Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Have A Great Wednesday

work by Donald Baechler

The Onion - Family Lets Cars Come Inside House During Snowstorm

Maddow - Courting Big Money Key As GOP 2016 Field Takes Shape

TRNN - Marxist Economists, Academics And Philosophers Sworn In To The Greek Cabinet

The Drought

The Storm

Global Warming - Andes Glaciers

Sustainable Happiness

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. It is 12 degrees and cloudy with a little bit of sunshine here in the Upper Hudson Valley. It looks like we are in for a week of real Winter, lots of deep cold and some more snow. We survived Juno just fine. I'm guessing we got about 6 inches of snow and the roads are just fine. Now it's a matter of dressing with lots of layers because it is cold out there.

  At 9:00 a.m. ET futures are slightly higher and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open higher.

  Man do we wish we bought shares of Apple way back in 2008 when the price of one share was below $100. I do not have the exact number but that share would be worth approximately $1,000 give or take right now - not bad, not bad at all. It is corporate report time and on top of that the Fed is issuing a statement - it's open season.

CNN: Stocks: 5 things to know before the open
Shares in Apple are expected to jump at the open after the company posted the biggest profit in corporate history in the last quarter, when it sold 74.5 million iPhones.

The Fed is concluding its two-day meeting Wednesday and investors will be parsing through the Fed's new statement to guess when the central bank may be ready to raise interest rates.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Daily Show - Sarah Is Incoherent

Have A Great Tuesday

work by Donald Baechler

The Onion - NYC Mayor: ‘Reconcile Yourselves With Your God, For All Will Perish In The Tempest’

TRNN - New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Swearing-In To Fight Austerity

The Drought

Juno Pounds New England, Only Touches NYC

Global Warming - The Storm

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You know, it's overcast here, it's cold, we were expecting Armageddon, why not...

AlterNet: 10 of the Weirdest Sex Toys for Women - Artificial hymen, anyone? By Carrie Weisman

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. It is 14 degrees, overcast, and very very lightly snowing here in the Upper Hudson Valley. The weather report has modified it's forecast for this area and right now we are expected to get only 2 to 6 inches of snow today. That's down quite a bit from the 8 to 14 inches we were expecting. What can we say, we dodged the bullet. Apparently Boston is getting pounded but NYC missed the bulk of Juno. I woke up expecting to see a wall of white stuff and low and behold, nada.

  At 9:00 a.m. ET futures are significantly lower and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to tank at the opening bell.

  Allegedly it is corporate results or should we say disappointing corporate results that are dragging on the market today. There is a boatload of results coming up today and after the closing bell, let's see what happens. Either way, the waves have gotten a lot choppier.

CNN: Stocks: 5 things to know before the open
...traders express disappointment over some quarterly results.