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40-Times-Leveraged Short Volatility Trade Goes Horrifically Wrong For Everyone Involved

…or, Managing and Mitigating the 2014 CNH FX TARF blowup (Author’s note: I wrote this a year or so back for a few friends on Finance Twitter who wanted to know what FX TARFs were and what effect the huge vol overhang from … Continue reading

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Tiny Robot is Disappointed by Wall Street

Tiny Robot is Disappointed by Wall Street, a photo by Shiny Things on Flickr. Jeez, it’s been quiet around here lately, hasn’t it? Here’s some Tiny Robot for you, to break the monotony. Tiny Robot heard about a place called … Continue reading

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Comet PANSTARRS

Comet PANSTARRS, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. GOT IT! I GOT THE LITTLE BASTARD AHAHAHAHAHA… I mean, here is a photo of the dim Comet PANSTARRS, low in the western sky and sinking into the San Francisco fog.

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Storm a’coming

Storm a’coming, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. Storms are looming over Lake Mead, but the Valley of Fire is lit up by sunlight.

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Mount Tam Hikers

Mount Tam Hikers, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. It’s been an improbably nice winter here in San Francisco. While the east coast’s been getting walloped with hurricanes and three-foot blizzards with improbable names, the west coast has been pretty much … Continue reading

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Muir Woods – Redwood Creek

Muir Woods – Redwood Creek, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. Stuffing around with long exposures. Here’s a six-second exposure of Redwood Creek, which flows through the Muir Woods National Monument – a grove of towering Coast Redwood trees less than … Continue reading

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Christmas in SF

Christmas in SF, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. Christmas lights: Hayes St, San Francisco. Merry Christmas to all.

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Still life with squirrel

Still life with squirrel, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. A scene from the Japanese Tea Gardens, in Golden Gate Park: a thirsty squirrel sneaks into my shot for a drink.

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Angels Over Alcatraz

Angels Over Alcatraz, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. The Blue Angels make a low pass over Alcatraz as part of their San Francisco Fleet Week show. (Bonus: here they are, flying in over the Golden Gate Bridge.)

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Blue Angel

Blue Angel, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. More Blue Angels photos to come, but here’s the first of a few cracking photos.

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