It's tough out there for most people during these hard times and you need all of the help you can get. Even if you don't believe in the whole Karma thing - at the minimum, this should make your "soul wealth" increase immediately. [more]
Going forward, it will be interesting to witness the quick death of any lingering faith in the pension/IRA system. [more]
With my attention now focused on S&P500 stocks due to the new chimpcontest, I have noticed that the majority of trading in these stocks happens in the last half hour. Is this a new phenomenon? If this has been disussed before, my apologies.
First, let's get to what you're here for: Since I was going to be in Florida on business anyway, I asked FB if I could pick up the chimpcontest winnings in person. [more]
This pick has taken me a lot of time - I can't use my usual selection method due to the nature of the contest itself - membership in the S&P 500. There aren't any "unknowns" in the S&P 500. I narrowed the field down to eight stocks. And I would assume that the winner is one of those eight, if my strategy works in this 'limited basket universe' of stocks. [more]