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

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.

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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

Budgets are Sexy – Serendipitious and So-o-o-o Cool

Budgets are Sexy – Serendipitious and So-o-o-o Cool

Do you believe in fate?  Do you read your horoscope and say, “Hey!  Right on.” or something to that effect? Do you carry a lucky charm or have a “favorite” outfit for a favorite activity you must wear? Perhaps you beieve in angels? 

I’m not superstitious. However, I do believe in serendipity.  Such was a meeting of J. Money and me.

When I wrote  “National Techmark, bibomedia and spam – What an Review!” I wasn’t looking for anyone to respond to my post.  I was just doing what comes naturally to me.  I was trying to help others by writing about the incident.  J. Money wrote one of the comments.  This was the serendipity I mentioned.

I have visited his blog several times and found that it dovetails nicely with another project I’m working on.  More on that later. Right now, let me tell you about J. and his blog. 

 It was a little young when he made his comment but it has grown to become something to be envied.  Here is one of the new generation’s rising stars.  I realize that this blogger has a lot to learn from this 20-something.  By his generation’s description I’m an old fart. 

Let me tell you about J. and his blog.    It is “Budgets are Sexy“.  I was impressed enough to list it in my blog roll.  J has a light, airy, personable style to his writing.  He’s blog is easy to read, yet informative.  It is speaks to the heart of the thing that I try to accomplish; help people help themselves. 

Do you spend money?  Do you have money questions?  Do you want to save money, or get out of debt?  Do you think that money is evil or that greed is uncool?  Budgets are Sexy and J’s collection of corresponding links will help set your mind straight.  

He has generously listed my “A Mind’s Diet” in his blog roll.  I didn’t ask him to do this but that goes back to that other project I have been working on.  I did put his up on mine.  That was something I do not do very lightly.  As you can observe I am very selective.  There were no strings attached to that action.  He and his blog is that good. 

Vist Budgets are Sexy today.  Right now!  Learn from Budgets are Sexy. Profit from Budgets are Sexy and thrive. It is your right and I dare to say, “You’ll never look at money the same way again”.

Patrick Lalande   

Next round of college prices moves will be …

How do they do it?

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In an opinion article from USAToday.com about colleges that are violating the trust of their students and graduates by steering those to financial institutions and programs that are not in their best interest, I read this line, 

In the near future, colleges now inundated with applicants will begin competing for a shrinking pool of high school seniors.

The thought struck me that the reason college pricing has climbed, on average over 10% a year since who knows when, because there are too many students that want to go to college.   In the future, will colleges justify price increases with the phrase “because college enrollments are declining…”?

What do you think the line will be to justify the next round of price increases?  Or will there be price decreases?

Patrick 

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity?

Who knew?

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  • Who knew that Wal-mart was going to be such a big name in the retail market?  Did you?
  • Who knew that a little company called Microsoft was going to change the world?  Did you?
  • Who knew that the horse-less carriage, or Democracy, or the Internet would be as big as it is today?  Did you?

Wouldn’t you have loved a little notice of domain names or the telephone companies, or any other opportunity that would allow you to retire rich?  Wouldn’t have like to have bought Microsoft, or Google, or Yahoo before the “Big Boys” drove the prices up?  Wouldn’t you have loved a little notice that you would be using the Internet browser before the Internet became so commercial?

Things tend to grow quite rapidly in today’s world.  I had my chances.  I could have bought Microsoft for $10 dollars a share (equivalent to 50 cents today).  I could have bought Google for $85 dollars on its opening day.  I was ahead of the domain name growth but only told my friends, and didn’t invest for myself.  I could have bought Starbucks when they only had 160 stores.  I coulda, woulda, shoulda.  This isn’t a whine.  IT IS A WARNING!

There is a a little-known technology with a very, under-assuming name that you need to know about.  As a disclaimer, I hereby notify you that my brother has created it. 

So those that are suspicious, leave now.  Don’t read any further.  Continue reading