Archive for March, 2011

  • The Art of Hybrid Car Maintenance
    Posted by on March 31st, 2011 at 11:50 am, Comments: 0

    Had to take a cab. I try not to take them in Chicago since they charge $1.50 just to sit in the cab for the [...]

  • Chicago Restaurants
    Posted by on March 31st, 2011 at 9:35 am, Comments: 0

    Chicago eats better than any big city in the country.  New York might be more diverse, but it’s friggin expensive.  Same goes for San Francisco, [...]

  • USDA Grain Report, Intended Plantings (now with video)
    Posted by on March 31st, 2011 at 6:52 am, Comments: 0

    The grain report was released by the USDA. It looks like farmers intend to plant 245 million acres of grain, up from 236 acres last [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on March 31st, 2011 at 5:09 am, Comments: 0

    UDSA Grain Report is released today at 730 AM.  You might want to follow @IndianaGrain on Twitter or Stocktwits. ($ZS_F, $ZC_F, $MON, $SFD, $ZW_F $TSN [...]

  • A Couple of Figures of the Day
    Posted by on March 30th, 2011 at 4:50 pm, Comments: 0

    Nate Silver postulated that Obama would get a bump from the Libyan action.  He did, sort of.  Up 1.5%.  But today, a Quinnipac poll had [...]

  • Support for Libyan Al Queda Rebels, from Obama
    Posted by on March 30th, 2011 at 3:02 pm, Comments: 0

    I don’t care how you feel about whatever action it is we are doing in Libya. Pro or con this has got to rattle your [...]

  • Can Social Media Help Your Trading?
    Posted by on March 30th, 2011 at 8:44 am, Comments: 0

    Is social media so prescient that it can predict the moves in the market?  No, but it’s a good place for information.  Many traders have [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on March 30th, 2011 at 5:10 am, Comments: 0

    Waves of blacks leaving blue states. Wonder why?  Could it be they are sick of their managed neighborhoods, and are going where the jobs are? [...]

  • It’s The Weather Stupid
    Posted by on March 29th, 2011 at 7:19 am, Comments: 0

    I was the in studio guest host on Stuart Varney’s show back in early December. They give each person in the studio one minute to [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on March 29th, 2011 at 5:20 am, Comments: 0

    I am on Fox Business at 8:30 Central time this morning. Obama gave a very “Bush” like speech last night to defend his reasons for [...]

  • Atlas Shrugged-The Movie
    Posted by on March 28th, 2011 at 2:25 pm, Comments: 0

    I loved the book Atlas Shrugged. Here is a trailer from the upcoming movie. It’s a very involved book. Hope the movie does it justice. [...]

  • A Trading Minute on Technical Analysis
    Posted by on March 28th, 2011 at 11:26 am, Comments: 0

    Technical analysis is a tool. It works really well in dead markets. But, when the crap hits the fan throw those charts out the window [...]

  • There Are No Such Things as Bubbles
    Posted by on March 28th, 2011 at 7:20 am, Comments: 0

    There is a lot of talk about the stock market, and specifically the start up market, being in a bubble again. Ever higher valuations for [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on March 28th, 2011 at 3:39 am, Comments: 0

    Great story about Japan and rebuilding it’s economy.  The culture of Japan is very different.  This article highlights why it is very different from the [...]

  • Government Estimates
    Posted by on March 27th, 2011 at 9:37 pm, Comments: 0

    One of the services that government provides markets is statistical information. Virtually every government agency produces reams of statistics for people to chew on. The [...]

  • Sunday Breakfast Links
    Posted by on March 27th, 2011 at 7:42 am, Comments: 0

    Monetary policy goes after the middle class.  As the people in NY said, “I can’t eat an iPad.” ($AAPL) This is what real budget cutting [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on March 26th, 2011 at 7:27 am, Comments: 0

    Was on the Mike and G radio show this morning,  links a bit late. If you are a shareholder of GE ($GE), you might be [...]

  • Cramer on CNBC; Misconceptions
    Posted by on March 25th, 2011 at 1:04 pm, Comments: 0

    In the afternoon Jim Cramer and Erin Burnett do a little segment.  It gives Cramer a chance to answer questions from Ms. Burnett and talk [...]