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  • Iranian nukes, the next terror strike, the pension fund time bomb, the Chinese real estate bubble, inflation, deflation... all ugly problems, but all Black Swans? Joshua Brown offers some perspective: "Not every aberration is a Black Swan in the making. Sometimes, it's just an ordinary Black Duck."  [View news story]
    Lets hope Black Swan soon joins "Japanese Juggernaut," "End of History," Global Warming," and "Paradigm shift" on the list of abandoned and overused liberal shibboleths.

    Just like liberals when George Bush was in office, I accuse our Anointed President of fabricating a domestic terrorism scare to distract from his pathetic domestic and foreign policies. His october surprise will probably be a completely staged assassination attempt. Will I get a CNN interview? I won't hold my breath!
    Sep 29, 2010. 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Europe ETFs Fall as Riots Take Hold [View article]
    Call in the Ohio National Guard!
    Sep 29, 2010. 12:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The European Crisis Gets Quietly Worse [View article]
    Which just goes to show, Europe will go not with a bang, but with a Whymper. (Sorry..apologies to you mountaineers, couldn't pass up the pun).
    Sep 28, 2010. 01:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hot Breadth [View article]
    Good to concentrate on these focused ETF a/d lines and breadth indicators...the ones for the NYSE overall are distorted by the many ETFs and Closed end funds themselves.
    Sep 27, 2010. 05:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Reasons Why the Food Safety Bill Could Be Dangerous for the Economy [View article]
    The FDA should be advisory capacity ONLY, much like consumer reports Mag. "We tested this drug. It doesn't work and causes these and those side effects. Discuss with your doctor before seeking a prescription."

    PERIOD. Thats all FDA should be able to do.
    Sep 27, 2010. 12:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Electric Cars: Dream or Nightmare for the Auto Industry? [View article]
    Read the Seeking Alpha battery stuff before ya think about turning over a new Leaf. :)
    Sep 27, 2010. 12:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paul Krugman takes exception to the notion that today's high unemployment is mainly structural - that “people don’t have the job skills for the jobs that are open.” If that were true, he says, there would be significant labor shortages in certain industries, locations or groups of uniquely skilled workers. But that's not what is happening.  [View news story]
    Krug-dude doesn't understand that todays high school graduates are so illiterate, innumerate, and ill mannered, they can't do any job, any where, any time, at any price. Remedial English and Math---NINTH GRADE CLASSES---are now staples at America's colleges and universities, where adjuncts (no insurance, no benefits) earn $2000 to teach classes to students whose ninth grade teacher earned $80,000 a year to vomit them thru the rest of the system. If it wasn't for LEGAL asian immigrants majoring in math and science, America would be a third world country.
    Sep 27, 2010. 11:50 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • M2 Growth Rate: Nothing Strange or Foreboding [View article]
    Hey there Pundit the market's rocketing rally in the last few weeks sure has silenced the double dippers who squawk at every article you write based on government stats. MAybe they took a slow boat to china and are aghast at Sino-revisionism?
    Sep 24, 2010. 12:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Federal Stimulus Missed Key Infrastructure Opportunities [View article]
    Unions destroy jobs. This is NEWS? :)
    Sep 23, 2010. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The government should make it easier for companies to invest and expand but instead they are intimidating business, Jack Welch tells CNBC. Obama is "anti-business," he says, because "you can't go industry by industry... through intimidation, business by business by business" without companies holding back.  [View news story]
    The sooner GE gets rid of PMSNBC and stops toadying to the Obamanazis under the rubric of 'green' technology, the better off shareholders will be.
    Sep 23, 2010. 11:02 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Secular Bear Market Myths, Part 2 [View article]
    Good analysis. Without getting into politics...i think the 1966/1980 secular bear market was caused by anti-business sentiment in Washington (Sound familiar? ) and incorrect accounting for inflation (LIFO vs FIFO) which exaggerated profits. (sound familiar? Mark to market rules exaggerate gains and losses).

    Until we address these two imbalances, PE ratios may continue to contract.
    Sep 21, 2010. 10:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural gas is weak, with futures diving 4.8%, but that's not keeping energy from pacing sectors in today's rally; the sector as a whole is up nearly 1.5%. Key movers: Exxon Mobil (XOM +1.1%), Petrobras (PBR +1.2%), Chevron (CVX +1.6%), McMoRan Exploration (MMR +7.1%), RPC (RES +4.6%). After four straight down sessions, crude futures are up, +1.9% to $75.05.  [View news story]
    Now if the envirowhackos don't destroy a domestic source of cheap, high quality energy, then the economy can recover.
    Sep 20, 2010. 01:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Whispering Its Intention to Break to the Upside [View article]
    Good. Also note that the A/D line for the NYSE is at new local highs as is plotted in Investors Business Daily, the only newspaper that respects its readers integrity and presents mathematics and charts beyond the 8th grade level. Most NYT readers wouldn't know a logarithm from a logjam.
    Sep 20, 2010. 09:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Thoughts on Chinese Pharma Stocks [View article]
    Japan has high speed rail, health care systems, and many other of the shibboleths that people point to when saying "China" is the next...well, the next Japan! Ha!. You gave yourself away when you reported the worthless stat that china is now the worlds second largest economy. Cram enough people into Zimbabwastan and they'll have a large economy too.

    Many people who wouldn't trust the Commerce department or Bureau of labor statistics here in the US swallow chinese communist party pablum hook, line, and sinker.
    Sep 18, 2010. 08:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marked gains in two time-tested economic indicators - transportation and retail stocks - seem to suggest investors aren't very concerned that the economy will slip into another recession.  [View news story]
    NONSENSE! How can the actions of millions of individual knowledgeable investors throughout the world POSSIBLY be more raliable than the skinny dippers, double dippers, and 'shadowstat'ers who infest SA? Rock On Calafia pundit.
    Sep 18, 2010. 07:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment