Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Have A Great Tuesday

work by Jean Dupas - French artist 1882 - 1964

The Onion - After Careful Thought, Teen Applies To College Where Family Donated Building

Maddow - Late ‘Churn’ In Voting Rules Sows Confusion

TRNN - Study Finds Sea Levels Rising At An Unprecedented Rate

The Drought

The article gets into one of the multitude of ways that the drought is affecting the California economy.

NBC News: 'Drought' Beer: California Breweries Hit a Dry Spell

The ISIS War

Global Warming - US Oil Exports

Ebola Misinformation

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. It is 48 degrees and rainy here in the Upper Hudson Valley. Rain is expected throughout the week and that's a bummer for me because I have to do exterior work on the house. The activity level in the neighborhood is really picking up as people rush to get last minute work done to their houses before the snow flies. We see that Oscar Pistorius got 5 years for murdering his girlfriend. Seems pretty light to me, he can ask for parole in 10 months. That whole case seemed at best terribly sketchy and suspicious.

  At 7:50 am. ET futures are moderately higher and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open higher.

  Allegedly some of the recent fear factors that have added to the recent market correction have for the time being slightly subsided. Emotion and especially fear play a large part in market activity. One suspects that the onslaught of third quarter corporate reports will be quite a bit to parse. The latest quarter Chinese GDP is being reported to show slower growth than anytime in the last 5 years, this could be a different mine field all together. The market has a lot to balance but today looks like there might be a stronger opening.

CNN: Stocks: 6 things to know before the open
Concerns about a slowing global economy, deflation in Europe, spreading Ebola and Federal Reserve policy all contributed to concern and erratic trading in the markets over the past few days.

Sande Music

Monday, October 20, 2014

Have A Great Monday

work by Jean Dupas - French artist 1882 - 1964

The Onion - New Carpet Cleaner Safe For Pets That Were Meant To Go On Living

TRNN - U.S. Border Patrol Influence Expands Down To Mexican Southern Border

The Drought

The ISIS War

Global Warming - Australia

The Most Crippling Disease Of All

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. It is a crisp 40 degrees and sunny here in the Upper Hudson Valley. Fall is really here, the leaves are raining down, and the colors are wonderful. I hope you had a good weekend. I spent the weekend working on this old house. I have to get a wall rebuilt by Friday when the plumber comes to do his thing. I really got a good chunk of work done but there's plenty more to do this week including a materials delivery today. My next vision is living in an apartment where I don't have to do anything!

  At 9:00 a.m. ET futures are moderately lower and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open lower.

  Well, what can we say, is the correction over? Who knows, but the morning is not looking too strong at all. Notice that the price of oil is up a small amount and oil's recent last few week price decline parallels the correction as it were. As it is third quarter corporate report period maybe the fundamentals of the US economy will start taking a more prominent position.

CNN: Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
Apple, IBM, and Chipotle will report quarterly results at the close.

European markets are all declining in early trading after a slew of major European firms reported disappointing earnings.