Many FOREX cross-rates are at or rapidly approaching resistance or support levels. Quite a few of them have nice power trade structures too.
Check out these charts below of the following cross-rates
One of the most common performance enhancement suggestions for WordPress (and PHP in general) on Windows and IIS is to install the WINCACHE extension for PHP. Of course, I dutifully did that. After a while though, I noticed one or two quirks. The most annoying is the THEME listing page would report a set of broken themes like this:
After a couple of months of frustration, I finally narrowed the culprit down to the WINCACHE.
But, no one else on the internet was reporting this issue. So, what was unique about my situation? It turns out that the culprit was an entry in the php.ini file under the "[PHP_WINCACHE]" section. I had actively turned on the opcode cache using wincache.ocenabled=1. This shouldn't have been an issue since the default for this parameter is "1" anyway. But, simply getting rid of this line fixed the problem.
I think this definitely qualifies for weird WP / PHP on IIS bug of the year...
Two weeks ago I got it in my head that it was time to learn everything there was to know about WordPress. So, I decided that I would install the product on a Windows 8.1 Machine under IIS 8.5. Most installations of WordPress uses Linux and the LAMP tech stack. I decided to use Windows instead because that is what I'm most familiar with.
Needless to say, this was an exercise in frustration...
The NQ is sitting just below a breakout point of the rising wedge it has been creating the last four months.
So, yesterday I saw a story in my facebook feed titled "11-Year-Old Boy Played in His Yard. CPS Took Him, Felony Charge for Parents." Even if the story as reported is just 80% truth, you have to admit that its ridiculous to file felony charges against a parent because their son is playing their own yard for 90 minutes.
Many people want big government. What they don't realize is that this is the consequence of big government. You don't' get to decide what big government does - you might think you do but you really don't. They are big enough to just do whatever they want and get away with it often enough to make society "toe the line" to whatever the government deems "ideal behavior" regardless of logic or right or wrong.
So, the next time someone pipes up with another harebrained idea of how government should get involved in society, remind them of this article (and many others like it). Ask them how they would prevent the vast EXISTING government bureaucracy from needlessly destroying lives.
***End of rant***
It is no secret that the economic divide is growing in the United States today pushing more and more families and individuals into the lower middle-class. The reasons for that can easily comprise multiple blog posts but its not the reason for todays posting. Today, I want to present a business idea that will make things easier for those in the lower economic strata while being socially moral.
In this era of pervasive surveillance by state actors, interest in encryption by the private section is at an all time high. Prior to the Snowden revelations, encryption was hard to do and therefore, not easily accessible by the average email or cloud user. Recently though, I have started using two services that make encryption a whole lot easier for email and for cloud storage. The jury is out on how well the encryption is implemented but I believe that some encryption is better than none, if only because you have to defend against other private snoopers who aren't as well funded as state actors. So, good- enough encryption is still worthwhile and can prevent your average eavesdropper from running away with your valuable secrets.
Here are the two products I've been using:
Since bottoming in December, and doing a re-test down in February, the Russian Ruble has been on a tear to the upside.
Over the last 48 hours or so I've been seeing articles about a new piece of software being installed on European ISP networks that will block ads from ad US giants such as google. The aim seems to be to pressure these companies to share advertising revenue with the ISPs. Now, the EU bureaucrats are not exactly known to be business friendly but I wonder what will happen when all the companies that rely on advertising to sell their products start to find that their ads are being removed from the webstream automatically before even hitting the end users' equipment. This is a bone-headed move by the ISPs. Europe does not have any net-neutrality principles but this move will more than likely gravitate a set of players to become unlikely bedfellows - consumer advocates and businesses - all focused on getting these ISPs to not play favorites.
Beyond that, I wonder what will happen if Google, Microsoft and other internet giants decide that they need a way around these ISPs filtering and decide to give away VPN software and services for free to all EU citizens.
I also wonder if the ISPs are doing DPI of SSL packets - advertisers including google are more than likely to start sending their ads via SSL. Actually, that might not be a bad thing - one of the major stumbling blocks to more of the internet adopting SSL as a matter of course is the AD networks not implementing it. This just might force them to do so sooner rather than later.
Either way, the european ISPs lose in the long run.
Over the past few months (most of 2015 actually), the S&P Index has been coiling - creating a relatively large consolidation that has been getting progressively shallower and shallower even as price as become "whippy" with large moves.
Nigel Bahadur's normal market observations - usually about the US Futures market. Occasionally though, he will express thoughts on individual stocks and FOREX cross rates.