January 22, 2012
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January 8, 2012
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October 1, 2011
Some of the more interesting and important items for October 1st :
- Delicious Responds to Longtime Users Angry About Its Redesign – Liz Gannes – Social – AllThingsD – The social bookmarking service Delicious, now owned by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen’s AVOS, this week relaunched with some new features — and according to its existing users, too few of the old ones. And they seem to have pretty good cause for complaint.
- Are Zynga’s Second-Quarter Results Anything to Worry About? – Tricia Duryee – Commerce – AllThingsD – In the second quarter, Zynga said its “bookings,” which are sales recorded during the same three-month period, dipped 4 percent. Additionally, it said three million fewer people played their games on a daily basis than in the previous quarter.
- Here’s to Simpler Times – Barrons.com – Remember those simpler times in the markets, a couple of weeks or a month ago, when investors' sole day-to-day focus was on whether the officials of 17 European Union nations could begin speaking the common language of steroidal money-printing to bandage a gaping wound in the banking system?
- Stocks dive for worst quarter since crisis – NewsWatch – MarketWatch – European stock markets drop sharply, leaving the main European index with a quarterly loss of 17% as banks, car makers and luxury-goods companies all fall. See full story.
- Bond fund investors waltz to Fed’s Twist – Weekend Investor – MarketWatch – CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — It was a history-making third quarter in financial markets, which were routinely rocked by volatile events that renewed investor demand for the relative security of bond funds.
- Gas Prices are not going down – The U.S. benchmark oil price, which is determined by trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, or Nymex, has tumbled by almost a third since April. That raised expectations for gasoline prices to drop just as quickly at the pump.
- In Greece, Barter Networks Surge – NYTimes.com – Mr. Mavridis is a co-founder of a growing network here in Volos that uses a so-called Local Alternative Unit, or TEM in Greek, to exchange goods and services — language classes, baby-sitting, computer support, home-cooked meals — and to receive discounts at some local businesses.
September 25, 2011
Some of the more interesting and important items for September 25th :
- U.S. Presses Europe to Stop Spread of Greek Debt Crisis – NYTimes.com – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, increasingly alarmed by the spillover effects of Europe’s financial crisis, has begun an intensive lobbying campaign to persuade Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and other leaders to ramp up efforts to stem any contagion from the debt crisis in Greece.
- Scientists Say Atlas Is Wrong on Greenland’s Glaciers – NYTimes.com – “Fiasco” was the word chosen by one scientist in an e-mail to the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., alerting his colleagues to erroneous claims made by the publishers of the atlas (whose name derives from The Times of London) about the speed at which Greenland’s glaciers are melting.
- Chancellor George Osborne Says Debt Crisis ‘Has Entered Dangerous Phase’ | Politics | Sky News – George Osborne has told Sky News the global debt crisis has "entered a dangerous phase" but nations have "taken a step towards resolving it".
- The Surprising Advice From Advisers – Real-Time Advice – SmartMoney – Surveys show that a growing number of advisers and planners are dealing with market calamities differently than in the past, telling clients they can’t simply “buy and hold” stocks for years anymore and must make regular tweaks to their portfolios when the markets swing wildly.
- Small Donors Are Slow to Return to the Obama Fold – NYTimes.com – In recent months, the frustration and disillusionment that have dragged down Mr. Obama’s approval ratings have crept into the ranks of his vaunted small-donor army, underscoring the challenges he faces as he seeks to rekindle grass-roots enthusiasm for his re-election bid.
- Video – Market Activity and Economic Uncertainty Evoke Memories of the 1930s – Barrons.com – Amid this week's volatile market activity and over economic uncertainty, are we seeing a replay of the 1930s. MarketWatch columnist Mark Hulbert explains.
- Equity Markets in the Twilight Zone – Barrons.com – For the short term, the standard ways of navigating the equity markets may not offer much help. The main question: Is this a retest or a relapse?
- The day Steve Jobs saved Apple – John Shinal’s Tech Investor – MarketWatch – SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Sometimes it’s hard to fathom just what Steve Jobs has done at Apple Inc. during the 14 years since he rejoined the company as chief executive. You could call it remarkable, but would come up short.
- IMF tries to coax markets off ledge – MarketWatch – WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Global economic policy-makers, gathered Saturday for the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund, tried to sound united and engaged in their latest effort to assuage financial market concerns about European sovereign debt and the region’s fragile banks.
- S&P Cuts Italy Rating on Weak Growth Outlook – Bloomberg – Italy’s credit rating was cut by Standard & Poor’s on concern that weakening economic growth and a “fragile” government mean the nation won’t be able to reduce the euro-region’s second-largest debt burden.
September 24, 2011
Some of the more interesting and important items for September 24th :
- S&P Cuts Italy Rating on Weak Growth Outlook – Bloomberg –
- The Intelligent Investor: Think Twice Before You Buy on the Dips – WSJ.com – Sure, it makes intuitive sense. The whole point of investing, after all, is to buy low and sell high. When prices take a sudden drop, the market gives you an immediate opportunity to buy low. Why not take it?