What Dow Stock Is Up the Most in 2013 With a 74% Gain?

What Dow Stock Is Up the Most in 2013 With a 74% Gain?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up a stunning 18.8% this year as of Friday’s closing price of 15,570.28. While an investor in the Dow 30 stocks has done quite well this year, the S&P 500 has [...]

An Economic Puzzle - Consumer Confidence Hits Six Year High While Majority of Americans Say U.S. Still in Recession

An Economic Puzzle – Consumer Confidence Hits Six Year High While Majority of Americans Say U.S. Still in Recession

If everyone from the Fed Chairman on down to the average man in the street seems confused about how the economy is doing, well, it’s because they are. The economy is still in a recession, a depression [...]

Google Chromecast Is 2013’s Smash Hit Electronic Wonder

Google Chromecast Is 2013’s Smash Hit Electronic Wonder

  Google has done it again with the release of the Google Chromecast streaming media player. It wasn’t enough that Google (GOOG) developed and offered for free the Android operating system.  As an open source OS, Android [...]

Jones Soda – Back from the Dead

Jones Soda – Back from the Dead

About a decade ago, Jones Soda (JSDA) was briefly an incredible success story about a regionally popular brand which had used grassroots marketing to achieve rapid growth on a national scale. Unfortunately, the soda story fizzled when they [...]

SELL EVERYTHING NOW! - How To Avoid Idiots Masquerading As Financial Experts

SELL EVERYTHING NOW! – How To Avoid Idiots Masquerading As Financial Experts

From mid November 2012 to February 19th, 2013, the Dow Jones Industrial average gained 1,400 points for a gain of almost 12%.  On February 20 and 21, the Dow Jones swooned a quick 200 points, a loss [...]

Barron's Super Bullish Cover Story - Don't Waste Your Time Worrying About It

Barron’s Super Bullish Cover Story – Don’t Waste Your Time Worrying About It

Barron’s super bullish cover story this weekend raised some eyebrows in the investment world.  According to popular legend, mass market magazines in the past have had a tendency to feature investment areas right at their peaks.  The [...]

Gas Prices Near Record High As U.S. Oil Production Surges – Paradox or Price Gouging?

Economics 101 tells us there is an inevitable correlation between supply and demand in a free market.  Overproduction of goods relative to demand invariably leads to lower prices.  This seemingly iron clad theory is currently being tested [...]

The Zero Sum Game Of Lower Interest Rates And Why Mortgage Rates Will Rise

The Zero Sum Game Of Lower Interest Rates And Why Mortgage Rates Will Rise

The Federal Reserve has forced long term interest rates to historic lows in a desperate attempt to “stimulate” both the housing market and the economy in general.  The results have been mixed but the benefits of lower [...]

Optimists On Housing Recovery May Have To Wait Another Decade - Humpty Dumpty Vs The Fed

Optimists On Housing Recovery May Have To Wait Another Decade – Humpty Dumpty Vs The Fed

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Housing prices were never supposed to decline year over year. Economic depressions were supposed to be a relic of the past. If the economy weakened, the Fed would fix everything [...]