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Small Cap stocks verses the Dow

October 23, 2011 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: DIA

Small cap and micro-cap stocks have largely beeen taking It on the chin In th e last few months,and especially the last few weeks even thogh the Dow has rocketed straight up again on perceived "good news" ?    [more]



Employees bid goodbye to corporate America

August 20, 2011 – Comments (0)

With the U.S. unemployment rate at 9.1 percent as of July 31 and a fragile economic recovery underway, many workers feel they are left with no choice but to take their careers into their own

Employees are bidding farewell to corporate America in the hope of finding a more secure, or at least fulfilling, future. They are reinventing themselves by starting their own companies or by pursuing long-put-off dreams that include creative or charitable endeavors.  [more]



Recovery Lost: Why the U.S. and Europe Are Back at the Brink

August 10, 2011 – Comments (5)

How did the road out of recession lead into a cul-de-sac? And why, all of a sudden, is the world economy falling apart? The answer is all about growth and debt.
Is the stock runoff for real?

Are we falling into another recession?

What the heck is going on, anyway?

If you find yourself confused about the market meltdown, you've got company. Dow crashes, like Monday's 600 point plunge, are notorious black boxes. A few thousand investors acting on a hundred indicators rarely reveal a single, shining Truth. But this appears to be more than a one-time crash. The United States and Europe, twin engines of the global economy, are close to falling back into a recession.

What we're seeing is the confluence of two challenges that are both economic and political in nature. There is growth crisis in the United States. There is a debt crisis in Europe. And there isn't a single government that knows how to solve either.



Slump Creates a Sheetrock Ghost Town

June 19, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: USG

An entire city simply disappears ...    By: Jessica Bruder
Christian Science Monitor  

Empire, Nev. — This mining town of 300 people clings like a burr to the back of the Black Rock Desert. For years, it was marked on state Highway 447 by a two-story sign reading, "Welcome to Nowhere."   [more]



Misery Index at worst level In 28 years

June 18, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DIA

I have documented for over a year now In many of my blog posts that this so called "recovery" was an Illusion of the highest order. The "pros" are wrong as usual about the direction of the stock market as we head Into the summer. The other shoe has not dropped yet folks. I just got back from the grocery store,and for the second time In two weeks I had to spend $125.00 for my BASIC groceries. (I am single) So what Is It costing a family of four ?   How about If they have toddlers?  {$1200.00 or more a month seems logical ? }  It costs me $70.00 to fill my gas tank, what If the family man has to commute ? It could be costing between $1500.00 and $2,000.00 per month (or more) just for food and gas for a family. Add the mortgage payment (or rent) utilities,any credit cards, car payments,general necessities,and you can easily be talking between 3,000.00 to 4,000.00 per month (or more)  What Is the average Income for the supposed "middle class ?  Anyone else out there feeling the pinch,or Is It just me ?    TS           : When it comes to measuring the combination of unemployment and inflation, it doesn’t get much more miserable than this.

In fact, misery, as measured in the unofficial Misery Index that simply totals the unemployment and inflation rates, is at a 28-year high, reflective of how weak the economic recovery has been and how far there is to go.  [more]

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