Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday Randomosity

  • The Nasdaq is at 11 year highs.  Really.  It was December 2000 the last time the Nasdaq was at these levels.  The dot-com era!
  • Meanwhile, oil surged to over $102 a barrel.  With the US economy improving, there is more demand for oil.  Pay up!  This is something to keep an eye on going forward.  Yes, the freeways are crowded with folks who have more money in their pockets.  But the economy is vulnerable to oil shocks, right?
  • In the battle of charitable giving, Rick Santorum gave 2.2% of his salary to charity.  Not as big of a percentage as Mitt Romney.  For those keeping score. You know who you are.
  • Did you see that manufacturers want more workers, but they just can't find skilled workers.  I wonder if the workers are at home on unemployment waiting for the benefits to run out before looking for work?
  • 11-year highs for the Nasdaq.  12/2000.  It seems like only yesterday.  Heck that was before Peyton Manning had any of his neck surgeries.

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