Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Now This Is Going To Really Help...

Troops Arrive

Colbert - Earth Day

Have A Great Wednesday

work by Mark Manders

The Borowitz Report - Supreme Court Calls Lying By Politicians An Expression Of Their Religion

Maddow - Bad Guys Get Lawyers, Too

TRNN - Assessing The U.S. Environmental Movement On Earth Day 2014

The Drought

Christie Watch

Global Warming - The Clueless

The Hill: Poll: 1 in 4 skeptical of global warming
The majority of skeptics are 50 years or older and tend to identify as Republican.

New Rules

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. It is 43 degrees and rainy here in Upstate NY. Looks like the rain continues through the day. One thing we can say for this present time is that Upstate NY has plenty of water. As global warming intensifies and alters the weather patterns and temperatures around the globe, this area might sneak by on the issue of water. Water of course will become the critical substance over which many people will experience great suffering. This is already occurring.

  At 8:30 a.m. ET futures are flat and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poisd to open in the flat to lower area.

  Investors will continue to see a bevy of first quarter corporate reports and today the emphasis is on tech corporations. Tuesday was a day of gains and so far reports have been good enough to keep the DOW in a lofty area. Business is good, better than anticipated.

CNN: Stocks: Waiting for big tech earnings
In economic news, the Census Bureau will release new home sales numbers from March at 10 a.m. ET.

Sande Music

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

'Bundyfest'

Have A Good Tuesday

work by Mark Manders

The Onion - Report: Average American Consuming 4 Ounces Of Cheese Right Now

The Daily Show - Hannity Has Made Beck The Voice Of Reason

Maddow - Conservative Groups Push Against Solar Energy

TRNN - CBO Report Confirms U.S. Deficit Back To Normal Level

The Drought

Christie Watch

Global Warming - Delaying Keystone

Economic Inequality

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. It is 54 degrees and overcast here in Upstate NY. I am seeing more of the early Spring yellow blooms now, the forsythia is out. There's still a lot of brown in the landscape and that will stay until we start getting some of the tree leaves. It's coming, that beautiful green lush part of year. We earned it this year.

  At 8:30 a.m. ET futures are flat and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open in the flat area.

  Investors will be parsing lots of first quarter corporate reports today with an added emphasis on Big Pharma - better living through chemistry. So far the DOW is remaining fluffy and buoyant, equities are still strong. On a simple sort of calculation, someone who had properly invested $10 in stocks at the bottom of the recession would now have roughly $40. That's quite a gain over a 5 to 6 year period of time. On the other hand with the market presently at an all time high, one wonders how that investment would turn out if made now and that's why there are financial advisers out there to help sort that through.

CNN: Stocks: Pharma, earnings in the spotlight
Wall Street has a big day of company results.

On the economic front, existing home sales numbers from March will come out at 10 a.m. ET.