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How Does The Media Cause You To Spend More During Holidays?

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Focus on what you want, not what “they” tell you to want With gift giving seasons upon us, we wonder what the effect of different breaking news stories will have on the general public’s (and even our own) purchasing behaviors. What happened during the rush towards the Tickle Me Elmo in 1996? Why do people move their stocks after news ... Read More »

Will the FXA obey the Head-and-Shoulders edict or rise to higher realms?

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The Fed released the minutes for its October meeting, and within minutes, financial markets reacted negatively. By Tom Cleveland   It may just be a sign of the times, but market psychology has become extremely sensitive of late, following the Great Recession and the ongoing debt crisis in Europe. Within seconds of the release of the FOMC minutes for the ... Read More »

The Advent of Groupon Coupons

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Groupon’s Lean into the Coupon industry Groupon Inc. (GRPN), offers one “Groupon” a day (derived from the words “group” and “coupon”), through its website Groupon.com. These discounts may range from deals for discounted computers to half off your next meal at a local grill. It works by offering people a deal; if the minimum amounts of deals are not purchased, ... Read More »

Top 5 Best Cars To Buy

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Not For their Sale Prices, But for their Resale Value It has been said to almost everyone who is about to drive out of the dealership lot and into the streets – the car’s value will go down as time continues on. A portion of its value is lost once someone drives a new car out of the lot. Luckly, ... Read More »

Holiday Business Boom

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Investors Believe It Is Possible for J.C. Penny & Sears’ Stocks To Increase and Improve With holiday season already here and people already planning for the Black Friday sales and Christmas sales, investors are also analyzing how this holiday season con affect retailers. The eye has been focused on J.C. Penny Co, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) and the Kmart and Sears divisions ... Read More »

Aastrom Biosciences Inc.

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Developing Multicellular Treatments for Cardiovascular Disease Aastrom Biosciences Inc. (ASTM) is a medical microcap company with the goal of aiding individuals with severe, chronic, cardiovascular diseases through the use of patient-specific multicellular therapy.  For the layman, Aastrom is a company that develops stem cell treatments for critical cardiovascular diseases.  For the slightly more informed, Aastrom Biosciences “develops proprietary process technologies ... Read More »

Top 5 Hidden Job Expenses

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Is your job costing you money? You have to spend money to make money! Everyone has heard of that expression but when you are setting a budget, taking a look at your expenses, or simply wanting to learn how to save more money, there are a few things you have to take into consideration. One thing we often do not ... Read More »

Obama’s Impact on Elections

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How is the President affecting Democrat and Republican Campaigns? The rollout of Obamacare was thought to be a big problem for Republicans. The past several elections generally adhered to Republicans running against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Democrats running for it.  So the final passing and enacting of the law looked to be a popular mandate for the Democrats. ... Read More »

Identifying Breakout Stocks

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What can you do to gain the edge? You wait for that fleeting moment- the time when the stock breaks through the resistance; it’s a breakout stock! Or do you? We may not have the skill to identify these occurrences on our own, so we seek information that tells us which stocks are trending as breakout stocks, or being bullish ... Read More »

The Biggest Contender for Alternative Energy

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Where Fuel Cell Technology Is Headed Hydrogen fuel cell energy is what many experts believe to be an inevitable leap forward in clean global energy. Yet, while the concept of fuel cells has been around since the Bush administration, it hasn’t quite caught on in the widespread way many thought it would. Sure, in places like California and Germany there ... Read More »