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  • Gold vs. Treasuries: Which Do You Believe? [View article]
    Bernanke is a madman fool.
    Oct 14 10:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why QE2 Is Both Unnecessary and Foolish: Part I [View article]
    Foolish Ben should go back to his pampered job at princeton coming up with some other wacky economic destructive ideas.
    Good article Ca beach bum.
    Oct 14 10:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Trucking Data and Rail Data Are Diverging [View article]
    great stuff john. what about excess inventory build at the retailers, being to optimistic? and rail stealing some business from truck.

    Bernake's insane money printing will backfire at some pont and we will find out this economy is one big illusion and not self sustainable until we make the long term structural changes and policies to set the economy on a more balanced foundation.
    Oct 14 10:22 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold’s Wall of Worry [View article]
    Once these hedgers lose their insurance then it corrects. Calling a top is most difficult. However to put into to perspective we have a madman running the fed. we know how far things can run by the absurdity of the internet eyeball count and toxic mortgages. We are far from this long term bull market in gold ending
    One house I have followed in foreclosure, The Freeloader, bought the house for $535K with two loans of course a piggy back of $118K second and a 1st of $417K by you name it Countrywide of course.

    The freeloader is seeking a modification EVENTHOUGH the freeloader did not put one penny down. Guess whom owns the loan now? Fannie Mae!!!!!!!!! LOL!

    This is why our country will collapse within as millons upon millions of freeloaders decide they are entitled to not pay anymore.

    Please correct Gold 10-20%.
    Oct 12 08:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Beware the Third of November (When the FOMC Next Meets)? [View article]
    Nice work Cam.
    An economy based on asset inflation and ever more increasing debtloads is unsustainable, BUT the morons at the Fed are still trying to jumpstart the economy into spending into oblivion again.
    It does not work. You make a buck you spend 0.85 invest 0.10 and reserve 0.05. It is that simple. Simply spending 120% of income is failure and inflating house prices to levels of unaffordability does not work.

    Until house prices fall to an historic level of local incomes housing will be a problem in this country. But the corrupt fed will not allow it.
    Oct 12 12:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Metrics Growth Index: Hovering Near the Low [View article]
    It is hard to determine trend with the weighted composite index.

    Is this the reason?
    Intermodal is probably gaining market share vs. traditional shipping.

    www.ttnews.com/article......

    Intermodal traffic rose 17.3% in September from a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.

    Intermodal traffic was 0.2% higher than two years earlier, AAR said Monday. Rail carloads were up 7.7% from a year ago but down 7.5% from September 2008.

    “Intermodal traffic gains can be attributed to the upcoming holiday season and the number of railcars coming out of storage are not as significant as during the first few months of the year; all of which is evidence of a slow measured economic recovery,” AAR Senior Vice President John Gray said in a statement.
    Oct 12 11:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Employment Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words [View article]
    For the last 2-3 decades the economy has become lopsided toward excess consumption which put us ina big dbet hole. Unfortunately the fed and politicians policies are to jump start more of the same. it does not work. asset price inflation is niot a sound economic policy. Houses still remain overpriced vs local incomes. And we continue to hear propagandist pumping how housing is the most affordable. NOT!

    Based on a dumb monthly payment that is a moving target. What if rates increased to 6-7%? then you hav eno buyers at your cost basis. The Propagandist have made monthly payment a focus. Wrong.
    Oct 12 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Colgate Palmolive: Capital Appreciation and Steady Dividends [View article]
    Morningstar was pimping banks stocks in summer '08. One in particular i remember is Wachovia at $48 before it crashed.
    Oct 12 11:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bad News Is Out: Time to Buy Micron Technology? [View article]
    JJ pricing pressure has been there over the long term as with most tech. Unfortunately this mgt group takes a huge slug of stock awards every year negating any value build. It would probably make sense to paydown some more debt as it comes due. Stock buybacks only benefit management hiding the real big dilution.
    This appears to be more a cyclical trade as opposed the long term hold.
    Oct 12 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget $2000 an Ounce; Gold Set to Plummet [View article]
    <<<<While I believe I understand the author’s point that fear is what drives the precious metals market, I’m not certain a strong case is made for how this time is any different from the past>>>>

    360% total debt to GDP and Social security paying out $22 billion more so far this year than collecting.
    THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM?

    We got a problem. Unless we have dramatic cost cutting we are in deep trouble. and dramatic cost cutting will slow the economy some more and it will be painful. The only thing this fool bernanke understands is PRINTING MONEY. This is his solution to all problems along with politicians running up huge deficits.

    No doubt we are due for a re sharp correction in gold and silver but it will only be one in a longer term bull market until we get up to the inflation adjusted prices of 2300-2400. IMO.
    Oct 11 04:59 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Let Them Eat Quantitative Easing [View article]
    Corn based ethanol is total fraud. Big big mistake.

    Bennieboy bernanke thinks it is better to save a bunch of banksters and homedebtors while OBLITERATING the finances of retirees savers , poor and middle class as the price of Necessities SKYROCKET.

    Who elected this bald headed fool?

    It is time to remove this POS and his flawed policies.
    Oct 11 04:50 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Colgate Palmolive: Capital Appreciation and Steady Dividends [View article]
    I think cl is a good company but more than fairly valued. Better to wait for a lower entry price.
    Oct 11 04:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bad News Is Out: Time to Buy Micron Technology? [View article]
    Missed this one before the most recent pop. One thing bothered my is the huge amount of stock awards the mgt pulls in year in and year out for making shareholders zilch for years. it would be time for this bunch to get 0 options for an extended period of time or until shareholders are rewarded with a decent return. If the world economy holds together this one definately has upside, but......
    Oct 11 04:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Recovery Regaining Strength [View article]
    the last 30 years have been abnormal in America. Debts been piling up at record levels (360% total debt to gdp) and a menace in the federal reserve using articially low interest rates to spur asset inflation.
    The Debt Party is over and a restructured economy requiring greater savings, less consumption, much lower debts and investment in mfg can solve our problem. It will happen eventually, unfortunately those in charge want to continue down the old path which is a big failure.
    Oct 11 04:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Impending Banking Crisis: And You Thought Last Time Was Bad [View article]
    Bro asset values are over inflated and fannie and Freddie SHOULD put back all those fraudulent loans. AND the bank equity holders should be wiped out first and bonds holders tke a haircut before the Fed govt steps in again!
    Oct 10 02:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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