Boston metro saw some crazy heavy rain today. It has cleared out and will be almost 50 degrees into Tuesday?! February may be a payback month.
This week saw three major market positives:
-Blow out earnings from Apple (AAPL).
-The Fed, while not opening up QE 3 directly, made it clear they want to see some inflation even if they have no idea where the hell it shows up.
-Facebook has moved up their IPO offering, all the way to next week.
That is quite a trio of fuses to light an already explosive looking market.
Because I am a skeptic at heart, I would wonder why Facebook is rushing this move so much. After a huge rally, are they worried it might reverse? I have no idea but file it under "suspect".
That said, next week may provide one of those rare opportunities to get long and be very confident. Market players will make very sure that IPO has a nice running environment. Seeing the Internet momo plays skyrocket late day makes me confident a run higher is at hand. All to place an IPO everyone can dump to make money. Nice.
Friday Night Entertainment
Because you worked hard all week and deserve a break.
Missing Ships and People
I love real mystery or tales of extreme situations. Always have. The great site iO9 has a collection of 10 tales that they think could make great science fiction novels:
10 Real-Life Lost Voyages That Would Make Amazing Science Fiction Novels
A couple selections:
-Roman Ninth Legion
-Percy Fawcette, whom have covered before. This will get movie treatment and I think I saw Brad Pitt will star.
There were also some great articles on iO9 this week about "Mitochondrial Eve" and how that data backs up the idea that humans evolved one time in one place in Africa then spread across the globe. Here is a graphic with years ago estimated and routes of human migration:
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The old days:
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In case you need a movie idea.
Plenty of great horse centered films (Hidalgo, War Horse) but from my youth I always loved "The Black Stallion Returns" best of all:
If you have not seen the classic film "Used Cars" with Kurt Russell, well, you should:
The price (or rent?) is too damn high! Blame Bernanke.
Bringing the tunes since 2007.
Loyal reader Gawains was looking for some Steppenwolf and "Born to Be Wild" circa 1969 works!:
One of the hardest workers on charts and ideas on Twitter is G. Thomas Lackey and he puts so much effort in day and day out he needs a song break. He also knows engines and cars, which is cool beyond doubt. Here is Sublime and "Santeria":
You can follow him on Twitter via @gtlackey
My friend Arctic Gambino wanted The Black Keys and "Your Touch" and I have never heard this song, its wonderful! Bluesy and edgy:
LOVE IT!!! Follow him on Twitter as @a_bh_a
Not quite under the 1 year rule, but I was wanting some LA Guns and "Over the Edge":
I am in a sad mood so why not up the ante with "Love Hurts" from Nazareth:
Two songs to go.
Heavy time.Turn it up. White Zombie and "Thunder Kiss 65":
Close the show with Heart and "Alone":
Have a good night.