Years ago I had a Fidelity Brokerage Services acct--they charged more than almost any other broker for commissions, and I severed the relationship. As far as mutual funds go, Vanguard is best.
The best treatment for an alcoholic is to go "cold turkey"--no more booze. The best thing for a gambler is to take the money away so they can't gamble. Cold turkey. Tough love.
This will force the Greeks to make the tough choices they must make, especially making sure everybody--especially the rich--pays their taxes.
In Scandanavian countries, nearly all people pay their taxes. In Scandanavia, people take care of others in need. In Scandanavian countries, people trust their governments and politicians. In Scandanavia, people don't beg from other countries.
Input costs are rising, wages are rising, China growth is slowing. Yellow flags, if not red flags. Near the top of the range imho.
Paying CMG p/e for YUM seems dubious at best. Maybe a p/e halfway between CMG and MCD--say 30? Not 40! Wait for 30 P/e & $70 stock price--its coming.
No more drunken parties. No more yachts. No more McMansions.
The buying pressure is building, slowly & steadily at first, but will soon gain momentum as the herd realizes what is happening.
I think silver is being accumulated, quietly, in a steady way by those who own the assets. It is being done quietly to avoid a stampede into the silver metal. When "they" have accumulated their desired positions, it will be revealed, and silver will have a series of 10-20% up days.