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Mary953 (79.20)

January 2009



Welcome to New CAPS Members & GOODVIBE'S LATEST!!!!!!!!

January 29, 2009 – Comments (18)

Some of this is a repeat for new CAPS members.  First and foremost, for everyone who is following the Technical Analysis that GoodVibe4ever has been charting, there are two developments.  [more]



Absolutely Necessary for the End of This Impossible Day!!

January 28, 2009 – Comments (6)

It has been a long tough day of dreary weather and dismal news.  Therefore, for anyone else that has had the sort of day that just cries out for some small bit of Foolishness, may I offer two totally unrelated opportunities to smile ---         (warning - sound effects)  [more]



One Nation, Nationalized For All?

January 28, 2009 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: S




Otrex, Daretoth, mysoftballcoach, IntegrityDemands, nuf2bdangrus, leftfield4sure, dino...

January 26, 2009 – Comments (8)

...And other friends, established and recent.  We have the most fantastic opportunity.  I have been looking at some very intimidating-looking charts and finally got the nerve to ask about them.  GoodVibe4Ever, the chartmaster, is truly a great teacher.  He is starting with the basics and with the very necessary knowledge that this is a puzzle that can be mastered.  He even has me believing it (you would have to know what a leap of faith that took to realize just how major that is).  If you are interested in learning how to take some of the mystery out of the stock market, check out the first two blogs in what is a wonderfully generous offer by a really super CAPS member.  I have remembered this time to add the links to the introduction and the first lesson.  Do yourself a favor and join us.  We will be glad you did (no, it isn't a slip-up.  I really do hope you join us.  It will be more enjoyable for all of us if you do ;-)  )  [more]



Integrity Demands a New Posting for Barack Obama

January 26, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: O , BA , MA

This is not the information that I had planned to share this morning.   This is a great deal more important, a lot more moving.   IntegrityDemands has written an open letter to our new president, Barack Obama.   The things that he has to say are well worth a few minutes of your time and I would like to recommend it to you.  [more]



What is Your Favorite Dividend Paying Stock?

January 24, 2009 – Comments (25)

The stock market has been bouncier lately than a Mexican jumping bean on hot pavement.  Those Fools who are willing to consider a buy-and-hold strategy still almost always couple it with a specific type of stock;  a well-managed, high-dividend, low-risk blue chip that may take a hit on share price but will still crank out those dividends.  The idea is that if you can afford to hold onto the stock until the share price rebounds, the dividends will provide you with some gain while you wait.  Do you know of a company (or two or three) that fit this profile?  Even if that company sometimes cuts dividends, well - that would be a nifty (nifty?) piece of information to go along with the company name.    [more]




January 23, 2009 – Comments (1)

The following is a repeat of this morning and  shameless plug!!   However, it won't cost you anything. It won't take more than 2 minutes.   It will net somebody - maybe you - up to $1,000.   So why not check it out.   (Disclaimer: I didn't read the rules before I made my choices so I will not be the winner.   Doesn't matter.   It's fun anyway.)  [more]



New CAPS Member Worth Listening To

January 23, 2009 – Comments (15)

In mid-December, 2008, I found a blog from a new CAPS member, Otrex.  He was recommending a couple of stocks.  One was FNX Mining (FNXMF.PK) which had substantial gains immediately after that recommendation.  He has a new blog  recommending a small cap oil stock - Compton Petroleum (CMZ).  [more]



The Stock Market is Really Bad Right Now. How Bad Is It?

January 23, 2009 – Comments (4)

TMF:  The Stock Market is really bad right now!  [more]



There and Their - A Spelling Lesson Brought to you by your Government

January 22, 2009 – Comments (17)

Do you have trouble knowing when to use 'there'  and when to use 'their'?  One spelling is for a place and one spelling is for ownership.  "Put the book there."  "It is their ball."    [more]



Farewell, Mr. President

January 16, 2009 – Comments (44)

Before another week has passed,  George Walker Bush will turn the burden of the Presidency over to President-elect Obama.   [more]



The Kingdom of the Emperor King

January 08, 2009 – Comments (4)

There once was a land where those blessed with wealth, position, power, or standing at court were held in high regard. Others, low in station, wealth, or other status scraped by and their lives were held less dear. The greatest of all was the Emperor-King, EK, and his court. They were supported by all and could never be questioned. The lowly were encouraged not to look up when the mighty passed.  [more]



How Important Are We?

January 07, 2009 – Comments (7)

A lunch discussion with a friend has raised an interesting thought.  We have both lived a fair amount of history, more than many on this site.  Our ideas may seem outdated.  So I would like your ideas on the topic.    [more]



Mistaken Identity

January 06, 2009 – Comments (22)

Hi.  This is one time that there is no higher math involved that I do not understand.  There are no economic terms or stocks that I am not certain about.  No flame wars, nothing all that interesting.  Just a bit of setting the record straight for a few friends about the one thing that I can be absolutely sure of.  I am me - Mary.  not an alias for someone else on Caps, not a figment of anyone's imagination, not a guy -- just a very happily married lady who found this whole world of CAPS, blogging, and people when I was told to stay put following surgery just before Thanksgiving and given a computer to keep me occupied (probably a bad idea). Left to my own devices for a few weeks, it was suggested that some online purchasing of gifts might be a good start to Christmas.  I did that - and I found all of you.  [more]



We are Looking in the Wrong Place for the Market Beating Prices in this Economy!!!

January 05, 2009 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: F , ISH.DL

Boys and Girls  [more]




January 03, 2009 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: BWLD , GM

Unemployment 10%  25%  30%  75%    [more]



Score by Committee - One Day Only

January 02, 2009 – Comments (9)

Hey guys -

Check out my score.  With the market ups and downs lately, it looks like a horse that's been ridden by a gorilla.  Or maybe a camel drawn up by committee,  Or possibly a child's much hugged toy,  Or whatever.  Sort of like inkblots or cloud pictures.  Anyway, for today at least, it is just downright strange.  Wish I could keep a picture of it.



If necessary, What would you share, And Who would you share with?

January 01, 2009 – Comments (12)

The majority of bloggers that I have been reading in the last bit seem set on one idea.  We are about to have a veritable perfect storm of bankruptcies, foreclosures, lost incomes, credit card losses and we will be living on our paychecks month to month.  For up to 25%, there will be no paycheck to depend on and credit lines will dry up.  [more]



Here's to a Fine and Frugal Year - But NOT THIS ONE!!!!

January 01, 2009 – Comments (7)

Inflation is coming!  [more]

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