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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    And prices in good areas have been bid up by financial companies. Where I live, a burb of LA, prices are basically back to where they were before the crisis.
    Feb 5 08:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    As I wrote I'm not an anti Ben because his policies were directed more by circumstances than anything else. But when you say savers you imagine mom and pop golfing in FL during their golden years. That's one side of the problem; the two richest clients I had in banking in Europe were first a baker and second a guy who was selling hot dogs. I can't imagine these people producing an annuity by trading FB or AAPL. But savers are in majority pension funds and pension funds have a big problem; they have fixed commitments they must honor with bonds yielding 2.5%. And that's really difficult. So difficult that pension funds are all underfunded. Furthermore, the biggest pension funds are for government employees and tax payers are on the dole for them. To that, one must also take into consideration that in the last 13 years the annual return of the S&P is about 1.4% (without dividends). It makes for a tough jobs for savers. Traders, if good, are in a better situation but beware the day CalPers turns into a day trader!
    Jan 31 10:43 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    My Mustang is 8 years old but they last forever if taken care of.
    Jan 31 09:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I think Ben was a good chairman. I did what he could which what he had. He never got arrogant and I liked his communication. Now the system and the social mood being what it is, there is no chairman or chairwoman who can repair it. I can imagine how long he would have last if he would have pulled a Volker in 2010.
    Jan 31 09:30 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    By the way, congrats and thanks for your new font and presentation policies, it makes for a really more comfortable reading.
    Jan 24 09:24 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Inflation And Deflation Can Peacefully Coexist [View article]
    That sums it up.
    Jan 23 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Catching Up On The Week [View article]
    IT, I like your logic. Now somebody could write a thesis in the way; Inflation is not the opposite of deflation; how they can happen together in a perfectly controlled world.
    As to The Buddha ( I liked that one), I will personally miss him. I'm not in the position to really judge his actions but I liked his communication and demeanor. He never got arrogant or condescending. At least we got that.
    Jan 19 07:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    And you remember when you used to go to Blockbuster to rent a movie? They employed 20,000 people. Now you stream from Netflix and they employ 2,000 people. It's scary.
    Jan 17 08:55 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boost Your Dividend Yield [View article]
    That's a good clarification. I would even say that if you decide to use this technic, you should consider this part of your capital as devoted to a new asset class; the covered call asset class. These are not bonds or stocks. Of course, if you own say AAPL for 5 years don't sell calls trying to squeeze another couple of percent out of your position because you may spend a lot of money chasing the stock higher.
    Jan 16 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Five Major Underreported Economic Threats [View article]
    Yep, excellent article. And we just have to wait for the new; 'it's only subprime"!
    I read the first indication of this last week from a reputable stocks sell side outfit (I won't name it because they write on SA); unemployment and participation rate are of no concern because it's only the top 30% that consumes!
    Sure, no problems.
    Jan 16 01:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    If anything happens after this report, I have a bridge to New Jersey to sell to you.
    Jan 16 08:56 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Re Europe; if anyone really think the US economy is getting better, you can put Europe in the bag too ; "Can you stand up? I do believe it's working. Good." (Pink Floyd).
    Jan 10 08:39 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More On Healthcare: Agreeing On The Questions [View article]
    "If the benefits don't justify the cost, and the market was free, then no one will pay for those improvements." Most of healthcare spending is like lottery; people buy hope. I've been the witness of the passing away of 2 elder people and believe me, they'd have done anything to postpone the trip. Of course, Docs were always ready to please like a bypass surgery on somebody with generalized cancer and 80 years of age.
    Jan 9 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    He keeps his job because the more lawsuits, the more fines the higher the stock price goes. Go figure.
    Jan 8 10:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interventionism And The Decay Of The Market Order [View article]
    You make some valid and depressing points. As to the best course for an investor, just listen to them; it's difficult enough as it is.
    Jan 6 01:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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