Mr. Market - you're ugly. "If my dog was as ugly as you, I'd shave his butt and teach him to walk backwards."
Well anyway - that's about how I feel right now.
"And another one down, and another one down, another one bites the dust." Ameribank went under yesterday. Two weeks ago it was Silver State Bank of Henderson, NV where I just moved back to Colorado from. Things are not looking good in southern Nevada these days. [more]
While everyone frets and gets all lathered up about the demise of financials and world economies, there are still some hidden gems out there. My recent introductory offer to IBD as well as my own shopping mall experiences have opened my eyes to some "teen retailers" that are showing promise. [more]
Bribery scandal rocks Big Oil [more]
(with apologies to L. Frank Baum and E.Y. Harburg) [more]
Where is the Axis of Oil pointing today? Which oil-rich country is the next "war on terror" target? [more]
Here is an interesting view that shows what energy facilities were impacted by hurricane Gustav in the gulf. It's a bit of a teaser and marketing pitch for a company that uses open-source software for mapping - a technology that I am familiar with. [more]