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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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

TIP iPhone Press Releases or TIPR has a twist

TIP iPhone Press Releases or TIPR has a twist

“TIP iPhone Press Releases” or” TIPR” has a twist that really makes for an interesting application. It’s based on the technology I told you all about in “A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity“.  It allows iPhone users t enter ANY domain into a souce field and the the story is re-TIP’d to search the domain name the user has entered.

If you use an iphone to view any websites for news then this may be the best app you could ask for to save you time and expand your search-gathering capabilities. 

You can check out Apple.com to read more details.

For the software developer/web developer, I urge you to read “A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity” again. 

Even the “VC” firms are starting to take notice. Remember a little thing called Alta Vista or one that came later named Google? Are you listening, investors? 

Getting back to the app, did anyone happen to upon Killer Tech Tips’ post about Thiings you didn’t know about the New York Times?  If you didn’t you might want to read it.  It sounds a lot like TIPS but just for their site.  Hmmm…

Patrick

Trials and tribulations of the early tech adapter

Early Adapters/Early Pioneers – The laws vs human nature

Patrick Lalande on WordPress

In today’s capitalist society, some early adapters of today’s cutting edge technologies could be compared with early pioneers.  Rather than trudging across some unexplored far-distant tundra, they are navigating the unknown economics of solar power, wind power, and fuel cells.   Instead of facing the dangers of ferocious meat-eating animals and braving the harshness of an unknown climate these people face economic uncertainties and big government.  Back then, it was human nature that pressed them on just as today’s early tech adapters?  What forces will win?  Human nature or our laws?

Fuel cells make power for homes in Japan  makes the case for the difficulties and doubt that early adapters have but also states a case for integration of these types of technologies into our daily lives. 

The benefits expand past the economics as far-reaching and different as global warming and ego with bragging rights.  Those benefits also include better educating of future generations.  

When we of the current generation engage our fellow citizens in the enabling of emerging technologies we should not forget to analyze the roadblocks that past generations have put in place.  Continue reading

Recession headline: Bears like sinking ships

Flotsam soon to be on beach 

Patrick Lalande on WordPress

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If you want to see the future just read the headlines

Are you getting anything out of this concept?

Every day brings us new headlines so that you and I can understand just where our ship is heading. 

Through the stock market, I have noticed our cruise ship passengers vacilating between the ticket counter and the lifeboats.  I, for one,  will be watching this drama unfold with morbid curiosity while my life vest is firmly secured around me.    

The latest headline was brought to us by Matt Krantz of USA TODAY’s Money section on Febraury 6th.

Nasdaq lumbers into bear market territory” is an interesting article but Matt finishes with this:

The fact the Nasdaq is off 20% is not necessarily a cause for alarm and is partly just noise, says Oliver Wiener, trader at BTIG. Still, having the Nasdaq in a bear market is a sign “there is a lot of stuff overhanging the markets that has yet to be resolved,” he says.

 I’m just reading headlines.

US Becomes energy exporter: No longer an Oil Importer?

Headline: Venture Capitalist sees Green in Fusion Tech  

  Patrick Lalande on WordPress

If you want to see the future just read the headlines.

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Put this in your files as Future Tech Fuel.  This isn’t a short-term headline but it’s getting close.  I’ve seen more and more veiled news releases that imply that Nuclear fusion is coming. 

I’ve also noted that there are fewer and fewer dissenters amongst the scientific crowd when these headlines appear.  That tells me something. * Continue reading