NonFarm Payrolls: 78,000 new jobs

There’s two pieces of good news, and one piece of bad news.

The 1st good news is that the Fed tightening cycle is all but over.
Whether its "1 and done" or "2 and thru," its pretty clear we are
waiting for the fat lady to sing. The 2nd part of the good news is that
we now get to enjoy an entire new cycle of home refinancing, with the
homes subbing for ATMs for many American consumers.

The bad news is this economy is a dog who’s hunting days are coming to
an end, sooner rather than later. The market cycle is playing out, and
the present Bull is set up for the last leg up between now and the end
of the year. But the final move — often a wicked rally — sets up the

Category: Economy, Markets

Taking the Under, once again, on NFP

Category: Economy

Apprenticed Investor: The Zen of Trading

Category: Investing, Psychology, Rules, Trading

How to Short a House

Category: Real Estate, Trading

Bad Weather Had No Impact on Retail Sales

Category: Retail

PMI disappoints

Category: Economy

Massively Multiplayer Online Games Explosive Growth

Category: Finance, Music, Web/Tech

Short term Frothiness could lead to an Intermediate Top

Category: Markets, Trading

MPAA does the heavy lifting RIAA refused to do

Category: Film, Music, Politics

More Gadgetry: Archos 700

Category: Film, Music, Television