Cryptocurrency and Tulip Bulbs

Posted in Investing on 12, December 2017 by nathanbusch

In 1637, Dutch tulip bulbs, which had only recently been introduced, reached extraordinarily high prices: so high became the price that people were liquidating vast fortunes and borrowing to the hilt to buy a small handful of bulbs.  Then, people came to their senses and the price of the bulbs collapsed.

My reader and friend Dan asked my opinion on the rapid rise of the price of cryptocurrency and the futures market for these coins.  As a preliminary point, has anyone actually seen one of these coins?  My understanding is that the answer is a resounding NO!  That is because these things are nothing but a few bits of information in a computer.  Also, if memory serves, a considerable number of cryptocoins disappeared from a computer a few years.  Did anyone ever retrieve these “coins”.  Again, the answer is a resounding NO!  Oops!  There goes your life’s savings: too bad!

Cryptocurrency is not fungible, not readily liquidable, not recognised as legal tender by any government in the world, not negotiable, not tangible so these cannot be stored in a safety deposit box, and of use only by criminals.  These bits of information are even less valuable than Dutch tulip bulbs: at least you can plant tulip bulbs, let them grow for a year, and dig up six times as many bulbs as you planted, and you can sell the excess bulbs.

For these reasons, the Cryptocurrency Mania of 2017 is more lethal to your investment portfolio than was the Dutch Tulip Mania of 1637.

Therefore, run, as fast as you possibly can, in the opposite direction as the cryptocurrency is traveling.

I hope that this helps.

Nathan A. Busch

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K.Z. in the Camel Hair Coat

Posted in Life in the Country on 11, December 2017 by nathanbusch

She: young, beautiful, in a camel hair coat waiting for her bagel to be readied.

He: mature, in common working clothes waiting behind her.

They struck up a conversation and she confessed that she bought the coat at Goodwill for $20.

Said he: “I would have bargained for $15.”

She laughed.

He gave her a gift that would change her life.

Then he discovered that she had a flaw: and, he pushed her away.

Awakening from a dream, he realised that she was imperfect as was he.

A beautiful couple they would make if she could realize as did he.

Yet, her life has been changed forever.

I hope that this helps.

Nathan A. Busch

 

If You Will It …

Posted in Life in the Country on 7, December 2017 by nathanbusch

“If you will it, it is no Dream.” Theodore Herzel

If you believe that your world is one of sickness, lack, limitation, poverty, and failure then that is the world that will manifest for you. It matters not how successful or wealthy you are: your world will crumble, your wealth will dissipate as the dew in the warm July morning sun, your health will lie in tatters, and poverty will be your reality.

If you believe that you have good health, wealth, and happiness then that will be the world that manifests for you. Listen not to the gods of poverty, doubt, sickness, limitation, and those accuse you of being mentally deranged as these false gods will destroy you. Banish those false gods by thinking only of joy, health, wealth, abundance, and love. In doing so, the Infinite One, the Creator of all That Ever Has Been, That Is, and That Ever Will Be will manifest for you the world of Joy, Health, Wealth, Abundance, and Love. There is no other outcome.

In Genesis it is written: G_d created humans, breathed into them Life, and gave them Choice. You can either chose the world of Love, Health, Wealth, and Abundance that G_d intended for you to have or you can chose the world of the false gods of sickness, disease, poverty, and eternal death.

The Choice is yours to make. Chose wisely because you have only once chance.

I hope that this helps.

Nathan A. Busch

Entered Passing List on 20171020; Promoted to Portfolio on 20171027

Posted in Investing on 1, December 2017 by nathanbusch

The following ticker symbols Entered the Passing List on 20171020 and were Promoted to the Portfolio on 20171027. These ticker symbols will be held for five weeks at which time these will be sold at a price equal to or as close to the day closing price as is possible. In the attached table, we find the ticker symbol, the price paid as at 20171027, the price as at 20171130, the capital gain for each ticker symbol, and the average capital gain assuming that an equal amount of capital is invested in each of the ticker symbols.

Promotion/Sale Epoch
Ticker Symbol 20171027 20171130 Capital Gain
ANF 14.15 17.99 0.2624
CVTI 29.19 29.32 0.0044
EXFO 3.90 4.35 0.1153
NR 9.20 8.78 -0.0456
Average 0.0837

I hope that this is of assistance to each of my audience members.

Nathan A. Busch

Automated Investing Decisions

Posted in Life in the Country with tags , , on 20, October 2017 by nathanbusch

Using an automated method for selecting stocks, and optimizing the buy and sell rules, I have realised annualized returns equal to 48.99% since the beginning of 2016.  That means that I doubled my investment in late August 2017.  Still, detractors say it cannot be done.

I hope that this helps.

Nathan A. Busch

Murdered in Cold Blood: Philando Castile and Justine Ruszczyk

Posted in Exposing Corruption, Life in the Country with tags , , , on 20, July 2017 by nathanbusch

Philando Castile was sitting in his automobile with his significant other and a young child.  He had his hands on the steering wheel.  A murderous police thug opened up with his pistol and pumped seven lethal bullets into the body of Mr. Castile.  Did that murderous thug not understand that one of those bullets could have killed the innocent significant other or the child?  No, the police thugs are trained to murder, then ask questions.

Justine Ruszczyk called 911 for help.  Another murderous Minneapolis police thug opened up with his pistol and murdered innocent Ms. Ruszczyk while she was pleading for help.

The law enforcement thugs are not the “good guys” that they pretend to be.  They are trained to murder innocent people whenever their trigger finger gets itchy.  The only discernible difference between street gang thugs and murderous police thugs is the color of their clothing.

Either stand up for your right to be free from the fear of becoming murdered by the murderous police thugs or visit he undertaker to buy your casket now.  You will soon need it.

I hope that this helps.

Nathan A. Busch

Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions

Posted in Observations during Life with tags , , , on 20, July 2017 by nathanbusch

Today, the New York Times stated that:

In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Mr. Trump said.

New York Times,  A1, 20th July 2017.  The above quoted language of President Bannon clearly indicates that he believes that Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions works for him.  That is not true:  the Attorney General works for the People of the United States.  Tricky Dick (Nixon) learned that simple fact the hard way.

In recusing himself from the “Russia Investigation”, Attorney General Jefffrey Sessions did his duty to the People of the United States:  that is, he recognized a clear conflict of interest; he stepped aside; and, he appointed a credible independent investigator.  Donald Trump, Jr., and the other “Trumpites” surrounding Prsident Bannon committed treason against the United States by colluding with Murderer Putin to change the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election.  It has long since been the time that President Bannon resign and face the Capital Consequence for the crime of Treason.

 

I hope that this helps.

Nathan A. Busch