Musings.

Musings

The world, the economy, the markets, and our lives are dynamic. Events can have a large or small impact on us. They can create excitement, cause fears, raise questions, and spark insight.

Listed here are our most spontaneous, timely, and succinct comments on wealth, life, and more.





  • January 25, 2012 - And we'll tak a cup o'kindness yet

    Hawk100 was in Scotland during last year's historic election that raised the prospects for Scottish independence.  Iain Martin has an interesting view on this quixotic adventure and the poetry of Robert Burns.



  • January 25, 2012 - Solar Rain

    Astronomers have been forecasting an active year for the sun in 2012.  The first month hasn't disappointed. (WSJ)



  • January 25, 2012 - Fed extends zero-rate duration

    The Fed revised its previously publicized zero-rate policy duration from expiring in 2013 to now carry through 2014. It rather looks like manipulation to carry longer-duration treasury notes with no ill effect on the Fed's balance sheet.  (Federal Reserve)



  • January 24, 2012 - CFA Columbus Forecast

    CFA Columbus hosted its annual forecast event and the panelists unanimously favor SPY over AGG, EEM, and GLD for 2012.



  • January 22, 2012 - Debt Limit Satire

    This short spoof on the US debt ceiling provides a satirical, but realistic, view. (YouTube)



  • January 19, 2012 - Critical Retirement Trends

    Be sure to examine your 401k account reports for new fee disclosures this year. (AdvisorOne)



  • January 13, 2012 - Custodian Security

    Hawk100 member acounts held at TD Ameritrade are protected through various accounti nsurance programs.  Click her to read more.



  • January 10, 2012 - Tax-Free US Businesses

    According to Edgar Online data, 106 publicly traded firms with revenues in excess of $10 million reported net income but paid no income taxes in their most recent fiscal year.  (Related story on WSJ)



  • January 09, 2012 - Detroit Auto Show

    The 2012 Detroit Auto Show hopes to rekindle interest in American auto manufacturing. Ford's 5.46 PE shows comparatively subdued investor interest among its industry peers. (Edgar Online)  (WSJ)



  • January 07, 2012 - Lexington on Santorum

    The Economist's Lexington column derides Rick Santorum, who seeks to become the GOP Presidential nominee, for his faith-based values.  This affront from a reputable magazine underscores why American politics is beyond devisive heading into 2012. (Economist)



  • January 06, 2012 - The Complexity of Markets

    If as The Economist says, "Human brains are the most complex objects in the known universe," then markets as the interaction of a multitude of humans makes them exponentially complex. (Economist)



  • January 05, 2012 - Worst Cities for Educated Workers

    Brookings Institute's list of cities attractive to educated job seekers posts McAllen, Texas at the bottom of the heap. (AdvisorOne)



  • January 04, 2012 - Best Cities for Educated Workers

    Brookings Institute lists Madison, Wisconsin atop its ranking of best cities for educated job seekers. (AdvisorOne)



  • January 03, 2012 - Stocks Greet 2012

    Stocks welcomed 2012 with a resounding advance on the first trading day of the new year.  The global Dow is up 2% as of noon ET.



  • January 01, 2012 - 2012 Resolution

    Align your wealth with your life in 2012.  Contact Hawk100 to learn how. info@hawk100.com