by buysellshort | January 2nd, 2011
How to beat the market? Only stay a day at a time
Contrary to financial planner’s wisdom, new report claims that stock market timing can work ap David K. Randall, AP Business Writer, On Sunday January 2, 2011, 1:37 pm NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one of the truisms of financial planning: trying to perfectly time the market is a fool’s errand. For long-term gains, the advice goes, you...
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by buysellshort | January 2nd, 2011
Computers Read News Reports and Twitter then Trade!
Excerpt from – The New Speed of Money, Reshaping Markets By GRAHAM BOWLEY Published: January 1, 2011 Excerpt Page 2: One new strategy is to use powerful computers to speed-read news reports — even Twitter messages — automatically, then to let their machines interpret and trade on them. By using such techniques, traders may make only the tiniest...
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by buysellshort | December 26th, 2010
IRS Delays Start of Filing Season for Taxpayers With Itemized Deductions
By Peter Cohn and Richard Rubin – // Dec 23, 2010 11:08 AM PT Taxpayers who claim deductions for home-mortgage interest, gifts to charity and state and local taxes will have to wait until middle to late February to file their 2010 returns. The Internal Revenue Service attributed the late start of the filing season to changes...
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by buysellshort | December 26th, 2010
Alabama Town’s Failed Pension Is a Warning
// Alabama Town’s Failed Pension Is a Warning MICHAEL COOPER and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, On Thursday December 23, 2010, 11:46 am EST PRICHARD, Ala. — This struggling small city on the outskirts of Mobile was warned for years that if it did nothing, its pension fund would run out of money by 2009. Right on schedule, its fund ran dry. Then...
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by buysellshort | November 29th, 2010
Emerging Wild Card: Inflation
by Tom Lauricella Monday, November 29, 2010 provided by Price pressures in emerging markets could force central banks to tighten aggressively, roiling assets and currencies More from WSJ.com: • Traders’ Targets: Portugal And Spain • Europe Sets Bailout Rules • Europe’s Markets Lose Initial Gains While many investors have...
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by buysellshort | November 20th, 2010
Report: Feds conducting big insider trading probe
Wall Street Journal: Federal authorities nearing end of major 3-year insider trading probe On Saturday November 20, 2010, 2:36 pm EST NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are examining whether multiple insider-trading rings reaped illegal profits totaling tens of millions of dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people...
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by buysellshort | October 31st, 2010
Will Midterm Elections Ignite a Stock Market Rally?
The Democrats and Republicans have spent a record $3.5 billion in preparation for this year’s midterm elections. But regardless of the outcome – whether you’re a Democrat or Republican – the good news is that the stock market traditionally has performed well during midterm election cycles. “The question is,...
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by buysellshort | October 31st, 2010
Today is start of 6-month seasonally favorable period
Betting on a 317-Year Pattern by Mark Hulbert Friday, October 29, 2010 Commentary: Today is start of 6-month seasonally favorable period Did you sell in May and go away? If so, and you’re a follower of the seasonal pattern known as the Halloween Indicator, now is the time to get back into the stock market. But how strong is this...
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by buysellshort | October 21st, 2010
Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes
Google Inc. cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda. Google’s income shifting — involving strategies known to lawyers as the “Double Irish” and the “Dutch Sandwich” — helped reduce its overseas tax rate to 2.4...
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by buysellshort | October 19th, 2010
Obama’s $116B tax cut slips under radar
By MICHAEL COOPER Published: October 18, 2010 // HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — What if a president cut Americans’ income taxes by $116 billion and nobody noticed? It is not a rhetorical question. At Pig Pickin’ and Politickin’, a barbecue-fed rally organized here last week by a Republican women’s club, a half-dozen guests were asked by...
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