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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    fxdude... Somewhat different issue but Barry offered $100,000 to anyone who could prove the CRA fiction to be fact.

    The most credible treatment came by way of Calculated Risk which is about as non-partisan as is possible.
    Apr 24 04:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Buckoux... To a degree many opinions are based more on political ideology which plays well in red states or districts, granted.

    Those who have been negatively impacted are likely from having "pretend insurance" which would have bankrupted them had they had any serious issues. Those that didn't have good group protection but secured real health care protection have found the system to now be much better.

    I'd also acknowledge that with being female no longer a "precondition" some guys dislike the small additional premium that has caused them. But women seem quite pleased that being female is no longer a precondition.

    Of course the issue will still play well among the base but I'm thinking more of the significant middle. It's usually Moms that are aware of their children's need for coverage naturally.
    Apr 24 04:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    ferguson... that's a very biased view. Credits to some republicans but guess who got the most campaign dough from financial institutions - at that time? Reform was DOA by both parties. Exhibit A: http://bit.ly/1f91UJn

    Fannie/Freddie were encouraged to be more like a private competitor by guess who? A key point is that Fannie/Freddie were late to the bubble party. They relied on a system that worked to qualify people for 30 years but the liar loans resulting from WS greed played them for suckers.

    No question that the Right has done an admirable job of fictionalizing fault. There was bipartisan collusion regarding Fannie/Freddie actually even if fed by somewhat different motivations.
    Apr 24 04:03 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Get Ready For Europe To Print [View article]
    5228371... I'd agree it's not so simple. Financial Sense using the 1990's as an example is suspect as there were other more significant factors. The mid part of the 2000's saw the greatest global expansion in history. The early part was a recession hangover from the 1990's so that not a good example. Yeesh

    Certainly during the Great Recession recovery a lower valued dollar was a godsend. During more normal times Financial Sense's point is more pertinent but everything is relevant. How high of a dollar value are we talking about for example?
    Apr 24 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Buckoux... yeah, fair points but presently interest rates are even lower, no?

    My own personal circumstances fit your description though. Even just selling cars for a time my $2,000 take home average covered my $122. house payment and my $220. - 280Z car payment leaving way more than enough for beer and partying.
    Apr 24 03:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors Must Know How We Got Here And Where We Are Going [View article]
    mobyss... when you foster a laissez-faire Cowboy Capitalism where regulation is neutered it finds Greed quickly runs rampant which then blows up Great Big Bubbles.

    The "talking points" are merely a smoke screen from need to pass the blame.
    Apr 24 02:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Buckoux... amid all the propaganda I assume that many have missed the reality that Obamacare is helping many while a big yawn non-issue for most.
    Apr 24 02:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    ferguson... not sure exactly what is at odds with what there but what you explain makes perfect sense to me.

    In Colorado (most) all the urban development is along the front range of the eastern plains which is semi-arid. The biggest source of water comes from the Western Slope which also is obligated to provide water to several western states.

    It came as a pleasant surprise how well metro residents liked using transit and now the popularity of downtown helps in densifying the area. Land use is a key as you point out.

    The great outdoors is sacred to Coloradans. Since the mid 1980's all lottery proceeds go to preserving it and using it wisely, both urban green space and rural open space. The lottery has provided over $2.5 billion to the cause. http://bit.ly/1rpSqLW
    Apr 24 02:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eagle Rock Energy: 4 Reasons Why This 12.4%-Yielding Stock Is A 'Strong Buy' [View article]
    Philip... Thanks for the feedback. I also happen to catch this SA post earlier: http://bit.ly/1rpLZIC

    Not sure what the risk may be for the sale not going thru. That would make for a whole new kettle of fish (smell).

    Speaking of Texas... one of my favs: http://bit.ly/1e6VEwQ
    Apr 24 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    bgold... Mid-town Dallas is amazing what's going on.
    Apr 24 01:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    blueline... Not sure about any Agenda 21 but cheap housing in or near downtown Denver is an oxymoron. Only thing available are the more recently rebuilt former ghettos with new sustainable affordable housing by the Denver Housing Authority with support from Hope VI funds. This is completely different from 10-15 years ago.

    Whether some or many end up choosing a life in the suburbs etc. after kids arrive would not surprise. But what's important is the ongoing aggregate demand for urban housing not specifically who is coming or going.

    BTW I had occasion to check out Orlando recently and they have many things going on in their urban core especially along Church Street. Apparently Apple is quietly building a presence as well.
    Apr 24 01:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    deercreek... I see... with my longer term holds I'm the same. Now with my shorter term newer buys I can get a little cranky (lol) but I don't panic.
    Apr 24 12:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eagle Rock Energy: 4 Reasons Why This 12.4%-Yielding Stock Is A 'Strong Buy' [View article]
    Well I've always bought at my offer price regardless of market. But if shares were sold at $4.81 no question they were very timely. I've got an offer at $3.83 but I'm not holding my breath.
    Apr 24 12:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There's A Storm Brewing: Time To Be The Lighthouse And Not The Boat [View article]
    The morning's quick reversal had to do with Ukraine but that reversed as well.
    Apr 24 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    deercreek... Haha, Admittedly Apple has been one of the more written about on both sides and the legion of faithful is legendary.
    Apr 24 11:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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