Up is up.
I'm no fan of management at Alcoa (AA). They are serial blunderers. And I don't own any stocks in aluminum companies since aluminum is not a scare metal; it's very, very abundant. But this fact caught my attention in press reports of their quarterly results.
WSJ: "Alcoa said it sold more aluminum in the past three months, compared with a year earlier, due to rising shipments and declining inventories"
The company also made money: "The world's largest integrated aluminum producer posted a profit of $77 million, or 8 cents a share, in the quarter. " Analysts had expected a loss.
The world economies are increasing. Ils montent.
Last Friday I had a bit of fun. Following the style of 1960s and 1960s psychobabble, I posted a chant to harness the metal 'vibes' of readers. I was motivated by two movie scenes. First was the scene in the great movie, Moby Dick, with Gregory Peck as Capt. Ahab. At one point the great white whale, Moby Dick, rises from the deep and Capt. Ahab roars, "He Breaches" (from memory). Second was the scene in Kelly's Heroes" when the tank commander nut, Oddball, played by Donald Sutherland, notices the optimism of everyone and says, "Crazy... I mean like, so many positive waves... maybe we can't lose, you're on! "
The chant was structured using an idea of a Platonic form from numbers to have seven verses chanted seven times in seven languages. Here it is again.
"augunt ... Sie steigen ... Ils montent ... aumentano ... aumentan ... wzrastają ... they go up."
I've improved the original idea. If seven people chant this seven times seven times a day for seven days with a seven second "ommmmmmmmmm" in between each chant, this will be a perfect 7x7x7x7x7x7x7 chant - imagine that power of it - the vibes !!!
Haha, this is a joke, but it's fun.
I suppose it sounds boring, but I am doing nothing. Je ne fais rien. I'm just sitting on my positions, letting them play out. A few more movie/TV quotes come to mind.
The Emperor – Return of the Jedi: “Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.”
Hannibal Hayes – The A Team - “I just love it when a plan comes together”
Word of the Day
"Eristic" - adjective & noun [$10]
Eristic means (adjective) 1. of or characterized by disputation; 2. (of an argument or arguer) aiming at winning rather than reaching the truth; (noun) 3. the practice of disputation; 4. an exponent of disputation.
Sentence: (A) Congress seems more interested in eristics that in doings anything for the people. (B) a more erudite Rodney King might say, "Let's all stop being so eristic".