Thursday, March 01, 2007

More Trouble on Broadcast Row

...and it couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of folks.

Top Producer Out at NBC 'Nightly News. Apparently, Mr. Williams is displeased after Charlie Gibson and ABC supplanted him at the top of the ratings heap. Pssst...hate to tell this to you, but your audience is only a fraction of what it was 20 years ago. Most of your viewers abandoned the networks years ago, and more are jumping ship every month. Consider these numbers: NBC Nightly News has lost an average of 570,000 viewers over the last year, but ABC's World News has gained only 60,000. What happened to the "other" 510,000 viewers who used to watch Nightly News? Moved to cable. Or the internet. And they won't be back.

One thing's for sure, those half-million "missing" viewers aren't flocking to the Perky One and the CBS Evening News. Since assuming the anchor chair last September, her audience has lost 120,000 viewers, compared to last year. Ms. Couric's $15 million-a-year paycheck is looking like a really smart investment, eh Mr. Moonves?


Angevin13 said...

Speaking of the perky one, do you check out her blog? Some "good" recent posts on Al Gore and the burden small towns (aka "poor people") are bearing in the Iraq War...

AllHomeSecurity said...

Fellow bloggers, here is an interesting article I found for beginners in the Forex trade industry – hope you find it as useful as I did:

Not sure about what Forex trading means and about the ways of using it and benefiting from its wide range of advantages? Here is a simple FAQ guide that explains the main things you need to know when dealing with Forex trading.

What Is Forex Trading ?

Forex trading, also known under the names of Foreign exchange or FX market is the widest currency market in the world, with transactions summing more than one and a half million dollars every day. Regarding the "location" of the Forex trading market, it should be mentioned that it is an actual over-the-counter market, since trades are conducted between two counterparts.

How Many Trades Can I Make Per Day?

Many traders ask themselves this question, but the answer depends on the amounts of money involved. For example, in the case of small trades, traders can make up to 10-12 transactions per day. Forex trading works quite fast and can be easily operated, plus, it implies no fees and no commissions, so traders are welcomed to operate as often as they want.

Which One Is the Best Trading Strategy?

This is a relative matter, considering the wide range of traders that operate with Forex trading and use diverse strategies. For example, there are the traders who are basically following the economical aspects and who pay a lot of attention to the economical trends of the moments. On the other hand, there are the technical traders, who operate regarding various mathematically-based charts and analysis that help them identify the surest ways to the desired profits.

What about the Risks?

First of all, we are dealing with a currency market, so you should know from the start that there are certain risks involved. But the most common tool that is used in order to get protection from risks is represented by the stop-losses. What is a stop-loss? It basically refers to the fact that a position is automatically liquidated as a safety measure, to avoid dramatic changes of the position. The Forex trading market is the most liquid of all, so executing both stop-losses and limit orders is quite easily. Still, these stop-losses are not guaranteed if dealing with sums over one million dollars.

Who Can Use the Forex Trading Market?

Forex trading market is mainly dominated by powerful investors, banks, brokers and international companies. Besides, these, more and more private investors, dealers and private traders seem to use the Forex trading market.

When Can I Use Forex Trading?

The main advantage of this currency market is the fact that it is a 24-hour market. This means that it can be accessed at any time, from various parts of the world. This helps the investors significantly, considering that they can respond to transactions quite fast and operate with trades when they desire.

Now you know the main things you need in order to start considering operating with Forex trading. Besides great accessibility and rapidity, plus the fact that it is a 24-hour market, Forex trading is also a currency market that implies no commissions and no additional fees, which is always a substantial plus for any trader.