaline, TV, we all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Turns out, Google is tracking your location history - even when you turn off location tracking in Google Maps. It's increasingly apparent that privacy in today's digital age is a farce. If you want to actually stop Google from tracking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Capitalogix
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When August 2018 ends, should the trend continue, the current bull market will become the longest bull market (post-World War II,) taking over for the S&P 500 surge from November 1990 to March 2000. Today's bull market run started after... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Capitalogix
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I recently got a text from Megan Greene, who is a friend and the global chief economist at Manulife Asset Management. She told me that she wrote an article in FT about a conversation we had. Her take was that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Don't wait. The time will never be just right. - Napoleon Hill Imagine owning 10% of the most profitable company in the world ... now imagine selling your shares for $800 dollars. You've now put yourself in the shoes of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Capitalogix
via ShoeBox Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links The Truth about Intelligence: What Makes Someone Smarter Than Others? (NewScientist) Yuval Noah Harari Extract: Humans are a Post-truth Species'.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Capitalogix
We’re past the midway mark for 2018. It has been an interesting year for America and for technology. At the beginning of the year, Nasdaq released its predictions for this year’s FinTech trends. I think it’s worth seeing how they've... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links The 5 Levels of Leadership. (Quartz) Your Obsession with Cognitive Biases is Probably Making You Dumber. (Inc) Apple Watch Keeps Spotting Cardiac... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Capitalogix
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I'm in Maine at Camp Kotok, a private gathering of economists, fund managers, and other financial industry professionals. The mood is cautiously optimistic to bullish. The financial industry is changing quickly and I'm confident that advanced technology will become an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Capitalogix
This week, Apple hit $1 trillion U.S. market capitalization, the first publicly traded and non-governmentally sponsored company to do so. Apple reached this benchmark while in a contested marketplace and without being #1 in phone or laptop sales. Hard to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Capitalogix
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I was at the Jersey Shore for my birthday this weekend. Over 30 people showed up to surprise me. It was heartwarming, fun, and genuinely surprising. My wife, Jennifer, arranged it all without me knowing (or even suspecting). Here's one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Capitalogix
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We often focus on the big changes in technology's evolution ... but, sometimes, the smaller details can be as (if not more) interesting. Phone companies used to use approximately 1200 cables to handle the traffic of around 600 buildings. Below... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Facebook has been under fire for a while now - misuse of data, privacy issues and more. This Thursday, following a horrible quarterly report with lower-than-expected revenue and low daily active users, Facebook posted the largest single-day loss in market... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Capitalogix