Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tonite Issues: Fed Bernanke Speech vs Apple Iphone 4Gs & 5 (Pre Launching)

Increased Volatility Will Lead to Short-Term Buying Opportunities
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 6% last month, far exceeding the average 1.07% September loss the index has seen since its 1896 launch. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index tumbled 7.2%. The poor performance rattled investors' nerves and was reflected in the CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX). The VIX - the "investor fear gauge" - over the last three months had its biggest quarterly increase ever, climbing 160% to 42.96. In the same quarter the S&P 500 fell 14%, its biggest drop since 2008.

READ MORE: http://moneymorning.com/2011/10/04/increased-volatility-will-lead-to-short-term-buying-opportunities/

A Guide to Getting Rich in a Bear Market
To most investors, just surviving a bear market is more important than finding the next jet-fueled growth stock. But I want to let you in on a secret: Rather than just trying to survive, investors can actually thrive in bear markets. In fact, I make a lot more money a lot faster in bear markets than I do in bull markets. After all, stocks and most other asset classes typically fall faster than they rise, because fear is a much stronger motivator than greed.

READ MORE: http://moneymorning.com/2011/10/04/guide-to-getting-rich-in-bear-market/

Psst! No One Knows Yet, But Markets Could Soon Bottom
The prevailing universal sentiment is neutral to bearish by advisors and the general investing public.  Who can really blame them given the Euro-Zone mess, the potential bank contagion collapse effect, and the weak economic trends both here and overseas.  However, the work I do is almost entirely behavioral based analysis looking at crowd or herd behavioral patterns.

READ MORE: http://www.econmatters.com/2011/10/psst-no-one-knows-yet-but-markets-could.html

Bad Financial News Keeps Pouring In: 14 Facts That Just Might Scare The Living Daylights Out Of You
Some very significant things happened on Monday.  But the media has gotten so used to reporting on tremendous financial instability that Monday's events mostly got brushed to the side.  Instead, Amanda Knox captured most of the headlines. But the reality is that some really, really monumental stuff has been going down. The following are 14 facts that just might scare the living daylights out of you....

READ MORE: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/bad-financial-news-keeps-pouring-in-14-facts-that-just-might-scare-the-living-daylights-out-of-you

Goldman's Jim O'Neill: "Let's Worry About Everything"
From Goldman Sachs Asset Management Chairman, Jim O'Neill
On Friday in Paternoster Square outside our London offices, there was an Abba tribute band entertaining lunchtime workers in this gorgeous Summer sunshine we are enjoying. I ate my sandwich watching them. It was a beautiful distraction from the prevailing mood of the markets and the economic world. Of course, at the true Abba’s pomp in the late 1970’s, the world wasn’t in a particularly great shape either, so maybe there was something symbolic about it all.

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