Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Have A Great Wednesday

work by Frederic Edwin Church

The Onion - New Anti-Abortion Legislation Requires Doctors To Scale 18-Foot Wall Surrounding Clinic

Maddow - Plane Crash Exacerbates Russian Isolation

TRNN - Police Brutality And The Failure Of Liberal Democrats

The Drought

Christie Watch

Global Warming - Who Are The Deniers

Food Control

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. It is 74 degrees and hazy sunny here in the Upper Hudson Valley. There is a chance of thunderstorms later today.

  At 8:30 a.m. ET futures are slightly higher and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open higher.

  At this instant investors are focused on second quarter earnings reports. So far the majority of reports have beaten expectations and as a result we are seeing record highs in the DOW. At the moment that momentum will continue into today's opening bell but with world events intruding into the investment field of play  in the last week especially, who knows what calamity could change this focus.

CNN: Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
"It's a market that's shifted its focus over the last 24 hours back to earnings."

...70% of companies have so far beat expectations on earnings and revenue. He said that normally only 58% of companies beat on revenue.

Sande Music

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Who Makes The Rockets

I've been wondering who is supplying Hamas with rockets. My thought was, why doesn't Israel and the USA simply offer the suppliers a lot more money and in this way derail the entire supply chain. In my opinion that would be well spent tax dollars. Turns out Hamas is now manufacturing it's own weapons.

Reuters: Analysis-Hamas homemade rocket industry bypasses crumbling supply lines
"(The armed groups) have unveiled new rockets and launchers that they have made themselves: a development that makes the militants less dependent on rockets that are smuggled into the Gaza Strip to threaten Israel's main population centres," according to Jane's Intelligence, a London-based consultancy.

'When A Baby Elephant Sees The Sea For The First Time'

Have A Great Tuesday

work by Frederic Edwin Church

The Onion - Man’s Anxiety Not About To Let Depression Muscle In On Turf

TRNN - 'We Are Going Through Hell' - Report From Gaza

The Drought

Christie Watch

Global Warming - Record Heat In June

Natural Selection

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. It is 70 degrees and sunny here in the Upper Hudson Valley. Thunderstorms are predicted for sometime later today. I listened to Obama yesterday as he spoke about the downed airliner in the Ukraine. I thought he got all the major points across. What a pointless tragedy, the guilty parties need to be put away in prison for the rest of their sadistic lives far removed from reasonable society.

  At 8:30 a.m. ET futures are modestly higher and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open higher.

  As far as I can see second quarter results have been at or above expectations but the indexes have not moved much due to the "tensions" in the world. This morning it is corporate results that are taking the lead and propping up futures. One can never predict if this will hold through the day but if more results come in above expectations, well then it could turn markets in the positive direction through to closing. What can we say it is a volatile period with the Ukraine and the Middle East boiling. Throw something else unexpected into that mix and you get the idea.

CNN: Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
Shares in Chipotle were surging by roughly 10% in premarket trading after the fast-food chain posted earnings that beat expectations.

... tensions in Ukraine appeared to ease slightly.