Obama Scrapes Barrel’s Bottom For Ambassadors

Were going to continue to press for this priority, as we have in the past, mindful, of course, and recognizing that there are differing views on these issues in both parties, not just the Democratic Party, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday when asked about the lack of support from the presidents party. Mexicans in Mexico and in the U.S. have also been eager for the United States to overhaul its immigration laws. The Democratic-controlled Senate last year passed a comprehensive bill firming up border security and providing a pathway toward citizenship for about 11 million immigrants who crossed into the United State illegally or overstayed their visas. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said he also wants to change immigration laws and issued Republican principles that, among other things, would permit those immigrants to gain legal status in the U.S.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/obamas-n-american-agenda-hits-congressional-drag/2014/02/19/34e3927e-993f-11e3-b1de-e666d78c3937_story.html

… Everyone would be well-advised just to not push this right now.” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday that despite such objections from Democratic leaders, “we’re going to continue to press for this priority.” Carney was asked whether recent generally pessimistic-sounding comments on prospects for fast track by Vice President Joe Biden to a Democratic conference could be taken as recognition by the White House that the trade legislation wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Carney said no but added that the administration is “mindful … that there are differing views in both parties, not just the Democratic Party” on the subject. But opposition to the trade deals is more pronounced on the Democratic side. Late last year, 151 House Democrats, roughly three-quarters of the chamber’s Democratic membership, signed a letter to Obama signaling their opposition to granting him fast-track trade authority.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-fellow-dems-odds-big-trade-bills-22567737

The Republican Party also has taken aim at the presidents recent actions. Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told Time over the weekend the California golf outings which began less than 24 hours after Mr. Obama attended a town hall meeting focused on the states worsening water crisis are the latest example of a brand of hypocrisy frequently exhibited by this White House. Enlarge Photo This time it seems his soapbox doubles as a tee box, she said, according to Time. The White House didnt respond to The Washington Times request for comment regarding Tuesdays event.
Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/18/obama-orders-new-mileage-standards-big-rigs/

economy under my former classmate. Last week, the non-partisan CBO finally reported the truth: ObamaCare is the perfect job-killing machine. Millions have already been downsized from full-time to part-time work, and now we know from the CBO that an additional 2.3 million jobs will be eliminated. As I predicted from Day One, this is exactly what ObamaCare was intended to do — destroy the middle class and make us dependent on government checks to survive. But it is the reaction of Obamas defenders to the CBO report that tells us all we need to know about Obamas goals. The CBO courageously pointed out that ObamaCare makes it less likely that millions of Americans will want to work. Obama defenders called that choice. They painted it a wonderful development.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/02/18/most-successful-week-obamas-presidency/

Obama to sign order seeking to speed up export approvals

Compare that to Colleen Bell, Obamas nominee to Budapest. Bell, a producer of the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful,” was unable to string together cogent replies during her hearing. When asked about the U.S.’s strategic interests in Hungary, she answered, Well, we have a strategic interest in terms of what are our key priorities in Hungary. To a question about what she would do differently from her predecessor, she replied with platitudes worthy of a Miss America contestant: “If confirmed, I would like to work towards engaging civil society in a deeper — in a deeper The thought trailed off. When Obama’s appointee to Argentina, Noah Bryson Mamet, was asked by Republican Senator Marco Rubio if hed ever been there, he said he hadnt had the chance. Jon Stewart asked on “The Daily Show” if there was a rule against having an ambassador set foot in the country before being appointed so as not to ruin the surprise. The openness with which this practice takes place belies how crude and coarse an exchange it really is. Obama isn’t criticized for appointing so many lightweights.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-18/obama-scrapes-barrel-s-bottom-for-ambassadors.html

The summit also unfolds against other tensions, including revelations that the National Security Agency spied on Pena Nieto before he was elected and gained access to former Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s email system when he was in office. To the North, Canadian leaders have voiced frustration at the amount of time the Obama administration has taken to decide whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from tar sands in western Canada 1,179 miles to Nebraska, where existing pipelines would then carry the crude to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. The NSA and pipeline issues could surface in one-on-one talks that Obama plans to have with Pena Nieto and Harper on the summit’s sidelines but are not expected to be a factor in the broader joint discussions among the three leaders. Obama met Pena Nieto last year when he traveled to Mexico. Wednesday’s visit is scheduled to last less than nine hours.
Source: http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/02/19/obamas-n-american-agenda-hits-congressional-drag

Obama’s North American agenda faces congressional drag ahead of summit with Mexico, Canada

Associated Press Bubka calls for halt to violence in Ukraine SOCHI, Russia (AP) Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great who heads the Ukrainian Olympic Committee, urged both sides Wednesday in Ukraine’s political crisis to lay down their weapons and halt the violence that is bringing the country to “the brink of catastrophe.” Associated Press SOCHI, Russia (AP) The IOC says it would be “wholly inappropriate” for the Russian punk group Pussy Riot to protest at Sochi Olympic sites. Associated Press Stop! Somali traffic police try to restore order MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) “Stop!” a police officer in Somalia’s capital yells as a traffic light flashes red. Most of the cars keep going. Angered, he steps into the middle of the road and gridlock follows. Mogadishu recently began installing road signs for the first time, trying to end a culture federal student loans forgiveness of “anything goes” on the streets.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-sign-order-seeking-speed-export-approvals-110438650.html

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Nasdaq And The R&d Tech Revolution

Nasdaq up for sixth straight day

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I’d beg to differ, and we will explore the reasons behind the NASDAQ being treated like the Rodney Dangerfield of indices. Or in other words, why the NASDAQ gets “no respect!” (see also NASDAQ: The Ugly Step Child Index ). Compared to the “bubble” days of the nineties, today’s discussions more rationally revolve around profits, cash flows, and valuations. Many of us old crusty veterans remember all the crazy talk of the “New Economy,” “Clicks,” and “Eyeballs” that took place in the mid-to-late 1990s. Those metrics and hyperbole are used less today, but if NASDAQ’s dominance extends significantly, I’m sure some new and old descriptive euphemisms will float to the conversational surface.
Source: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2024981-nasdaq-and-the-r-and-d-tech-revolution

Viacom Inc. [VIA] and “BET Honors” 2014 to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/13/investing/stocks-markets/index.html

LCA-Vision Inc. (NASDAQ:LCAV) Abuzz On The Stock Market

PhotoMedex Deal LCA-Vision Inc.(NASDAQ:LCAV) noted the smart forward move in the after-trading hours as well, following the announcement by the company that it has closed a deal with PhotoMedexInc, a skin health company. The deal drawn up for the acquisition is valued at $106 million. LCA-Vision Inc. (NASDAQ:LCAV) will now have higher consumer viewership, given the traffic the wellness and skin health clinics of PhotoMedex Inc. offer.
Source: http://wallstreetpr.com/lca-vision-inc-nasdaqlcav-abuzz-on-the-stock-market-15416

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Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nasdaq-welcomes-inogen-inc-nasdaqingn-to-the-nasdaq-stock-market-2014-02-14

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Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/viacom-inc-via-and-bet-honors-2014-to-ring-the-nasdaq-stock-market-closing-bell-2014-02-14

Trading Profiles For Upcoming Earnings Including Kraft Foods And Campbell Soup

23, trading down to $50.54 on Feb. 5. The weekly chart will shift to being positive with a weekly close above its five-week MMA at $53.19. The stock has a gain of 13.1% over the last 12 months. My monthly value level is $52.16.
Source: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12354971/1/trading-profiles-for-upcoming-earnings-including-kraft-foods-and-campbell-soup.html

UPDATE 1-EU, United States iron out differences over http://www.etftradingsignals.com/ derivatives trading

Buffett is well known as a practising ‘value investor’ investing in stock based on solid analysis of the company itself, often holding positions for years, even decades. His back-to-basics approach is validated by Buffett’s status as the most successful investor of the 20th Century. Buffett is a living reminder that technical indicators don’t tell the whole story, and clever tricks with graphs and formulae are no guarantee of success. Taken together, these quotes – and their sources – teach us that learning to trade successfully takes time, dedication and a thick skin. The road to success is paved with failure. Trading Derivatives may not be suitable for all investors, so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved, and seek independent advice if necessary. The FSG and PDS for these products is available from GO Markets Pty Ltd and should be considered before deciding to enter into any Derivative transactions.
Source: http://www.fxstreet.com/education/forex-basics/ten-great-trading-quotes/2014/02/14/

3 rules for trading like Cramer

The agreement covers the gap between the two. Electronic platforms that already trade derivatives in the EU under current rules won’t have to comply with U.S. SEF registration and trading requirements until the EU’s new trading rules come into force at the end of 2016. In the meantime, the CFTC is expected to finalise its trading rules to avoid foreign trading platforms having to comply with the SEF rules in full, an EU official said. But some thorny issues remain, such as on what basis the EU will allow U.S.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/eu-usa-derivatives-idUSL5N0LH43F20140212

Ten Great Trading Quotes

bought the New York Stock Exchange in November, this week called for a revamp in fee structures to simplify trading. Microsecond Trading High-speed firms that measure their trading in microseconds, or millionths of a second, or less have largely supplanted people as market makers during the past decade. This has alleviated institutional investors concerns that humans were front-running their orders, according to Clark. At the same time, Clark said, studies showing that faster trading has cut costs and alleviated market volatility are criticized because they come from high-speed trading firms, exchanges that cater to them, or academics with ties to the industry. One may also argue that the movement toward HST is part of a natural, evolutionary outcome within financial markets, not unlike the adoption of automated or computer-based systems in every other major industry, Clark said.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-14/chicago-fed-sees-risk-from-high-speed-trading-in-stock-market.html

Chicago Fed Sees Risk From High-Speed Trading in Stock Market

An improving economy in Europe “is an important removal of a possible negative for 2014,” said Jim Russell, a regional investment director at US Bank. “Europe will continue to make gradual headway this year.” Stocks have rebounded in February after falling at the start of the year on concern about the outlook for growth in China and other emerging markets. Concern about the U.S. economy also shook the stock market. The S&P 500 has pared its decline for the year to 0.8 percent after falling close to 6 percent at the start of February.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-stocks-edge-mostly-higher-in-early-trading/

U.S. stocks edge mostly higher in early trading

That’s the deep end of the pool and something he thinks is better left for the pros. “I have deliberately skewed the last 500 some odd shows away from trading and toward investing because there are so many more obstacles to trading than investing these days,” he said. “You have to watch your positions like a hawk, to the point where it’s very hard to do your full-time job and also follow the market.” However, if you’re among those Cramer fans who loves the thrill of trading that is moving in and out of positions with relative aplomb Cramer does have some advice. It follows: —————————————————— —————————————————— 1. Make sure you have a catalyst “I would do no trade if I couldn’t explain exactly what the company did and why I liked it and what I expected to happen,” he said.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100454621