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  • 8% Of The Pre-Great Recession Workforce Still MIA  [View article]
    "The Hand" Knows; The Vigilant Steven Hansen.

    God Job => "Peering Through The Convoluted".

    There Is Much Fantasy When Two Sets Of Books Are Allowed/Legal.

    Math, as a Sum Of Functions, can be bent.
    Oct 7, 2012. 11:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    Benchmarks and Milestones !!!

    Event And Action !!!

    Thank All For The "Metered Discourse" and Contribution To The Information Stream !!!

    Remember, Seeking Alpha Is, usually, The First Step In Finding Alpha .

    Those Who Pay Attention Will Not Be Surprised.

    Pessimism Is, Optimism With Contingency.

    The "Big Bummer" Cometh .

    The Circus Continues => But The Clowns Grow Weary .

    Things Are Not Well In The World Of "Wide Ranging Finance".
    Mar 28, 2012. 12:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Employment: Return Of The Great Oscillation  [View article]
    Let Liberty Live Long !!!

    Cartel Is A Very Good Descriptor For The "Financial Fraudsters".

    The Legalization Of Fraud, With The Introduction Of "Level 3 Assets", Still Has Many Years To Play Out.

    The "Imbalance Of Compliance To ROI" is becoming thin, if not negative depending on the metric. Indifference becomes harder to rationalize for many. Revolution is now spoken of, openly in many nations.

    The second wave of Alt-A Loan bankruptcies will begin in earnest soon. March 2011 was the tail of the "Last Of The Resets", that originated during the "Fraud Fest" from 2003 to 2008.

    Those Derivative Piles Still Have Contracts To Be Dealt With.

    Estimated Off Accounting Book Assets That "Went To Zero" in 2008 was between 400 and 600 Trillion => 20 times the 2007 World GDP => All Nations !!!

    This is going to take a while to "Work Through" => Unless Debt Is Forgiven (unlikely) OR Forced War.

    The Iranian Central Bank Was Made A Target On Feb 5, 2012.

    From the US Department OF The Treasury Press Release:

    "On February 5, President Obama signed a new E.O. effective at 12:01 a.m. on February 6, that blocks (i.e., “freezes”) all property of the Government of Iran as well as all property of Iranian financial institutions, including the Central Bank of Iran.

    1. The E.O. blocks all property and interests in property of the Government of Iran, the Central Bank of Iran and all Iranian financial institutions (regardless of whether the financial institution is part of the Government of Iran) that are in the United States, that come within the United States, or that come within the possession or control of U.S. persons. Previously, U.S. persons were required to “reject,” rather than “block,” Iranian transactions."

    Consider The "Constitutionality" of the above mandate and ponder the Mirror.

    You Always Have Excellent Insight John Lounsbury !!!

    Safety Is A Function Of Awareness.
    Feb 6, 2012. 10:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Sea Cargo Baltic Dry Index Decline Recessionary?  [View article]
    You Never Disappoint Steven Hansen !!!

    "The Hand" Understands Epistemology.

    Suave Summary !!!
    Feb 6, 2012. 09:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    "Dominoes Of Confidence" => on a "Glacial Financial Scale".

    We Shall See If "20 times worth the entire world's GDP (Estimated 2007 American Dollars) Of "Derivatives" (Evaporated Before The "Repeal of Market" March 2009); Can be replaced with in 10 years.
    Feb 3, 2012. 11:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    "Freddie Mac bet billions against homeowners. " => Betting Against Knowing "What You Are Holding" !!!
    Feb 3, 2012. 11:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    do not give into the ruse of "Party/Club Affiliation".

    Action And Event Are The Only Measure.

    Fraud Is Rampant Among The "Connected".

    The "Circus Of Conflict" Is "Deception".

    When "Benefit" Is "Personal"; Why Would Not One, Pass "Legislature", With Out Reading Nor Pondering, Its Implications ?
    Feb 3, 2012. 11:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    The Swiss And The US American Have Been "Battling Finance" For Some Time => At the "Central Banking Level".

    Country Wide Was One Of The "Poster Children" Of The "Derivative Fraud Debacle". "Forced Sale" To B of A Because OF "Skeletons" Did Not Erase The 'Contracts'.

    Paper Trail, Exists Still, Through "Public Paper Trail"; It will take 5 to 7 years from 2009 to attempt to "Cover The Trail". Loan Owners Still Exist.

    Begin The Chase In Earnest !!!

    (unfortunately the lawyers will end up with most of the wealth, when this plays out.; Unless confidence wanes into reality.)

    Let Swiss Precision and Patience Be Unleashed !!!
    Feb 3, 2012. 11:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    The Watchful Rachael Granby Returns !!!

    It is Good to see you are up to contributing again, to the information pool.

    Munchkins (kids), are the greatest investment of all; Exceptional Dividends If Nurtured. I am sure a woman of astute observation will impart wisdom to her young.

    You Rock !!!
    Sep 20, 2011. 12:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Derivatives Bounce Back  [View article]
    The Complexity Of Corruption Is Vast.

    "Unwinding" Is Not Possible At This Point.

    March 3, 2009 is the day that this "Issue" became "Governmental", rather than,"Regulatory".

    K Street Effectively "Purchased" Value As You See Fit Accounting.

    Less And Less People Each Day Believe The Ruse Of "Solvency/Stability".

    To Assume Benevolence Is Foolish.

    Think About This => Only About "$75 Billion" in "Derivative Types" Were Effected By The Recent "Financial Rearrangement Act" That "Congress" Passed.

    Consider what that percentage is relative to the numbers presented in this article.

    The Macro Moves Slow; Action And Event Are The Only Measure.

    Do The Chinese Love T-Bills Anymore???
    Jun 4, 2011. 02:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • History Repeats Itself: Silver Futures Manipulation in 2011 Mimics Gold Futures Manipulation in 2008  [View article]
    Move the "Shell Game" To another "Commodity"; $400 to $600 (2007 Dollars) to Cover in Derivatives.

    How long do you think that would take to "Pay Back"??? Considering that it is, at Max, 20 Times The WORLD GDP for 2007.

    Things Are Not Well.

    Thank Goodness that March 2011 was the final "Tidal Wave" Of 2003 to 2007 Originated "Subprime/Fraud". (Dumb/Stupid Home Loans, and other)

    Alas, None have been prosecuted, and none of the "Root Causes" have been addressed.

    The "Derailment" Continues.

    Ron Paul, Is Still "Teaching" The "Original Precepts" Of The United States, To Large Audiences. Root Cause Analysis And Corrective Action Prescription => Is A Good Doctors Forte'.

    Not All Is Lost.

    Kindness Is Never Wasted.

    Complexity Favors The Sinister.

    The Complexity OF Corruption IS Vast.
    May 15, 2011. 01:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Death of Capitalism Redux  [View article]
    Lots Of Things Are "Made Priority" If History Is To Be "Sanitized".

    Why Would Anyone Wish To Rid "Old Cometary" ???

    More Than A "Year's Memory" Is A Must For "Seeing The Greater Scope".

    What Happened On March 3, 2009 ??? (Mark To Market Dies => Value As You See Fit Accounting Enacted => Fictitious Market Begins)

    Debt Eventually Consumes.
    May 14, 2011. 02:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Death of Capitalism Redux  [View article]
    "Ask yourself one question - do you really think that the world and markets are less transparent and more rigged than they were 50 years ago - 100 years ago - 150 years ago?" => Econdoc

    Absolutely. Consider This => "Markets" used to be more on the "Speed OF Society"; However Today, "Frontrunning By Algorithm" is more than just "Star Trek Fantasy".

    As Evidence In Contrarian => Real Event, Not Just News:
    Goldman Sachs Stolen Code Can Be Used To Manipulate Markets July 7, 2009:

    Go Along To Get Along ???

    To Assume Benevolence Is Foolish.

    I suggest that you attempt to find out about the "Venetian Empire" and "Derivatives"AD 1345. Interesting:
    Two Random Sources:

    Function Derives From Structure.

    I Am Aware Of J. S. Kim's "Skill At Deductive Reasoning"; He Considers More Than Most.

    Remember, "The Earth Was Flat Once".

    Other Things You May Wish To Research:

    "Dark Pools", "Level 3 Assets", "Securitized Investment Vehicles", Collateralized Debt Obligations", "Credit Default Swaps", "The Presidents Working Group On Financial Markets", "Glass-Steagall Act", "Grahm-Leach Financial Modernization Act",....

    You do not have to go very far "Down The Rabbit Hole" to find things "Strange".

    Observation Is The Key to Understanding.
    May 14, 2011. 02:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    Complexity Favors The Sinister.

    Fiction Reigns and "The Grape Vine" Confirms Observation.

    Will Anyone Believe, That The US Has "Intentions", To Pay Back The "Federal Reserve Note" Debt, If The "Ceiling" IS Raised ??? Spending is not slowing => August Default Either Way. Raising The Limit Will Be Slightly "Softer", Yet More Effective In Destruction.

    I doubt Miss Bair would go without "Pressure"; or maybe she "Sees The Writing On The Wall".
    May 11, 2011. 01:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    Old Trader => I Could Not Agree More With Your Character Assessment Of Miss Bair.

    It is unfortunate that she was "One Voice Screaming Against The Hurricane Of Deceit".

    Interesting Times.
    May 11, 2011. 12:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment