Weighing the Week Ahead: Approaching Dangerous Curves?

Crunch time! Our decisions are always important, but this week could be special. I am giving it extra attention and extra work.  I recommend that others do the same.  It is not enough to passively watch the news.  It means preparing for events!  If you do not already have a solid position, you should be […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: A Three-Day Homestretch

Hurricane Sandy has been uppermost in everyone's concerns.  We have the greatest sympathy for those who have lost loved ones, homes, and businesses.  The effects of weather are often devastating in any setting.  Here in the midwest, it is often a tornado that strikes with little warning.  When a hurricane hits highly-populated areas, the effects […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: An Early Verdict on Q3 Earnings?

The early returns are in! The reaction to earnings turned negative, and it is easy to spot the turning point.  Google [pending Larry quote] had an accidental early release of their earnings miss.  The goof was the source of non-stop media coverage, and inspired a new twitter participant, @pendinglarry.  My favorite tweets were these, but […]

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Information you need…….and do not get!

Consumers of investment information are getting short shrift. I see three problems: Producers of the big news shows are looking for the dramatic; Journalists (with a few exceptions) have lost the ability to ask the important questions — the ones that would help investors; All media sources have been unduly influenced by email and tweets.  […]

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