Reader Mail – 02/05/2012 To 02/11/2012

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Justin commented on About FSK.
FSK what is your opinion of stock market historical testing. I've found ways to keep the generated strategies from being tuned to the data set, but they still don't seem to work that well.

It is a complete and total waste of time.

If you're trying high-frequency-trading, it's a waste of time if you don't have the perk that big banks get. Your orders move the market. A back-test doesn't cover that.

If you're a long-term investor, the stock market underperforms gold. You're wasting your time.

Look at it this way. Suppose there was some magic way to make profit trading stocks. Then, why doesn't everyone trade stocks all day? Why would anyone ever bother getting a real job, when you can make money trading stocks?

That's a State lie. "A clever investor can profit trading stocks." That is false.

Ariel commented on About FSK.

Megaupload and the Effectiveness of State Violence

Just made translation to spanish to post it on FB, really liked it and is worths 2 b shared, if u desagree i 'll remove it. reply to mail

I don't mind if you repost my work. All I ask is for a link back to the original. Even if you don't, I'm not going to send a "takedown notice".

"Super Bowl Trademark Foolishness" was cited by lots of spam blogs.


Justin commented on Apple Subsidizes Banksters.
Why wouldn't a small company just refuse the leveraged buy out? There is an upper limit on what they can offer.

It applies to small public corporations. The hedge fund starts buying shares and makes a tender offer.

By "small" public corporation, I mean a market capitalization of $25B or less.

Also, if a small public corporation refuses a buyout offer, there may be personal liability for the directors.

For a privately-owned corporation, then yes, the owners can refuse. However, those businesses tend to be so small that they aren't worth the hassle. A hedge fund isn't going to waste time on a small privately-owned corporation with few employees.


Anomyous Coward commented on Intellectual Property Tax.
OK this comment is very off-topic, but I read an article in the Daily Mail today that is so shocking I just felt I had to pass it on to FSK.

See

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099062/Fury-families-tsar-gets-8-6m-ONE-YEAR-bulk-comes-taxpayer.html

It seems a woman formed a company that is mainly funded by taxpayers' money. Its purpose to to get unemployed families back into work. The company has failed in its purpose.

Yet the head of the company has got a 8.6 million Pounds Sterling dividend payment for herself!!!!!!!

That 8.6 million pounds came from taxpayers.

As we know here on this blog, taxpayers don't voluntarily give money out of the kindness of their hearts, but rather if they don't pay it they get carted off to prison by police thugs i.e. tax is money extracted by implicit threat of violence.

Wouldn't it be better if there was less tax and people give money voluntarily to good causes?

No one that has to work hard for money would give it to this clown of a woman!


Anonymous 2274 commented on Sick Day - No Post.
Hope you feel better! Looking forward to the next post.

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