TAL Money Memos Archives

This is an archive of some of my most popular Tuesday After Lunch Money Memo newsletters.  (If you want the gold, just sign up on the home page.)   Click the link (the underlined text right after the picture) and you can download the entire article.  Let me know what you think!

 

Occupy Wall St. Army10-25-2011 Occupy Wall Street            Date:  October 25, 2011          Views:  158

PEOPLE OCCUPY WALL STREET; INSULTING FILM AT 11

Since September 20, thousands of people have “Occupied Wall Street” and the little people OWS movement has spread to many other cities.  After diligently ignoring the reality rebellion for as long as possible, the main stream media (MSM) laughed at it, and has now weighed in, for the most part, against it.  I mean, the MSM is controlled by Wall Street, what should we expect?

 

8-16-2011 Downgrade           Date:  October 25, 2011          Views:  239

DEBT CEILING CRISIS REPLACED BY DOWNGRADE CRISIS

RE: the debt ceiling crisis, Turbo Tax Timmy Geithner said, “We’re running out of runway.”  For once he got something right.

 

 

1-11-11 Oregon’s Loss Is Our Loss            Date:  January 1, 2011          Views: 162

FOOTBALL GAME OVERRUN BY CORPORATE GREED 

(The following are solely my opinions; far be it for moi to trade libel a company.)America had it’s National College football championship game yesterday.  The odds favored Auburn by a field goal, and that’s what they won by, 22 to 19 over Oregon.  History will record the brave performances of the defenses, and how they stopped two powerhouse offenses. . . .  History won’t record what changed in this game . . . the same thing that killed boxing – TV money right.

 

8-31-2010 Middle Class Cronkite           Date: August 31, 2010          Views:120

I MISS WALTER CRONKITE

There are TV watchers out there who think the economy is experiencing a few sniffles, or a rough “patch” in a few isolated geographic pockets around the country, but that America is recovering aplenty, with green shoots everywhere.  I, on the other hand, think we’re fucked.

 
 

fire3-2-2010 Hot Saturday Night           Date: March 2, 2010           Views:109

HOT SATURDAY NIGHT IN FF’s NEIGHBORHOOD

The 7.0 earthquake in Haiti apparently killed 230,000 people out of a population of 9 million.  Japan experienced an 8.0 earthquake last Friday.  And then Chile had an 8.8 earthquake in Chile on Saturday.  Big earthquakes are terrible tragedies, but did the recent ones really stop and make us think about our lives?  Were we, in fact, put out by a calamity happening to other people in other countries?

 

10-27-09 Lazy Boy           Date:  October 27, 2009           Views: 90

ROAD TESTING THE ANDERSON XR-1   Perhaps you saw this news story:  Man Pleads To La-Z-Boy DWI

“October 21, 2009:  Dennis Anderson, 62, has pled guilty to driving a motorized La-Z-Boy chair under the influence.  Mr. Anderson’s chair vehicle is powered by a Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine, and has  a built-in cup holder, and headlights. 

 

6-23-09 IMF Gold           Date:  June 23, 2009           Views: 75

FAIRY WOOD IMFS AGREE TO SELL SOME INVISIBLE GOLD

It seems to be more and more about appearances these days. . . WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress have reached a deal to boost support to the International Monetary Fund.  Included in a war funding measure, a recent House bill will provide a $100 billion credit line to the IMF, increase the U.S. member contribution to the IMF by $8 billion and authorize the United States to back the IMF’s plan to sell 400 tons (12.97 million ounces) of gold. . . . For those of you who may have forgotten, last April at the G-20 meeting, President Obama promised to “assist” the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with a big wad of cash to get the planet shopping again.

 

man-behind-curtain3-24-09 Ignore that Man Behind the Curtain           Date: March 24, 2009           Views:418

IGNORE THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BUY GOLD

Bloomberg:  3-19-2009:  John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who was up 37% in 2008 by betting against subprime housing bonds and the investment banks, has purchased an 11% stake in Anglogold, the hefty South African gold miner.  Paulson also disclosed that his fund owns 4% of Kinross Mining, a major gold producer based in Canada.  [Just to show that great minds run in the same channel, here’s what another savvy investor has to say about gold.]

Waaaay back in the exciting 1980s, when the bull market was genuine and unbelieved, I was a little Foghorn working as a retail stockbroker in the middle of California. . .

  

Credit Cards1-27-2009 HPY           Date: January 27, 2009           Views: 70

 Heartland Payment Systems.(HPY)  “OOPs”

News Update:  Ever heard of an outfit called Heartland Payment Systems?  You may be hearing about them a lot.
Last Tuesday, January 20th, 2009, while the big shindig was going on in Washington D.C., Heartland, a large and heretofore unheralded processor of credit card slips, announced they were the victim of a computer break in.

Let me repeat that, Heartland Payment Systems announced something – in the hopes of being ignored – on the day of one of the splashiest Presidential coronations in our country’s history.