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  • Man in the Street: Why Not Prosecute CEOs? [View article]
    it is a shame when an armed robber of a liquor store who takes $200 gets 20 years in jail, and Financial Market robbers to lie to get millions get a house in Malibu.
    Aug 22, 2008. 05:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Core Inflation Is Low and Stable [View article]
    Dr. Mark, i would agree that core inflation has been relatively flat when viewed from the cpi as it excludes food and energy. the knock on effects of food and energy onto the core inflation index is now just being felt. I am trying to grasp why you wrote this article as you know things are about to hit the fan.
    Aug 22, 2008. 05:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama's Economic Policy and Reagonomics [View article]
    i think it is better if both obama and mccain positions are discussed side by side. it smells of prejudicial politics when only one candidate is discussed - either positively or negatively.
    Aug 22, 2008. 05:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Things That Could Reverse the Dollar Rally [View article]
    you do realize that the dollar moved very fast upward. i have yet to hear any argument to support that rapid of movement which make sense.

    i believe the world banks moved in concert to re-price the dollar. end of story.
    Aug 21, 2008. 05:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Inflation a Clear and Present Danger? No Way [View article]
    two points....

    i hope we are not suggesting that inflation can only happen when the money supply is expanding in the USA? what about europe, china and india?

    inflationary pressures begin when demand exceeds supply. over time, inflation is eased by switching to alternatives.
    Aug 21, 2008. 04:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time to Avoid the Stock Markets Altogether [View article]
    the market is currently powered by momentum traders. the buy and hold boys have eaten a lot of earth.

    if it is true the market pre-prices itself for known events, and the next several quarters looks terrible - then there is little reason for an upturn now. this is time for the momentum boys to play - driving stocks up and down. there are no fundamentals in play for a real upturn.
    Aug 21, 2008. 02:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time to Avoid the Stock Markets Altogether [View article]
    the markets have no direction because there is a significant amount of information which is unknown especially on debt. gambling is done in casinos. whoever calls the bottom is only lucky.
    Aug 20, 2008. 08:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold and the Dollar: Putting the Relative Cart Before the Relative Horse [View article]
    fiat currencies by definition are manipulated not only by the issuing countries, but also by the competing currencies in one giant chess game. it is politics over emotion over debt over printing presses. WHY WOULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER A CURRENCY INVESTMENT?

    otto, why is gold even mentioned in this article? is it implied i should be investing in gold while it is going down and avoid the dollar while it is going up? hello....i sold out of gold when it no longer was going up, and i sold out of equities when they started going down. everything is cyclic.

    falling commodity prices are the early signs of a recession. the length of a recession is indeterminate. rising commodity prices signal the beginning of the end of a recession. yes gold will rise again and i predict to new heights.

    if everyone would just open their eyes they should see that things are not acting as predicted. forget the conspiracy which is out to squash the value of gold. markets are manipulated. what is - is. when gold goes up, buy it. when it stop going up, sell it. it will cycle many times in your lifetime.
    Aug 20, 2008. 04:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the Overseas Revenue Switch Under Way? [View article]
    "which sectors are likely to be the sketchiest? Those sectors with the most exposure to overseas markets......."

    you must have envisioned that overseas sales meant the item was produced in the usa and exported. the economic effect of a strengthening us dollar will not effect most companies doing business overseas unless their international costs are on a dollar base. when you are playing in an international market, you try to limit your costs to the currency you are doing business. what will effect both domestic and internationals is recession.

    Aug 20, 2008. 03:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Today's Negative-Equity Update [View article]
    the longer the period the homes have negative equity, the bigger the problem will become. i thought the average number of years a person lives in a house was 7 (i could not confirm this via google). if you need to move to get a better job, or need a bigger or smaller house - you will just walk away.
    Aug 20, 2008. 02:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Price of Oil - Cramer's Mad Money (8/18/08) [View article]
    So much info comes flying out of Cramer that it is not possible to be well researched. He has good market intuition that may be invalid seconds after leaving his mouth. Day trade with his info.
    Aug 20, 2008. 02:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Just a Commodities Correction - Not the End of the Bull (Part 1) [View article]
    "If anything, I'm expecting the Fed to cut, not raise, interest rates in 2009. That won't be bullish for the dollar."

    i would like to see some evidence to support this.
    Aug 19, 2008. 09:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bedrock Case for the Return of the Gold Bull [View article]
    i love you gold boys. talk the price up again so i can have a ride. just don't expect me to hang on for the ride down. i do agree that if the poop hits the fan, having real assets to trade will keep food on the table. a ton of diesel and an oz of gold are almost the same price. which one would you rather have during the economic meltdown?
    Aug 19, 2008. 04:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have We Experienced a Bear Market Bottom? [View article]
    it is always interesting to me when an author gives you data, and comments disagree but provide no data.
    Aug 19, 2008. 04:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Companies Raising Dividends In This Tough Market [View article]
    Sajjad, Richie Bros are bottom feeders - they sell off assets of distressed companies or items surplus to production.
    Aug 18, 2008. 06:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment