Archive for October, 2009

Friday, October 30th, 2009

It May Be Time To Buy The USD

Wow, I was taking a look at the March 2010 call options for UUP (USD bullish) and I was amazed to see 155,000+ contracts interest at the $24 strike level.   The December 2009 $23 call options are trading 176,000+ contract interest and that’s just AMAZING! I am seriously tempted at buying 50 or so contracts […]

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Say It Ain’t So Costco – Foodstamps?

According to the WSJ, Costco will begin to accept food stamps and I’m confused.   First, you need to pay a membership fee to be inside a Costco so who would be using food stamps there?   The last bastion of rift-raff free shopping is coming to an end!   I’m so disappointed by this that I don’t […]

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

It’s Official, Microsoft Still Sucks

Just after a few days after writing this post stating that I would give Microsoft Windows 7 a try, I have already come to the conclusion that Microsoft still sucks. They say you only get one chance to make a good impression and Microsoft clearly doesn’t subscribe to that philosophy. Perhaps that’s the attitude of […]

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Monday, October 26th, 2009

FDIC Lies Straight To Your Face! “And No One Ever Will”

I couldn’t believe my doublespeak ears when I watched this video by FDIC chair Sheila Bair.  She is literally lying to your face.  Here’s an interesting game, can you tell how many times she lies right to your face? Lie #1 0:26 seconds into the video: “Your insured deposits are absolutely safe.”  – Correct me […]

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Monday, October 26th, 2009

Being A Student Has Its Advantages

While I’ve been lamenting my return to MBA school for a few posts now, there are some great benefits to being a student.   The most recent of course is getting the new Windows 7 version of Microsoft’s OS for $30.   Evidently, students can get it from this website for only $30 and I’m in the […]

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Limits On Executive Pay = Brain Drain? Give Me A Break!

As far as I know, most Ph.D scholars around the world make nowhere near the kind of money that Wall Street Fraudsters make so why is everyone “worried” about a brain drain on Wall Street if pay limits are imposed?   This is the stupidest argument I’ve seen in a long while for almost anything.    The […]

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

My First MBA Research Paper Cost Me $6,000

As some of you may know, this fall I went back to school to get my MBA.   There are several reasons I went back to school for my MBA.  First, when I was unemployed I didn’t know how long I would be unemployed and wanted to build a great “cover” story should I end up […]

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Monday, October 19th, 2009

Can You Trust 0% Balance Transfers?

I keep getting weekly offers for 0% APR balance transfers but after all the bank shenanigans can you really trust them?   I have to say that what is really keeping me from them aside from the possible rate jack is the ridiculous 4% balance transfer fee.   Borrowing 50k at 4% is essentially $2,000 […]

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Sunday, October 18th, 2009

What’s The Point of Costco Coupons

Now that I’ve returned to shopping at Costco, I’ve noticed something interesting, clipping Costco coupons seems pointless.   Before I headed out to Costco, my daughter and I carefully sat and looked through the coupons and she helped me carefully clip out the stuff we were going to buy.   I actually decided to bulk up on […]

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Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Job Opportunties Picking Up

This week I received phone calls and e-mails about some potential job opportunities and that’s a tremendous increase from the near ZERO I got from January thru July.   In one week I was solicited six times with some potential opportunities so something is actually happening out there that is causing some employers to think about […]

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