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  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    >Maya-

    Re: Jobs Growth- Agree!

    Same old, same old-

    Take total job income divided by employment count and I would be surprised if there were an improvement in comparative numbers.

    Participation rate and total family real incomes continue down that 12 year slope.

    WT
    Feb 3, 2016. 01:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Re: OIL-

    Another head-fake with Russia hoping to push an agenda?

    Real facts here, IMHO-

    http://bit.ly/1QGsetl

    WT
    Feb 3, 2016. 01:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    >Scooter-

    Yep- A traders opportunity for sure. Yield stuff should provide some quick gain.

    WT
    Feb 3, 2016. 01:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    >Mark-
    Agreed on bucking the trend.

    Portfolio managers oftentimes no not receive compensation when assets they are charged with managing are not invested in anything but cash. If options are indeed scarce for equity or even derivative parking spaces the investment with the divvy gets the attention just to keep money working.

    When I ran trust funds one of the almost automatic conditions applied was that anytime a manager's portfolio contained greater than 3% cash (monthly average) the manager would not receive compensation for the amounts over 3% of the portfolio held in cash.

    If they exceeded the limit more than twice in a quarter we would take a hard look at their portfolio and give consideration to reducing their assets under management. Since we typically had over 12 managers at work we could always find alternatives for the money.

    The board reserved the right and obligation to set the investment mix and would not permit a variance by an individual manager to attempt to "time the market." on their own- outside of their allocated sphere of investment. This deviation by managers was attempted with zest in down trending markets.

    Yield stocks will frequently benefit from a 3% cash limit policy for a while in a down market in such situations, but I agree with you that the piper always gets paid eventually.

    WT
    Feb 2, 2016. 09:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    >Mark-

    Re: Utilities-
    BLACKROCK UTILITY (BUI)- Up 13% since 20 January while yielding 8.5%

    Thank you MJ!

    WT
    Feb 2, 2016. 06:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    >SHB-
    Re: Electronic mfs-

    (MSFT) off 3% today, (AAPL) down 2% and (HPQ) off another 1%-
    Been a rough year for HP so far and got a NEUTRAL to SELL from Trading Central yesterday- Ouch!

    WT
    Feb 2, 2016. 06:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy Sector Outlook: Intermediate And Long Term  [View article]
    Do you ever sleep?

    LOL!
    Jan 31, 2016. 10:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy Sector Outlook: Intermediate And Long Term  [View article]
    >Mark-

    Just now had the opportunity to go through many of the comments and your responses.

    Superb analysis and response. I do believe that you covered all the main bases. The pyramiding of jobs and economic results does indeed go into reverse when growth is curtailed or decreases.

    WT
    Jan 31, 2016. 09:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Counter Trend Rally Provides Better Entry Prices  [View article]
    >Mark-

    Thanks once again for another fine article on portfolio protection. I find your choice of PUTable stock candidates fascinating and your protection formulas on point.

    Without asking you to divulge all your strategies can you share how the stocks are chosen- Is it basically as a result of a screen, sector anticipated weakness or is it a function of volatility?
    Possibly all the above I suspect-
    LOL!

    WT
    Jan 31, 2016. 04:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    >Mark-

    Agree on all counts and thanks for the article.

    Every indicator that I rely on says we are now in a bear market, not a correction.
    The signs of recession are also evident with the almost universal drop in CAPEX in manufacturing and continuing drop in demand for product. Unemployment declines (increase in unemployment) will be next I believe.

    Central banks worldwide don't have much dry power with which to forestall economic declines. Is everyone but the US heading for negative rates?

    I am also curious as to what happens to oil pricing at this point.

    Happy Ground Hog Day everybody!

    WT
    Jan 31, 2016. 04:05 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    >Mark-

    Yep-
    Printed them out so I would remember to check often.

    WT
    Jan 30, 2016. 03:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    I realize now that I made an error buying (EWJ) as it is affected negatively by the falling yen. A much better play is to go with the (DXJ) which is the hedged index- neutralizes the index holding dollar denominated stocks.

    WT
    Jan 30, 2016. 12:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    From Russ Koesterich at Black Rock some guiding lights along the way-
    http://tinyurl.com/jeh...

    WT
    Jan 29, 2016. 08:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 287   [View instapost]
    Couldn't not post this:

    Headline on CNBC:

    "FIGHTING THE VIKA VIRUS WITH MUTANT MOSQUITOES"

    Looks like we're safe from this bad boy virus!

    Now we can enjoy the weekend.

    WT
    Jan 29, 2016. 04:01 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    >OG-

    Agree no negative rates (but I think they should be used to force the issue of banks holding $ for their own gain).

    I think you are correct about the first and second quarters no increase but we COULD have a spurt of healthy economics in the third quarter ergo a .25% pop possible, election notwithstanding.

    WT
    Jan 29, 2016. 03:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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