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TGIF! June 15

Thank God It’s Friday                                                       June 15, 2012   Forget worrying about EUROPE.  It no longer exists. It is changed forever. After spending the past four weeks traveling around Europe with a band of academics and…
June 15, 2012
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TGIF – June 8, 2012

Thank God It’s Friday                                                        June 8, 2012 The market had its best week of the year closing up nearly 4%.  We will take this reprieve, but aren’t breaking out the champagne just yet.  Problems still…
June 9, 2012
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TGIF June 1, 2012

Thank God It’s Friday                                        June 1, 2012 Sell in May and go away? You bet.  The DOW had only 5 up days in the month.  It is the first time that has happened in 43 years. …
June 1, 2012
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TGIF May 25, 2012

Thank God It’s Friday                                                                                     May 25, 2012 A long time ago (exactly 35 years today), in a galaxy far, far away (it sure feels like that considering the technological advancements since 1977), a…
May 28, 2012
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TGIF May 18, 2012

Thank God It’s Friday                                                                May 18, 2012 Welcome to Facebook Friday.  The biggest and most hyped IPO finally came to market today. The buzz was high, and the BIG question was where the shares would actually begin trading.  The…
May 19, 2012
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TGIF May 11, 2012

Thank God It's Friday           May 11, 2012 With Mother’s Day approaching, there is one special gift I’ll be asking for this year.  I’d like some FACEBOOK shares when the company…
May 14, 2012
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TGIF May 4, 2012

  Thank God It’s Friday!                        May 4, 2012 The most enigmatic Wall Street adage is in play this week: "Sell in May and Go…
May 5, 2012
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TGIF April 27, 2012

IBM Boosts Dividend 13% CHEVRON raises dividend 11% for 3rd time in 13 months APPLE initiates its first dividend ever EXXON hikes dividend 21% Johnson & Johnson lifts dividend 7% COKE splits stock 2-for-1         etc,…
April 28, 2012
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TGIF April 20, 2012

Thank God It’s Friday!                        April 20, 2012 “I don’t want to work; I just want to bang on the drum all day!”  This lyric is the battle cry of Baby Boomers as they near the…
April 20, 2012
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TGIF April 13, 2012

152 years ago the communications industry got a major kick start, literally.  Paper messages left a small town inMissouri,Californiabound.  They traveled 2,000 miles at the speed of a horse.  It was a 10-day trip.  Much cooler…
April 13, 2012
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TGIT April 5, 2012

Good Friday is a traditional market holiday, so we are writing a day early. We wish you and yours a holy Easter Tridium and Happy Passover. When we return to work on Monday, two market-moving…
April 6, 2012
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TGIF March 30, 2012

Thank God It’s Friday                                                                March 30, 2012 What a spectacular first quarter!  Best start in 14 years. And how about this: Apple is responsible for 15% of the S&P-500's first quarter gains, and virtually all of…
March 31, 2012
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TGIF! March 23, 2012

 Thank God It’s Friday                                                                March 23, 2012 Spring has sprung as stocks continue to rise buoyed by rising energy shares and hot tech products. The country’s largest 500 stocks continue to demonstrate strength and resilience…
March 23, 2012
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TGIF March 16, 2012

TGIF March 16,2012 March Madness or Market Madness?  Regardless, it's an exciting time around the country.  Just as the storied annual college basketball tourney tipped off, the S&P punched through 1400 while the Nasdaq and…
March 17, 2012