Saturday, May 30, 2015

Books books and books ... 5-30

Market poised to rally all week in anticipation of Greek kicking-the-can, but plenty of technical indications that a (the?) top may at last be at hand.  Let everyone call it a correction until it's not.

What better time for a book thread?  I've been stacking quite a bit lately.

You'll notice a rough theme, but these are just some of very many analog books I am continually sifting from the shelves of the world over to mine.

I'll let the books tell the story.

The Three Musketeers (1953), The Swiss Family Robinson (1949),
Grosset & Dunlap Illustrated Junior Library
Thomas Hobbes Leviathan, Oxford, 1947 print of 1909 ed
Robert Browning Poems 1833-1868, Oxford, 1925
Max Weber The Theory of Social and Economic Organization,
Free Press / Falcon's Wing, 1947
Georges Sorel Reflections on Violence, with an introduction
by Edward A. Shils, Free Press, 1950 
Bernal Diaz del Castillo The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico,
Farrar, Straus, and Cudahy, 1956
G.W.F. Hegel Philosophy of Right, Oxford, 1945 
A.N. Wilson After the Victorians: The Decline of Britain in the World,
FSG, 2005 
Harlan Ellison, ed. Dangerous Visions (1967),
Again, Dangerous Visions (1972), Doubleday
J.H. Parry The Spanish Seaborne Empire, Knopf, 1966
John Bagot Glubb The Course of Empire: The Arabs and their Successors,
Prentice-Hall, 1965 
Albert Camus Théatre Récits Nouvelles, Gallimard, 1962
Sir John Glubb, Soldiers of Fortune: The Story of the Mamlukes
Stein & Day, 1973 
Alan Moorehead The Traitors, Harper & Row, 1963
Issac Asimov, ed. The Hugo Winners, Nelson Doubleday, 1962
Horace Gold, ed. The Fourth Galaxy Reader, Doubleday, 1959
Tim Jeal Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer,
Yale, 2007
Tim Jeal Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a
Great Victorian Adventure
, Yale, 2011
Camilo José Vergara American Ruins, The Monacelli Press, 1999

13 comments:

Bicycle said...

Damn dude. Nice.

Christian Gustafson said...

I'm always acquiring good books.

Six of these 21 books were ordered off the internet, either Amazon or abebooks.com or even Ebay.

The rest are found the old-fashioned way, brick & mortar style.

I do need to pay a visit to my favorite Seattle bookshop, Anderson's Books just south of me in the Ballard neighborhood. Mark has an excellent shop.

Christian Gustafson said...

It’s a new paradigm, and everybody who doesn’t buy, now, will be priced out forever. Anybody who does buy will be rewarded with a lifetime of riches, as their property will continue its 30% yearly price increase.

Renters, and anybody born in a future generation, will not be able to afford a $10,000,000 starter home in 15 years. They will live in tent cities, and Hondas.

This asset bubble is different than all of the others - it will never slow down, or pop. The gains are permanent.

Bryan Franco said...

Will also further Janet Yellen's research objective, which is to minimize wealth inequality.

Bicycle said...

kaboom

Bicycle said...

Dow's just riding a boring trendline

Bryan Franco said...

Anyone want to start Fed-Up Capital Management with me? We'll just run our own pads. CG does his thing. I do mine. Bicycle does his. PB does his. Let's be there for the little guy, for once, somebody. Ultra low cost... like robo-advisory cheap.

Bicycle said...

that boring trendline... just got very not boring. Now to see if we bounce off the lower BB... or not...

Christian Gustafson said...

VIX has broken out over its old trendline.

SPX count actually makes sense -- nested 5th wave ending diagonals, works on both the DJIA and SPX. The SPX would complete the nested 5th at 2140 on Tuesday.

Would need more time to reach the tippity toppity top of the larger E-D, which is now way up in the 2160s. But it's too obvious, right?

The SPX daily Bollinger has come in again, and modest surge can reach it in the next few days.

Will post updated charts tonight. And I still think Janet's going to raise in two weeks.

Bicycle said...

the thin blue line

Bryan Franco said...

Our latest from HT Trading. Part II of a Lower Risk Way to Play Defense:

http://httrading.blogspot.com/

Bicycle said...

M1 Velocity YoY%change

Christian Gustafson said...

UVXY the tell on this tepid decline this morning.