The 10th Man, May 2015

Covert Gamma, Portfolio Insurance, and STDs

May 28, 2015

This piece requires some knowledge of option pricing, so I’m going to bring everyone up to speed.

Gifted and Talented Camp

May 21, 2015

I was a “smart kid” growing up. I got used to being the smartest in the class, every year; I also got used to being left out socially and being bullied a bit. It wasn’t bad, though. In 9th grade, I transformed from a little pork chop into a tall, decent-looking kid. I had lots of friends in high school, and life was good.

Double Black Diamond

May 14, 2015

I was a halfway decent skier when I was a kid. Good enough that I could navigate every trail on the mountain except for one or two. Good enough that I could do the double black diamonds.

Übermensch

May 7, 2015

Elon Musk just unveiled something called the “Tesla Powerwall,” a means to store solar-created electricity in people’s homes… with the potential to put the entire utility industry out of business.