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  • Strong numbers for 'The Martian' in jinx-defying opening weekend [View news story]
    Movie was just OK, reminded me of B movie Robin Caruso on Mars, HA, knowing this studio pushed for big opening debut and got it but now will fade quickly, big star was Go pro camera used throughout the movie by Matt Damon.
    Oct 5, 2015. 07:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Economic Outlook Appears Stable [View article]
    Politicians do not want to fix stuff possibly worried about the heat but I dont think so, to take the heat you have to have conviction and a set of balls to go against the status quo, I don't believe that's the reason, IMO they dont want to fix stuff so they have stuff they can run for office on claiming they want to fix it, anybody remember " term limits" it was used for decades to get elected, now nary a peep about it and never fixed, how about fixing schools, that's been a campaign promise for 50 yrs, never fixed but always on a campaign poster, how about securing the borders thats a great vote attractant that works every election cycle, on and on. If politicians fix stuff what would they have to run on.
    Oct 4, 2015. 08:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Economic Outlook Appears Stable [View article]
    it really doesnt matter what condition our economy is in because we dont manufacture, buy and sell 100% of our own stuff, we rely on other nations to manufacture, buy and sell much of our stuff. Break a couple links of that chain and see what happens. Oh, look at China, one very big link in the chain that's cracking and there is major panic that we are on the verge of world wide economic collapse. Im not saying we are doomed but the light Im seeing at the end of the tunnel Im pretty sure is the train. Also you cant discount the dismal US employment stats, almost 80,000 less per month in 15 then in 14, so where have all the jobs gone if things are OK. Seems to me the USA economy is adjusting/re-calibrating to accommodate a new reality that our economy will be crawling along on its knees for the foreseeable future. Its the fundamental change we were told 7 yrs ago would be coming. I dont like it but we have become a nation of politicial and electoral doofuses who cant see past there own noses, if we are fortunate enough to be given the chance it will take years to straighten this all if at all.
    Oct 4, 2015. 01:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On the hour [View news story]
    rally up grease pole what reason for it to hold more then one day, appears somebody found a pony hiding in all the Wall Street dung
    Oct 2, 2015. 03:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big miss for jobs numbers [View news story]
    Jobs numbers confirm US economy stalling at least for the past two months, if Oct job numbers and revisions confirm continued downward trend the markets will react and not well and not just for the short term. What we know is the past couple months of market volatility was very well warranted, world economies are faltering including USA, the million dollar question is what will come to light to turn the tide, looks like long protracted pain is all.
    Oct 2, 2015. 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #81 [View instapost]
    Blueskys illegal immigration is the sticking point for Americans not legal immigration. Those that think otherwise have a different agenda and a different vision for Americas future. EU has been a immigrants dream and now the EU is paying the price and little surprise many member nations are pushing back, even Germany realizes they cannot support all the refugees heading there way. EU will no longer exist as envisioned and will suffer the consequences of their open border actions.
    Oct 2, 2015. 08:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #81 [View instapost]
    no way to say where the bottom is, what is going on now has infected the entire economic globe, who is to say how any other economies react if at all, the EU is coming apart at the seams from the influx of refugees, Russia, Iran, Lybia working as team, pushing USA aside, UN is looking for wealthy to support the less fortunate, Obama worried about Global warming as a real threat, terrorism rampant, on and on, Houdini, Kreskin, Nostradamus would all be hard pressed to make any worthwhile predictions, these are very precarious days because the USA cant do anything to mitigate the world problems, let alone its own,
    Oct 1, 2015. 03:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy These Leadership Stocks Today For Powerful Rally Into Year - End [View article]
    China slowing, China slowing, China slowing. Yes....I get it. Talked about for YEARS. Is anyone really surprised?

    Up until now it was just coming attractions with some previews to give us a taste, flavor of what to expect but now China Reality is here, its opened, its no longer obscure, its real. yes we heard it for years but did anybody really care, its not in our nature to pay attention to such news until its staring us in the face
    Oct 1, 2015. 08:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy These Leadership Stocks Today For Powerful Rally Into Year - End [View article]
    Energy debt is our problem, serious but quantifiable and managed to some degree, where as emerging debt crisis is much bigger problem that should be a bigger concern because like with falling dominos wont stop until the last one falls.
    Oct 1, 2015. 08:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy These Leadership Stocks Today For Powerful Rally Into Year - End [View article]
    Check out article on emerging debt crisis

    Right now there is nothing on the horizon to reverse the current tepid economic trend, guardian article about IMF details the perils of Fed raising rates as direct threat to emerging markets and the ripple affect throughout the world which would impact the USA. So either way USA is in the middle and little to do about it, seems like it just has to play itself out to see where it ends
    Oct 1, 2015. 08:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weekly Update: The Fed Speaks, It's Time To Get Back To 'Investing' [View article]
    Rhia, Foreclosures nationwide have dropped dramatically, in my area S Florida, many title companies have reduced REO staffs as a result. Not sure why your area is seeing so many REO now, as far as REO home lender maintenance its up to cities to enforce which many do. Concerning Berkshire Hathaway taking on listings, they have no higher standards then all the others, though they may be an approved REO for the lenders who foreclosure and thats why there signs hang at those REOs. Concerning car loans/leasing terms and conditions are a reflection of the good and or bad credit ratings of the applicant. That both homes sales and car sales/leasing have been good is a good sign for our economy as lending standards have been tightened dramatically since 2008.
    Sep 24, 2015. 08:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weekly Update: The Fed Speaks, It's Time To Get Back To 'Investing' [View article]
    There are many good reasons to think we are heading for the cliff and there always is but then again there is always tomorrow, what if tomorrow one important economic number comes in better then expected, what happens? F&G and T your to smart for me, but then you cant agree either on "chicken or the egg" investors (bull and bear) have been looking for reasons for the market to decline this year, could the suspect news be just an excuse for the market to 'Sell In May And Go Away' history validates that May through Oct is not the most optimistic time of the year. When the big one comes nobody is going to know it or see it without benefit of hindsight. The world is a mess, the world economies are a mess, politicians are a mess, its a mad world out there but people are working, restaurants are full, cars and homes are moving at record rates, people are de leveraging, its not perfect but its not bad either, IMO wait and look to see who is elected President that's when you and the world will know if its time to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye
    Sep 23, 2015. 03:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Federal Reserve Sees Worse Economic Growth In The Next 4 Years Than In The Last 6 [View article]
    Forget about DC politicians, the only game they know is say what they have to to get elected and then play " kick the can" long enough that they can retire and leave the problems for the next guy, its Obamas plan as well. There will be no change until there is no choice, until the decision is not ours to make, until it just happens " People only accept change when they are faced with necessity and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them- Jean Monnet"
    Sep 22, 2015. 04:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy These Leadership Stocks Today For Powerful Rally Into Year - End [View article]
    I do continue to think pessimism is very high and somewhat overblown on US economy. Feels like people have given up on a growth outlook.

    According to Yellen it's not the U.S. Economy to be worried about its the world economies, that's why the big sell off today, add to that the unprecedented ME migration to the EU and it's anybody's guess what happens next to markets.
    Sep 18, 2015. 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wages (Or Lack Thereof) Are Killing This Country [View instapost]
    You said "There's even talk of a $15 Minimum Wage and that's being fought tooth and nail yet $15 an hour is $600 a week and $30,000 a year (if they dare to take a vacation) yet that's just $24,602.83 take-home, less than $500 a week.

    If you can live on $500 a week, God bless you, you're a way smarter consumer than I am. I'm not sure one of my teenage daughters could get by on that - certainly not where we live. That's not even the Minimum Wage, that's the wage they are fighting against. If you have a wife and a kid (or should those things be denied to people?) how do you house, clothe and feed them while saving for college and retirement? And remember - $15/hr is DOUBLE what millions of people are actually making under the current rules."

    OK where do I start, how about with what its called " Minimum wage" up until this admin gave up on its promise to "create good paying jobs" the minimum wage had always been a launching pad, a place for young people with no skills to start, to learn, to find out what they liked and where they belonged in the work force. Now though the minimum wage is no longer looked at by this admin as a launching pad, its now considered a landing strip for people with no skills to languish. The MW was never intended to support a person let alone a family, what a sad commentary that the author believes the MW should do what it was never intended to do. FDR ran into the same problem in 1935 when he signed in the New Deal when SS was put into place, SS recipients soon where complaining that the entitlement wasn't enough to live on, sound familiar. But at least FDR had the courage to speak to that point, and state is wasn't supposed to be enough to live on it was just a safety net, but that was during a time long gone when Democrats were more market oriented, expected people to be more self reliant and proactive quite different then today, its why Bernie Sanders has such big audiences, they all want to go to heaven but none want to die.
    Sep 17, 2015. 11:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment