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  • T. Boone Pickens on Yahoo and the Price of Oil [View article]
    I apologize for being so cynical, but I don't think that GOVERNMENT tells the truth. Even if a credible individual such as Pickens were nominated for an "energy czar" position - congress would hire our friend Benny' from the Federal Self-serve instead..
    Aug 12, 2008. 04:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Regulate All Lenders [View article]
    I hate to say this, but the U.S. Government is in the same "business" as Wall Street. "Crack-down" = self-preservation in this climate. In these times, regulation doesn't lead to transparency - which is the only real solution to this mess (and many more messes in the future to come). Legislate disclosure and keep government and the Federal Mafia-Reserve out of it.
    Aug 12, 2008. 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Auction-Rate Security Mess: Read the Writing on the Wall [View article]
    Though entirely after the fact - How is it that the entire planet knew that real estate in the United States was in a bubble? What contributes to a bubble, or perhaps even more importantly, how a government tasked with "oversight" could have NOT seen that risk was pandered like the ol' hot potato and contributing to the bubble's size? So, for those seeking actual investment contributions, where is the next "bubble"? IT'S THE VALUE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR! -- off my soapbox.
    Aug 12, 2008. 01:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ranting About Risk [View article]
    I agree, however would emphasize that even after the subprime exposure "opps", risk is very much still underestimated. The opinion of this poster is that regulatory protectionism is removing or retarding the risk-transparency to the average individual with limited means to information. This is most notable with "bailouts", etc, which target one thing -- risk. We're all saddled with it, which is unfortunate in a [once] capitalist society.
    Aug 12, 2008. 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Dollar Shaking Off Risk Aversion [View article]
    *groooan* When durable goods optimism is centric upon military spending one has to cringe at the premise for your optimism. I might recommend considering to tread lightly with economic condition predictions based on sentiment in the short term.
    Jul 25, 2008. 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dead Cat Returns to Earth [View article]
    x2. "Permabulls" are everywhere, however this aspiring investor doesn't understand. Personally, I feel that all this Fed-invisible-hand-man... towards nationalism is simply to get through the election, otherwise all of Congress would be tossed out on the capital lawn. It's certainly not for investors, or citizens -- which is terrible.
    Jul 25, 2008. 10:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bust, Bail, Repeat: The U.S. Enters into an Ever-Worsening Cycle [View article]
    I agree with many of the comments on this forum, and that is the sad part. United States: Fat, dumb, lazy, completely bankrupt, and utterly divided -- those "with" vs. those "without"... But hey, the business might be dirty but the money is always clean.
    Jul 24, 2008. 01:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Pickens Plan' Comes in the Nick of Time [View article]
    The comments on this forum are evidence to me of how many people fail to think in terms of the aggregate. There is no magic fix for energy, and using wind and NG to OFFSET current demand is HUGE. The seeds Pickens is planting are significant from the perspective of this citizen. The back of Communism in the former Soviet Union was broken significantly due in part to "financial terrorism" (ha) and the manipulation of their currency. So it could very well be with the dollar... interesting for thought.
    Jul 24, 2008. 12:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How High Leverage Has Brought Down the Whole Banking Industry [View article]
    I agree, with the utter lack of transparency, the valuation is completely "unknown" and therefore risk prone. Personally, I think the Fed ought pull back, let the banks collapse and restore this false sense of security the market has in them. That in turn will lead to regulation so we don't end up here again, and again, and again. I shouldn't have to pay for poor default risk, and next is credit risk, and then what?! *sigh* If Washington only had a clue... even a $.05 K-Mart clue...
    Jul 18, 2008. 12:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Plan to Trade My Depressed GM Stock [View article]
    I could not agree more with "gearhead". Having been the unfortunate owner of a 1997 Ford Taurus procured in 1998. Within 5 years I had the following remove my consideration for a Detroit auto for the rest of my life: 3 transmissions, 5 starters, electrical problems (interior lights that would not shut off thus draining the battery) and finally a blown gasket that incapacitated the engine. I am 30 years old with many cars to purchase in my lifetime. Will I ever consider another Ford? NOPE, not even if the Cubs win the World Series -- UNLESS Ford showed up at my door with even a used Taurus that I could freely extract the remainder of value from the first. That being said, the real crux of the matter on transmissions was the local Aamco mechanic said the transmissions failed because on "some cars Ford left out a $.25 plastic tube". I now own Toyota, Nissan and BMW.
    Jun 27, 2008. 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dollar Destruction: My Wealth Inequality Manifesto [View article]
    Absolutely agree with this article. WW3 won't be about east vs. west, it will be those "with" vs. those "without"...

    Thanks W and incumbent congress for the catastrophic precedent you've set. You've successfully thrown a remarkable world state to the dogs. My generation has little to look forward to except demise and expense of many for the benefit of unremarkable few.
    Jun 26, 2008. 01:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Anything Worth Owning in the Auto Industry? [View article]
    Plain and simple. The "American 3" fail and to my knowledge are continuing to fail to sell what people want to buy. Unions are an easy target, however the other easy target is piss poor management with no vision or progressive leadership --- DUH! Perhaps one might like to expose what happened between autos and oil? They used to be kissing cousins, and now what? There is a lot more to this situation than silly gas prices and unions. Some other "invisible hand" is breaking the spine of not just Detroit but America as a result and the arrogant fail to realize it. I can tell you that due to quality and service I will never own a Ford for sure, and the part Ford ought to pay attention to is that I have a lot of earning power and many of cars left to purchase in my lifetime of which they are excluded from due to short term, bottom line decisions. Didn't GM sell the hybrid technology to Toyota for the prius? Nice move leadership -- nice move.
    Jun 26, 2008. 01:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment