Archive | August, 2010

Investorideas.com Reports on the Pulse of Economy; Small Business Fighting Back; Investors Still Cautious

Investorideas.com Reports on the Pulse of Economy; Small Business Fighting Back; Investors Still Cautious August 26, 2010 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investor Ideas, an investment research portal specialized in sector research, reports on the pulse of the economy based on its internal data from online activity, interaction with investors, small cap company CEO’s and the financial community. […]

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One Dozen Comments on the Current Market Situation

Here are my thoughts on the markets, in no particular order: 1) Momentum draws investors.  Long treasuries have run hard, and people like them now.  My view is, if you want to short them, wait until they rise 0.1% more in yield, then short.  There are a lot of weak longs to shake out. 2) […]

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CPA FIRM CULTURE

Why are some firms able to bill every day because everyone has their time entered by 9 a.m. each morning? Why, in some firms, do all new college hires pass the exam within two years of their start date? Why is utilization and realization rarely problems at some firms? When a client needs help in […]

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Seven Deadly Trading Sins

The idea of the seven deadly sins of trading was tossed my way a couple weeks ago. After giving it a bit of thought, I came up with what I think is a pretty good group. The list below is the seven which came to mind as the ones most likely to do real damage to a trader. 1) […]

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Important Business Lessons from the Highest Peak in Utah

2 weeks ago I was one of 26 14-18 year-old boys, youth leaders, and fathers that embarked on a 63-mile 5-day backpacking trip in the Uinta mountains.  King’s Peak, the highest mountain in the state at over 13,500 feet in elevation, was just one of the many challenges of the week.  Here are some important […]

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Emerging From The Recession

A post by Rick Telberg on CPA Trendlines grabbed my attention:  An astounding 85 percent of growth leaders entering into a recession will emerge weaker, according to new research.  Only 9% come out stronger. So what did the Harvard Business School researchers determine relating to the 9%?  They carried out a careful balance between cutting […]

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