Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Web Talks About Money

Tam trots around the globe in her comfy bunny slippers, via a wireless connection, a Hot Spot (TM) ,and copious amounts of coffee ,to bring you this digest of some of the best on the Web. These are just a few.

From the excellent KIRK REPORT BLOG ( comes the weekly wrap:

Friday, June 22, 2007

Weekly Wrap

A market run on easy credit, hedge-fund leverage, and worldwide-liquidity gets nervous when any factors show up that could serve to spoil the party. Hedge fund blowups and widening credit spreads certainly didn't make investors feel too warm and fuzzy.

For the week just ended, we have losses across the board. The Dow declined -1.96, the S&P 500 -1.95%, the Nasdaq 100 -1.05%, and the Russell 2000 -1.66%. More importantly, we finished the week with the S&P 500 under its 50-day moving average - the first time since late March.m, an add-on for Internet Explorer that remembers all your passwords for different Web sites and fills them in for you. (read the rest of the article by pasting"" into your browser)

Another great site for investment professionals, A Fly on The Wall's excellent blog ( reports on:

Airgas: A Classic Gas Play

When corporate types start talking about expansion by acquisition, folks naturally think of the technology sector. The practice works just fine elsewhere, though. There is an outfit in Radnor, Pennsylvania that exerts much pressure in the gas distribution game, by virtue of more than 350 acquisitions over the past 21 years ...

(go to for the rest and many more useful articles)

Another great place to take a morning coffee break is the great THINKBLOG ( Excerpt from a recent article:

Yin and Yang Society

June 18, 2007

I went to the Far East last week to get a first hand account of the new Wild West. Everybody by now accepts as popular wisdom that China is where it’s at and its position atop of the economies of the world is inevitable.

Ten percent GDP growth, foreign investment at $60 billion a year, its stock market doubled in 2006 and is up over 50% in 2007. China is already the largest cell phone market in the world with 350 million subscribers, and it is predicted to be the number one car market, the number one PC market, and the number one broadband market shortly...

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