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April 2009



Chicken Eggs...

April 30, 2009 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: CALM

A question for you smart investor types.  Since pharmaceutical companies that develop vaccines in the US use chicken eggs to grow the viruses they harvest to make a vaccine, does it not make sense to invest in chicken egg companies?  I understand that it takes about 24 weeks to grow a suitable amount of virus in a chicken egg, and that the limiting factor on how much virus and thus vaccine can be made is the size of the egg.    [more]



Stupid doors...

April 25, 2009 – Comments (0)

This week was an interesting one.  The market showed the kind of scary volatility the seems to signal the start of something major (either major slide or major rally).  I'm not really much of a gambler, so I am not going to jump in and say that I think the market is going to....  [more]



A week off...

April 19, 2009 – Comments (3)

I took a week off of work for my children's Spring Break.  Wow, does that sound strange to me.  It doesn't seem like it was too long ago that I was taking time off for my own Spring Break and doing some really stupid things involving alcohol and strange women.  But that is a part of the past.  Now, I spend my time trying to grow older more slowly and wiser more quickly.  So what did I do this past week with my time off, besides play with my kids and pray for decent weather?  I watched the market, I read a lot of BLOG postings, I read a lot of internet articles, did some yard work, and of course spent time with my kids.  [more]



Happy Easter and so forth...

April 12, 2009 – Comments (0)

I know this is probably not the place for a whole lot or religious zeal or family sentiment, but it is Easter.  So, I will simply say Happy Easter to those who celebrate the holiday, whether for religious beliefs or for the long eared critter that reportedly brings treats to you and your children.  For me and my family, we do celebrate it, but the celebration is more for the kids than anything else. While the kids gorge themselves on the plethora of sugar filled treats and enjoy the other little toys that found their way into the Easter baskets, I find myself contemplating my financial future and the significance my security holds for my children.  For if I am able to remain financially stable and teach them how to do the same, then their future stands a better chance of surviving all of the economic doom and gloom that seems to have taken hold.  [more]



Every now and then...

April 04, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: JAVA.DL , IBM

There are a couple of old sayings that came to mind a couple of weeks ago.  The first "Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while" and second "Even a broken clock is correct two times a day."  Then I got this e-mail from TMF regarding "The Stock that Got Away"...which caused me to laugh.  So why am I so jovial?  Well this blind squirrel managed to find a nut.  That nut was Sun Microsystems.  [more]

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