Monday, November 16, 2009
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"Positive economic data, the weak dollar and rising commodity prices pushed stocks higher this week. After Wednesday’s close, Alcoa set a positive tone for the third-quarter earnings season by posting a profit and, on Thursday, leading US retailers reported their first monthly sales gain since September 2008.
Bruce Shalett, founder of the Wynston Hill Capital boutique investment bank, said: “There’s reason to feel cautiously optimistic . The retail data that came out resonated very positively with investors who are hoping upon hope for reasons to believe that the recovery is sustainable.”
So this is good news to hear obviously, hopefully the recovery is indeed sustainable as they said. If this continues maybe the public will be more willing to invest and less inclined to withdraw all of their money from the market. In any event, good stuff. Oh and Apple's stock is still rising, which I suppose isn't that great of a surprise. I remember back a few months ago when it was at $88.00/share, and today it's listed at $190.47. Incredible. If only I had a few thousand dollars back then when it was low.
Anyway, have a nice weekend!
Full story HERE
Sunday, October 4, 2009
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
FINALLY! Afi's new album, Crash Love, is out today!!! ...and it's absolutely awesome, as I knew it would be.
Within the collection's tightly crafted 43 minutes is music of gloom, force and energy. The band finds hope and something approaching joy in the rousing, anthemic "Beautiful Thieves," and Jade Puget's guitars sound bright enough for endless radio rotation on "Veronica Sawyer Smokes." Hard-core riffs lurk beneath the pleading vocals on "Sacrilege."
The music of AFI wasn't always as daring as its fashion sense, but the NoCal band has grown with accelerating sophistication, stepping further beyond easy pop-punk thrashings to something grander, with music to match the mopey melodrama of Havok's words."
-- Steve Appleford
Friday, September 25, 2009
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Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
So I haven't been updating much this week because I'm pretty pressed for time. I have to study for my Series 66 licensing exam that I have on Monday so I've been spending most of the day, every day, working on that. The exam will license me as an investment adviser if you're curious.
Anyway, I apologize for the lack of activity. It's extremely frustrating not having as much free time as I'd like, and I'll just leave it at that. Have a great weekend.
Monday, September 14, 2009
How awesome does this thing look? Granted it's an artist's rendering but still...wow.
Raising the bar further, Dennis Ingemansson has designed this 45m superyacht that shows the trend toward the eco-friendly yachts of the future.Designed for the Dutch company Esthec, the superyacht generates solar energy to propel the yacht’s electric engine.
More pictures HERE
Sunday, September 13, 2009
This year's winners include: a tool to identify new disease strains, an artificial hand, a solar-powered base station for mobile phones and paper-thin flexible speakers
The tiny New Jersey town ranked No. 1 with a median price of $4.14 millionfor one of its luxurious mansions.
The affluent borough, with a median household income of $128,287, topped Forbes’ list despite housing prices falling 23 percent over the past year.
Notable residents of Alpine include comedians Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, and Joe Piscopo, pop singer Brittany Spears, hip-hop artist Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, and former president of Goya Foods Joseph Unanue
This is pretty interesting looking, special edition bottle with leather/studs. More pics in the link.
more pictures and info here...
Nerdy or not, this is pretty cool in my opinion. Click the link for more pictures.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
This place is awesome. They have some seriously cool stuff, check them out, browse around, I'm sure you'll see something cool.
Apparently so...New Era makes the flat brim 59/50 hats as you probably knew. But I guess that's not all.
Now as most people know, Patron is known for their top shelf tequila (i.e. Patron Silver). As of February (when this was published) they've created a top shelf vodka at $40 a bottle (more than grey goose and ketel one as the article says). Interesting. Here's the full story...
This company was started by friends of mine here at school, they're expanding the line slowly but surely. They have some cool shirts and stuff, for good prices, check them out. You'll certainly be the only one wearing it, so if you like unique clothes, pick up some from them.
from kanye's blog...pretty interesting stuff. The speakers are cool, headphones seem super weird, but that TV is awesome looking.
Crazy Modern/futuristic style house in Brazil...
Check these guys out. The lambo looks awesome...and checks in at a whopping $1,750,000. Only 20 are being made. The Mercedes looks funky to me, but that's just my opinion.
Rasterizing basically takes a picture, and blows it up really big and allows your to print it out from your computer and then you tape the pages together to create a giant imagine. Pretty nifty if you want to make a big poster without paying big bucks to do so.
This website is great. It's a huge collection of HD computer wallpaper in multiple sizes, and you can also download sizes that work with your blackberry or iphone.
Came across this recently, it's a cool commercial and then they show you how they did it in the second video. If you snowboard or ski, check it out...or even if you just like cool editing and cinematography.
Check this site out, it's a UK based store that sells cool vinyl decals you can put on the walls, cabinets, mirrors, appliances, etc. to decorate and add something new to your place. They've got some cool stuff, and some clever/funny stickers as well.