Seeking Alpha

The Aft Deck

 
View as an RSS Feed
View The Aft Deck's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest  |  Highest rated
  • China Wants More Gold [View article]
    China's actually Gold Reserve maybe much higher than stated
    Jul 2 12:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the Black Gold Rally Over? [View article]
    Oil will continue to improve the Dollar is doomed to go much lower
    Jul 2 11:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On a Gold Price Move Higher, Silver Price Will Follow [View article]
    Hi Fireball

    I like Gold and Silver for a number of reasons, The USD has to suffer from the "bailout's fallout" and the Chinese are making their play for a greater role in the world economy, they have now managed to bring together the BRIC countries to start trading in a USD free alliance.

    BRIC countries especially China have continued to accumulate Gold and other resources.

    I see nothing wrong with following there lead.

    The real question is when to exit, as soon as I see signs of a shift in demand I will let you know here.


    On Jun 29 09:17 AM fireball wrote:

    > aft deck
    > i have a good long term gold and silver possession position. in the
    > last 2 years i have been upping my silver holdings.
    > i have been looking for a down push on gold to up that position.
    > perhaps ths is faulty strategy. would you be price averaging instead?
    Jun 29 12:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Oil Is Above $70 as Traders Eye Mixed Economic Signs [View article]
    Oil may see $75 this week
    Jun 28 11:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Next Asset Classes to Default [View article]
    Does The White House consider anything that will not be a headline tomorrow. So far we have only seen reaction without planning.
    May 23 01:54 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mass Event Layoffs and EPS Beats [View article]
    Great Article, this reduction of activity described as better earnings through cost cutting has an impact on the coming Quarters, how many more times can we hear "better results" from lay offs and reduced spending?
    May 23 12:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • National Bankruptcy? Not Quite Yet [View article]
    As various currencies come under pressure, most notably the USD then Commodities will become the safe haven.

    No one could expect the dollar to survive the onslaught of debt the US Govt have delivered. Where is the long term plan to rebuild the economy to add the value back to the USD.

    The Author correctly points out that many other leaders around the world are following the Obama policy of debt, so do not expect such a huge fall in the USD against all currencies, but against Gold, Oil and other traded commodities expect it to keep diving long term.
    May 23 12:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, by Kate Kelly [View article]
    Looking forward to reading it
    May 23 10:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Final Hours of GM? [View article]
    This is a series Gamble on behalf of the Obama Administration, they were quick to hand out much larger some to Banks, Even FORCING JP Morgan to take $125b so JP claim.

    GM have not been so fortunate, The White House feels the loss of jobs related to a GM failure is not as important as the loss of jobs on Wall St.


    On May 22 04:45 PM casey00001 wrote:

    > To quote John McEnroe.
    > Boldholders to Barack, "You can not be serious".
    May 23 08:21 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Smartphones: The Mobile Industry Is About to Get 'Blown Apart' [View article]
    Getting Software on to devices and those devices to market, MSFT is the worlds best at that, yet many discount them on mobile.

    Steve Ballmer confirmed that the Zune software was coming to Windows Mobile back in October 2008. In February, Microsoft took one of the first steps to make this possible by splitting the Zune team into separate software and hardware groups. It's still not officially announced by Microsoft, but Zune Mobile is definitely coming.
    May 22 03:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "I don’t think we can go back to the way it was," says Geithner of Wall Street compensation practices. "We’re going to need to see very, very substantial change."  [View news story]
    Good Luck with the cat thing
    May 22 02:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "I don’t think we can go back to the way it was," says Geithner of Wall Street compensation practices. "We’re going to need to see very, very substantial change."  [View news story]
    It is what they are paid for, not what they are paid that I see as the issue.
    May 22 01:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The four reasons the Fed's Eric Rosengren expects the economic recovery to be sluggish. (full speech)  [View news story]
    Some actual sense in what he said.

    Certainly a wide range of views have been expressed, with references to L, U, and V shaped recessions. While I am at heart I am very much an optimist, my own view of the situation suggests that due to some unusual features of this recession the economy is likely to experience a slow recovery. I’ll mention these features briefly, and then explore them with you in a bit more detail.

    * First, while the “financial freeze” has thawed quite a bit, it will take some time for complete normalization of financial markets and lending.

    * Second, consumers’ “balance sheets” have been under significant strain, in part due to a loss in household wealth, and improvements will take some time.

    * Third, a related point: the very sharp decline in housing prices is likely to inflict some forms of “collateral damage.” Labor market mobility is likely to be hampered, financing for homes is likely to be restrained, and the ability to use home equity to finance various projects will be limited.

    * Fourth, the economic health of key trading partners remains somewhat fragile, so it would be unwise to expect much help in the form of foreign growth that would propel our export-led industries.[Footnote 2]

    Considering these issues and taking into account the current level of fiscal and monetary policy stimulus, my best judgment is that a rather slow recovery is likely. Unfortunately, such a forecast does still imply continued weakness in the labor market, and an unemployment rate that continues to rise through this year.

    With significant growth in payroll employment unlikely until next year it will obviously and unfortunately be some time before we see labor markets return to what we think of as “full employment.” And it is too soon to know when the trough of the recession will occur, although there are hopeful signs that we are nearing it.
    May 22 01:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday Outlook: Commodities, Global Markets [View article]
    Great Article best of luck on Tuesday.
    May 22 01:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OPEC ministers meet next week and are expected to keep supply unchanged as oil trades above $60.  [View news story]
    A “fair price” for crude oil would range from US$70 to $75 a barrel, said Sheikh Khalifa, the President of the UAE, in remarks published yesterday.

    A $75 target has been cited by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and others as a good compromise that can sustain the oil market for the long term.

    “Currently prices are low, and we consider that low oil prices affect all,” Sheikh Khalifa said in an interview with the Qatari daily Al Watan. “A fair price per barrel, from our point of view, would range between $70 and $75.”

    Oil is Clearly going over $75 in the short term
    May 22 12:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
COMMENTS STATS
180 Comments
565 Likes