Superhero Status

In the world of fitness, speed doesn’t kill, size does. Invincible. Unstoppable. Like Superman flying through through the night, lead arm extended, there is nothing quite like it. Nutrition is dialed in and training is rock solid. Whether the end goal is a little stronger, a little faster, a little leaner, or a little healthier, … Continued

Nutritious Meals and the Markets

Just as fitness devotees ponder the nuances of nutrition, investors consider the subtleties of trading        There’s more than one way to get downtown—the highway, side streets and back roads all lead there. Each has pros and cons, benefits and drawbacks, or gimmes and gotchas. Some are quick, others scenic. Where one zigs, the other zags. … Continued

The Inescapable Forces of Economics

Laws of physics apply to everything, from physique development to trading Sir Isaac Newton isn’t best-known for his rock-hard abs or unmatched prowess in the capital markets, but that’s not to say that what he is known for isn’t relevant to achieving both: specifically, his third law of motion. Essentially, for every action—or force—in nature, … Continued

Fit for COVID

The same qualities that compel the fitness-minded to work out can comfort and empower investors in bad times Just like that, gyms are closed, cardio classes are canceled and fitness enthusiasts everywhere have all been thrust into the throes of training at home. Hamstring slides with paper plates, Bulgarian split squats off the ottoman and … Continued

Hunger Games

Alternating rounds of starvation and gluttony won’t bring desired results So what’s the best way to diet in 2020? How about long stretches of extreme hunger followed by face-stuffing food comas that last a few short hours? It’s known as intermittent fasting (IF). IF has been christened the holy grail of fat loss and hailed … Continued

Sweet & Sour Secrets

Undergoing a radical physique transformation parallels the highs and lows of this dish Is there a better dish, a better flavor profile, than sweet and sour chicken? Wait—don’t bother answering that. It’s not open for debate. No, there is not. The sweetness from the sugar and the tartness from the rice vinegar live together in … Continued

Shredded on the Side

Side hustles go better with physical conditioning These days, everybody needs a side hustle. A professional house painter oversees fishing expeditions on the weekends. A nurse practitioner sews baby clothes in her spare time. A financial talk show host moonlights as a physique transformation consultant—not that that’s ever been done, but if it had, it … Continued

Amazon Doesn’t Sell Sculpted Physiques

Staying fit requires discipline and commitment; the same can be said for profits in trading. Instant gratification and immediate satisfaction. If the explosion of Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), and Netflix (NFLX) onto the content consumption scene has shown the world anything, it’s this: People want their stuff and they want it NOW. Bingeworthy content is … Continued

Sleep More, Perform Better

 Want a surefire way to get slower, weaker, fatter, sicker and poorer? Sleep less than seven hours. A handful of universal principles guide serious fitness enthusiasts. In one example, weightlifters take it as a matter of faith that squats develop the quads, strengthen the hamstrings and even defuse marital disputes. Another one? Lack of adequate … Continued

What Zelda Teaches About Trading

Dr. Jim finds a Link between video gaming and options trading Today’s players don’t have a clue about true gaming. They’ve never toiled in the original Legend of Zelda’s sea of frustration, searching in vain for the secret passage to the next dungeon. They haven’t scanned the same rocks and bushes repeatedly before calling the … Continued