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Military Spending - A Reflection on the Political Process

There is a lot of commentary in the defense press these days on the nature of the acquisition process. There is a strong case for it being political in nature. In any event, politics plays a large ..
(January 22, 2009)
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Profitable ETF Trading Strategies - Climbing Up the Steps and ..

There is nothing more frustrating than finding a good candidate for a trade, making an excellent entry, and then watching the profits disappear when the market turns around and moves against our ..
(January 14, 2009)
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Profitable ETF Trading Strategies - Market Health Check - Dec ..

The market has been hammering out a bottom here. The slope of the 50 day moving average and the 30 day regression line have turned positive. Volatility has been dramatically reduced. The large candle .
(December 19, 2008)
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Action Research in Education - 10 Ways of Improving My ..

This list represents key lessons learned from a recent Action Research (AR) inquiry into curriculum development at a military college. Hopefully, you will find some reasons here to engage in AR ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Profitable ETF Trading Strategies - Efficient Markets? Being ..

There is a world of difference, all you need really, in the difference between these 2 statements:  the market IS efficient and the market becomes efficient.   It's the difference between a state ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Profitable ETF Trading Strategies - 5 Things We Can Learn From .

COL John Boyd, USAF was a national treasure. One of the most gifted and effective fighter pilots of all time, he went on to revolutionize the way the armed services thought about command, control and .
(October 21, 2008)
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Presidential Leadership and Real Choice - Thinking About ..

2 sets of financial institutions to think about, and the political leadership that's deciding where to throw our money. (1) Some made good loans and have lost no money in the recent meltdown. These ..
(October 12, 2008)
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Presidential Debate 2 Reactions - Live Blogging

Obama looks stiff when talking to people, while McCain is tired and confused. Both are still using a lot more attacks than I expected given the strongly expressed desire to hear solutions. Obama is ..
(October 06, 2008)
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Profitable Trading Techniques - Watching Warren Buffett

Trim Tabs reports an extraordinary panic selloff by the masses in September, driven by fear. Banks are collapsing left and right. The public is outraged by their ostrich-like elected leaders in the ..
(September 30, 2008)
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Profitable Trading Techniques - The Psychology of Pair Trading

As you will recall, a pair trade is a trade that goes long one side and short the other with the idea of capturing the difference in performance. Another way to frame my current favorite pair trade ..
(October 01, 2008)
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Important Leadership Qualities - Humility and Integrity

I had a rare privilege recently to attend an off the record briefing from a very high ranking general officer from an allied nation. He was reflecting on a career that spanned some very extraordinary .
(October 01, 2008)
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Congressional Malpractice - Fire Them Now!

While the Dow experiences its worst point drop ever, and the rest of the world is in absolute freefall, our Congress, led by the People's House, are taking off 2 days to. . . wait for it. . . . ..
(September 28, 2008)
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Wall Street Bailout Plan - Corrupt Business As Usual

It was only a few short days ago as you will recall, that a truly terrible bailout bill was surprisingly defeated in the House of Representatives by a margin of 13 votes. The representatives who ..
(October 02, 2008)
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Bailout Alternatives - A Dialogue Between Two Mice

Let's listen in on 2 mice: K and M, discussing the bailout plan K: of all the places we jumped to, we chose 850B as the landing pad though? I think all existing mortgages should have been maintained ..
(October 02, 2008)
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Profitable ETF Trading Techniques - Reversion to the Mean ..

One of the time tested principles of market dynamics is the principle of the Reversion to the Mean. Over the long run, performance, volatility, price, relative strength: all of these measures ..
(September 29, 2008)
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Military-Industrial Complex - An Insider's View

I was reviewing an article by Jim Quinn at the most excellent blog “Seeking Alpha", wherein he laid a fiscally conservative response to the apparent profligate spending associated with ..
(September 20, 2008)
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September 19th, 2008 - The Day the US Converted to Socialism

The verdict is finally in and it is clear that the Socialists have won this round in the battle for our economic future. Despite decades of rhetoric to the contrary, when push came to shove, leaders ..
(September 20, 2008)
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Pres Henry Paulson - Our Newest Oligarch

Right now the most powerful man in the world is the Sec. of the Treasury, Henry Paulson, former CEO of Goldman Sachs. At any given time in Washington, depending on the nature of the current political .
(September 20, 2008)
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Superstition in the Military - Why Do We Believe Things That ..

A new blog friend, Konrad Talmont-Kaminski, is a naturalist philosopher in Poland. We share an interest in bounded rationality. He is thinking hard about superstition and posed the following question .
(September 26, 2008)
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Don't Fear Failure - It's Normal and Realistically Should Be ..

Why do we fear failure? Why do so many things fail? What can we learn about failure that protects us from the shock of actual failure? Why do we persist as a species knowing the odds are stacked ..
(September 28, 2008)
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ETF Education - Types of Exchange Traded Funds

There are an extraordinary number and types of exchange traded funds that are available to individual investors to meet any investment objective. There are so many, however, that it's useful to ..
(September 20, 2008)
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Blogs - Your Expertise Offered to the World, Pain-Free

As a teacher, researcher, and a subject matter expert in some aspects of military logistics, small unit management and leadership, I am constantly answering questions from current or former students ..
(September 19, 2008)
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Exchange Traded Funds - 7 Important Reasons to Use ETFs in ..

Here are just a handful of the important qualities of ETFs you should be aware of. ETFs have useful variety. No matter what kind of ETF you need for your trading or investing interests, you are ..
(September 20, 2008)
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Rational Decision-Making - Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

Research Question: What is the theoretical basis for the US Army's proposed modification to the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) and what are the issues of concern for practitioners of the art .
(September 12, 2008)
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Leadership Theory Notes - Thoughts on Competing Theories

In a survey of leadership theory will acquaint you with concepts like: leadership traits, leadership behaviors, transactional leadership styles, transformational leadership styles and organizational ..
(August 28, 2008)
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