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Is Wall Street Disconnected from Main Street?

I’ve recently (since June) started putting back money for my retirement both in a 403b and a bit of money in some individual stocks. Seeing my portfolio see-saw back and forth, and at best maybe breaking even, I have to wonder who makes money in this market? 44 more words


Rewriting impressions from the past.

I went on a Christmas present delivering mission and met up with my Dad and my sister for lunch recently.  We picked a halfway point to make it easy for all of us to come in by train and Birmingham New Street was that point.   202 more words


Should We Fear—Or Cheer—Plunging Oil Prices?

Chances are, you’re celebrating today’s lower gas prices.  AAA reports that the national average price of gas is $2.48 today, the lowest since December 2009.  The result: an estimated $70 billion in direct savings for U.S. 665 more words


Stock Markets – Daily Note – 18/Dec

The rise in the stock markets was supported by Yellen’s statement (and the consequent reaction of US markets) and also the appreciation of the ruble against the dollar. 469 more words

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Hamburg - Germany

Tomorrow morning….really early….I leave for Hamburg in Germany for a short weekend Xmas break with my husband and family. It is my son’s and his girlfriend’s Xmas gift to both of us. 107 more words


12/18/14...a HUGE rally for the WRONG reasons! Caveat Emptor!

Quote of the Day from the Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes: “He’s so old that when he orders a three-minute egg, they ask for the money up front.” – Milton Berle… 1,709 more words


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S&P 500 Gains For Second Day Amid Global Rally After Fed

“The U.S. stocks rose, after the biggest jump in a year for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as energy shares extended gains and global equities rallied on the Federal Reserve’s pledge to be patient on the timing of rate increases.” 41 more words