What was the coolest thing you learned recently?
"If I have seen farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants" -Sir Isaac Newton Lets trade knowledge.
I will start. There are development efforts at several pre-eminent pharmaceutical companies to create point of care T-cell transformation devices the size of a shoebox. CAR-T cells have become a new treatment paradigm where by a cancer patient has their blood taken, t-cells purified from whole blood, and "taught" or transformed to recognize the type of cancer that the patient has, and the transformed T-cells are readministered in the clinic. The treatments are exceedingly successful, however at this point in time, the process for producing these cells takes just over a month on average. These new developments have a processing timeframe of hours not days. The future is coming, and quick:)
I've been learning a lot more about options trading and the stock market which has been pretty interesting. It's crazy to me how the stock market is a reflection of the current state of politics, economy, and society, all wrapped into a gigantic financial entity.
@paul_vanzandt This is CRAZY. Reminds me of this meme from reddit r/wallstreetbets that I saw on twitter "Everything is priced in. Don't even ask the question. The answer is yes, it's priced in. Think Amazon will beat the next earnings? That's already been priced in. You work at the drive thru for Mickey D's and found out that the burgers are made of human meat? Priced in. You think insiders don't already know that? The market is an all powerful, all encompassing being that knows the very inner workings of your subconscious before you were even born. Your very existence was priced in decades ago when the market was valuing Standard Oil's expected future earnings based on population growth that would lead to your birth, what age you would get a car, how many times you would drive your car every week, how many times you take the bus/train, etc. Anything you can think of has already been priced in, even the things you aren't thinking of. You have no original thoughts. Your consciousness is just an illusion, a product of the omniscent market. Free will is a myth. The market sees all, knows all and will be there from the beginning of time until the end of the universe (the market has already priced in the heat death of the universe). So please, before you make a post on wsb asking whether AAPL has priced in earpods 11 sales or whatever, know that it has already been priced in and don't ask such a dumb question again."
@dylan_merideth And after all of that, the market still manages to surprise everyone. Huge thanks for sharing that post!