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  • Two Decades Of Inflation And Deflation [View article]
    Cue the Shadowstats COOL AID guys. Cue the "government alone can save us!" guys! Cue the "envirowhackjobs" who want food and fuel for themselves but NO ONE ELSE!

    Ooops...don't bother to send in the clowns..they're already here!
    Feb 3, 2015. 08:47 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No Raise At Work, Again? Follow The Yellow Brick Road To Get Yours [View article]
    I plan in having articles like this, and lots of SA based information about retirement planning and dividend stocks, to fill in the gaps! Thank you.
    Feb 2, 2015. 06:24 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No Raise At Work, Again? Follow The Yellow Brick Road To Get Yours [View article]
    More accurately said: politicians being generous with OTHER PEOPLES MONEY have helped them out. Here, and in Greece. For now.
    Feb 2, 2015. 05:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece Just Blew Up The Empire's Death Star Of Debt [View article]
    A true story or every country in the Eurozone. The sooner it dies, the better.
    Feb 2, 2015. 03:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece, Grexit, European Unity, And The Euro [View article]
    The Euro and European Union would collapse if it was pushed. It is America's political, economic, military and moral interest to do so. Lets hope we eventually get a REAL G-7 of Germany, Britain, Japan, the US, Canada, Australia, and India.
    Feb 2, 2015. 10:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Love The Irreplaceable Assets, But I Need A 5% Dividend Yield To Excite Me [View article]
    Reminds me of the guy who told his interviewer that he wanted the position in StaMford so that he could take night classes at StaNford University.

    Oops! He didn't get the job.
    Feb 2, 2015. 09:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intuitive Surgical Announces $1.0 Billion Share Repurchase Program [View article]
    Is it enough to offset the shares management has issued to themselves over the years?
    Feb 2, 2015. 08:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Fed Make A Monumental Mistake? [View article]
    Gee...inflation is good, deflation is bad. If it is so simple, why are economics textbooks so thick? I Know! If we have heinous cuts in the quantity of paper used for textbooks, the economy will fall apart.

    The FED should raise rates because it is about time--we are in the fifth year of a recovery sputtering, among other reasons, because savers are unable to earn interest on their frugality, whilst those who borrow and waste money have managed to continue to do so! Exactly how will a 1/4% increase destroy Germany, the only engine of growth in Europe? How will it NOT destroy Greece, a profligate borrower piggybacking on the Germans, who work all those extra hours to pay they taxes to lend the money to keep Greek bureaucrats comfortably retired at 58 years old.

    The collapse of socialist states is not bearish for the economy, any more than the collapse of a decrepit building is bearish for other homeowners on the block.
    Jan 29, 2015. 03:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could The U.S. Become The Unrivaled Superpower Again? [View article]
    As I say to many of my friends: This is an EXHILARATING TIME TO BE AN AMERICAN. I stand in awe as socialist nanny states are collapsing from Athens to Caracas to Hanoi: and I am being told that this is BEARISH???????
    Jan 29, 2015. 11:07 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Daily State Of The Markets: Recent Tape Action Is Worrisome [View article]
    "as many times as the Patriots change out footballs."

    David that was a low blow! Do you think Belicheat...oops I mean trying to deflate the markets?
    Jan 29, 2015. 09:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deep Value Play Of The Year: Helmerich & Payne [View article]
    Nice to see authors using decent charts instead of SAs obsession with "Ycharts." I would use a logarithmic scale though.
    Jan 29, 2015. 08:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks Throw A Hissy Fit [View article]
    The advice to be comfortable with whatever risk profile you have is timeless. The idea that the recovery is illusory is typical cassandra PAP. Companies are lean and mean, and yes, they have raised debt given the low level of rates. If this is longer term debt they will look like GENIUSES as rates rise and they have their lower rates locked in. If it is short term debt they will look, as always, like fools.

    Be patient and let the markets tell you what is up. January has become the new "swoon" month since nobody cares about Europe and THEIR hissy fits...which the author ignores.

    Keep an eye on the transportation average (IYT) and overall breadth. There are some concerns out there: draw a line in the sand, and stick to it.
    Jan 29, 2015. 08:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Consider This Before You Sell On Fears Of A Strong Dollar [View article]
    If a company is too lazy or uncreative that they do not hedge EXCESSIVE currency vulnerability, they get what they deserve, feast, or famine. This is true in the US and Switzerland, and anywhere else.
    Jan 28, 2015. 01:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Too Quick To Exaggerate SWIFT Data [View article]
    A large communist country punches below its weight. Thats news?
    Jan 28, 2015. 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Deflation Update [View article]
    The fear of deflation is based on a myth. Deflation is perhaps a symptom, of an underlying bad economic policy. It is not evil in itself. Declining prices increase the value of assets on a balance sheet, which offset the larger real cost of debt. The prospect of lower prices in the future doesn't INEVITABLY delay decisions to purchase, any more than the prospect of higher prices INEVITABLY rushes decisions to buy.
    Jan 28, 2015. 12:28 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment