Category: General

Economy on tilt

With my poker background, the current economic situation in North America strongly reminds me of what happens from time to time to nearly every competent poker player who starts out playing a solid game and winning, usually with some good luck along the way, then becomes overconfident and turns to playing more and more hands until the whole strategy goes out of whack. Then, once the luck changes, the losses start mounting.

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Why the economy is good but the stock market is going down

When I talk to people, a lot of them seem to be confused about what’s been happening recently with the US stock market (and, consequently, with the Canadian stocks, since we are so tied up with each other). The unemployment is at the record low, the GDP is growing, then how can the stock market be falling during such a “roaring” economy? In this blog post I will try to explain what’s going on in really simple terms for those who do not have a background in economics. Of course, this is a huge topic, so I will just be focusing on a few of the factors in play.

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Canadian politics, eh

I’ve been reading quite a bit of news lately, which is probably a sign that I need to get out more and do something besides work. When nothing much is happening, it seems natural to seek intellectual stimulation online. It’s not that I have a lot of free time, but doing just one thing every day gets kind of boring. I just need to find something to balance my work with which would be beneficial for me.

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The importance of being relaxed

This article will mostly be about the mental state, but I will start with a physical example. I consider myself to be a fairly decent singer. When I was learning how to sing, I discovered that one of the hardest parts of good singing technique, as well as one of the most important ones, was to only use the muscles necessary to produce a good sound, while keeping the rest of the body as relaxed as possible. This not only prevents getting tired quickly, but actually results in better sound quality since other people can feel the extra muscular tension and it makes them less comfortable. The same idea holds true for many other skills, such as playing the piano or martial arts, to give a few. Learning how to stay relaxed and only exert as much effort as necessary to achieve the desired goal is one of the foundations of the proper technique in many areas of life.

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