Joshua M Brown

More Hot Links: Tightwad, Missouri

More Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Plan B: Starting your own business if job offers don’t come your way.  Very informative article.  (NYT) John Hancock launches a mutual fund based on technical analysis.  (Bloomberg) What the hell is going on with Porsche?  CEO’s house raided?  That VW thing not over yet.  (ZeroHedge) The ridiculousness of…

Don't Get Too Excited About Tech Just Yet

With the Nasdaq up over 22% year-to-date and many tech stocks on the receiving end of big upgrades recently (Goldman practically proposed to Google this past week with their endorsement), many investors have begun digging in the crates for some of their old favorite tech stories again. Eric Savitz‘s Technology Trader column in Barron’s today…

The Top 10 Investor Traps According to the NASAA

For 90 years, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has been committed to protecting and educating individual investors.  The other day they put out a list of what they believe to be the Top 10 Investor Traps, and I thought they’d done a pretty good job of summarizing some of the major pitfalls that…

Hot Links: Stiglitz, Whitney, Durden & Mussolini

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Someone tipped off the Post as to who Tyler Durden is.  Typical attempt to attack the messenger, not the message.  (NYP) Here’s the Zero Hedge response:  (ZeroHedge) What would Mussolini do to fix Italy’s economy?  (LOLFed) My heart is breaking for the slightly less rich Hamptons crowd of the Summer…

OMG: Dow Jones Index Business For Sale!

Since 1884, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (and to a lesser extent, the DJ Transportation Average) has been the most widely-followed and broadly-used measure of US blue chip stock performance in the world. And Rupert Murdoch, who acquired the Dow Jones Company to get the Wall Street Journal, is putting it up for sale via…

Natural Gas: The Washington Generals of the Commodities Market

Yesterday the price of natural gas dipped under $3 per thousand cubic feet, the lowest level for the commodity in 7 years. With spot crude roughly 100% higher than it’s ’09 low and in an environment where virtually every agricultural, industrial and precious commodity is showing gains for the year, nat gas stands alone as a major…

Hot Links: Roubini Backlash & The Battle of the Books

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Is the Nouriel Roubini Backlash underway?  If so, then Damien Hoffman has just fired the opening salvo.  (WSCheatSheet) The battle of the books: Google blocked by Yahoo, Amazon and Microsoft consortium.  (DealBook) Rolfe takes issue with the Buffett op-ed from this week.  (Reuters) Goldman Sachs getting serious about it’s image,…

China Pulls Out All the Props

In the face of the possible Panda Bear Market we discussed here yesterday, it seems that the guys who pull the levers in China have opted to prop up stocks rather than let nature take it’s course. According to Reuters, they have three viable options to consider as the central bank tightens rates: Halt New…