Keep Your Eye On Cinderella, Not Her Sisters

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Mark Melin
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It is often darkest before the dawn, CSLA’s Damian Kestel noted of certain investment approaches, quoting English theologian and historian Thomas Fuller. Fuller was speaking of a religious transformation in his book “A Pisgah-Sight Of Palestine And The Confines Thereof,” a 1650 history of the Old and New Testament, spoke of torture and spiritual ecstasy.  Kestel, for his part, is looking at stock market “animal spirits” that were tortured in 2012 but are now “flying too close to the sun.” Damian Kestel – Australian miners are in a buoyant mood Kestel couldn’t attend Australia’s premier mining conference, Diggers & Dealers, but…


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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.