Dentist Chair

Felix Salmon talks about how everyone but the bloggers make money from investment blogs. While he proposes a couple solutions, I think a blog aggregator that shares the revenue with the bloggers would be a good option. Time for me to ramp up the launch of Bloggerator?


Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex is one of the most amazing books I have ever read, and so it is with great delight to find out she has a blog at the New York Times (Nod to reader CC).

I used to be surprised at all of the odd behavior of people (like the strange obsession with setting the high score in the great documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters). After reading the good Dr’s book, I find people’s behavior hopelessly mundane.

Here is some other interesting research on neruroeconomics:

One of his findings was that brain images of drug addicts who are about to take another hit are indistinguishable from those of traders who are making money and about to place another trade. “That tells us pretty confidently that if you make money and make money again,” Mr. Zweig said, “it is very similar to a chemical addiction and it becomes very hard to let go.”


I was sitting in the dentist chair yesterday watching CNBC (I don’t have a TV in the office), and could have sworn I saw the 2007 performance of the Rentech Managed Futures fund scroll by at ~150%. Can anyone confirm this?

A far cry from the performance of the Red Sox owner John Henry, I mean managed futures manager. Here is an interesting article on AHL and the London trendfollowing funds.

In other news, Peter Thiel is going to take over the world (Clarium up 24% in January alone).