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Tim Knight has been charting and trading since 1987. His first stock trade was, in fact, on October 19, 1987 – the day of the crash – which perhaps goes a long way explaining his disposition ... more

How OES Are You?

Date: Monday, January 7, 2019 4:11 AM EST

Before I start, two bits of business: (1) we really, honestly, truly think we’ve nailed the latency problem. Try and see! I am very interested to know your results. (2) If you didn’t see it before, remember we’re having a WEBINAR which I discussed in this post. In fact, the CEO just wrote me and nailed down a date and time – January 31st at 2 p.m. PST (that’s an hour after the market closes). So please go to the post if you haven’t and sign up.

So, now – – in my review of Coming Apart, I alluded to a questionnaire in the book which measures how much of an Overeducated Elitist Snob you are (and this is offered in the most loving way possible). Just for fun, take the quiz below – it only takes a couple of minutes – and give yourself a point for each “Yes”. See how YOU rate! The lowest the score, the bigger an OES!



Have you ever lived for at least a year in an American neighborhood in which the majority of your fifty nearest neighbors did not have college degrees? You should make your judgment with regard to your neighborhood, not your zip code. Answer "No" if you are thinking of a gentrifying neighborhood in which you were one of the gentrifiers. *

  • Yes
  • No



Did you grow up in a family in which the chief breadwinner was not in a managerial job or a high-prestige profession (defined as attorney, physician, dentist, architect, engineer, scientist, or college professor)?. *

  • Yes
  • No



Have you ever lived for at least a year in an American community under 50,000 population that is not part of a metropolitan area and is not where you went to college? *

  • Yes
  • No



Have you ever lived for at least a year in the United States at a family income that was close to or below the poverty line? You may answer "yes" if your family income then was below $30,000 in 2010 dollars. Graduate school doesn't count. Living unemployed with your family after college doesn't count. *

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