Monday, January 09, 2012

Morning Journal-the latest from Italy + Monday Morning humor


Economics
This Week’s Data
Other


Rail traffic ends 2011 strong (short):
http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2012/01/rail-traffic-shows-strong-gains-in-2011.html

More on last week’s employment stats (medium):
http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/2012/01/5-million-discouraged-workers.html

Politics


Domestic

More on the ‘recess appointments’ (medium):
http://www.nationalreview.com/author/56454/latest

More defense cuts (medium):
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/01/americas-disarmed-future.php

Monday morning humor. This is off the Bloomberg news screen Friday:
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/12/Friday%20humor_0.png

International

The latest developments in Italy (medium):

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-has-italy-gone-fascist




Steve Cook received his education in investments from Harvard, where he earned an MBA, New York University, where he did post graduate work in economics and financial analysis and the CFA Institute, where he earned the Chartered Financial Analysts designation in 1973. His 40 years of investment experience includes institutional portfolio management at Scudder, Stevens and Clark and Bear Stearns. Steve's goal at Strategic Stock Investments is to help other investors build wealth and benefit from the investing lessons he learned the hard way.