Category: Misc

Santa ♥ StockViz


Santa Claus, aka Saint Nicholas, is a figure with legendary, mythical,historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24.

Given that overall population grew from 300,000,000 in 1 A.D. to 6,215,000,000 in 2011, that’s a lot of gifts to be bought even though the proportion of good children showed a markedly negative trend during the same period.

How does Santa, with no known source of income and subsisting on a one-in-a-year binge of milk and cookies, afford all those gifts?

Santa must be following our term-specific algorithmically generated equity and option ideas to turn his meager income into a well of wealth.

Santa ♥ StockViz

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Buffalo Bill ♥ StockViz


Buffalo Bill Cody rode on the Pony Express at the age of 14, fought in the American Civil War, served as a scout for the Army… and filed for bankruptcy.

Buffalo Bill as a very successful showman. In 1883 he organized his first Wild West show. He was in a show with real Cowboys and Indians. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show was a successful show for over 30 years. Over the years the show prospered.

But eventually competition, the need to outspend that competition, and dwindling returns from a public tired of his style of entertainment forced him to merge with his major rival, Pawnee Bill’s Historic Far West and Great Far East Show, in 1909. But the combined show continued to run up debts and was closed by bankruptcy in 1915.

If Buffalo Bill were alive today, he would probably consider us a bunch of pansies, sitting behind workstations all day, punching away at the keyboard. But we are sure he would love us for our decidedly un-showman-like, unbiased and bland advice to quit when your trailing stop loss is triggered!
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Mark Twain ♥ StockViz


Did you know that even though Mark Twain made a substantial amount of money through his writing, he lost a great deal of it through investments, mostly in new inventions and technology? He lost not only the bulk of his book profits but also a substantial portion of his wife’s inheritance. So much so that he had to file for bankruptcy!

Twain lost $300,000 (equal to $8,058,462 today) on the Paige typesetting machine. He also had a publishing house that went broke trying to sell a biography of Pope Leo XIII.

His state of affairs turned for the better after he befriended the financier Henry Rogers, a principal of Standard Oil, who helped him completely reorganize his personal finances.

If he were alive today, we would’ve advised Twain that just because you are good at one thing, it doesn’t mean that your expertise automatically translates to investing money. He would have loved StockViz for that advise. And Tom, Huck and Joe Harper would have had all the time in the world to be the pirates that they wanted to be!

Alan Turing ♥ StockViz

200px-Alan_Turing_photoAlan Turing is considered the father of modern computers and artificial intelligence. He was the first to give a formalization of the concepts of “algorithm” and “computation” with the Turing machine. He also developed the “Turing Test”: a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior, equivalent to or indistinguishable from, that of an actual human.

He said: “I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’ Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game?”

StockViz would fail the Turing Test – we are proud to be machine-like in our thinking. We Invest Without Emotion. However, we are sure that Alan Turing would be proud to see our machines – his creations – at work. Alan Turing, we salute thee!

Isaac Newton ♥ StockViz


How would Newton trade stocks if he were alive?

Having lost $2.72 million USD in today’s money due to speculation in The South Sea Company stock in the 1720s, he would be very vary about hyped-up stocks that go up without a reason. He claimed to have said: “I can calculate the motions of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”

However, a little known fact is that Newton first invested a small amount prior to the South Sea bubble and exited at a profit in the early stages before the bubble really got going. Newton then sees his friends getting rich as the bubble really gets going and re-enters near the peak of the bubble with a lot of money. Newton had to exit broke after the stock falls roughly back to where he had initially invested just a small amount of money.

If Newton were to be alive today, he would using our Trailing Stop Loss alerts.

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