• Win a Copy of "The Little Book of Sideways Markets"!
    "It has been a while since I put up my favorite chart so, for all the New Members out there – this is one of the most useful charts in the investing world (below).  Before entering or exiting a position – you should always consider where you THINK we are on the chart as... More »
    Jan. 6, 2011
  • World Economies at Critical Junctures
    I just released a paper that members may find interesting.  It may be found clicking on the following is a discussian of equity markets and key commodity markets.Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any... More »
    Jan. 6, 2011
  • Black Diamond Recall
    The stock movement today (1/6) on BDE suggests that most investors aren't following the industry and don't understand the company. First, the recall of the Avalung was first declared voluntarily by the company on 12/14 (although it was only reported by consumer product safety on 1/5) and the... More »
    Jan. 6, 2011 BDE
  • Preferential Loan Rates to China's State Owned Enterprises put Chinese Banks at Risk
    Chinese State Owned Enterprises enjoy below market interest rates and seemingly strong profits would evaporate if they were to pay market interest rates, according to research by the Kong Kong Institute for Monetary Research.  SOE's are notorious for expecting forbearance on these already... More »
    Jan. 6, 2011 ABGEF, CICHY, FXI
  • Moneyball: A value investing parable
    I don’t like baseball. My baseball career lasted for exactly one season as an outfielder in the fourth grade, wherein I suffered more blows to the head than I really care to remember (or actually can, come to think of it), and my relationship with the sport has been.uh, negative ever... More »
    Jan. 6, 2011
  • SDR Allocations: What could change ?
    In past posts I have shown how SDR allocations (creating money out of thin air) might have an influence on the increasing price of gold.  So what changes at the IMF could lead to more SDR Allocations?US Effective Veto Could ChangeCurrently the IMF has a rule that 85% of the votes are... More »
    Jan. 6, 2011
    Previously I wrote about a weekly gravestone doji candle on the $HUI. It was able to make a new high but has succumbed to selling pressure recently. I am keeping a close on the $HUI. If the $HUI breaks down I believe the rest of the market will follow. I have included the previous chart as well... More »
    Jan. 6, 2011 GOLD, GLD, GBS
  • Thursday, January 6, 2011 End-Of-Day Update
    Stocks finished mixed on strong investor participation.  There was buying in Nasdaq Composite  (QQQQ) stocks but selling in the DJIA (DIA) and S&P 500 (SPY) stocks.  Breadth was mixed as well.  With the jobs report due out before tomorrow's open there could be... More »
    Jan. 6, 2011 DIA, SPY, QQQ
  • Today's All Things Forex Broadcast: Will the USD Rally vs. EUR Continue?
    In the broadcast today: Will the USD Rally vs. EUR Continue? With the EUR starting the new year on a weak note, we focus on the single currency and explore how the same deja-vu experience from a year ago could accelerate the euro's decline against the USD, we analyze the latest trend... More »
    Jan. 6, 2011 DIA, QQQ, EEA
  • U.S. Commercial Real Estate, Global Investors & One Appropriate Investment Vehicle
    U.S. Commercial Real Estate, Global Investors & One Appropriate Investment VehicleReal Estate is GoodThe on-going recovery of commercial real estate in the United States is now a topic of daily reports in the media. Driven by demand, fueled by a recovering economy, occupancies, rents ,... More »
    Jan. 6, 2011