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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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Is How You Do Something ... How You Do Everything? I think so. To make the point, let me start with a brief story. I was at the gym and getting pretty close to the end of my workout. Frankly,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Capitalogix
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McDonald's hit an all-time high after announcing that kiosks would be replacing cashiers ... That plus this 400-burger-per-hour robot means teenagers have even less of a chance to land a job in retail. Here are some of the posts that... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Capitalogix
I am in Indonesia this week. Saw this - and it made me smile. Kind of a crappy way to feel special! , Here is a peek at what I've been reading lately. These are the links I saved this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Capitalogix
Here is a peek at what I've been reading lately. These are the links I saved this week. Hope you find some interesting and enjoyable tidbits. Let me know if you read something I'd like ... Or if there are... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Capitalogix
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My kids are getting older. In fact, they're officially both adults. So Father's Day looks a little different than it used to. As I look back, there is an investment I made that paid-off in a big way, and I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Capitalogix
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The new normal. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Putin Implies the U.S. is ‘Stupid’, Talks about NATO ‘Falling Apart’. (ValueWalk) Anti-Semitic Incidents Rose a Whopping 86% in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at Capitalogix
Jim Rogers knows a thing or two about markets. He is a successful investor and businessman (and was a co-founder of the Quantum Funds). He recently talked about his expectations for the next couple of years. It's worth watching. Jim... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Capitalogix
Creativity isn't limited to creation. Sometimes how you approach something changes it. For example, in music, there are some pretty famous covers that "beat" (or revitalize) the original. Aretha Franklin's Respect (An Otis Redding song) is so familiar that it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Capitalogix
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The Comey situation is nuanced ... No, confusing. It doesn't matter which side you're on, there's stuff to support and stuff to oppose. Nonetheless, the result is no longer in contention. Trump won the first battle. Comey isn't the Director... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Capitalogix
I love being in the presence of greatness. Genius leaves a mark. Watching John Legend in concert is one example ... seeing a team come together to create a breakthrough, and a sustainable competitive advantage is another. Cool things are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Nature can be pretty cool! It turns out a lot of what we think human's "invented" was so natural that nature thought of it first. Take a look at the British Planthopper that has mechanical gears in it's legs. Or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Capitalogix
Once a year, I go to the World BBQ Championship at Memphis in May. It's three days of friends, food, and fun. This year was special. My friend, Andy Daniels' tent won third place in the ribs contest. In addition,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Expanded Laptop Ban Could Cover Half a Million Travelers a Day. (CNN) Someone Posted the Codes to Every United Cockpit Online. (TheNextWeb) A... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Capitalogix
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There are 60 major stock exchanges throughout the world, and their range of sizes is quite surprising. Click the image to see the whole infographic. via VisualCapitalist As Visual Capitalist notes, at the high end of the spectrum is the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Capitalogix
Did you see Trump's "Covfefe" tweet? It's since been deleted, but it originally read: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe" My guess is that he started writing a tweet about press coverage, and accidently hit send instead of delete ...... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Capitalogix
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There is a place to go with deep wishes ... Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: What the Dying Teach the Living. (LongNow) Why Close Encounters with Animals Soothe... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Capitalogix
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I don't know if you've ever tried to paint a room - but if you have, I'm sure you've come across some bizarre paint names. How does that relate to AI? Well, Janelle Shane is a research scientist, and neural... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Capitalogix
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... She'll do anything for good food. My friend, Andy Daniels' Tent won 3rd place at the Memphis in May World Championship BBQ rib contest. Almost as good as the ribs, were the puns - Aporkalypse Now, Love Meat Tender,... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Capitalogix
It's easy to think that motivation is for athletes, or for "them" ... and not you. The reality is that motivation is a key aspect of everyone's day! Here's a video I found this week that is worth a listen.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Capitalogix
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The "He Said – She Said" loop is funny ... But it is still giving me a headache. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Here are the Ridiculous Things... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Capitalogix
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If you had invested $10,000 in gold in July of 2010 your investment would be worth ~$9981 ... In contrast, if you had invested $10,000 in Bitcoin, at the same time, your investment would have grown to over $200,000. Bitcoin... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Capitalogix
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I'm in Chicago, speaking at the Quant Trading Conference. My topic was "Next-Generation Data" - what tools, technologies, and applications will be more critical for enabling alpha discovery My flight to Memphis was canceled due to high winds. So, I... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Capitalogix
A couple of weeks ago, I shared a video of me with Scott Harris - explaining that spending time with individuals who can understand your problems from a different point of view is the best way to 10x your growth.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Happy Mother's Day! Here's to simpler times. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Now We Know - Bill Clinton Cost His Wife the Presidency. (Washington Post) Creating Simple Rules... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Capitalogix
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What is the #1 world commodity? Is it Oil? Try to name a country that hasn't been reliant on it to survive. OK, then what about water? Nonetheless, arguably, a new commodity has taken over. In our new digital era,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Capitalogix