Calling A Life Audible [DIRTY DOZEN]

I’m taking the advice from my friend and mentor who told me (mentioned in the note: The Game Has Changed…) “It’s not often that markets give us a chance to take an extended vacation. So take some advice from someone who’s spent a lot of time chained to his desk and go live.” I write […]

Portfolio Performance Review: +31.3%ytd and some lessons learned

To others, being wrong is a source of shame; to me, recognizing my mistakes is a source of pride. Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. ~ George Soros I learned that everyone makes mistakes and has weaknesses […]


***The Following is an excerpt from a Market Note recently sent to Collective members. Click here to learn more*** A short note on oil. Short notes are better than long notes. At least when it comes to analyzing a trade or positioning. If you have to Tolstoy the pitch then you don’t know what the […]

Kyla Scanlon: Tik-Tok, Creator Economies, and DAOs

This week’s guest is the one and only FinTwit/TikTok celebrity Kyla Scanlon. Kyla tells her experience on creating financial content specifically for Tik Tok. She gives us an insight into the creative content grind: how she comes up with ideas, how she produces her videos, managing feedback, mistakes learned, creator wellness and burnouts. Plus we have a […]


I also believed then, as I do now after more than fifty years as a money manager, that the surest way to get rich is to play only those gambling games or make those investments where I have an edge. ~Edward Thorp What does it mean to have an “edge” in trading… or poker… or […]

Disposition Effect: Why Most Investors Make Awful Gardeners

Con·trar·i·an (n.) – a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion, especially in stock exchange dealing. Successful investing is an active rebellion against one’s instinctual proclivity to sabotage long-term returns. In a perfect world, investing is like gardening. You cut the weeds (losers) and water you flowers (winners). In practice, investors do the opposite. We […]

April 2021 Macro Ops Portfolio Review

You must understand the following: In order to master a field, you must love the subject and feel a profound connection to it. Your interest must transcend the field itself and border on the religious. ~ Robert Greene, “Mastery” Alex and Brandon here. April was a good month for the MO Portfolio. We returned a […]

Quarterly Deep Dives… Advanced Option & Vol Trading

I remember reading in David Epstein’s terrific book Range a bit about a long-term study looking at fhigh-powered consultants from top business schools and their ability to effectively tackle problems. What they found was that these so-called “masters of the universe” were actually quite good at quickly assessing simple well-defined problem sets; you know, the […]

Tyler Kirkpatrick: Canadian Value w/ DRM and ACQ

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  Tyler Kirkpatrick runs the Canadian Value Stocks Blog. He is a production manager at a waste container company that has achieved a 19.19% annualized return from 2016 to 2020, which outperforms the S&P 500 by 53%. In this week’s episode, we get to know him, why he invests in Canada, his best investment yet, his […]

Tiho Brkan: Emerging Markets, Alternative Assets & Worldly Wisdom

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 This week I chat with Tiho Brkan. Tiho is a private investor managing a family office. Tiho provides HNWIs & Family Offices with attractive deal flow from Real Estate (Rehab, Developments, Distressed) & Stock market (Indexes & Sectors) asset buckets. I’m stoked to bring you this conversation. Tiho is an incredible investor, thinker, and […]