The Prepared Mind 12.10.2012

This graphic is from the website “Friends of the US Chamber.”  It is not unique.  Similar countdowns are present on numerous other websites and as a constant on numerous financial TV broadcasts.   Fellow mentor  Steve Papale’s latest blog entry on “At the Margin Decisions” (http://blog.discoveroptions.com/2012/12/papale-at-margin-decisions/) is a very good look…

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The Prepared Mind 10.8.2012

Equities and equity indexes posted modest gains last week.  The markets started with gains on Monday after a positive  ISM-manufacturing report.  There was an absence of the intraday and interday  volatility which often characterizes “Employment Week.”  The markets ended with a sell-off on Friday to show a minimal difference  from…

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