Weekly Links

Weekend Reading – Stock Market/Economy Disconnect Edition

September 3, 2010

Apparently, the market actually thinks a 9.6% unemployment rate is just swell, sending the S&P500 up 3.5% for the week.  This is a major move up for a 5 day period, and a reversal in a recent market downturn from prior weeks.  While the unemployment numbers were better than “expected”, they’re still not rosy by […]

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Weekend Reading – Hindenburg Omen Edition

August 22, 2010

So, we survived the week in Hindenburg Omen territory and while the market didn’t exactly “light up” my portfolio, the dreaded market crash didn’t occur, nor is it any more likely over the near term than at any other time in the recent past.  The market has already priced in stagnant unemployment that’s going nowhere, […]

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Weekend Reading: Life is Good Edition

August 5, 2010

In looking back and many of my posts, tweets and comments on other blogs, I seem like a cranky bastard.  Many of my writings would fall into the “complaints” category.  Sure, there’s a lot to complain about right now, but my energy could be directed in a more productive manner.  It’s good occasionally to step […]

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Weekend Reading: Return of the Russian Cold War Spy Game Edition

July 9, 2010

This week’s big news (aside from some basketball player I couldn’t care less about) was the shocking swap of spies between the US and Russia after revelations that the US had apprehended 10 spies that had been under surveillance for over a decade.  Just when you thought the Cold War was over, this is just […]

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Weekend Reading – Apologizing for Apologizing to BP Edition

June 17, 2010

In yet another week where the spill in the gulf dominated the headlines, one couldn’t help but notice the sequence of events where Obama first referred to kicking someone’s ass (so, presidential…but so 2010), to then, massive calls for a suspension of BP’s Dividend and an escrow fund, all culminating in a Presidential speech and […]

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Weekend Reading: It’s Official – BP has the Worst CEO in the World

June 5, 2010

After mismanaging the worst environmental disaster in American history to epic proportions, now, the embattled BP CEO Hayward is handing over responsibility for the disaster to an American so he can run the rest of the business without distractions – you know, that little distraction in the gulf?  Perhaps we can take some solace in […]

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