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  • Mortgage Market: 'Utter Chaos' [View article]

    We would have depression before rates hit 10 percent. The current rate levels will curtail economic activity and are sowing the seeds for a short circuiting of the recovery (putative as it may be).
    Jun 5 10:46 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coming Economic Collapse, Part 1 [View article]
    "Then, in 1978, the Supreme Court passed a law stating that banks could charge their cardholders any rate allowed in the bank's home state"

    The Supreme Court adjudicates(last time I checked) and the Congress legislates.
    Jun 9 01:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Dividend Stocks For Your Portfolio Ahead Of A Double Dip Recession [View article]
    If you think that a bear market is on the horizon why not put your money into cash. The dividends on the stocks mentioned in the article will not cover your mark to market losses if we really are in recession.
    Sep 5 08:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernanke's Exit Strategy: Not Likely Any Time Soon [View article]
    I surrender my title as alliteration champion to you.


    On Oct 09 09:49 AM Tony Petroski wrote:

    > One of the salient points to make here is that he began his discussion
    > of exit strategies by noting that he and his colleagues believe that
    > accommodative polices will be warranted for an extended period.<br/>
    > Here is the exact quote:
    > “My colleagues at the Federal Reserve and I believe that accommodative
    > policies will likely be warranted for an extended period.”
    > Very droll Mr. Jansen.
    > This would have been better: "Chairman Bernanke presented pedestrian
    > and pedantic proposals pending the pricing pens producing a pop."
    Oct 9 11:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernanke on Recovery vs. Growth [View article]
    Rather than balls try "testicular appendages" next time. Everyone will think you are the late Bill Buckley reincarnated!!
    Jun 3 04:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Expert: Wednesday Wrap [View article]

    i am jargon heavy at times and apologize. Virtually all corporate bonds are quoted on a spread to a Treasury bond. On the Dow Chemical bond the 7.60 is the coupon interest which it pays . The 540 and the 515 are spreads to the benchmark 5 year Treasury. The wider the spread the cheaper the bond.

    Five year Treasury closed the day at 2.40 ish yield. At T+ 540 the Dow yields 240 (the Treasury yield) + 540 (spread above the Treasury = 7.80.

    At a spread of 515 it would yield just 7.55.

    Hope that helps

    May 27 10:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Expert Tuesday Wrap: Something's Afoot [View article]
    What is mom's track record?
    May 27 11:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Expert: Thursday Wrap [View article]
    I am looking for a spot to get long for a trade. The Treasury is on hiatus for two weeks so that supply demand dynamic favors owning bonds at these levels.
    May 7 08:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Trader: Thursday Wrap [View article]

    i do not know how they rank those who comment buy you are number one in my book
    Nov 19 08:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Expert: Friday Wrap [View article]

    Thank you.

    Jun 19 10:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Expert Wednesday Outlook: Epiphany [View article]

    No auction today. The Fed bought the securities in a buyback.
    Jun 4 12:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Favorite Financial Blogs [View article]
    Thanks for including me in your list.

    John Jansen
    May 18 11:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Expert: Thursday Outlook [View article]
    Yes. From its low yield the 10 year note yield has increased over 100 basis points. The market has priced in quite a bit of supply concession.

    If you tell me the economy will quickly turn sunny,I would sing a different tune. For now I am happy to own them.
    May 14 01:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Expert: Wednesday Outlook [View article]
    maybe we can be a rapping bond duo!!!

    Well done.

    Nov 18 10:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Expert: Tuesday Outlook [View article]
    I cant do rhymes but I can string consonants together well!!!
    Nov 17 09:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment