Standard Chartered’s ($STAN) Salad Oil Moment

Up until the start of this month Standard Chartered ($STAN) was considered a traditional, boring bank.  Some went as far as calling it the ultimate retirement stock.  It is a commercial bank that helps its clients (almost all in Asia,…

Russian TV: CTC Media (CTCM)

Russian TV: CTC Media (CTCM)

For those of you feeling adventurous, I am proposing this Russian stock.  There are plenty of risk factors, which is why I will start with them.  If you are not deterred, you may consider this an intelligent speculation.  But first…