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A Bad Quarter for the S&P 500, MidCap 400, and SmallCap 600 Indexes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The S&P 500 Index TR was down 11.83% for the second quarter of 2010. The quarter’s performance turned the index’s performance negative for the year, which you can see in the above graphic.

A Review of Jason Kelly’s “Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere”

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I came back from vacation to find a copy of Jason Kelly‘s Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere: Don’t Be One Of Them* waiting in my stack of mail. I opened it and started reading. I liked what I read. In fact, one part of his book inspired this post. The book opens with a frank […]

Microsoft Takes Away Refreshable Stock Quotes for Excel…

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

I was updating one of my investment Excel Spreadsheets. I needed to add a refreshable stock quote, so I went to the research pane, typed in my symbol and it tells me that it’s not available. Upon further research, it turns out that the add-in has expired and Microsoft is no longer going to support […]

More Friday Humor – “Sagging” Explained…

Friday, June 25th, 2010

My cousin sent this to me in an email and I had to share it (I don’t know where the pictures originated):

PREDICTION: Venezuela Will Become Another Textbook Example of Why Socialism Doesn’t Work

Friday, June 25th, 2010

I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with the situation down in Venezuela or not, but it’s really interesting. We have witnessed Hugo Chavez nationalize various industries over the last few years. Most of this was started back when oil prices were high and could support Chavez’s ambitions. Fast forward to today… Now Venezuela […]

Amen, Jason Kelly, Amen!

Friday, June 25th, 2010

I had a review copy of Jason Kelly’s newest book, Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere: Don’t Be One Of Them*, waiting for me when I returned home from my family vacation. I’m not finished with the book yet so I’m not ready to post a review. However, I do want to share with you a […]

Not Something We Like to Hear from Our Leadership

Friday, June 25th, 2010

“No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.” That was Senator Chris Dodd on the financial overhaul that passed the Senate early this morning. You can read about it here. Here’s to hoping that something significant occurs from this legislation to bite Mr. Dodd in the butt!

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