Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 2013 Stock Market Performance

Stock market (DJIA) monthly performance results; closing prices last 12 months through March 2013
Dow Index Monthly Closes Through March, 2013

Bingo!

The Dow started the month closing higher 10 straight days. The close on March 5 finally established a new all-time high. So, slightly more than four years after the crash low, the Dow surpassed the October '07 high of 14,165. Obviously, the remaining closes in the 10-day string also set new all-time highs.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Windows 8: Metro Apps and Programs

Guest Post by "Techie Tim"

Windows 8 Metro Apps and Programs
The Windows 8 "Start" screen

This is the third post in a series, the first post is Windows 8: The Start Screen.

The Windows 8 “Metro” interface

The new appearance of Windows 8 is a screen full of small rectangles – or “half-rectangles” which are square boxes – the “Start” screen.  The new look and feel is the “Metro” interface.  Many apps or programs execute as “Metro Apps” or simply, the new “full screen” appearance.  To end or close a “Metro App”,

Saturday, March 9, 2013

How Much Will Your Bond/CD be Worth in N Years? (calculator)

This Calculator Computes the Future Value of Your Bond/CD for Any Amount, Number of Years, and Interest Rate


Enter data only in the colored cells below.
Note: normal/annual compounding is once a year; semi-annual is 2 times/year; quarterly is 4 times/yr; etc. (may not work in Chrome)




Friday, March 1, 2013

February 2013 Stock Market Performance

Stock market (DJIA) monthly performance results; closing prices last 12 months through February 2013
Dow Monthly Closes Through February, 2013

Close, but No Cigar

On Wednesday, the Dow closed at a new 52 week & five-year high, and less than 100 points from a new all-time high -- even in the face of onrushing sequestration. It turns out Wall street was not afraid of the big bad sequestration. While the market did in fact retreat on the final day of the month, there was little indication of impending doom. Rather, it appeared to be little more than the normal caution that often accompanies approaches to major milestones such as all-time highs.