Some random thoughts as I eat dinner in my apartment (miss you guys):
1. Intra-day forex trading is GAMBLING. Just started a virtual account for work and it’s analogous to flight simulator; it’s like the most boring video game you ever played; not particularly easy, but when you do “win” you (mistakenly) feel like you can trade currencies/fly a plane for a living. That said, I’m currently up 1% after a day.
2. The amount of people with dogs in New York City is ludicrous. I would say, from my trip to and from the office, 1 in every 5 people on the street are walking a dog. My guess? New Yorkers are the loneliest people on the planet. With 8 million people packed in such a small place, you’d think it’d be the opposite. However, unlike college it’s not who you hang out with that defines you, but what you do with your career. And that career will probably keep you in an office for 11-16 hours a day.
3. The Swiss National Team today played brilliant soccer. They neutralized a Spanish attack (considered the best in the world by many) by concentrating their tall players in the box. I can’t count on two hands and my feet how many failed crosses I saw in that game. Of course, Spain had their chances (this game should have been 3-2 in favor of Spain), but they could be the upset team to miss the 2nd stage. England too, but they always manage to find a way to fuck up.
4. Darrelle Revis needs to take a basic course in economics. He wants to be the highest paid player at his position; this is fine, he deserves it. However, the current highest-paid cornerback is Nnamdi Asomugha (very fucking good when healthy) who receives 16mil/yr contract from Al Davis. This (Davis) is the same ass hat who drafted Jamarcus Russell over AP and Heyward-Bey in the 1st rd. Al Davis needs to pay Nnamdi 14% above market value in order to keep any top talent on that god forsaken team; the Jets shouldn’t. The next highest-paid cornerback? Asante Samuel at 14mil. After that, its Terence Newman, whose average contract is ~11mil/yr. Revis, should take 14.5 and come back to the team that will immortalize his career.
I’m thinking about topics to write about next, and I think a chronicling of a day as an intern on the trading floor would be pretty interesting. The reality of life on the trading floor at investment banks is improperly depicted in the media (think “Wall Street”, “Boiler Room”, and unfortunately, Dealbreaker). Until then, have a happy Father’s Day and make sure you find a way to show him how much you appreciate him for planting that seed that created you. Personally, I can’t remember the last time I kissed my father, and in continuing this tradition I will instead buy him an overpriced electronic device that he probably won’t bother using. Any ideas welcome.
I’ll leave you with a link to the most boss pad you’ve never seen.