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Harvey Gulob’s Response to Buffett and Obama

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Interesting op-ed piece in today’s WSJ by Harvey Golub, former chairman and CEO of American Express. Golub is not in favor of Buffett’s and Obama’s view that taxes should be raised on the wealthy. He believes he pays enough as it is. One thing he says, doesn’t make sense to me (bold mine): Now that […]

Larry Winget Needs Your Help

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

My friend, Larry Winget, posted this on his facebook fan page: I have a favor to ask of all of you, I have some exciting opportunities pending but my producers would love to see me have more than 10,000 fans on this page. Big numbers build credibility with studios. If you can ask your friends […]


Friday, August 12th, 2011

Saw this and wondered what you guys thought about it. It might stimulate demand (might) but there are better ways to create jobs. I suggest Mr. Carney read this article from several years ago: Unemployment Insurance Does Not Stimulate the Economy. Basically… “…extending UI benefits would do the following: • Encourage unemployed workers to stay […]

Market Returns Updated for Yesterday’s Close

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

At the request of Steve Braun (click on the graphic to see a PDF version)… If you want to compare, you can see the table for August 9th.

The First 9 Days of August Were Brutal…

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

If you want to look, check out the various indexes I track for their performance for the first nine days of August (click on the graphic to download a PDF). August has been so bad that it has pushed most of the indexes into negative territory. Not a pretty picture.

The Day After the 50 Biggest Percentage Drops in the Dow’s History

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

AFM reader, Tom, left the following comment on this morning’s post: Hey JLP, Do you happen to have day-after numbers on all of these drops? My question is, if you buy the S&P or DOW index on those days, and sell the next… what will your returns be? I did a little research in which […]

How Yesterday’s Market Drop Ranks in History

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Points-wise, yesterday’s 634.76 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average ranked in the top six. Percentage-wise (which is also a much better guage as to the severity of the drop), it’s a much different story (I highlighted yesterday’s percentage drop in yellow): Yesterday’s drop barely made it into the top 50 based on percentage […]

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