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  • The Prius Economy [View article]
    "Profit margins have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."
    Apr 11, 2012. 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Silver Plays To Buy For Recovery In The Metal's Price [View article]
    IM, I asked avi that question and he avoided answering. In terms of rsi below 30 is better sign of washout. Gartman another proclaimed guru trader that is right as many times as wrong. The miners shares have broken pretty badly here busting through all trendlines so it may take a number of months to base out before we get big bounce. this neg sentiment toward silver and gold is real positive. this is the shakeout consolidation before the next explosion up in 6-9 months.
    hoping this time around that global investors rush to gold not treasuries when the time comes.
    Apr 11, 2012. 11:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ron Paul, Gold, And Inflationary Expectations [View article]
    <<Prices have to fall. Says who? For what? What good will it do? None. It will simply increase the real value of outstanding debt.>>

    what's wrong allowing an overpriced asset or service to correct in price?

    Some of your comments are starting to make sense to me now. A retired Professor. You never felt the pressures of the free markets.
    Education is behind housing which is the the most manipulated markets due to govt intervention.

    Just look at all the markets that the govt is heavily involved. All overpriced and a mess. Housing, healthcare, student loans. Most of these areas have become overpriced for the general population since they are propped up by the govt not allowing free markets to flow to its normal level.
    Apr 11, 2012. 07:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Silver Plays To Buy For Recovery In The Metal's Price [View article]
    Imark,
    sentiment feels very pessimistic especially the miners. Do you have any sentiment numbers u can share as a reference? thanks. Been holding off on going in on additional miners since many have broken major support levels and cut through 200da ma lines like butter. Most are massively oversold, but major chart support levels would be best to wait for.
    Apr 10, 2012. 10:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ron Paul, Gold, And Inflationary Expectations [View article]
    interest on all fed debts $425 bil /15.2 tril gdp debt service to gdp 2.8%.
    Record low rates 2.76% avg interest rates. Avg interest rate in 1981 11.75%.

    As bernank buys another 10 bil in treasuries at the push of a button.
    Just give everyone a link to the treasury to download millions a month. Problem solved.
    It's called INSANE.
    Apr 10, 2012. 07:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ron Paul, Gold, And Inflationary Expectations [View article]
    Most everything in this economy is addicted to record low rates as the 0 credibility NAR has convinced the sheeple that monthly payments is all u need to know. Price does not matter.
    With avg rates on our fed debts of 2.76% if rates went back to more normalized rates of 5-6%, range for 2002, interest expense would approach $900 bil a year. This includes public and intragovernmental debts.
    Apr 10, 2012. 07:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ron Paul, Gold, And Inflationary Expectations [View article]
    arvidos
    http://bit.ly/IhdSib
    http://bit.ly/HyBM80
    http://bit.ly/osOsqJ

    Ron Paul understands the problem.
    Apr 10, 2012. 04:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ron Paul, Gold, And Inflationary Expectations [View article]
    RA,
    Let me guess u never owned any gold or silver coins, bullion or investments?
    I betcha most of your neighbors would say the same thing as have mine.

    were u not calling gold a bubble 1000?

    <<His platform of disbanding the great majority of government would be a shock so big our economy might never fully recover from it.>>>

    Kruuuugman is that u? What a misguided fool u are?
    There are no free lunches. There is a serious price to pay for this corrupt fraudulent behavior while socializing losses.
    Spend spend spend debt debts debts to solve a debt problem. LOL!!!!!!
    U know how stupid u sound?

    Have u ever taken a look at the financial balance sheet of the USA?

    I am loving hearing all this stuff from NON-gold owners. Thanks for confirming my bullishness. One would think gold has cratered to new lows or something. Most of u yokes need to go into hibernation for a while cuz u surely will be humbled again. U name another asset class that gets so little respect for outperforming most asset classes.
    Apr 10, 2012. 03:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ron Paul, Gold, And Inflationary Expectations [View article]
    <<Actually, almost all the debt problem that caused the financial crisis was private, not public debt (largely the legacy of financial deregulation gone wild in the name of 'free' markets)>>>
    No doubt fraud securitization loans were printed by criminals.
    Hello Fannie mae and Freddie Fraud caused trillions of losses. Now it is the FHA which will be insolvent writing tons of deadbeat unqualified loans and soon student deadbeats. It will not end, the fraud and corruption, until the system collapses.
    Apr 10, 2012. 03:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare For A Sudden Jolt Of Inflation And Protect Yourself With Gold [View article]
    nice post kurta. The shadow banking system has kind of collasped so debt expansion there is small to nil. However, even as the consumer sector debts fall, the total debts in the system are stable to up not fallling. So even after some fairly large writeoffs debts in total are still expanding. household, financial, government and corporate.
    total debts
    2008 $51.6 trillion
    2011 $51.9 trillion
    Most of the debt reduction fell from the financial sector, probably mainly securitizations. Federal debts parabolic
    http://1.usa.gov/IeQPBt
    page 3

    No doubt public sector employment is going to continue to tank as budgets are squeezed.
    Apr 10, 2012. 01:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Telefonica's Dividend Cut Is Already Priced In By The Market [View article]
    this can be a learning lesson that when it comes to a sovereign debt issue or the end game very little is safe.
    being the largest company in the spanish index, only makes it a target as the crisis peaks..
    this is coming to the USA in due time no way around it.
    Apr 10, 2012. 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ron Paul, Gold, And Inflationary Expectations [View article]
    <<there is no way the world is moving back to the gold standard>>>
    so tell china india and russia then? It will be their choice in the years to come.
    There is a time to own a nice % in gold and a time not to own such a % in gold. Asset classes get over and under valued throughout the different cycles.
    I have never seen an asset with such outperformance over a 10 year period (gold) get so little respect from the mainstream public.
    And no most people do not own any gold or silver.
    there has to be some sort of checks and balances on these central banksters cuz they are to corrupted and owned by the system. Bernank is a freak. he is arrogant as hell and when the dollar is trashed and loses reserve status this misguided fool better go into hibernation when the serfs come after the culprits.
    Apr 10, 2012. 01:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ron Paul, Gold, And Inflationary Expectations [View article]
    the freak bernank bought long term debt at any price to drive down rates to historic lows while he bought in 60% of debt issuance in 2011.

    Does that sound good?

    I dare u BERNANK stop buying treasuries!
    Apr 10, 2012. 12:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ron Paul, Gold, And Inflationary Expectations [View article]
    Mike, rob arnott a respected institutional investor was interviewed and said he took todays method of measuring cpi back to 1980 when inflation was 14%,. He said the new method reduced inflation by 4% or 10%. He said the new method reduces inflation measurement by 2-4%. So he concluded inflation today was 5-7% which i do agree is the ballpark number imo.

    We are in the midst of the the biggest bubble of all time US treasury/dollar bubble. And yes if u could time interest rates rising u could become filthey rich imo.
    Apr 10, 2012. 11:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ron Paul, Gold, And Inflationary Expectations [View article]
    China India Russia and Brazil have not decided they are ready to pull the plug yet. First they want to stockpile as much gold with inflated dollars before they let the dollar fall.
    But someday we will wakeup and find that the dollar is collapsing due to a coordinated effort by these bric countries. Anyone running such abusive monetary policy and controlling the reserve currency are going to be countered at some point.

    This moron bernank has us backed into a corner and he is running at of space. When his printing press is taken away and it will not be his decision then we pay the price. A much lower standard of living is coming to the middle class as the poverty class swells from retirees on pension.
    Apr 10, 2012. 10:52 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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