This struck me as intriguing I am going to have to go away and think about this some more. From Bloomberg “What does today’s stock rally equal in past markets? About half as much. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) reached 12,045.68, up 490.05 points from yesterday’s close. Adjusting for the market’s volatility in 2011,…Details
If you don’t already understand why people are pissed at Wall Street this piece might help you out a little. It details a somewhat cosy chat between Hank Paulson (US Treasury Secretary) and a group of hedge fund managers/brokers where Paulson discloses non public details regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Remember this: When you are doing nothing, those speculators who feel they must trade day in and day out, are laying the foundation for your next venture. You will reap benefits from their mistakes. There is the plain fool, who does the wrong thing at all times everywhere, but there is the Wall Street…Details
Groupon the darling of the social media buyer groups listed this month and it has been a bust. The stock is now trading at a substantial discount to the IPO. Granted the market has been crap but Groupon has been crappier I have written about this phenomena before and the questionable strategy of…Details
I grabbed the title for this posting from this lengthy but excellent article about the nature of economics and life in Greece.
The Dow was at first purely an industrial average, with separate averages for railroads and utilities. But it soon evolved into an index that tried to represent the U.S. economy as a whole. Today, the Dow contains such distinctly non-industrial stocks as Home Depot Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., as well as General Electric Co. and…Details