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  • Bad News Is No Longer Good News  [View article]
    Nice that banks immediately raised the prime rate, but left savings interest rates at zero. They're still saying "we don't want your money, we already have too much." NIRP may be coming sooner rather than later. Savers have been screwed for years, no end in sight.
    Dec 19, 2015. 09:39 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil: The Real Nutcracker This Christmas  [View article]
    We may have to wait longer than 2016 for higher oil then the Atlantic Ocean may be one big parking lot, with tankers wandering around aimlessly, fighting the temptation to simply dump their crude into the sea. The proverbial cup has already runneth over.
    Dec 17, 2015. 08:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Perfect Storm Is Here: Managing Your Wealth Will Be The Hardest Thing You've Never Done  [View article]
    I look at the long term chart of the S& me, the government bond bubble, and central banks' persistent financial engineering, is clear as day. Sure it can go on for awhile longer, but it's beyond my understanding to imagine how this can possibly end well. What's disturbing to me is many individual stocks I own or follow are not doing well at all compared to the "index." Anyone else notice it seems like an "invisible hand" continues to drive up the S&P, Dow, et al, while underneath it all there appears to be weakness in individual names? I smell a rat.
    Dec 5, 2015. 11:30 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Corporate Debt Swoons Under Deluded Equity Markets  [View article]
    SJB is worth a look...
    Nov 29, 2015. 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Wealth Effect That Did Not Trickle Down  [View article]
    Well said, couldn't agree more.
    Feb 14, 2014. 09:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Deal With The Scary 1929 Parallel Chart  [View article]
    Is it just me, or are some Perma-Bulls getting a little defensive and chippy?
    Feb 12, 2014. 03:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • John Hussman: Pushing Luck  [View article]
    Let the Hussman bashing begin.....
    Feb 3, 2014. 09:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dip Buying Riskier Now Than In 2013  [View article]
    Bulls are now conditioned to buy every dip, good luck with that......2013 is over, it's a new year.
    Jan 31, 2014. 08:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 2 Big Failures Of The Bernanke Fed  [View article]
    The Bernanke Fed should have just given every American household $1,000,000. Americans will always do the right this case they would have spent every last dime, and then some. Problem solved!
    Jan 31, 2014. 08:01 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2014: Leverage The Power Of Now In Investing  [View article]
    Very nice work, thank you Chris.
    Jan 9, 2014. 07:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is A Fed Taper Bullish Or Bearish For Stocks?  [View article]
    Thanks Go Lakers, I'm very familiar with indexing as a low-cost way to capture market gains. Yet many mutual funds, including my wife's 401k, provide no access to index funds, only mutual funds with hidden fees who typically fail to beat the market. Meanwhile indexing from here seems dangerous, when the indices are what have elevated the most with the Fed's incessant manipulation.
    Dec 13, 2013. 09:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is A Fed Taper Bullish Or Bearish For Stocks?  [View article]
    I can't properly express how sick I am of the Fed. Because they've been meddling in markets for so long, no one really has a clue where valuations should be. My guess of course is much lower, especially when I see my son and his friends just out of college trying to get decent paying jobs....but of course what do I know? I'm just an average guy trying to save enough to retire, without the "market" and its "manipulators" taking the inevitable chunk out of my ass.
    Dec 10, 2013. 07:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan reaches tentative $13B settlement with DOJ  [View news story]
    Maybe the Fed keeps spoon feeding the big banks so they can pay fines.
    Oct 20, 2013. 11:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Only 2 Events Matter In The Coming Week  [View article]
    I'm looking at the fundamentals and remaining calm because I have for now stepped aside from a market ignoring fundamentals and being driven by headline seeking algos manipulating the indexes.
    Jul 14, 2013. 09:54 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beware Long-Term Damage From Stock Market Bubble Forming Now  [View article]
    Scooter, one thing that annoys me is the inability to buy property or other assets in a 401k account. The whole 401k system is set up to feed the fat pig that is Wall Street. $750 grand saved, 5 yrs from retirement and my only choice is stocks, bonds or cash, none of which look good to me going forward. It's B.S.
    May 18, 2013. 11:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment