Archive for August, 2011

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Unsustainability of American Life

After traveling for three repeated weeks, I had a pile of chores to do when I got home which included a visit to the optometrist, dentist and bank. My first stop included picking up some reading glasses which cost a whopping $600! Seriously, who in their right mind would spend $600 for reading glasses? With […]

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Friday, August 19th, 2011

Another Bad Experience on Continental & United

I’ve spent the last two weeks on a business trip and I continue to experience the same horrible experience on Continental/United. I’m flying through areas where this is the airline that offers the most flight options between the cities I’m flying and I often have to change my itinerary the last minute so it has […]

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Friday, August 5th, 2011

$1.3 Trillion In Wealth Vanished Yesterday

The stock market drop yesterday essentially translates into a loss of $1.3 trillion in wealth and I had the good fortune to capture profits on FAZ holdings and, as always, I buy long and sell short (via calls on ETFs) so I continue to make money in the market.   Where do we go from here? […]

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Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Avoid United Airlines and Continental Like the Plague!

The pain and anguish on the faces of passengers has become all too familiar for me this week as I’ve been on three United/Continental flights and been delayed three times; it’s sad but it presents an opportunity for profit. The common theme to United’s problems seems to be computer glitches but dropping morale can’t be […]

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