September, 2013

standard Don’t Be Mr. Insecurity – It’s Chick Repellent

Insecurity is so…icky. It’s the one thing that will likely get you dumped faster than sneezing, burping, and farting all at once during Sunday morning church service. We’re serious. Swankiness and insecurity are polar opposites of the character trait spectrum. So what exactly does it mean to be insecure?
One dictionary defines insecure as “a person not confident or assured; uncertain and anxious.” Well, we’re all uncertain or anxious at some point in our lives but we try to control it. Others give in to the madness and end up exhibiting one or more of the following insecurities like a full-blown disease.
Marking Territory
We’ve all seen this dude. The moment another guy looks in the direction of his girlfriend for even the slightest moment in time, he’s all over her …

standard The Internet Makes Gamblers of Day Traders

It used to be, back before the dawn of history – say 1990 – that buying or selling a stock was an arduous process. Pick up the phone. Call your broker. Tell him what you want to do. Sit back and wait for him to call his people and consummate the transaction, earning a nice little piece of the action for all his trouble. The interesting thing to note here is that it took a matter of time before the deal was done, anywhere from several minutes to a few hours.
The very nature of the beast created a sort of forced patience that, for better or worse, created investors with a portfolio better suited for long-term thinking. In case you haven’t taken a look lately, things have changed …