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Wednesday Morning Reads:

A few articles that I found worth sharing. Enjoy: Barry Ritholtz's TBP Conference - Watch it online: The Big Picture  TARP made bank problems worse: Marketwatch  China Economy: Hard Landing and Beyond: ALSO SPRACH ANALYST The Debt Super-Cycle Goes Into Orbit: BusinessInsider   GOP Smacked: The Economist            

Private vs Government Job Trends

via: Chart of the Day: The latest jobs report came out today with the Labor Department reporting that nonfarm payrolls (jobs) increased by 114,000 in addition to the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8% for the month of September. Today's chart provides some insight into the current US job market by comparing the percentage change in total nonfarm ...

Dogs of the Dow Revisited

  Back in the 90's, the "Dogs of the Dow" emerged as a popular strategy for investors who were looking for a way to invest in high quality stocks that were out of favor. (image via Flickr/Soggydan) The concept behind the Dogs of the Dow theory is that each year an investor would purchase the 10 stocks ...

Stock Market Rallies Since 1900

  via Chart of the Day- The Dow made another post-financial crisis rally late last week. To provide some further perspective to the current Dow rally (and in response to several requests), all major market rallies of the last 111 years are plotted on today's chart. Each dot represents a major stock market rally as measured by ...

Interesting Reads

  A couple of must reads: What keeps institutional investors up at night? - InvestmentNews Q2 GDP SLASHED TO 1.3% - BusinessInsider Affluent Investors Settle Into New Normal: Merrill - On Wall Street Richard Russell - A Crashing Sector, Gold & The Fiscal Cliff - King World News iPhone a 'Massive Fail', Apple Losing Way - Bloomberg   How long does it take ...

Where Will The Next Huge Gain Be? [Video]

I came across this great presentation over the weekend from Alex Daley discussing where the next big gain in the technology sector may be. For those who are not familiar with Alex Daley, Alex is is the chief technology investment strategist at Casey Research and has spent his career working with emerging technologies, collaborating with scientists ...

Chart of the Day: Gas Prices Are Rising (Again)

via Chart of the Day: Today's chart provides some long-term perspective in regards to gasoline prices by presenting the inflation-adjusted US price of one gallon of gasoline since 1980. There are a couple points of interest from today's chart. For one, Middle East crises are often associated with major swings in the price of gasoline. Also, ...