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  • Portugal Next to Fall, EU Leaders Still Oblivious: Time to Short the Euro [View article]
    Destruction of the Euro zone should be a manifest US Foreign, Economic, and Military policy. "Europe" for decades has been a politcally, economically, militarily and morally bankrupt region unable to stand up to Natural Gas bullying by the russians, or to Islamic bullying over everything from cartoons to immigration. Out of the ashes of the Euro zone could come a solid alignment between Britain, Germany and the US.
    Jan 11, 2011. 03:39 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Scaling Rosenberg's Six Walls of Worry [View article]
    Good point Pundit! Firing those Air Traffic Controllers sure made our skies less safe, didn't it? Busting public employee unions and freezing wages and benefits until the cumulative effect catches up with price inflation over the past 30 years, is another step forward.
    Jan 11, 2011. 11:48 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Employment Situation Fails to Improve [View article]
    At least Calafia is willing to admit the statistics paint this picture or that one. Compare that to Tyler Durden, who has been a cheerleader for a double dip since before the first one started.

    What we need is an increase in private sector jobs and a decrease in State and Federal employees. We seem to be getting both, grudgingly.
    Jan 8, 2011. 12:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Claims Data Point to Stronger Labor Market [View article]
    And we don't get any articles from the double dippers about the UPWARD revision in the November and October figures, either.

    Face it, we have a Jimmy Carter slow growth, overregulated, Crony Capitalist economy, and we get Jimmy Carter performance as a result. As Bushites say, "MISS ME YET?"
    Jan 7, 2011. 07:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unemployment Claims Are Not What They Appear [View article]
    All of the the 'tards who were whining about job figures from previous months being revised DOWNWARD during the Euro-induced slowdown this summer seem so QUIET about the UPWARD REVISIONS in jobs for November and October.

    Face it: We have slow growth in the face of a libtard president hell bent on being the next Jimmy Carter.
    Jan 7, 2011. 03:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CBOE to Publish VIX-Style Volatility Indices for Individual Stocks [View article]
    Mr. Luby: Are these data any different or better than the calculations and charts available at IVolatility.com?
    Jan 7, 2011. 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • World Food Prices Rise: Get Ready for the Riots? [View article]
    Yup...like the 1970s all over again....Jimmy Carter redux turning corn into ethanol, restricting drilling (except by our rivals), envirowhackos at EPA running the show.
    Jan 5, 2011. 05:51 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Does the Fed Take Away the Punch Bowl? [View article]
    All QEII has done is increase Bank reserves and push up prices of key consumer goods such as gasoline and food. The sooner the Fed stops these 'stimuli' and allows SHORT TERM INTEREST RATES TO RISE, then inflation expectations will ease, collapsing commodity prices and providing a stimulus to LONG TERM INVESTMENT by a decline in longer term rates.
    Jan 5, 2011. 03:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cracks Start Changing the Character of the Markets [View article]
    Easy money, hmm? Interest rates have been rising across the board since QEII was announced...doesn't sound like easy money to me. Long live the bond vigiliantes, who negated QEII before it was even implemented. In the meantime we can all thank the Fed for the spurt in oil and food prices. Even the Goricle agrees its a bad idea to pump corn into our gas tanks!

    By the way----are you still "not having difficulty imagining a Wednesday selloff?"

    Hopefully Fridays Jobs report is negative because a large number of state and federal workers have been dismissed...I can't imagine anything MORE BULLISH than fewer bureaucrats.
    Jan 5, 2011. 11:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Defense Contractors: The Best Deal Around? [View article]
    While the risk is greater because the companies are smaller, everyone should take a look at companies developing robotic and non-traditional high-tech warfare techniques. This might include, but is not limited to, IRBT, SAIC, CACI, etc.
    Jan 5, 2011. 10:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How to Profit From Peak Oil [View article]
    I love the way oil peakers concentrate on supply and completely ignore demand factors. US oil consumption per capita and per unit of GDP has been falling for decades. Why I should worry about a $100 price for a barrel of oil which produces $50,000 to $100,000 worth of goods, is beyond me. Abrupt price INCREASES will cause shocks as surely as the abrupt price DECREASES did in the 1990s. And we will adjust to them. JCI and BWA already sell of cash flow multiples which reflect the authors main points.
    Jan 4, 2011. 06:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • As state officials try to plug big budget gaps, many consider legislation to scale back the power of unions, especially those that represent state workers. These officials say that unions have become too powerful and throwing state budgets into disarray with expensive pension plans. Labor leaders view the efforts as political retaliation by Republicans.  [View news story]
    Public employee unions should be illegal; their wages should be frozen until the cumulative wage increases over the rolling past three decades are no greater than the rate of inflation; and finally, the gains by the UAW in the GM confiscation by Obama should be taxed away as WINDFALL profits. Nuttin' like shovin' a little bit of egalitarianism right back where the sun don't shine!
    Jan 4, 2011. 06:12 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Not satisfied that his 20% approval rating is low enough, Japanese PM Naoto Kan wants to raise the 5% consumption tax. Japan's government spending is twice its revenue, and its debt/GDP ratio exceeds 200%, seemingly leaving lawmakers with few choices, but to raise taxes.  [View news story]
    <<spending is twice its revenue, and its debt/GDP ratio exceeds 200%, seemingly leaving lawmakers with few choices, but to raise taxes>>

    Wow. Who wrote that news bite, the Democrat National Committee?
    Jan 4, 2011. 02:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • People are paying down their mortgages, credit cards and other debts - they've re-liquefied, Dennis Gartman tells CNBC, and that's what will drive the market. "Are we going to see enormous GDP growth that we saw in the previous years? No. We're gonna see 3-4% GDP growth, and that's not such a bad thing."  [View news story]
    3-4% growth...good. Lets learn to walk again before we start running.
    Jan 3, 2011. 03:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • In investing, it's all about when you start and when you finish, according to these graphs. Example: After accounting for dividends, inflation, taxes and fees, $10,000 invested at the end of 1961 would have shrunk to $6,600 by 1981. But from the end of 1979 to 1999, $10,000 would have grown to $48,000.  [View news story]
    Really: lets see, 1961-1981. Liberal presidents and R.I.N.O.s like Nixon; burgeoning regulation; guilt-trip foreign policy, confiscatory taxes. Gold and Oil prices soar.

    1979-1999: Tax cuts, deregulation, conservative presidents and one lukewarm RINO in Bush1. Military backbone collapses Soviet Empire and frees Eastern Europe. Gold and oil prices collapse.
    Jan 3, 2011. 02:57 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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