Month: January 2009

Investing Pittsburgh: Being Smart is the Only Way to Make Money Investing

The best way to be smart? Get educated. Chris Briem has posted a link to the Economics Club Forecast Luncheon. Unfortunately, I will be out of town and unable to attend. However, anyone who reads this blog, especially if its for the business angle should DEFINITELY try to attend. The…

Investing Pittsburgh: Ouch, was that the sky falling?

Early weather reports this morning call for falling prices with a hint of panic. I could say I told you so, but instead I’ll offer the following morning numbers to help you choke down your lunch: US Steel down 4% Alcoa down 8% PPG down 2.5% Fortunately, if you’ve been…

Carbolic Smoke Ball Hits Another One Out of the Park

Copied from CSB, if you’re somehow a regular reader of my blog and NOT reading theirs, wake up. Go over there and read their entire blog, I’ll wait. Obama to Name Fonzarelli Secretary of Cool WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama will hold a news conference this morning to announce that…

Free Labor , Stipends and the Burghosphere

What did you pay to read my blog today? I have been sitting here in a noodles-to-go for the last hour or so reviewing news stories that might be interesting to my adoring fans, and why? Certainly not for the money. I haven’t made a cent from this blog, I…

Chris Briem Spotted at Pittsblog

Chris Briem snuck over to Pittsblog. That puts two of (if not the) most talented bloggers in the Burghosphere in the same place. Could it be the dream team has a gold medal in mind? I’m staying posted.

If It Looks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck…

…We have to at least consider it is deliberate classism. Yes, I’m talking about the bus thing. For those of you who haven’t seen this. Chris Young at City Paper wrote an article about Century III, South Hills Village and Ross Park’s reluctance to allow PAT buses to use their…

Blogroll Changes

As most of my readers know, I like to keep the blogroll (to your right, if you’re on the site) up to date. With this in mind, here are the latest additions and subtractions (update your Readers accordingly): Add Pittsblog (if you deleted it) – That’s right Big Mike Maddison…

Investing Pittsburgh: I'll Stay

That’s “stay” as opposed to “hit.” The market is going to move one way or another this week, and probably pretty big. I’m worried it’ll be down. Consequently, I’m selling some of our positions before the week gets going, I want to take some of the profit out. Since I’m…

Investing Pittsburgh: Week in Review (Double Wide) 12/22 – 1/2

I have combined the week of Christmas and week of New Years for review. Partly because I didn’t have any time last weekend, partly because there have only been 7.5 trading days and partly because these are low volume days that are VERY difficult to read. If you had a…

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