Why 10% Of Us Are Unemployed, Exhibit A

Hey Kids, I’m an ardent patriot and as American as apple pie, or the apple-flavored pie they serve at McDonalds.  That said, I came across the below video, not exactly flattering to Americans in general, and thought I’d pass it on.  For my friends who don’t feel like reading the Wall Street Journal, here’s a…

Bail-ski: A Toast to the Russian Oligarchs, They're Gonna Need It

    Forbes Russia just put out its 100 Wealthiest Russians lists and in the spirit of Glasnost, I thought I’d open up the discussion here. The numbers are out and the news is uglier than that thing on Gorbachev‘s head for Russia’s billionaire oligarch class… From Forbes Russia via The Guardian UK: The number…

Hot Links: CNBC, Positivity, Thomas Weisel & Credit Cards

Hot Links for Weekend Reading Ever wondered what CNBC actually stands for?  Its their 20 year anniversary, so check out The Business Insider (the old Clusterstock) for the answer and amaze your friends and co-workers! Also on TBI, James Cramer breaks his silence on his appearance with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart.  Twas an ambush….

TGIF Market Recap: 6th Straight Winning Week, Now Its On!

The Reformed Broker, AKA Sir Ticks-a-Lot, here with today’s Market Recap… OK, listen up! I want to see all the sectors who went up this week take one step forward…Not so fast Metals and Miners! The 2:30 Look: Worst Performing Industries % Change Silver -4.67% Gold -3.47% Jigginess is in the air this Spring, whether…

Market Recap: Bulls on the Loose, Google in the On Deck Circle

The Reformed Broker, AKA Phat Albert, here with today’s Market Recap… A lot of churning in the markets this morning, but the resolution was clearly to the upside.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now at the highest point since the wheels fell off in early February.  The consumer recovery plays were the winners today, with everything…

Who Is Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge?

This guy is a machine. I’m a blogger, and a fairly prolific one, so I know a machine when I see one. “Tyler Durden“, the anonymous blogger who writes ZeroHedge, is writing night and day and breaking huge, market-moving stories left and right. I’m blown away. For the uninitiated, ZeroHedge is a financial blog with…

Jamie Dimon For President

Jamie Dimon doesn’t just Beat the Street, he Owns the Street.  I read somewhere that 20% of the world’s money market funds were currently with JPMorgan Chase.  I can’t remember where I heard it, but if that’s even close to accurate, that’s a remarkable statistic and it shows you who’s going to be the big…

Market Recap: Stocks and Lindsay Lohan on the Rebound

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.810875&w=425&h=350&fv=key%3D0d646e2edb] The Reformed Broker, AKA Pine Cone Jones, here with today’s Market Recap… Much like Lindsay Lohan (from my hometown), who, according to the above eHarmony video, is getting back on the dating scene, stocks rebounded today from yesterday’s bout of profit-taking. The true battleground today was at 840 on the S&P, which my…

Paid Newspaper Sites? What. Ever.

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2371771&w=425&h=350&fv=] Here’s another venture trying to figure out how to throw up a 20th century gate in front of online newspaper content: From the New York Times (still free): Three longtime media executives are building an automated system to allow newspapers and magazines to charge for online access…Journalism Online L.L.C., aims to supply publishers…