Blog Posts by bmccallum
Reference Librarian/Continuous Learner.
Which Dividend Plays Does The Loud and Loquacious Cramer Recommend?
Is Investing a Right-Brained or Left-Brained Process?
Which Mutual Funds Will Weather Market Volatility?
How Big Is The Web?
Warren Buffett's Strategy and Style
Improve Your Web Search Skills
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Clark Howard. Consumer advocate. You may have seen him on CNN. He's also a best-selling author. His latest book is entitled Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times. He offers 250 ways to buy smarter, spend smarter, and save money. See also Clark Howard's official website as well as his page on CNN.
How Many American Adults Have Cell Phones?
Pew Internet & American Life Project released a report entitled Americans and Their Cell Phones. According to them, 83% of American adults own some kind of cell phone. Check out the report for statistics, trends, attitudes; learn how mobile technology impacts daily lives.
Most investors track the major indices - - e.g., DJIA, S&P, etc. A lesser known index among the hoi polloi (which includes me) is the Volatility Index (VIX). Often referred to as the "fear guage," the VIX provides a window into investor sentiment and market fluctuations. In brief, lower values inspire investor confidence; higher values instill investor pessimism. You can track the VIX here, courtesy of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
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