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  • Ford Is the Future of the Auto Industry [View article]
    It is sad money is squandered endlessly by our corrupt govt giving phoney low down payment FHA Mtg loans to mid and high end condo and housing developments, to homedebtors squatting in their houses for 2-3- 5 years, to tax loss credits for home builders who speculated on land and lost and to whore banks who have bankrupted the country, but the damn Fed govt cannot give subsidies to Ford to build diesel engines in the USA to build the Focus econetic that gets something like 80 mgp!!!!!!!
    Jun 12, 2011. 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The anemic recovery is no surprise to Steve Keen, who contends the U.S. has an economy dependent on not just high, but ever-accelerating levels of private debt. In a healthy system, debt levels rise and fall, but remain roughly flat over time. The ever-upward slope of U.S. debt, like a Ponzi, must at some point collapse.  [View news story]
    Debt service to gdp is low cuz avg rates on debt are skewed to shorter duration debt and 3% avg interest rate. In 2000 the avg debt was 6.60%. What do think debt service would look like at 6.60%?
    And another thing GDP does not pay the bills tax receipts do.
    Tax receipts are something like 2.3 trillion vs budget of 3.8 trillion. Hello. Even at 20% tax receipts of gdp the shortfall is still 800 billion!
    Bro face it. The Fed and treasury are doing everything they can to print the debt away or anything to help the tbtf.
    www.treasurydirect.gov...
    www.treasurydirect.gov...
    Jun 12, 2011. 09:01 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Ford Deliver on Its Promises? [View article]
    Article lacks information in financials cashflows, freecashflows, pension liabilities and cap ex, ev/ebitda.
    gm looks pretty cheap here at 27.7 bil in cash & sec. with debt and pension liabilities at 17 bil. Govt and union influence a negative?
    Jun 10, 2011. 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Gold Mining Stocks Qualify as a Contrarian Trade? [View article]
    CH where you are wrong is that we are in US debt bubble not a gold bubble. The real bubble is parabolic USA Fed Debt. The fed govt is bailing out and stimulating everything that is failing...Big loser banksters, Homedebtors, State and Municipalities and govt entitlement programs.

    It is over. There is no way out at this point. If they cut spending and entitlements programs the entire economy drops a few notches lower and so does tax receipts...bigger deficits. if they keep printing the deficits continue to explode and more dollars are diluted.

    This is a currency issue that is going to implode.
    Jun 9, 2011. 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold and Dollar at Biggest Inflection Point of the Year [View article]
    Can some one address the debt destruction in the private sector vs the parabolic expansion of debt in the public sector especially fed govt level?
    Jun 7, 2011. 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Heading For Budget Collapse [View article]
    hey lk, since many of the n gas stocks have already bottomed and have started to move up anything look interesting at this point.
    No doubt nuclear should be abandoned over time. Disasters can wipe out regions for centuries.
    Jun 7, 2011. 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Value Investing 3: Undervalued Balance Sheet Cash [View article]
    Tech cos are notorious for giving out excessive stock compensation. Stock comp should be figured in as an ongoing business expense. this will lower the fcf yields somewhat. CSCO perfect example of the mgt feeding at the trough.
    goog is definately an interesting one. if it would just nosedive again.
    Jun 5, 2011. 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Valuation and U.S. Debt [View article]
    Bernank is a puppet of the big banks plain and simple. The guy is a _ _ _ _. Fill in the blank. Start with L.
    Also he is the great enabler allowing the crooked sell out politicians to cater to special interest groups like the NAHB or NAR or the Mtg bankers.
    HHHhttp://blogs.wsj.co...

    Fed stooges having a fun time joking about the housing bubble and was well aware of leh and bear.

    www.youtube.com/watch?...

    Listen to Mr. Two faced here in public.

    It is time for a total revamp of political system and Fed.
    Jun 5, 2011. 10:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Case-Shiller Down 5.1%: What Will Stop It? [View article]
    Eco I saw a 1.44% down deal recently on a near 500K house. probably FHA backed imo.

    The criminal activity continues.

    Be prepared the country will be sinking as a major dollar devaluation is on the way.
    Jun 4, 2011. 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Case-Shiller Down 5.1%: What Will Stop It? [View article]
    Yes you are locke but when rates go up to more normalized level your new buyer will be paying as much or more. So that so called bargain for you will not be so for your buyer int he future.
    Jun 4, 2011. 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And now, more bad GSE news, as the CBO says Fannie Mae (FNMA.OB) and Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB) will cost the government another $42B in the coming decade with their mortgage guarantees. The net cost of capital so far: about $130B, after $154B in capital less $24B in dividend payments. Frannie financed 63% of mortgages originated last year.  [View news story]
    77hudson.com/?utm_sour...

    FHA and FNMA busy bailing out developers in high end condos. Criminal this is happening over and over again even after these cookie jars are empty!!!
    Jun 4, 2011. 11:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New York City Home Prices Are Headed for Collapse [View article]
    77hudson.com/?utm_sour...

    fha and fnma busy bailing out developers again
    Jun 4, 2011. 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New York City Home Prices Are Headed for Collapse [View article]
    FHA financing has been propping up some of the past empty condo developments in the city. Once these projects became FHA approved they filled up quickly. This scam-fraud cannot last for ever. How these %$#@@&s get away with this fraud is amazing.
    Be prepared for economic and social calamity. The country has been completely taken over by special interest groups.
    Also the NYC metro has been massively propped by the forclosure process that has been non-existent the last 2 -3 years. The avalanche of homes is heading to market soon.
    Jun 3, 2011. 02:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Case-Shiller Down 5.1%: What Will Stop It? [View article]
    When house prices undershoot a historic multiple of income to house price in the local area and close to rental equivalents.

    Housing is no longer the driver of economic growth via massive debt expansion. We are tapped out. More realtors builders mtg brokers need to reskill.

    We are in deep deep deep trouble when the US govt cannot be bailed out. Printing money like madman to pay bills will come to an end. Be prepared.
    Jun 2, 2011. 01:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And now, more bad GSE news, as the CBO says Fannie Mae (FNMA.OB) and Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB) will cost the government another $42B in the coming decade with their mortgage guarantees. The net cost of capital so far: about $130B, after $154B in capital less $24B in dividend payments. Frannie financed 63% of mortgages originated last year.  [View news story]
    Toss in the current scam called the FHA and add in another few billion. Billion use to be a real big number. Trillions becoming the norm.
    we are toast as the free for all continues while abolutely nothing is resolved. the entire political system is broken and need for rebellious over throw.
    Jun 2, 2011. 01:29 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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