Archive for July, 2008

My Own Mini Crop Survey

Monday, July 21st, 2008

This weekend we drove all over Will, Grundy, Livingston and Kankakee counties in Illinois scoping out places to find Mazon Creek fossils (yes, we drove over the Mazon Creek or River several times but did not go into the town of Mazon). While we did not find many good fossil sites until I had talked […]

Crying About The Uptick Rule? How About A Downtick Rule?

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Last July, the SEC retired the Uptick Rule. The rule was promulgated in the aftermath of the Great Crash of 1929 and requires that a short position in a stock may not be established unless the stock has most recently ticked up in price. People in general do not understand what shorting is (I still […]


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