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  • 6 Key Elements Of ECB Announcement [View article]
    Woo woo. Central bank yahoos. Can we now get back to producing goods and services that people want and at wages the entrepreneurs can afford? Can we get the Greek public employee unions off our backs? Can the European union start carrying its own weight militarily? Until then.....
    Jan 22, 2015. 10:29 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Germany Is Delusional To The Point Of Insanity (And We're Getting More Shorts On) [View article]
    Damn those poor delusional Germans! How dare they be so unintelligent as to not work an extra 10 hours a week so that overpaid Greek government officials can retire at 50 with full benefits! How dare they refuse to accept economic advice from dynamic, growing, intellectually and economically vibrant countries like Spain, Italy, and other "periphery" stars in the socialist universe.

    And don't worry...whatever the "Dragh" queen does, it won't be enough. With government programs, it is never BIG enough or LONG enough.
    Jan 21, 2015. 02:45 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What The SNB Should Have Done [View article]
    Thanks for the article, Lars, it is thoughtful and gives some depth to the analysis and Swissie thinking. IN contrast I think it was a good idea on their part, and the only reason there is so much howling is it was so long overdue. The Industrious and politically savvy Swiss should not have to be bucket boys for a tottering and financially profligate EU. The fall in share prices was unfortunate;but I can just as easily blame naive financial executives for failing to hedge their currency exposure as anything else. Here in America to see the Swiss ETF (EWL) jump in value because of the currency offset sent a similar message to our investors: leave the EU to rot.
    Jan 20, 2015. 05:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China shares plunge on margin-trading ban [View news story]
    Excellent I shall sleep soundly and happily in my deep woods cabin. Nothing brings a cheer to my heart more than the collapse of autocratic nanny states from Athens to Beijing. May the US and Switzerland benefit for flight capital!
    Jan 19, 2015. 08:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Federal Gas Tax Should Be Eliminated [View article]
    Belated congratulations to all SA readers of this article. To my knowledge the gas tax increase is off the table. Now we can turn our attention to Barack Obama's latest attempt to be generous with other peoples' money, the $320 billion in taxes he will propose tomorrow.
    Jan 19, 2015. 07:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Has Become An Industrial Powerhouse [View article]
    Strong dollar in the Reagan years and i'll take that decade over this one ANYDAY. Congratulations to the Swiss for jumping the socialist ship of Europe before all the other rats!
    Jan 19, 2015. 07:05 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cheap Oil Prices Do Not Benefit The Economy [View article]
    No wonder people think economists are so pathetic. HIGHER OIL PRICES= BAD!

    And now, after dozens of years of private investment, entrepreneurship, and new technology...LOWER OIL PRICES=BAD!

    I am sure Janet Yellen is working overtime to tell us how essential the FED is.
    Jan 19, 2015. 02:53 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Reasons Why Every Serious Investor Should Read Barrons [View article]
    Barrons writers have been consistently bearish and consistently wrong on the secular bull markets of 1976-1999 and the most recent one which began in 2009. Inidvidual articles and features I am sure have merit. Far better to read INVESTORS DAILY with its fundamental (CANSLIM) and technical expertise, and the cajones to admit a mistake and reverse a market call when they make a mistake. Given the editorial capture of the WSJ by elements of the Chamber of Commerce, IBD editorials are also the way to go.
    Jan 18, 2015. 06:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Deflationary Side Effect Of Central Bank Policy May Threaten U.S. Equities [View article]
    Deflation does not occur because the price of "this or that" one item is falling any more than inflation occurs because the price of "this or that" one item is rising. Lower oil prices give me MORE to spend on other goods, which remediates the deflation. Higher widget prices give me LESS to spend on other goods, which remediates the inflation.

    You really make an excellent point though that lower interest rates, by promoting capital investment, has greatly increased the supply of a LARGE quantity of goods, especially commodities. All the more reason to lay the blame for these recurring financial "crises" at the source: central banks.
    Jan 18, 2015. 05:50 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Getting The Defense On The Field [View article]
    I like your "T" call and put assortment; I do that to earn all the monthly income I need.
    Jan 16, 2015. 12:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Federal Gas Tax Should Be Eliminated [View article]
    That is true but that is a different issue. I agree that the money can be spent more efficiently and less on "cute" ideas like bike paths and "traffic calming." But I was dealing on the SOURCE side of the ledger. If indeed we need "X" dollars each year for highway maintenance, the question is, how do we raise "X." MY WAY (the sinatra way!) is better for both macro and micro reasons.

    And I think we won PART the debate. Raising gas taxes is dead in the House. Eliminating them entirely is the next step.
    Jan 16, 2015. 11:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Growth Scare Could Sink Stocks In 2015 [View article]
    Chris..thanks for the timely article. There sure is a lot of "noise" and "loose fit" in the data, but there sure are red flags flying. The Swiss sure woke people up to the disaster of the Eurozone.
    Jan 16, 2015. 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comparing America's 3 Largest Farm Products Companies [View article]
    No time for Bunge jumping?
    Jan 16, 2015. 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Price Index (Biggest decline since 2008) [View news story]
    Oh come on folks Shadowstats says inflation is 15% annually!!!! Lets all move to china, live in one of the several dozen completely empty multi-million megacities, and enjoy paradise!
    Jan 16, 2015. 10:10 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swatch boss: "Tsunami" just hit Swiss exporters [View news story]
    Correct. Why hitch your wagon to a sinking ship like the Euro? Smart move switzerland! In a few months the genius will be obvious.
    Jan 15, 2015. 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment