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Saving and Gambling

The buying and selling of investments has always been dominated by two different activities with opposing motivations.  512 more words

Climate Change

Did You Happen To Notice?

A rider was tacked on the latest congressional budget bill by lobbyists from big banks.  What the rider does is to make it easier for FDIC banks to trade derivatives, which Warren Buffett once defined as “financial weapons of mass destruction.”  (See “Tilting at Hillary,” TIME Magazine, by Rana Foroohar, January 26, 2015, page 28.) 189 more words

Musings, Etc.

Credit Default Swap

A Credit Default Swap (CDS) is a derivative contract between two parties, a credit protection buyer and credit protection seller, in which the buyer makes a series of cash payments to the seller and receives a promise of compensation for credit losses resulting from the default of a reference entity.

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Boom Goes The Dynamite: The Crashing Price Of Oil Is Going To Rip The Global Economy To Shreds

f you were waiting for a “black swan event” to come along and devastate the global economy, you don’t have to wait any longer.  As I write this, the price of U.S. 270 more words

Great Depression

Deutsche Bank, Barclays Seen Losing Millions Amid Swiss Rout

Bloomberg Jan 16, 2015

Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays Plc (BARC ▼ -1.58% 224.35), two of the world’s largest currency dealers, were among the first banks to suffer losses after the Swiss central bank’s surprise decision to abandon a cap on the franc, people with knowledge of the matter said. 149 more words


8:45pmCT, Friday, January 16, 2015

In this post I discuss Index Dividend Yields, Index PE Multiples, Annualized Past Performance, Asset Allocation, Options & Derivative Securities.

As you can see the DJIA is quite reasonable in terms of  PE Multiple, at just 16.19, with forward looking estimates placing its PE Multiple at 15.33 in twelve months time; while the DJIA’s dividend yield has actually increased over the past 12 months to 2.51% from 2.08 a year ago.  1,052 more words

Andrew G. Bernhardt