Friday, January 31, 2020

Trading: Deeply Disturbing Behavior From The Fly

There is a phenomena known as 'Terminal Lucidity' that can signal imminent death in the person exhibiting the T.L.
But first, three posts by The Fly this morning.
From iBank Coin: 

Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:36am EST
HAPPY FRIDAY: Coronavirus Is Getting Worse
I’ve been obsessing over bananas recently, in spite of the fact that I do not eat them. Low carbs and all, I don’t eat them. But did you know the varietal we eat today in America, the Cavendish, was considered to be a “junk banana” back in the day — mainly because it sucked?
The way I are across this fact is curious, after reading this passage from F. Scott Fitzgerald about the market crash....
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:57am EST  
Markets Sink on Dreadful PMI Data
Do not take this lightly. The world is in lockdown mode due to the virus scare — which is definitely going to reduce growth. The Chicago PMI just posted the worst numbers since 2015.... 
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:15pm EST
I had purchased TVIX earlier today and just sold it for +7.7%. I sold it because it’s a fucking bastard ETF and it always ruins me. It felt good to finally win one in that.
Things I am avoiding......
Rational, logical, well expressed.

From the Journal of Near-Death Experiences:

Terminal Lucidity in People with Mental Illness and Other Mental Disability: An Overview and Implications for Possible Explanatory Models 
Michael Nahm, Ph.D. Freiburg, Germany  
The (re-)emergence of normal or unusually enhanced mental abilities in dull, unconscious, or mentally ill patients shortly before death, including considerable elevation of mood and spiritual affectation, or the ability to speak in a previously unusual spiritualized and elated manner....
The Fly may be dying.