Category Archives: investments

How low can stocks go? DOW drops to 7997. Panic or just … Palindromic?


Answer:  Very low, though I wildly speculate (putting me in the same expert category as any expert you can name) that DOW at 7000 and S&P at 700 will be the bottom of this megabear market, after which we’ll continue … Continue reading

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Debate about Joe the Plumber could not get any dumber


Of Plumbers and Presidents The inane stupidity of the “Joe the Plumber” discussion tells us a lot about how out of touch the campaigns and media are with America, and frankly how little most Americans seem to understand about small … Continue reading

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Newsweek’s Zakaria on the Economy


Fareed Zakaria, one of the best observers of the global landscape, suggests that if we curb some of our bad borrowing and spending habits we may emerge better and stronger from the current fiscal crisis: If we wanted a bigger … Continue reading

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George Soros on Zakaria GPS


Hedge fund manager George Soros is one of the world’s richest and most successful market watchers (and market manipulators?). Zakaria reports that Soros’ recent plays have netted him over 2 billion. He’s very controversial for his political views though my … Continue reading

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Sequoia’s Slide Show on the Economy


Sequoia’s Advice to startups has been the subject of speculation for the past few days, but now VentureBeat has posted the actual slide show from a recent major meeting where startups were told to prepare for some seriously bad economic … Continue reading

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Hello UK, and welcome to the bail out club…


I’m not seeing enough about the 500 billion pound UK Bailout (that’s $865 Billion US) on US Financial news. That’s more than our USA bail out despite the fact that our economy dwarfs that of the UK.  Probably a sign … Continue reading

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Will 2010s be like 1930s? I sure hope not.


Wow.   I thought the crash in October 1929 brought the market down to  the low levels that signalled the great depression.  So I was surprised to learn that after a large rebound in the DOW it was really the declines … Continue reading

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