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  • A recently released TD Ameritrade-commissioned study shows investor awareness of ETFs is surprisingly low. According to the study, which was conducted over the internet by Maritz and has a ±3.4% margin of error, only 34% of investors had heard of ETFs, 25% had a basic understanding of what an ETF was, and just 15% owned at least one ETF - which means lots of potential upside is still there for issuers.  [View news story]
    And what do they classify as an investor?
    Oct 28, 2010. 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fireworks Are About to Start [View article]
    And why would they do that? So they can lay-off a billion workers due to a crashed world market? They will have to turn their missiles on themselves.
    Oct 25, 2010. 08:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fireworks Are About to Start [View article]
    So we'll be taxed the same as we were under Reagon?
    Oct 25, 2010. 08:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fireworks Are About to Start [View article]
    Is the market forcasting the future economy, like it tends to do? I too, remain optimistic.
    Oct 24, 2010. 09:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fireworks Are About to Start [View article]
    Did you buy it for Y2K? Do you own a Mayan calander? Would you give all your money and belongings to a holy man who knows when the end is near?
    Oct 24, 2010. 08:31 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fireworks Are About to Start [View article]
    Yes, the Yuan will rise, but that doesn't mark the end of the dollar. I am taking your points as being optimistic, that the inevitable will be good for the world economy.
    Oct 24, 2010. 12:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Have to agree with you there, Tack. When builders construct ten condos for every flip-it investor, but don't do the math when figuring out how many actual dwellers there are, housing can't come roaring back with a huge excess inventory.
    Oct 24, 2010. 12:03 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fireworks Are About to Start [View article]
    I have to agree with you. China is a huge country in which the government lies to itself about how much control it has over it. Corruption is rampant - how many miners die each year because of corruption - 1000's. Their citizens die from corrupt food manufacturers, I myself won't buy ingredients from that country because of some of my customer's demands. They are wallowing in their pollution. Chaos is only one poor harvest away.
    Oct 24, 2010. 11:52 AM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doom-and-gloomers, take note: Of the 139 S&P 500 companies reporting results so far, 83% posted earnings that topped forecasts - better than the typical 62%. It's not just cost-cutting either: Revenue growth is "across the board" and running about 7% ahead of a year ago.  [View news story]
    Interesting, thank you. Market Guy, I enjoy your comments also. We are in a bit of a pickle and no extreme ideology will get us out. Britain will be a fun experiment to watch - let's see what their draconian cuts bring them.
    I've always believed that workers were wrongly given the idea that they could retire young, and yes, 65 is awfully young to retire when life expectancy is taken into account. SS and Medicare were meant to keep the elderly out of the poorhouse, they did, put they also produced a highly unproductive leisure class. It is claimed that more than half of workers pay no income taxes, but they do pay a lot in SS and Medicare payments. Raise the age limits, starting at 70, maybe the tax rate can be greatly lowered.
    Oct 23, 2010. 06:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In a "golden cross" formation, the 50-day moving average crosses the 200-day moving average from below. It happened in the S&P today for the first time since June 2009, and the market gained 22% over the following year. Bespoke's Paul Hickey says it's an even more reliable indicator when it happens on Nasdaq - as it did yesterday.  [View news story]
    Thank you, Tack. After turning fifty my memory was the second thing to go.
    Oct 22, 2010. 02:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • In a "golden cross" formation, the 50-day moving average crosses the 200-day moving average from below. It happened in the S&P today for the first time since June 2009, and the market gained 22% over the following year. Bespoke's Paul Hickey says it's an even more reliable indicator when it happens on Nasdaq - as it did yesterday.  [View news story]
    Whatever happened to the double black cross of doom or whatever it was that predicted the end of everything back in September?
    Oct 22, 2010. 02:41 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doom-and-gloomers, take note: Of the 139 S&P 500 companies reporting results so far, 83% posted earnings that topped forecasts - better than the typical 62%. It's not just cost-cutting either: Revenue growth is "across the board" and running about 7% ahead of a year ago.  [View news story]
    Sorry, comment aimed at allycat, not you.
    Oct 22, 2010. 12:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doom-and-gloomers, take note: Of the 139 S&P 500 companies reporting results so far, 83% posted earnings that topped forecasts - better than the typical 62%. It's not just cost-cutting either: Revenue growth is "across the board" and running about 7% ahead of a year ago.  [View news story]
    And I repeat - look at revenues.
    Oct 22, 2010. 07:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Doom-and-gloomers, take note: Of the 139 S&P 500 companies reporting results so far, 83% posted earnings that topped forecasts - better than the typical 62%. It's not just cost-cutting either: Revenue growth is "across the board" and running about 7% ahead of a year ago.  [View news story]
    So, all the companies' CFOs work for the government?
    Oct 22, 2010. 06:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doom-and-gloomers, take note: Of the 139 S&P 500 companies reporting results so far, 83% posted earnings that topped forecasts - better than the typical 62%. It's not just cost-cutting either: Revenue growth is "across the board" and running about 7% ahead of a year ago.  [View news story]
    Right, look at revenues. More widgets manufactured and sold.
    Oct 22, 2010. 06:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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