Wednesday, December 07, 2005

War Shells

  • The market? Well, I've had the sell signals, and yesterday sure looked like late day selling by the big boys. That's usually not a good thing.

  • You notice how the news always focuses on the negative, rather than the positive? Much has been said about the news in Iraq, and how none of the good news is reported. But isn't this true of the local 11 o'clock news as well? Imagine turning on the 11 o'clock news and hearing "Well, Mrs. Jones completed a successful trip to Raleys tonight. She came home with 7 bags of groceries, including some delicious Fuji Apples. She said that she was pleasantly surprised at the new low price policy, and had some interesting conversation with the bagger who helped her unload her groceries into her car. Back to you in the studio, Jim."

  • The nice thing about peanuts in the shell, is you never eat too many at one sitting. It's too much work!

  • Ford letting go of 30K workers over the next 5 years. Not a surprise. We knew they had to do something.

  • Hey, Microsoft goes ex-dividend tomorrow.

  • Intel is supposed to make their in-between comments sometime today after the bell.

  • On the Amazing Race, the "Desparate Housewives" were eliminated. Now we're down to the final 3. I'm pulling for the Bransons. But anybody over Team Florida.

  • I think every high school kid should be required to take a course in financial planning. I'd include an assignment where each kid had to prepare their financial plan and present it to the class. This would include some lifetime objectives, like college, kids, autos, homes, college savings for kids, and retirement. The whole ball of wax. This would include the types of investment vehicles they'd use to meet each objetive. Put it in writing when they're 17-18 years old.

  • The problem with peanuts in the shell, is 5 days later, you're still finding husks and shell fragments everywhere. It's a lot like war in that way, I suppose. A war waged with peanuts.

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