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There’s an old saw that you should “dance like no one is watching” (and I strongly suspect most Slopers have the same fondness of going out on the town and dancing as I do: that is, none).
I was reminded of this phrase since we are approaching the Fed announcement this Wednesday. I confess to being apprehensive about the event. It will, in all likelihood, define the behavior of the market for the rest of 2013 and probably bleed into the first part of 2014 as well. I think it’s a fairly big deal. (more…)
Long: CNO Financial Group (CNO)
I don’t remember when I sent my first email, but it was probably sometime late in 1981 (yes, I’ve been online that long). I was a CompuServe user (I even remember my ID – 74730,1740) and, equipped with my Lynx 300 baud modem, I was (obviously) a very early adopter of online communications. (more…)
As we all await The Big Day, here are a few simple short ideas, based on the simplest of premises: a broken trendline.
This is just a follow-up to my Trulia Scrumptious idea from November 20th, in which I suggested TRLA was on its way south. Here’s what followed: