• Collar your gold to protect profits
    Gold has been in non-stop rally mode since October of 2008, but after advancing so far (over 150%) so fast, it’s looking a little tired…but has it run out of steam? Considering that the status of the world debt situation along with our own debt problems are far from being resolved,... More »
    Sep. 1, 2011 GLD
  • Cyalume Technologies (CYLU) Completes Acquisition of JFC Technologies
    Cyalume Technologies Holdings announced today completion of the company’s acquisition of JFC Technologies, and will host a conference call with financial analysts and investors today at 12:00 PM ET. (A transcript of the call will be available on the Cyalume IR webpage shortly after the... More »
    Sep. 1, 2011 CYLU
  • More blather about CEO's and Hedge Fund Managers
    After each of these discussions, I am reminded of the most poignant speech I’ve ever heard on the subject of REVOLUTION.The speech was at an Eris Society meeting in Aspen in 1994 or 95… the speaker was the president of “Jews for Firearms Ownership”.He said we will... More »
    Sep. 1, 2011
  • Eqcome CEF Prem/Disc Eases in Aug (9/1/11)
    The Eqcome CEF Price Index declined 2.1% for the month of August and the Eqcome CEF NAV Index over twice as much to 4.3% causing the Premium/Discount to narrow to 3.8% from 6.0% the previous monthThe biggest drop in the premium/discount was for muni CEFs declining almost three-quarters from... More »
    Sep. 1, 2011
  • Fund Flows
    The Investment Company Institute is the national association of U.S. investment companies, including mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and unit investment trusts (UITs).  Members of ICI manage total assets of $11.82 trillion and serve nearly 90 million... More »
    Sep. 1, 2011
  • Cleantech IPOs and BKs, What's Hot or Not?
    Last night while watching Office reruns, I realized I’d been remiss, and a lot’s had been happening in the public equities end of the cleantech sector. Not to mention yesterday’s billion dollar BK broiler announcement by the one-time Next Greatest Thing, Solyndra. So, with... More »
    Sep. 1, 2011
  • Stock Market Readies For Jobs Data
    The markets are seeing some profit taking ahead of the Non Farm Payrolls and Unemployment Report. These reports will be released to the market tomorrow morning at 8:30am ET. As these loom, investors are taking some profits off the table from the recent rally. In the last week, the markets surged... More »
    Sep. 1, 2011 DIA, QQQ, UUP
  • Liquor Group 2011 Results
    Jacksonville, Florida – August 31, 2011 – Liquor Group Wholesale, Inc. (Publicly Traded: LIQR) announced its unaudited results for the fiscal 2011 year, ending August 31, 2011. Fiscal year net income is estimated to be $1.4M or $0.14 basic weighted earnings per common share before... More »
    Sep. 1, 2011
  • 3 S&P Beating Commodity Picks
    The evidence is now quite strong that these markets have bottomed, meaning a short-term pullback would be a good chance to jump in on these broad-based sector ETFs and ETNs.Commodity markets dropped along with stocks in early August, as concerns over the health of the economy reached a fever... More »
    Sep. 1, 2011 DBC, RJA, RJI
  • Stronger U.S. Dollar Index Stalls ISM Euphoria
    The major stock indexes were all trading lower on the day before the ISM data was released. Once the ISM number was released the major stock indexes surged sharply higher. The Institute for Supply Management said that the index declined to 50.6% in August from 50.9% in July. While this ISM... More »
    Sep. 1, 2011 UUP, SCCO, FCX