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12/11: Episode 11. Due to some logistical conflicts we found ourselves without a guest this week, but what you get instead is lots of strategy talk and a cameo from Gareth Chantler. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/22: Ryan Eriquezzo, WSOP Circuit Champion, makes an inspirational return to the show as he nears the end of his self-imposed 6 month hiatus from poker. There is much to learn from this young poker star who is quickly proving to be wise beyond his years. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
Stock markets reacted positively on the afternoon of Sept. 18, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 134 points (0.9) to 15,659, a record high. The S&P 500 index rose 18 points (1.1%) to 1723, also a record high. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 28 points (0.8%) to 3774, its highest level since 2000. Stocks had a modest correction on Sept. 19, while gold had its largest one-day gain (4.7%) since September 2008, rising $61.70 to $1,369.30. buy bitcoin with credit card anonymously did not appear to be significantly affected by the statement, with its value continuing its usual level of volatility.
12/26: Today on The Mental Game of Poker Podcast Jared interviews Matt Affleck, who is famous for making two deep runs in the 2009 and 2010 WSOP main event. Matt recently said in a blog that reading the book was “eye opening” and made him realize how important the mental game is for him in poker. This interview opens with Matt talking about the mental game issues he’s recently discovered in his game, namely overconfidence, entitlement, injustice, revenge, and loss of motivation. He also gives some insight gets into the mental side of the big hand that he lost to Jonathan Duhamel in the 2010 WSOP. This candid interview is really interesting and may open your eyes to issues you didn’t realize were affecting your game. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
The FBI was able to buy drugs from Silk Road on several occasions. They purchased ecstasy, heroin, cocaine and LSD. Each time they would try and backtrack the shipment, narrowing it down until they hit pay dirt. They tracked down several of Silk Road’s servers including one that was out of the country.
That confidence has and will continue to erode. The first reflection of that erosion will be in long-term interest rates. Despite all the efforts, and they are massive, to hold interest rates down, they are on the rise. This is a recognition by the market that it is uncomfortable with the current debt condition of the U.S. That discomfort will increase. Even if rates simply return to a long-term average, the collision of politics and economics will be in full display in Washington and state capitals across the country. This time is NOT different.