Month: November 2011

Can This Be True? I Love It…No More Commercials….

The headline: China Will Ban Commercials During TV Dramas as Control of Media Tightened.

Okay, I am not in favor of censorship either… But the commercials these days are making watching television close to impossible. My family tried to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade, but we gave up as the constant...

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Black Friday Frenzy Rebuffed – Ritholtz Puts Things Right

How can they tell what the final numbers are, before the day ends? Have you pondered that question since survey results are often released before Black Friday comes to a close? Supposedly, there was a massive increase in sales (16%++) as compared to last year – we are told (or...

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Post Black Friday – Consumer Sector Returns

It was an impressive showing. Consumer related stocks had one heck of a run as the reports rolled in showing that shoppers spent much more than anticipated. Whether or not that will pass through to the bottom line is another story entirely, but investors were looking to get ahead of...

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