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  • The Keynesian Depression [View article]
    Out of respect to MANY MANY Seeking Alpha writers, I daresay almost ALL of them know more than the Fed, or at least, THIS fed. Interest rates at zero...what a wonderful way to reward the local, state, and federal governments, and the profligate borrowers, who got us into this mess to begin with.

    And simultaneously to impoverish the elderly, the savers, the ones who lived for decades within their means.
    Dec 4, 2012. 07:23 PM | 37 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Outlive Your Money: A Lesson From Canada [View article]
    Not everyone can do this but I am semi-retired and semi-self employed; I take a few months "off" here and there and do a dry run of what retirement would be like. MY solution: cut, cut cut cut cut those expenses to the BONE. A simple life is a happier one anyway: there are books to read, programs to LISTEN to on the radio (turn that damn TV off, willya!) coffee shops to hang out in, local parks and reserves to visit, free concerts, low cost college and even high school sports nearby. Pull yo' head out of yo' butt and you can do it!
    Jun 16, 2014. 09:15 AM | 35 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do You Believe Me Now? [View article]
    No the circumstances were different but the song remains the same:

    --weak dollar...BEARISH! China will start their own international currency!
    --strong dollar...BEARISH! US exporters will be hurt!
    --strong economy..BEARISH! It will push up interest rates!
    --weak economy..BEARISH! It will hurt corporate earnings!
    --High Oil..BEARISH! We are a net importer!
    --Low Oil..BEARISH! The oil companies employ a lot of people!

    As they say in western Pennsylvania....give it a fracking break.
    Jan 27, 2015. 01:58 PM | 33 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Signs Of An Approaching Bear Market [View article]
    I don't call em permabears anymore...I call em CAPEd crusaders. What this article says has been true for why should the market weaken now? Tell me some recent evidence of cracks: breadth; highs lows; earnings weakness.....

    I also think the market is getting the wobblies lately...but we'll know soon enough if this most recent bout of selling is just another blip on the way to new highs!
    Aug 14, 2014. 05:12 PM | 27 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why the Eurozone Is Doomed [View article]
    Europe is a morally, fiscally, politically and economically bankrupt region, living off free US defense from the west and low cost gas from Russia in the east, and pitifully unwilling to defend itself against a muslim onslaught.
    May 10, 2010. 02:08 PM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Great Awakening: Boomers, Your Crisis Has Arrived (Part 3 of 3) [View article]
    Sociological CRAP masquerading as research. Of the ten zillion books published every year forecasting the future, you pick one which just happens to be correct, and congratulate the authors on their 'foresight.'

    A freshman student of statistics could crush this garbage.

    Feb 11, 2009. 10:16 AM | 24 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coming Euro Crash [View article]
    Europe is HALF baked? Why be so pessimistic. It is 100% baked. Collapse of the European Union would be even more bullish than collapse of the Soviet Union several decades ago. Think of the trillions of dollars liberated from the iron and inefficient hand of socialism. Rock on dollar!
    Jan 7, 2015. 02:53 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Buying Dividend Stocks For Income' Arguments Don't Make Sense [View article]
    (1) If they are highly correlated with the market, they DO recover when the market recovers, which is one of your concerns.

    (2) Screening for coverage and liquidity ratios removes many of your other concerns.

    Your article is good in that it reminds us that dividend stocks are often stodgy, conservative investments not for the cocktail party crowd.

    Aug 31, 2011. 12:09 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Energy Policy Is Responsible for Unrest in Egypt [View article]
    I KNEW someone would blame Amerika for this sooner or later! To me all Egypt proves is the advantage of calling out the Ohio National Guard sooner, rather than later.

    The Anointed One looks like Jimmy Carter more and more with each passing day!
    Jan 29, 2011. 01:15 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There's No Reason Why Stocks Are Down Today [View article]
    I look at the chart and see that over ten years of R.I.N.O. and liberal democrat redistributionist and regulatory fervor have destroyed the entrepreneurial spirit in the US; and that we need a reaganesque leader and policy, pronto. That is NOT evident from yesterdays Fed meddling.

    The road to the long term is paved with short term decisions.
    Sep 22, 2011. 01:34 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economy Is Sliding Into a Stagflationary Spiral [View article]
    Or in so many words, Obama is Jimmy Carter II and the nation needs a new Volcker and a new Reagan.
    May 17, 2011. 09:42 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ten Reasons for an Imminent Stock Market Crash [View article]
    Short covering, low volume, bankrupt companies?

    Hmmm why is the market breadth so good? Look at a/d line. The Volume is low, but only relative to the ridiculous crash levels of last fall. And alot of the dow companies....not all of which were bankrupt, last I looked....have participated fully in this rally.

    If you can't get THOSE facts straight, who cares about the rest of your spiel?
    Sep 24, 2009. 02:11 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Reasons Why A New Global Financial Crisis Could Be On The Way [View article]

    (1) Bubbleicious: Seeking Alpha writers have been puncturing the bubble concept for months.
    (2) Chinese Banking system: So china goes the way of Japan: onto the trash heap of leftists who hoped it would lead us into socialized everything. Japan Inc...who cares? China inc: no one will care when it is gone.
    (3) Energy: great....after a couple decades of saying high energy prices will be the death of the west, now it is LOW energy prices that will doom the west.
    (4) I will defer to the Prof on the AAA issue.
    (5) Geopolitical crises? Really! The death throes of autocratic, theocratic, and socialist states is BEARISH?
    (6) The poverty help I haven't worked and I can't get up!
    (7) cash crises ad infinitum..."make acquisitions to make their countries more attractive to foreign capital???" I see the Anointed One fighting that with his very soul.
    Aug 23, 2014. 03:35 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alice in EVland, Part II: The Hall of Mirrors [View article]
    You also have to remember that this EPA and their fellow Federal toadies at DOE are the ones who shoved ethanol and synfuels down our throats. We gave up on the fomer and even the Goricle admits the latter is a farce.

    Taking corn out of the mouths of babes and putting it into our gas tanks. Only in Envirowhackoland.

    So overwhelming are the economics of EVs they need a federal subsidy.of $7500...half a years unemployment check for a minimum wage that a few greenies in Loma Linda can salve their fossil fuel guilt.

    While net-energy analysis is really tough to balance out, Mr. Peterson, you've sure made a good start.
    Dec 1, 2010. 03:28 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rumors of Hedge Fund Liquidation [View article]
    The market crashed on rumors that O'Bama was a compromise candidate for Prime Minister in the UK's hung Parliamentary Election.
    May 6, 2010. 04:25 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment