Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Canada and US...Twin Stock Markets

The Canadian and US Stock Markets are for the most part, joined at the hip. Historically the degree of change varies a little but they run pretty much parallel.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Starbuck Follow-Up/News

The stock price continues to decline for Starbucks. Now at $22.50 and the P/E still at 26. Still a long way to go before the price makes business sense.

Today news came out about a problem with their thermos coffee cups burning people when the handle fails. Reminds me of a Seinfeld show.

This won't help the stock price.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Water Bill Caution

If you have a water meter, and if your home plumbing develops a slow water leak, one you don’t notice, your bill will climb. Keep tabs on the consumption on the bill, comparing it to normal. Otherwise you risk getting a big surprise on your water bill payment one day. A bill could easily be a couple of hundred dollars higher just for the leak, especially if your paying for both water and sewer when both costs are based on the water meter reading. Toilet leaks that run 24/7 are a most common cause of this sort of thing. Fortunately, you can hear toilet leaks during the night when the house is quiet if you listen while …well you know.

Monday, December 3, 2007

TD Bank...penny stock or blue chip?

This is such an interesting move by the price for TD Bank stock that I had to post it. It took the best part of the last 2 months to come down from $75 to a low of $64. Then, acting more like a penny stock driven by the power of a stock market bubble it regained $75, an increase of about 17 percent over the last four trading days. Now that is volatility!

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