Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Kirk Report

The Kirk Report

The Decade In Review

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

    The Decade In Review
  • A Decade in Review (Yahoo)

  • One dazing decade (Newsweek)

  • Goodbye to the decade from hell (Time)

  • The decade in news photographs (Boston)

  • The decade in words (Good)

  • Stock market closes the books on a lost decade (LA Times)

  • Ten thoughts on the past decade in equities (Abnormal Returns)

  • Aughts were a lost decade for U.S. economy & workers (Washington Post)

  • How bad were the zeroes? (Big Picture)

  • Past decade not as bad for investors as thought (Clark Howard)

  • The decade in the markets (Big Picture)

  • The Best of the 2000s (Bespoke)

  • The 11 best performing stocks of the 2000's (Mint)

  • Star stocks of the decade (Globe Investor)

  • Best & worst of '09 & Decade (PrudentTrader)

  • Google named as the best investment of the decade (Smart Money)

  • Best & worst industries of the decade (Infectious Greed)

  • Gold outshines them all (Trader's Narrative)

  • Average p/e ratios by decade (Bespoke)

  • The decade of electronic trading (The Trade News)

  • A decade of overreaching (The Trading Report)

  • The 10 worst decisions of America's worst decade (Daily Finance)

  • How Keynesianism gave us the decade of Zero (Business Insider)

  • To lose one decade may be misfortune (Economist)

  • The lost decade for the US economy (Investment Postcards)

  • It was a decade of zeros (NYT)

  • A fruitful decade for many in the world (NYT)

  • Investors hope the '10s beat the '00s (WSJ)

  • The worst fund launches of the 2000s (Morningstar)

  • The decade in review (The Daily Show)

  • "If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people." - Chinese Proverb

Pre Jobs Report Trading

Posted: 06 Jan 2010 05:47 AM PST

Good morning. Futures are lower amid dollar strength and mixed action in overseas markets. Unlike yesterday, we do have a lot of headlines to sort through especially concerning the employment picture.

  • ADP jobs report came in better than expected (ADP)

  • U.S. job cuts shrink to two-year low in December (Reuters)

  • Consumer confidence improves (ABC News)

  • U.S. retailers saw a strong finish to the 2009 holiday season (Reuters)

  • US shopping center vacancies hit records (Reuters)

  • Mortgage demand near six-month low as rates jump (Reuters)

  • Bernanke faces mounting criticism after speech (The Hill)

  • Senate panel nears agreement on role of Fed (Reuters)

  • US slaps more duties on steel products from China (CNBC)

  • China's Ministry of Housing says it plans to tighten credit policy to curb speculation in the real estate market (MarketNews)

  • Greece rejects bailout speculation (Bloomberg)

  • GMAC expects to post a $5 billion loss (Washington Post)

  • Banking chief Dodd to leave Senate (Reuters)

At 10:AM we have the ISM Non-Manufacturing Survey and at 10:30 the EIA Petroleum Status report. Then this afternoon at 2:PM we have the FOMC minutes.

Read more of my premarket report.

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