Articles by Thomas Ott





GERN and Mistakes

I don't remember where I found this one but I went long around $3.70 months back. The stock promptly went flat and lower. I don't have a lot of shares in this thing but it is supposed to be a JNJ potential buyout. They're developing some drug that that …



Emerging Markets are Tanking

The Emerging Markets have been slowing up a lot lately. The weekly charts shows them peaking around the start of 2018 and slowly giving back gains. It's always a concern when a stock trades below the 50DMA on the weekly chart and it's a freaking 5 alarm fire when there's …



Turkish Lira hits the Skids

Thanks to the Trump Trade (his big stupid mouth) and a dictator in Turkey, you have the ingredients for an emerging markets contagion. The Turkish Lira dropped like 19% yesterday against the USD and it shows signs of bouncing now. Who knows, but as long as Erdoğan doesn't let interest …



$10 Upgrade Your Dinner Challenge

This weekend I started a game with my kids. It's called the $10 upgrade your dinner challenge. The goal is to use $10 or less to upgrade your standard Sunday dinner. At my house, I cook Sunday dinners and I enjoy doing it. I decided to 'up' my cooking game …



Making Stock from Bones

I like to make things from scratch, so yesterday I made beef stock from scratch. It was pretty simple to do. Get some beef bones with marrow in them ($1.99/lb), rough cut up some onions, carrots, and celery. Coat the bones with a bit of oil, salt, and …






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