07 Dec 18

I’ve been asleep at the switch; this announcement is probably too late for anyone outside the UK. But still, it’s great to see how applied category theory is taking off! And this conference is part of a series, so if you miss this one you can still go to the next. • Second Symposium on […]

04 Dec 18
Duck and Cover

This is what panic time looks like. The Fed pauses its rate hikes and LIBOR shoots up 1 1/2% for the day. Gold is catching a flight to safety bid, DTYS (ten year rates) might have been trying to put in a bottom, instead there is more follow through lower. With the drop in long […]

03 Dec 18
Duck and Cover

Those long shadows in the down trend are interesting. Are they just bad trades (too many for that I think) There is a powder keg underneath rates. Once the stock market gets going money gets off the flight to safety trade and rates explode. Maybe this downtrend in rates is something else? The Fed decided […]

03 Dec 18

“Lectures on Poetry” has made North of Oxford’s “Most-Read” list for 2018.  This year’s line-up was truly international, including poets from Bulgaria, Australia, the U.K. and the Caribbean.  Thanks to editors Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter.  See:

01 Dec 18
North of Oxford

. By g emil reutter . “… every Saturday morn, I lay upside down on my self-upholstered wrought iron radio bench to listen to opera from New York City even though I knew that a boy, plus opera, worried my third generation farmer father.” – Tom Taylor . Tom Taylor is a painter/poet, a child […]

29 Nov 18
Duck and Cover

This chart has been working up to this moment for a while. Breaking the range in technical terms implies a drop of the area of the range, which is ten points. Take 10 – 12.5 and you get 2 1/2. This is oil equipment, which means something like a deep recession would have to occur. […]

28 Nov 18
Duck and Cover

This is pretty geeky, but with Investopedia we can get some sort of idea what it means and why it is important The LIBOR-OIS spread blew out in 2007 well before the crash reached its full force. None of the Fed chiefs saw it coming? (Yellen was adamantly blase in her remarks at the time) […]

27 Nov 18
Duck and Cover

The inverse H&S in the S&P has fallen apart, it is still a double bottom of sorts and volume has shown some signs of returning on the side of buyers. The rally in early November failed to test the 50ma, which is not good, and the downside gap has not filled. It remains an issue […]

26 Nov 18
European Wilderness Society

The news channel ARTE published a critical documentary on the effectiveness of the FSC eco-label. FSC, standing for Forest Stewardship Council, has a widely-known eco-label that should ensure sustainable logging operations worldwide. The documentary addresses the question whether the eco-label can stop the forestry industry from exploiting primeval forests. The European Wilderness Society participated in […]

21 Nov 18
Protopian Pickle Jar

Harmful Algae Blooms (HAB) aka “Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s good for you.” For Huron River Blues: Part I  PFAS Contamination, click here It’s not just any old green slime floating on your freshwater lake. Those are Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) that made an toxic appearance on Ford and Belleville Lakes this past […]

19 Nov 18
Marko Test

At the end of World War II in 1945, the Volkswagen factory at KdF-Stadt fell to the British. Ferdinand lost his position as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen, and Ivan Hirst, a British Army Major, was put in charge of the factory. (In Wolfsburg, the Volkswagen company magazine dubbed him “The British Major who saved Volkswagen”.)[9] On 15 […]

15 Nov 18
Diario Sustentable

“La fórmula para alcanzar el éxito” es el lema con el que Deloitte, junto a Banco Santander y la Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, convocaron a más de 100 empresas nacionales en la segunda versión del Programa Mejores Empresas Chilenas, de las cuales 33 fueron galardonadas con este distintivo que las reconoce como […]

12 Nov 18

Ohio tries to curb the fuel for Lake Erie’s algae.

11 Nov 18
Duck and Cover

  The Inverse Head and Shoulders pattern could signal a bottom in the S&P is at hand. Using Murphy as reference, “markets tend to fall from inertia, it takes buying pressure to begin a rally” Measuring Volume is not always easy and one of the various oscillators is the OBV (On Balance Volume). I highlighted […]