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  • Why Gold Looks Downright Terrible [View article]
    <<rooting for a housing recovery>>

    Housing is the problem. The govt distorts and manipulates house prices via its fraud loans....now FHA 3% down.
    Here is a perfect example why it is a total mess. House down the street sold last year at $485k. House built in the 1950's redone on 0.19 acre. The buyer put down $6,500. Yes folks 1.3%.
    The moron buyer paid the asking? Why cuz he did not give a S#@! what he paid. FHA underwrote the loan. Insanity continues as the FHA spigot has been turned up. The house is tax assessed at $402k and I would say it is worth about $380K.

    House prices in many areas remain at inflated prices vs incomes. Housing has been one big money losing propostion for this country.

    <<I am sick of it.>>> your sick of what? So lets F%$#en write some more phony fraud FHA 3% loans to prop up the market by unqualified buyers?
    FHA loans are defaulting at a much higher rate than Fannie after 24 months.
    Read my lips. Nothing has changed. The total debts to gdp sit at or near record levels (363%) and credit is expanding again. GREAT news. Leverage it some more.
    Mar 21, 2012. 10:38 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time For Gold Miners? [View article]
    <<Looking forward to 2012 and taking into account not only the increased project capital expenditure but also the health of the business, we will target a quarterly payout of around ZAR 1 per share for the year.>>

    which is about 0.14 a qtr or abut 0.55 for year
    Mar 21, 2012. 10:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Gold Looks Downright Terrible [View article]
    RFF do u have the current results for these two sentiment references?
    Mar 20, 2012. 06:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Gold Looks Downright Terrible [View article]
    <<<And then the fundamental realities>>

    U know S@#! about the fundamental realities. I can see a gold price chart and see what is going on.

    How hard is it to draw a line if broken panics a few tech traders or HFT bots?

    Were u aware that all in cost for mining gold is approaching $1,000 an ounce?
    Gold prices have moved up but production does not go off the charts.
    The easy gold is above ground now.

    Ever think about that?

    Why is it that Asian nations like China and India invest or save excess reserves in gold & silver?
    Mar 20, 2012. 06:17 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time For Gold Miners? [View article]
    The charts look ugly on the gold miners. Most have broken down below all ma lines and are testing Oct '11 lows. I will be looking for extreme sentiment indicators to reenter again in a big trade bounce.
    Discounting probably the slowdown in China which is for real. There is a bubble popping in their real estate market.
    1,650 gold and where is the production increases?
    Could not produce enough internet cos or houses at their peaks???
    Gold may have some weakness due to tech analysis and chart panic, but by no means are we in a bubble. far from it.
    What we are witnessing is a slow recognition that gold and silver do hold a place as a currency protection asset in ones portfolio. Asians have invested in PMs for ages. US will be slow to accept it, but it is coming.
    Mar 20, 2012. 03:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fossil Continues To Be A Global Winner [View article]
    This stock has been one sick performing stock. It keeps going and going although i am not recommending at these levels.
    Mar 20, 2012. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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]
    Alot of this newly built housing inventory will become obsolete as the cost of living spirals out of control the next 5 years. Utility and upkeep costs will not be practical. A massive downsizing is starting to take hold and this will acclerate as prices explode upwards.
    Car repair prices are just going bezerk. $70 for a compartment air filter.
    Inflation is going to crush retirees with fixed pension, the poor are going to suffer and the middle class will have much lower standard of living.
    Gas prices to minimum wage is at or near record levels.
    Mar 20, 2012. 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With Crude Over $100 Nuclear, Not Solar, Is The Alternative [View article]
    Nuclear plants are not worth the risks...at least with the current technology. How can it be safe with such huge inventory of spent rods on site? One mishap is enough expecially when it can wipeout 50-100 sq miles of land.
    Mar 20, 2012. 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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]
    FHA is printing 3% down loans. Absolutely unethical and crooked behavior and one of the many reasons this broken democracy needs a major overhaul. The basic problem is as you stated disposable incomes are under assault from cost of living increases but also asset prices have been inflated due to govt fraud intervention in the housing markets.
    I have talked to a few realhores lately and they have not been humbled and they are up to the same shilling..... amazed people count on them as experts..... would not surprise me that they are recognized as the most shady occupations in America today. IMO the RE complex has 0 credibility.
    Mar 19, 2012. 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Large-Cap Gold Miners Continue To Underperform Gold [View article]
    I do not think i have ever seen an industry where the commodity price has risen nearly 3 times over a period of time and the stocks over this time sit about flat....at least the major players.
    In some cases the reserves have grown over this time too.

    The sentiment toward the industry mgts has been quite critical since they would dilute shareholders due to their incompetency and mismanagement. Investors really have not gotten over this.

    With the gold price having about a 10 year run off the bottom, it is amazing how many skeptics still exist and never owned any gold or miners shares.
    Just look at stocks and housing after their major moves, just about everyone wanted to get in.
    The move in gold and precious metals has alot farther to run since China and India growing importance in world trade and GDP. The far east has a history of precious metal accumulation.
    The west have bought into the ponzi debt financed system because it worked for a number of decades but the end of this system is coming soon.
    Mar 19, 2012. 11:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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
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