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  • Deposits over €100K at the Bank of Cyprus will be taxed at 62.5%, sources tell Reuters. The figure is far greater than officials originally indicated. Customers will get 37.5% of their deposits over the €100K threshold in bank shares while the remainder of their cash "may never be paid back."  [View news story]
    there is the other side of the coin. germany has benefited a lot from exports
    Apr 16 04:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Let's Get Ready To Rumble [View article]
    ...custody of JPM...that makes you feel warm and fuzzy I take it?
    Apr 10 02:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Let's Get Ready To Rumble [View article]
    right on. all these people sell is opinion. if they knew how to make money they wouldn't need to sell opinion. just go buy physical at any price and hold. less hassle and you are guaranteed to be up in a few years.
    Apr 10 02:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another sentiment-related warning sign for stocks (previous) is heavy bearish opinion on Treasurys. CFTC data show small speculators net short at levels typically preceding an imminent bull move in bond prices, writes The Fat Pitch. Professionals? A BAML survey finds 53% of fund managers underweight bonds, the lowest weighting in Treasurys since May 2011 - a pretty fair time to get long. [View news story]
    yeah right negative inflation environment only with the bogus government stats - not the real world. the real inflation rate is 9%. of course all the things that count (food, fuel) do not count in their bogus indicators.
    Mar 27 09:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed is considering abandoning its plan to eventually sell the trillions of dollars of bonds it's bought and just let them mature instead. The move would prevent the disruption of markets that might come with big sales, and it would prevent any losses if and when interest rates rise, not to mention any subsequent criticism from Capitol Hill. There might be some economic benefits too. [View news story]
    point is i'd have most in cash not some....bonds are in bubble territory
    Mar 10 12:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed is considering abandoning its plan to eventually sell the trillions of dollars of bonds it's bought and just let them mature instead. The move would prevent the disruption of markets that might come with big sales, and it would prevent any losses if and when interest rates rise, not to mention any subsequent criticism from Capitol Hill. There might be some economic benefits too. [View news story]
    i'd hold something other than TLT though...
    cash
    Mar 8 03:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bottom Drops Out Of ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury And Bearish Signs Increase [View article]
    I find that people like you take advantage of what socialism affords them but very conveniently hide that fact. Next time you drive your car on a road think about where that road comes from, or next time send your kids to school think about where that school appears from and who pays the teachers... or for that matter firemen and cops....
    Whether you call it "cooperative" or "socialist" policies is just semantics - it's one and the same. Means you pool money together to achieve a common good.
    As for pecksniffing seems like you have to look closer at home....
    Feb 15 07:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The most exciting returns are to be had from an asset class where those who know it best love it least. What does it say when the first pick by Bill Gross at the Barron's Roundtable is gold? Gross isn't calling for an imminent bond bear market, but he doesn't see much upside either. For a fixed-income substitute, he recommends (what else) his BOND ETF, which trounced the competition in its first year and just added the use of derivatives to its toolbox. [View news story]
    no you are correct. rates may stay like this for a while still but it seems much more likely they will be going up. especially considering the fed buying seems to have less and less impact on the bond market now.
    Feb 10 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stunning Bond Collapse Will Be Gold's Gain [View article]
    really? i thought there were quite a lot of facts. if you call interpretation of these facts speculation then maybe. but that's why it's called opinion. however, there is hardly any other conclusions to be drawn by the facts he listed.
    Feb 8 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stunning Bond Collapse Will Be Gold's Gain [View article]
    the only way out of this is austerity. no country has ever gotten out of a recession by devaluing and extending it's indebtedness. the fed chose the wrong path and it will be the end of the US.
    what do you do when you barely can pay your credit card bills...open a new line of credit? well that's what the US is doing....
    UK is on the right path.
    Feb 8 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The most exciting returns are to be had from an asset class where those who know it best love it least. What does it say when the first pick by Bill Gross at the Barron's Roundtable is gold? Gross isn't calling for an imminent bond bear market, but he doesn't see much upside either. For a fixed-income substitute, he recommends (what else) his BOND ETF, which trounced the competition in its first year and just added the use of derivatives to its toolbox. [View news story]
    oh really? you ever heard of cooperatives?
    so if you don't argue with somebody of his "caliber" why did you reply?
    Feb 4 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The most exciting returns are to be had from an asset class where those who know it best love it least. What does it say when the first pick by Bill Gross at the Barron's Roundtable is gold? Gross isn't calling for an imminent bond bear market, but he doesn't see much upside either. For a fixed-income substitute, he recommends (what else) his BOND ETF, which trounced the competition in its first year and just added the use of derivatives to its toolbox. [View news story]
    no. the government is the puppet. bill gross controls the government :)
    Feb 4 11:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The most exciting returns are to be had from an asset class where those who know it best love it least. What does it say when the first pick by Bill Gross at the Barron's Roundtable is gold? Gross isn't calling for an imminent bond bear market, but he doesn't see much upside either. For a fixed-income substitute, he recommends (what else) his BOND ETF, which trounced the competition in its first year and just added the use of derivatives to its toolbox. [View news story]
    How is it applicable here? Gross is not selling gold...
    Feb 2 11:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bottom Drops Out Of ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury And Bearish Signs Increase [View article]
    i don't know how to phrase it more clearly for you - there is no true capitalism or socialism. since we live together in a community we need socialist policies - we need government. capitalism exists hand in hand with socialism and capitalism needs government as much as socialism does. capitalism will turn into something quite different if the regulatory bodies of government do not exist to enforce rules.
    capitalism and socialism separation exists only in theory and in the mind of extremists and perhaps simpletons like yourself.
    if you don't get this then i am sorry.
    Jan 29 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The backup in Treasury yields - with the 10-year hitting 2% today for the first time in nearly a year - is a buying opportunity, according to Capital Economics' John Higgins. One datapoint of interest: In 7 major tightening cycles since the early 1970s, the trough in Treasury yields occurred an average 7 months before the first Fed Funds tightening. [View news story]
    the rates can stay artificially low but the bond market may not necessarily follow the same pattern...
    Jan 28 06:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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