• The Euro, Amanda Knox and Europe's Dilemma
       I didn't really follow the Amanda Knox case until a couple of weeks ago.  As I read up on it, it reminded me of Albert Camus's novel, The Stranger, where a man is convicted and guillotined because of his insensitive behavior at his own mother's funeral and his inappropriate... More »
    Oct. 10, 2011
  • Yahoo's Right Media Exchange Will be First to be SOLD?
    That a better understanding of EXACTLY what Looksmart has to offer to the RTB ecosytem (and a need for the Co to clearly articulate such), surely needs no further explanation. I do get the impression that the company is now being held back by a pending "break-up", of Yahoo!! (This - a... More »
    Oct. 10, 2011
  • Jumped the gun with NFLX, made a good trade with AAPL
    I bought AAPL in the premarket at 377, and NFLX at 129.80. AAPL kept going up, NFLX pulled back a little. The difference here was in the news affecting earnings. With AAPL, there was record iPhone 4S sales, that news directly affects earnings positively in the near term.With NFLX, the news was... More »
    Oct. 10, 2011
  • SNL Financial Reports FDIC Branch Count Slumps/Deposits Jump
    Key Points:1. A preliminary look at the FDIC's 2011 Summary of Deposits data shows that the number of branches in the U.S. fell for the second consecutive year, while deposits jumped 7%.2. According to the data, U.S. deposits rose to $8.25 trillion from 2010 to 2011, outstripping the 2% deposit... More »
    Oct. 10, 2011
  • Two Banks, 36 branches closed
     (The protestors against bank fees are just angry, and much of it is caused by banks that failed, such as Washington Mutual, who advertised on television "We aren't bankers." They gave away free checking accounts, overdraft charges, ATM fees, you name it, as they were raking it in... More »
    Oct. 10, 2011
  • Wave Systems Corp. (WAVX) Announces Global Expansion with Addition of IT Security Veteran Joseph Souren
    Located in London, Wave has quickly earned a stellar reputation on Wall Street for reducing complexity, cost and uncertainty of data protection. Today, Wave announced the company plans to expand into Europe, the Middle East and Africa to capitalize on the growing demand for trusted computing... More »
    Oct. 10, 2011 WAVX
  • Putin’s New Vision of Eurasia
    Many western politicians have harbored deep suspicions of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Vladimorovich Putin since he first emerged on the Russian political stage in 1999. This is hardly surprising, given his KGB background, though those with longer historical memories will recall that... More »
    Oct. 10, 2011
  • Natural Gas - Technical Analysis
    The rectangle that formed from August to the middle of September reached its profit target at 3510. The small H&S has yet to reach its profit target at 3300. The large H&S has yet to reach its profit target at 2700.    The trendline from the end of September has held. 
    Oct. 10, 2011
  • I stand with the protesters.
    Lee Adler explains WHY he is standing with the OWS protesters. I concur with his reasoning, and am glad to see that people in our country can get together to make a public and long overdue statement about the corruption that occupies the top. ~ Ilene  Courtesy of guest author Lee Adler... More »
    Oct. 10, 2011
  • S&P 500's Most Overbought Stocks
    These stocks are strong performers, but a key technical measure indicates risk may be high for new buying. Keep watching them closely and look to buy at lower levels.The rally from last week’s lows has been fairly impressive, as many stocks and ETFs show gains of over 10% in just a few... More »
    Oct. 10, 2011 IBM, RAI, CPB