Archive for July, 2012

  • Happy 100th Milton Friedman
    Posted by on July 31st, 2012 at 8:51 am, Comments: 0

    Today is Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday. He is a favorite icon of conservatives. But, he should actually be a favorite icon of all Americans. Friedman […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on July 31st, 2012 at 6:50 am, Comments: 0

    How teachers unions go to bat for sexual predators? Was Sandusky a member of the union? What does Flip think of the Chicago tech scene? […]

  • The Romney Character Assassination Has Begun
    Posted by on July 30th, 2012 at 3:39 pm, Comments: 0

    The Democrats cannot win on the facts. They tried to bend the facts, but the data keeps exploding in their face. What’s left in their […]

  • Federal Reserve and QE3-The Reservoir of Despair
    Posted by on July 30th, 2012 at 7:53 am, Comments: 0

    The Federal Reserve is contemplating another quantitative ease. This would be the third one since August of 2009. Like the other’s it won’t make a […]

  • Big Data Week
    Posted by on July 30th, 2012 at 7:10 am, Comments: 0

    This is a big data dump week for the stock ($SPY, $ES_F)and bond market. It also is for the corn market($ZC_F). Throughout this week, private […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on July 30th, 2012 at 6:01 am, Comments: 0

    The Road Show. Today at 10am, Tony LaPorta of Powerpoints fame will have a free seminar on trading. Ycharts CEO on information and the financial […]

  • The Drought, and GMO Crops
    Posted by on July 29th, 2012 at 10:28 pm, Comments: 0

    As anyone knows, we have had very little rain this year. At the end of this week, the market will get the official USDA estimates […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on July 29th, 2012 at 8:49 am, Comments: 0

    Should the futures industry have an insurance fund? Atlas Shrugs in the election. Scorched earth in the midwest. Not as bad as 1934, more like […]

  • 1992 Dream Team vs 2012 Olympic Team
    Posted by on July 28th, 2012 at 2:16 pm, Comments: 0

    Lebron James cracked that this Olympic Team is better than the Dream Team of 1992. Kobe Bryant agrees. They must be smoking something pretty good. […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on July 28th, 2012 at 8:56 am, Comments: 0

    Krugman, Delong and inflation. Thinking counterintuitively. Heh. Now the British are in on it. The War on the Suburbs. New “man’s aisle” at the grocery. […]

  • Let Them Rise! Let Them Breathe!
    Posted by on July 27th, 2012 at 4:50 pm, Comments: 0

    Great speech. Listen to it all. He gets it.

  • Drought and Milk And Cheese and Meat
    Posted by on July 27th, 2012 at 7:38 am, Comments: 0

    In the past few days, the news has been filled with stories about how food prices are going to skyrocket. Estimates range from 5-6% higher. […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on July 27th, 2012 at 6:42 am, Comments: 0

    How do you save for emergencies? Did you know MF’s Corzine was using Eric Holder’s law firm? You don’t say! HFT is raising costs, not […]

  • Re-Electing Obama Would Be Like The Titanic Backing Up and Hitting An Iceberg Again
    Posted by on July 26th, 2012 at 8:17 pm, Comments: 0

    My new Facebook status. What a great comic satire. I don’t know who did it, but I wish I did. If someone can tell me […]

  • Did The Tech Bubble Burst Again?
    Posted by on July 26th, 2012 at 5:06 pm, Comments: 0

    Facebook($FB) reports and slumps after hours. Earlier this week, Zynga($ZNGA) got whacked. Groupon($GRPN) has been getting beat up since it went public. LinkedIn ($LNKD) is […]

  • The Echo of Milton Friedman
    Posted by on July 26th, 2012 at 4:16 pm, Comments: 0

    “If a government were put in charge of the Sahara Desert, within five years they’d have a shortage of sand.” — Dr. Milton Friedman Smithfield($SFD) […]

  • Rahm Rejects Chick Fil-A. Not Chicago Values.
    Posted by on July 26th, 2012 at 9:26 am, Comments: 0

    Rahm Emanuel sided with Alderman Joe Moreno. They don’t want to give Chick Fil A a permit to build in the Logan Square neighborhood. Rahm […]

  • Oshkosh Airshow
    Posted by on July 26th, 2012 at 8:08 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I didn’t work in any productive capacity for myself at all. I went up to Wisconsin to the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s (EAA) annual Oshkosh […]