On the wireless front I was looking for info on my computer and many places said to install the supplied antenna for better results. Went to the basement and checked the box, there was an antenna there! It screws into the wireless card at the back of the computer. This works pretty well but still need to overhaul the system.
Google Beats Estimates
After the bell Google (GOOG) beat estimates by "a mile" or some stuff. I have no idea how estimates are made, and the employee options stuff gets me confused. In any case, ad revenue was rocking and the company is getting things going in all kinds of spaces, like my Android Revolution phone. I am actually a big fan of Google as they are best positioned to beat up on Facebook and Apple. Should inject some more drama into an already wild week that ends with options expiration. Which I think really happened today as I have read many times. I know, confusing.
Ben Bernanke "Don't Let me be Misunderstood"
After 3 days of similar statements and markets hanging on every word as if it was from Zeus, Bernanke must be listening to this Santa Esmeralda:
For all the cheap seats:
Bernanke said there would have to be a real drop in things economic before new measures would be taken. As in, not today or next week.
Got it? After the wicked beat by the ISM last week, GOOG blowing it out of the water, and initial jobs claims dropping a monster 5k today things are on track for 3.5-4.5% GDP growth in quarter 3 and 4.
Still, had to grab this capture of a FINVIZ news feed today:
Clearing Things Up
Last night I noted that I am more of a macro investor. But have I not been trading actively this year? Yes to both. I have large parts of my VAST (lol) personal wealth spaced into different ways of making returns. Long term accounts (where my physical metals reside and other stuff) which make up about 70%, and then my trading account which is 30% or so depending on what I want to put in play. I can operate shorter term with this, and it's more fun
Have a good night.