RigaWriter

  https://ljgolden55.medium.com/ I\'m a NYer living in Latvia since 2005, after living in Italy from 1989-2005, Spain and Catalonia in 1976, 1980-81 and 1986-87, southern France the summers of 1985 & 1986 and Portugal in the Carnation Revolution summer of 1974. Conversational Russian and Latvian are my 6th and 7th languages. I did channel check research for one hedge fund and a Wall St research firm from 2009-12 and taught Behavioral Investing, Entrepreneurship and History at Riga Business School from 2012-16. Title of my investments course: The History of Human Financial Stupidity--Including Mine. From 1998-2007 I invested in real estate in Latvia and Estonia. Since 2015 I\'ve invested 7 early stage startups, none of which have yet failed, but some of which inevitably will. Best trade: shorting 20m JPY with spot and options trades on FXY in early 2013 Worst trade: long yield-trap MLPs in 2015 My wrestling match with The Great Humiliator: ongoing.

   



5 Stories by RigaWriter

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Failing Upward

It’s where you land that counts. I’ve failed at several businesses in multiple industries: academia, advertising, real estate, as co-founder of an online ID...
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Zombienomics 2.0: Crypto-Monetarist Austrian Economics Edition

“Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. — John Maynard...
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How Not to be Dumb Money, 3.0

Gamestop Meme War Marshmallow Experiment Update When fear is overpriced, sell some. Gamestop dropped 29% today to $143 and I’m smiling at its put...
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How Not To Be Dumb Money

Gamestop Meme-ified Put Option Cookie Experiment Edition 2.0 “The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient” —...
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How not to be dumb money

Why believe a title that says I’d know how to tell dumb from smart money? Because I’ve been both and learned from financial scars...
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