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My Email to the President

In lieu of an actual blog post this week, I am posting the email I recently sent to I just couldn’t take it anymore.

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Back on the Air

Good morning. I am happy to announce that the “Stocks and Jocks” show is back on the Chicago airwaves. We are also working to set up archives online for those not in our range. Yes, from 5:30am – 7:00am CST on 1240AM, Jon “Dr. J” Najarian and I can be heard on our show, “Stocks and Jocks”. This show can be heard streaming live online at our usual site, We are still working out the kinks and bugs and hope to have the show in MP3 (or podcast-like) format in an archive on our website as well as in iTunes very soon. Stay tuned!

So, while I’ve been at the office all weekend working to set up our equipment and work with our new producer, I hope to return next week with a “real” blog post for you. In the mean time, please check us out – “friend me” on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and, as before, you can send an e-mail to with your market questions.

Monday Rant

Good morning. First down week in a while for the market, but only a little, with Friday’s late rally almost pulling the SPY even for the week. The SPY closed at 100.79, down from 101.20, or .4%. The VIX was actually down for the week, closing at 24.27, down from last week’s close of 24.76. The little damage that was done to the market was generally attributed to the surprise Consumer Confidence reading of 63.2 versus forecast of 69.

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A Fiasco Here, A Fiasco There

Cash for ClunkersGood morning. Another positive week for the market last week, but the rate of advance slowed markedly. The SPY was up from 98.06 to 98.81, or .8% on the week. This increase was a little unusual given that the VIX was actually up significantly on the week, from 23.09 to 25.92. This morning, early, the S&P Futures are up another 10 points after the good car sale numbers following the “Cash for Clunkers” week. We also had a slew of Economists come out over he weekend, most notably Alan Greenspan, saying the recession is over and growth will be better than expected. It is almost frenzied, if you are a prognosticator, to get on board with how good things are going to get very rapidly.

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Entrepreneurial Impossibilities

Good morning. Down week for the market as Friday’s poor unemployment numbers spooked what had been a very flat week. The SPY finished at 89.81, down from 91.84 or 2.3% on the week. Friday’s move was actually down 2.7%, as we had been up slightly.

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