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  • NAHB Housing Market Index: 28, highest level since June 2007, vs. 30 expected and 28 (revised) prior. "While builders are still very cautious at this time, there is a sense that many local housing markets have started to move in the right direction and that prospects for future sales are improving," notes NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg.  [View news story]
    Noone is buying single family homes? Look I am no bull on housing and think it is overrated as an economic driver, but new house builds are picking up some. The industry and its players have ZERO credibility imo. They have skated responsibility for their role in the biggest housing bubble of all time pushing and pimping houses any way they could. Disgusting greedy behavior.

    The entire real estate complex is a bunch of leeches sucking off the governemnt coffers to finance their over priced houses.

    What is the $%$#en rush for house prices to start increasing again?

    The damn avg family is struggling to keep up with the cost of living and they do not need higher house prices. Affordable living is what they need but to keep pumping prices as affordable based only on interest rates is a MAJOR mistake. Interest rates do fluctuate and think about your future buyer if rates were to back up 2-3-4 %.
    Mar 19, 2012. 11:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Apple Bubble Is Forming [View article]
    the key here is "forming". Anyone trying to time a top or short this money machine will get obliterated.
    Yes the competition is not just going to sit still....having to reinvent new products every year to stay ahead can be difficult there will come a time when apple tops out and falls, but this may become our first trillion dollar company first.
    disclosure no apple share ownership currently. former shareholder regretting selling to early.
    Mar 19, 2012. 11:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • SandRidge Energy: A Strong Buy Candidate In The Oil And Gas Sector [View article]
    does anyone know the purchase valuation of this offshore acquisition?
    does it build shareholder value or is it that ward just can't sit still and looking for something to do?
    Offshore is definately out of favor so would assume valuation was quite attractive.
    Mar 19, 2012. 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons Why Financials Are Breaking Out [View article]
    Hurr $%#@enAY, consumer credit is expanding.

    363% total system debts to gdp at or near all time record highs.

    Exactly what we need ballooning government deficits (debts) while the consumer starts revving the engines again based on WHAT?

    FHA 3% down payment fraud loans, juiced sub-prime auto loans and last but not least goosing student loans. More of the same fraud loans juicing credit and debt expansion. Great news.
    Mar 19, 2012. 10:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Bond Market Tightening For The Fed? [View article]
    Housing prices will get crushed some more when interest rates get back to some normalcy. Real incomes are not growing and houses have been sold on a monthly payment for long time. This scam will reverse in time.
    the Bernank is a national security risk
    Mar 17, 2012. 01:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Gold Breaks This Line, Watch Out [View article]
    <<this moving average has consistently defined support and currently lies around $1600. If gold were to break below its 300d SMA, that could indicate a significant trend reversal only seen once in gold's 11-year bull market.>>
    the fed and treasury have already shown their strategy (debt monetization and easy money) and will continue with it. This is "the Bernank's" solution to all economic ills.

    How much of the US economy's growth is due to deficit spending ($1.3 trillion), Govt subsidies (FHA 3% down payment mtg loans), sub-prime auto loans and entitlements?

    Has anyone seen a study about this?
    Mar 17, 2012. 01:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SandRidge Energy: A Strong Buy Candidate In The Oil And Gas Sector [View article]
    too cheap? can you be more specific which metric(s)?
    Mar 17, 2012. 01:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monoline Mania: MBIA Making A Move [View article]
    Hey Tom, Just heard interview with chris whalen and said mbia has potential for double digit "billions" in judgment. Never heard this size number thrown around. Is this possible? what would this do for mbi value?
    Mar 16, 2012. 09:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Economic Recovery: The Good And The Bad [View article]
    the fed and govt is turning up the credit spigot via FHA pumping, sub-prime auto loans and ramping up student loans.
    How do we get rid of these kamakazees?
    Mar 15, 2012. 09:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. will need about $4T in savings to get the deficit back to a sustainable level over the next decade, says Treasury Secretary Tim Geitner. However, to get there, we need to focus first and foremost on strengthening the economy over the short term, Geitner says. Despite the fiscal challenges, we simply can't "cut our way to growth."  [View news story]
    The Bernank will be the buyer of last resort do not worry.
    Mar 15, 2012. 09:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consol Energy: Low-Cost Coal Producer, De-Risked Gas Business [View article]
    I<< Consol's port, infrastructure, transportation and storage facilities are worth at least $3 or $4 per share.>>

    you talk about sum of the parts but this is the only thing you valued. can u give more specifics?

    cnx's utica play does it have any oily assets?
    Mar 14, 2012. 04:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold And Silver Prices Have Further To Fall [View article]
    The fraud govt reports cpi avg for 2011 at 3.2%.
    How do u come up with 2.5%?

    Like you do not want to count Intra-governmental debt of $4.7 trillion.

    Ponzi accounting.

    You would make a good prospect for the NAR, Chief number cruncher. Although they do not need much help now.
    Mar 14, 2012. 04:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Telefonica: Rare Opportunity To Purchase A Global Telecom Player At A Discount [View article]
    own vod and it is more financially positioned. forget vz or t. I would be more interested in tef if they would use more of that fcf to reduce their mountainous debt. are they doing this now with the reduced div?
    does anyone know what currency their debts are denominated in?
    Mar 14, 2012. 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold And Silver Prices Have Further To Fall [View article]
    Lack of inflation. You are an idiot.

    Gasoline
    Healthcare premiums
    Food
    Education

    Car Repair - Go get a few simple maintenance items.
    Restuarants- family of 4 $15-20 a pop, 1 drink each a tip and tax $80-100.

    Incomes are not keeping up. When Food, Gasoline and Utilities chew up a much bigger portion of disposable incomes the public anger is going to erupt.

    according to the world gold council the global demand for etfs has been falling off since 2008 and accelerating downward while and the demand for physical gold/silver has increased markedly.
    http://bit.ly/tqAlc2
    Mar 14, 2012. 02:53 PM | 15 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]
    Look at any industry the freaken corrupt govt is involved in: Housing, Education Healthcare and Finance.

    Propped up asset prices and ridiculous price adjustments yearly.
    Mar 14, 2012. 02:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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