Seeking Alpha

flemsnopes

flemsnopes
Send Message
View as an RSS Feed
View flemsnopes' Comments BY TICKER:
Latest  |  Highest rated
  • Futures point to more losses; yields still on the rise [View news story]
    If asset prices continue to decline, will the Fed keep the pedal to the metal on the taper? Jackson Hole drama up next?
    Aug 1 07:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GDP grows 4% in Q2 [View news story]
    So, pedal to the metal on the taper? Will good news be bad news or is any news , good news?
    Jul 30 08:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New FDIC proposal would cut into bank earnings [View news story]
    This sounds ominous on at least two levels, (1) the FDIC appears to be actually declaring the obvious that the "to big to fail" banks are underinsured and (2) they (FDIC) are getting MORE nervous about their own inadequate reserves of LESS than 1.15% of covered deposits. It might be time to quietly move closer to the nearest exit.
    Jul 16 08:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • International trade balance deficit in April widens more than expected [View news story]
    Hey! Somebody needs to apply a "corrected" seasonal adjustment and give us a figure more in line with the hedonic market narrative.
    Jun 4 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Sprint has second thoughts about T-Mobile deal [View news story]
    Talk about synergies!
    Feb 10 08:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed set to continue tapering despite disappointing jobs data [View news story]
    Soooo, you're saying that "milestone" wasn't achieved with QE1? How about QE2? No? Then, how about QE3? Operation Twist? You're probably right, Janet Yellen will put a stop to the madness this time for sure.
    Feb 10 06:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Sprint has second thoughts about T-Mobile deal [View news story]
    Ah, the ultimate authority on business, the U.S. Department of Justice. They should open the "USDOJ School of Business" at the DC headquarters to train our future business leaders in the tried and true socialist model. Once all the greedy capitalist corporations collapse under the weight of regulations, we'll need some good and loyal socialist minions to run the benevolent state operated monopolies. 
    Feb 10 06:36 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed set to continue tapering despite disappointing jobs data [View news story]
    I think you tacitly answered your own questions. (see line 3)
    Feb 9 10:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed set to continue tapering despite disappointing jobs data [View news story]
    "not swayed by a single number"

    What about TWO numbers?
    Feb 9 06:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare For A Shortage Of Physical Gold [View article]
    True, but one wonders just how difficult it will be to find enough physical gold if all those paper contract holders start demanding delivery. Will there be enough physical to meet the demand? Of course, the contracts could be settled with paper currency, I suppose, but what would that say to investors? Questions, questions, questions.
    Feb 3 08:11 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The NRF calls for changes to Affordable Care Act [View news story]
    Sally G, the problem is one of false comparisons. Consider the for profit Lasik surgery segment of healthcare, typically not covered by insurance, which has delivered popular and plentiful, high level care even as prices for the procedures have plunged due to competition and technological advances - all driven by the profit motive. The current private healthcare insurance industry as a whole is a highly successful manifestation of crony capitalism which is, in many ways, indistinguishable from public programs like Medicare and Medicaid, but "you ain't seen nothin' yet", as they say in Washington DC.
    Jan 31 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The NRF calls for changes to Affordable Care Act [View news story]
    If one ignores the history of all human experience, you would be right, but the economists who deal in reality have already offered incontrovertible proof that "not focusing on profits" = mediocrity (at best) and corruption (inevitably). See Adam Smith, Ludwig von Mises, and Friedrich Hayek. Don't worry though, you're going to get your wish. I just hope you were careful in wishing it.
    Jan 31 07:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The NRF calls for changes to Affordable Care Act [View news story]
    Exactly, Sally G! Single payer has always been the real goal. Forget all that private market mumbo jumbo. Healthcare controlled and delivered by an all caring, all knowing, government. That's the ticket!
    Jan 30 05:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The NRF calls for changes to Affordable Care Act [View news story]
    Nice observation, tampabay! Of course, there is the little matter of the "Shared Responsibility Payment" which is NOT tax deductible, and it will likely skyrocket when the ACA fails to sign up the requisite number of very healthy young people to shoulder the massive burden. Everyone will be screaming for single payer soon. Checkmate.
    Jan 28 10:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is The Time To Be Fearful [View article]
    Dweeb, at the risk of repeating a few points over and over, don't you mean liberals need RINO's to simply agree with their Keynesian economic philosophy and socialist agenda? Since the current liberal establishment universally rejects anything remotely conservative, the only path to agreement would be capitulation by one party or the other. Of course, there may be one exception; Democrats facing angry constituents clutching recently cancelled health insurance policies. Additionally, don't you think Goebbels and his minions would likely shut down Fox News since it's programming is predominantly in opposition to the "Social Democrats"?
    Dec 15 05:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
COMMENTS STATS
124 Comments
198 Likes