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November 2009



Thumbs Up for FINRA

November 24, 2009 – Comments (0)

I was looking for a bond price quote a few days ago and was turning up bupkus at my brokerage, the WSJ, Barron's, etc.  Went to the Financial Industry Regulatory  Authority website and had the quote I was looking for in a few keystrokes.   [more]



Wabbit Season, Duck Season : Strong Dollar, Weak Dollar

November 11, 2009 – Comments (3)

These two teaser lines in today's WSJ Morning Brief e-mail were good for a chuckle.   [more]



Gold and Peacemakers: An Example of Inflation, Productivity and Technology

November 08, 2009 – Comments (0)

On 5 Nov, Marketwatch ran “The gun that beat inflation” by John Ittner.  Mr. Ittner’s research showed that the price of a new Colt Single Action Army (SAA) revolver, also know as the Peacemaker, has been roughly comparable to one ounce of gold from the time the revolver was first produced in 1873 to present day.  He also notes that an original 1873 Colt is worth considerably more than an ounce of gold, hardly a surprise.   [more]

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