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  • The Chinese Economy is a House of Cards.
    China may not be mirroring every mistake made by the U.S. but they seem to be making their own, unique mistakes leading up to their crash: "There’s a monumental property bubble and fixed-asset investment bubble that China has underway right... More »
    Feb. 16, 2010 FXP, CHL, CABLF
    The leveraged ETFs can never go to zero. They may get close...but never zero. To go to zero there would have to be zero buyers. If options are being sold against the ETFs or ETNs then there must be buyers. Also the fund manager would liquidate the assets before they would approach zero. Also,... More »
    Feb. 16, 2010 ETF, ETN, MLP
  • Automakers' Troubles Continue: Toyota to Update Fix
    Over the past few months, there has been a plethora of auto recalls, ranging from Toyota's floor mats, gas pedal, and (most recently) brakes for its Prius and Camry models to airbag problems at Honda and rear wheel problems at Volkswagen.  Volkswagen quietly became the second largest... More »
    Feb. 16, 2010 F, TM, VLKAF
  • The Wall of Worry
    South Korea’s central bank decided to leave rates at 2 percent indicates that Asian policymakers remain uncertain about the strength and sustainability of the global economic recovery. Nevertheless, Asia is the only economic block that has room to ease its monetary policies if the global... More »
    Feb. 16, 2010 Asia, Greece, India
  • Will the Bears Crash the Party Univited? Morning Market Update
    10:15am  (originally posted on Kudrna's Stock Market Blog)    Good morning and hope you are all well rested like the bulls are to start today. With the dollar weak again, the bulls take charge this morning and continue the trend of having a gap-up to open. I expected the... More »
    Feb. 16, 2010 GLD, Bear Market, bears
  • Revenues on the Upswing
    Investors should always keep a careful eye trained on US and global economic conditions. But the fundamentals that ultimately move stocks are corporate profits and sales. One of the most persistent bearish arguments against equities in recent quarters has been that although companies have been... More »
    Feb. 16, 2010 MSFT, CSCO, Earnings
  • Beware Of New 52 Week Highs During Options Expiration Week
    Since mid January the major stock indexes have topped out in the short term and a pullback has been underway. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a high at 10,729 on January 19th, 2010 and made a short term low on February 5th, 2010 at 9,835. During that time many commodity and financial stocks... More »
    Feb. 16, 2010 CAKE, BIDU, LUV
  • ECOtality Files for Move to Nasdaq
    Scottsdale, Arizona-based ECOtality, Inc. (OTCBB: ETLE), a US company involved in electric vehicle infrastructure, has filed an application to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market. In the U.S., ECOtality’s subsidiary, eTec (Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation), is... More »
    Feb. 16, 2010
  • Home sweet home
    The culprits of the debt crises are grossly forgotten. The highflyers of the past are now lying down in the dust and only few daring investors may be willing to look at the old favourites of the market. Yes, home builders and property investments. When investors cannot see any glittering gems... More »
    Feb. 16, 2010
  • HP ‘trims’ SharePoint web doc management risks, builds advanced workflow tools
    Today’s enterprises are creating web-based content at breakneck speed. Much of this digital content becomes bona fide business records that demand document management with regulatory compliance and legal discovery demands in mind.That’s why Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently rolled out a... More »
    Feb. 16, 2010 HPQ, MSFT, BriefingsDirect