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I am a retired college faculty in Philosophy, with specializations in Ethics, Socio-political Theory and Rational Choice/Decision Theory. My teaching focus was on Business Ethics, Medical Ethics and Logic. After retirement I freelanced as a Grant Writer/Fund Raising Consultant. I have taught at... More
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  • Dogging The Market : Week 51 - Ooops! My Bad 7 comments
    Dec 22, 2013 5:09 PM

    I apologize for missing last week's entry - blame a sprained wrist, bruised thigh, and a hefty article for the oversight.

    While week 50 was fairly miserable last week was very nice. Once the Fed finally made up its collective mind to begin tapering the market took off.

    The Dow:

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    It's beginning to look like the fat lady is about to sing. I don't see PIC picking up enough to catch, let alone pass, the Dogs. However, the Dogs are not doing that much better than the Dow.

    The S&P 500:

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    So far, it looks like the Dogs have two two-baggers, while the PIC has an outside chance of picking up one of its own.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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  • Miz Magic DiviDogs
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    Uh oh. Sounds like a slip on the ice?
    23 Dec 2013, 05:29 PM Reply Like
  • Joseph P. Porter
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    Author’s reply » Yup. I was taking the trash out, it was dusk, a piece of black ice on the parking lot just lying in wait to pull the rug out from under me. Wrist is still quite sore - probably fractured something, but the xrays are negative, so far - but I've had experience with occult fractures before. Thigh is better. Article is done.

     

    Ready for Christmas/Holidays?
    23 Dec 2013, 06:01 PM Reply Like
  • Miz Magic DiviDogs
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    Yeah! I had a great Christmas in my new home! Such a wonderful thing not to have to make a long drive just to spend time with family. :)

     

    So sorry to hear about the wrist, hope it's better now? And I know what you mean about practically invisible fractures.

     

    Hope your holidays are proceeding much more merrily!

     

    Miz
    26 Dec 2013, 07:35 PM Reply Like
  • Joseph P. Porter
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    Author’s reply » Probably one of the less memorable holidays in recent memory. Spent 3:00 - 8:00 AM Tuesday at E.R. for spouse. Had to cancel Xmas plans because she was ill. And now my wrist is definitely hurting. Will have to see Dr. about more xrays, as there is something definitely not right there.

     

    Bummer.

     

    j.
    26 Dec 2013, 07:43 PM Reply Like
  • Miz Magic DiviDogs
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    Aw, sorry to hear that. I'll send lots of healing thoughts your way for both you & your wife. :(

     

    It's just rotten to be sick over the holidays. Hope things improve soon.

     

    Miz
    26 Dec 2013, 07:58 PM Reply Like
  • Joseph P. Porter
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    Author’s reply » Sorry - just wallowing in self-pity. Wife is much better - I think just a bug that gave her some fits. She's better now, and we'll be restarting Christmas Friday evening. As for my wrist, who knows? Hurts like the dickens, but the holidays are not the time to come down with various and sundry maladies.

     

    Getting old sucks.

     

    I appreciate the healing thoughts, and I'm glad you had a nice Christmas. It is nice being close to family - my son and his girl friend live about a five minute walk from our front door.

     

    glad the new year is coming up - the old one has pretty much worn out its welcome.

     

    j
    26 Dec 2013, 11:24 PM Reply Like
  • Miz Magic DiviDogs
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    "Getting old sucks."

     

    Boy, no argument there! Everyone deserves a little sympathy now and then -- and it sounds like your wrist deserves a second look. But it's good to hear your wife is better and that you'll have a Christmas, albeit a few days late.

     

    Looking forward to 2014 also!

     

    Miz
    27 Dec 2013, 02:43 AM Reply Like
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