Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mubarak Steps Down

And Fox news calls American's Marxists.

I would have to look up Marxism, and find out what it really is to have some kind of actual opinion on this. Although the idea that Democracy = Freedom, I think is really just an idiotic concept.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Miscellaneous Post

So I haven't come across anything I really feel like posting recently, so I've decided to post my favorite tv shows.

In no specific order:

  • V (new version) - I think It's a great show. It could be better, yes, but what show couldn't do a little better?
  • Dexter - I don't think I've seen a show that I have loved nearly as much as Dexter. It's dark, and graphic. It barely has any boring moments at all.
  • House MD - It has it's moments. After watching every season, show after show (nothing else to do...) it became very redundant. Every show = Possible case, possibly not, attempt basic cure...patient gets worse. Try a few crazy guesses, patient nearly dies, house gets epically brilliant idea from some random thing and saves the day. That is every show. But there were a few episodes that were really emotional that makes me watch it.
  • Glee - I know. It's probably not something a lot of people would admit to liking. But it is a really good show, aside from the music. The dynamic with all the characters is really well done.
  • Community - Not sure I've seen a better comedy since Seinfeld. Not much else to say but epic comedy.
  • Burn Notice - Initially, I really loved the show. But I think it's losing something. I can't really put my finger on it, but it's lacking something. Still a great spy show though.
That's all I can think of off the top of my head. A few of them are between seasons, like Dexter, and I can't wait for them to come back.

Your thoughts on any of these shows? Comment!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Groupon - Save The Money

Groupon - Save The Money

"Money is one of our most important natural resources." - Groupon

Wow. Really? I find this so much more offensive than their advertisements...which I don't find offensive at all. We need to stop chopping down those money trees!!!! Apparently their Super Bowl ad was "offensive". Something about Tibet and their food. People have become overly sensitive, which is odd considering how apathetic they are too.

I've never used Groupon before. I guess you can save pretty good sums of money on stuff. I don't really know, and I don't really care either.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Stock Market

I've traded stock before. I usually go head first into things, and lost a good sum of money knowing nothing. So I stopped for a while and am looking at it again. Made some money on my last trade, and looking to do the same again.

I find the stock market an interesting "thing". A place where the value of stock certificates can go up and down based on news, technicals, hype, or no reason at all. And the pink market is nothing but scam companies created to grab as much money as it can via the stock market by selling into the market as long as it can. Which I'm not sure why they are allowed to do it...

I've tried looking at the technicals for stocks and those make no sense at all. For the most part, they are colorful lines that almost match the graph of the price. I'm not really sure how that makes them useful. It makes me think that those are just a way to screw with noobs while the real traders know what to really look for, which probably has little to do with those technical readouts.

One thing I've also been doing, is following up on those daily stock picks. Specifically from OTCStockExchange. There's a trend I see. Don't buy ANYTHING they pick...not right away. They always seem to go down before they actually pick up. Also, avoid pink stocks. I stick to OTC because I have no money to buy the bigger stocks anyway. But the thing with the lower price stocks? They have a better chance of going up a larger percentage (i think). I mean, they are so low already, they have nowhere to go but up! Unless they go down.

I currently use Scottrade for trading. They are fairly cheap to use compared to other companies like E*Trade or others.  I'd recommend using them if you don't. Also, if you don't need the money but want to try out trading, trade within an IRA account. Anything you make in an IRA isn't going to be taxed (unless you pull the money out).

If anyone has traded stock before and has tips, please leave a comment!

At first glance, I thought this was going to be a shoop with KKK members...