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Posted on March 31, 2011

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In mathematics

One hundred is the square of 10 (in scientific notation it is written as 102). The standard SI prefix for a hundred is “hecto-“.

One hundred is the basis of percentages (per cent meaning “per hundred” in Latin), with 100% being a full amount. It is the sum of the first nine prime numbers.

In science

On the Celsius scale, 100 degrees is the boiling temperature of pure water at sea level.

In politics

The United States Senate has 100 Senators.

In money

Most of the world’s currencies are divided into 100 subunits; for example, one euro is one hundred cents and one pound sterling is one hundred pence.

The U.S. hundred-dollar bill has Benjamin Franklin‘s portrait; the “Benjamin” is the largest U.S. bill in print. American savings bonds of $100 have Thomas Jefferson‘s portrait, while American $100 treasury bonds have Andrew Jackson‘s portrait.

In blogging

100 posts is just getting started, I know. If this were TV, 100 episodes would mean all aboard the syndication gravy train. In blogging, I’m still an infant slathered in SPF 100 to protect my delicate skin & sensibilities. There will probably never be a train for me in blogging. Or gravy. But I do love writing.

In these last 100 posts, I’ve received 98 comments & every single one makes me smile– even the negative, because it still means somebody is actually reading something I loved writing.

And actually, I must be saying some things to resonate with people in my short tenure, because I heart Wall Street has been highlighted or referenced by the Financial Planning Association once, Registered Rep once, The Huffington Post once, it was Freshly Pressed on WordPress.com, The Business Insider twice, the WSJ twice, & Abnormal Returns twice. And yeh, I know– it’s child’s play.  I have them all up on my refrigerator at home to prove it.

Since we’re being honest, I want you to know that what I’ve posted in scatological order was eventually supposed to amount to a book proposal, Everything Your Broker Will Never Tell You. But frankly, I enjoy the multimedia aspect of blogging so much, I’m not so sure anymore. What I am sure of is this…I will keep plugging away with my love for writing. And I will continue to be thankful for you reading.

Big thank you: to The Reformed Broker for letting me freak out about blogger stuff & always being honest. Abnormal Returns for keeping an open mind when I submit posts for consideration (cause they aren’t all gold). To Joe Weisenthal giving me my first “big break.” Mebane Faber for his unwavering friendship. And Howard Lindzon for creating a new outlet, StockTwits, for baby bloggers like me.

Cheers, SB

The Preface: 7/8/9: First Post

The Trailer: iheartWallStreet: The Kitschy Music Video

  1. Two Masters
  2. It’s Good to be on the Outside
  3. Oh No, I Missed It! Oh Wait…
  4. Toxic Relationships
  5. Dance of The Tchotchkes
  6. Appearances
  7. Your Stockbroker: The Alpha
  8. Brokerus Stockus: Wile E. Coyote
  9. Brokerus Friendus: The Wholesaler
  10. 2/20
  11. All You Need Is A Good Soundtrack
  12. Banking For Dummies
  13. Race To The Middle
  14. Wall Street 2.0: Trust Me
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