Coupla Things.... Guests For New Year's Dinner, And The 12/31 Data Has Not Posted For My 401a....Despite Being There @ My Brokers And Charting Service...AND The Dividend And Cap Gains Have Yet To Show Either..... 

Despite all of the talk about Democratization of investing, Wall Street primarily serves only the very wealthiest Americans. And that is a shame.
-- Barry Ritholtz



No Chartz And Table Zup @ www.joefacer.com Kinda....See da header.... except not not... See Below.....



I got the right prices on the 401a site by entering the wrong dates... But I'm not so sure about the shares/cap gains/dividend reinvestment situation. Prolly close enuf fer what I do, so there ARE chartz. But they'll be even righter next week.



Interesting article in Nat Geo about memory.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/print ... /foer-text

I saw the Yardbirds @ the 'mo during the last tour just before they morphed into Led Zep... Two sets from 20' off the stage. Cream from half way back at the 'mo, Hendrix, A.King, And Mayall @ Winterland, 2 sets and I left at 2:30 and Hendrix was still goin strong... Butterfield w/ Bloomfield and Bishop @ the 'mo and later @ the Carousel ('mo West). J. Tull @ the Berkeley Community Theater after the Benefit album and again on the Thick As A Brick tour.... the Who just after Woodstock was released....GAWD... if I could only replay these note for note/minute for minute... as well as another coupla three four hundred hours... Oh Well....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLv7viCM ... re=related



I upgraded to Windows 7 this weekend.

I've got this old HP that is my workhorse that predates Vista; I got the Vista upgrade disk that was supposed to come with it a coupla three four months later inna mail. The VERY FIRST ITERATION of Vista. I've never upgraded. Sunday I did so, starting at 2:00 PM. "how hard could it be? What could possibly go wrong?"

I've been a computer user since '82. I'm an old DOS 2.01 Dinosaur and I got my eccentricities... The HP has a lotta stuff... all over it. Rather than lose stuff stuck in an arcane directory associated with a program, I decided to upgrade to Vista and then upgrade to Seven rather than do a clean install. Well....

The Vista upgrade disk didn't recognize my upgraded and patched XP system as anything it expected to see... XP was supposed to be DOA. So I un repatched my OS and beat the computer/disk duo into submission... Then my new version of Vista needed 107 updates to get modern enough to work...and be upgradeable.

At 11:00 Sunday evening I decided to upgrade my seldom used Vista laptop since I sure as hell wasn't gonna need the 7 upgrade disk inna near future. Sure enough, my laptop only needed 50 upgrades prior to Sevening.... Grrrrr.

1:30 Sunday AM, I had a Vista'd PC.

10:00 PM Monday evening I had a Windows 7'd Desktop and Tuesday mid morning I had my W-7 laptop.

To adapt to 7 or adapt it to me... that is the question....

Now a clean W 7 install onna brand new home media server I'm nerding with and I'm home free for a while.....

This is what '10 looked like...




I'll prolly write about it later...












http://www.newsweek.com/id/226493
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/fl ... udclosure/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/bo ... eddie-mac/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/am ... ing-class/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/on-mark-to-market/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/bo ... eddie-mac/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/wh ... t-in-2011/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-2 ... ubble.html
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/ec ... ettlement/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/ob ... cal-skill/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/ca ... o-not-own/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/fl ... udclosure/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/cl ... -industry/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/01/volcker-resigns/

http://www.ftrain.com/wwic.html






Lookie here.....






I've done my asset allocation with an eye toward two things.... Maximizing profits when the market was going up and being able to step to the side effectively when the market gets dangerous...
That looks like today. The market has been ready to go down for a while. It looks like the court decision in Mass. concerning Wells Fargo and US Bank and the payroll report were a good catalysts/excuses. I loaded up my 'chute and if I don't cancel my pending exchanges at the end of the day, I step off of the escalator big time.


STAY TOONED...













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