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These are my links for March 22nd through May 17th:

  • R: Quantitative Financial Modelling Framework - All you need to know about the quantmod package
  • Housing crash is getting worse Brett Arends' ROI - MarketWatch - Zillow now predicts prices will fall about 8% this year and says it no longer expects the market to bottom before 2012. NO "S" SHERLOCK
  • The Aleph Blog » Blog Archive » Why Amateurs Should Invest in Common Stocks - Now, some of the successes came with failures.  For a while, I told my kids never to mention the name “Caldor” to me.  Yeh, Michael Price may have lost a billion on that one, but I more than took my licks.  Until you lose a decent amount, you don’t really understand how the market works.  You can call it market tuition, but like tuition at college, you don’t know how much value you will get out of what you have paid.
  • Student discovers new virus in ancient cave mud | MNN - Mother Nature Network - Further analysis proved to be even more remarkable. Lurking in the dank sample of cave mud she collected was a virus previously unknown to science — a bacteriophage that attacks bacteria from the same family as those that cause tuberculosis.
  • Smart money left silver to tarnish retail buyers - MarketWatch - The trend suggests the so-called ’smart money,’ the large managed funds that report to the CFTC, had started to back away from silver and “retail investors picked up the slack,” said Tom Pawlicki, a precious metals analyst with MF Global in Chicago. - HOW TRUE BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE AT THE COIN SHOW.
  • Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books - - The deal would have allowed Google to make millions of out-of-print books broadly available online and to sell access to them, while giving authors and publishers new ways to earn money from digital copies of their works. Yet the deal faced a tidal wave of opposition from Google rivals like Amazon and Microsoft, as well as some academics, authors, legal scholars, states and foreign governments. The Justice Department also opposed the deal, fearing that it would give Google a monopoly over millions of so-called orphan works, books whose right holders are unknown or cannot be found.
  • First North Pole Ozone Hole Forming? - The cold snap is no coincidence, research leader Rex added."This is the continuation of a long-term tendency that the cold Arctic winters have become colder," Rex said.And global warming may drive this trend, he added. As greenhouse gases trap heat in the lower levels of the atmosphere, the higher levels tend to cool, he said.Of course, the "process is more complicated than this simple explanation"—there may be many ways in which greenhouse gases influence high-altitude temperatures, he added. - WE BETTER MAKE CHANGES FAST!
  • S.D. Requires Visit to Pregnancy Center Before Abortion - - “South Dakota women should not need to submit to an in-person lecture from an unqualified, noncertified, faith-based counselor or volunteer at an antichoice crisis pregnancy center,,” Ms. Gibson said. - DA LOCAL GUBIMENT MESSING WIT MY WOMAN.
  • Detroit suffers 25% loss, population lowest in 100 years - -
  • RClimate_GISS_temp_anom_map.png (1200×1000) - IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE