A Possible Bright Spot for '09? 2

Despite the historically bad economic conditions in the United States and around the world, one bright spot for 2009 is the business of barter. In 2008, it was estimated that in North America alone roughly 250,000 companies conducted barter transactions worth over $16 billion. Most North American barter companies are reporting recent increases between 15 ...

Top Reasons to Buy in a Bad Market 2

The stock market is in full-blown panic mode – and the closing bell on Wall Street reinforces that each day. Huge swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average are commonplace, and every barometer of volatility out there has its needle pegged to the top of the dial. But while most financial experts suggest investors stay ...

Back to business? Whither Rule 144(i) Relief?

I got a number of calls yesterday that reminded me of the Monday following the terrorist attacks on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. That was the day that clients called and said to us, basically, “Get back to work and finish that deal.” At least three different projects that were on hold for the last few ...

Wow! 1

Maybe I should start giving investment advice! Anyone who listened to me after my post yesterday below could have easily made 10-11% in one day on blue chip stocks today! The volatility in the market, however, is still problematic. Of course up is way better than down, and erasing a large percentage of the losses ...

Time to Buy

As mentioned in previous posts, I’m no economist or prognosticator. And many who are way smarter than I am make a living advising people about how to invest to make the most over time. But there is one thing I have observed in nearly 50 years of existing on this planet. The stock market goes ...

Great Summary of the Rescue Bill

I am pleased to have received permission from Seyfarth Shaw LLP to reprint this newsletter sent to their clients. There’s no commentary here, just the facts. You can also find it at: http://www.seyfarth.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/publications.publications_html/object_id/a5b661d8-7e3a-4de6-b8a5-785a635f6abf or click on the download notation at the bottom. Executive Summary of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 10/08/2008 On October ...