• For the weekend: how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse (from the CDC).
    May 20, 2011
  • Monetary Policy Week in Review - 21 May 2011
    The past week in monetary policy was relatively quiet with only 5 central banks announcing monetary policy decisions, and of those, only 1 adjusting its policy stance.  Vietnam was the only bank to adjust monetary policy settings; increasing its reverse repurchase rate by 100 basis points... More »
    May 20, 2011 VNM, JYN, FXY
  • The Thursday Game Changer
    I believe we'll look back at Thursday as the Tipping Point for China Small Cap stocks. It's happening a little faster than I thought it would, and that's great for us believers who want to be opportunistic.  If you were following this tome during the February/March bloodbath, you will... More »
    May 20, 2011 CHBT
       The image above is from the 1920s courtesy of a WSJ discovery where several posters from that era exist. Seeing this you'll know little has changed over the years with hyped promotions. Of course, the Fed has all the paper and printers ink necessary to make the Weimar... More »
    May 20, 2011 SPY, IWM, QQQ
  • 5 Stock Portfolio Makeovers
    2011 Stocks Forum and Investor Workshops October 13-14, Morningstar Global Headquarters, Chicago Morningstar Free Trial May 21, 2011 - 5 Portfolio Makeovers by Christine Benz - by Morningstar Investment Research Have you ever taken a look at your portfolio and felt it was in serious need of a... More »
    May 20, 2011
  • EURUSD losing momentum, 20th May 2011
    Forex Commentary: The euro lost nearly 1 percent to the U.S. dollar today over disagreements on how to handle debt problems in Greece and ahead of a Spanish regional election. The euro also fell against the yen EURJPY to trade 0.7 percent lower at 115.96 yen, although it stayed well above a... More »
    May 20, 2011
  • Top Ten Movies with a Financial Lesson: 1-2
    Read full article at:Continuing Monday’s article “Top Ten Movies with a Financial Lesson: 3-4“ below is the next set of the list, enjoy!2.  Wall Street (1987) – “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good”.  This line by ruthless... More »
    May 20, 2011
  • Technical Focus: GBPUSD
     GBPUSD: Bear Pressure Still A Threat. GBPUSD: While the pair may have halted its declines at the 1.6105 level and is now on a second day of upside gains, it must break and hold above 1.6516 level to signal an end to its bear pressure.Our bias remains lower towards 1.6105 level and... More »
    May 20, 2011
  • Central Banks and Gold: Still Net Buyers
    Taken from iSharesblog.comThere are a number of reasons why gold and silver don’t move in concert, but one notable reason is the purchasing of gold by central banks, which have historically viewed gold as part of their reserves.In 2010, for the first time in 20 years, the world’s... More »
    May 20, 2011 IAU
  • Stock indices "iffy" at these levels
    May 20, 2011 Check out the latest "Futures for You" column in Stocks & Commodities Magazine, click here to read!! Stock indices "iffy" at these levels Option expiration Friday in the stock indices and Treasuries, made for a relatively volatile intraday... More »
    May 20, 2011