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  • 2 Stocks That Could Help You Capitalize on the Apartment Rental Market [View article]
    Sure, I've done that. So, what you meant to say is, "While insiders have been unloading FCE shares near the stock's 52-week high, it doesn't scare me into taking it off my watch list." Have I got it straight now?

    That's a ringing endorsement, for sure.
    Apr 5, 2011. 08:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Housing Stocks That Could Blast Higher This Summer [View article]
    I would not go anywhere near a home builder stock as long as there are a gazillion empty houses already on the market (and lots empty that aren't on the market at the moment for various reasons but will be at some point). There is going to be a glut of pre-existing homes for sale for a long, long time in this country. As long as that's the case, I wouldn't buy shares in a home builder with someone else's money, much less with my own. No thanks.
    Apr 5, 2011. 08:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More violence in the Yemeni city of Taiz as security forces again fire on protesters one day after killing at least ten. With counter-terrorism operations ground to a halt, the U.S. now sees President Saleh as a liability rather than ally in the fight against al-Qaeda. "He needs to step aside," says an unnamed U.S. official.  [View news story]
    I would guess that a lot of our allies (both former and soon-to-be former) see Obama and the U.S. as liabilities now. Cooperative countries/leaders (as odious as some of them might be) are the first in line to get the boot, while our enemies (like Iran and Syria) get to go about their business unmolested and often even uncommented upon. Odd how that works with this administration.
    Apr 5, 2011. 08:40 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The GOP has a plan to slash $4T from the deficit over the next ten years, more than the president's debt commission has proposed. The program includes a statutory cap on actual discretionary spending as a percentage of the economy, changes to Medicare and Medicaid (ending those programs' status as direct payers of costs), lower taxes, and a wider tax base.  [View news story]
    Exactly. A serious plan...finally. And not a chance in hell of it going anywhere in DC.
    Apr 4, 2011. 11:37 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Libyan rebels look set to ship their first order of oil as a tanker is due to enter the eastern port of Tobruk to load up with a cargo of crude. Oil is off slightly, but remains near multi-year highs at $108/barrel.  [View news story]
    Well, that's a relief! I was worried that all those millions upon millions of dollars of U.S. military ordnance and American military personnel putting their lives at risk might be for nothing, and we wouldn't keep the oil flowing for the Italians, French and the rest of the Euros.
    Apr 4, 2011. 09:36 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Stocks That Could Help You Capitalize on the Apartment Rental Market [View article]
    "While insiders have been unloading FCE shares near the stock's 52-week high, it doesn't scare me away."

    "Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours."

    FCE might well be a fine company/investment, but these two statements seem to not quite jibe with each other. How can you be [not] "scared away" from a stock you don't own and have no immediate plans to own?
    Apr 4, 2011. 09:13 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A private survey shows headline Australian inflation surging even as the core rate slows to the lowest in a decade. With core being the policy driver, TD Securities lowers its projection of RBA rate hikes from 100 to 50 basis points. The aussie hits another new record before pulling back to unchanged at $1.0376. Aussie shares +0.6%.  [View news story]
    The Aussies just haven't learned the proper method for dealing with inflation yet. That is:

    1) close your eyes
    2) click your heels together 3 times
    3) say over and over, "I believe in Ben, I believe in Ben, I do believe in Ben"...and say it like you meant it too!

    And, presto! Inflation is gone! Silly Aussies. Get on board the Self-Delusion Train with us!
    Apr 4, 2011. 07:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New iShares High Dividend ETF Offers High Quality Yield [View article]
    I see no reason to buy this instead of just putting together my own basket of some/all of the top 10 holdings in it. A do-it-yourself basket could have a higher yield and without losing the expense ratio. Not much point in this thing that I can see other than iShares having something new to market.
    Apr 2, 2011. 12:34 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unilever (UL +0.1%) complies with a "request" from China to postpone planned price increases on soap and noodle prices following panic buying by consumers earlier this week. Proctor & Gamble (PG +0.9%) is considering a similar move. That's one way to lick inflation.  [View news story]
    I'm guessing the Chinese gov't won't be having any buttons made up for this time around.
    Apr 1, 2011. 02:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unilever (UL +0.1%) complies with a "request" from China to postpone planned price increases on soap and noodle prices following panic buying by consumers earlier this week. Proctor & Gamble (PG +0.9%) is considering a similar move. That's one way to lick inflation.  [View news story]
    Yeah, but he didn't have to campaign on the idiotic idea. :-) Ford does at least get credit for the W.I.N. buttons? Or is my memory worse than usual today?
    Apr 1, 2011. 02:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Unilever (UL +0.1%) complies with a "request" from China to postpone planned price increases on soap and noodle prices following panic buying by consumers earlier this week. Proctor & Gamble (PG +0.9%) is considering a similar move. That's one way to lick inflation.  [View news story]
    Yes, government price controls always work so well. Gerald Ford always credited that idea with winning him the presidency in 1976.
    Apr 1, 2011. 01:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Let's Talk About a Realistic Energy Policy [View article]
    Great article. Be nice if we had some political leadership with enough of a clue to figure this out (and I mean both gaggles of idiots...Dems and Reps) or at least enough sense to listen to people who have, but it'll never happen. Makes way too much sense for the U.S. gov't to ever take this route. We seem to be permanently "stuck on stupid" re: energy policy in this country.
    Apr 1, 2011. 09:40 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Middle East regime change is not good for oil supplies, says Jeff Rubin. Iranian oil production has never come close to recovering its pre-Shah levels. Same thing in Iraq. Those hoping that Gaddafi's fall will bring new investment and a surge in Libyan production are likely to be disappointed.  [View news story]
    And this, which I think they refer to as "smart diplomacy" in the White House these days.

    www.politico.com/news/...
    Apr 1, 2011. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So-called U-6 total unemployed continued its downward trajectory this month, falling another 2/10 of a point to 15.7% - down from 17% as recently as last November. Total unemployed ticked lower across all time frames - except "27 weeks and over" which climbed to 6.12M from 5.99M in March. (Employment Situation)  [View news story]
    Yeah, funny how they pretended the U-6 number didn't exist when it looked a lot worse than the headline unemployment rate. Strange coincidence that. Completely agree on the participation rate being more important. That mostly hasn't budged from near the all-time lows.
    Apr 1, 2011. 09:05 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Middle East regime change is not good for oil supplies, says Jeff Rubin. Iranian oil production has never come close to recovering its pre-Shah levels. Same thing in Iraq. Those hoping that Gaddafi's fall will bring new investment and a surge in Libyan production are likely to be disappointed.  [View news story]
    And if you thought the Libya situation was as confused at it could get, think again!

    www.nytimes.com/2011/0...
    Apr 1, 2011. 07:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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