• DISH Tips Its Hand...Somwhat
    Earlier this month I tried to make sense of Charlie Ergen's spending appears that DISH is indeed rolling its own wireless broadband network. This will enable DISH to compete with the "bundled" packages of AT&T and Verizon. Weak earnings a few weeks back... More »
    Aug. 26, 2011
  • Badoo, The Newest Social Media Wave That Let's You 'Chat, Flirt, Socialise, & Have Fun'
    Have you heard or checked out one of the newest social media networks, Badoo? After writing yesterday's article "The World's Biggest Social Network: QQ, China's Facebook but Bigger" it got me interested in exploring more in-depth the world of social networks and... More »
    Aug. 26, 2011
  • Bailed Out Once Again: Warren Buffet Rescues Bank of America From Potential Disaster
    Bank of America (DIJA: BAC) knew that there was no helping hand coming from the Federal Reserve or the Government this time.  TARP money doesn’t go around three times. Last week I posted an article “How Much Money Did Uncle Sam & the Federal Reserve Really Give to... More »
    Aug. 26, 2011 BAC, JPM, GS
  • The Week Ahead: The Market Doesn't Need Another Storm
      By Tom Aspray, The equity markets were again buffeted by cross-currents last week, but did manage to close higher overall. Even though there was plenty of volatility, the ranges have actually narrowed since the crazy days in early August. The markets'... More »
    Aug. 26, 2011 SPY, DIA, QQQ
  • The Mysterious Habits of Central Banks
    To look at the gold-buying habits of the Western central banks, you’d almost think they were in it to lose money. In fact, they like many investors, are depending on gold as a backstop if the global currency system implodes.Doug Hornig of Casey Research shakes his head over an investment... More »
    Aug. 26, 2011 GLD
  • Has the Fed Started QE3?
    The Fed surprised the market by extending its policy of 0 to 0.25% Fed funds rate to mid-2013. The way the Fed manages to drive rates lower is to buy Treasuries with newly created money – driving the price up and the rates down. The big question is whether the policy will have a sizeable... More »
    Aug. 26, 2011
  • Crowded Gold Trade and Risk Management
    Dear Reader, There are “realities” in our lives that we have to deal with.  It could be a financial reality, a physical reality or even a spiritual one – regardless they define our limitations & expectations, cause us to pause and maybe even impose a specific... More »
    Aug. 26, 2011 GLD, DZZ
  • EURUSD and AUDUSD recap, 26th August 2011
    Trading Setups / Chart in Focus: EURUSD The EURUSD rallied today and closed just under resistance near 1.4500. We can see the daily 8 / 21 EMAs are crossed higher and pressure seems to be building to the upside. We would need to see price break and close above 1.4500 next week to open the door... More »
    Aug. 26, 2011
  • Chaos in Financial Markets are “Potentially Dangerous for Humanity”
    You don’t say! What I find most surprising, however, is that there actually IS a Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality: It was founded in 2007 by British Paul Woolley, after working several years as a stock broker, and as economist and adviser at the International... More »
    Aug. 26, 2011
      In our little village in New Hampshire (call it Whoville) there's a summer stock playhouse a block or so from us. They have many good plays but no matter the production or quality, they can't top Wall Street from delivering great performances. Thursday was another great show starring... More »
    Aug. 26, 2011 IWM, QQQ, AAPL