As a member of our 10% Promise team, I see a lot of wild swings in the market. Sometimes there's an easy explanation and sometimes the market knocks us for a loop without telling us why. But every week I learn something new. Here are a few things the market taught me this week.
Sam Adams, please
I keep thinking Boston Beer
AIG is back
Shares of AIG jumped earlier this week on comments from Chairman Steve Miller that the company may shift into growth mode from survival mode. But I also got a surprise when Timothy Geithner said he thought the entire financial bailout would cost less than $25 billion. It was once unfathomable that the government would get most of the bailout/taxpayer money back, so we should all be dancing in the streets after hearing this news.
The electronics world is turning upside down
The market kicked Best Buy
Knowing the rules is half the battle
Shares of optionsXpress
Speaking of rules, Visa
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