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Debt Ceiling Explained!

July 15, 2011 – Comments (1)

So I have this Uncle Sammy and he and my Aunt Sara Selene can’t seem to ever agree on much but they make it work somehow.  They’ve seemed to recently gotten themselves in a bit of a financial pickle and the have been driving the rest of the family nuts with their bickering.  You see, they are filthy stinking rich or at least they are by all appearances.  Fancy cars, several houses, and a yacht – you know the type.  Always sticking their noses in everyone else’s business but you can’t really say much because they do get you the best Christmas gifts and if you ever run into trouble they are always the ones to bail you out.    [more]



Going Global...Reaching Local

October 04, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RLOC , GOOGL

Here is a statistic for you; forty percent of all internet searches are local.  No longer are you opening up the phone book to find your local pizza place for the big game.  Instead you are going strait to Google and searching for a pizza joint in your area.  Gone are the days of scanning though numbers and addresses in small text, now you are clicking and viewing these savory pizzas in rich graphics and larger text.  [more]



If Emeril were to Recommend a Stock….

September 26, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BAM

BAM!!!  Ok, you can’t say you didn’t see that one coming.  All irrelevant references to Emeril aside, he really was on to something.  Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) is one of the best-managed companies out there.    [more]



Boring is Profitable

September 06, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BIP , BAM

Have I mentioned before that I love companies that produce tons of cash and ship a good chunk of it back to investors?  I could go through the numbers about how dividend paying stocks outperform the market and that dividends typically make up most of a stock’s gains over the long term.  But I am supposed to talk about why Boring Is Profitable aka Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP).  Didn’t see that one coming did you?  [more]



With My Last Dying Breath

August 30, 2010 – Comments (7)

We open up tonight’s news with the somber story that we’ve been bracing for these last few months.  Unconfirmed reports have been streaming in this past hour that the Individual Investor has indeed breathed his last, followed shortly thereafter by his beloved, Buy-and-Hold.  We’ve all been at the edge of our seat for these past few months, hoping and praying that they would pull through.  Our inside sources are telling us that complications stemming from the suffocating Great Recession, followed by a near heart attacking flash crash were just too much.  Its believed that the recently rumored bout with a double dip has finally...  [more]

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