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Experiences in the Gene Pool: Overheard at the gas pump

Experiences in the Gene Pool: Overheard at the gas pump

What is the status of the human gene pool? I am concerned at what I seeā€¦ Case Study: Ultimate trophy Ultimate vanity? I fill my vehicle three times a week, I have a long daily commute, and occasionally at “oh-my-god-thirty” in the morning you see and hear interesting things at the gas pump. The other day was one of the more interesting days. This very active early thirty-something woman got out of her very nice 7 Series BMW while talking…

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Oh Crap, things are just getting worse

Oh Crap, things are just getting worse

Banks and lenders are continuing to have rough times and things seem to be getting worse. Was it not last week that spokes people for Fannie and Freddie said that they were able to deal with their troubles and were adequately capitalized??? What the heck happened over the weekend? Someone finally got around to balancing the corporate checkbooks? (I know it is not that simple) “White House, Fed will rescue Fannie, Freddie Government-sponsored lenders are too global to go under,…

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More pain and less gain

More pain and less gain

I am not a “serious” or “big time” investor. I am more active them most individual investors and I do almost all of my own research. I trade long in both stock and options. I occasionally short positions, but usually only to hedge long positions during a down cycle. I monitor fundamentals, and some technicals, for all of my positions. I dedicate two hours per weekend and no more then one hour Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for following company events…

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