Financial Widgets And The Crash

June10th. Just a normal day. Everything was in place to upgrade FW to 2.8……… Crash!

Now I’ve never said that I was a computer genius. I’m just a user. Financial Widgets is in the mists of a rebuild. It will take time but it will be bigger and better because of this set-back.

In the meantime, feel free to come over and register for e-mail updates. They currently aren’t happening very quick because I’ve actually been doing some manual labor. I’ve been doing a partial rehab on a small house in rural Iowa. Imagine that.

My latest post had nothing to do with the markets per se. It was a “Fun” post. Feel free to check it out.

http://www.financialwidgets.com/future-vehicle-technologies-evaro-electric-sports-car-plug-in-series-hybrid/

During a Recession – Investing Success

An Invitation From “Financial Widgets”

Home of “Trading To A Million” 

 

It is not very often that I get a chance write such an article that is so close to my heart but I wrote one for “Financial Widgets“, a new blog of mine, that incorporated a ideas I learned in high school English.  It was easier to write than I thought it was going to be.  I’ve written a few articles for “A Mind’s Diet” that were as, well…  unusual.  If you’ve been following this blog then you might find this one interesting.  

The story begins in a restaurant with a chance meeting of a previous acquaintance which illustrates that not all stock traders are soulless bastards who only have their own greed in mind.  Some of America’s greatest minds still work in the industry and are still successful.

I urge you to pop over and read this story, not for any other reason other than the enjoyment of reading something not simplified to a point where the English language is uninspired and dull. 

The Quixotical Concepts of Investing –  A Short Dalliance With the English Language For Investment Success

While there at Financial Widgets, you may want to look over the “Trading To A Million” series, especially the year in review

 

Recession: Our Cruise Has Now Ended

Ah! The Recession – Our Cruise Ship Now

For my readers that have been following my recession series, here is one more for you.  And if you have been following it you can start here.

Our Cruise Has Now Ended

Our cruise has now ended.  Please be careful while exiting the ship.  For those that need help, there are stewards near every evacuation station, and if not, will be there shortly.  Please be patient.

It’s seems that our cruise ship has solidly hit the bottom, ground to a slow progression and, then, finally hit the rocks.   That’s where we find ourselves today.  The Dow at 8852, the S&P under 1000, and the Nasdaq somewhere  near the 1700 mark.  Continue reading

Saving for a Smart Car – Buckets of Food for Pennies

Saving for a Smart Car –

 Buckets of Food for Pennies

The Food Budget Owner's Manual

The average person, not just the average family, can save $200+ a month on their food bills alone.  If you started now, you could save enough money each month to purchase out-right,  a smarCar in 6 years.   

This is a shameless plug.  Why Shameless?  If you knew something that could save almost anyone 10’s to 100’s of dollars a month, 1000’s of dollars a year, would you want to tell someone?

I do.  And I do.

It may seem like common sense, and everyone knows these things, right?  Then why do you spend roughly 50% more on food every month than you should?

Oh!  OK.  I understand you’re not a coupon-clipper.  Neither am I.  But I still don’t spend more than I should on food each month.  And, I eat pr-e-t-t-y good.  There is no food inflation in my house.

If someone who is single and not responsible for buying their own food can save someone $65 a month just because they read this book then maybe someone who has a real monetary interest in having money to eat on can save a lot more.

Still don’t know what I’m talking about?  Take a gander to Buckets of Food For Pennies and while you’re there you might want to sign up for their newsletter.  If nothing else, it has a smashingly good cookie recipe that comes with the first-edition Welcome letter.   Who knows?  Maybe you’ll be riding around in a smartCar.  You know they don’t call them smartCars for nothing.

Patrick

Watching the Headlines: R-i-p-p-p

RIPPED! from the Headlines

Fuel Cells for the Smart Car? and The Euro and the US Stock Market

Two things that need to be noted that I noticed in the headlines

The first one MAY involve the future of the Smart Car.  Diamler just released to the media more pictures of fuel cells…  Hmm…  That’d be nice, huh?

The second one is the about the Euro and the market.  The European currency is expected to weaken against the dollar because “the downturn in the European economy is expected to turn out to be worse than that of the U.S.”    Maybe the people, read Bush Admininstration and Associates, have it right that they are for a strong dollar but against “temporary” fixes like Japan did more than a decade ago and to some degree still doing.

Make note if you’re in stock market, expect to be in the stock market, short in the stock market, or anything inbetween.  What do you think this means?  Hint, hint?

Patrick Lalande

Recession: Loose Ships Sinks Lips

Cruise Ship Analogy pretty, pretty close.

I was asked when I first posted on the “coming” recession why I chose a cruise ship to represent the economy.  I think it fits.

https://datafox.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=27

I was asked why the last one I wrote sounded like I gave up trying to explain where the economy is going.  I think that fits as well.

Back in March when the DOW was last below the 12,000 mark it carved out a pretty sharp V.  I heard one stock  market pundit on TV say that while we weren’t looking the market bottomed.  Many people expressed that same philosophy since then but I haven’t heard them say that today. 

I had to laugh.  The market won’t hit a true bottom until everyone, important enough to say that again, EVERYONE, gives up on it.  They call that capitulation. 

You’ll see it if you watch the headlines.  I haven’t seen it yet.  As of close as the beginning of this week I saw a chart saying that the economy really wasn’t as bad as people thought.  That chart and article was the proof that the bottom wasn’t 11,600(+-) that I was hearing.  The Loose ship syndrome.

Today the Dow closed at 11,453. 

I can truly tell anyone interested that the headlines don’t lie.  Sometimes they just don’t tell the truth.  Its the loose lips syndrome.

For any others that just won’t listen?  It’s the Loose Ships Sinking Lips syndrome.

Remember this one when I again point out TIPS and MyCustomDictionary as being the next big thing in web marketing. 

Patrick Lalande 

Smart Car Vending Machine

I was wondering when this would happen.

So you don’t want to wait a year and a half for your Smart Car?   From Japan, someone is thinking of you.  The Smart Car vending machine. 

http://www.kilian-nakamura.com/blog-english/index.php/smart-vendor-car-vending-machine-in-shibuya/

Patrick