Thursday, March 26, 2009
What the Fed?
Geithner demands oversight
Geithner deals Wall Street a can't-lose hand
Banks gear up to game the government
Banks price toxic assets ridiculously high
Where’s the plan, Wall Street?
You can't have a price-earnings ratio without earnings
Could you profit from the toxic assets plan?
Get ready for Washington's budget brawl
Budget battle rife with contradictions
Angry about the AIG bonuses? Here's what should really disturb you
A way out of government debt
Is the economy starting to recover or just less bad?
Good news can't offset bad
The earnings picture remains pretty dark out there
New home sales redux
Bond spreads create new bank crisis barometer
Weak demand at Treasury give Wall Street pause
There is a strong historical relationship between the US Consumer Confidence Index and the 12-month change in the S&P
What happened to stock buybacks?
More young people line up for government jobs
Seniors unload insurance policies to pay the bills
Cities deal with a surge in shantytowns
Immigrants can help fix the housing
Rally convinces some (but not all) top newsletter gurus
Is it too late to go long?
This market rally may be for real
Bond markets don't buy the rally
Investors can't handle the truth!
Have we seen the last of the bear raids?
Another Elliott Wave scenario
Blinded by recovery hopes, investors fooled again
"Mom... it's still too dangerous to buy stocks right now. You're retired, and stocks just aren't safe enough or cheap enough for your money yet." - Dr. David Eifrig
Why cash is still king
Respect the rally until proven otherwise
10 reasons why we still haven't hit bottom
Why the bears are dead wrong
We're in danger of being blinded by market bottom predictions
Lack of major profit-taking following Monday's big rally says demand is still strong
The cyclical bull within the secular bear
Two words - short squeeze!
Yes, the market tends to fall much quicker than it rises
Take your money and run says Birinyi
U.S. investors pour $250 billion into bank accounts
Hourly performance for the financials
Percentages of stocks trading above their 50 day moving averages
Watch the % of stocks above 200-day MA
The real rally now is in corporate bonds
Oil markets pay scant attention to Russia
Forget drill, baby, drill!
Gas prices back above $2 a gallon
Get ready for another oil price spike?
A commodity snapshot
Ship-breaking booms in the economic bust
Are chipmakers finally stabilizing?
Dividends are powering up the tech sector
That was quick! Back in the black for all BRIC markets
Brazil sees slowest growth in 17 years
China suggests an end to the dollar era
Chinese holding of U.S. Assets
Asian groups to increase M&A activity
Time to bet on Colombia?
Regional banks with significant upside
A closer look at Applied Signal Tech
What's up with Allergan?
IBM cuts jobs as it seek stimulus cash
7 stocks for 10-year holders
Screening for earnings growth
Two of Harry's stock screens turned up no candidates this week
Oil and gas stocks continue to be highly ranked in Stockscouter
5 stocks for a magical portfolio
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." - Will Durant
Individual traders may want to consider whether they are motivated more by being right than by making money
If you are too busy to be disciplined, then you are too busy to trade
How do you stay engaged in this market?
5 lessons from annual reports
Red flags that can warn of shaky books
How not to choke
Using fear to your advantage
Feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps you need a mind sweep
A great guide for the overwhelmed
Perhaps the very best trading strategies are those that rotate
Market Timing systems can be classified in different groups
Gain experience by trading a virtual stock portfolio
What moves the Dow and its ETF?
Know your ETF's Holdings
What's new from Direxion
Using inverse ETFs for profit and to hedge
First ETF to mimic hedge funds set to launch
Do all-world ETFs really provide diversification?
Commodities ETFs' Achilles Heel
ETFs stimulated by infrastructure plans
10 reasons to consider Global Funds
Investing for the long run
Mutual fund investors are more likely to find outperformance in funds that emphasize stock selection rather than general market timing
Using DRIPs for faster compounding of dividends
The fee factor with variable annuities
How (and why) athletes go broke
How to spring clean your finances
Set it and forget it - how to automate your finances to focus on long-term goals
How to cut your food bill by 25%
There are still a few last minute options for reducing your tax bill
10 great charities that deserve your dollars this year
Home exchanges get popular
The joy of saying no
Your moment of Obama/AIG zen
"When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns or dollars. Take your choice - there is no other." - Ayn Rand