Friday, March 23, 2012

Morning Journal, the Cleveland Financial Stress Index

This Week’s Data

The leading economic indicators in February came in up 0.7% versus expectations of up 0.6%.


The problem with any budget ‘fix’ (medium):

The beauty of creative destruction (medium):

Wind energy fact sheet (short):

The decline in manufacturing as a percent of GDP is not a bad thing (medium):

The Cleveland Financial Stress Index (medium):

The S&P versus consumer credit--a little concerning (short):



A bonus in the GM bailout (short):

Obama’s misrepresentations of His energy policy (very, very long...that’s a joke; it’s short):

The endless granting of new ‘rights’ (short):

International War Against Radical Islam

Latest on the Iranian standoff (medium):

News on Stocks in Our Portfolios

More earnings reports:
Reported Expected
Nike $1.20 $1.17
Accenture .97 .86

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.