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Knock...Knock...Who is there? FedEx...FedEx who? FedEx will be there tomorrow!
What is the worst kind of cat? CAT-astro-phe !
What do you get when you cross snowman with vampire Frost-Bite.
What kind of air can you breath? Billionaire.
Why did Dino go to the hospital?
Because he was (Dino) "Saur".
How do you make eleven even?
Take away the "el."
How do you make seven even?
Take away the "s"
Why did the chicken cross the railroad track?
Because it wanted to get to the Chick train.
What is a duck on the 4th of July?
Knock, Knock...Who is there?Banana...Banana who? Banana...Banana who?Banana...Banana who? Apple...Aren't you glad I didn't say banana?
Are you 5?
No! I am not 5! I am 4.95 plus shipping and handling!
Knock knock...Who is there? Panther!Panther, who? PantH-or-no-PantH I am going Thwiming!
Laughs above are credited to kids and various sources.
Business fun facts!
Over $18 Trillion a year is spend on ConsumerGoods worldwide.Women account for almost two third of it. Just think about this women power!
Did you know the ancestry of American people?It is a melting pot of immigrants from all over the world.This trend continues today.These immigrants make the America great, including best in business.
There are over 300 million Americans.Ancestry of Americans include approximately Germans over 14%, African American 12%, Irish 12%, English 8%, Mexican 8%, Italian 6%, Hispanic 5%, French 4%, Polish Scottish, Dutch, Norwegian, Scotch-Irish, Native American, and Swedish add up to 11%.The rest are from other countries.
About 2008 US housing crisis...
At the end of 2008 approximately 7 out of 10 people in the US owned a home. The US population is over 300 million.
In 2008, $3.3 Trillion was the total loss in value for the US housing market. In early 2006 housing market value was close to $9.4 Trillion.
Not so fun fact…there are over 15 million home owners with questionable mortgage loans.Experts believe that 2/3 or over 10 million have potential of foreclosure...but this number is going down
The DOW climbs 156 Points The DOW closed up 156 points or 0.9%, the S&P500 was up 31 points or 1.5% and NASDAQ was up 102 points or 2.2% week ending January 23rd. The oil slide continued and it was down $3.19 or 2.18% to $45.29 per barrel. US stock markets were closed on Monday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King birthday. .
The European Union Central Bank finally decides to help the declining economy
The European Union (EU) Central Bank (ECB) decided to stimulate stagnant European economy through a program to buy $1.3 Trillion worth of bonds. This program is similar to the U.S. Federal Reserve initiative which we know as Quantitative Easing (Q.E.).
The ECB will start to purchase $70 Billion worth of bonds per month starting March 2015 until September 2016. ECB also mentioned that it may continue the Q.E. beyond 2016 if the economic conditions does not improve. Investors were impressed by the ECB move.
The first US Quantitative Easing, also known as QE1, started mid-2008 after the last recession due to bad banking loan crisis. The amount ranged from $600 Billion to $1.25 Trillion. But just a few months later in 2010 Greece debt problemkicked off the real risk ofEuropean Union (EU)economy getting impacted by theGreece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Ireland debt threat. The US Federal Reserve initiated the second Quantitative Easing, also known as QE2, in the amount of $600 Billion. Then in September 2012, Feds added the QE3 in the amount of $85 Billion every quarter until the economic condition improves and unemployment rate is below 6.5%.
Since then US economy has come out of recession and now economy is growing. Accordingly the US Federal Reserve did not see the need to continue this program and gradually started to reduce the QE which we came to know as "Tapering."
We will have to see if the EU following on the US Federal Reserve tried path also works for it.
How did your stocks do in 2014? Were you better than the most Wall Street Experts and S&P500?
2014 Performance of Your Favorite Stocks
Your investment since 2007
compared to S&P500 benchmark
Immigration in America There are over 300 million people living in America. About 80% are white, less than 13% are black, Asian are over 4%, and the rest are other races. Ancestry of Americans include approximately Germans over 14%, African American 12%, Irish 12%, English 8%, Mexican 8%, Italian 6%, Hispanic 5%, French 4%, Polish Scottish, Dutch, Norwegian, Scotch-Irish, Native American, and Swedish add up to 11%.The rest are from other countries. This is the only country in the world which has such a unique strength of diversity. Source - Various websites with immigration data and CIA World fact book