LATEST INSTABLOGS POSTS

  • Day in the Life of a Trader
    For those of you who are interested in working on Wall Street one day or following the investment banking career path, get ready to put some long hours in the office. I too want to one day pursue this career path and thanks to the Swiss Finance, School of Business I have got... More »
    Apr. 15, 2011
  • Can You Pass The 2011 Gold Quiz?
    By Jeff Clark, BIG GOLDCPM Group recently released their 2011 Gold Yearbook, an invaluable resource for us gold analysts. Mostly a reference book, even a gold enthusiast might find it dry reading. But I loved it, and as I studied it on a plane, I kept finding data that made me perk up.To have a... More »
    Apr. 15, 2011
  • 2nd Quarter changes in my mock Portfolio
    First quarter i was able to squeeze out a 4.27% by investing into Large Cap stocks, mainly in to CAT, XOM,and a Short position in CSCO. With a large stake in Gold. Second quarter I'm paying close attention to April 24th, when Mr. Bernake talks about the future and maybe another Quantitative... More »
    Apr. 15, 2011 CAT, XOM, CSCO
  • Inviting anarchy, but does anyone care?
    Introduction by Ilene  Inviting anarchy, but does anyone care? Auction Rates Securities (ARS) is a subject that Larry Doyle is passionate about.  We've spoken about it before - see my interview with Larry. For additional background, read: FINRA Fraud Team Must Look in the Mirror. In... More »
    Apr. 15, 2011
  • Past Mining Agreements in Bolivia Under Review
    A combination of events increased volatility of exploration and producing mining companies in Bolivia.  Labor unions appear increasingly unsatisfied with pay increases and are applying pressure on the government.  This contributed to comments by Bolivian leadership for revisiting lease... More »
    Apr. 15, 2011 CDE, TMIAF
  • Diary of A Day Trader© : April 15, 2011 "The Week That Wasn't"
    In an effort to extend my Italian holiday one more day, at least symbolically, I jumped on my Cervelo after the market close and pedaled down to Manhattan Beach, CA., about 10 miles south of my house. Cycling is the second best release of stress I know, and it's a good time to take stock of the... More »
    Apr. 15, 2011
  • Inviting anarchy, but does anyone care?
    Introduction by Ilene Inviting anarchy, but does anyone care?Auction Rates Securities (ARS) is a subject that Larry Doyle is passionate about.  We've spoken about it before - see my interview with Larry. For additional background, read: FINRA Fraud Team Must Look in the Mirror. In... More »
    Apr. 15, 2011
  • THE FED FEEDS THE TAPE
     "So in the present circumstances, ZIRP and QE2 amount to a monetary Hail Mary.There is no monetary tradition whatsoever that says the way back to U.S. economichealth and sustainable growth is through herding Grandma into junk bonds andspeculators into the Russell... More »
    Apr. 15, 2011 SPY, IWM, QQQ
  • LLEN- Scottrends.com Play of the Day on 4/15/2011 for a 15% Return in 1 Day!!!
     (LLEN) - Today LLEN was 1 of the 5 stocks posted on Scottrends.com Chart Logicz long plays. Seeing that energy had a nice price & volume spike the day before, LLEN had the most rewarding setup for a continuation play to the upside. See Notes Below posted the night of 4/14/2011.... More »
    Apr. 15, 2011 LLEN
  • March Chinese Steel Production Surprisingly Slips
    Steel Market Intelligence© March Chinese Steel Production Slips 1.2% from February’s Record ·        March Chinese Steel Production Posts Surprising Drop.  We were surprised to see a decline in March Chinese steel production, which fell a... More »
    Apr. 15, 2011