Travelling TimmyOctober 7, 2016 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere27 CommentsOff to UK, will surface at econ talk in London tomorrow. So, play nice while I’m gone. previousIsn’t this a big fucking surprise?nextTimmy elsewhere 27 thoughts on “Travelling Timmy” Ben S October 7, 2016 at 8:32 am One of the few advantages of the internet is that at least we won’t be bishing each other on the nose 🙂 Hallowed Be October 7, 2016 at 10:00 am Ben S u wot m8? BraveFart October 7, 2016 at 11:02 am Probably just as well you’re not around. No doubt one of your blogs would have been on the scandalous position of Shami Onionbhajee as shadow attorney general which would have wound us all up to intense swearing racist culturalist sexist fever pitch Machiavelli October 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm Is the Murphaloon attending? No fisticuffs if he is Tim. So Much For Subtlety October 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm I like the idea of Shami Whatshername being appointed to such a plum position. It makes the hypocrisy of the NGO Left clear. We all knew they were in the tank for socialism. Now it is obvious. You know, speaking as someone who often makes that racist culturalist sexist fever pitch argument. Sam Jones October 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm So Labour party have given a peerage to someone whose only talent is to write a report telling them what they wanted to hear. Still, at least it’s not Ritchie Martin October 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm Sam – I imagine he was gnashing his teeth. dearieme October 7, 2016 at 12:28 pm Yeah, Shami Chookiebutty has given a bad name to “Liberty” which was once a perfectly honest Communist front organisation. I suppose you could say she’s joined a perfectly honest Communist organisation by joining the Shadow Cabinet of BritRevKomJez. Hallowed Be October 7, 2016 at 1:20 pm I just read shamis report and yup it seems its the longest job application in history. http://www.39essex.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Chakrabarti-Inquiry-Report-30June16.pdf Rob October 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm Off topic, but my eyebrow rose quite some way after reading this: These days some algorithms trade on the back of news sites, and even what is trending on social media sites such as Twitter Holy fuck. They base trading decisions on fucking Twitter? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37582150 Matthew L October 7, 2016 at 2:01 pm Makes sense. In the short term financial markets are an exercise in mass psychology, and Twitter gives some insight into that. Diogenes October 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm No comments about Lady D’s eminent position ? BraveFart October 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm “Lady D’s eminent position” If that’s Abbott, you mean flat on her back like an inverted beached whale, legs in the air, being porked by Corbyn? So Much For Subtlety October 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm Oh come on. Who can imagine Corbyn on top? He is more likely to be fearfully holding the sheets up to his nose, quietly weeping and begging Ms A to be gentle. Diogenes October 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm I’m sure she got the position she deserved BraveFart October 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm In the case of Abbott it’s not the casting couch, but the casting weighbridge Andrew C October 7, 2016 at 4:22 pm I can imagine a bull elephant seal being too ashamed to admit to his mates that he’d done it with Ms Abbott. BlokeInTejas October 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm Rob “These days some algorithms trade on the back of news sites, and even what is trending on social media sites such as Twitter” If your goal is to make money rather than to invest, then sure. It’s rather like having a simple electrical circuit which is coupled to a noisy signal and which has a diode to rectify the noise and a capacitor to hold the charge. The noisier the source the more charge (wonga) piles up in the capacitor (bank account). It’s not investing, it’s a cross betwixt harvesting and La Vegas. MyBurningEars October 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm Twitter is manipulable, for folk who know what they are doing – and who normally charge big bucks for it. But I wonder if they could make even bigger bucks if they could team up with someone who knows how to work algorithmic trading… got to be an opportunity there for someone. BlokeInTejas October 7, 2016 at 7:02 pm MBE “But I wonder if they could make even bigger bucks if they could team up with someone who knows how to work algorithmic trading… got to be an opportunity there for someone.” But that would be.. unethical! Lionel Ebb October 7, 2016 at 8:08 pm Do come and visit us in Dalston Tim – it’ll be like a safari. Lot’s of exotic flora and fauna for you to poke around… http://bit.ly/28MXRR2 Sorry about all the socialists though. BniC October 7, 2016 at 9:04 pm If this is the level of chaos that can be caused markets are going to have to start regulating to dampen these risks at some point to ensure confidence remains. Wonder how many stocks have had trading suspended or even entire exchanges in the last 10 years vs earlier periods. Right now it looks like the penny stock talk up type scam and market manipulation is a lot easier to execute and harder to police than ever before. So Much For Subtlety October 7, 2016 at 11:26 pm MyBurningEars – “But I wonder if they could make even bigger bucks if they could team up with someone who knows how to work algorithmic trading… got to be an opportunity there for someone.” The US has just convicted someone for essentially panicking the algorithms. He worked out how to trigger them into selling. Now there is nothing remotely illegal about that but it was like the Hunt brother’s attempt to corner the silver market – they will, and did, respectively change the laws to punish you for not playing by the rules. PF October 7, 2016 at 11:36 pm Young Claire (in a safe space): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/politics/handbags-at-dawn-ukips-mike-hookem-managed-to-be-sexist-even-whi/ Hookem’s casual use of misogynistic phrases like ‘handbags at dawn’ and ‘girl on girl’ Hookem’s language was clumsy and outdated (when was the last time anyone said ‘handbags at dawn’?). And this is the supposed standard bearer (stop giggling) of the centre / right…. bloke in spain October 8, 2016 at 8:02 am I can’t imagine why any sensible person takes prima facie notice of anything on Twitter. It preselects for people having an opinion they wish to disseminate. There’s a principle that guided me successfully through life. When someone insists on telling me something, my interest is less in what information they’re imparting than the reason why they wish me to know it. So the question is: they’re trying to sell me something but should I be a buyer or seller? TomJ October 8, 2016 at 9:06 am Whenever there’s a bit of inconclusive off-the-ball fronting up to each other on a rugby field that stops short of full-blooded fisticuffs the commentators invariably describe it as handbags. Bloke in Wales October 8, 2016 at 10:48 am Yes, but would you expect anyone from the contemporary Torygraph to know this? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.