Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Kirk Report

The Kirk Report


Weekender

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 06:43 AM PST

Weekender
  • America's broken equity culture (MarkHulbert)

  • Will we ever again trust Wall Street? (WSJ)

  • ETF investors still running away from the U.S.A. (ETFexpert)

  • Corporate America is more pessimistic than you know (WSJ)

  • Buybacks are back (Minyanville)

  • Increase in corporate buyback programs is a bullish omen (MarkHulbert)

  • Why the bailouts were necessary (JamesAltucher)

  • Fickle markets (ETFdigest)

  • Suze turns bearish (BadMoneyAdvice)

  • If it feels like only a correction, is it just a correction? (JoeFahmy)

  • Is this just a correction or the start of something more? (TradeKing)

  • Is this stock market playing you for a fool? (Zook)

  • S&P 500 sector trading ranges (Bespoke)

  • Who is overconfident? (DashOfInsight)

  • This week's sentiment overview (TradersNarrative)

  • What's on tap for next week (WSJ)

  • A look at historical trading following President's Day (Bespoke)

  • Economy's setback not sign of new normal, just normal (CentralPenn)

  • Is history repeating itself? (MarketClub)

  • Searching for a better understanding of depressions (RealClearMarkets)

  • Five current investment themes (MarketFolly)

  • Three topics as most influential on markets (Hedgeye)

  • Top 10 surprises for 2010 (MadHedgeFundTrader)

  • Dow could fall another 3,000 points (RichardRussell)

  • The next leg of the great bear market has begun (FT)

  • Playing with EMAs (SingersMarket)

  • One word - Fedspeak (Ritholtz)

  • Fed grapples with policy brakes (FT)

  • It amazes me how people have such short memories (NPR)

  • The impending U.S. bankruptcy is not only Obama's fault (JasonKelly)

  • The Obama banking plan explained (FT)

  • The Federal Balance Sheet has no relationship with common sense (BI)

  • Ignore anyone who tells you that debt levels don't matter (Aleph)

  • Are you smarter than Uncle Sam? (EnemyofDebt)

  • Erasing our innovation deficit (WP)

  • A simple study shows how today's markets are blind to the inevitable debtflation ahead (BI)

  • What does fighting the Fed mean? (DashOfInsight)

  • Bernanke's exit plan: another giveaway to bankers (TradersNarrative)

  • Honey, we bankrupted the kids! (Jubak)

  • Is social security too big to NOT fail? (ETFfool)

  • Is America going to hell? (Minyanville)

  • The debt contretemps everybody's ignoring (Barrons)

  • After getting it wrong, the strategists now increase their price targets (Bespoke)

  • Economists are not the only fruitcakes (Monevator)

  • How Valentine's day helps the economy (Mint)

  • No job growth for small business (Bloomberg)

  • White House sees monthly employment growth of 95,000 (WSJ)

  • Economists say may lost jobs that won't return (WSJ)

  • More green shoots! A new record in food stamps (Guardian)

  • Rich people still have jobs, poor people don't (Time)

  • Signs of a bad economy (FreeMoneyFinance)

  • Even people who can afford their mortgage payment consider walking away (WP)

  • Not able to pay the mortgage or more than the minimum on the credit cards, Americans still find enough cash for entertaining themselves (NYT)

  • Truckers index drives U.S. GDP fears (FT)

  • An update on rail traffic (CalculatedRisk)

  • When tech is a wreck, the market goes to heck (JayKaeppel)

  • What the heck is this cloud computing thing? (FundMyMutualFund)

  • The inverse relationship between bond prices and interest rates (Guzzo)

  • Does rapid growth = high returns? (FT)

  • ISM commodities survey shows increasing inflation pressure (Bespoke)

  • Don't count the dollar out too soon (OilPrice)

  • Energy sector showing strong value (Sabrient)

  • Perspectives on the new age of manufacturing (WebWorkerDaily)

  • Putting gold's recently weakness in perspective (TradersNarrative)

  • Will copper become the new gold? (MoneyMorning)

  • The safest, smartest way to own gold? Consider royalty trusts (SeekingAlpha)

  • Eight ways to profit from the world's biggest spending boom (MoneyMorning)

  • Six ways to profits from the rebound in luxury spending (MoneyMorning)

  • Time to look for investments that benefit from fat Americans (Gallup)

  • New dangers for the world economy (Economist)

  • Major trend breaks for global markets (TradersNarrative)

  • How to profit from Europe's turmoil (JamesAltucher)

  • Equity investors are dancing on the edge of the volcano (PragCap)

  • Keep it simple, stupid! (Telegraph)

  • Which country's debts are truly the worst? (WallStCheatSheet)

  • Industrial growth in India accelerates to 20 year high (BI)

  • The indebtedness of various sovereigns (Ritholtz)

  • Global household leverage (FRBSF)

  • Why European debt matters to the United States (MarketWatch)

  • The problem with Piigs (Guardian)

  • China orders retreat from risky assets (Telegraph)

  • U.S. rates are too hot for China (Yellen)

  • 10 China myths for a new decade (HeritageFoundation)

  • China acts like a grownup (ReformedBroker)

  • Four reasons why China will start sucking wind (BI)

  • How to profit from China's next move (Minyanville)

  • A Canadian says short Canada (Mish)

  • Who needs aircraft carriers and cruise missiles when you have IOUs? (BurningPlatform)

  • Wall Street's race to the bottom (WSJ)

  • Is prop trading too wild for Wall Street? (Time)

  • Hedge funds off to a slow start in 2010 (Econopic)

  • Banks need more capital to withstand shocks (Bloomberg)

  • Why casinos deserve our trust more than banks (UndergroundInvestor)

  • Just wait, there will be another rally in distressed debt (BI)

  • Time to go long the Euro? (SentimenTrader)

  • Commodity contagion (ETFexpert)

  • Do commodities still provide portfolio diversification? (ETFDeskDaily)

  • Comcast to undergo a timely name change (ClarkHoward)

  • An interesting way Motorola uses a prediction-market variant (CFO)

  • Has anyone out there found the CAPS screener helpful? (Fool)

  • Another Motley Fool hidden gem (StockGumshoe)

  • Large caps with magic (MagicDiligence)

  • 10% yielders (TFS)

  • The PEG ratio takes that good idea and simplifies it into meaninglessness (ResearchPuzzle)

  • More dividend hike predictions (24/7WallSt)

  • Stocks going ex dividend at the end of February (StockerBlog)

  • 5 stocks under $5 bucks per share (StockBlog)

  • 3 stocks with recent analyst upgrades (SmartMoney)

  • 12 Stocks with attractive valuations (VE)

  • Trading skills are overpowering knowledge (SMB)

  • Why one trader hates shorting stocks (JoeFahmy)

  • How do you weather the inevitable storms in your trading? (TraderFeed)

  • Make your first lost your best loss. Never add (TradeChartPatterns)

  • We tend to change, not when we want to, but when we need to (TraderFeed)

  • How to decode the new options symbols (MoneyMorning)

  • Setting your trading stops (TradersLibrary)

  • 4 ways to think like a winning trader (TradingMarkets)

  • What it is vital you understand the VIX (OptionsZone)

  • Continuation patterns (MarketClub)

  • Have you heard of the Black Cross? (EvilSpeculator)

  • What are Episodic Pivots and how to find them (StockBee)

  • Yes, you really need to backtest your system (DavidJenyns)

  • Just getting started? Master one setup first (ElectronicLocal)

  • It's not just what you keep track of - it's also what you don't keep track of (TalentCode)

  • In trading and investing, it's all an experimental (WebWorkerDaily)

  • 5 principles of leadership and trading (TradingMarkets)

  • Your irrational brain and what happens when you are loss averse (WorldBeta)

  • I've been tempted to start using Evernote for my trading journal (ChristianPF)

  • Forget worrying about turnover. The only question should be; at the end of the day, does your style make money? (MarkMinervini)

  • Why it is vital you understand the VIX (OptionsZone)

  • High frequency trading is forcing traders to become more sophisticated (T3Live)

  • How a daytrading finds success - treat it as just a game (DutchDaytrader)

  • How to analyze receivables and inventory (OldSchoolValue)

  • The laws of using multiple time frame analysis (TradingMarkets)

  • A method for scaling-in to a trade (TradingMarkets)

  • Trauma and the amygdala (TraderFeed)

  • 5 keys to dealing with trading fear (TradingMarkets)

  • Q&A with trader Vadym Graifer (iBankCoin)

  • Two things that are very important when it comes to making predictions (Tischendorf)

  • How can traders identify if their trading problems are the result of emotional traumas? (TraderFeed)

  • Digging below the surface is always important (TraderFeed)

  • 4 cornerstones of ETF options trading (MarketClub)

  • Much like traders, business leaders must recognize failure early and often (CFO)

  • 5 investing myths debunked (Minyanville)

  • Like most people, the pros have trouble with buy and hold (WSJ)

  • Buy-and-hold hasn't looked too good lately, but churn-and-burn is no better (WSJ)

  • 4 ways to make buy and hold investing more effective (WiseBread)

  • The top mutual funds (AAII)

  • 5 ETF ideas for contrarian investors (ETFdb)

  • Playing defense with ETFs? 5 choices (ETFdb)

  • Low volatility ETFs with high income components (ETFexpert)

  • There is lots of interest in alternative ETFs (Jutia)

  • ETF pair trading based on relative returns / volatility may outperform (CXO)

  • Which biotech ETF is best? (ETFdb)

  • Exotic ETFs made hide unpleasant tax surprise (DailyFinance)

  • February's ETF deathwatch (InvestWithAnEdge)

  • 5 questions to ask when investing in ETFs (ETFdb)

  • It's time for the Fed to help savers (MarketWatch)

  • Financial planning myths (FinancialHighway)

  • Good news - 8 in 10 firms plan to restore 401k match (MarketWatch)

  • A simple way to beat hedge funds (JamesAltucher)

  • Five common investor mistakes (InvestWithAnEdge)

  • You can never change the past, but you can certainly learn from it (SimpleDollar)

  • Tips on beating off the financial sharks (InvestingCaffeine)

  • 10 things millionaires won't tell you (SmartMoney)

  • How to talk money with your honey (FiscalGeek)

  • Three childhood lessons (MyLifeRoi)

  • Want to see how people like you save and spend their money? (Bundle)

  • Do you qualify for these 4 new tax breaks? (MoneyNing)

  • How to deal with the wash sale rule & trader tax status (ReaperTrades)

  • 10 wackiest tax deductions for 2010 (Bankrate)

  • Are you making these 5 tax-filing mistakes (RedeemingRiche$)

  • This might be one of the best times ever to make an investment in rental property (WealthPilgrim)

  • Your cell phone company's dirty little secret (CNN)

  • Free service offering visual voicemail for your phone (YouMail)

  • I won't be booking my spring break vacation at any of these hotels (TripAdvisor)

  • What are the odds? (DarwinsFinance)

  • Do you trust others less after the recession? (SteadfastFinances)

  • Underdogs have more motivation? No so fast! (Psysorg)

  • What's your favorite color? (USAToday)

  • 20 inspiring women to follow on twitter (Forbes)

  • 25 winter Olympic athletes to watch (Time)

  • Is trading and investing your passion? If not, how to find your passion (WiseBread)

  • Is was bound to happen - new social media backlash (BloggingStocks)

  • Millionaire gives away fortune which made him miserable (Telegraph)

  • Stillness is a powerful action (Zenhabits)

  • "There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know." - Ambrose Bierce

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