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A Stock Market Break? These Indices Say No

By michael lombardi, published on Jun 12, 2014

The great monetary expansion is still alive and well and the effect on equity securities continues to be profound.

But what I find striking about the stock market’s continued advancement is that it’s blue chips that are pushing through to new record highs.

Speculative fervor in several sectors has diminished, but hasn’t completely disappeared. But it’s the big brand-name companies—a lot of which pay dividends—that just keep on trucking as institutional investors buy earnings safety, and outlook reliability and are betting on revenue and earnings acceleration going into 2015.

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Tags: china, stock market, u.s. economy, earnings, dow jones, earnings season, blue chips, dividends, institutional investors, investor sentiment, old economy

How to Beat the High Cost of Bacon

By the expat returned, published on Aug 12, 2010

On Monday, August 2nd, the Wall Street Journal wrote that the price of pork bellies - used to make bacon - had jumped 53% in one year to $1.35 a pound. On August 5th, Bloomberg published an even more in-depth article on the situation. According to Tom Cawthorne, who bears the illustrious title of Director of Hog Marketing at R.J. O’Brien & Associates in Chicago, “there are just no stocks now” of that porcine manna enjoyed by so many of us.

In the same article, Bloomberg mentions that pork bellies have been traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since 1961. I know a bit about... (more)

Tags: stock market, food, economics, meat

Fat Fingers and Your Money

By D. E. Carson, published on May 8, 2010

...the market to drop 1000 points in almost half an hour.

You’re thinking, “So what?” Well, if you’re a liberal, then you’re thinking that along with, “serves the bastards right.”

The problem is, that’s someone’s pension you’re talking about. Every time the stock market loses points, someone loses money in their retirement fund. It impacts everyone when the stock market goes berserk like it did on Thursday and news coming in from Greece isn’t helping matters much.

Whether we like it or not, all economies are linked together so that whatever... (more)

Tags: stock market, obama, economy, greece, fat finger, nyse, gambling

Airline Pilot Waits 20 Years To Have Book Published

By boomergirl, published on Sep 24, 2009

...at the time that it was a wonder that someone had not assassinated this person who was regarded at the time as “the most hated man in the industry.”

After J.R. decided to return to aviation when his new career as a securities broker went down in flames with the stock market crash in ’87, he was faced with the prospect of starting all over at the bottom of the flying business.

The question he asked himself was, “What would I do if I were in the mountains on my elk hunting stand and this individual happened to coincidentally walk out in ... (more)

Tags: stock market

The Target: Interview With Murder Mystery Author J.R. Hauptman

By boomergirl, published on Sep 4, 2009

...a novel about a disgruntled ex-employee who would set out to whack his former boss. I guessed that they hadn´t heard of murder mysteries. More correctly, I have since learned that my mistake was in not screening those agents for their preferred genre. This was some time after the stock market Crash of ´87 and with my securities career in shambles, it became necessary for me to return to flying to pay the bills. I knew I had a great concept for a story but in reality, I had no idea how it would end. As it turned out, the experiences I gained over the next years of... (more)

Tags: stock market

Classic Cars Hotter Than Ever

By Ed Attanasio, published on Aug 11, 2009

...prices.

Apparently, the classic car business hasn't slumped with the economy and in fact, like regular used car sales, is holding steady and in some places actually picking up.

Many people see the classic car market as a solid investment, when compared to their 401k or the stock market. Mike Schembri, a classic collector from Tracy, Calif., sees a lot of opportunity in the classic car arena right now, for those who know what they’re doing.

"Absolutely, these classic vehicles can be excellent investments,” Schembri said. "From my experience, I can tell... (more)

Tags: stock market

Godot Ain't Comin' ... Neither Is Recovery

By D. E. Carson, published on Mar 7, 2009

...(good thing liberal, left-wing morons didn’t set that precedent with George W. Bush – otherwise there’d be a movement already afoot to use it on Obama).

I kept saying all through the campaign that Obama was not qualified to be president.  So far he’s proven me right.  The stock market keeps going down and unemployment numbers keep going up and all we’re getting from Obama are, “just words, just speeches…”

History shows that the most worthless president the USA has ever had is James Knox Polk.  Obama hasn’t even passed his first 100 days and he’s... (more)

Tags: stock market, obama, economy

It's Time For Change

By Michael R. Gauthier, published on Jan 27, 2009

...ready for the future. Most any person would tell you they can feel a shift in the mood and attitude of America, but I bet they couldn’t tell you why.

Because there really is no concrete reason why. What has been done to change our situation? Where was the spike in the stock market? What major policies have been enacted? Where are our troops? It’s amazing that so much hope can spring from one notion. That the thoughts of an entire race of people can be transformed not by facts or statistics or optimistic reports- thoughts are changed by that very idea itself:... (more)

Tags: stock market, obama

Paulson Bailout: Didn't You Already Get Your Mulligan

By Michelle Yang, published on Sep 27, 2008

...sub-prime industry, and then passing off that risk onto a multitude of third-party investors. As a matter of fact, I’ll go as far as saying that Wall Street is blackmailing Congress.

Everything in the U.S. is tied to the price of stock. And I don’t believe our stock market is a ‘free market’ but controlled. U.S. stock prices and the U.S. market can be manipulated in a downward direction, and the SEC doesn’t do its job in watching this because if it did, there wouldn’t be this “meltdown”. They were the ones who pushed out... (more)

Tags: stock market

American Politics 101

By AmyO, published on Sep 18, 2008

...to Nowhere” even though she was originally for it and we can keep repeating it no matter how many times news organizations print stories saying otherwise. We can also say that we are for deregulation of major corporations that effect the strength of our economy but as soon as the stock market tanks, we will make sure that those “greedy pigs” never do it again!

But if the Democrats change their stance on anything, we will have our minions show up at rallies and debates with flip flops on their hands.

5.) If we cannot remember who the President of Spain... (more)

Tags: iraq, stock market, obama

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