Snow on the way for tomorrow. I so love winter.
I did not like the action on Wednesday and Thursday. Today markets had their first real test to the downside. A late day run helped keep the damage contained. I guess it's put up or shut up time. None of my positions stopped out, which was a surprise. Maybe that bites me on Monday, but trade your plan and stops. Not really much more to add at this point, more market thoughts on Sunday night.
Friday Night Entertainment
Let's see what's interesting.
Running Liquor During Prohibition
I stumbled upon a cool tale on, wait for it...., Wikipedia this week that I thought was worth a look.
During Prohibition all kinds of alcohol smuggling was done. This gave rise to many of the embedded organized crime families of the future. How all the booze made it into the United States has many tales and this is just one.
The ship that delivered more liquor than any other ship was The Malahat. The 5 masted schooner would take alcohol brewed in Canada and shuffle off to the Pacific Rum Row which was outside the maritime limits of the United States. The ship would anchor there and await smaller, faster boats to come and load the booze, then run it to ports on the West Coast. I would point you to the article for even more details it's quite a story. The Malahat:
Crawling the Internet for material for a smile.
"They all float, down here.":
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Big George Foreman
Robert Sinn (The Stock Sage) was looking for some George Foreman clips and as things are, I am well versed in Foreman fights.
Maybe the most thrilling heavyweight fight of all time featured a young George Foreman (after losing the title to Ali) versus the stubborn veteran Ron Lyle in 1976. You can see Foreman's complete record here.
There are too many great parts to try and single out, so here is a great 6 minute compilation of the fight, you will be stuck in your seat (if in a hurry skip to the 2:40 mark on):
With Howard Cosell on the call no less. Be quiet Kenny Norton!
I missed this fight live sad to say but it's my favorite Foreman moment. Trailing on points in a fight he had to score a knockout to win, Foreman lowers the BOOM on champion Michael Moorer in the 10th round after the late Angelo Dundee told Foreman "You gotta put this guy down!":
Jim Lampley's "IT HAPPENED, IT HAPPENED!!" is so classic!
Go to a Red Box, stream via Netflix, or just hit an On Demand button but check this film out. "Revolutionary Road" a new era classic:
Tunes on the way.
My go to expert on all things vintage Rock is loyal reader Gawains. Tonight he suggests The Faces and "Stay with Me" and here is a great live version:
I can't believe Rod Stewart used to rock. Who knew?
Wanted to give a shout out to one of the hardest workers I know. New member of the Stocktwits team, tireless San Francisco real estate professional, and a great friend - Julian Hebron (The Basis Point). Luckily he is also into the best metal songs so here is Ministry and "New World Order":
Like that one! Hang in there Julian!
That song got me all amped up! Let's go right into "Guerrilla Radio" via Rage Against the Machine and turn the dial way UP:
A blast from the past comes from Gtotoy and his pick for Paul Pena with "Jet Airliner" and this is a fine tune:
My great friend Jennifer Hillier (who I heard a rumor may have her second book coming out this year!) was looking for some Talking Heads, and how can I say no? Here is "Once in a Lifetime":
Like that tune.
Last two songs.
Get up and get wild with Dragonforce's epic tune "Through the Fire and the Flames":
"So far away, we wait for the day" so good.
Last call, grab a girl a drink or the mouse.
Needed a little Creedence and "Lodi" will do just fine:
Have a good night.