Big Shooting Star Action On Apple

Big Shooting Star Action On Apple

TM Editorial Update: Many readers wrote in asking about the “mysterious 117.28 trade.”  It turns out the trade did not happen. It was an artifact of the options market that looked as if someone had bought $1.26 million worth of Apple for 2% above market price. No such trade occurred. This phantom trade however was posted as […]
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                        ADRs Best & Worst – November 17, 2014

E ADRs Best & Worst – November 17, 2014

The best scoring ADRs from one year ago (11/18/2013) returned an average 2.73%, 3.79% better than the MSCI EAFE index (EFA). The best performing from our list one year ago have been SIG up 57%, SHPG up 51%, TTM Up 44%, and RDY up 42%. The average ADR score is 48.07, below the four week […]
Miners Approaching Resistance

Miners Approaching Resistance

There are a couple of hurdles miners (by way of the GDX fund) need to get past in order to not simply roll over yet again and flop lower: $19.57 at the gap (lower arrow) and overhead supply at 20.05 (the upper arrow). I have no position, but I’m skeptical; I think miners are about […]
Emerging Markets Embracing Apple

Emerging Markets Embracing Apple

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) hit a fresh 52-week high on Friday and is showing no sign of reversing. The stock is in the midst of an impressive rally, and is generating a fresh wave of excitement among investors and analysts as the holiday season enters. With demand for the new flagship IPhones reaching unprecedented levels, many […]
Use This Secret To Be A Better Investor

Use This Secret To Be A Better Investor

Source: Wikipedia Dear Diary, We remind readers that we can’t reply directly to every piece of correspondence to the Diary. But we read everything that comes to us. We’d like to reply, but often we don’t have a good answer to the suggestions, questions and complaints that come our way. There are surely more things in heaven […]
The Economics Of Disney’s Frozen

The Economics Of Disney’s Frozen

“Frozen fever” largely passed over my house.  As the father of two young boys, I’m a lot more likely to have Teenage Mutuant Ninja Turtles playing on my living room TV. Still, even my rowdy boys have watched Frozen a few times, and I’ve caught my wife singing Let It Go more than once. Frozen is the highest-grossing animated movie in history – bringing in […]
Bloomberg Erroneously Reports Fairholme Sells Fannie Common

Bloomberg Erroneously Reports Fairholme Sells Fannie Common

This is pretty bad………. From the 13F-HR footnotes on Fairholme’s SEC filing…. For purposes of this Form 13F-HR for the third quarter of 2014, the filer is not disclosing its holdings in both Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp and Federal National Mortgage Association, because such securities are not included on the Official List of Section 13(f) (full list) securities […]
Mission Accomplished: Stocks & Homeless Kids Hit All-Time Highs

Mission Accomplished: Stocks & Homeless Kids Hit All-Time Highs

Guest Post By Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog Something is dreadfully wrong with this picture. In a report just released today by the National Center on Family Homelessness, a team of academics has demonstrated that the number of homeless children in the Land of the Free now stands at 2.5 million.       This is far […]
The First Libertarian?

The First Libertarian?

Most libertarians count Murray Rothbard as one of their mentors. They will know that Rothbard’s primary mentors were Ludwig Von Mises and Friedrich Hayek. But Rothbard dug deeper in his search for libertarian thinking. Here is a little-seen paper that he wrote in 1967: The first libertarian intellectual was Lao-tzu, the founder of Taoism. Little […]
Pressures On US Economy Just Increased

Pressures On US Economy Just Increased

I have been suggesting that the U.S. economy would likely be unable to meet current estimates of sustained and robust economic growth of 3% or more due to the global slowdown. Despite ongoing Central Bank interventions, the deflationary pressures in the Eurozone and Japan are likely to flow back to the U.S. sooner rather than […]