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  • Home Construction Hits Another Low [View article]
    If the damn govt would get the F%$# out of housing market we may get house prices down to affordable levels vs incomes. Unfortunately this madman bernanke is determined to inflate assets again as a way to make homedebtors spend more. LOL!

    What a failure of a policy. Can't these imbeciles at the fed understand we spent ourselves into oblivion, while job growth and income gorwth has been stagnant for a decade or more.
    How does lower rates solve this problem?
    There is NO easy solution. Someone needs to stop this madman already.
    Oct 20 01:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • With conventional wisdom seeing QE as not a question of "if" so much as "how," Edward Harrison says that insider David Blanchflower buried the lead in casually noting the Fed can buy as many munis as it wants without approval - a Fed-led bailout of the states, to go along with a housing-market rescue.  [View news story]
    Bernanke has proven to be a complete imbecile. He could not see the biggest baddest housing/credit bubble in history and this guys is allowed to run the fed?
    So much power in the hands of a complete fool. Someone please fire this MFer.
    First in line for a handout will be the most derelict state of them all Ca.

    I see uprisings if this bonehead bernanke starts going awall trying to bailout a bunch of state losers.
    Oct 20 01:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is it really worth thinking about a mortgage mulligan... just canceling the whole market and rebooting? Radical, yes, but radically simple - though the aftershocks of wiping out 70% of GDP might be hard to swallow.  [View news story]
    Enough of these insane ideas. Just let capitalism work. winners win losers lose.
    Oct 18 02:16 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Playing the 2010 Gold Rush With Gold Dividend Stocks [View article]
    <<Undoubtedly the most famous of them all was the California Gold Rush which began in 1948.>>>
    1848-1859 it lasted.

    <<<Now gold trades above $1,300 and everyone and their neighbor is joining in the gold rush. Once again speculators all over the world are throwing caution to the wind to chase the allure of gold.>>>

    I asked 10 people: Do you own physical gold/silver--etf's or mining shares?
    1 owned physical silver. 1. Where is the mania???

    You remember houses? Houses went up insanely and few would listen when I warned of bubble. 2 of the 10 that did not listen to my housing bubble warning think gold is a bubble. LOL!
    You ain't seen notting yet. I do suspect a short term sharp correction soon to shake out a few traders, but I suspect gold is heading up to the that inflation adjusted high level of about $2300 and silver could roar to $50+.
    Oct 18 10:29 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher says the Fed can't help the economy alone, and that there is "ample liquidity" in the market that hasn't been put to work. Fisher also says the Fed needs the help of fiscal and regulatory authorities if it is to help the U.S. economy grow at a faster pace.  [View news story]
    Shut up idiot. These guys think they are gods. They missed/caused the biggest baddest credit/housing bubble in history but they are going to save us now???

    NOT!
    Oct 18 09:29 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Leveraged buyouts are experiencing a resurgence as cash-rich P-E firms hunt for investments. Barron's picked its top dozen LBO candidates, looking at firms with modest debt that trade for reasonable multiples of earnings and pretax cash flow. The targeted twelve: EBAY, DELL, YHOO, GPS, FIS, SWY, CSC, WDC, WHR, STX, GME, ARO.  [View news story]
    Do you want me to drum up all the failed --pricey acquisitions these PE clowns made over the last five years with other people's money of course?
    Yeah more rollups by these loser PE firms. They are experts at rollups and firing people. In many cases they are big failures. Look at the rollup specialist that used to be Cendant! A joke of an organization run by self serving PE leaders with no business mgt experience.
    Oct 18 08:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Leveraged buyouts are experiencing a resurgence as cash-rich P-E firms hunt for investments. Barron's picked its top dozen LBO candidates, looking at firms with modest debt that trade for reasonable multiples of earnings and pretax cash flow. The targeted twelve: EBAY, DELL, YHOO, GPS, FIS, SWY, CSC, WDC, WHR, STX, GME, ARO.  [View news story]
    Private equity firms are run by incompetent greedy people. These guys blew up and overpaid on a number of investments. why anyone gives them money is a real surprise.
    Oct 17 09:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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
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