Smart People

chimpOne of the wonders of the human condition is creative intelligence and I’m constantly amazed by the ability to build perspective with simple ideas, thereby creating something inspiring or enlightening. Grant Williams is one of those people, whom I don’t know, but I admire. And with all the blogs, trash popular news, and ‘writing’ that we consume on the internet, finding smart people, that write, is surprisingly rare.

Yesterday’s TTMYGH must rank among his best. April 4th? Who’d a thought. I won’t deconstruct the little pathway he takes his readers along, but the framing of his idea was poignant. You shouldn’t miss this weeks issue (A Date Which Will Live in Yenfamy). As you know I’ve been debating this BOJ QE question. Who isn’t? I’m looking for context and perspective, what will the BOJ’s action have in the medium-long term? Grant helps a bit.

Another smart ‘couple’ of people, are the writers at 2Paragraphs. Most of the writing on 2Paragraphs are outside the subject of this blog, but like TTMYGH, context comes from unusual places. I’m an old Lou Reed fan, and really enjoy this post, Lou Reed’s – The Best Excuse Ever. Not so much because the writing is good, though it is… It’s ‘active’, and motivated by words alone, Lou’s words. Fun. I hope he takes them up on their offer.

And what about this anonymous guy at, who just came back on my radar? I’ve mentioned him before, here. But his latest first sentence is fantastic. “Sometimes you read or hear something and for a long period of time you’re like Kubrick’s chimps around the monolith”. This guy manages to bring brain research to a trader with a simple mind. Impressive! Intense maybe, but a pleasure to read.

Good Trading.