Russell’s Weekend Review

A quick reminder, it’s Valentine’s Day. If you have neglected to be prepared I would suggest a visit to the local flower shop on your way home this evening. Luckily in this day and age, an e-card may get you off the hook.

Over the weekend, Barron’s touted another one of their lists. This one was a ranking of the Most Respected Companies. No shock that Apple topped the list, followed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, IBM, and McDonalds. Also, on the top right of the front page is a lead on an article predicting $300 oil in 9 years. That’s a mind boggling number that makes me think investing in walking shoes may be a good call.

Finally, Cisco’s negative reaction to earnings (down around 10% last week) was discussed in the context of it being an overreaction. Only time will tell.