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It’s really hard to find the qualities of a good accountant in a person because only a few people can succeed to become a good accountant. Being detail-oriented, having a love of math and being able to stay organized are a few important qualities that people in this field must have. Th...
New businesses are considered to be the engine of the economy as they can boost the economy in many ways, but the problem is that many new businesses fail to succeed due to the lack of capital and another big problem is that the new business owners face a lot of complication and diffic...
  The profession of being a lawyer brings a great amount of responsibility. You are responsible for using your powers and intellect in the right way and guide your clients according to the rules and regulations stated by the government. When you are into the business field, you ne...
When New York car accidents occur, they lead to an alarming number of injuries.  In fact, statistics show that more than 187,000 people are injured in crashes every year somewhere in the state.  Anyone who has been harmed in a collision that was not his or her fault does have legal rig...
Hiring a great airport transportation service is now easier than ever with a relatively new San Jose airport limousine company, Skylark Limo. Their limousines are of latest model, top of the line vehicles, maintained, cleaned and detailed to perfection, equipped with latest technology ...
Installing a thermostat, especially a programmable one, is always a recommended step towards a comfortable home that is energy efficient and conveniently managed.  A lot of people are wasting a great deal of money month in and month out in their home by not effectively managing their e...
The Penny Stocks Site Newsletters Separating The Good From The Bad How can you decide what is the penny stocks site newsletter to subscribe to?With thousands of penny stock sites and newsletters popping up everyday penny stock traders have a hard decision to make when it comes to selec...
A lot of people ask us how, or even if they should get into penny stock trades, and our answer is simple: If you don’t have experience, then start small, and get ready to lose.  We know that penny stocks can be extremely risky, but there have been people over the years that have ...
An investment analyst is a major factor that can determine a higher probability of success with your investment. With that being said, it is necessary to have an investment manager to take care of things. You just need to make sure that there will be a thorough interview process. It is...
Some people are reluctant in getting the services of a portfolio investment manager. It is not surprising because it is hard to find the suitable firm to handle the assets and investments you have. Don’t worry. If you needed a Portfolio Investment Management but worried that it would j...
Running a business is not easy most especially if it is growing big. There will be instances that you would need to make big decisions for investment. We all know that there is no secret ingredient for us to know and foresee the definite success rate of any business venture. It is esse...
You’ll see a noticeable change in the length of the earnings calendars from this point on, indicating we’re now past the heart of earnings season. There are still some game-changers in the lineup though. As for how the market fared so far (with 80% of companies reporting), ...
After a multi-week slump, financial stocks finally took off and led last week’s gains. Given how badly they’d underperformed since mid-September, any marketwide bullish tide should continue to prove very fruitful for the group. On the losing end of the spectrum were health ...
There’s too much data from last week to look at all of it; we’ll just hit the highlights, starting with personal income and personal spending. The former was down 0.1% for September, while the latter was up 0.2%. Correspondingly, consumer credit levels were up by $2.1 billi...
Apparently the secret formula for bullishness is quantitative easing. Never mind the fact that the Fed’s decision to (further) lower interest rates doesn’t directly create jobs, nor does it prompt a bank to suddenly determine a potential borrower is more credit-worthy.  The...
After yet-another disappointing building permits and housing starts update on Tuesday of this week, we were inundated with yet-another salvo of news commentaries stating the obvious…. with headlines such as Home Builders Continue to Struggle…”, and “Housing Star...
The good news/bad news duality lingers…. and we have to acknowledge the scales actually tipped in favor of the good news this past week. Let’s lay out the arguments from each side of the table. The bulls are saying…. 1. The late rally on Friday is a huge testament to...
It was a wild week last week on the sector front, with some new contestants starting to jockey for leaedership roles (and some of them are even making progress to that end). Utilities and telecom are still out on front, though utilities stocks eased back a bit later in the week, allowi...
For the second week in a row we saw materials and industrial stocks lead the way, with transportation stocks (thanks to stellar results from a few railroad and trucking names) not far behind. At the bottom of the pile was healthcare - again - with gold just one notch above the bottom r...
It’s a clear good news/bad news scenario for the major indices. Let’s just approach it from that perspective, beginning with the S&P 500. The good news is…. The S&P 500 Index has crossed back above the 50-day moving average line (purple), which had been a res...
It was a light week in terms of economic data, but an important one on the real estate front - though not a great one. We did see a bump and a ‘beat’ in the number of building permits requested. There were 574K permits issued in May, and analysts were looking for 572K this ...
The S&P 500 managed to gain 4.5% last week, overcoming a big Wednesday pullback, and more than offsetting the previous week’s 1.2% loss. So what happened in the meantime to turn investors back on again? Economy? No, the new unemployment claims figure is back in the ‘too...
Are you one of the folks who thinks the economy is slowing down? Not that there’s not some evidence to that end, but to be fair, there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary. One such piece of evidence is railroad freight activity in the United States (as well as in Canada). ...
Believe it or not, it actually wasn’t a bad week - Friday ruined what would have otherwise been a winning week, thanks to the worst possible news at the worst possible time (Google’s shortfall, and the Citigroup and Bank of America’s declining revenue). Will this carr...
Is the glass half full, or half empty? Maybe both. It’s not going to stay half-and-half for long though. Here are the arguments both sides are making. They’re important to define, as changes to them (or lack thereof) will confirm or abate the looming re-entry in to a full-b...
It may not be pretty, but at least it’s not bearish either. What’s that? While the market was largely distracted with earnings news last week - good at first, and then turning bad later in the week - we actually were dished out a ton of important economic news. Though we do...
Spooked? Most investors are rattled following Tuesday’s 3% implosion, fueled largely by a sudden and unexpected dip in Consumer Confidence (more below), and an adjustment in China’s growth rate - as evidenced by a leading indicators index - for April (from 1.7% to 0.3%). Th...
Guess where the only place to hide last week was? No surprise here…. gold stocks continued their march. Once again though, gold is now going higher simply because it’s going higher - and that’s a rug waiting to be pulled out form underneath it. Energy was the big lose...
There’s really not a great deal we can say about the S&P 500, other than the obvious…. As it stands right now, the SPX is under is 20, 50, and 200 day moving averages, which is technically bearish in all major timeframes. As such, the trend is bearish, but Friday’...
As we mentioned a week ago, home sales and home price data would kick-off last week’s trading, and round out the picture of the real estate industry that first started being patient by the prior week’s building permits and housing starts. Bluntly, things continued to look b...
Which stocks are the best ones to own if this threat of a bear market is actually an omen of a double-dip recession? STZ, CMCSA, SYY, TU, CPL, CCU are a starting point.
We’ve mentioned before that two of the most accurate and helpful economic indicators are capacity utilization and industrial productivity…. both published in tandem by the Federal Reserve. And by ‘helpful’ we specifically mean ‘helpful to investors’,...
Yep, just as the ‘experts’ figured, the end of the homebuyer tax credit was the beginning of the next real estate implosion, right? Building permits fell from 610K in April to 547K in May. Housing starts fell from 659K to 593K. Woe to all investors and real estate owners. B...
Last week’s economic news was not only minimal, what little we did get sent mixed messages. Take consumer credit for example. Experts were looking for a $2 billion contraction in credit, but we actually saw a $1 billion increase in total credit levels. That’s good news, pointing to a b...
We haven’t talked about it in a while, mainly because there was no need to. Things are changing now though, at the onset of what we hope/think will be the next leg (and less aggressive span) of the bull market. With this new wave though, it looks like we’ll see some new lea...
Is that how you feel right now? You want to get off this crazy ride? If you’re like most investors, probably so. Here’s some perspective that will help you navigate through what is hopefully the last part of a volatile period (for better or worse). First and foremost, know ...
Sector Performance There was nowhere to hide last week - all the sectors and groups were down. The ‘least bad’ was gold and technology, while basic materials and transportation took the biggest hits. Sector Rank Industry Performance There were a few safe havens for those w...
Friday’s close of 1064.88 was the worst close of the year for the S&P 500. While it’s still a little soon to say the long-term support line (red) has been broken, it’s easy to say it’s under a serious attack. A couple more days of this, and it will snap. Wha...
You likely already know what jump-started Friday’s implosion, but just in case, it was a very weak job creation number for May. A total of 431K nonfarm payrolls were added, versus the anticipated 500K. Of that 431K though, 411K were temporary census workers; only 41K of them were...
You can slice it however you want to - it’s not going to change the fact that small caps have been, and continue to be, the market’s best thing going. That’s not to say they’re bulletproof from another pullback, because they’re not. They have been the firs...