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Chart of the Day – Brent Crude in 2012

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Brent Crude (the oil that’s used in gasoline, as I understand it), is on the rise again. This is why gas prices are moving back up again. It gets tiresome. Gas prices go up, touch a new high, then fall back down a bit to give us a false sense of relief and then start […]

Busy Week This Week

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

This week is our church’s Vacation Bible School. This is my first year to help out. Anyway, I’m swamped in the mornings. Lots of stuff going on this week. Front page article in Monday’s WSJ stating that JP Morgan knew of the their trading risks two years ago. Interesting. Not related to personal finance but […]

Chart of the Day: Brent Crude and the S&P 500 Index

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Interesting chart I found on the WSJ website late last week: This chart compares Brent Crude—the oil used to make gasoline—and the S&P 500. I wish I had the numbers going back further than this because it would be interesting to see the correlation over the years. I would think the correlation would be almost […]

May Was a Bad Month For All the Indexes AFM Tracks

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Here are the total returns for the S&P 500, MidCap 400, SmallCap 600, and other Indexes(May 2012) For the S&P 500, this May’s -6.01% was the worst May since May 2010 when the index was down 7.99%. Other than 2010, we would have to go all the way back to 1962 to find a worse […]

Chart of the Day: Oil

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Oil is down 14.65% for the month of May.

Oil Prices Are Dropping…

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Oil prices appear to be the lowest they have been over the last year: I just wish gas prices would drop just as quickly. If my memory serves, when the price of oil surged earlier this year to $114 per barrel, gas prices surged to around $3.60 per gallon (around where I live anyway). Now […]

Why You Should Love $5 Gas (Yeah, Right)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I saw this article on MSN: Why You Should Love $5 Gas. Some of the author’s (questionable) reasons: • Fewer people will die. Fewer people on the road meand fewer people will die. • Higher prices will lead to lower prices. Theoretically the government will open up the floodgates and more oil will be produced. […]

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