Wednesday, December 31, 2008

EF Hutton: Just how bad were holiday retail sales this year?


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Answer: Worst since 1970, at least

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sneak Peek at Energy 2009


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Forbes has a good article looking ahead at energy in 2009.
A year ago the worry was that oil demand would outstrip supply. Today, the Saudis alone have more than 3.5 million bpd of spare production capacity.

Tailwinds will soon give alternative energy a boost in the form of the energy policies and subsidies from the incoming Barack Obamaadministration

Obama's energy plan calls for the "responsible domestic production of oil and natural gas." Translation: He'll focus on maximizing existing energy production on the Outer Continental Shelf, revise the Bush administration's 2007-12 drilling plan and reinstate the executive order banning offshore drilling.

Get some nice stock ideas while you are there.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Jib Jab Year in Review


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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

In the article, Palm Beach Pawnshop's Business Up Thanks to Madoff, what were the "movies" priced to sell at?


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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

According to Darren Rovell's blog post on booming championship ring sales, what is the most sought team item?


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Monday, December 22, 2008

Suspected U.S. drones kill 7 in Pakistan: agents (Reuters)


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Suspected U.S. drones fired at least two missiles into Pakistan's South Waziristan region on the Afghan border on Monday, killing seven people, intelligence agency officials and residents said. (Graphics/Reuters)
Reuters - Suspected U.S. drones fired at least two missiles into Pakistan's South Waziristan region on the Afghan border on Monday, killing seven people, intelligence agency officials and residents said.

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: In the "Market Tips" feature entitled "Hold Three Things - Bonds, Gold, Silver" which expert(s) recommended bonds?


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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dire Predictions


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Thursday, December 18, 2008

EF Hutton: In his Dec. 17 Stock Blog, Jon Najarian said there was heavy activity in which type of option?


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Question: In his Dec. 17 Stock Blog, Jon Najarian said there was heavy activity in which type of option?"

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What geographic reference appears in the Holiday Central blog post "Airline Baggage Fees Deliver Boost to UPS"?


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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

According to the article, "Faith, Doubt, and Warren Buffett," how much did Berkshire Hathaway's Q3 net earnings fall?


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Question: According to the article, "Faith, Doubt, and Warren Buffett," how much did Berkshire Hathaway's Q3 net earnings fall?

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EF Hutton: According to a Dec. 15 CNBC Stock Blog post, what firm is rumored to be wooing AK Steel?


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Thursday, December 11, 2008

EF Hutton: The Closing Bell


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Question: According to Bob Pisani's blog post, Get Used To The Layoffs, which company is sacking 14,000 globally?

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Monday, December 8, 2008

On Dec. 5, which analyst likened the slide in oil prices to a "huge tax cut"?


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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

EF Hutton: By Black Friday's close of trading last week, where did financial stocks end?


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Answer: up 31%

Bakugan Battle Pack is #1 Hot Christmas Toy


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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Brief History of Stock Market Drops--the Last 80 years


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EF Hutton: A Brief History of Stock Market Drops--the Last 80 years

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There have been plenty of big selloffs in the stock market over the last month, but early on Friday Oct. 24, many market watchers thought it would bring the big one that would join other infamous days. For history's sake, however, the days since Lehman Brothers' chapter 11 have been momentous and notable enough. Here's a look at some very bad days and periods for stocks that got investors' attention over the past 80 years.

Crash of 1929
The stock market crash of 1929 saw the market fall 12.8 percent on Oct. 28, 1929, known as “Black Monday," but the market fell almost as sharply the day after. The crash contributed to the Great Depression of the 1930s and many also consider it part of a two-decade bear market.

1973-1974
During this period of the Nixon-Ford presidency, when inflation was a major concern because of the first oil spike, the Dow went from its Jan. 11, 1973 high of 1051.70 to a low of 577.60 on Dec. 6 1974, a 45.1 percent decline.

Oct. 19, 1987
Known as Black Monday, or "The Crash," the Dow fell 507.99 points, or 22.61 percent, as part of a broad global selloff.

Oct. 13, 1989
The failure of a leveraged buyout of airline holding company UAL triggered what was then known as the "Mini Crash." The Dow fell 190.58 points, a 6.91 percent decline.

1997
The financial crisis in Asia, primarily in South Korea, Indonesia and Thailand, had its largest impact on the US markets on Oct. 27, 1997 when the Dow dropped 554.26 points, 7.18 percent, forcing an early closing of the NYSE.

Dot-Com Bubble Burst
The tech sector was hit hard as the dot-com bubble burst. The Nasdaq peaked at 5048.62 on Mar. 10, 2000 before beginning a brutal two-month slide. By May 23, 2000, it was down 37.32 percent.

Sept. 17, 2001
The Dow dropped 684.81 points (7.12 percent) on Sept. 17, 2001, the Monday the New York Stock Exchange resumed trading for the first time after the 9/11 attacks.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

How many Yahoo shares did billionaire investor Carl Icahn buy last week?


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How many Yahoo shares did billionaire investor Carl Icahn buy last week?

Answer: 6.8 million shares

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