Memory Training


Interesting article from the NY Times about how you can improve your intelligence through memory training. The study cited in the article completely overturns the consensus that your intelligence cannot be changed. Here is a snippet: The results, published Monday in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, were striking. Although the control groups […]

READ MORE

When Insiders Stop Selling


Below is a link to a fascinating piece of academic research on insider buying and selling. The most interesting part of this document is what they found when insiders stop selling. Many people conclude this to be a bullish sign and counter intuitively it may be the exact opposite. It may mean a crash is […]

READ MORE

Excellent article on not giving up


The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article on the front page of the personal journal section called, “If at First You Don’t Succeed, You’re in Excellent Company.” Here is an excerpt: What makes some people rebound from defeats and go on to greatness while others throw in the towel? Psychologists call it “self-efficacy,” the […]

READ MORE

Insider selling on the way down


Sell! Sell! That is the signal being given by the executives of AMR, the parent of American Airlines. Despite the stock being down 71% from its 52 week high, executives including three VPs, the Chairman of the Board and the CFO sold more than $3.3 million worth of stock. I generally don’t pay too much […]

READ MORE

The World to Come


I finished a book called, “The World to Come,” by Dara Horn about two weeks ago and the book still resonates deeply with me. It starts out when a young, antisocial, Jewish man goes into a Jewish museum and sees a Marc Chagall painting he is convinced hung in his parents’ house. He decides to […]

READ MORE

Vengeance


There is a fascinating and thought provoking article by Jared Diamond in the latest New Yorker. Jared Diamond is the author of such books as Guns, Germs and Steel:The Fate of Human Societies. This article is about vengeance and how state governments play in the role of removing vengeance from societies. It is absolutely fascinating […]

READ MORE