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Japanese Prime Minister Resigns – Financials sell off heavily in Japan!

Japanese Prime Minister resigns in response to a weakening economy and allegations of dishonesty. The U.S. Stock markets will move lower as the contagion of distrust spreads, and clears a path into recession in Topstockblog’s opinion.   Expect more permanent losses in U.S. financial stocks. This could possible be one of the most healthiest recessions in world history.  Bringing to light problems in the economy and getting results.  May be not, the invention of electricity was a pretty good economic develoment. 

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September 2, 2008 Posted by | American Politics and Policy Ideas, Stock investing links, ideas, and opinions. | , , , , | Leave a comment

MSN Money – 5 Banks set to be big winners in the future with a little luck.

Do some stock research I stumbled onto an interesting article at MSN Money highlighting ” Five big winners in the Banking crisis.”   TD, ING, USB, and Wells Fargo.  The article includes a link to the previous five big losers of the financial crisis  Citi, Washington Mutual, AIG to name a few.

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July 29, 2008 Posted by | Stock investing links, ideas, and opinions. | , , , , | 1 Comment

RTH looks like a good short at the higher end of it’s trading range

Update 6/13/08:  The RTH has risen pretty quickly along with most of the stock market.  I would like to go short Monday 6/15/2008.   QQQQ seems to be my favorite short sale position.   RTH; no real opinion!

(5/29/2008) RTHindex looks like a great short on the bounce higher.  The retailers look to be in trouble with consumers tapped out.  The RTH has alot of stability being an index and offering a small dividend. WMT being the largest stock in the index. RTH appears to be range bound and can be sold when over bought, and bought when over sold
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080207/bonds.html?.v=2

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June 13, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Larry negative again on market 1/01/08-6/01/08

Larry adds value to the economy most of the time. Larry Cudlow of CNBC went over economic concerns caused by inflation, high energy prices, and market regulation. Larry has predicted at times in 2008 that negative economic indicators have been telling of a periodic recession; part of the capitalist system.   A United states consumer driven recession.  He spoke about the leveraged economy being vulnerable to excessive consumer debt and the possibility this could unfold into a serious recession. Larry’s most negative viewers have called for a very long and deep recession in part because of high oil prices.

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May 30, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Nice rally, momentum stocks look good here.

The rally was impressive.  Must say most of this rally has me in tough shape.  I wish I could get this over bought and buying opporunity correct this past week.  Technology and oil seem to be putting a bottom in stock prices to date.  Frustrated about the move higher.  Chart patterns are adding to momentum.   Money moving out of bonds should be a buyer in the market.  I am taking a break early this evening and spending time with the girlfriend.  We are looking forward to some good television tonight.   I like  CALM, MDR, MTW, EOG, and BIDU in the morning.   I like put options in TGT, COF, XL, and UNH 

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February 13, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Being too aggressive

Being to aggressive has a negative expectation.   I have to do something to stop being overly aggressive.    I am all in on the RTH 90 put contracts.  I don’t like acting this way.  It seems to be a regular occurrence for me to be overly aggressive.  I need to get this problem fixed or I soon may be on the side line broke.   I told myself before the week started I would invest in the March contracts to avoid total loss.  I will keep working to get more balanced.  I really think the trade has a big upside.  I hope I make alot of money on the trade.

February 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NYX looks like a good short

Jim Cramer did an interview last night with the CEO of NYX (NYSE) and it sounded like a tough road ahead. http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?play=1&video=639480517&__source=yahoo%7Cheadline%7Cquote%7Cvideo%7C&par=yahoo  Increases in volume have been offset by increases in costs.  Volume going forward could stay high or it could drop off.  I think it will decline as the economy slows and with the rise of the Shanghai trading.  After all the last CEO of NYX was fired late last year. Things can’t be great.  CME is getting crushed today because of higher trading costs. I think a short is worth a try.  Upside seems limited and downside could be higher than thought.  Volume could drop off a cliff at some point.

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reasons a recession could be healthy for everyone

1. Forces people to work together to find solutions

2.  Enforces accounting standards  

3.  Looks to the past to find mistakes

4.  Less consumption is good for sustainability

5.  It forces weak competition out of business

6.  Takes uncollectable debt out of the economy

7. Brings government intervention

8. Restores profit rates

A recession applied properly can help to minimize future problems   

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February 5, 2008 Posted by | American Politics and Policy Ideas | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments