Stocks To Open Flat As President Obama Fails To Inspire Equity Traders
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Handsome James Today’s Market Commentary Wednesday February 25, 2009
Eastern European Migrants 'Shun' Recession-Struck Britain
How to Use Recovery.gov: 7 Tips for Browsing the Bailout Bill Web Site
Chris Nelder: Six Smart Grid Plays in the Stimulus Package
In this week’s article for Energy and Capital, I discuss smart metering and other smart grid technologies, and suggest six companies that are well positioned to profit from the grid’s transformation.
It’s not every day that you see an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a whole new industry, but smart grid technology is just that.
Historically, dividends have accounted for a large part of the total return for stocks. If dividends are excluded, the capital gain on stocks trails the return on treasury bonds. What might be the implication for equity returns given the high rate of negative dividend actions?
U.S. government to begin "stress test" for big-banks (LOL !!!!!)
Ken Lewis is one of the MOST-incompetent of the Wall Street banksters, and also one of the worst liars (as in lacking the skills of his peers). If Lewis was going to lie to his shareholders, to try to deceive them about the "strength" of the company he has so grossly mismanaged, at least he could tell them a plausible lie. Lol!!
Bulls To Bears: You Mess With The Bull, You Get The Horns
At the beginning of 2007, Ben Bernanke assured the world that the U.S. economy would "bottom" by the 2nd half of 2007. A few months later he boldly predicted a recovery in the first half of 2008. A few months after THAT, "recovery" was a certainty for the 2nd half of 2008. By the middle of last year, the long-promised "recovery" would arrive at the beginning of 2009, said Bernanke.
The President's $10,000,000,000,000 Economic Stimulus Package
For investors: All investment income would be treated equally (at flat tax rates), except municipal bond interest would continue to be tax free--- but at all jurisdictional levels. All public corporations reporting profits would be required to disburse at least 25% of their profits to shareholders.