Category Archives: Finance

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What do I Read After the News?

News browsing evolves over the years, at least for me. Since I moved back to the States a few years ago, FoxNews is pretty much standard fare at work and I can watch it at home. It beats that conglomeration … Continue reading

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The Return of Feudalism?

     I had been updating one of my useful (not earth-shatteringly important) slide shows a couple months ago in an effort to help explain to my fellow Airmen what had been transpiring in the larger economy and to try to … Continue reading

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A Reduction in the Defecit? Cool!

     I must admit I had my doubts that the Federal Government would be able to reduce the deficit by half within the next few years like it said it would.  I thought later that I saw a possible way to make … Continue reading

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My Quick Take on the Possibility of Inflation

    Most of us know that the government is having Treasury spit money off the presses at the Mint fast enough to beat Jeff Gordon in the Daytona 500.  Typically when this occurs, inflation rears its ugly head and devours the … Continue reading

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Just One Time

     I’d like to see just one article in the weekly Motley Fool e-mailings not mention Warren Buffett.       Could you imagine ESPN never going without mentioning the New York Yankees once per hour? That’s kind of what it’s gotten … Continue reading

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You Could Fool All of the People

     I ran across this gem at the Motley Fool this morning while speeding through my e-mail.  It was a post called Sizing Up Banking’s New Giants and was written by Morgan Housel.  I emphasized my favorite part of the quote.  Back … Continue reading

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Seventy-Nine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbK3RhCQoI8      Here’s an academic take on the financial crisis.  This is 58:19 long, so grab a break and a cup of coffee if you mean to watch this! [Update – Sorry, for some reason embedding it did not work this … Continue reading

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Crazy Market

     I know the market is going down.  I’m just happy it’s finally stopped going sideways.  I personally don’t sell short or deal with put options (or options in general).  I had quit looking at my accounts for the past … Continue reading

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Selling

     For any of you who have been tracking my investments with me, here’s what I’ve experienced and seen lately:      First, IBD has suggested that the market is now in a correction.  After teasing us with 5 or 6 … Continue reading

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Shipping

     Wow! Here’s something you don’t want to see the day you buy a stock — a huge drop in price in high volume! Two days ago I purchased shares of a shipping company.  The sector looks like it’s doing … Continue reading

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