Bringing the Stupid

No matter one’s chosen ideology, if the data doesn’t support it, the risks of continuing on that path are enormous. It’s not the percentage play (by definition). And it’s not the smart play.

How Facebook Exploits Underage Girls In Its Quest For Ad Revenue

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg
How Facebook Exploits Underage Girls in its Quest for Ad Revenue
Sophie Bean, 14, of Sequim, Wash., said she was thought she was “liking” a Facebook ad related to fashion modeling. Instead, it promoted a Facebook page that recruited adult webcam models.
“I just thought it was for modeling, and I…

Stocks You Can Hold Long After The Market Peak

By Eric Parnell:

It is a debate that many investors are struggling with today. Stocks continue to set new highs following a relentless bull market over the last five years. As a result, many investors understandably want to continue to own stocks to participate in further gains. Some of these…

Investing in Japan: A Long-Term Case

The country’s economy faces headwinds, but stock prices could benefit over time from further monetary stimulus, modest valuations and earnings growth.

2 Cellos – Thunderstruck

Two Cellos. AC/DC’s Thunderstruck.

NY Daily News: Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hause shred in 18th century-style costumes in the video, which has been viewed nearly 3 million times

Sizemore on Varney & Company: Is It 1999 All Over Again?

Watch the latest video at If you cannot view the embedded video, you can view it here. I joined Varney & Company for Friday’s Halftime Report.  First question on the agenda: Is the market giving us a repeat of 1999 tech bubble? You could certainly be forgiven for thinking so.  After the runs we’ve [&…

Tax Savings for Same-Sex Couples

Whether legally married or registered as domestic partners, gay and lesbian couples from certain states and the District of Columbia can file joint tax returns.    

Fortress Loses Millions On Bitcoin Investment

Readers will recall that back in October, when the only way for Bitcoin seemed up, none other than the head of sophisticated hedge fund/private equity megafund Fortress Group, Michael Novogratz, recommended buying Bitcoin:  “I have a nice little Bitcoin position,” Novogratz said. “Enough that I’m smiling that it doubled… Put a little money…

Is This Time Bomb Going To Implode The Economy?

Today KWN is pleased to share an important piece from 50-year veteran Art Cashin, who is Director of Floor Operations at UBS ($650 billion under management). Cashin covers market action and discusses the ticking time bomb that threatens the economy. His piece includes an outstanding commentary from Richard Yamarone.

New Spy Technology To Spawn Oil Revolution

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New Spy Technology to Spawn Oil Revolution
The future of oil exploration lies in new technology–from massive data-processing supercomputers to 4D seismic to early-phase airborne spy technology that can pinpoint prospective reservoirs.
Oil and gas is getting bigger, deeper, faster and more efficient, with ne…

5 Things To Ponder: Reality Check

Feb 28, 2014 Lance Roberts  This week’s “Things To Ponder” is a grab bag of things that got me to thinking about where we are today. While the markets have had a very strong rally in recent weeks it has been on the back of weak economic data. It is hoped, of course, that this will mean that the Fed will eventually rethink the speed …

Getting Technical: Weekend Update

Feb 28, 2014 Serge Perreault  Here’s the latest weekend update from Serge Perreault, a Chartered Professional Accountant and market technician located near Montreal, Canada. Serge has been following the U.S. market in a series of weekly charts. Here is his update on the S&P 500.More…