"Aspen, has an enormous sun block called Shadow Mountain, which does cast a chunk of downtown into the shade every day starting well before sunset. And the Castle Creek spreads of folks like Martina Navratilova don't trade at top dollar because they're nestled in cold, dark canyons just south of Aspen." George Zachar

This brings up several good points related to survival, traveling, and maybe speculating.

1) I've always tried to time day hikes, overnighters, and hikes on the Appalachian Trail so that I'm on the sunny side come daylight. My logic was for both warmth and alarm clock. If you stop early on the eastern side then you get this advantage. But it's a judgment call with distance traveling and you compromise earlier in your hike. If you needed the heat for survival then I'd rather awake with warmth. Isn't the coldest part of the night only hours before sunlight?

2) When you are traveling east to west on highways always make sure you travel through big cities and sleep in a motel on the western side. This serves the purpose of not worrying about morning commuting traffic. If you woke up on the eastern side and you'd already be through the city. The sunshine delays that morning commute. If you are traveling west to east then definitely go through the city at night towards eastern side because you'll be double whammied with sunshine delay and morning traffic on the west. My dad the truck driver taught me this one.

3) I'll leave the speculating up to future testing! Is trading a western to eastern traveling path since we read words and data most dominantly from left to right? Does after-hours trading eliminate the need or necessity to stop and shack up on either side of the big city? Would there be a comparable sunshine delay in trading? Big up days (1-3%'ers) bright and sunny versus big down days (1-3%'ers) dark and cloudy? Is traveling at night harder due to less visibility due to lack of liquidity? Or is traveling in the daylight better due to liquidity? 





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