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  • Do We Really Want Housing Starts to Increase? [View article]
    The less new housing starts the better. I realized this 4 months ago and cannot phantom why very few see this as a positive. Get rid of the housing we have. That should give housing a net worth from which the housing industry can work from in order to determine pricing. To just SPECULATE building is a gamble.
    Mar 17, 2010. 11:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sheila Bair Thinks Banks Are 'Too Profitable' [View article]

    Sheila Blair. Check her history. Not very good. Just a recycled bureaucrat.
    Mar 9, 2010. 12:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Stay Clear of Banks as an Investment [View article]
    The article is right on. But blame the losers in congress for not stopping it. Obama anoints a pay czar that let's it continue. The CEO's say they will leave the company and he relents.
    I am not against large salaries but when they become obscene I am totally against it.
    long BAC
    Mar 9, 2010. 11:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • High Conviction: An American Legend Repositioned for the Digital Age [View article]
    EK has been around a long time!! So was Eastern airlines and Pan Am. Lehman Brothers also.
    Bought their digital camera and needed help trying to figure out why every time I down loaded the memory card pics to the computer it scattered the pics among my previous 3,000 picture. Kind of hard to find them.
    A call for help puts me in Bangladesh or Taiwan or China or ??? Never could resolve the problem.
    I will never buy their products. They are way behind the times and do not care about the consumer.
    Mar 8, 2010. 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ Hits Mary Schapiro Hard: Only the Tip of the Iceberg [View article]
    BO promised change? Does anyone know when it arrives??
    Feb 22, 2010. 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Appaloosa Management Buys Airlines [View article]
    He guesses with the rest of us. The down years prove it. They know nothing more than us except to collect their commissions from gullible investors.
    Feb 19, 2010. 01:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Executive Pay Comparisons for 50 Largest S&P 500 Companies [View article]
    Have to agree. Dividends raised every year and stock price appreciation.
    I am 70 yrs. old and all 13 portfolios I help out people on have MO or PM including mine.
    Feb 19, 2010. 01:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S.: Land of the Free and Home of a Nearly Failed Treasury Auction of Its Own [View article]
    The wealthy are always pitted against the un wealthy. That is the way congress exists.
    If you are fighting one another than congress can do what they want.
    Feb 16, 2010. 11:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Judge Gives BofA Another Chance to Disprove His Logical Conclusion [View article]
    The laws are enforced selectively. Even when brought to the SEC. That's the way it is. It is all political & incompetence.
    If you want to change it, it can be done. If the regulating agency blows it, like with Madoff, they get fired and have to pay some of there salary for incompetence.
    The system is based on greed and incompetence so eliminate there salaries.
    Feb 16, 2010. 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BofA vs. SEC vs. Rakoff: The Judge Wins [View article]
    On the surface I agree with the judge but what is this going to accomplish for shareholders?
    Just another obstacle trying to get share prices higher.
    Feb 11, 2010. 03:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How 'The Credit Card Act' Will Affect You [View article]
    Teresa E,
    The sooner u learn to handle money the sooner u can ignore these credit cards.
    Old guy was helping u.
    Feb 8, 2010. 01:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Former Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis Charged with Fraud; It's Only a Start [View article]
    Lewis is the fall guy!! What happens to the oversight committees?
    Feb 5, 2010. 01:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer's Lightning Round - Stop Punishing the Banks (1/29/10) [View article]
    Any time you punish the banks you punish the customers & share holders. That comes about by extra fees or higher mortgages or lower interest on your savings or lower stock prices.
    Did you think by punishing the banks they went into the backyard and took some money off their trees?
    The taxpayers just bailed them out of there problems and will do it over and over again if need be.
    You were promised change!! Look in your pocket. You got change.
    Feb 1, 2010. 05:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Week Ahead: Risk Is Off the Cliff; Unwind Has Begun [View article]
    He promised change, not dollars!!!
    Feb 1, 2010. 12:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Volcker Plan Is Clearly Insufficient to Address TBTF Seriously [View article]
    What a simple solution.. As the risk is based on greed why not contract those in charge with the following contract?
    Any overt risk that causes near catastrophic failure to the bank will be clawed back from CEO/s and board of directors personal property.
    That means the parties that engaged in the risk are stripped of A L L there worldly belongings. It doesn't get any simpler than that!!
    Jan 29, 2010. 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment