Monday, December 31, 2007

Inside Apple Stores, a Certain Aura Enchants the Faithful


It was 2 o’clock in the morning but in the subterranean retailing mecca in Midtown Manhattan, otherwise known as the Apple store, it might as well have been midafternoon.

Late one night shortly before Christmas, parents pushed strollers and tourists straight off the plane mingled with nocturnal New Yorkers, clicking through iPod playlists, cruising the Internet on MacBooks, and touch-padding their way around iPhones.

And through the night, cheerful sales staff stayed busy, ringing up customers at the main checkout counter and on hand-held devices in an uninterrupted stream of brick-and-mortar commerce.


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WallStrip Video: 12-31-07 Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)





There’s only one way to find out how Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is doing so well: strap yourself in to a Cat.

New Year Gift for you !!

Hi,
Here is a book I really like and hope that this book will prove valuable to you also. It is a free PDF e-book. "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill.

LINK:
[ Right Click and select "Save as" and save the file. It is an Adobe PDF file]

Right Click here and save the file

Happy New Year !!

EnJOY,
SanJOY

Friday, December 28, 2007

2007 marked by historic housing slump




Dec. 28 - 2007 witnessed the worst U.S. housing slump in sixteen years -- triggering $80 billion in writedowns. It wasn't just a slow housing market that negatively impacted financial markets this year-- it was also a meltdown in the sub-prime mortgage market-- that forced more than 200 major U.S. lending operations to drastically cut back their staffs, file for bankruptcy or close their doors completely. Jon Decker reports reuters video

Markets muted as housing looms





Dec. 28 - New home sales fell to their lowest level in twelve years, and sent investors fleeing to the safety to U.S. treasuries. The Dow added 6.26 points, finishing at 13,365.87. The S&P 500 gained 2.12 points, closing at 1,478.49. The Nasdaq shed 2.33 points, finishing at 2,674.46. Diane King reports from New York. REUTERS VIDEO

Wall Street bonus breakdown




Dec. 27 - Bonuses this year were the victims of the subprime market, and the pain was widespread. With the exception of Goldman Sachs, Wall Street had a tough year, and the bonuses reflected that. Bobbi Rebell reports REUTERS VIDEO

12-28-07 Cynosure, Inc. (CYNO)




Cynosure, Inc. (CYNO) can burn your fat and stretch your skin and have you back to work in no time.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

U.S. Stocks hold steady




Dec. 26 - U.S. Stocks were little changed, but retail stocks hit a bump on the back of a warning from Target about December same-store sales. The Dow added on 2.36 points to close at 13,551.69
The S&P 500 added 1.21 points to close at 1,497.66
The Nasdaq gained 10.91 points to close at 2,724.41
Diane King reports from New York.REUTERS VIDEO

2007: The subprime meltdown





Dec. 26 - After years of massive credit expansion, the debt industry snapped -- taking down major Wall Street figures and hitting corporations with initial loss estimates in the tens of billions. Investors from Wall St to Main St. were left wondering how it all happened. In the prior six years interest rates were historically low and the housing market was booming. The home mortgage industry doled out loans to subprime or more risky borrowers. Loans with loose terms like no-money down or incredibly low teaser rates. Jeanne Yurman reports.REUTERS VIDEO


Monday, December 24, 2007

GI saves Iraqi boy in long-shot adoption

Hi,


This post is not about Finance or stock markets.

But then, Life is not just about Finance and Stockmarkets !!

Wish You ALL a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

EnJOY,
SanJOY



Capt. Scott Southworth knew he'd face violence, political strife and blistering heat when he was deployed to one of Baghdad's most dangerous areas. But he didn't expect Ala'a Eddeen.


Ala'a was 9 years old, strong of will but weak of body — he suffered from cerebral palsy and weighed just 55 pounds. He lived among about 20 kids with physical or mental disabilities at the Mother Teresa orphanage, under the care of nuns who preserved this small oasis in a dangerous place.


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One Laptop per child




Dec. 21 - A non-profit hopes to help children in impoverished countries by distributing low-cost computers. The first shipment of laptops is on its way to Uruguay and Peru. The foundation is running a special holiday program called "Give One Get One" until December 31. Manoush Zomorodi reports.REUTERS VIDEO

The year in stocks




Dec. 24 - U.S. stocks are eying their fifth straight up year despite wild volatility after a credit market crumble. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed with triple-digit moves over 70 times. That's almost 1 in every 3 trading days -- something not seen in at least five years, according to the fact checkers at Dow Jones Indexes.

Conway G. Gittens reports from New York. REUTERS VIDEO

Holiday cheer on Wall Street



Dec. 24 - The markets enjoyed a rally in a shortened pre-Christmas session, with financials helping to lift stocks. A new retail survey found stores that were most aggressive in their discounting were the big winners this holiday season, as shoppers paid close attention to prices.

Bobbi Rebell reports.REUTERS VIDEO

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Bear Flu: How It Spread

When the subprime mortgage market began to unravel late in 2006, global bond markets barely flinched.

But when two Bear Stearns (BSC) hedge funds collapsed in June, the event sparked a global credit crisis that has yet to ease.

New evidence sheds light on how those hedge funds—and their managers—became star players in the subprime bust, the biggest financial disaster in decades.

The revelations also show how other players in the mortgage market adopted the Bear funds' tactics, collectively building a financing structure with many of the hallmarks of a pyramid scheme.


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Lessons From The E*Trade Disaster



According to technical analysis, the price itself was telling you to stay away from this (at least, from the long side!). The best thing you can do if you did lose money on E*Trade (ETFC) is to learn from the experience and apply it to the next trade.


Ranges occur because people come to believe that above a certain price, a stock is too “expensive” and below one, too “cheap”. The longer a trading range remains, the more investors and traders become active participants. And the more participants, the more stop-losses which accumulate near the same obvious price points.


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Thursday, December 20, 2007

How Goldman won big on mortgage meltdown

The subprime-mortgage crisis has been a financial catastrophe for much of Wall Street. At Goldman Sachs Group Inc., thanks to a tiny group of traders, it has generated one of the biggest windfalls the securities industry has seen in years.

The group's big bet that securities backed by risky home loans would fall in value generated nearly $4 billion of profits during the year ended Nov. 30, according to people familiar with the firm's finances. Those gains erased $1.5 billion to $2 billion of mortgage-related losses elsewhere in the firm. On Tuesday, despite a terrible November and some of the worst market conditions in decades, analysts expect Goldman to report record net annual income of more than $11 billion.

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Hi-tech for the toddler set




Toddlers want to be just like mom and dad, and this year parents are buying kid friendly gadgets for the little ones.Reuters video

WallStrip Video:12-20-07 HAHA




Wallstrip brings you the first “STOK TIKR SING ALNG” (HAHA).

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Oscars week end seminar about Head and shoulders




An educational seminar about Head and Shoulders Pattern

PS:
Not related to DreamTai

WallStrip Video: 12-19-07 Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD)





Thanks to Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD), Wallstrippers don’t have to go a single day without baking soda or condoms.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Central Bank Gamble



Dec 13 - A new era for the Federal Reserve as it joins other Central Banks to stem global credit crisis.For Fed chief Ben Bernanke - now nearly two years into the job - the stakes are high.REUTERS VIDEO

Stocks trade lower on mixed data



Dec 13 - U.S. equities edge lower on surprisingly strong retail data and a big jump in wholesale prices. REUTERS VIDEO

Thursday, December 13, 2007

WallStrip Video: 12-13-07 Abaxis Inc. (ABAX)



Leslie the vampire helps Abaxis Inc. (ABAX) and Lindsay make a bloody good show.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

U.S. Fed provides bank-aid




The Fed will work with other central banks to create a temporary auction facility that banks can use to secure short term loans. Fred Katayama reports.REUTERS VIDEO

Roller coaster trading session




Stocks took dramatic swings in Wednesday's trading session, finally ending with modest gains. REUTERS VIDEO

WallStrip Video: 12-12-07 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)





One Johnson just isn’t enough for Lindsay. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Wall street declines as Feds cut rate




Dec. 11 - A big decline on Wall Street as the Fed cuts interest rates again, but less than some had expected. The US central bank cut interest rates for a third straight time -- lowering the fed funds rate another quarter point to four and a-quarter percent. Many on Wall Street had been betting that a half point cut would be what the economy needed to help it climb out of a housing slump and a sub-prime mortgage mess. REUTERS VIDEO

Fed Rate Cut Disappoints




Dec. 11 - In its final meeting of 2007, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for a third straight time. But Wall Street is saying "It's just not enough".REUTERS VIDEO

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

WallStrip Video: 12-11-07 Cepheid (CPHD)





Ring around the rosies, a pocketful of posies. Ashes, ashes, we all fall down. Cepheid (CPHD)

Monday, December 10, 2007

WallStrip Video:12-10-07 Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY)




Today, Wallstrip joins Lindsay on her most recent photography project. Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Fannie Mae could face more losses


(Fortune) -- Could Fannie Mae be the next large financial company to announce billions of dollars of market losses on bonds backed by distressed mortgages?

That certainly seems possible after the government-sponsored mortgage giant announced plans Tuesday to bolster capital by selling $7 billion of new stock and cut its dividend by 30%. In a statement Tuesday on the capital plan, Fannie Mae said it faced a range of mortgage-related losses, including market losses on the securities it holds



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11/02/07 Weekend Webinar - Outdated but Educational





Another Oscar web seminar..It is a bit outdated (November 2, 2007), still very educative.
Great job, Oscar!!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Wall Street quiet ahead of Fed




Dec. 7 - U.S. stocks barely moved on Friday as signs of a strong labor market offset consumer concerns and investors prepared for at least a quarter-point rate cut.The Dow rose 5 points to 13,625. The S&P 500 slipped 2 points to 1,504. The Nasdaq dipped 2 points to 2,706. Crude oil prices fell to close at $88.28 a barrel.REUTERS VIDEO

2008 investment outlook "cloudy" -analysts




Dec 7 - The investment horizon looks unclear, at least for the first half of 2008, as turmoil in the housing and credit markets threaten to offset a series of rate cuts.The Federal Reserve has signaled its willingness to rescue the economy, but can it rescue a five-year bull run in equities that is showing signs of fatigue? REUTERS VIDEO

WallStrip Video:12-7-07 Wallstrip Chat: Barry Ritholtz




Lindsay sits down with Barry Ritholtz, editor of The Big Picture and CEO of FusionIQ, to discuss how to fix the economy and why most free-market economists are communists in disguise.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

A Movie and Protesters Single Out Henry Kravis



Bells will be ringing, and carolers will be greeting the Upper East Side neighbors of Henry Kravis this morning.

It may be Christmastime, but the revelers are not there to embrace the holiday. They will be outside the apartment of Mr. Kravis, a founder of the buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, for a sidewalk screening of the first of a series of short films crusading against private equity firms. Passers-by can catch the film on high-technology sandwich boards being worn by protesters.

The movie, “The War on Greed, Starring the Homes of Henry Kravis,” is a tongue-in-cheek story — think “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” meets “Roger & Me” — detailing Mr. Kravis’s homes and lifestyle, juxtaposed against the homes and incomes of working families.


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Henry Kravis makes $57,000 PER HOUR. You pay more taxes.





http://warongreed.org/

Henry Kravis is a billionaire, the 57th richest person in America. He acquired this wealth by purchasing public companies with borrowed money. To pay off the debt, he cuts benefits at the company, sells its assets, and lays off employees.

This get-rich-quick scheme made him $450 million last year. Meanwhile, his tax rate is lower than teachers, firemen, nurses, even his own cleaning staff!

Yet everyday we hear another story, we live another experience, we see another example of the horrific economic pain our country is being devastated by.

It's time all of us started a WAR ON GREED. http://warongreed.org

WallStrip Video: 12-6-07 Arthrocare Corp. (ARTC)




Arthrocare Corp. (ARTC) sells some of the best medical devices around. It’s too bad they don’t lock them away better…

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Every Breath You Take :




Columbia Business School's Dean Glenn Hubbard sings about wanting Alan Greenspan's job that went instead to New Fed Chair Ben Bernanke.

Parody created by Columbia Business School students.

Short term trading with Oscar : 200 Days Average Line Webinar





Wow!! What a guy !! I really love Oscar's style of teaching, energy and enthusiasm.
Like the 200 days moving average, the 20 days and the 50 days moving averages are also really powerful.
That is why, we have the 50 days and the 20 days moving average in DreamTai as a filter. If the stock price is above the 50 day moving average and the 20 day moving average lines (The blue line and the pink line) then it is in an up trend.


Oscar is a short term professional trader. He is not related to DreamTai. You can find his web site at http://www.LIVEWITHOSCAR.COM

Stocks climb as recession fears ease



Dec 5 - Wall Street snapped two-days of selling with a strong force as strong signs from the labor market soothed worries the U.S. economy is slipping into a recession.
REUTERS VIDEO

Clinton: Wall St. must share blame




Dec 5 - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Wall Street was partly to blame for the subprime mortgage mess.Sen. Clinton of New York urged the investment community to back a five-year freeze on resets of interest rates on subprime home loans.

Fred Katayama reports from the NASDAQ Marketsite in New York. Reuters video

WallStrip Video:12-5-07 Google Inc. (GOOG)




How do you get to Google’s campus in California? Innovate, innovate, innovate. Google Inc. (GOOG)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Use ETFs to hedge your bets

It's possible to buy exchange-traded funds for downside protection, cushioning the blow when your stocks drop. Here's how to build a hedge of your own.

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Innovating Our Way to Financial Crisis


The financial crisis that began late last summer, then took a brief vacation in September and October, is back with a vengeance.

How bad is it? Well, I’ve never seen financial insiders this spooked — not even during the Asian crisis of 1997-98, when economic dominoes seemed to be falling all around the world.

This time, market players seem truly horrified — because they’ve suddenly realized that they don’t understand the complex financial system they created.

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Subprime Debacle Traps Even Very Credit-Worthy

One common assumption about the subprime mortgage crisis is that it revolves around borrowers with sketchy credit who couldn't have bought a home without paying punitively high interest rates. But it turns out that plenty of people with seemingly good credit are also caught in the subprime trap.

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The dollar's perfect storm worsens


Europe's inflation is likely to prompt its central bank to raise interest rates -- five days before the Fed is expected to lower them here. That's bad news for the buck

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Credit woes keep stocks down





Dec 4 - U.S. stocks finished lower for the second consecutive session on growing fears the credit crunch is spreading beyond financials to threaten economic growth.REUTERS VIDEO

Dawn of a Solar Age?



Solar power may soon be cost-effective for US businesses and consumers thanks to new technologies. Germany leads the world in solar power consumption but as the price of conventional power rises in the US, energy alternatives like solar power are intriguing investment firms. Solar is finally being taken seriously in the US.

Manoush Zomorodi reports.Reuters Video

Big rally doesn't mean all is well



Investors have jumped at shadows before and lost out on profits. But not all shadows are cast by imaginary monsters. Earnings reports will get worse soon, so don't get too excited by the past week's rally.



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Download SnagIt for Free - Full Licensed Version

In addition to distributing free Camtasia Studio licenses, TechSmith is now giving away retail editions of SnagIt screen capture software for free - no strings attached.

Other than regular screenshots, SnagIt can capture scrolling long web pages, extract text from windows, annotate images and more. Read detailed SnagIt review.



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Have Investors Learned Their LBO Lessons?


In tracking buyouts over the past few decades, S&P finds that dealmakers are taking on ever-higher levels of risk

Leveraged buyouts are the amazing process of using other people's money to take control of a company. You can easily parlay a modest investment into a large enterprise if you know what you're doing and the timing is right. For example, in the 1980s, financial sponsors were able to finance LBOs by contributing a modest investment of 10% to 15% and borrowing the rest.


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Banking: This Disaster Was Guaranteed


Money-back assurances on subprime-linked securities are costing some leading banks billions

Although refund policies have long been standard practice for retailers, they've rarely been given for financial investments--and for good reason.

A closer look at the mortgage meltdown reveals Citigroup (C) and other big banks offered a type of money-back guarantee to buyers of nearly $100 billion of subprime mortgage-linked securities, according to a BusinessWeek analysis.


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Factory data sink Wall St.: (Dec 3)




Dec 3 - U.S. stocks posted modest losses after a national manufacturing survey showed growth stalled at a January low and traders doubted a plan in the works that could help clean-up the subprime mess REUTERS VIDEO

WallStrip Video: 12-4-07 Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ONXX)




Is life worth living? That depends on the liver… and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ONXX).

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Video game sales rock solid




Video game sales are looking rock solid this holiday season, thanks to smash hits like Guitar Hero 3 and Rock Band. Guitar Hero 3 is the veteran-- the third edition of a solid performer released by game maker Activision. Rock Band, distributed by Electronic Arts, is the rising star. Bobbi Rebell reports.REUTERS VIDEO

Stock Market Status as of Sunday Dec 2, 2007

All the indices are at the critical point. If they cross over the 50 day moving average, the trend will turn bullish. Or else, they can drop down again back to bearishness.

DOW JONES INDEX




SPY



DIA



QQQQ




GOOG

Google touched the 50 day moving average and bounced back up again.





AAPL
Apple also touched the 50 day moving average and bounced back up again.


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Reuters Business Week




Nov. 30 - November was the worst month for the Dow and the S&P 500 in 5 years, but things looked more promising at month's end as hope for lower interest rates spurred end-of-the month buying. The Federal Reserve provided a clear sign it could ease interest rates in December. Oil prices tumbled $10 as supply fears retreat
Citigroup to sell $7-1/2 billion stake to Abu Dhabi investment vehicle
Mixed signals from consumers as they spend less in retail outlets, but spend more online.

SPEAKER: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

Conway G. Gittens reports from New York REUTERS VIDEO

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wall St. rests after buying spree




Nov. 29 - U.S. stocks finished little changed on Thursday, following the sharpest two-day rally in five-years, with strength in the energy sector offset by retail worries. The Dow rose 22 points to 13,311. The S&P 500 rose was basically flat at 1,469. The Nasdaq rose 5 points to 2,668. Crude oil prices finished higher.

Conway G. Gittens reports from New York. REUTERS Video

Major pipeline bursts into flames



Nov. 29 - The biggest oil pipeline supplying America with Canadian crude oil exploded, crippling supplies just as temperatures drop and demand for heating oil increases. The Enbridge Pipeline system usually supplies the U.S. market with more than 1 million barrels of oil per day. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said there were no known links to terrorism related to the deadly blast in Minnesota. The cause of the blast was not immediately known.

Conway G. Gittens reports from New York.
REUTERS VIDEO

Exoskeletons transform U.S. military





Nov. 28 - While American soldiers get in shape stateside-- with a slew of aerobic exercises, a soldier of the future could soon be seen on the battlefield. It's called an exoskeleton and by stepping inside this robotic exterior-- a soldier can easily perform feats that years ago could only be seen in science fiction movies. Jon Decker reports. REUTERS VIDEO

WallStrip Video: 11-29-07 Synaptics, Incorporated (SYNA)





Synaptics Incorporated (SYNA) touches Lindsay in all the right places.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Technology's the hero in "Beowulf"



The better-than-expected motion picture debut of the epic "Beowulf" puts motion capture technology, an innovative hybrid of live action, animation, and 3D computer generated visuals, in a starrring role.Reuters video

WallStrip Video:11-28-07 Neogen Corp. (NEOG)





Neogen Corp. (NEOG) helps animals, and does it well, regardless of whether or not you’re going to eat the animals…

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Citi finds friend in Abu Dhabi




Nov. 27 - Citigroup is selling up to a 4.9 percent stake of itself, valued at about $7.5 billion, to the middle eastern state of Abu Dhabi as it tries to regroup from the subprime mortgage turmoil. Word of the helping hand helped shares of Citigroup recover after falling below $30 for the first time in 5-years during the previous session.

Conway G. Gittens reports from New York.
Reuters Video

Stocks crumble as credit fears linger





U.S. stocks are now down 10 percent from their recent highs as the credit crunch sparked an exodus from the stock market and a stampede into the bond market. The Dow tumbled 237 points to 12,743. The S&P 500 lost 33 points. The Nasdaq posted a 55 point decline to 2,540. Crude oil prices moved lower.

Conway G. Gittens reports from New York. Reuters Video Nov 26, 2007

A Revolution in Trading



The financial markets are being transformed by computer programs that may make traders obsolete. Billion dollar incomes on Wall Street are becoming the norm as mathematical formulas make trades faster and smarter.
Manoush Zomorodi reports. Reuters Video

WallStrip Video: 11-27-07 Fair Isaac Corporation (FIC)





When factoring Lindsay’s credit score, let’s hope FIC takes video blog stardom into account. Fair Isaac Corporation. (FIC)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-21-07 EMC Corporation (EMC)





Today, Julie Alexandria goes where no guest host has gone before… EMC Corporation. (EMC).

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-20-07 Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD)





Our guest host Julie Alexandria asks the people of New York to weigh in on Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD).

Monday, November 19, 2007

Brian Shannon's market analysis



Brian Shannon's market analysis from http://alphatrends.blogspot.com/

WallStrip Video: 11-19-07 Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL)




Lindsay decides to clean up the city one clue at a time. Stericycle. Inc. (SRCL)

Stock Market Status as of Monday Nov 19, 2007

US MARKETS as on Nov 19, 10:45 AM Eastern (while the market was open)

The markets are still in a bearish mode


Dow Jones Index
Bearish


DIA
Bearish


QQQQ
Bearish


SPY
Bearish






EUROPEAN MARKETS

FTSE
Still bearish



CAC 40 Index
bearish trend


DAX
Bearish trend



ASIAN MARKETS

HANG SENG
Turning bearish


NIKKEI
Bearish Trend


BSE Sensex Index
This is bullish ..surprisingly

Friday, November 16, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-16-07 Wallstrip Chat: Robert Kalin




Lindsay gets crafty with Robert Kalin, founder of Etsy.com, and finds out why Grandma’s bunny always survives the fire.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-15-07 Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM)





Today on the Eggmanns, Poachy introduces her new boyfriend to the family. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

WallStrip Video:11-14-07 Hansen Medical, Inc. (HNSN), Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG)




Hansen Medical, Inc. (HNSN) and Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) are developing robots to assist in medical procedures. Just don’t make the robot angry…

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-13-07 Tiffany & Co. (TIF)




Lindsay pays homage to a timeless classic, proving once and for all that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Tiffany & Co. (TIF)

Monday, November 12, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-12-07 Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)




Today, yet again, Wallstrip figures out why Microsoft is doing so…well? Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wall Street doesn't want you



Photo by Todd_Cliff




After an era of innovation in financial services that benefited the middle class, The Street has abandoned individual investors in favor of big institutions and wealthy private traders. It's time for big changes.

It's not just that Wall Street's newest inventions -- collateralized debt obligations and asset-backed commercial paper and the like -- are irrelevant to the stuff we care about, like having enough for retirement. Wall Street's actions seem positively dangerous to our goals.


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Wall Street Requiem

The big investment banks, loaded with dangerous amounts of debt, are facing their own version of a subprime slump. Can they all survive?




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Photo by Tracy O

Stock trends for some popular US stocks

Here is a look at some of the popular stocks and their trends...The overall stock trends are down..It is safer not to buy any new stocks as the markets are down trending..

Look for short candidates if you have not already started shorting..






Photo by inanutshell




Morgan Stanley




Trend: Down


StarBucks




Trend: Down


Yahoo




Just started a downtrend ..looks like a good candidate for shorting..Power Ranking is -4.71 which is less than -3 so the downtrend is strong



Google



Still in an uptrend. First time, after 2 months, it dropped down to the 20 days moving average.


IBM



Trend : Downtrend


Lehman Brothers




Trend: Choppy downtrend. Usually I do not prefer the choppy downtrend. I prefer a clean downward sloping price curve.


Merill Lynch



Trend: Downwards


Microsoft




Trend: Uptrend. Just touched the 20 days moving average to rest upon.


Amazon



Just went below the 50 days moving average...Looks like a good short candidate...
PowerRanking is -4.62 which is less than -3 so it is a strong downtrend


Apple Computers




CitiBank



Trend: Down


General Electric



Trend: Down

General Motors




Trend: Down

WallStrip Video: 11-10-07 Wallstrip Weekend: Naked Putz




Howard puts on his Thinking Crown and figures out why the market’s so moody.

Stock Market Status as of Sunday Nov 11, 2007

I have shown the trend of the major stock indices of the world using DreamTai Trading Software, so that you can get an idea of the overall global investment environment.

Most of the indices, except HangSeng and BSE Sensex (Indian index) are in a downtrend.

So, what should we do ? Of course, make money..Look for good stock candidates to short and short them if you are not already short!!




Photo: Barcelona by Paco CT




US INDEX:


Dow Jones Index




The trend is down. It is below the 50 day and the twenty day moving averages. Keep shorting stocks. Do not buy any new stocks.



DIA ETF




This ETF mirrors the Dow Jones Index. The trend is down. It is below the 50 day and the 20 day moving averages. It is just plain ugly and does not look good.



QQQQ ETF



This ETF mirrors the Nasdaq. Finally, the trend really turned down. It went below the 50 day and the 20 day moving averages.


SPY ETF



This ETF mirrors the S and P Index. The trend is down. It is below the 50 day and the 20 day moving averages.



EUROPEAN INDEX :


FTSE Index




The trend is officially down this week. Notice it went below the 20 day and the 50 day averages. Start looking for good shares to short.


CAC 40 Index



The trend is down here, below the 20 day and the 50 day moving averages.


DAX Index



The DAX is now trendless. It is neither bullish nor bearish. It it falls below the 50 day moving average, the trend will be bearish.


ASIAN INDEX :


NIKKEI Index




The trend is down and bearish.


HANG SENG INDEX



Surprisingly, this index is holding up and is in an uptrend. It just touched 20 day moving average for support. Usually stocks or index test on 20 day moving average before zooming up or crashing down to the 50 day average for support.



BSE Sensex Index INDIA




Surprisingly, this index is holding up and is in an uptrend. It just touched 20 day moving average for support. Usually stocks or index test on 20 day moving average before zooming up or crashing down to the 50 day average for support.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-8-07 Itron, Inc. (ITRI)





Sure, Itron Inc. (ITRI) took a hit recently. Can anyone say ‘entry point’?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-6-07 Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. (TRMP)






Today, Wallstrip conquers new territory: All-Time Lows. And who is our captain on this voyage? You guessed it…Donald Trump: Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. (TRMP)

Monday, November 05, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-5-07 Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN)







With the market moving like a roller coaster baby, Wallstrip revisits an old friend that’s been hot recently: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN)

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The crash of Oct 29, 1929 Photos

October 29, 1929, a.k.a. Black Tuesday, brought the roaring twenties to an end, ushered in the depression and changed the American economy forever.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PHOTOS...


Friday, November 02, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-2-07 Wallstrip Chat: Jakob Lodwick





Lindsay sits down with Jakob Lodwick, founder of Vimeo.com. He’s worked on the web since the age of fourteen, he’s a partner at Connected Ventures, and he wants your relationship advice.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Market status as of Thursday Nov 1, 2007 End of Day

The Dow Jones Index, DIA and SPY crossed below the 50 day moving average pink line.

This is a very bearish sign for the indexes.

Suprisingly, the QQQQ which mirrors the NASDAQ is still above the 20 day blue moving average line.

For now, it is safer not to buy any new stocks. Tighten your stops on your current long positions if you are not stopped out already.

Start looking for good stocks to short












WallStrip Video:11-1-07 CME Group, Inc. (CME)






What’s the name of the financial exchange that’s taking over the world? Daaaaaaa Merc! CME Group, Inc. (CME)



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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

WallStrip Video:10-31-07 Wallstrip Halloween





Today, Lindsay joins the ranks of the Undead to scour New York for brains….and stock tips. Happy Halloween Wallstrippers!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

WallStrip Video:10-30-07 Agrium Inc. (AGU)




Lindsay and Howard hit the links to find out who’s more like Tiger…and to talk Agrium Inc. (AGU)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Stockmarket Status as on end of day Monday Oct 29, 2007

The stock market indices Dow Jones Index and Standard and Poors Index have finally crawled upto the 20 days moving average line (Blue line).

The market momentum is still bearish as shown by the red colored bars.


The QQQQ, which represents the NASDAQ is above the 20 days moving average but has a bearish momentum, as shown by the red colored bars.


To become bullish, the indices have to be above the blue 20 day moving average line and above the pink 50 day moving average line and also have green colored bars.

Let us wait and see what happens, because the market is still at a critical junction here. It could just as easily turn down and crash downwards from the 20 days moving average line (blue line)

















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