3 mins

Trading View: An Impressive Platform for Technical Analysis

Trading is expensive. There are broker commissions, hidden account fees, and don’t forget about subscription costs for financial newsletters and charting software. Recently, I’ve embraced a very lean trading model where I don’t pay anything for trades, research, or software. A few tools make this possible. In a previous post, I provided a detailed review of the revolutionary commission-free trading app, Robinhood. In ...

5 mins

3 Weeks with Robinhood App Beta

It was 1998, I had $500, and I was obsessed with the stock market. Each day I’d rush home to sit in front of the computer and watch my portfolio until the closing bell. As a fourth-grade kid, I didn’t quite grasp general market dynamics. I understood basic value and how share price was influenced by people’s perception of whether ...

2 mins

Editor Wars: Picking the Right Tool for the Job

As the development application space has undergone a Cambrian explosion of sorts, it’s easy to feel like we are drowning in tools. Since this time last year, I’ve worked within a dizzying number of editing applications. I’ve tried newcomers like Atom.io, LightTable, ShiftEdit, and Koding, as well as established editors Xcode, Visual Studio, DreamWeaver, Sublime Text, and WebStorm. I’ve even experimented ...