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  • Winners and losers from Chrysler's (FIATY.PK) fight with the NTHSA: Though it capitulated and agreed to a recall, Chrysler scored a cheap fix (adding trailer hitches) to what could have been a more expensive issue and protected its brand in front of the planned buyout by Fiat and eventual IPO. The NHTSA saves itself what may have been a painful process of going through discovery - while General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) got a free look at how a battle with the agency goes down. Consumers with 1993-2004 Grand Cherokees and 2002-07 Libertys walk away with a little extra value due to the new trailer hitch, but might still be wondering about those rear-end collisions. [View news story]
    This is ridiculous either it's safe or not safe.
    Jun 19 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama "essentially fired Ben Bernanke on the spot," says ex-Fed Governor Larry Meyer, commenting on the President's remarks during an interview yesterday (he's stayed a lot longer than he was supposed to). Meyer also notes the "tepid" testimonial from the President following that line. "It's time to really now focus on who the next chairman might be." [View news story]
    Ben was just not enthusiastic enough in printing. We will just have to find someone who enjoys the smell of ink in the morning, Janet?
    Jun 19 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alcatel-Lucent (ALU -2.1%) slips after the WSJ's Renee Schultes writes new CEO Michel Combes is likely to place a greater emphasis on cost-cutting than asset sales when outlining his strategy tomorrow. However, no sources are cited in the column. ALU has already unloaded some major assets, and there have been multiple reports about the company's submarine optical cable unit being on the block. But some analysts think the debt-laden company needs to do more. JPMorgan Cazenove, for example, raises the idea of ALU also unloading its mobile infrastructure and enterprise units. [View news story]
    I will be less cynical when the profit statement goes from red to green.
    Jun 19 10:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As broadly expected, Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) intends to cut costs by €1B and sell another €1B of assets within two years as it looks to become cash-flow positive by 2015, at which point the telecom-equipment company will look to slash its debt by €2B by selling shares or through further asset sales. The changes are part of a recovery program called the "Shift Plan," which also includes Alcatel-Lucent focusing on IP networking and ultra-broadband access. Alcatel-Lucent is hiring a COO as well, while CFO Paul Tufano will leave. Shares are +6.7% in Paris. (PR[View news story]
    Below the surface is shown everyday in stock price, also in the earnings, which have been disappointing.
    Jun 19 08:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 10............ [View instapost]
    The bank reassessing the value upward is inflation or a result of inflation. Inflation = too many dollars chasing too few goods.

    If the government borrows money doesn't that increase the amount of money? When the government borrows it is borrowing money in our names. We the people. Is there a difference if I borrow money in my own name? If the bank thinks that my credit limit is too low and it raises it and I borrow up to that amount. Isn't that creating money out of thin air?
    Jun 19 08:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As broadly expected, Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) intends to cut costs by €1B and sell another €1B of assets within two years as it looks to become cash-flow positive by 2015, at which point the telecom-equipment company will look to slash its debt by €2B by selling shares or through further asset sales. The changes are part of a recovery program called the "Shift Plan," which also includes Alcatel-Lucent focusing on IP networking and ultra-broadband access. Alcatel-Lucent is hiring a COO as well, while CFO Paul Tufano will leave. Shares are +6.7% in Paris. (PR[View news story]
    First look this seems like more of the same. It will get better, trust me. Is this a relief rally on news it wasn't worse? Bumping up against $2 is a good sign but how much more is left?
    Jun 19 05:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 10............ [View instapost]
    The original owner borrows and because he does he doesn't have to sell the tarp. That would be BM now he has the tarp and 20 bucks. The other two have to find some one else. Instead of a tarp let's say BM built a house instead.
    Jun 19 05:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 10............ [View instapost]
    But what if the bank says the tarp is worth $20 and he borrows $20? Isn't there $10 more out there?
    Jun 19 12:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 10............ [View instapost]
    I thought "Inside Job" was pretty good. Another is "End of the road:How money became worthless" Both available from (AMZN).
    Do I need to do a disclaimer?
    Jun 18 08:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alcatel-Lucent (ALU -2.1%) slips after the WSJ's Renee Schultes writes new CEO Michel Combes is likely to place a greater emphasis on cost-cutting than asset sales when outlining his strategy tomorrow. However, no sources are cited in the column. ALU has already unloaded some major assets, and there have been multiple reports about the company's submarine optical cable unit being on the block. But some analysts think the debt-laden company needs to do more. JPMorgan Cazenove, for example, raises the idea of ALU also unloading its mobile infrastructure and enterprise units. [View news story]
    A stop limit might have protected any loses you are worried about.
    Jun 18 08:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 10............ [View instapost]
    From the Wiki...

    "The U.S. Federal government suspended issuing 30-year Treasury bonds for four years from February 18, 2002 to February 9, 2006. As the U.S. government used budget surpluses to pay down Federal debt in the late 1990s, the 10-year Treasury note began to replace the 30-year Treasury bond as the general, most-followed metric of the U.S. bond market. However, because of demand from pension funds and large, long-term institutional investors, along with a need to diversify the Treasury's liabilities - and also because the flatter yield curve meant that the opportunity cost of selling long-dated debt had dropped - the 30-year Treasury bond was re-introduced in February 2006 and is now issued quarterly. This brought the U.S. in line with Japan and European governments issuing longer-dated maturities amid growing global demand from pension funds.[citation needed] Since the 1970s the 10 Year Treasury Note and the 30 year fixed mortgage have had a very tight correlation."
    Jun 18 08:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 77 Years Of Being Wrong Just Isn't Enough [View article]
    Drifting toward ... work to ones ability take to ones needs.
    Jun 18 06:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 10............ [View instapost]
    Hey congratulations IT number five right at the bottom of the page. (scroll down)
    That axion power host will be a tough one to crack. Them lawyers are tricky.
    Jun 18 05:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 10............ [View instapost]
    I have another stupid question... Using the way back machine does anybody remember during I think the Clinton administration that government bonds were changed? Seems to me that prior the debt was financed with long term bonds. After the change it was a shorter term bond or note. I have tried to look for this but can't seem to find it. Does anybody have any information or could point me where I could find it?
    Jun 18 05:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 10............ [View instapost]
    How much of the 85 billion per month is the Fed buying in MBS?
    http://bit.ly/13ZvSov
    Thats a lot of houses.
    Jun 18 05:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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