American vision, Dilemas, GOP's Vision, Leadership, poor leadership, Vision

Political Anger Management with GOP’s Aspbergers like behavior.

I used to admire the GOP during the 70’s and 80’s but… Does the new GOP have Aspbergers?  We love the principles of Liberty they claim to spouse and love their guts and work ethic  BUT … they are exhausting to watch and listen to.   When we watch the news and listen interviews, it would be easy to follow the GOP logic IF AND ONLY IF we agree with their basic assumption: That the new GOP Ideology is American Constitutional Purity and anything else must be stopped or destroyed, at any cost. More and more their reactions are tantrums  to anything that represents friction to the smooth sailing of this New RealGOP ideology. Which is simply the old WASP point of view. Clearly the GOP has very poor leadership skills and goals. Their Vision has  turned egotistical, arrogant and childish.

Their explosive responses reminds me of the reaction exhibited by some autistic  folk I know. They are perfectly fine in many areas and look normal and at times behave normal. We are awed sometimes at their unique talents.  Some autistic folk explode in strong displays of dissatisfaction or anger when told NO. This happens often …moment to moment. It is exhausting on parents and take carers, or taxpayers like in this occasion with the Government shutdown fiasco.

This Government shutdown is hard to understand through the thick smoke of burning ideologies and hate. But it is really simple once we pause to identify our core values detached of favoritism. Fareed Zakaria’s post on How to solve the crisis in Washington deserves reading. It will help the reader to discover how simple is the way to solutions. By comparing the rhetoric of both parties versus the basic teachings about our political system, we will realize how Anger has clouded our thinking through an issue.  And as a society how Anger has slowly isolated us from common sense while believing every body else lost it. How Anger is quietly soothing our sense of loss and becoming our companion.

So how do this happen to a society so advanced, curious, well informed, smart and caring like the USA? Are we burdened with data or has the digestion of information become a chore?

We may suffer with Decision Fatigue Syndrome

Our society became technically complicated and filled with information in all areas of our life: Law, medicine, crafts, business, hobbies you name it. Information became a requirement for negotiations. We are curious and fuel our need to know with more information and data. What no one suspected was that for every piece of information perused a decision is necessary. Do I think this information is data or just info. Do I believe this data? Do I trust the sources? What do I do with this? How does this info affect my goals?

It is important in our society to listen to both sides of an argument. Many political decisions are drastically different AND demand inspection or study of lots of information and make decisions about their accuracy, relevance and behavior in our lives.

Sometimes the data is drastically different from our expectations. Does this new knowledge demand a change in perspective and actions or behavior. And does it demand a character change?   DO I NEED A CHANGE IN IDEOLOGY

“Maybe a better way to describe chronic fatigue when it comes to Aspbergers and related conditions is to call it decision fatigue. The condition of decision fatigue comes from the world of social psychology  Mental fatigue is different from ordinary physical fatigue. ”

 This is how a parent blogs about caring for a child with Aspberger and continues:

“Unlike physical fatigue, you can have mental fatigue without feeling tired. What happens with mental fatigue is that you start to experience everything more intensely. You become more irritated, more easily frustrated. You may have a powerful impulse to eat, drink, spend money, or blurt out something stupid.”

 In short we are asked to make countless decisions in our daily lives.

This leads to fatigue and depression. In the long term it leads to apathy about the opinion of others or Anger.

We can easily get off the Anger and emotional fatigue train. First we can start with basic Anger Management which boils down to Growing up.

Like if ‘Am angry at KLMN because ‘His ideology puts me in danger”‘ then  ‘Growing Up’  beyond anger is pausing long enough to ask of one self: How do I really know this is true? What happened that i came to believe and agree these thoughts were real?
Now Decision Syndrome Fatigue may be one cause.

American vision, Leadership, World events

E TU BRUTUS ?? !!!

The hyenas in Europe smell the blood of a wounded lion the US of A.

A general review of the latest news condensed for the convinience of the discriminating reader with not enough time this week.

A real test of leadership.

Awaits all American citizens and especialy its Energy Business leaders who will be in difficult positions  as they will manouver energy transactions and face competition in the comming frenzy for Lybian contracts and oil, in very adversorial now openly anti-American territories.

Our Political Leaders will have to summon a backbone balanced with sober thinking in the tribulations ahead.

Those who can effectively unite America for the love  and gratitude felt will become the Grizzly Bears and those who separate it by unifying small fractions on the bases of fear and hate will become coyotes who shall have a popular start and a pyrrhic victory.

The Dagger

With the knife on our back the bleeding begins and it is the time to watch which EU country will try to take the first bite. Will it be Berlusconi, Sarkozy or Zapatero?

The release of mass murderer by Scotland’s Authorities.

Pan Am Flight 103 was Pan American World Airways’ third daily scheduled transatlantic flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. On Wednesday 21 December 1988, the Boeing 747-121 named Clipper Maid of the Seas was destroyed by a bomb, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members. Eleven people in Lockerbie,  Scotland, were killed when large airplane sections fell down over the town.  As a result, history has named the event as the Lockerbie Bombing.

In 2001, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, a Libyan, was found guilty and convicted of involvement in the murder  caused by the bombing and sentenced to life imprisonment. On 20 August 2009, the Scottish Government released him on “compassionate grounds” to return to Libya, he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and told he had a life expectancy of less than 3 months. Does he really have cancer, It is irrelevant.
The first stab came from the UK. How:

As we can tell by what The WSJ wrote : “Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, meanwhile, owns a $16 million mansion in London’s northern suburbs and maintains close links with Britain’s leading business figures. Earlier this summer he was a guest at the villa owned by the Rothschild banking family on the Greek island of Corfu. Another guest was Lord Peter Mandelson, Britain’s business secretary and a close ally of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.”
Mr. Mandelson is no other than Peter Benjamin Mandelson, Baron Mandelson, PC (Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ) who had to resign twice under Prime Minister Tony Blair under the shadows of impropriety:
First resignation: In December 1998, it was revealed Mandelson had bought a home in Notting Hill in 1996 with the assistance of an interest-free loan of £373,000 from Geoffrey Robinson, a millionaire Labour MP who was also in the Government, but was subject to an inquiry into his business dealings by Mandelson’s department. Although Mandelson alleged he had deliberately not taken part in any decisions relating to Robinson, he knew he should have declared the loan as an interest, and he resigned on 23 December 1998
Second resignation: In January 2001, it was revealed Mandelson had phoned Home Office minister Mike O’Brien on behalf of Srichand Hinduja, an Indian businessman who was seeking British citizenship, and whose family firm was to become the main sponsor of the “Faith Zone” in the Millennium Dome. At the time, Hinduja and his brothers were under investigation by the Indian government for alleged involvement in the Bofors scandal. On 24 January 2001, Mandelson resigned from the Government for a second time insisting he had done nothing wrong.
He made several speeches outlining his strong support for the European Union. He was close to two Shadow Cabinet members, Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, each regarded as potential future leaders
Mandelson became a close ally and trusted adviser to Blair. He was Labour’s election Campaign Director for the 1997 general election, which Labour won by a landslide.
Some early background, He was educated at Hendon County Grammar School. at St Catherine’s College read Philosophy, Politics and Economics and in the late 1970s became director of the British Youth Council thus became a delegate in 1978 to the Soviet-organized World Festival of Youth and Students in Havana, Cuba and several future Labour cabinet colleagues. Elected to Lambeth Borough Council in September 1979 and retired in 1982 not pleased with the course of Labour politics.

Other evidence suggesting the British government, rather than its weaker Scottish partner, was the driving force behind Megrahi’s release has emerged in the form of a letter Ivor Lewis, a junior minister at the British Foreign Office, wrote to Mr. MacAskill on Aug. 3. In that letter, parts of which have been leaked to the British press, Mr. Lewis tells Mr. MacAskill that there is no legal reason not to accede to Libya’s request to transfer Megrahi into its custody under the terms of an agreement reached between Mr. Blair and Gadhafi senior in 2004 to strengthen U.K.-Libyan diplomatic ties. This agreement was negotiated in the wake of the historic nuclear deal.
The Stabbing dagger was last seen in the hands of Italy.
Libya is the biggest provider of crude oil to Italy by far and its sovereign wealth fund may yet prop up some large Italian companies, but Silvio Berlusconi is discovering – like Gordon Brown of the UK – that to deal with Muammar Gadhafi can be a double-edged sword.
When he flies to Tripoli on Sunday, the Italian prime minister will be the first western head of government to greet the Libyan leader since the homecoming of the convicted Lockerbie bomber which has sparked a furore in the US and the UK. Oil and business ties are expected to top the agenda when Mr Berlusconi joins Colonel Gadhafi to celebrate the accord they forged a year ago under which Italy said it would pay $5bn (€3.5bn, £3bn) during 25 years as reparations for its colonial rule, which lasted from 1911 to 1943.
In return, Libya made a deal about boat people leaving its shores and is to give Italian companies priority in infrastructure projects, such as Finmeccanica’s aerospace(see stock below) venture with a Libyan fund and its award last month of a €541m railway signals contract. Libya’s sovereign wealth funds seek stakes in Italian companies, including a possible 10 per cent holding in Eni, the energy company controlled by the Italian government.
Before he flies to Libya this evening, Mr Berlusconi has a related but potentially more important meeting closer to home, with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s secretary of state.
Is reminds me of the movie “The Godfather” when Michael is at the Cathedral baptizing his son while he has his men whacking the competition.

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From their official website: Finmeccanica and Libyan Investment Authority sign a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic cooperation in Africa and the Middle EastOriente

Finmeccanica, the Italian leading aerospace, defence and security company and the Libyan Investment Authority (“LIA”), the Libyan sovereign wealth fund, and Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (“LAP”), an Investment Fund owned by LIA, share the view that Libya and the Middle East and Africa countries will offer, in the near future, significant investment opportunities in a broad range of industrial sectors in which Finmeccanica is present at a global level and they intend to leverage on their joint capabilities to access new markets working with local customers and partners.

In this context, Finmeccanica, LIA and LAP have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a strategic cooperation in Libya and other countries in the Middle East and Africa regions. Under this MoU investment opportunities will be pursued in the aerospace, electronics, transportation and energy sectors for civil applications.

Japan’s dilema

The WSJ page A16 World News of Aug-27-09 dedicates a 1/2 page to  what the article’s heading calls: Likely Japan Leaders to Focus on Asian Ties

Focusing  on Yukio Hatomaya of the opposition Democratic Party and the meaning of his comment on America: ” The era of U.S. led globalism is comming to an end and we are moving away from a unipolar world toward an era of multipolarity”

This from the man that may become Japan’s Prime Minister.

wow it reminds you of that song “where have all the cowboys gone” because we haven’t seen any since Ronald Reagan.

—oo0oo—

Lighter side

Nobel Economics

“Economics is the only field in which two people can share a Nobel Prize for saying opposing things.” Specifically, Myrdal and Hayek shared one.

Citizen responsibilty, Leadership, Vision

Lessons lost: Need 4 Vision

Our present financial crisis presents an incredible opportunity to learn lessons otherwise may have gone un-noticed.

This blog has brought forward the idea that we the public have failed in our duty to educate ourselves in maters of money, finance and leadership. Also that our present financial crisis was precipitated by the lack of public oversight in to these matters where poor management and destructive leadership.

Microsoft’s leader is one example we can begin to track.

Mr. Ballmer has made a series of calls to arms against out to destroy Microsoft and has purchased a contract with Yahoo where it will retain control of the technical side and give away nearly 80% of the revenue.

Why? The only possible answer is to destroy or maim Google. This strategy is an old one at Microsoft where they purchased companies like Visicalc and others to develop what now is Office then pretty much gutted snd destroyed the original company.

Microsoft is forgetting a vital detail, these companies are not to get them but they are out to succeed regardless of Microsoft’s performance in the stock market. These companies have a wealth of innovation to crank out and are creating alliances with other industries such as chip manufactures (Intel, TI) telcos, (Sprint, Verizon)

Microsoft stock went up and Yahoo tanked, nothing new since Yahoo lost its most valuable asset and Microsoft failed to see that web sales through SEOs is the bread and butter of Internet Corporations, however Technology is the table and silverware and stove. Windows 7 and subsequent reincarnations eventualy will not be able to stand up to what is becoming the web/mobil technology OS standard Unix derivative systems and Java developed Applications.

Microsoft is making the same mistake Detroit made: Inability to shelve Legacy technologies.

Citizen responsibilty, Leadership

The Misery of innovative bigotry

Set Music to Peter and the Wolf
Peter
Medida execs have been whining about loss of revenue while accusing the users of the web for their revenue loss, due their unacknowledged lack of ingenuity. From Rupert Murdoch and James Moroney to Barry Diller there has been a crescendo of dispair from the executive suites of News Media corporations. As the old saying goes “It is a poor craftman he who blames his tools for his mistakes”

The Wolves
Internet users, businesses, corporations and entrepreneurs. Think Yahoo, Twitter, Google, ZDNet, CNet, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Sillicon Valley News, and many more through You Tube and My Space and other web venues.

The Demand
To ax web users of news content by charging them. The reality is that millions are profiting from the web except them in a fashion that they are accustomed (gazillions of dollars into their personal accounts), maybe because they are clueless as to how to do it even though many are and more are learning.
Free news is not news, its an old fact

Solution
a- Feed Peter to the wolves? Remember Peter has a yatch, jets, many mansions, bodyguards and pushes politicians around.
b- Donate a brain for Peter? Again see a- and they already have a good brain they lack humanity that they disguise with philanthropic contributions (a hospital building with their name) too bad if it is a tax deduction
The Moral of the Story
The Misery of innovative bigotry
This proves that many Executives do not care abut the System of Free Enterprise,. To them it is only a means to their self centered goals.

Free news content to subscribers is as old as radio bradcasting and the FCC

Thus we shall see relentless attempts through lobbying to legislate innovation is as damaging as the pursuit of legislating stupidity, yet we as a society do not learn until we have this great SNAFU.
Caveat
There are many good citizen executives. Unfortunatelly these many good people have not made the decision to police themselves
the unfortunate result is that the general public seeks to address the problem through legislation and we all suffer except the culprits.
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S&P/TSX Comp 10,757.39 69.49 0.65
Mexico Bolsa 26,456.36 -190.01 -0.71
Brazil Bovespa 54,299.88 -157.41 -0.29

Todays word/term :

Health Care:
The largest industry in 2006 from the point of view of the industrial infrastructure.
The treatment and its management , from the point of view of patient doctor point of contact.

American vision, Citizen responsibilty, Leadership, Learn, understanding economic events

Everyone can benefit knowing the Basics of Finance

Chrysler-Fiat to head to Supreme Court  “A group of Indiana pension funds has made a last-minute effort to block Chrysler’s deal with Italian automaker Fiat.” reports Money.CNN
Useless panic, worry and too late in the game is painful display of poor me. Asking to correct  neglected assets because no one did know how.
One reason why I write this blog, progress: Address a lacking essential life skill, Market skills that is. As participating clients of the pension funds around the globe we have a poor understanding of ‘The How’ when chicanery or dishonesty of our leaders affect retirement funds bottom line.
To prevent losses to crime and accidents we spend enormous time, money and resources to protect our mundane possessions and have organized layers of law enforcement.
We trail in doing the same to protect our retirement nest eggs. In other words basic working knowledge of the Stock Market.
This over sized scope and magnitude of the present crisis is the result of our past attitude. Properly armed with financial facts and honest attitude the bubbles would not have grown perversely everywhere. They would have been contained to smaller pockets of greed and inexperience.    Stock brokers can profit in up or down times since they have necessary life skills to navigate turbulent waters. Skills that allows the individual to control the building of his financial cushion. There are no excuses that work, clearly.
A basic knowledge of the Market and Investments is necessary to effectively stave the forces produced by incompetence or dishonesty. Whether is GM’s refusal to let go of the mentality that they knew what the consumer should buy or the SEC’s inability to press Madoff to produce  and analyze his data or our inability to realize that while the nation workers are been laid off, American jobs being outsourced, manufacturing plants closing yet …  yet there is a Real Estate boom! houses selling for 1/2 million dollars in the same neighborhoods where 15 years earlier they were selling for less than 100 thousand  yet everyone accepted it as normally ideal, we were to busy fighting about political agendas that betrayed the principles of their financing, ironic.
I knew something was certainly wrong with the picture but my lack of smarts in the Financial field prodded me to let smarter folk to proclaim that all is well just spend more, go to college, buy a  house and a boat fill it with cheap Chinese goods with your credit is easy just make goals have ambition and get promoted …find better job …you’ll pay off your loans soon, everybody does it. Whatsa matter you!  This has been the extent of our financial savvy and that of knowing the basic terminology on how to fill the forms for medical insurance, right?!
We can talk about conservatism, balderdash!
This crisis clearly shows we as society have lost conservatism somewhere in the farm. This is where political rhetorical slogans and partisan ideologies crash against the cold reality of cash or lack thereof leaving surprise and emotions insufficient forces to address and correct malfeasance.

Our goal is to learn the language of The Market and become aware of its effects in society, not teach anything.

Markets reported by The Financial Times

FTSE 100 4,376 -1.41% € per £ 1.15 +0.47%
S&P 500 940.09 0.00% $ per £ 1.59 -0.43%
NIKKEI 225 9,866 +1.00% ¥ per $ 98.52 -0.13%
EuroFirst 300 860.24 -1.38% WTI Crude 67.65 -1.15%

Apple [aapl]  chart by Market Club

Today’s comment:
Chrysler-Fiat to head to Supreme Court: “A group of Indiana pension funds has made a last-minute effort to block Chrysler’s deal with Italian automaker Fiat.”   Says a reports from Money.CNN
Useless panic, worry and too late in the game is painful display of poor me. Asking to correct  neglected assets because no one did know how.
One reason why I write this blog, progress: Address a lacking essential life skill, Understanding the Market skills that is. As participating clients of the pension funds around the globe we have a poor understanding of ‘The How’ when chicanery or dishonesty of our leaders affect retirement funds bottom line.
To prevent losses to crime and accidents we spend enormous time, money and resources to protect our mundane possessions and have organized layers of law enforcement.
We trail in doing the same to protect our retirement nest eggs. In other words basic working knowledge of the Stock Market.
This over sized scope and magnitude of the present crisis is the result of our past attitude. Properly armed with financial facts and honest attitude the bubbles would not have grown perversely everywhere. They would have been contained to smaller pockets of greed and inexperience.    Stock brokers can profit in up or down times since they have necessary life skills to navigate turbulent waters. Skills that allows the individual to control the building of his financial cushion. There are no excuses that work, clearly.
A basic knowledge of the Market and Investments is necessary to effectively stave the forces produced by incompetence or dishonesty. Whether is GM’s refusal to let go of the mentality that they knew what the consumer should buy or the SEC’s inability to press Madoff to produce  and analyze his data or our inability to realize that while the nation workers are been laid off, American jobs being outsourced, manufacturing plants closing yet …  yet there is a Real Estate boom! houses selling for 1/2 million dollars in the same neighborhoods where 15 years earlier they were selling for less than 100 thousand  yet everyone accepted it as normally ideal, we were to busy fighting about political agendas that betrayed the principles of their financing, ironic.
I knew something was certainly wrong with the picture but my lack of smarts in the Financial field prodded me to let smarter folk to proclaim that all is well just spend more, go to college, buy a  house and a boat fill it with cheap Chinese goods with your credit is easy just make goals have ambition and get promoted …find better job …you’ll pay off your loans soon, everybody does it. Whatsa matter you!  This has been the extent of our financial savvy and that of knowing the basic terminology on how to fill the forms for medical insurance, right?!
We can talk about conservatism, balderdash!
This crisis clearly shows we as society have lost conservatism somewhere in the farm. This is where political rhetorical slogans and partisan ideologies crash against the cold reality of cash or lack thereof leaving surprise and emotions insufficient forces to address and correct malfeasance.
Todays term:
What Does International Reserves Mean?
Any kind of reserve funds that can be passed between the central banks of different countries. International reserves are an acceptable form of payment between these banks. The reserves themselves can either be gold or else a specific currency, such as the dollar or euro.
Analysys:
What Does Moving Average – MA Mean?
An indicator frequently used in technical analysis showing the average value of a security’s price over a set period. Moving averages are generally used to measure momentum and define areas of possible support and resistance.
Moving Average (MA)

American vision, Citizen responsibilty, GOP's Vision, Leadership, Learn, understanding economic events

If a firm is ”too big to fail,” it is … too big.

Today’s Political two cents:

Rants against Sotomayor will only accelerate the GOP certain split:

  • A) A radical wing claiming rights to the “WASP” legacy power, this seemingly popular and boisterous faction full of bile is left to keeping tabs on every transgression a la Taliban in here you will find the entertainers Media types that claim they are not the media because they fight the ‘Liberal Media” also defending “conservatives” values while displaying the most un-conservative values.
  • B) Another group will tent more open minded figures that allow differences of opinion in an imperfect world, here you will find: Gates, McCain, Powell real life Heroes and Veterans and business men and women such as Ms. Carly Fiorina or someone like Ms. Marissa Mayer from Google (I do not know her party affiliation though)
  • C) And hopefully my wish list: Innovators and entrepreneurs and others who have the character of their convictions. It would be nice to see in this group General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., Carol Barts(Yahoo) and High tech entrepreneurs. Why is it that all real deal entrepreneurs and innovators avoid the GOP: Steven Jobs(Apple), Sergei & Brin(Google), self made billionaire Tom Golisano founder of Paychex who helped create the Independence Party rather than join the GOP.

EQUITY INDEXES

VALUE CHANGE % CHANGE
Topix 893.20 0.35 0.04
Hang Seng 17,885.27 893.71 5.26
Singapore Straits Times 2,280.31 -25.77 -1.12
S&P/ASX 3,751.50 -49.60 -1.30

HEADLINE: Investor Flight. “If a firm is ‘too big to fail,’ it is … too big” I love this quote by Thomas F. Cooley  in Forbes on line also  he says ‘First, the very notion of “too big to fail” is dangerous. It suggests that there is an insurance policy that says, no matter how risky your behavior, we will make sure you stay in business. It encourages banks to get bigger (or more interconnected), and it subsidizes risky behavior.  Second, it leaves ambiguous the important issue of who gets protected in the event of insolvency–the equity holders, creditors, subordinated debt holders, etc. It seems fair to say that the solutions that have developed on the fly have done severe damage to the notion that there is a well-ordered capital structure that means something.’  Because the growing trend in public opinion is that Banks will be deemed to big too fail and that Banks will be protected at the expense of the investor will we see an Investor flight?

  • The present financial crisis is not the problem nor a symptom but the consequence of  of  the public apathy for community issues of money, probably is the direct result of lack of pragmatism in the mathematical curriculum or in other words fear of real world math. But at the bottom I smell the ancient separation of math and money in elementary school where the proper instincts and passions are developed and we have to wait to graduate school to really learn that math and money have always been in our every day lives, This is a likely result of the fading  Banking Oligarchy. Fading!?? Yes sir, you are watching it, that is why you don’t understand what is going on.
  • In his article “Market Share thinking as old school thinking article” Mr. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes explores briefly the awareness that obsolescence in what thinking model we use to to determine our impact in the world. The vast difference between relying on the meaning of a static value of a metric versus the trend of a sequence of values.
  • There are brokers making money right now in this difficult market regardless of whether the index is low  or high because the study the trends of the market.

Innovation: Marissa Mayer from Google explains how the concept of 20% or 1 day a week engineers are given room to work on what they are passionate about, this is Google method of discovering Innovation in a disciplined manner, becase, Ms Mayer says, you do not know how a new product will be received.

COMMODITY FUTURES

VALUE CHANGE % CHANGE
Oil 62.88 -0.57 -0.90
Gold 948.40 -6.80 -0.71
Natural Gas 3.61 -0.02 -0.69

EQUITY INDEXES

VALUE CHANGE % CHANGE
DJStoxx 600 210.41 1.45 0.69
FTSE 100 4,416.23 4.51 0.10
DAX 30 5,000.77 15.17 0.30
CAC 40 3,294.86 24.77 0.76
S&P/MIB 20,312.00 15.00 0.07

EUROPE MOST ACTIVE BY VOLUME

PRICE % CHANGE VOLUME
UNICREDIT SPA 1.87 1.08 189248342
VODAFONE GROUP 118.5 0.59 173871427
MILLWALL HLDGS 0.0205 -6.82 161299393
ROYAL BK SCOTLAN 39.2 -2.49 126695708
LLOYDS BANKING 65.5 -1.95 90971975
BANCO SANTANDER 7.54 0.53 90023610
INTL GOLD EXPLOR 0.67 11.67 78265446
BP PLC 505 -0.05 65890575
BARCLAYS PLC 290 0.26 64149343
ENI SPA 17.07 -0.99 60358311

Today’s term: Annual Report

An annual publication that public corporations must provide to shareholders to describe their operations and financial conditions. The front part of the report often contains an impressive combination of graphics, photos and an accompanying narrative, all of which chronicle the company’s activities over the past year. The back part of the report contains detailed financial and operational information.

In the case of mutual funds, an annual report is a required document that is made available to fund shareholders on a fiscal year basis. It discloses certain aspects of a fund’s  operations and financial condition. In contrast to corporate annual reports, mutual fund annual reports are best described as “plain vanilla” in terms of their presentation.
It was not until legislation was enacted after the stock market crash in 1929 that the annual report became a regular component of corporate financial reporting. Typically, an annual report will contain  the following sections:

-Financial Highlights
-Letter to the Shareholders
-Narrative Text, Graphics and Photos
-Management’s Discussion and Analysis
-Financial Statements
-Notes to Financial Statements
-Auditor’s Report
-Summary Financial Data
-Corporate Information

A mutual fund annual report, along with a fund’s prospectus and statement of additional information, is a source of multi-year fund data and performance, which is made available to fund shareholders as well as to prospective fund investors. Unfortunately, most of the information is quantitative rather than qualitative, which addresses the mandatory accounting disclosures required of mutual funds.

RedSerpent’s Index

Company              Ticker         Value          Change
Yahoo * YHOO        * $14.94      * -$0.34
Microsoft * MSFT         * $20.13      * -$0.21
Intel Corp * INTC          * $15.46      * -$0.02
Taser * TASR         * $4.20       * -$0.10
Cisco * CSCO         * $18.22      * -$0.27
James Funds * GLRBX     * $16.61       * -$0.20
Paychex * PAYX        * $26.93      * -$0.56

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Constitution Geek and Geek-otocracy

  • The Administration’s nomination of  the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court vacancy position clearly points to the ascendancy of the Constitution Geeks or to the Geek-otocracy that has begun to dominate the world, geeks are ruling from Football punting and lawn care to web publishing and Google. The Internet is facilitating and reinforces especifity of knowledge with awareness of its globality. Is a new way of changing the tools and resources of  the world funding its  ventures. A Google way.
  • This is why I am convinced that Mr. Robert Gates who is a USAF (SAC) veteran is the best choice to lead the GOP and will be President of the USA in the near future. The Aero Space Age demanded creativity of solutions like never before the Internet being it most famous child but also produced Integrated Circuits and even unintentionally changed comedy, yes through George Carlin who was a BombNav tech that worked in B-52’s,  an airman USAF (SAC, Barksdale AFB)
  • Today’s reading: I may take you a week to digest however is necessary reading in my opinion. From Wired Magazine: “The New New Economy: More Startups, Fewer Giants, Infinite Opportunity”
  • Today’s term: What Does 30-Year Treasury Mean?:   A U.S. Treasury debt obligation that has a maturity of 30 years. The 30-year Treasury used to be the bellwether U.S. bond but now most consider the 10-year Treasury to be the benchmark. The 30-year Treasury will generally pay a higher interest rate than shorter Treasuries to compensate for the additional risks inherent in the longer maturity. However, when compared to other bonds, Treasuries are relatively safe because they are backed by the U.S. government.

as of 12:15 today

EQUITY INDEXES

VALUE CHANGE % CHANGE
S&P 500 904.79 17.79 2.01
NASDAQ 1,741.15 49.14 2.90
Russell 2000 496.45 18.83 3.94
S&P/TSX Comp 10,190.83 121.33 1.20
Mexico Bolsa 24,425.15 226.19 0.93
Brazil Bovespa 51,417.34 601.10 1.18

CURRENCIES

VALUE CHANGE % CHANGE
EUR-USD 1.3999 -0.0016 -0.12
USD-JPY 94.9500 0.1150 0.12
GBP-USD 1.5953 0.0046 0.29

COMMODITY FUTURES

VALUE CHANGE % CHANGE
Oil 61.70 0.03 0.05
Gold 952.20 -6.70 -0.70
Natural Gas 3.49 -0.03 -0.80

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