| Money Talk|| JPM planning to exit prepaid card business - Blakely Bimbo on 1/9/14 at 12:58 pm|
[quote]JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) plans to sell or exit over time its business of issuing prepaid cards for corporate payrolls and government tax refunds and benefits, the company said on Thursday. The cards, which had been offered with cash and treasury services to companies and ...
| Money Talk|| ULTA - Blakely Bimbo on 12/5/13 at 3:34 pm|
Ulta just reported and missed earnings. Guided lower. This is a consumer stock that I watch. The stocks that cater to the Millennials have missed.
| O-T Lounge|| The best way to pee into a urinal, according to science - Blakely Bimbo on 11/19/13 at 12:39 pm|
[quote]But fear not! There is hope. Tackling the dire problem of urinal splash-back, a team of fluid dynamics researchers from Brigham Young University — who call themselves the "whizz-kids" — set out to discover the absolute best spot for dudes to aim at when they're relieving themselves.[/quote]
| Money Talk|| Nasdaq Halt - Blakely Bimbo on 8/22/13 at 1:06 pm|
I am surprised no one has posted a thread about this.
Since around 11:30 central.
WSJ blog says look at apple right before the halt.
Hope it is cleared up soon....
| Political Talk|| Please bilge. - Blakely Bimbo on 4/5/13 at 7:42 pm|
| Money Talk|| Polish up your resumes boyz - Blakely Bimbo on 3/21/13 at 12:39 pm|
DOW coming to a location near you and it will mean jobs. I did not see a lot of publicity about this.
[quote]The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) announced that it plans to build a number of specialty material production plants on the U.S. Gulf coast to leverage feedstock advantage available from incre...
| Money Talk|| GEN Y Payscale - Blakely Bimbo on 9/5/12 at 8:54 am|
Found this site useful. Great info.
[quote] Always connected. Always mobile. Gen Y workers have a reputation for being tech savvy and having short attention spans. Which jobs do they prefer? Do they go to college? PayScale shares a snapshot of Mr. and Ms. Gen Y at work. [/quote]
| Political Talk|| Ask youself..Do you want control of your life? - Blakely Bimbo on 8/19/12 at 2:58 pm|
OR do you want the government to control your life? You have to break all the BS down and ask yourself what do you want?
This is an excellent essay on choices. Spike Lee has already been quoted as saying that Obama will do what he wants in a second term. Executive orders....
| Political Talk|| US Home Loan Banks lending to European Banks - Blakely Bimbo on 6/28/12 at 11:43 am|
This really pizzes me off. With all the headwinds in the US housing market...
[quote]The U.S. Federal Home Loan Banks’ unsecured lending to foreign institutions skyrocketed last year as the European sovereign debt crisis intensified, raising concerns about their risk management, an auditor’s repo...
| Political Talk|| Anyone here read Ulsterman Report? - Blakely Bimbo on 2/13/12 at 9:51 am|
I have no idea to the veracity of the reporting. Could be a political operation or crazy conspiracy site, but it is certainly interesting.
There are "whispers" on the net about stories that are being held by media operations. If true, then we could be in for an interesting summer. It's a Preside...
| Money Talk|| Barrons Rountable 2012 - Blakely Bimbo on 1/15/12 at 12:05 pm|
[quote]Gross: It isn't just the small investor but the big investor. When the headlines hit about MF Global's collapse, along with the realization that a financial firm could take money from one pocket and put it in the other,[b] I quickly diversified my own brokerage accounts to avoid such a thing....
| Political Talk|| Federal Reserve did not see the crisis coming - Blakely Bimbo on 1/12/12 at 10:07 pm|
Fed minutes are held for 5 years before release. This article from the NY Times discusses minutes from 2006 where members bantered about builders. Un..friggin..believable and these are the people who are large and in charge of our economy
[quote]The officials laughed about the cars that builders ...
| SEC Rant|| AJ said something very important - Blakely Bimbo on 1/10/12 at 12:48 pm|
Last night in the apres game interview, AJ gave a shout out to the Scout team. He was effusive in his praise of the job that those behind the scene players performed.
These are the unrecognized players who contribute in ways that make BAMA successful. Saban process requires everyone to do their j...
| Money Talk|| Pimco Total Return - Blakely Bimbo on 12/16/11 at 10:59 am|
[quote](Reuters) - Bill Gross's PIMCO Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, keeps shrinking as investors look to put their money with some of his competitors. In November, the mutual fund led by Gross saw about $500 million in outflows, bringing its cash outflow over the past 12 months ...
| Political Talk|| Lawmakers reach tentative deal to fund government - Blakely Bimbo on 12/12/11 at 8:53 pm|
[quote](Reuters) - Lawmakers moved closer to a deal on Monday to fund the government through next year, potentially avoiding a shutdown that would have further damaged Congress' tattered reputation ahead of the 2012 election. The group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers tentatively agreed on h...
| Political Talk|| Occupy Herbstreit - Blakely Bimbo on 10/13/11 at 1:11 pm|
These signs are hilarious. Football related signs at Occupy Wallstreet.
[quote]Our economy is crashing at SEC speed[/quote]
| Political Talk|| The Bankers are Large and Incharge - Blakely Bimbo on 7/30/11 at 10:20 am|
[quote]Washington Is Annoyed at Wall Street's Failure to Panic [/quote]
[quote]I just got off the phone with a source on Capitol Hill who has spent the past few days trying to convince Republicans to vote for a debt ceiling hike. He told me that the biggest obstacle he faces has been "market com...
| Money Talk|| Soros Quantum Holding 75% in Cash - Blakely Bimbo on 7/19/11 at 9:04 am|
[quote]In mid-June, Anderson told his portfolio managers to pull back on trades as the hedge fund’s losses hit 6 percent for the year, according to two people familiar with the New York-based firm. As a result, the fund is about 75 percent in cash as it waits for better opportunit...
| Political Talk|| Goldman Sachs lost a boatload of Libya's Money - Blakely Bimbo on 5/31/11 at 9:26 am|
Goldman offered Libya ownership stake: WSJ
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) --
[quote]The paper, citing unnamed sources as well as documents, reported that the bank made the offer as an attempt to raise capital during the crisis to meet U.S. government requirements and to help Libya recoup losses it suffe...
| Money Talk|| QE2 Winding down - Blakely Bimbo on 5/11/11 at 5:19 pm|
[quote]Across all operations in the schedule listed below, the Desk plans to purchase approximately $93 billion. This represents $80 billion in purchases of the announced $600 billion purchase program and $13 billion in purchases associated with principal payments from agency ...
| Money Talk|| How GS Created the Food Crisis - Blakely Bimbo on 4/29/11 at 8:21 am|
[quote]In 1991, Goldman bankers, led by their prescient president Gary Cohn, came up with a new kind of investment product, a derivative that tracked 24 raw materials, from precious metals and energy to coffee, cocoa, cattle, corn, hogs, soy, and wheat. They weighted the investment value of each ele...