1. Check Out the New 'Articles & Podcasts' Section

    I've added a new "Articles & Podcasts" section to the site.  Throughout the day it pulls in new content from several sources I've selected (some of my favorite sites and podcasts).  It'll will contain a mix of stock-specific comentary as well as more general trading information / education.  I'll also be manually posting links from time to time.   (You can find the link to it in the site's navigation menu under Research > Resources > Articles & Podcasts

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  2. Thoughts on NPR Planet Money's Short Selling Episode

     

    Those who used to read my old blog know that I have no problem at all with short selling. See some of my old posts like 'The (Very) Basics of Short Selling', 'Short Selling *is* American' and 'Pick Your Spots When Selling Short'. So in that light,when I saw that NPR's Planet Money podcast did two episodes about short selling I was very interested in seeing how they'd handle the subject. The second of those episodes was the story of the first short sale ever, which was back in the days of The Dutch East India Company:

    There have been short sellers throughout history. Today, the story of a man who was the very first short seller. The first person to bet that a stock will go down. It doesn't go well for him.

    That was a very interesting story but I want to focus on the first of the recent episodes, which was titled "We're Short America". That episode was their version of 'Short Selling 101'. They explained how shorting worked and actually took a small sum of money and shorted the S&P 500. But they left out some things that I think are very important to fully explaining the risks of shorting.

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  3. Two Must-Subscribe Podcasts for Every Trader / Investor

    I'd like to share two podcasts that I've recently discovered. They are:

    Over the last couple of months I've been working my way through the archives of both shows.  They are a treassure-trove of good trading information and I find that regularly listening to them helps me "keep my mind right".  

    The Trend Following podcast is like a Who's Who of trading legends.  Just take a look at some of the guests:

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