Archive for January, 2008

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Three Continents In 7 Days

I’m off on a whirlwind business trip traveling three continents in seven days and I’ll likely be un-interneted for most of the time so my posts will be light in the upcoming days.   With rain & snow blasting most of the country I wonder how many days I’ll be stranded in the middle of nowhere […]

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

The End of Corporate Aristocracy

When I started my career, I was indoctrinated into the corporate aristocracy culture. What is corporate aristocracy? Like the days of old when the world was ruled by Kings & Queens and a privileged few, corporate aristocracy refers to the ruling few of a corporation. The common names for this corporate aristocracy are the “C” […]

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Monday, January 28th, 2008

XM Radio Is Rubbish

Our two new Toyota vehicles came with satellite equipment and complimentary service to XM Radio for a brief period of time.  I was excited to have such a wide variety of choices and sorely disappointment when I heard was the unmistakable sound of “commercials” on my satellite channels. For some reason, I was under the […]

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Friday, January 25th, 2008

Bloody Hell! Where’s My Tax Rebate!

Chaps, this is just incredulous! This government needs to sort out its priorities pronto because what I’m reading about this so called “stimulus package” is disconcerting in that I won’t be getting a single dime back! According to the Associated Press, The rebates would phase out gradually for individuals whose income exceeds $75,000 and couples […]

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Lots of Money To Be Made – Raked in $2800 Yesterday

After blathering on yesterday about sitting in cash, I dove back into the market to rake in $2800 yesterday. I’m a sucker for easy profits. The funny thing is I bought the wrong ETF! I had intended to buy DDM (Dow Double Long) and sell calls short to hopefully profit on a bounce but I […]

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned – Dow Tanks

Heck, even dead psychic Edgar Cayce knew the market was going to tank and pretty much anyone else did that follows the news and does a little due diligence with regards to these markets. What I don’t know is what’s going to happen next.  The Fed’s 75 basis point “emergency” cut leads me to believe […]

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Monday, January 21st, 2008

Investing Strategies For Today’s Markets

It’s getting close to the time that people are going to realize that they need to adjust their investment philosophies to some extend to try to weather what is an ever changing financial market.   The old “buy and hold” mantra may work for some people with very long time horizons but those with shorter time […]

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Friday, January 18th, 2008

Top 10 Economic Stimulus Ideas

Here are my top 10 ideas for an economic stimulus: 1. Christmas Redeux or Christmas in February! 2. Black Friday Redeux or Black Friday Good Friday 3. Corporate Buffet – All you can eat iTunes songs, NetFlix Rentals, and cell minutes for a low, low price of $199/month. 4. Buy one car, get one free! […]

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Friday, January 18th, 2008

Imagination is more Important Than Knowledge

As a kid in school I was almost always the one the most knowledgeable. I was a kid that always remembered the historical dates, the math formulas, the chemistry tables, and such but I was also a kid that had difficulty with imagination. My worst subjects were art class, English creative writing and anything else […]

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Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Bush, Bernanke Support Stimulus? Bailing With Buckets on the Titanic

This headline might as well read, “Bush, Bernanke support using buckets to bail water out of the Titanic” because that’s what any stimulus package will look like on the USS Titanic Economy at this point.    The chorus is finally gotten loud enough for people to understand what’s going on; it’s a total market meltdown in […]

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