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August 2011



Harnessing Uncertainty….. Riding out the Storm Outside the BOX!

August 28, 2011 – Comments (14) | RELATED TICKERS: TBT , XIV , CIS.DL

Hurricane Irene hasn’t been “too tough” inland in New England, a little tree pruning by Mother Nature, some river flooding nearby and clearly some people are contending with more waves and getting a rougher ride than I am, so I’m hoping for the best for my Foolish Friends.    [more]



Self Fulfilling Prophecies and Riding out the Storm

August 27, 2011 – Comments (10)

  I sit here after putting away the outside remnants of summer living in the Northeast.  I was a little slow putting the heavier items away and got drenched.  I could have waited, but one never knows when the intermittent down pours will pause and gather strength. What’s the harm of a summer time shower as you wander about your yard? I’ve also learned that if I wait for a pause, it’s Mother Nature playing tricks to get me committed. The down pour will come anyway. 

I reflect now on the past few weeks of volatility in the market and some thoughts I’ve had the past few weeks.  I really don’t put much stock in why the market moves when it does. It could be the lowering of GDP projects, credit down ratings, the fear of default in Europe, the question of cuts in our federal spending.  The pundits who get paid to report will attribute the erratic market to the “flavor of the day”.      [more]



Caps as an investment community.....

August 17, 2011 – Comments (60) | RELATED TICKERS: PTOI , ZAGG

I've learned a lot from my participation on CAPS. Some days it can be a little tiring to sort through all the blogs and pitch comments that have more negativity than advice. Some days, it's hard to find investment advice in some of the material.   [more]



Listening to the sound of the waves....and picking through the debris...

August 06, 2011 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: DLB

 I love the sound of the ocean waves. It’s not just the sound, it’s the fresh air and sense of the Earth’s power.  Sometimes, when the wind picks up and the waves get higher the sounds and feel of nature start to become scary.  A small storm can grow and the howling winds and crashing waves can leave behind some serious damage.  Eventually the winds and the waves calm and when you go out to survey the damage you can see first hand how damaging the small storm became when it grew.  Already the waves are rearranging the sand and cleaning the beach of the debris.    [more]



Debt Ceiling, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly....

August 01, 2011 – Comments (11)

I know most of us are tired of this entire debt issue affair, but I had a few musing about it and am looking for some opinions.  I lured you in by suggesting there was something good about the Debt Ceiling issue, but I do have ONE.  [more]

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