U.S. Federal Borrowing Machine

May 26, 2009

It was bound to occur. The overspending is catching up to us and now there is the threat that the rating for U.S. sovereign debt could be in jeopardy of losing its AAA status. (Although who really believes the rating agencies anymore?)

There is good news in the bad though… at least for the U.S. Federal Borrowing Machine. While North Korea’s resident lunatic is playing with matches, the world is running back to the dollar and buying up the safer U.S. treasuries as protection against megalomaniacs with a Napoleonic complex who happen to own a supply of military grade uranium.

It seems that is is the classic choice of “best of the worst”…

(TDIMG portfolios own ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) – Up 2.80% on the day and another .60% after hours)

Audio: Andrew guests on TheStreet.com’s Real Story

May 25, 2009

Andrew spent some time with Frank Curzio on his podcast The Real Story, last Thursday and discussed the massive dilution equity offerings and the concept of ‘Green shoots, Green ooze, and Green envy’.

Click the  below to listen in.



TDI Podcast 110: Footnoted and Guru Investing

May 25, 2009

Guests: John Reese the Guru Investor and Michelle Leder discuss how to be a better investor. We explore the unique characteristics of the guru investor and John shares many time-tested investment strategies. We then get into the nitty-gritty of corporate filings with Michelle to find out the real story about a company.


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Sunday Fun: Why is Leonardo of Piza so Important?

May 24, 2009

Watch the video explaining Fibonacci Retracements

You may have heard about Fibonacci, the man who discovered a set of numbers who that have a major affect on the market. So who is this  Fibonacci fellow, and why are his findings so important in the market place?

The mathematical findings by this thirteenth century Italian man has yielded a useful technical analysis tool which is used in technical analysis and by scientists in a large array of fields. Born Leonardo of Piza, he is better known in the trading community as Fibonacci. Fibonacci’s best known work is Liber Abaci which is generally credited as having introduced the Arabic number system which we use today.

Fibonacci introduced a number sequence in Liber Abaci which is said to be a reflection of human nature. The series is as follows: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 and on to infinity. The series is derived by adding each number to the previous. For example, 1+1=2 , 2+1=3, 3+2=5, 5+3=8, 8+5=13, and so on.

In the video below you will see the Fibonacci series mainly used for retracements and to show where support and resistance might come into the market. The video also addresses entering or adding onto a position by using the Fibonacci.

Watch this video to find out more in Fib Cycles

There is no need to register for this video and of course you can watch it with my compliments today.

Enjoy the video.

Reflection, and a Sneak Peek into Next Week

May 23, 2009

Let’s face it, the last two weeks have been relatively boring when compared to the sharp 30% market rally we saw from March 10 – May 8, 2009.  The market took a much needed breather this week in advance of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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