• The long case for Hartford-Part 2 of 2
    Continuing on from part 1 of this same post, in which we had started going over the earnings of Hartford for year 2010:Earnings (continued):We find that except for P&C Commercial, Global Annuity and Mutual Fund segments none of the segments made any money in fee’s and premiums. But if... More »
    Jun. 28, 2011 HIG
  • The long case for Hartford-Part 1 of 2
    Recently, AIG had been in the news because of new stock issue in regards to US Treasury's efforts to offload its stake in it. That news brought Hartford Financial Services HIG to my attention.Hartford has just finished paying off US Treasury and therefore no longer has a stock... More »
    Jun. 28, 2011 HIG
  • Test of Nerves
    by aarc
    We have seen this Greece Drama numerous times before (last year) and the predominant reactions were sell sell sell, and sell.  After last April to August 2010 schizophrenic panic selling;  Investors decided to completely ignore the Greece debacle and concentrated on Earnings Seasons in... More »
    Jun. 28, 2011
  • High RS Diffusion Index
    The chart below measures the percentage of high relative strength stocks that are trading above their 50-day moving average (universe of mid and large cap stocks.)  As of 6/27/11.This index has pulled back sharply over the past couple of months.  The 10-day moving average of this... More »
    Jun. 28, 2011
  • How America Beats China by 2025
     Think America is guaranteed to lose out to China? Think again. A quick survey question: Who do you think is more likely to be better off -- on top of the pile, if you will -- in the year 2025? America or China? The conventional wisdom (what everybody knows) is that China is on a relentless... More »
    Jun. 28, 2011
  • Welcome to the financial equivalent of the "End of Days."
    While appreciative of the Fed's policy of supporting our massive war effort in Europe as per the mandate to "relive the Great Depression" the fact of the matter is we could use some of the money over here.  "A little love" i think they call it.  As the European... More »
    Jun. 28, 2011
  • Dispelling the Myth of Over-Diversification: Canadian Miners Branch Out
    ANALYSIS——It can seem that only in the Canadian exploration sector can you have a company that carries a vast portfolio of projects that cover potash and gold, oil and copper, silver and ore, and so on. This project diversity, once thought of as a warning sign... More »
    Jun. 28, 2011 ELGSF
  • Quicksilver Resources: Don't Be a Stranger
     Towards the beginning of this year, we did a lot more reporting on Quicksilver Resources. However, we haven’t been hearing much about them lately. So what have they been up to? Read the entire article... More »
    Jun. 28, 2011 KWK
  • USD/CHF Hits New All-Time Low, Continues Bearish Trend
    USD/CHF (daily chart) as of Tuesday (6/28/2011) has hit a new all-time low, breaking down below the previous all-time low of 0.8325 that was just hit in early June. Having dipped below the 0.8300 figure, price action has tentatively confirmed a continuation of the entrenched long-term bearish... More »
    Jun. 28, 2011
  • Alert: Stock Market May Fade Ahead Of Greek Vote
     The markets have floated higher today on the back of a slowly weakening U.S. Dollar. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY) is trading at $129.06, +1.12 (+0.88%). The markets have just put in an intra day topping tail. A topping tail is a bearish signal as it usually signals a reversal.... More »
    Jun. 28, 2011