Category Archives: Newsbites

For small bits of news, quotations, odd videos, and flimflam.

Profile: Michael Burry on Bloomberg

“Bloomberg Risk Takers” profiles Michael Burry, the former hedge-fund manager who predicted the housing market’s plunge.

I’ve hinted before… but here goes

I was starting to think of constructive ways I could develop this site a few days ago, when I was going through the archives. A few years ago, when this site started, there was a lot of interest in personal finance blogging. Some of those sites are still around, and doing well; others have fallen by the wayside.… Read More »

Why Successful Stock Trading?

How’s your stock trading doing? Have you been successful in the past ten years? Or has your 401K or personal investing account been sucked dry the gyrations of the stockmarket over the past few years? Are you looking to get started with your first time investments? Or are you now dipping your toes back in trading because you… Read More »

Low Savings Rates: In the West

I don’t have pretty graphs to illustrate this. But just a niggling suspicion that Western consumers know their dollars, pounds, and zloty are worthless (relatively speaking)? What incentive do you have to save if banks go bankrupt, governments steal your deposits, and impound your pension funds? What incentive at all? I’m not even talking about inflation & low… Read More »

Worried about the price of Gold?

Gold has been on quite a rollercoaster recently from $1200 to $1800. But you may be wondering why gold is now more affordable! Well, IMHO, one of the biggest reasons gold is priced down is that there are fewer expectations of inflation, economies are sluggish so aggregate demand for goods & services is slowing. So we’ll have higher… Read More »

Cyprus Govt. steals savers money & rewards incompetence

While the Cyprus government may sequester this money (it’s not a tax), the consequences of doing this will be profound and may damage the very foundations this deal was aimed at creating. In a radical departure from previous aid packages, euro zone finance ministers want Cyprus savers to forfeit up to 9.9 percent of their deposits in return… Read More »

The 3 Chart Patterns You Can’t Afford Not to Trade

Chart patterns are specific price-action patterns in stock prices that have repeated themselves for decades, giving prudent traders many profitable trading opportunities. However, there are many chart patterns that are unreliable and not profitable. In this article we will cover the 3 highest win rate patterns that almost guarantee long-term profitability and gains. Pattern #1: Head & Shoulders… Read More »

Google Get St*ffed

It really makes no sense to cull websites for keyword phrase stuffing if it’s using commonsense words … coffee maker is a distinct term from coffee (my niche), and though the term ‘maker’ denotes both a machine or individual, in an article that is about coffee makers, leaving out the word ‘coffee’ really makes no sense at all.… Read More »

It’s all in the cloud

Having been a Dropbox user for sometime, I started evaluating the other options from competing providers yesterday. Ubuntu 1 Google Microsoft Apple Prices seem all over the place at the moment, as do service standards. Free. The best free service in terms of space vs. pricing is Microsoft. If you have an account with Microsoft already, you can… Read More »