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  • Forward T-Bill Rates Show Sharp Twist, With Projected 10-Year Yields Up 0.05% From Last Week [View article]
    My experience with interest rates over a 30 year span is that when they turn,they do it very quickly and very sharply.
    We have had a bond Bull market for more than 30 years! Long term treasuries peaked out at around 15% and the rest is history!
    There has Never been the kind of intervention we have been living through so,the end game is likewise unknown! We know that rates have been "manipulated" by Central Banks around the world which have Nothing to do with analytical economics and whose outcome is yet to be understood.
    Most predictable measures of future interest rates are based in the last century but have NO accurate meaning to explain what has and will happen now!
    There used to be a uniform set of rules,formula's,unders... based on the Dollar as the worlds currency with America the most robust,relevant economy in the world. That is No Longer true as the world and with it the worlds economics have changed exponentially with the outcome unknown!
    Suffice it to say that Greenspan,once the acknowledged "Maestro" of Central banking has since been proven to be anything but.
    Suffice it to say that there has Never been such a massive injection of liquidity on such a grand scale,for such a prolonged period of time!
    Clearly,the rules have changed as have the drivers of interest rates by a tectonic shift in policy whose ultimate end is unknown.
    Suffice it to say that the "world's" currency is the dollar! The dollar is backed by "Nothing" these days and for the decades the "Gold" standard was no more.
    The current worlds currency belongs to a country more than $17 trillion in debt without the ability to pay even the service on that debt dependent on others to fund it!
    A bankrupt country and the worlds currency seems a tad risky to me and many others whose end game is out there but unknown.
    The old measures of wages,commodity prices,all the rather simplistic measures of where interest rates will go are DEAD! Economic reality is Non-Existent as who amongst us can accurately predict what level of interest rates will satisfy those who fund it when everything that was is no more and the balance of economic power has been altered,changed by technology,by demographic and geographic change as well as the worlds economies are arguably a massive Ponzi scheme based on Nothing but confidence in governmental manipulation,artificial measures whose outcome is impossible to predict!

    Suffice it to say that the eventual outcome is more likely to be based on entirely new measures with the probability that rates will be much higher after this 30+ year Bull!
    Is anything "rock solid" in the debt game anymore? Is any income investment "safe",without unwanted risk? I don't think so!!!
    May 10, 2014. 10:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing gets U.S. license to sell spare parts to Iran [View news story]
    There is NO point to arguing with the "blind,deaf and incredibly dumb!"
    Iran has been a tyrannical country killing people from without and within. They were/are led by religious fanatics who have no compunction Killing anyone/everyone they see as a threat to their theocracy!
    Killing in the name of Religion is tragically a constant throughout history but rarely with the fervor,the savage dis-regard of life, that which defines humanity from those who define sub-human as governments,companies,... Vermin are Always waiting to profit from the death,the suffering of others including their own!
    Apr 7, 2014. 11:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing gets U.S. license to sell spare parts to Iran [View news story]
    I cannot believe that this government and this company would arm a country,a tyrannical,long time enemy of America which is a "clear and present danger" to our way of life and the People who will suffer the consequences of this Insane decision!
    This is lunacy and a betrayal as Iran is reportedly close to completing a nuclear weapon which will be used as a threat against our ally in Israel and the Free world!
    The people,the government currently in power must be stopped from arming those who have demonstrated their hatred,their resolve to harm,to kill others.
    Arm them,service their war machine?! Are we that insane?,
    Apr 4, 2014. 07:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Opportunity Knocks At Kinder Morgan [View article]
    If you believe that natural gas is the future then Kinder Morgan is a good place to be!
    This is a company that has grown into the premier player in the Must have ability to transport,store,sell what is becoming and will continue to be what replaces fossil fuels now and more importantly for the foreseeable future.
    When one invests in an industry,any industry,management is arguably the most important thing. Perhaps,unarguably is the more precise term and Richard Kinder and his team have proven over the years to be amongst the best perhaps the very best in the industry!
    The assets as stated in this article have the biggest footprint in all the must have areas to capture and cover every angle better than anyone! One cannot ignore the purchase of vessels for transport made recently,the purchase of ELP,the bold and thus far brilliant Kinder has built the biggest and arguably best managed company in an industry with dynamic growth ahead of it! When all the pieces "fall into place" and the "wise guys" who slander and manipulate markets without facts or accountability exist there will be "Bear Raids" based on questionable and arguably shameless profiteering by those who the make their money long and short without consequence except to the companies and those who are victims of "facts not in evidence".
    Hedge Eye and it's analyst are like the current government in America where the Free Enterprise system is under massive attack knowingly lying and using the courts and regulation tyrannically,illegally... causing harm to whomever they attack as NO ONE whose job it is to make people play by the rules,protect the system from corruption does the job they were appointed,elected,paid to do causing systematic anarchy where individual businesses and the economy as a whole have made it damn near impossible to run efficiently,on a timely basis where risk and creation are rewarded as opposed to punished.
    Mar 2, 2014. 07:25 AM | 24 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Faces Yet Another Bear Attack [View article]
    One would think that those attacking Kinder Morgan would have to prove their case to the satisfaction of the S.E.C and all regulatory agencies before attacking a publicly held company!
    It is incomprehensible that any firm,person,Newspaper can make claims against a company without a centilla of proof.
    They accuse the company of underfunding maintenance yet Kmi,Kmp,Kmr has NOT had any issues,problems that would surely become evident if in fact maintenance was poor!
    Bear raids,stock manipulation,slander,i... are illegal if the facts say otherwise.
    Shareholders,"partners become victims of a firm"Hedge Eye,an analyst who "Blew his case against Linn energy which after an investigation was NOT found to be complicit in any wrong doing but,none the less the shareholder's were forced to endure a 30+% decline in their investment and the Berry deal was almost undone which in fact would/did damage Line and LNCO!

    I can only believe that Hedge Eye and it's employee are liable and should be punished severely if the damage done is based on facts not proven and/or an attempt to harm shareholders.
    The Kinder Group has been victimized by innuendo NOT fact as these purveyors of manipulation make their money capitalizing on facts not in evidence!
    I read that this so far fraudulent bear raid is at least partially based "In the next few years,Kinder will face maintenance problems,leaks,etc which is outrageous and thus far "dead" wrong!

    The same agencies that sat on their Azz's while the banks,brokers,Fannie Mae,Freddie Mac,the mortgage companies "Lied" over and again about capital requirements they swore they had met but had NOT. The rating agencies were complicit in the collapse of the system as millions and millions lost huge sums of money bringing the worlds economies to the edge of collapse.
    If all of this is bull sheet then investors are targets for every manipulator and the investor loses as the entire structure becomes amoral and unacceptable for investors who become victims in waiting to the raider's the manipulator's who are not held accountable!
    Feb 24, 2014. 03:07 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Faces Legal Controversy [View article]
    Note the sheer number of comments from Sumflow and his seemingly complicit azz kisser maybenot who redundantly,always genuflects before him.
    I for one think that the diatribe and pseudo-intellectualism is the act of a narcissist who needs to feed his ego rather than focus on the truth,the evidence which is available and the merits of the too often frivolous, unsubstantiated claims! A zero sum game is not,can not be the answer when the game is rigged!
    Feb 22, 2014. 08:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Faces Legal Controversy [View article]
    What an obnoxious,empty can you are!
    Feb 16, 2014. 07:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Faces Legal Controversy [View article]
    You are becoming a pariah,a bore as now you would say "Wait for the future to see if I am guilty of Scandal,security manipulation et al.
    The "law",the Bill Of Rights,doesn't suggest that a "blow hard",a fool,someone who has tried to pull this off before and Failed is immune from consequence!
    Your opinion is noted and a bag of wind you are! Show any credible evidence which you cannot because there is NONE!
    The charges have been brought by YOU and a man with absolutely NO credibility so,let's see where it goes!
    There was an old lady who used to go to as many shareholder meetings as she could by owning ONE(1) share of stock! She would make accusation after accusation but to the best of my knowledge NEVER had a Legally valid claim.
    She passed recently but there is always someone to take her place!
    Making accusations that cause harm to others with NO evidence is a Crime! Those who inanely say well,"I get to buy shares cheaper" are in fact denying the rights of those who have been injured!
    Feb 16, 2014. 07:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Sued For Paying Too Much Dividends To Investors [View article]
    I know that! I am just trying to separate the "Wheat From the Chaff" The S.E.C.,N.A.S.D. are all a bunch of empty cans as they proved so ably when the world changed due to corruption at the highest levels while the "Agency's" sat with their "thumbs up their azz"
    The system collapsed for a reason and these "serial" lawsuits,unfounded claims in fact are a small part of the wonton attack on investors with NO ONE to keep these barracuda somewhat accountable!
    Feb 13, 2014. 12:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Sued For Paying Too Much Dividends To Investors [View article]
    Richard Kinder and other insiders have recently bought more shares! I think Kinder has earned his fortune by doing smart,timely transactions.
    El Paso was a problem but Kinder has purchased a shipping company and continues to make acquisitions to further grow the company and reward shareholders!
    M.L.P.'s were hit when people thought their tax deferred dividends would no longer be deferred! That proved to be "false" but NOT a violation of Securities Law.
    M.L.P.'s are very complex securities,partnerships and the "books" are kept with regard to what's best for the investor "within" current law!
    Feb 12, 2014. 05:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Sued For Paying Too Much Dividends To Investors [View article]
    Where in the world does this guy get "real" supporting data?
    The fact is than Kinder Morgan to the best of my knowledge has had NO more maintenance issues than are considered "normal" in the industry.
    If the company had excessive maintenance problems due to under funding that would be one thing. The "facts" say they have NOT!
    This pariah went after Linn Energy and the only ones harmed were the shareholders,the investors who saw the shares drop more than 30%. Linn was investigated and found Not to have committed any crime as their acquisition of Berry was delayed but ultimately executed "after" an investigation!
    It seems to me that if KMI was not adequately funding maintenance there would have been an abnormal amount of problems which there were/are NOT.
    Once again it was/is the shareholder who got damaged as KMI is trading significantly lower than before this frivolity was announced!
    There are security laws supposed to prevent short sellers,bear raids,manipulation of a company which is either detrimental or otherwise deemed to have had undue influence on share price positive OR negative.
    Given the source and his "track" record I would argue that He and/or anyone who has profited from the decline in KMI,KMP,KMR should be investigated and if the claims made are found to be an attempt to profit,punished duly for whatever damage they have done to the company and those investors who have been harmed!
    Feb 9, 2014. 12:58 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Faces Legal Controversy [View article]
    The Bill Of Rights? Freedom Of Speech? does Not exempt one from securities fraud,slander,"front running",stock manipulation and/or LYING!
    Where is the PROOF? What crime did the company commit? Where is the S.E.C.?, in all of this?
    You have a man accusing LINE,KMI,KMP,KMR of "cooking the books"! None have been found guilty of anything but,shareholders have been hurt badly!
    The Bill OF Rights? Oh,as in the myriad of lies told by banks,brokerages,mortgage companies,regulators,as in "We are in "compliance" leading up to the mortgage crisis?
    Oh,maybe you mean like a President,a Congress,a Supreme Court interpreting the Constitution to suit their evisceration of the Constitutional Republic.
    I get it
    Feb 7, 2014. 10:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Faces Legal Controversy [View article]
    The same people made charges against linn energy which severely harmed shareholders. This "analyst" is a pariah who in my opinion should be the subject of an investigation of his continuous "bear " raids on stocks of his choice.
    It seems that after a thorough investigation Line was found NOT to have committed the charges made but the shareholders were harmed to the tune of 30+%.
    I would argue that damage done to shareholders and companies by a very questionable analyst is more deleterious to the investing public than the so far fallacious claims he has made!
    The "door swings both ways" and I would argue the analyst and his motives be thoroughly investigated as to who is profiting from what so far have been unsubstantiated charges against at least two M.L.P.'s and the harm these unfounded (so far" charges have caused to the companies and the investors as well!
    This type of manipulation is all too prevalent on Wall Street and needs to be addressed and adjuticated if either entity has in fact committed a financial crime!
    Feb 7, 2014. 02:41 AM | 27 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: MLPs Getting Hit And Chesapeake's Worst Divestiture To Date [View article]
    There are some pretty smart people who were defending Line 10-12 pts higher.

    One was a pretty smart guy named Leon Cooperman! I don't think the investigation was public then so,can't help but wonder what L.C. is doing now. A good hedge guy/gal has a downside strategy. I wonder if L.C. sold stock along with others simply because they had to.

    If these charges end up to be false then a lot of heads should roll! The investigation is/was handled outrageously by the S.E.C. and the press.

    The public has/will abandon the market as it becomes clear they are just sheep heading to slaughter.

    There can be No freedom where there is no law,no accountability which is why America is in triage!
    Jul 6, 2013. 08:09 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why This Long-Time Bull Is Moving To The Sidelines [View article]
    Really depends on things No one can predict.

    The sentiment figures are very bearish as the AAII shot up this week to complete the picture.
    Can the market go up from here? Of course it could but the odds are against buying most stocks now although,there is always something!

    There is a ton of money sitting on the sidelines and who knows what and when it comes in? Smart investors use strict risk management!
    May 26, 2013. 06:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment