Advice For Would-be Bloggers

Today I read the following article 2014 Resolution: This Year, I Will Blog.  Good article, and it features useful advice from Susan Weiner, who writes the blog Investment Writing.  I think highly of Susan, and we are having her come speak to the Baltimore CFA Society on March 24th.  Writing is not so well-learned among […]

Dividend Portfolio Playoffs Wild Card Game: JPMorgan Vs. Dunkin’ Brands

ByAbba’s Aces:

In the first round of the Dividend Portfolio playoffs we have #9 seeded JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) taking on #8 seeded Dunkin Brands Group Inc. (

This Bull Is Dead Wrong On Pandora

ByQuoth the Raven:

Pandora (P) is a stock that I’ve followed throughout 2013, and with the inception of Apple’s (AAPL) iTunes Radio, I…

The Most Remarkable News In The Gold & Silver Markets

Today KWN is putting out a special piece which has some absolutely remarkable gold & silver charts that were sent to us by David P. out of Europe. These are charts that the big bullion banks follow closely, as well as big money and savvy professionals. This will give KWN readers around the world a bit of a snapshot of what they are looking at a…

Happy New Year (and Some British Humor)

Looking for a laugh? Play the video below “Putting Out the Dog”Link if video does not play: Mrs. Brown’s BoysHappy new year to you and your loved ones!Wishing 2014 to be your best year ever. Mike “Mish” Shedlockhttp://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.comMike “Mish” Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Man…

2013 – Dense Fog Turns Into Toxic Smog

Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform blog,
In mid-January of this year I wrote my annual prediction article for 2013 – Apparitions in the Fog. It is again time to assess my inability to predict the future any better than a dart throwing monkey. As usual, sticking to facts was a mistake in a world fueled by misinformation, propaganda, …

2013 Summed Up In Just One Chart

Given it is the last day of what is being reported as a breath-takingly good year, we thought a gentle reminder of the reality underlying the exuberance was worthwhile. Presented with little comment, we give you 2013… the death cross…

 
And what to expect for 2014? Well, that’s easy… as is evident from the following chart of real economic…

Retirement in 2014: It’s Your Number that Counts

Big numbers capture the headlines – and our attention. Throughout 2013, there has been no shortage of stories about budget shortfalls, savings gaps and other social challenges that comprise the retirement crisis. As we are wrapping up the year, here are a few numbers that caught my eye, along with three small steps you can take in 2014. 2013: Yes, …

Moving Averages: Month-End Update

Dec 31, 2013 Doug Short  The S&P 500 closed December with a monthly gain of 2.36%. All three S&P 500 MAs and two of the five the Ivy Portfolio ETF MAs are signaling “Invested”. The Ivy Portfolio The table below shows the current 10-month simple moving average (SMA) signal for each of the five ETFs featured in The Ivy Portfolio. More…