Archives for April 2006

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First Chipotle Now Outlet McDonalds

From The Onion. GURNEE, IL—Hungry shoppers at the Gurnee Mills outlet mall can now get a name-brand lunch at a bargain-basement price, thanks to the Monday opening of McDonald's first "Not Quite Perfect" outlet store, offering imperfect and irregular items from the fast-food giant's menu.Enl ...

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How to Protect Your Kids On the Internet

I have come up with an incredible way to protect your kids from preditors on the internet. Spend time with them and raise your child to make intelligent decisions. Every night spend some time with them and actually talk about things. Talk about right and wrong, good and bad. Talk about certain situa ...

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Celebrity vs Money

America is being dumbed down. People would much rather know if Jessica Simpson is sleeping around than how to invest in something that would give them a guaranteed 10% return. It is no wonder that the average credit card debts of Americans are $9,000. More people are employed than ever and are makin ...

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Salesforce Stock Price is Too High

Insiders are selling way too much. P/E is very high. Forward P/E is even higher. This stock is only propped up because there are so many shorts that every time it moves higher there is a squeeze. I will be adding to the short soon.

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I love this Game

I call it one picture with clothes and one without. It takes away all the imagination but the game is still fun.

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What Would Soros And Buffet Do?

From the Big PictureTheir beliefs on investing and what it take to becomea master investor:1. Believes the first priority is preservation of capital.2. As a result, is risk-averse.3. Has developed his own investment philosophy, which is an expression of his personality. As a result, no two highly su ...

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Crazy Days

Spring is my Christmas. Part time trader turns into no time trader this time of year. As many of you know I'm a nursery owner full time and spring is our busiest time. I won't bore you with the countless hours I work but needless to say the blog is going to suffer until the end of May. I will contin ...

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Go Organic

It's back. Organic product made a big splash 10 years ago but were too expensive and people weren't willing to pay for them. People are now and the products are much more available. Wal-Mart is expanding their organic line. I don't have a list of organic stocks I like but I will be starting my r ...

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Not Too Bad

So far over the last week I said. 1. I thought the market was going to have a good week (it did). 2. Apple was going to do well (although I thought the quarter was going to be bad but from this point on huge) 3. I was going long oil (record high). 4. I said short CME (not down but not really up ...

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Taking Risk or Just Being Stupid

Sometime I wonder if playing earnings are a calculated risk or just being stupid. I think OVTI and OPWV are going to have fantastic earnings and even more importantly great guidance.

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Bears Get Their Asses Handed to Them

The sky is falling the sky is falling. The bears love being negative. They certainly didn't see it coming today and I think alot of them said "screw it" and covered today. They can name every reason why the market should be down and yet the bulls always bring it right back up. They may be doing i ...

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Short Wendys

This is just the beginning of the big hurt.

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Corporate Blogs Are Worthless

There is a reason why blogs are popular. People can post whatever they want, whenever they want and nobody can say otherwise. The media is getting beat to the punch on news and information by bloggers everywhere. So what is media trying to do? They are trying to put up sites that imitate blogs o ...

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Shorting CME

I like the Merc. I love it. It is a great place to trade and visit but it has run a bit high. I will be buying puts here in the next few days. My Apple calls aren't working out but this is not short term. The Merc are going to be May puts. Just my play. Do with it what you may

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Apples Boot Camp Is Development of the Decade

I can't stress enough the importance of Apple computers being able to run Windows and Tiger. There is no reason that everyone shouldn't own a Mac now, other than price. People that get tired of using Windows can now use Tiger like they've always wanted but can switch at any time to get the work do ...

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Earnings Season

I like to play an occasionaly earnings here and there (not too much because its very risky) but here are a few on tap for today. Citigroup already had great numbers.Channell Commercial Corporation CHNL N/A Time Not Supplied Add ListenChemical Financial CHFC 0.49 Before Marke ...

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Positive Week Coming

Here is the most unanalytical analysis of the upcoming week you will read. I see a positive week ahead for the stock market. Here is why. The weather was beautiful across the country and was unseasonably warm. People were out everywhere. They were in shorts and out shopping. If the nursery was any i ...

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He Must Not Be Very Important

From CNNMoney.com NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - While the average American takes less than three weeks off each year, Wal-Mart chief Lee Scott is reportedly planning a month long getaway.But some are defending Scott's extended R&R, noting how executives in high stress positions need time to unwind and h ...

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Shakiras Hips Are Amazing

I go into a trance watching those things. It makes me want to go to Columbia to see if all the women can shake it like that. Just kidding, I have no desire to go to that crazy place. Watch her new video "Hips don't lie"

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BackYard is Coming Along

Been working on it a while. Looking forward to a day off on Sunday to do some work on it.

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French Are Lazy and Wont Work Until 30

Ok I have a friend who is on sabbatical in France for 6 months and he's come home to run the Boston Marathon on Monday and we had a nice morning run and discussed France and it's people. France gets a bad rap here in the US because they hate us and they are a bunch of wimps but there's more. First ...

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Best Jobs in America I Dont See Nurseryman

I guess nurseryman/trader didn't make the list last year. Made more than anyone on the list in the top 50 though. I think the trader added more to the kitty than the nurseryman side. I get paid about $5 an hour with the kind of hours I've had to put in this week. Here's the list. First column i ...

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Obvious Story Of the Day: Newspaper Sales Down

As if anyone didn't know this was coming but newspaper businesses are hurting. Readers are down yet they are still trying to get the same ad rates as in the past. As an advertiser I want to reach different demographics and the one I want to reach actually still reads the paper each day but most youn ...

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I Hate Tax Time

I get so tired of hearing people tell me how much money back they get and what they are going to buy with it. Since when did Uncle Sam become a savings account? Why do I want the government to hold my money and give me no interest while they do it? Do they not have the ability to save it? I never ha ...

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Invest in Sugar

I have talked about sugar for quite a while. Here is a great article on what companies to invest in if you want to take advantage of the rising sugar prices. Here

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