Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Have A Great Tuesday

work by Isaac Cordal

The Onion - Police Satisfied After Drunk Man Assures Them There’s No Problem

Maddow - World’s Eyes On ISIS, Syria After Airstrikes

TRNN - The Climate Crisis: Which Way Out?

The Drought

The Desert Sun: California drought likely to persist or intensify
"By definition, it can't get worse..."

The New Old War

Global Warming - The Rockefellers To Divest

The Predators

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. It is 52 degrees and sunny here in the Upper Hudson Valley. Sunshine is predicted right through the weekend with Sunday being the hottest and sunniest day of the week. The US and allies have struck ISIS in Syria along with an al Qaeda cell also in Syria. Can you imagine being on the ground when a bombing strike like that occurs, pure horror. ISIS has certainly earned our contempt with its brutality, yet I am certain that we will be hearing about Islamic fundamentalists causing havoc around the globe for the rest of our lives. This is not going away anytime soon.

  At 8:45 a.m. ET futures are moderately lower and the price of oil per barrel is higher. The market is poised to open lower.

  Have you noticed a decrease in the price of gas? We are in a lower gas price period, relatively speaking of course. We have a new global crisis playing out more intensely with the bombing inside Syria. This is partly rattling world markets as war is disruptive to ordinary economic activity. Yet one must assume that the global market for warring is percolating along just fine. Either way the market is in a bit of a slump.

CNN: Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
Investors are considering the implications of new rules from the U.S. Treasury that will make it harder for U.S. companies to reduce their tax bills by merging with foreign firms and moving abroad.

Sande Music

Monday, September 22, 2014

Have A Great Monday

work by Isaac Cordal

The Onion - Johnson & Johnson Hoping Brand Won’t Be Tarnished If They Dip Into Lethal Injection Game

TRNN - World Leaders To Emit Promises Of Hot Air At UN Climate Summit

TRNN - Voices From The Historic 300,000+ Strong 'People's Climate March'

The Drought

The New Old War

Global Warming - Emma Thompson Makes The Point

Giant

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. It is 59 degrees and sunny here in the Upper Hudson Valley. I hope you had a good restful weekend. It looks like the first week of Autumn is going to be sunny and moderately warm. That is a nice beginning to the Fall Season. Some of the trees have already slightly begun to change color. The super cold vortex that was supposed to hit us at the end of September did not show up. Enjoy these beautiful and now more rare type of days as nature points us towards December.

  At 8:45 a.m. ET futures are modestly lower and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open lower.

  It appears we are back to not so great enthusiasm now that the major IPO of last week has come and gone. Don't expect a whole lot until we get into the third quarter earnings season in October or until another disastrous world event shakes the globe.

CNN: Stocks: 5 things to know before the open
Hundreds of environmental activists plan to "flood" Wall Street on Monday to protest the role Big Business plays in climate change.

The latest monthly data on existing U.S. home sales will be released Monday at 10 a.m. ET.