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  • Sometimes You Need A Plan B To Your Plan B [View article]

    I know the argument against leveraged ETF's, but have you looked at for instance the premium on NUGT, which is 3X the index underlying GDX. The premium on one month--to JAN is so fat. I think it is worth the risk.

    What do you think?
    Dec 22 09:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turning Hatred Into Profits [View article]

    I know there are programs that compute the best candidates for covered writes in all situations. Is there a program you use that is available on a subscription basis?

    Oct 27 08:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas Contango Has Returned: Implications For Investors [View article]
    How does BOIL fit into the spectrum of available choices--other than the fact that it is leveraged?
    Sep 6 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday Follies: Greece Job [View article]
    Your whole comment shows you know nothing about the causes and solutions to the nation's and developed world's problems, but I have yet to see anyone whining about the US corporate tax rate acknowledge that the REASON other countries have a lower corporate tax rate is that they have a MUCH HIGHER PERSONAL tax rate, as we will eventually when the American public--at least a majority--understands what is wrong and how to fix it.
    Nov 6 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday Follies: Greece Job [View article]
    Shout it from the rooftops, Phil!

    I think, it's so obvious, why don't people GET IT?

    And reading the Comments, how can people who read your blog and subscribe to your service and know you are a razor-like mind on the Markets dismiss you on Politics? Seemingly intelligent people.

    I guess you can only say it is the definition of Cognitive Dissonance, but that doesn't help us or the country any.

    Love it, Phil!
    Nov 5 11:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday Market Follies - Following Murdoch's Money [View article]
    How refreshing, Phil, to hear a Market observer speak the truth about the use of FEAR in the marketplace and the increasingly partisan role of the Wall Street Journal. Your term "Foxification" is the best way to describe what has happened to the Financial paper of Record.

    It is a shame...but it is just the companion story to the story of people in this country of modest means and modest sophistication believing the polemicists on Fox who say the Republican Party is working in their interests.
    Oct 22 03:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Follow-Through Friday: Out Of Gas Or On The Launch Pad? [View article]
    "People" say you pay TOO much attention to political events? Are you kidding. What started the early August sell-off was Tea Party Republicans wanting (Pawlenty at the time, "I pray for default") or willing to risk global meltdown. TOO much attention, hardly...
    Sep 17 09:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday Follies: Did Obama Blow Jobs Speech? [View article]
    Keep it up, Phil.

    Presumably most of your Commenters haven't and won't read your excellent recommendation "Reflections of a GOP Operative." THAT'S where the problem is--Republicans misleading, twisting and outright lying. Democrats are too detached. They assume the public will see through this and understand Republicans do not serve them. It's worse than that--Republicans affirmatively undercut stability and global prosperity .
    Sep 10 06:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Traders Are Still Too Bullish on Treasuries [View article]
    Couldn't agree more. And especially on days like today--risk on and long bonds UP--it's crazy.
    Apr 26 01:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Madoff's Investors Don't Deserve Compensation or Sympathy [View article]
    Beautiful!! Your article should be published full page in all major newspapers. And shame on the WSJ.
    Jul 1 08:48 AM | 38 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'd Buy Toyota, The #1 Automaker in the U.S. [View article]
    You are an accountant, Cliff, remember that. While I can't stand GM cars (and I've owned a few) specifically, and american cars generally, this time it IS different. Toyota veered right down the same road with their own 5+ litre vehicles chasing $ from dumb americans. Toyota has problems too.

    GM, F and C always went for the easy money because it was so easy taking money Republicans (as you say, conservatives) and from younger people who thought muscle cars were good cars. Old, fat, rich guys now pay hundreds of thousands for those "classics."

    Europe and Japan always made BETTER cars and that was their goal EVERY single year--not different fenders, BETTER cars.

    Now GM, shorn of massive debt and without Rick Wagner and his incompetent Board, know what has to be done, will put real car people in place and WILL turn it around.
    Jun 27 05:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Danger of Leveraged ETFs [View article]
    How many times is somebody going to warn us of the dangers of leveraged ETF's saying the same thing? We get it--at least what you are saying--not that we necessarily agree. Try writing calls on the longs--fat premiums.
    May 2 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Predatory Legislators [View article]
    Even though in a perfect world we should stop borrowing, stop spending and hunker down, that's what happened going into the great depression and it exaserbated and prolonged the conditions until WWII. It may be counter intuitive but we have to do as Bernanke, a student of the great depression, has been doing and flood the system with liquidity to keep it going. The companion piece is everything the administration and other countries are doing to provide fiscal stimulus. There will be inflation at some point, but the alternative is worse.
    Feb 22 11:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Bravo, Michael Shedlock! Schiff is a charlatan. I don't know how he get's his TV appearances, especially since other investment pro's appearing with him are obviously uncomfortable.
    Jan 30 06:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 CNBC Pet Peeves [View article]
    I like Dennis. They show courage to break the mold. Sharon Epperson screeching about oil prices unintelligilbly is where I have to change the channel. Joe is a big Republican, but good natured. Gasparino and and some of the people Kudlow has on are from the dark side of the planet--they are one issue people--taxes.
    Dec 12 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment