Friday Random Thoughts: When Pigs Fly and Swine Flu

in Carnivals, Financial Apocalypse, Government, Random Thoughts, Stock Market

This week was dominated by the Pandemic of Swine Flu, but also with the bankruptcy protection of Chrysler leading to another possible massive erosion of Retirement and Pension systems in place in the U.S. and in Canada. Pity the investor who felt they were too heavily into Nortel and diversified by buying Chrysler in 2000 (scary, but very possible too).

Swine Flu

Given we are at Pandemic level 5/6 you can’t blame financial bloggers from wanting to jump into the discussion as well:

Pigs Fly

With Chrysler’s bankruptcy protection there may have been other stuff that seemed unlikely a few years ago as well:

IPhone, IPod, Android And Blackberry Readers

If you fit that category go on over to my working site How Not to Make a Fortune on the Web, and try out the new theme for mobile users and tell me what you think. I am testing it over there and may bring it over here some time in the near future, if it seems to be working ok. It’s kind of slick and I like it, but I am also a very bad judge of what other folks like and dislike.


  • Michael James May 1, 2009, 3:19 PM

    Thanks for the mention.

    luc: Any market outperformance is done at the expense of other investors. So, I don’t see anything wrong with trying to profit from the swine flu.

  • luc May 1, 2009, 11:43 AM

    I’m curious if you can profit from the swine flu (sounds bad, I know), such as investing in pharma companies that produce anti-viral meds, or meat factories which are punished and will undoubtyly recover.

    • bigcajunman May 1, 2009, 11:52 AM

      Ghoulish, but interesting question none the less.

  • Million Dollar Journey May 1, 2009, 11:03 AM

    Thanks for the link!

  • WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com May 1, 2009, 8:56 AM

    Thanks for the link – have a good one!

  • Canadian Capitalist May 1, 2009, 7:27 AM

    Thanks for the mention Caj. Looking forward to meeting everyone next week. Have a great weekend!


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