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Crude Oil Falls on Concerns China, U.S. Growth Is Slowing
06/30/2010 – 11:25 pm PDT | Comments Off

Crude oil fell for a fourth day in New York, the longest losing streak in seven weeks, amid concern the economic recovery in the U.S. and China will slow, curbing demand in the world’s two …

GM Adds New York, Austin to Initial Volt Launch
06/30/2010 – 10:01 pm PDT | Comments Off

GM’s chairman and chief executive, Edward Whitacre Jr., is expected to announce those plans today at a speech at the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
New York …

Changing Attitudes on the Value of an Education
06/30/2010 – 9:00 pm PDT | Comments Off
Changing Attitudes on the Value of an Education

In response to Teenagers Scared Over Plight of their Parents; Attitudes - Bernanke’s Biggest, Most Futile Fight which was based on a comment on my blog by someone using the name “Nancy Drew”, please consider …

Investment Adviser Representative Information Now Publicly Available on IAPD
06/30/2010 – 8:24 pm PDT | Comments Off

IAPD Update Provides Information on IA Reps
The Investment Adviser Public Disclosure (IAPD) was updated this week so that information on investment adviser representatives will now be available online.  Previously the search function allowed members of the …

Calpers and Risk: Together Forever?
06/30/2010 – 8:20 pm PDT | Comments Off

Kit Roane of Fortune reports, Calpers and risk: Together forever? (HT: Bill Tufts):
Before clocking a $100 billion loss in early 2009, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, known as Calpers, had the swagger …

Pay to Play Rule Adopted by SEC
06/30/2010 – 7:42 pm PDT | Comments Off

Investment Advisers Act Rule 206 (4)-5
Today the SEC approved new Rule 206 (4)-5 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 which prohibits investment advisers from making political contributions in certain situations.  The new rule has …

Shanky’s GoM Report
06/30/2010 – 7:36 pm PDT | Comments Off
Shanky’s GoM Report

OK, how do I convey one of the most sickening things I have witnessed in my life? How do I address the fact that there is no way in hell that I will swim in …

David Harvey’s Crisis of Capitalism, Animated
06/30/2010 – 7:30 pm PDT | Comments Off
David Harvey’s Crisis of Capitalism, Animated

David Harvey has been doing a lecture tour for his Marxist critique of both the financial crisis and the narratives told about it. I hadn’t heard the lecture, but just now, I got to …

Potash Producer’s Shares Plunge
06/30/2010 – 6:00 pm PDT | Comments Off
Potash Producer’s Shares Plunge

By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Potash Investing News
Potash shares plunged this week, as risk adverse investors abandoned their positions in the agricultural sector.  Potash producers were not the only ones feeling the blues- in …

Trading FDA, Clinical Trial Binary Events with Revised Bio Run-Up Strategy: $AMRN $CADX $EXAS
06/30/2010 – 5:28 pm PDT | Comments Off
Trading FDA, Clinical Trial Binary Events with Revised Bio Run-Up Strategy: $AMRN $CADX $EXAS

Written by Tyler Trimbath. When playing a bio run-up stock in a down market, it may be useful to adjust your strategy…
Several weeks ago I wrote an article on the bio run-up strategy explaining how …