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

 

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Its too late for us. Save yourself!

One more chance to save yourself

PATRICK LALANDE ON WORDPRESS

It’s been a long time coming.  On the news that the Federal government is backing the the economy with 100% aggression the stock market boomed. Up 400+ points yesterday (3/18) and currently (delayed price) up another 54. Gold plunged, financial stocks popped, and optimism has re-entered the dance. 

Yesterday was a nice sunny day here where I live. Through observation, it seemed that the weather couldn’t wait for spring and decided that it would give us a preview.  And then the Feds cute their interest rate by 3/4 of a point.  Hugh. HUGH!  How hugh?  That cut amounts to a 25%.  You didn’t get that on your credit card interest. I’d say that the big boys have a new big toy.  No, not a new maserati or a new corporate jet.  Not the new, 10,000 sq. ft. summer house that they live in for 6 weeks a year.  Not the physical trapping of wealth that you might think.  No.  Not those.  I’m talking about the game piece the financial crisis threatened to take away from them.  I’m talking BIG!  I’m talking the Federal government and the American economy. Continue reading

People lie. Prices don’t.

Recession mystery deepens, Plot thickens, Clues in Headlines 

PATRICK LALANDE ON WORDPRESS

Hey! NOT JUST  a heads-up for the market watchers.  

After the DOW dropped 155 points yesterday somebody might think that today could be a dead-cat bounce sort of day.

Here is something to think about.  Of the two headlines I read today, I get suspicious.  Continue reading

Jim, I’m listening to your headlines

A Better understanding of what’s next

  Patrick Lalande on WordPress 

I do a lot of research through my understanding of what news headlines tell us.  A lot of times, I come across articles that are so well written that I would wish everyone read them. 

Jim Jubak, “the Web’s most-read investing writer”,  as defined by the editors of MSN Money, has recently posted just an article in his “Jubak’s Journal” titled Where the bear will bite hardest“.  Continue reading

Recession – Tickets Anyone?

Patrick Lalande on WordPress

Headlines don’t lie.   I just know what I see. 

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In Interest rates drop – Recession dead ahead I wrote about the short to intermediate term of the stock market and the economy.  I wrote about the stock market and the economy and how perceptions might make us, the investors and consumers, act.  Below is a small excerpt: 

“…Suddenly, the Feds cut interest rates.  By casual observance, everything calms down.  The wind stops its howling.  The waves smooth off.  The silence gets loud!  We are saved!  We want to start making reservations for the return trip (buy stocks) while the price of the room (stock price) is low…”

In Recession dead ahead – FULL REVERSE ENGINES! I wrote;

“…what is happening today, 1-24-08, I’d say that the captain just realized that we were still heading towards the rocks and ordered “FULL-REVERSE ENGINES!”…  Continue reading

inventRight co-founder Surprises!

inventRight Founder offers a surprising value to Inventors

Patrick Lalande on WordPress

inventRight co-founder Andrew Krauss  inventRight Co-founder Andrew Krauss

At one time or another, most of us has said  things like “Someone should invent that.” or “I wonder why (___fill in the blank product___) never made it to market.”  And one of my favorites; “I’m stuck. I have this idea but where do I go from here?”

Recently, these questions were rattling through my head when I was introduced to Andrew Krauss, co-founder, along with Stephen Keyes, of inventRight.com.  I was very impressed.  Consider the re-print of the e-mail below as a testimonial of my experience.  I just sent it to Andrew and I can’t think of anyone who I have dealt with in my business career that deserves it more. 

Dear Andrew,
Thank you so much for your suggestions on my project. 
It was not unusual to receive an invitation to a tele-seminar after signing up for an e-mail list.  What did surprise me is that I felt there was no sales pitch at any time during the hour I listened.  What came through was a very sincere desire to help those that attended. 
Even more unusual was that you offered attendees the chance to call and speak directly one-on-one with you, if they had any questions that were not answered during the tele-seminar.
I called the next day and was flabbergasted to hear you pick up your own phone.  No answering service, no run-around; nothing but a concerned, understanding voice who spoke to me as if he knew what I needed.
The suggestions you gave me, even before you found out that I wasn’t a paying customer, was the best advertisement you could have offered, but you enhanced that feeling when you continued to answer my questions. 
Thank you for being such a fresh, honest, trumpeter of the common man.  I will emphatically recommend you, your products, and services to anyone who has the need.  inventRight.com and Andrew Krauss, where honesty meets integrity. 
Sincerely,
Patrick Lalande

I will post here to inform you, my readers, my project’s progress.  So if you are interested in following along, please feel free to make use the RSS feed and the invention tag.    

Patrick