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  • "In effect there has been a significant shortfall in the overall amount of monetary policy stimulus since early 2009," said Fed Vice-Chair Yellen last night, suggesting even with all of its extraordinary measures, the central bank hasn't done enough. She believes ZIRP could stay in place well beyond the current target of late 2014.  [View news story]
    The division between rich and not so rich will keep growing! Sad.
    Apr 12, 2012. 01:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Market recap: Stocks bounced back after a five-day slide, bolstered by Alcoa's strong start to earnings season and a drop in Spanish and Italian borrowing rates. Financials, hit hard yesterday, led as all sectors finished higher; home builders rallied. Crude oil futures rose 1.7% to $102.70; yields on 10-year Treasurys jumped to 2.03%. NYSE gainers led losers nearly four to one.  [View news story]
    Its funny. Was always told that stock prices look out six months. Now its day to day! But how do you get around the world wide debt! Are we playing until it all comes down?
    Apr 11, 2012. 08:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alcoa (AA): Q1 EPS of $0.10 beats by $0.13. Revenue of $6.01B (flat Y/Y) beats by $240M. Shares +4% AH. (PR)  [View news story]
    With cost of Aluminum so low maybe industries are stocking up. Inventories increasing with no real production!
    Apr 10, 2012. 05:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • In his annual letter to shareholders, Jamie Dimon says 2011 was a "year of challenges." Ongoing global economic uncertainty and various traumatic events have impeded financial recovery. In the face of these setbacks, frustration with — and hostility toward — the financial industry continues. "We acknowledge it and respect people’s right to express themselves," Dimon says. However, "we all have an interest in getting the economy and job creation growing again."  [View news story]
    Why not with his salary!
    Apr 4, 2012. 09:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The bull market in stocks is going to run for the rest of the year, despite the market's already-outsized gains, says Byron Wien. “Over the past three months the pessimistic mood has changed to optimism,” Wien observes, and buying will continue to pick up as more equity "disbelievers" are converted, the economy improves and more companies follow Apple’s lead in paying dividends.  [View news story]
    This is not a very wise thing to say!
    Apr 3, 2012. 10:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "The economy is getting stronger all the time," Jamie Dimon tells CNBC, "I believe the threat of a double dip recession is behind us." Of China, he says the country will see a soft landing, disagreeing with his own analyst who last week said it's not a debate anymore, the country is already experiencing a hard landing. Shares reflexively move a bit off session lows, S&P -0.8%.  [View news story]
    OK Dude. Mark to Market, Now!
    Mar 28, 2012. 09:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In his appearance before the House Appropriations subcommittee today, Treasury Secretary Geithner said China's holdings of Treasurys give the Asian nation no particular leverage over the U.S. "I think we are still absolutely masters of our own fate. The biggest risk to the United States is not what other countries choose to do." It's that "Washington fails to find the ability to do things together to solve problems."  [View news story]
    China should just walk away! We would not have a leg to stand on!
    Mar 28, 2012. 09:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "We don't pay attention much to day-to-day movements in the stock market," says Ben Bernanke in an interview to be aired this evening (week-to-week? 200-day MA?). The Chairman doesn't break a lot of new ground, seeing good news on growth, but "far too early to declare victory." (transcript)  [View news story]
    He pays no attention to nothing other than his banker buddies!
    Mar 27, 2012. 07:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Over the coming few days, SA (with the help of some expert contributors) will be interviewing three energy industry executives: Clarence Cazalot, CEO of Marathon Oil (MRO), Tom Ward, CEO of Sandridge Energy (SD), and Park Shaper, President of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) - and we're asking readers to help us out. Please use this form to submit a question and we'll consider including it in an interview.  [View news story]
    OK, please tell the truth. Are you cooking your books just like every other company?
    Mar 27, 2012. 07:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Roger Lowenstein pens an epic love letter to Ben Bernanke in The Atlantic. "The left hates him. The right hates him even more. But Ben Bernanke saved the economy - and has navigated masterfully through the most trying of times." Whatever one's opinion of the man thankfully not yet being called "The Maestro," stuff like this tends to come a lot closer to market tops than bottoms.  [View news story]
    Please everyone.....The answer all along was just print or compute more money! OK, OK, what is in the future for this action?
    Mar 14, 2012. 09:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite the band-aid put on the Greek situation with the recent bond swap, the Greeks are inevitably going to default down the road, or write down 100% of their debt, says Wells Fargo Advisor's Scott Wren. Additional bailouts are likely, and other European nations such as Portugal and Spain may even jump on the bandwagon.  [View news story]
    Mar 8, 2012. 08:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unemployment rose to 9.1% in February from 8.6% previously (no seasonal adjustment), according to Gallup. Gallup's underemployment measure - combining unemployed with those working part-time but wanting full-time work, rose to 19.1%. "Regardless of what the government reports, (these) measures show a substantial deterioration since mid-January."  [View news story]
    We have hit bottom! Buy, Buy and Buy more!
    Mar 8, 2012. 04:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 ETFs George Washington Probably Would Have Liked [View article]
    BS! George would throw-up with what is going on!
    Feb 20, 2012. 09:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thank GDP It's Friday: Reality Cheque In Davos [View article]
    A fund? I believe he could pay for his own ticket!
    Jan 28, 2012. 07:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Transparently Dovish Fed [View article]
    You are one of the good Guys. Love reading your thoughts!
    Jan 27, 2012. 11:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment