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With 2011 winding down, it is time to think about positioning your portfolio for the New Year.
Q 1 – WMT/HD positive earnings…Real sign of life for consumer spending or not? (and picks in sector-RETAILERS) A – Wal-Mart – once again international shares save the day and are up 16% accounting for 26% of the revenue. This is not surprising to me given the deleveraging we’re seeing amongst American consumers. Wal-Mart tried
Dylan Ratigan says it all in this MSNBC meltdown on the meltdown
Did you see Buffett’s op-ed piece in the New York Times urging Congress to raise taxes on him and other rich people like him? To his credit, he did point out that many rich pay lower taxes on income earned from their investments than the middle class pay on the wages. But…if you think you
The trick in this business is not to be right too early. A week ago I released my new book — the usual doom’n’gloom stuff — and, just as the sensible prudent moderate chaps were about to dismiss it as hysterical and alarmist, Standard & Poor’s went and downgraded the United States from its AAA
Lack of Panic Suggests More Market Downside to Come – And Buying Opportunities After That August 12, 2011 By Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning According to the Bloomberg News, the recent sell-off has scraped a staggering $3 trillion from U.S. markets and a whopping $8 trillion from global markets between July 22 and
This is at once one of the saddest and scariest maps I have ever seen…the latest radiation map from Fukushima. The red bloom is obviously much worse than the Japanese government and TEPCO have admitted and Tokyo is literally covered in radiation. The human cost in leukemia and other cancers years from now has yet
Keep your mouth shut and stare straight ahead…
This one was making the rounds on the internet lately…thanks to Joe for sending it in…somehow it’s strangely appropriate for the markets eh gang??!!
In a move that is only going to prolong the inevitable, European authorities are considering a ban on short selling much like the one we experienced in July of 2008. On the day the ban was announced, the S&P 500 rallied by 4%…then fell by 43.9% while the financial sector it was designed to protect
Where is their hedge clause? What happens if the markets change and they have to do what they’ve been trying not to do – actually take action. The bet, it would seem to me, is this…by holding rates low enough long enough, Bernanke (and the misinformed Keynesians) think the banks will borrow short and lend