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  • The NYT's Catherine Rampell investigates whether the recovery really is the worst since the Great Depression and finds that on almost every measure she looked at, "there was at least one previous (completed) recovery that performed worse." However, improvements across different metrics are way below the average. [View news story]
    And people are stupid enough to think that the "free stuff" they give out to buy votes is really free.
    Aug 12, 2012. 12:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday Failure: China Data So Bad - It's Bad! [View article]
    Not to mention CNBC is getting bullish, too. Quick, short the SPY!
    Aug 12, 2012. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday Failure: China Data So Bad - It's Bad! [View article]
    Sell some puts.
    Aug 12, 2012. 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday Failure: China Data So Bad - It's Bad! [View article]
    Not a convenient point to this argument. I get it.
    Aug 12, 2012. 12:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thrill Ride Thursday: Data Hurts So Good [View article]
    And by clean them up you mean increase their rolls? I see your logic.
    Aug 10, 2012. 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thrill Ride Thursday: Data Hurts So Good [View article]
    Oh... so that must explain why welfare, food stamps, and unemployment benefits are at all time highs under the helm of a Democrat.
    Aug 10, 2012. 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday Failure: China Data So Bad - It's Bad! [View article]
    Correct. So just because exports aren't terrible (yet), what about slowing GDP, slowing manufacturing, increased government spending (just so they're "doing something"), increasing vacancies in an already over-supplied housing market that's in a bubble... Just because the data within a single point isn't forming a trend doesn't mean that numerous red flags in other data aren't creating a trend.
    Aug 10, 2012. 12:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday Failure: China Data So Bad - It's Bad! [View article]
    Spot on.
    Aug 10, 2012. 11:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Thrill Ride Thursday: Data Hurts So Good [View article]
    Control over the poor is obtained by making them dependent... with programs like SS and Medicare, government housing, food stamps, unemployment benefits (such an ironic title)... If they are the provider, you are at their mercy. Strangely enough and surely by mere coincidence, these programs are the workings of Democrats over the years. But those evil Republicans...
    Aug 10, 2012. 10:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bond Message Gets Louder [View article]
    All great things come to an end.
    Aug 10, 2012. 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thrill Ride Thursday: Data Hurts So Good [View article]
    That would mean individual choice... don't hold your breath.
    Aug 10, 2012. 09:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Thrill Ride Thursday: Data Hurts So Good [View article]
    Gentle tweak of our tax code? We need major surgery. Take what we have and toss it. Start again.

    This constant "tweaking" is what created this massive tax code we have today. Loophole here, special write off there... plus, we aren't tweaking anything, because by definition that would mean improvement, something that politicians have a hard time understanding.

    Our current tax code would be better off as a boat anchor, or starter material for a massive bonfire of "tweaks" from every area the government touches.
    Aug 10, 2012. 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thrill Ride Thursday: Data Hurts So Good [View article]
    Sure... since politicians have a great record of fixing things.
    Aug 9, 2012. 04:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bond Message Gets Louder [View article]
    Investors will eventually get tired of loaning us money at such cheap rates considering we blow money frivolously on a regular basis. Bad investments, corrupt politicians, pandering on the taxpayers dime... all this will catch up eventually. TBT or TMV are the safest bets in the market over the long term. Too bad they don't pay dividends with a DRiP.
    Aug 9, 2012. 02:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Thrill Ride Thursday: Data Hurts So Good [View article]
    Well said.
    Aug 9, 2012. 02:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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