Category Archives: Individual companies

Happy National Margarita Day!

This is a real holiday! IFO has never had tequila, but this is tempting. So, yes, if you feel like celebrating National Margarita Day, or just Washington’s Birthday, which we lost to PC several years ago, but it still GW’s … Continue reading

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Is it time to buy stocks now?

We hope you are all making your lists and checking them twice. What company or companies are you going to buy when the time is “right?” Are you in love with the CEO? Is the business unique and strong? Does … Continue reading

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Dow dropping. Advice? Start reading headlines

The economic news headlines are too numerous even to post, but we’ll give you a few at the bottom of this gloomy post. Just check out the latest earnings reports, news of employee cutbacks, executive shuffles/ removals, project delays/cancellations. It looks as … Continue reading

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Day Four: US Govt Shutdown continues

Public transportation, government office buildings, schools, highways, every “public” service, read: government service, has been shut down in much of the Northeastern U.S. Where is the outrage?  Where is the panic, fear, anger, discomfort, yea, even the snark? Does this mean … Continue reading

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Faster airplanes, smaller phones, better diabetes treatment – wait, what?

Ever since the 1990s, we have been wondering what effect the high tech companies would have on our society. From Boston to San Jose to Round Rock, Texas, technology companies have been surprising us for decades. But American technical innovation … Continue reading

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How to know when you are a grown-up

Didn’t you always want to be a grown-up when you were younger? Grown-ups were so cool. They knew everything. They never cried or had tantrums. They were in total control of their lives. They had cars and houses and knew … Continue reading

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How the oil industry experienced Hurricane Katrina

Sallie Rainer, president and CEO of Entergy Texas, which is owned by New Orleans-based Entergy Corp., an integrated energy company “We always had a plan in place, but with the full devastation that came with Katrina, we had to create … Continue reading

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Wait ’til you see the whites of their eyes

HT: Cubiclebot.com When the CEOs’ eyes start to roll back, is it time to buy? Just kidding. But financial times are getting scary, eh? This reminds us of our first trip abroad as a new widow. We’d taken care of all … Continue reading

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We’re back! And so is the falling DJI – what to do?

We had to take off a couple of days for a family event, but we’re back now. Just in time for another sickening plunge in the market. What the heck is going on? We take our eye off the ball … Continue reading

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Celebrating a milestone: 1100 posts in five years

Not only are we coming up on our fifth year anniversary on Sept. 1, but today we are publishing our 1100th post. It has been an interesting and self-educational ride. We hope it has been entertaining for you all as … Continue reading

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