Monthly Archives: December 2010

My Short Review of the U.S. Economy in 2010

Today is last day of 2010.  To make this review concise, I am not writing the popular topics that everybody knows, like disappointing unemployment rate or QE about which you can find articles everywhere.  I am blogging here on the … Continue reading

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Case-Shiller Home Price Change In October 2010

The following table shows the historical price change according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices. Cities are ranked by largest monthly gain using non seasonally adjusted data.

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This Time Is Different

By Guy M. Lerner This Time Is Different “This time is different”.  It really, really is.  Trust me.  It’s true.  Those famous 4 words of investing that should have you running the other way and that should be relegated to … Continue reading

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Dallas Fed’s Texas Manufacturing Index Misses Expectations Of 17

It comes at 12.8 and inventories surges.

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NYSE October Margin Debt Jumps To Highest Since Lehman Failure As Investor Net Worth Is At Lowest Since April Highs

by Tyler Durden on 12/22/2010 from Zero Hedge It is not just the stock market that is at the highest levels since Lehman. Probably just as importantly, NYSE margin debt has surged to $269 billion, an increase of $13 billion … Continue reading

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The Calm Before the Storm – Big Pharma Is Gonna Have Big Problems and Pfizer is the BIGGEST

By Philip Davis Philip R. Davis is a founder of Phil’s Stock World (www.philstockworld.com), a stock and options trading site that teaches the art of options trading to newcomers and devises advanced strategies for expert traders. Mr. Davis is a … Continue reading

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Market Watch – 12/25/2010

Merry Christmas! This year could be the best year since 2006.  The U.S. economy has returned to the level a little better than 2007 based on the retail sale number.  S&P 500 company’s aggregate earnings reached about $20/share, also comparable … Continue reading

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AAII Bull-Bear Spread Made New High Since 04/15/2004

In many case, this suggests the market top but I feel this could be a new normal at least for a while.

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QGP May Exist In the Center of Neutron Stars

In the normal nuclear density, the average energy of each nucleon should reach at least 175 Mev, or 2 trillion degree, to obtain the state of QGP, or Quark-Gluon Plasma.  However in the center of neutron star, the particular high … Continue reading

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Who Benefit Most From Obama’s Payroll Tax Cut?

They will be those families that have two earners with each income close to the maximum social security income about $106,000.  That will give about $4,000 after tax benefits to those families with total social security income of $200,000, equivalent to about $7,000 before tax bonus … Continue reading

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Obama’s Payroll Tax Cut in 2011 = 75 Billions Stimulus Package

In President Obama’s payroll tax cut in 2011, the social security tax will decrease 2%.  Assuming the average social security income in each family is $50,000, about the median family income, then the average tax cut for each family will be $50,000 x 2% … Continue reading

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NASA Shuttle Recorded UFO in Space

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Retail Sale Is Approaching 2007 High

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黑洞长啥样?美国宇航局公布最新黑洞模拟图(图)

科技世界 蓝色圈是小麦哲伦星云(SMC)的镜像,红色圈是阿法跟贝塔人马星座(Alpha and Beta Centauri)的镜像。 中新网12月11日电 据台湾“今日新闻网”11日报道,美国宇航局(NASA)近日利用计算机仿真绘图,画出一幅黑洞的正面观测图。结果发现,黑洞的引力不但会让周遭光线异常弯曲,且附近恒星就像“照镜子”一样,形成两两对称的镜像模式。 由于黑洞具有极强大的引力,会造成附近光线明显地朝着它弯曲,并在模拟画面上展现出独特的视觉扭曲。而这张由2MASS红外天空勘测所拍摄而成模拟图,就可看出每颗正常型态的恒星都会有两个明亮的图像,并平均对称于黑洞的两侧。 法国天体物理学家里亚佐罗(Alain Riazuelo)表示,在原始图像中,黑洞在大麦哲伦星云中心呈现阶层状的结构,但在这些仿真图像中,“我们将黑洞设定为图像中心,在光线被引力所吸引之下,黑洞附近能看见的恒星会比在宇宙其它地方多”。

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The Big Picture of U.S. 30 Years Treasure Bond

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Market Watch – 12/15/2010

The market is overdue for a correction but I expect the correction is shallow.  My wave count is that we are right now in the minor 5 of intermediate (C) of primary [B] of cycle c of supercycle (a) of grand supercycle [IV].  The minor … Continue reading

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Foreign Bank Exposures to PIGS

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October Business Inventory Grew at 0.7%

The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce today reported its October business inventory data come at 0.7% pace and its September data were revised up from 0.9% to 1.3%.  Also today reported is the October revised retail sale growth at 1.7% better than … Continue reading

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Why Recently Small Caps Outperform the Big Caps?

Inquiry minds may notice that in the last few months the small cap  fund ($Rut) outperforms the middle cap (Nasdaq) that in turn outperforms the large cap (S&P500) that outperforms the Dow 30.  Why is there such a clear relationship between the fund performance … Continue reading

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Best Cosmic Mindblowers of 2010 From Nat Geo News

Perhaps Stephen Hawking said it best: “Our image of the universe today is full of strange-sounding ideas and remarkable truths.” Wrap your brain around National Geographic News editors’ picks of some of the odder astrophysics concepts introduced in 2010. Every … Continue reading

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