Monthly Archives: May 2015

Hawking “Derby” – Down the Back Straight for the 9th Time (Week 43)

May 31, 2015
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Hawking “Derby” – Down the Back Straight for the 9th Time (Week 43)

After reaching new all-time highs last week, the SPX closed down ~0.9% from last week’s close and we’re still stuck in the sideways/slightly bullish consolidation range that we’ve been in for the past 3 months. The historically strong post Memorial Day rally did not develop and US equities were down heavily on Tuesday: Our Derby “horses”…

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The Power and The Majesty: CD Recommendation for Week

May 31, 2015
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The Power and The Majesty:  CD Recommendation for Week

In memory of the caboose.Image captured in Rawlins, Wyoming Back to another Robert Shaw recommendation – The Power and The Majesty.  A few selections include the following: Haydn’s The Heavens are Telling from the Creation Sanctus from Faure’s Requiem Lacrimosa from the Mozart Requiem O Fortuna from Orff’s Carmina burana Polovtsian Dances by Borodin Here…

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Diversification Guidelines: Size of Portfolio and How Many ETFs

May 29, 2015
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Diversification Guidelines:  Size of Portfolio and How Many ETFs

The following recommendations are only guidelines as each investor needs to be comfortable with the number of ETFs used to diversify a portfolios.  For example, I’m not comfortable concentrating a one million dollar portfolio in one or two ETFs.  If the ETF were VT or VTI, then it is not so bad, but suppose the…

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Did you see the article in The Public Newspaper?

May 28, 2015
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Wow, I am honored to be featured in The Daily Public here in Buffalo, NY. About three months ago, Vaneesa Rae Oswald asked me for an interview. After about an hour together and a LOT of information thrown her way, Vanessa’s created this amazing article about what I do. Thank you Vanessa for your support and…

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The Mother Earth News Fair is Coming to Albany Oregon

May 27, 2015
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The Mother Earth News Fair is Coming to Albany Oregon

The Mother Earth News Fair is coming to  Albany, Oregon June 6th and 7th, at the Linn County Expo Center. Brought to you by the magazine that is The Original Guide To Living Wisely. The fair offers practical, hands-on training and experience  by leading experts in: renewable energy, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, green home building and more! Green Living is proud to…

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Join Us at Another Damn Craft Show June 13th!

May 26, 2015
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Join Us at Another Damn Craft Show June 13th!

I am busy making Fuzzy Soaps™ for Another Damn Craft Show at Art Enables on June 13th. This “juried collaboration of artisans with one simple mission: to celebrate the local DC arts-and-crafts scene” is being organized by the amazing Jessica Blaszczak of This Little Piggy and Beth Baldwin of Tigerflight, two leading creatives/organizers for the DC area craft scene. It also features…

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Memorial Day Review: Getting Back to Investing Basics

May 25, 2015
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Memorial Day Review:  Getting Back to Investing Basics

When I think of investing basics, two key principles quickly come to mind and I have yet to meet anyone who disagrees with these fundamental rules. Save as much as you can as early as you can.  This is The Golden Rule of Investing.  All else pales compared to this investing “law.” Keep expenses low. …

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Become a Gypsy Tribal Affiliate!

May 25, 2015
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Become a Gypsy Tribal Affiliate!

Become a Gypsy Tribal Affiliate! Hello there! Some of you have heard me talk about this Affiliate program in the past, and now we have revamped it and are giving it lots of love and sunshine! Sara ( my home team mate!) and I are so excited to get this running and we want you…

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The OpenADR Standard Enables Diverse Demand Response Programs

May 25, 2015
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This week’s guest author is Barry Haaser, Managing Director of the OpenADR Alliance.  His article clarifies the role that this standard plays in a range of applications. The OpenADR standard for automated demand response is often misunderstood as just a standard for demand response. In fact, it is a powerful standard capable of supporting a…

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Hawking “Derby” – Around the First Turn for the 9th Time (Week 42)

May 24, 2015
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Hawking “Derby” – Around the First Turn for the 9th Time (Week 42)

There was a little less volatility this past week with the SPX up slightly from last week and hovering near all time highs after weakly breaking through the ~2120 resistance level. With the day after Memorial day being a bullish day, historically, we might well see a push to new highs next week – well have…

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