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  • The Problem With The Fed Paying Interest On Reserves
    Wed, Aug. 6 23 Comments

    Summary

    • Roche says Fed should pay interest on reserves.
    • However, this appears harmful to taxpayers.
    • Problems if the yield curve ever inverts.
  • Soybeans For Alpha Diet
    Thu, Jul. 31 SOYB Comment!

    Summary

    • Commercial hedgers are net long for the first time in 8 years.
    • Money managers with the largest net short position since 2006.
    • The largest 8 reporting traders are net long too.
  • S&P 500 Payout Effect On Justified P/E
    Fri, Jul. 25 SPY, SH, SSO 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Justified P/E can raise if share buybacks are included.
    • But is this reasonable?
    • Why to prepare a list today for Alpha in the future.
  • SP 500's Sustainable Growth Rate
    Thu, Jul. 24 SPY, SH, SSO 2 Comments

    Summary

    • S&P reports a 1.93% dividend yield.
    • S&P also reports a 3.2% buyback yield.
    • How long can a 5.14% combined yield last?
  • S&P 500's Justified P/E Ratio
    Wed, Jul. 16 SPY, SH, SSO 19 Comments

    Summary

    • Operating P/E is at 17.6.
    • Reported P/E is at 18.95.
    • Are these too high, low or just right?
  • The S&P 500's Operating Or GAAP EPS
    Tue, Jul. 15 SPY 21 Comments

    Summary

    • Operating P/E is at 17.6.
    • Reported P/E is at 18.95.
    • Which is correct?
  • Alcoa's EPS Smelted By Balance Sheet
    Thu, Jul. 10 AA 22 Comments

    Summary

    • Alcoa rises on earnings report.
    • Investors love the income statement.
    • What about the balance sheet?
  • Under The Hood Of General Motors' Earnings
    Jul. 25, 2013 GM 3 Comments
  • Japanese Rates Influencing Gold
    May. 17, 2013 GLD, JGBT, JGBL 10 Comments
  • Cyprus Bank 'Tax' And Assets
    Mar. 18, 2013 FXE, GLD, SPY 5 Comments
  • Apple-nomics And Gross Margins 101
    Mar. 11, 2013 AAPL 15 Comments
  • Inflation And The Money Base
    Mar. 6, 2013 TIP, TIPZ, GTIP 19 Comments
  • U.S. Potential GDP
    Mar. 6, 2013 SPY 2 Comments
  • Where Are GM's Cars Disappearing To?
    Mar. 5, 2013 GM 15 Comments
  • Trouble For 'Bridgewater Risk Parity' Model
    Mar. 4, 2013 ALD, BND, ELD 7 Comments
  • Gold Producers Least Bearish/Money Managers Most Since 2008
    Feb. 26, 2013 GLD 2 Comments
  • Economic Derailment
    Feb. 21, 2013 4 Comments
  • GM's Subprime Roadtrip
    Feb. 19, 2013 GM 9 Comments
  • General Motors: Taxes Drive Net Income, While Op Income Is In A Tailspin
    Feb. 14, 2013 GM 4 Comments
  • Central Bank Gold Lending
    Feb. 4, 2013 FXE, GLD 13 Comments
  • Google EPS Up, Operating Income Down
    Jan. 23, 2013 GOOG 1 Comment
  • Gold Mean Reversion For Alpha
    Jan. 16, 2013 SPY, GLD 1 Comment
  • GM's Credit Policy: Trick, Not Treat
    Nov. 2, 2012 GM 5 Comments
  • High On FOMC Alpha
    Sep. 10, 2012 FXE, GLD, TLT Comment!
  • The "Bernanke Put"
    Sep. 4, 2012 Comment!
  • Corporate Profits: Biggest Growth Outside U.S.
    Aug. 29, 2012 2 Comments
  • How High Is $9 Corn?
    Aug. 10, 2012 CORN 18 Comments
  • Corn Yield Estimate Likely To Drop Further
    Editors' Pick • Aug. 3, 2012 CORN 40 Comments
  • FOMC: Alpha In Only 8 Trading Days A Year
    Aug. 3, 2012 AAPL, EEM, FXE 1 Comment
  • How Baker Hughes Oiled The Inventories To 'Beat' The Street
    Jul. 26, 2012 BHI 11 Comments
  • Corn ETF Plays Part 2
    Jun. 28, 2012 CORN 8 Comments
  • Baker Hughes' Bearish Clues
    Jun. 9, 2012 XLE, BHI 15 Comments