• Spain's Debt Rating Slips To AA2
    In a report last Thursday, credit ratings agency Moody's downgraded theratings of Spain's government debt from Aa1 to Aa2. What's more, they kept a negative rating outlook! I don't see Charlie Sheen anywhere, so what's up with all the hatin'?Why was Spain downgraded?According to the data,... More »
    Mar. 14, 2011
  • let me guess: you were listening to CNBC
    It's not too late.  As usual we beat you to the punch.  That would now be a punch that just flattened your portfolio for the year if not longer.  Now keep throwing the entire United States military under the bus and "calling it the right thing to do."  Just... More »
    Mar. 14, 2011
  • 12 Japanese Home Builders To Repair Damages From Earthquake and Tsunami
    Here is a current sheet of 12 Japanese home building and construction stocks that could benefit from the latest destruction of the earthquake and tsunami. The actual dividend yield of the 12 home building and construction companies’ amounts to 2.47 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.26 and... More »
    Mar. 14, 2011
  • Shaun Rein CNBC TV Appearance: Post Quake, Japan Needs Collective Vision
    Appeared today on CNBC to discuss Japan's
    Mar. 14, 2011 FXI, CAF
  • How to rip DVD to iPad
    The iPad is the first tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. It is part of a device category between a smartphone and a laptop computer .with an iPad many thing we can do more convenience than before, including work and entertainment. However some dvd lovers may ask:”how can I watch dvd... More »
    Mar. 14, 2011
  • MBT Women's Chapa GTX-Coffee
    With decorative top-stitching, contrasting highlights, and pull-on loops, this flashy footwear goes the extra mile by providing a gym-quality workout every time you walk. A light-weight, 3D woven fabric that is highly breathable Core-Tex keeps your feet dry and comfortable under varying climate... More »
    Mar. 14, 2011 MBT
  • How Do You Value Gold?
    Is it possible to value gold?  Unlike stocks, bonds, or even real estate, gold doesn't produce any cash flow.  Without a stream of cash flows like dividends, coupons, or monthly rent income, how do we determine if gold is under, over, or appropriately valued?   Of course there is... More »
    Mar. 14, 2011 GLD
  • OSS Results for 2011
    Mar. 14, 2011
  • The Newsonomics of AOL/Patch Buying Outside.In
     First posted at Nieman Journalism Lab on March 9, 2011There are two ways to be local, we’ve learned.You can create local news, as newspapers, TV, and some radio stations — and more recently, tens of thousands of bloggers — have done. Or you can aggregate local, sorting... More »
    Mar. 14, 2011 AOL, TWX, GOOG
  • Nine Questions on the Dallas Morning News' New Paywall
      Don't mess with Texas, Lyle Lovett has advised us. That may be worth keeping in mind as publisher Jim Moroney turns a lot of conventional wisdom on its ear and launches a pay wall in America's fifth-largest metro area and eighth-largest city.Moroney, right or wrong, is a true... More »
    Mar. 14, 2011 AHC, BLC, MNI