Archive for September 2006

Tom Petruno: Market Positioning Itself for “Soft Landing”

September 17, 2006  ·  Category: Macro Economics, Market Commentary
On Friday I wrote: The markets are somewhat confusing right now.  For the 9 weeks beginning Monday July 17, the Dow has rallied from around 10,750 to today’s close of 11,560 - a 7.5% rally.  Over the ...
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Planning for the End of Life

September 17, 2006  ·  Category: Retirement Investing
Jeff Opdyke, author of the Wall Street Journal's Love & Money column, has an important article on planning for the end of life in today's Sunday Journal.  One of the things that is hard to come ...
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The Interpretation of the Best Buy Quarter and the Last 9 Weeks in the Stock Market

September 15, 2006  ·  Category: Macro Economics, Market Commentary
On Tuesday I wrote: The Street interpreted Best Buy’s results as saying that the American consumer is not dead and will continue to spend on discretionary items.  That interpretation seems to have played out this week.  The ...
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Best Buy’s Good Quarter Boosts Wall Street’s Confidence in the Consumer

September 12, 2006  ·  Category: Macro Economics, Market Commentary
Before the open today Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), the nation's largest electronics retailer, announced a pretty good fiscal (ended Aug 26, 2006) second quarter.  Same store sales in the United States were up 3.0% in the ...
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Profit from the High Price of Gas – The Best Independent Refiner is on Sale

September 7, 2006  ·  Category: Stocks
You might have noticed that gas has become alot more expensive the last couple of years.  One reason for that is that oil, the raw material from which gas is produced, has gotten more expensive ...
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Base Metals Set for Near Term Correction

September 6, 2006  ·  Category: Commodities, Macro Economics
Driven by torrid growth in China base metals have experienced a phenomenal bull market the last few years.  Copper has gone from around 75 cents/lb. three years ago to more than $3.50/lb. today.  Nickel has ...
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Kids and Money

September 5, 2006  ·  Category: Kids and Money
Bill Bonner, the Founder of Agora Financial, a contrarian investment newsletter company of which I am a big fan and subscriber, and author of, most recently, Empire of Debt, has some interesting, and entertaining, thoughts ...
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