• A very clever Fed statement
    I was definitely thinking it was bad for risk assets at first. It stopped short of any QE3 and definitely didn't hint at the ability to do more. I really didn't think much about the 2013 date for virtually zero Fed Funds. Probably because I'm bearish on the economy and haven't been betting on a... More »
    Aug. 9, 2011
  • Market bottom?
    I believe the market reached a bottom today at 2:42 PM at 110.64 for SPY.
    Aug. 9, 2011
  • Bottom Fishing
    by aarc
    So much QE3 media hoopla for the FOMC meeting. The Fed acknowledged the state of the economy today as it should.  However, since when did the Fed kowtow to the stock markets?  July 2010 was so bad with the May 6 Flash Crash to boot yet the Fed only hinted of QE2 in late August. For the... More »
    Aug. 9, 2011
  • The Yield debate
    Do you either own a Tnote or Tbond with the smallest yield seen in the longest time or do you own a company like NYB with an 8% yield and a stable well established bank? The answer seems obvious to me. 
    Aug. 9, 2011 NYCB
  • Gold Surges After the Bernank
    The SPDR Gold Shares(NYSE:GLD) have soared higher after the Federal Reserve said they will keep the Fed funds rates at zero percent until 2013. In other words, the central bank will keep rates as low as they can. The GLD is trading higher by $4.93 to $172.12 a share. Traders and investors should... More »
    Aug. 9, 2011 AGQ, ZSL, GLD
  • The True Cost of an Education
    I hear Pomp and Circumstance being played by the band; I see mortarboards being thrown in the air. I feel the excitement of my two college aged boys. Then reality smacks me dab in the face and I realize to make this happen it is going to cost about $150,000 per kid for a college education. This... More »
    Aug. 9, 2011
  • (BVN, CLNO, APH, PGN, TRK) Stock Report from
        Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (NYSE:BVN) is engaged in the mining, processing, development and exploration of gold and silver and other metals via wholly owned mines as well as through its participation in joint exploration projects. Compañía de... More »
    Aug. 9, 2011
  • (MMM, CRWE, FIO, MJS.V, PNW) Stocks in Action by
    3M Co. (NYSE:MMM) declared a dividend on the company's common stock of 55 cents per share for the third quarter of 2011, payable Sept. 12, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 19, 2011. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 95 years. As... More »
    Aug. 9, 2011
  • (SIX, NHPR, CLNO, DPS, EIX) Stocks to Watch by
    Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:SIX) announced that its board of directors declared a doubling of its quarterly cash dividend to six cents per share of common stock payable to shareholders of record as of September 6, 2011. The dividend will be payable September 19, 2011. Six Flags... More »
    Aug. 9, 2011
  • (CLNO, CRWE, EM, NEE, V) Noticeable Stocks by
    Cleantech Transit Inc. (CLNO) Biomass can be understood as regenerative (renewable) organic material that can be used to produce energy. These sources include aquatic or terrestrial vegetation, residues from forestry or agriculture, animal waste and municipal waste. In laymen's terms, that... More »
    Aug. 9, 2011