“You make no friends in the pits and you take no prisoners. One minute you’re up half a million in soybeans and the next, boom, your kids don’t go to college and they’ve repossessed your Bentley.” — Louis Winthorpe III
With so many people out of work, why The Surprising Global Shortage of Skilled Workers
Was leverage the reason? How We Got the Crash Wrong
Facebook still screwing this up. Weakness in Facebook Stock Adds to Pause in I.P.O.’s
Finally…maybe… Low, Stable Housing Prices: What’s Not to Like?
Are you happy? The 10 Things Economics Can Tell Us About Happiness
“Buy, buy, buy! Oh, everyone’s buying? Then sell, sell, sell!” — Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack
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“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand” – Hayley Williams
Interesting read for all traders. A sad anecdote of a failed trader
Watch it bears! Disclosure by Short-Sellers Would Improve Market Clarity
Oh what to do? Euro Zone Crisis Boils as Leaders Fail to Signal New Steps
Euro be gone! Who Lost the Euro?
Some notes from last week. Week In Review
So many FB stories, hard to keep up. Morgan Stanley Is Blaming The Facebook IPO Scandal On Me!
Oh well! Morgan Stanley’s Facebook Woes
You got to make money some way! Morgan Stanley’s $2.4 billion Facebook short
It’s a tough business! Silicon Valley’s Next Big Thing: Beer
“If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.” -— Zig Ziglar
As goes AAPL, so goes the market….or is that FaceBook?
And when the vote is all done… Swearing ‘helps to reduce pain’
Another bubble? Gouging taxpayers for sport
I’m never wrong on a call, but sometimes I’m too early!
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. — Denis Waitley
Same old, same old. U.S. Added Only 115,000 Jobs in April; Rate Is 8.1%
Don’t lie on your resume! Loeb Accuses Yahoo Officials of Résumé Padding
Like any other investment…Is Gold Today’s Safest Investment?
Maybe this will help: Four Quick Ways To Get Better At Trading
Why you do what you do? How Do You Keep Score?
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. — Dale Carnegie
“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize the less I know.” — Michel Legrand
Economic performance was worse under the gold standard than under the post-war Fed. The Fed Versus the Gold Standard
What’s it all mean? A good explanation: Take a Deep Breath and Ignore the Monthly Jobs Report
Our tax money hard at work! Federal Workers Living It Up In Las Vegas and don’t forget the Secret Service! Swank Colombian Resort Where Secret Service Agents Partied With Prostitutes and The Wild Details.
Oh No! Not again! Rising Fears That Recovery May Once More Be Faltering
If only he had studied harder…Merrill Lynch Trainee Doctors Failed Scores And Tests FINRA’s Patience.
This could get real interesting! AAPL Will Likely Beat Q2 EPS Views, But Miss the Whisper Number
Happy Earth Day! George Carlin On Environmentalism And Earth Day
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene
“I said “Somebody should do something about that.” Then I realized I am somebody.” — Lily Tomlin
Dime a dozen…. Wealth or Waste? Rethinking the Value of a Business Major
Where else can you buy a book? The Justice Department Just Made Jeff Bezos Dictator-for-Life
Rest in peace Mike. 5 Lessons from Mike Wallace’s Life for All of Us
Making money at mutual funds. Funds cut expenses lending hot stocks to shorters
The Netflix of magazines coming to a tablet near you. A Buffet of Magazines on a Tablet
“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived that distinguish one man from another.” — Ernest Hemingway
I was in small-claims court when I listened in on the case of a woman who held a good job but still had trouble paying her bills on time. “Can’t you live within your income?” asked the judge.
“No, Your Honor,” she said. “It’s all I can do to live within my credit.” — dailycomedy.com
Job Report Shocker: Nonfarm Payrolls Up Half Expectations.
So the Fed does it again. Risk assets lose early momentum.
They don’t call it ‘organized’ for nothing. An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Leadership Lessons From “The Godfather”
I wonder what small money looks like. The Changing Face of Big Money
I thought it was “Don’t Be Evil” All Google wants is to be loved
Take the test! United States of America Citizenship Test. Did you pass?
Easter is a time to rejoice, be thankful, be assured that all is forgiven so life extends beyond the soil of earth.
“Gas prices are expected to continue to rise throughout the summer, and oil companies say it’s because of high demand due to warmer summer weather — as opposed to what they told us a couple of months ago, that oil prices went up because of higher demand for winter heating oil. So basically, if there’s weather, gas prices go up.” — Jay Leno
Are you in? Why are investors shunning stocks?
Speaking of money…The skyrocketing cost of U.S. health care: By the numbers
I can’t wait! Stock Trading Is About to Get 5.2 Milliseconds Faster
Well, it wasn’t me! Record $640 million lottery has at least one winner
Microsft vs. Apple….again. Apple Doesn’t Need To Make the TV of the Future
By the numbers: The skyrocketing cost of U.S. health care
“A man in Albuquerque has registered his dog to vote. Apparently the dog likes the current administration but he’s not sure he wants another 28 years of Obama.” — Conan O’Brien
Q: How many central bank economists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Just one — he holds the light bulb and the whole earth revolves around him.
Gee, no one saw this coming. A technical recession in the eurozone?
So that’s how it happened…The SEC Rule That Broke Wall Street.
There’s something happening here…What the Heck is Happening with the VIV and VXX? …what it is ain’t exactly clear.
“I’m a walking economy,” a man was overheard to say. “My hairline’s in recession, my waist is a victim of inflation, and together they’re putting me in a deep depression.”
Okay, if that tune is still stuck in your head… For What It’s Worth!
These 52 Stocks Will Win From The Coming Massive Bull Market. Can I get a guarantee with that?
That’s incredible! Japanese fishing boat lost at sea in tsunami found off Canada.
Oh no, not today Bats Global IPO Turns Ugly.
Another bubble! The Real Meaning of $1 Trillion in Student Loans.
“They say gasoline could be $6 a gallon. But the good news is the White House says President Obama is aware of the problem, and will continue to talk about it between fundraisers.” — Jay Leno
“How many Irishmen does it take to change a light bulb?”
“At least two. One holds the light bulb steady, everybody else drinks until the room spins.”
Blame it on the weather! Sun could be bad for risk assets
In case you missed it….Text of FOMC statement which came out on Tuesday 3/13.
Can the Economy Meet Expectations? I don’t think so.
Now you tell us. Equity funds make global comeback
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and blarney is flowing like campaign speeches.
It’s not all good news. After More Stock Market Milestones, Is It Time to Breathe Easy?
Is it even relevant? The Great (VIX) Debate
I deserve my entitlement programs, but you don’t deserve yours. Who’s a Freeloader?
“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine down upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields.
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.