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  • Lodging Management Spins Crafty Tales as Consumer Macro Data Continues to Verify What I Susptected All Along – We Never Left the Recession!
    A few days ago I warned my subscribers that the lodging industry, and the economy as a whole, were not truly recovering to any material extent (see The Most Recent Lodging Co. Forensic Analysis is Available and We Think Management Have Been a Little Optimistic). Y-o-Y comparisons made everything... More »
    Aug. 6, 2010 RHP, Lodging, hotels
  • Jobs Report: Double-Dip? No. Japan-Like Stagnation. Yes.
    The real news in this month's U.S. payrolls report is that there's no news: The job market is still dead in the water at recession levels -- and it remains as unclear as it was a year ago from where real growth will come. There's no major sign of renewed erosion for double-dip-recession... More »
    Aug. 6, 2010 QQQ, SPY, Economy
  • Stock Market Breaking Short-Term Support
    This mornings employment report disappointed investors, with far fewer private sector jobs created than had been expected.Early weakness will break short-term support, setting up a negative scenario for the next couple of days. So, for short-term traders, any rally attempt today should be sold.... More »
    Aug. 6, 2010
  • 10 Bakken Shale Stocks, 2010 Guide
    Had a few minutes to spare so I figured I would give a run down on what is going on out here. Enjoy if you like oil. 1. Oasis Petroleum LLC (expanding rapidly has tons of acreage in Bakken and Three Forks sweet spot, earnings and coverage next week best to get in on any dip) Has the best... More »
    Aug. 6, 2010 OAS, COP, WLL
  • Money Rules - Define What You Want
    We have a CD titled, “Money Rules”. No it’s not about rules. It’s focused on how money rules our lives and as a result we should learn to manage the money versus letting money manage us. There are Ten Steps on the CD to follow as you learn to rule your money. If you would... More »
    Aug. 6, 2010 investing
  • 3rd Wave Profit Rockets
    3rd Wave Profit Rockets Sounds Good, But How Do You Trade Them? This article is from Tue, 22 Dec 2009. The profit power of the 3rd wave is the longest and most powerful - take advantage! There’s one wave in the Elliott wave sequence that you as a stock or forex trader don't want to miss:... More »
    Aug. 6, 2010 3rd waves, elliottwave, forecasts
  • 8/6/2010 - InPlay
     8/6/2010 - InPlay  Posted by The Vulcan at 8:22 PM 
    Aug. 6, 2010
  • Unemployment - Pockets of Strength but Generally Weak
    Couple points I found interesting in the employment numbers:About 2.6 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force in July, an increase of 340,000 from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were available... More »
    Aug. 6, 2010
  • A Major Disagreement?
    Daily State of the Markets Friday Morning – August 6, 2010 Good morning. The nice thing about an early August session where most investors spent the day simply biding their time in front of this morning's jobs report, is it gave us plenty of time to ponder the big picture. For me, it... More »
    Aug. 6, 2010
  • Trading Sandstorm Hits After Weak NFP
    Trade Outlook- Weak NFP slashes equity values, and allows institutions to test the safety of the Usd. Equity futures found buyers ahead of the U.S. NFP numbers but collapsed as the -130k read was absorbed, which was a lot weaker than expected and once again housed revisions to previous reads... More »
    Aug. 6, 2010