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  • Koo: The Global Slowdown Is Becoming More Pronounced [View article]
    Go out to a posh restaurant in Rome, Berlin, Paris, London, Tokyo, Beijing, or Washington DC, and watch the fat-butted political hacks dine. THEN tell ME about government 'austerity' measures.

    The price of government is dead weight on the shoulders of entrepreneurs on 3 continents.
    Aug 18 11:10 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Long Term Debt Outlook [View article]
    Hey there angry bear....cheer yourself up even more (which I think you deserve) by picking up any basic macor textbook and turning to a chapter titled something like 'fact and fictions about the national debt.' It'll calm your nerves.
    Aug 18 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Decline of Federal Reserve Has Begun [View article]
    <<whether it’s today’s longish piece from Matterhorn Management, last year’s piece by Richard Heinberg on the End of Growth, or some of the shorter articles I have written in the past>>

    Or discredited missives such as "Limits to growth," "Famine! 1975," and other such envirowhacko trash. We are living in the Carter era redux, and we have the PE ratios to prove it. Hopefully the voters will sweep this trash out of office this november and our first woman president will be 'history' in 2012. Maybe thats what the Mayan calendar is really saying?!
    Aug 17 03:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Toyota (TM) is analyzing the design and placement of its accelerator and brake pedals to see whether the current setup makes drivers more prone to hit the wrong one. The move comes after government studies appear to show most Toyotas involved in crashes were caused by the driver hitting the gas instead of the brake.  [View news story]
    Scholarly enough to apply the SAME STANDARDS of cynicism to government reports as 'corporate' ones.
    Aug 17 03:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Toyota (TM) is analyzing the design and placement of its accelerator and brake pedals to see whether the current setup makes drivers more prone to hit the wrong one. The move comes after government studies appear to show most Toyotas involved in crashes were caused by the driver hitting the gas instead of the brake.  [View news story]
    Maybe we should relocate the Lawyers and government DOT hacks instead. This was nothing more than a federal government sponsored fabrication to push business to Government Motors. Like global warmingism, SADS (sudden acceleration death syndrome) should wither on the vine.
    Aug 17 03:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 Fills Its Gap: Now What? [View article]
    A few more quarks for trader Mark! I love an analyst who is intelligent enough to say...lets sit back and wait for what the markets want to tell us. Patience is a virtue, and very often a profitable one.
    Aug 17 12:22 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the Web Dead? [View article]
    Awww....I Sooooooooo miss FTP! It was fun. Bring back the keypunch machine!
    Aug 17 11:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Might Rank Second by GDP, But Ranks 99 for Per-Capita GDP [View article]
    Shows you how pathetic the Obamamedia are. If you put enough people in Zimbabwestan, their GDP would be the worlds largest. Strange how 'cynics' about US GDP/Price level figures sit back and swallow Chinese government 'stats' hook, line, and sinker.

    China's economy is soaring because they are installing flush toilets, electric power, and building highways. We did this after our civil war. Woo woo. Or should I saw, Wu Wu?
    Aug 17 11:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Treasury Bubble or Economic Trouble? [View article]
    The key is to look at INCENTIVES, as well. Once investors have locked in 30 years of low yields, the federal government will have every INCENTIVE to inflate the currency and pay the interest and principal back with diluted dollars. TIPS are closer to their all time highs than TLT is.
    Aug 17 10:40 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Going Long With United Health [View article]
    Good to focus in the role of this years elections on valuations, in the 3 sectors you highlighted. In the middle of the most business hostile/regulation extremist congress/administration since the the Carter years, we are being rewarded with Carteresque PE ratios. The latter will not rise until the former fall. I will do my DD on UNH; thanks!
    Aug 16 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "No, there will be no double dip. It will be a lot worse," Matterhorn's Egon von Greyerz says. "The world financial system has temporarily been on life support by trillions of printed dollars that governments call money... But this will not save the Western World which is likely to go into a decline lasting at least 20 years but most probably a lot longer."  [View news story]
    The sky is falling the sky is falling! Idiots who bought houses they couldn't afford are under water. High school seniors with 9th grade education can't understand why they can't get into the electoral college. Our first woman president hasn't yet discovered midnight basketball.

    Aug 16 02:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shares of for-profit education companies drop after government data shows that many of their students aren't repaying school loans. ITT Educational Services (ESI -11%), Washington Post's (WPO -11.2%) Kaplan, Strayer Education (STRA -15.9%) and Corinthian Colleges (COCO -23.2%) all have repayment rates below 35%, proposed threshold for a cutoff from federal financial aid funds.  [View news story]
    These schools are nothing more than fronts for low cost government loans repaid by (many) students at higher rates. An online class of 30 students who 'pay' $3000 per course is taught by an adjunct professor earning, DRUM ROLL PLEASE, $900 to $1200 a course. The rest of the money goes to high pressure hucksters who have to rope in the next generation of students in an endless ponzi scheme.
    Aug 16 10:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Triumph of Crony Capitalism: Part 1 [View article]
    Carter Era regulations....carter era PE ratios.

    SP500 6x we come.
    Aug 13 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Good News Behind the June Trade Deficit [View article]
    Of course, no one listens to Milton Friedman anymore, which probably explains our third bear market in a decade and unemployment in the double digits.

    But ol' Miltie used to DEFICIT? We send THEM paper, and they send US products, and I am supposed to WORRY ABOUT THAT?
    Aug 12 03:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Pessimism Is Distorting the Facts [View article]
    I think that the best way to look at it. On the ONE HAND, the crisis aspect of the recession has ended, and claims are at levels typical with other recessions. On the OTHER hand, the organic growth in private sector jobs typical of recoveries at this point has not kicked in...for whatever reason you wish to choose.
    Aug 12 01:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment