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  • Investors Warming Up to Equities, Cooling Down on Bonds [View article]
    Yes u and your wall street buddies are going to try like hell to get the sheeple back in after the 70% move off the bottom. Bargains right?
    NOT! But they are pumping the bullish rhetoric. I guess the word came down from Bennie the Madman Bernanke and govt officials that FHA and GMAC/Americredit will open up the spiggot to allow the debt Zombies to buy a house or car with little down.

    Right! yes that is exactly what is happening. Bernanke is money printing in our faces but behind the scenes FHA and GMAC/Americredit going to go wild. Real fundamentally sound economy folks. Yippee Horray.
    Dec 9 05:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wholesale Inventories Jump: Good News or Warning? [View article]
    Retailers are already marking down stuff weeks before christmas. Coach pocket books were like target practice for women. 50-70% off. $400 for $100. Booyaaa I saved money.
    Margins are under pressure. If your going to squander money why not make'em pay for it.
    Complacency is coming back to the markets. Wait for the next event to hit then panic ensues rather quickly.
    Dec 9 05:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks Look to Break Out, But if Dollar Strength and Rising Yields Continue - Look Out [View article]
    This is exactly what the perma tech bulls did back after internet bust thinking they would scoop up some tech bargains at 50% off the highs which later dropped another 50%. LUzzer comes to mind (great buy at 35 then 30 then 20 a steal then 18 then all in at 10 oops $2 broke and depressed. same with Crisco.
    Nick any thoughts on dell or hpq since u mentioned intc and crisco.
    Dec 9 04:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Home Prices Double-Dipping at Zillow [View article]
    Yeah Stone and the same goes for outrageous bloated prices too.

    We need Ying Yun to pump out some sunny bubbly predictions how its a great time to buy & sell a house today. Parasites!
    Dec 9 04:47 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Vehicle Market Is Coming Back to Life [View article]
    1. Luxury cars---It should be NO surprise that stock prices have blasted off the last year and a half so people especially higher end with larger stock portfolios are feeling a little better. Yes bernanke's Bubblenomics worked in this case to get some people to spend a little more.

    2. www.nytimes.com/aponli...
    Sub-prime auto loans are increasing rapidly. Is this a surprise to anyone??????????? The govt OH I mean paying taxpyers are footing the risks for this bill.

    3. Used car values. UUUHHHHHH CASH FOR CLUNKERS?

    4. I believe we are on a 12.5 mil sales pace that seems like a far cry from 16 mil + a year.

    All influenced by a damn out of control Fed and govt on debt steroids. There is your demand.
    Dec 9 04:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The tech sector is "embarking on a new growth spurt" in the U.S., adding 47K jobs so far this year, says Moody's. Tech's seen a 15% employment growth rate in 2010, as compared to a 11% rate for the overall economy. Government stimulus has helped, along with rising demand for products in Asia and Latin America.  [View news story]
    Good point Harry. Too many industries in the US are subsidized (especially housing and finance) whereas tech took a beating after the internet bubble. The tech markets were cleared of malinvestment relatively quickly. Tech offers a few values.
    Dec 9 11:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing, Economy Still Troubled - What Planet Are the Bulls On? [View article]
    I am starting to think we see no recovery for 5-10 years in the housing market......meaning little to no appreciation in prices.

    WHY?

    The FHA is going on the rampage writing phony low down mtgs now. Not just for low income areas but for middle to high end condos and homes. It is amazing but true.

    These phony loans backed by those those pay taxes will get the shaft again. And you never can really pinpoint who is responsible so you can call them up and drill'em about it.

    IMO the country has already reached the tipping pojnt. The last gasp will come when the rest of the world decides we are not as important to global commerce anymore then wham. It is not the end of the world but unless the RESPONSIBLE people protect their wealth (Savers---Retirees) you will be wiped out.
    Dec 9 11:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed's QE2 Intervention: A Disaster in the Works? [View article]
    Bro you remind me of those I was warning about housing and internet bubbles. They thought I was just a sour puss and I did not like it that they were making all this money. Now I just laugh thinking the losses they sustained to have such an arrogant stance. No admission of their blunders just the same entitlement attitude rampant across America. The economy needs a massive flush of the system to rid it of such corrupt, selfish and unethical behavior. Bring it on already so this country can move forward in an equitable manner.
    You should run for political office or work for a media outlet ramping up bright sunny articles.
    Dec 9 11:12 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dangerous Developments in U.S. Creditworthiness [View article]
    I bet that word from the fed to Wall street banksters that easy loans will be picking up.
    It is happening all around fha and GMAC/Americredit.
    www.nytimes.com/aponli...
    www.mortgageloan.com/a...

    We are treated like the clueless sheeple so no wonder all of a sudden in recent weeks the banksters turn massively bullish.

    PHONEY LOANS REVVING UP. WATCH!
    Dec 8 06:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dangerous Developments in U.S. Creditworthiness [View article]
    Mark great article and good to see that you understand our country's predicament.
    It is real serious, but the ZOMBIEs that permeate our land especially in CA who continually reward poor derelict political behavior are lining up at the Fed window looking for a bailout. They must be turned down for their recklessness.

    Just take a look over the last 3 decades. The US basically dominated economic activity. This is no longer the case and our enemies are starting to get comfortable with their new powers over us.

    There is no easy way out of this disaster. Austerity, money printing inflation deflation we are going to face a brick wall soon. the choices will have run out and then Bang----chaos. I just cannot tell u when but the day is getting closer. Our system is totally broken both politically and economically dominated by corporations and the billionaires. The people will regain it back after some real wild times. good luck to us all.
    Dec 8 04:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Second Leg of Home Price Declines Is Afoot [View article]
    Good news. Fannie and Freddie going to pick up pace of modifications. LOL!
    More of the same crooks looting the country and doing it right in the face of the public, but the idiot public are like zombies voting in the same losers year after year especially in CA and MA.
    Also sub-prime auto loans picked up vs last year by over 8%. Govt GMAC/Americredit revving up the phony loans again.
    Dec 8 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • At least they're realistic: Nearly six in 10 Americans think that housing recovery is at least two years away, according to a RealtyTrac/Trulia survey. More than a third say flawed foreclosures are partly at fault. Nearly half say they'd think about halting payments if their home went underwater, up from 41% in May.  [View news story]
    A bunch of homedebtor dreamers.
    Dec 7 01:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Metrics Institute: Not Much to Cheer About [View article]
    maybe the consumer metric institute cannot factor in the wave after wave of govt fraud loans hitting the economy like FHA and GMAC/Americredit. Do not fool yourself that sustainable demand has magically come back to this ponzi economy.
    It has not and nothing structurally has changed to transform this economy relying less on real estate transactions and retail spending.
    Dec 7 01:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reasons to Be Fearful About the Stock Market [View article]
    I hold two Ph.Ds

    SO

    Does not bernanke and his cohorts at the fed hold such degrees too?

    Your all in lopsided bet could put you under or make you a fortune. Good luck.
    Dec 7 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Reasons to Be Fearful About the Stock Market [View article]
    savelife you are looking in the rear view mirror of 2008-2009. Your deflationary scenario played out well when everything collapsed except treasuries the dollar and cash, but Bernanke will not stop printing money. Why? Cuz he will not stop, deficits loom large and he will be monetizing the treasury debt.

    Bernanke will not be able to get out of his trillion in bond holdings without sending rates higher so he will keep buying. Your inverse etf's are getting eaten alive by the month if your scenario does not play out. I am not placing such a lopsided bet as you since I could be wrong.
    In weimar germany, hyper Inflation struck first then deflation in the gluts of commodity assets due to overproduction.

    Gold, it will tank to its industrial and jewelry value @ $300.00 per ounce,
    As for this statement this is clueless statement. Did you know that the all in cost to produce gold is something like 850 an ounce now? It is going up because alot of the easy attainable gold has been dug up and it is taking more expertise/expense to explore and develop new mines.
    Dec 7 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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