A few pictures to share from my trip to New York City for the Traders Expo in February 2011. A (very) little bit of art above…
The 911 memorial is under construction, but meanwhile we have this one:
Of interest to traders and train riders:
The subway mosiac leads to NYSE behind protective fences:
No tours of the exchange, so back on the train:
NASDAQ on Times Square:
Oh yeah, I did work on this trip. Here’s my presentation on Divergences at the Traders Expo New York:
Finally, a little rest and refreshment in the room:
This year’s Beaver Creek trip was tamer than usual as I am recovering from injury. In fact, it wound up being as much swimming as skiing:
So rather than ski the mega-steeps, I got to photograph them from afar. Here is The Brink – the steep run on the top right – a favorite from last year.
Its was tough (sarc): 11 inches of new snow on my birthday and I had to ski green groomers. At least the cake was good!
In 2010 I did’t post to this blog as often as I’d like. For 2011, will at least post a note on my travels. With this post, I actually go back to 2010 for the Las Vegas Traders Expo….
Even though I wasn’t presenting, I decided to go to the Expo and attend the sessions. As a bonus, my cousin Kris was in Las Vegas the same week and so my mother decided to come along. Here’s the three of us in the cafe in front of the Paris hotel:
A good time was had by all !
I bought the full version of Office 2010 which comes with 90 days of technical support — if you can figure out where to call. To make it a little easier for anyone searching, here is the number within the US: 1-800-936-5700
Burbank Alamo, for reasons of their own, decided to rent me this Cadillac. Maybe they were out of compacts. Oddly, for this trip I had hastily grabbed a CD from my car on the way to the airport — Foghat’s Greatest Hits. Packed with enough classic rock to get the Caddy down the Ventura Freeway to Pasadena.
Would never have thought the two go together — luxury auto and 70s rock — but since Led Zep Rock ‘n’ Roll powers the commericals, I get the surprising message: this kind of car is supposed to be for me now.
Next day, I had a couple hours between show and airport. Took a ride up Mulholland Dr, because…why not? Maybe a better freeway car but I wanted to see the view from the hill.
Wound up at a Pinkberry on Ventura Boulevard, snacking on tart fro-yo there at a tiny table between the man with $800 loafers and the lady who maybe inspired the book “When I Am Old I Shall Wear Purple”. That’s L.A. and that’s okay.
I’d forgotten how steep the runs are at Beaver Creek.
Its tough to give you a good perspective, except to say that some folks go off The Brink with a parachute!
Winter fun in Summit County Colorado! As we watched from the living room window over the course of a week, Lake Dillon froze. (We also got out for a little skiing.)
If you’ve been paying attention, you know most businesses experienced a definite downturn over the past year or so…
Profits are under whelming…sales goals are far from being reached…and the outlook doesn’t look to get any better soon.
It’s one thing to hear it on the news but when its your business, your company, your paycheck…you want to take action, but what to do?
Woke up to a beautiful morning on a day that’s predicted to get hot. Nice to ride by Crystal Springs reservoir where it is often more than five degrees cooler than the surrounding areas.