Investment Lessons You Can Learn From Bin Laden

September 29, 2006 - Last week the Dow Jones MarketWatch reported that Bin Laden was seriously ill or even might be dead according to French intelligence reports. Time Magazine cited unnamed Saudi sources as stating that there were "multiple credible reports over the last several weeks" that as a result of a water-borne illness, Bin … Continue reading Investment Lessons You Can Learn From Bin Laden

It’s the Economy Stupid!

September 28, 2006 - Historically, August and September are very weak months in the stock market and rallies start in October into November and December. Then January has always been a very strong month performance wise as investors buy back shares they sold off in December for tax reasons. Right now, the U.S. markets are … Continue reading It’s the Economy Stupid!

Are Markets 100% Efficient? Those That Sentenced Dynergy Tax Planner Jamie Olis Would Say Yes. I Say No.

September 27, 2006 - The September 9th “Economist” magazine discussed the trials and tribulations of Jamie Olis, a former senior level tax planner at Dynergy, who was sentenced to 24 years in prison for, according to a Houston judge, contributing to the destruction of $100 million of Dynergy market capitalization. Olis caused this destruction, the … Continue reading Are Markets 100% Efficient? Those That Sentenced Dynergy Tax Planner Jamie Olis Would Say Yes. I Say No.

The Quiet Before the Storm

September 27, 2006 - Looking at the DJIA and S&P500 charts today, they merit serious caution. Check out the doubletop formations on both. On average doubletop formations are met with a 15% retracing of gains from the line that connects the doubletops. I should preface this blog by saying that I by no means am … Continue reading The Quiet Before the Storm

The Deceptive Wizardry of Fund Managers

September 26, 2006 - As I looked at some of the daily trading volumes of some U.S. stocks this past week that have hit 52-week highs, I noticed an unusually large daily buying volume this week, some with volumes so exaggerrated that it is safe to assume that institutional buying is responsible for the lion's … Continue reading The Deceptive Wizardry of Fund Managers

How are the U.S. Markets Like an Onion? When You Peel Away the Layers, It Will Make You Cry

September 26, 2006 - As I sit here this morning and watch the markets rise in the first two hours of trading, I must admit that although all this "feel-good" economic news, low inflation, high consumer confidence and low gas prices have been artificially manufactured by the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and various Bush … Continue reading How are the U.S. Markets Like an Onion? When You Peel Away the Layers, It Will Make You Cry

A: I’m Not Looking So Smart…Yet

Q: What Does a Review of Your Short-Term Trade Look Like So Far? Today, I’m going to review a previous blog on September 14th that I titled “A Short Term Trade”, something “We Never Provide Information About”. In that blog, I wrote that I felt that the NYSE and the S&P 500 were due for … Continue reading A: I’m Not Looking So Smart…Yet

The Inextricable Link Between Politics and Investing

September 23, 2006 - The world of global politics is like Alice in Wonderland, a great landscape of fabrication where it seems like more people are accepting of strange, wild fantasies rather than desiring to dig down the rabbit hole to discover the truth. Back in November, 2004, U.S. Senator Richard Lugar pointed to statistically … Continue reading The Inextricable Link Between Politics and Investing

Why Can’t the United States Build Goodwill in the International Community?

September 21, 2006 - Today I am just going to blog about a non-investment topic. When a coup happens in the country you’re in, I think I’m entitled to digress some. Furthermore, I'd like to set the record straight about the coup here as well. Several of my friends who were planning to travel here … Continue reading Why Can’t the United States Build Goodwill in the International Community?

Nanotechnology: the Coming Revolution in Science Will Produce Many Millionaires

September 18, 2006 - There is a coming revolution in science that will produce many millionaires among the early investors in this industry. There is no doubt in my mind of this. And this industry is being ignored due to everyone's preocupation with commodities right now. This industry is nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is the engineering of … Continue reading Nanotechnology: the Coming Revolution in Science Will Produce Many Millionaires