Eric Peters: The Age of Believing “They Can Do Anything” Economically

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Mark Melin
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A dad doing car pool duty listening to children age seven to thirteen can be instructive, hedge fund literary paragon Eric Peters notes in his Sunday, October 9 e-mail missive. “They can turn a boy into a girl,” one of the children casually observes, pointing to two transgender classmates. There is a higher meaning. “They can do anything these days,” the father explains, avoiding road hazards as he points to a generational belief that a new age is upon us. This is the era where yesterday’s societal norms might not matter, but does this concept of breaking commonly held economic beliefs translate…


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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.