Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Have A Great Wednesday

work by American artist Sarah Goodrich 1788-1853 - 'Beauty Revealed'

The Onion - Man Hates Being Put In Position Where He Has To Think, Feel, Or Act

Maddow - Leakers Go Public With Secret Service Chaos

TRNN - Acute Economic Inequality Underlies 'Occupy Central' Protests In Hong Kong

The Drought

The ISIS War

Global Warming - 2013 Heat Waves

Chomsky On Corporate Interests

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. It is 61 degrees and overcast here in the Upper Hudson Valley. Rain is expected. Welcome to October, by the end of the month the darkness will be very apparent as will the witches and goblins. The main headline on CNN this morning - a person is now diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, this is the first such case in America. Hmm. This could get tricky but the medical system in the USA does have its advantages.

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

  Apparently manufacturing in the Eurozone is contracting and this along with the democratic protests in Hong Kong are putting caution into today's opening. Regardless, October is here and the bevy of third quarter reports are soon to follow. As always the reports indicate the health of the corporate world, the fundamental driver of all global economic activity.

CNN: Stocks: 5 things to know before the open
Manufacturing in the eurozone has stalled, and is now contracting in Germany, the region's biggest economy...

Sande Music

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Have A Great Tuesday

This is one of my recent 'Fowl' paintings that a friend now owns and just had framed. It's roughly 4 feet wide to give you a sense of the dimensions. It's interesting seeing your work formally outfitted.

The Onion - Study Finds Mass Extinction Could Free Up Billions Of Dollars In Conservation Funding By 2024

Maddow - Shocking Security Lapses Imperil First Family

TRNN - Underestimating ISIS: An Indictment Of Decades Of Failed US Policy In The Middle East

The Drought

California Goes Reuseable

Global Warming - Australia Is Roasting

Nothing Artificial Please

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. It is 59 degrees and sunny here in the Upper Hudson Valley. We might get rain today. We see where the people of Hong Kong are demanding more democracy. Good for them, good for the world, good for all of us. On a lighter and smaller note, today the NY Knicks begin their actual team workouts for the upcoming basketball season. I will be looking at the tapes in slow motion, it's a lot of fun for me. Truth is I don't like football at all, I'm lukewarm on baseball, never even tried to understand hockey, but basketball, now there's a sport.

  At 8:00 a.m. ET futures are moderately higher and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open higher.

  Hard to believe but today will be the last trading day in September. We are moving into October, how time flies. Regardless, October will also bring third quarter corporate results and a new wave of data that will effect an otherwise slightly sagging market. Today investors will also be looking at housing prices and my favorite - consumer confidence. Let me ask you quite directly - are you consumer confident? I'm not so confident, I'm stuck with hospital bills galore.

CNN: Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
Hong Kong's main stock market index, the Hang Seng, kept falling Tuesday as large pro-democracy protests show no signs of abating.