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Apr 05, 2019 14:28:28

Billions

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Keni

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I am in love with this show.

I started it a few days ago but it is already making me want to get into the stock market.

Three important things I noticed:

1- technology is seeping into everything. The bulk of stock market is researching, pattern recognition and prediction. All of which can be easily done by a machine.

The way people talk about the stock market, natural events, disasters and the economy - makes me think that this is the perfect intersection of statistics, technology, psychology and finance.

2 - The show makes me realize how rigged the system is. There are people making millions in just minutes. Paying for data, technology and buying influence on the value of a stock. While the majority of us are doing barely any research and hoping that we get lucky - very casino like.

3 - Another interesting observation - they are mostly men. Apparently that is the case in real life too. Why are women not into the stock market like men are?

Why am I NOT in the stock market?

This calls for an experiment. Maybe with all this talk about a recession coming, I should test to see if Wall Street is only for the XY chromosome.  

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    Abe avatar Abe | Apr 06, 2019 21:46:32
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      @abrahamKim - Thank you - I am reading the notes on season one.... Not sure exactly what the info means regarding stocks... Will keep reading

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 07, 2019 10:20:00
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    @keni Oh many thanks for pointing me to what to watch next. Billions is it.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Apr 05, 2019 22:39:04
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      @keni @seunoyebode I had my eye on this show for awhile but did not have Showtime. A couple weekends ago there was a free preview. I binged the first season of Billions and recorded all episodes of the second season. I need to get through all those before I cancel DirecTV. The stock market is very much like gambling. I have dabbled a bit with trading with mixed results. There is money to be made, but it is a steep learning curve. Let me know which avenue you will pursue, and I can point you in the right direction for some great resources.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 06, 2019 06:38:03
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      @seunoyebode @brandonwilson - It is a very well done show. And very addictive. Finished 3 seasons and now I have to wait each week for a new episode...

      Brandon, it is very much like gambling but the risk and reward is so appealing - especially when you can be diligent in researching and have impulse control.

      I want to learn a bit more and start slow but I will definitely take you up on the offer.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 06, 2019 12:10:06
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