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  • Signal Of Distress In The Electricity Sector [View article]
    Good observation. I have noticed the same thing. I think that there is excess capacity and the retail consumer is benefiting from it. I get calls almost daily to lower my rate. One thing I have noted is providers are only offering the lower rate for six months. Interesting.
    May 23, 2012. 09:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hussman: Recession Is Still Coming [View article]

    It is an election year, there will be no recession until 2013.
    Dec 20, 2011. 12:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Soars And Natural Gas Withers: But the Energy Singularity Is Not Forthcoming [View article]

    Actually petroleum based products are much more combustible than natural gas.

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    "[Natural gas] doesn't explode anywhere near as easily as gasoline. Natural gas is lighter than air, so if it leaks -- not likely, as natural gas tanks are literally bulletproof -- it dissipates harmlessly into the air. Natural gas will only burn in certain concentrations, and its ignition temperature is about 1,200 degrees -- roughly twice that of gasoline. (In fact, in the event of a fire, the tanks are designed to vent the fuel before the fire gets hot enough to ignite it.) Compare that to gasoline, which is highly volatile, stored in simple plastic or metal tanks, and produces fumes that sink and pool near the ground."
    Nov 17, 2011. 10:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Europe And The U.S.: Too Big To Fail, Too Big To Bail? [View article]

    Nice piece. Maybe the title should add the caption "Too Big to Succeed"? This is how I feel about our own government.
    Nov 9, 2011. 12:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monday Market Madness - Berlusconi Does Hamlet [View instapost]
    Bloomberg's statement is a circular argument. Doesn't Congress work for Wall Street and Bloomberg and Obama and ???

    Bloomberg was a good politician until he let his thug cops loose on the OWS. All it proved is that Wall Street is his first priority.
    Nov 9, 2011. 12:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Welcome To The Drunken Chicken Market [View article]

    Another good article. I agree with your general thesis and applaud your advice to relax. Too many investement advisors act "twitchy" and take a short-term (almost daily) view of the market rather than a long-term macro view. The market is working itself out right now and patient investors will be rewarded. The summer was a good time to dollar cost average in my opinion.
    Oct 14, 2011. 09:47 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Unfortunate Math Behind Our Economic Plight [View article]
    Maybe this explains why some are tarding at less than book value now. Graham and Dodd would be dooling except that the value is not creditable.
    Oct 13, 2011. 12:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Balance Sheet Recession Is Really A Consumer Crisis [View article]

    Maybe we should have just banned lobbying and paid our politicians like athletes. Then they could have been free to do the right things for us. It would have been small cost compared to the damage they have done.
    Oct 13, 2011. 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Balance Sheet Recession Is Really A Consumer Crisis [View article]
    I hope that your logic leads to more affordable tickets too.
    Oct 13, 2011. 12:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Unfortunate Math Behind Our Economic Plight [View article]

    The "appearance of recovery" is exactly the right phrase. The smoke and mirrors worked for about three years. The reality is that the recovery is not deep-rooted and the government has not made it easier for people to stomach by actually doing well...nothing at all. As such we now have OWS a growing social movement, which is relatively peaceful for now.

    Perhaps if our government had put some of these dirty bankers in jail it would have appeared more like reform than business as usual. The healthcare act and the jobs bill were also nothing but smoke and mirrors.
    Oct 12, 2011. 10:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Surprisingly, Optimism Is Still Out There [View article]

    Nice article and excellent comment. I agree that the secret to financial success is to invest patiently and intelligently while living below one's means. I am optimistic that over the long haul, we will eventually get it right (this country usually does) and the market will return but in the meantime I stand by what I have written above.

    In the word of Bill the Cat, "Ack!"
    Oct 5, 2011. 12:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On The Recent Gold Pullback: Observe The Fundamentals [View article]
    Good post Avi. Another good hedge against deflation is a healthy helping of cash.
    Oct 4, 2011. 09:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Q2 Portfolio Review And Update [View article]
    Old Trader,

    I am looking forward to your Q3 results too. My investment strategy is eerily similar to yours. I also use SDS as a favorite "tool" to hedge from time to time. I think that now is a good time to dollar cost average for those with available funds.
    Oct 3, 2011. 12:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Killer Wave Market Indicator: How Useful Is It? [View article]

    Based on your definition and John's second graph above, then now is a buying time. John is long the market, as am I. I believe that patient investors who set a plan and stick to it will be rewarded for their actions in the future. The last month or two have been a great time to dollar cost average.
    Sep 27, 2011. 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Hyperinflation Meme Becomes A Nightmare [View article]
    But Glen Beck told everyone to buy Gold. Do you mean he is a scheister?
    Sep 26, 2011. 12:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment