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"Investing today may well be harder than it has been at any time in our three decades of...

"Investing today may well be harder than it has been at any time in our three decades of existence," writes Seth Klarman in his year-end letter. The Fed's "relentless interventions and manipulations" have left few purchase targets for Baupost, he laments. "(The) underpinnings of our economy and financial system are so precarious that the un-abating risks of collapse dwarf all other factors." (snippets courtesy of EquityAnalystNY)
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  • editec
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    I note two interesting developments of late:

     

    1. Governments are repatriating their gold.

     

    2. Insider traders of the major banks are not purchasing their own company's stocks.

     

    Hard times, coming. Tribe up.
    20 Feb 2013, 12:26 PM Reply Like
  • Ngallendou Dieye
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    The USA future = India.
    * fascist governmental-industrial complex
    * systemic corruption (=internal rewards)
    * masses of skilled, unemployed survivors
    * local, patron-client economic relations
    * barter and trade with bullion for money
    * regional cultures, dialects and revolts
    * roving, police-executioner squads
    * unfunded, banned spiritual communities
    21 Feb 2013, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • arawak
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    Regional dialects? A financial crash will result in a language change? Pray tell what "spiritual communities" exist now.

     

    Your analogy is pretty worthless.
    25 Feb 2013, 10:21 PM Reply Like
  • bisco123
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    Go to appalachia, you won't understand what they are saying. They're well armed, self-sufficient and they will be hunkered down in the hollers. No outsiders allowed! Thankfully, I got kin folk there.
    7 Mar 2013, 10:35 AM Reply Like
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