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Category Archives: Epistemology

‘Risk’ May Be Low But Uncertainty Over “Unknown Unknowns” Just Hit Record Highs

While the fear-tracking VIX has been languishing near record lows this year, a gauge of so-called ambiguity, meant to chronicle the degree of uncertainty investors have in the probabilities they use to make decisions, has been at all-time highs in recent months, indicating that there’s more fear built into the stock market than common measures […]

What Will Stocks Do Under A New Fed Chair?

Via LPLResearch.com, President Trump is reportedly set to announce his selection for the next Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Fed) in the very near future, with Jerome Powell emerging as the likely nominee. Though he’s yet to make a final decision, reports suggest that a final decision will come before […]

Paul Craig Roberts On “The Weaponization Of History And Journalism”

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, "…we don’t need no stinkin’ facts…" In the United States, facts, an important element of truth, are not important. They are not important in the media, politics, universities, historical explanations, or the courtroom. Non-factual explanations of the collapse of three World Trade Center buildings are served up as the official […]

Neil Ty – The Scientism Guy

Authored by Jonathan Newman via The Mises Institute, Neil deGrasse Tyson has released a new video aimed at a what he sees as a growing anti-intellectualism problem in the United States. It was released at the same time as the March for Science and many Earth Day demonstrations. He reflects on what he thinks made […]

Loose Cannon

Loose Cannon By Cognitive Dissonance     Back in the days of sword and sail, warships mounted heavy cannon on their decks in such a way as to maximize their range of fire. Out of necessity, this meant the cannon were not permanently fixed in place and needed to be properly lashed to the deck […]

Robots are just a catalyst shifting to new paradigm

The news, even the ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative news’ has been reduced to the bottom of the Maslow pyramid, personalizing things while dismantling the small amount of journalistic integrity that existed.  The only next lower step is name calling “you are stupid-head, poopy face” or throwing food.  Liberals are angry that Trump won, Trump supporters […]

Oscars Preview

While uncertainty reigns over how many black or female actors will win tomorrow; there is one thing guaranteed – some self-righteous political preaching…   Source: MichaelPRamirez.com

TRUMPED: Understanding Cognitive Biases in the Markets

As investors and traders, if we want to be good at what we do, we need to be objective.  We can’t get emotional.  We all know this, but – it’s not easy!  Humans are emotional creatures and that’s why we trade algorithmic systems.  We want to make money, and not have huge losses.  The best […]