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  • The Fed: There Is No Bubble, There Is No Timeline, There Is No Exit Strategy [View article]
    >Yes, the Fed did cause the booms and ultimately the busts we have had since the 20's

    You're skipping over the vast majority of economic history. Who caused the far more common booms and busts prior to the existence of the Fed?
    Sep 18 06:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed: There Is No Bubble, There Is No Timeline, There Is No Exit Strategy [View article]
    >Not hard to see which one "get's it"

    Chris Crocker and Jenna Marbles have millions of followers, so by your logic they must REALLY get it.
    Sep 18 01:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yellen: Where No Man Has Gone Before [View article]
    >Fiat is only as good as the confidence placed in it by the human beings subject to its whims.

    This is no different than any form of money, including precious metals or seashells.
    Sep 16 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inflation Is Killing My Retirement: How I'm Dealing With It, Part 2 [View article]
    >You think they measure inflation the same way they do in 1980?

    Why should they? The world is a different place than it was in 1980. Computers were just becoming mainstream. I don't expect doctors to diagnose disease the same as 1980, either. I expect the procedure to improve. The CPI basket changes over time, as it should.

    As far as government conspiracies, the CPI figures are highly correlated to the BPP numbers. Are those numbers bunk, too?
    Sep 16 10:36 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yellen: Where No Man Has Gone Before [View article]
    >*none* of Peter's major predictions will happen.

    I'm not sure why he decided to make himself into a caricature with his ridiculous economic predictions and doom-saying. Because I've heard him in long-form interviews that go beyond economic forecasts (of which he's been terrible), and he sounds far less "crazy", with a lot of interesting ideas and understandings.
    Sep 16 10:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Pettis China 'Long Landing' Hits An Air Pocket [View article]
    >if theirs were operating within free markets it would have all come crashing down by now.

    If only free markets existed anywhere on the planet...

    Investing decisions are best made on the merits of the way things are, not the way things should or could be.
    Sep 8 08:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley sours on Ford [View news story]
    > salmon get to spawn when they finally get there

    Then they die.
    Sep 8 01:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Market Correction Now Would Be The Best Scenario [View article]
    >"now telling clients to "shift out of U.S. stocks and into international markets."

    Perhaps because on a relative basis there are cheaper international stocks and fewer and fewer bargains in US markets?

    I hardly see that as a warning signal for an impending crash. Lumping this recommendation in with Peter Schiff's "The big crash is coming" call is pretty disingenuous.

    Also, a side note, but since when do we refer to people without post-graduate degrees in Economics, like Mr. Schiff, "economists"? That title should carry a little more weight than "someone who holds an opinion on economics", otherwise it's a useless attribution.
    Sep 8 01:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is Peter Schiff Recommending People Save Worthless Dollars? [View article]
    >Demand only increases prices in the short run.

    Okay, that makes sense.
    Sep 8 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is Peter Schiff Recommending People Save Worthless Dollars? [View article]
    >It's not really a debatable concept.

    Did the availability of easy mortgages for everyone drive the prices of houses up or down? Why should it be different with vehicles?

    It seems to me that easy credit increases demand, which increases prices, at least in theory.
    Sep 8 09:22 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A billion reasons for Tesla Motors to pick Nevada [View news story]
    >that BEV is called a Model S

    That car is $100,000. That will hardly displace the ICE for 99% of the car-driving population.

    Yes, I know about the Model III. But until we see that building it is actually possible, I'll hold off on calling for the end of the gas car.
    Sep 5 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yield On Cost: A Vitally Important Consideration For Retired Investors [View article]
    >I especially like the number referred to as total return!

    The fact that you mock a measure with the simple purpose of determining the combined (income and cap. appreciation) increase in value of an investment, as if such a measure is irrelevant, says everything.
    Sep 5 10:55 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The World Financial System Is Rife With 'Stimulus' Junkies [View article]
    >No doubt Pampano Frog figures that if it hasn't rained in a long time, it never will.

    As opposed to the strategy of calling for rain every day, and boasting about your prediction when it inevitably does?
    Sep 5 10:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Soaring On Momentum, But Still Risky [View article]
    Amazing that the author managed to rile up both the bulls and bears with this article. Nice work!
    Sep 5 10:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Soaring On Momentum, But Still Risky [View article]
    >and he is definitely not some kind of sleek salesman.

    You don't get to the top of the heap without being a sleek salesman. But, I don't think that's a negative.
    Sep 5 10:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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