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  • Yes, there was a speculative element in higher commodity prices that may have gotten wiped away this week, but the fall in crude has good fundamental reasons. Emerging markets, the marginal bid for oil, are tightening monetary policy, with several stepping up the hard money rhetoric even more this week.  [View news story]
    I have almost forgotten libya...
    May 6, 2011. 12:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Citigroup (C) +1.3% premarket ahead of today's 1-for-10 reverse split. In a note this morning, Morgan Stanley upgraded Citi shares to Overweight, noting C is divesting non-core assets faster than expected, which could lead to significant capital returns.  [View news story]
    Lipstick on a pig....
    May 6, 2011. 09:06 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whatever the practical impact of OBL's death, it opens the door for the Obama administration to declare victory and exit Afghanistan, posits Stratfor. As for reprisals by al Qaeda, if Bin Laden's cover was compromised, one has to wonder how effective the rest of the organization can be.  [View news story]
    "I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."
    George Bush --Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008
    May 2, 2011. 10:46 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.K. begins to turn the screws on the Assad regime, withdrawing an invite for Syria's ambassador to the royal wedding. However, PM Cameron quickly plays down the politics, a spokeswoman calling the affair "a family wedding, not a state occasion."  [View news story]
    I wonder what other leader aren't invited...I assume NKorea...
    Apr 28, 2011. 08:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An unexpected surge by the left-wing NDP heading into next week's elections threatens to topple Canada's conservative government. "While the market has all but ignored the election, we could see a significant shift next Monday if these polls are remotely accurate," says BMO's Doug Porter.  [View news story]
    A conservative minority will most likely continue...the surge by the NDP tends to hurt the Liberals more than the CPC...so a possible 2nd place finish by NDP might mean a CPC majority. jets(F35), jobs and healthcare are the bigger issues.
    Apr 26, 2011. 12:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Over the past month, the percentage of Americans pessimistic about the direction of the economy has jumped to 39% from 26%.  [View news story]
    I read an article about who's paying for the Royal Wedding...

    During it I found estimates of GDP lost due to the event.
    Toronto-Globe and Mail.
    "That will be a painful blow for a country that faces a fiscal deficit of $256-billion this year – and, to make matters worse, the wedding falls amid a cluster of other holidays, leaving only three working days between April 22 and May 2. Many businesses are expected to stay shut through the entire 10-day period, a string of lost productivity that could remove $47-billion from economic output, according to an estimate by accounting firm RSM Tenon. "

    Gonna cash out next week and sit until October I think.
    Apr 22, 2011. 04:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Bets of Luck Racheal!
    Apr 8, 2011. 12:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing's (BA) incentives for building its 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina could go from $250M up to a little over $400M, "depending on how you cut the apple," says Governor Mark Sanford. The facility will be Boeing's first outside Washington state, and the company has about 840 orders for the new plane.  [View news story]
    Have you ever tried to cut an apple with an Airborne laser?
    Nov 20, 2009. 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who Is the Mystery Buyer? [View article]
    Maybe Melinda Gates opened a an online account -trades are $7!
    Nov 10, 2009. 09:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bankrupt Nortel Networks extends the deadline to make offers for the optical networking unit it's selling, as it looks like nobody is yet topping Ciena's (CIEN -2.1%) stalking-horse bid of $390M and 10M shares (about $515M total).  [View news story]
    Canadian characteristics....

    1. Says "eh"
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    10. Lost money on Nortel...
    Nov 10, 2009. 05:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fannie Mae (FNM) rolls out its Deed for Lease program, allowing homeowners facing foreclosure to deed their property to the lender and stay in their homes as renters. The scheme is only for borrowers who have already missed a mortgage payment, and who aren't eligible for mortgage mods. Fannie's incentive? Buying time for a housing recovery, and preserving the value of its nonperforming assets.  [View news story]
    classic meaning of slum lord?
    Nov 5, 2009. 06:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Some companies are starting to address credit-rating issues their own way, by selling bonds without ratings at all, in deals that would have been "inconceivable" two years ago. Companies including Highland Capital, Credit Suisse (CS) and European drinks makers Heineken (HINKY.PK) and Gruppo Campari have recently executed successful deals without the ubiquitous alphabetic risk assessments.  [View news story]
    There's no insurance for skydiving either.
    Oct 30, 2009. 04:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chart of the Day: The Billion Dollar Gram [View article]
    I'm angry...that chart is staggering.
    Oct 8, 2009. 12:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer: Jon Stewart Interview Was a 'Complete and Utter Ambush' [View article]
    This whole thing was created by Bush/Rove/Cheney. The economic mess.

    Cramer and Stewart are both entertainers. They both have an agenda.

    I woke up to the fact after Stewarts cross fire interview. He tried to do it again about the economy. But, it was a hatchet job.

    Stewart doesn't really care.



    Apr 15, 2009. 08:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barron's Takes Down Cramer, Again [View article]
    I admit to a crammer effect. Not that it's anything to speak of...not that I can do any better.

    What would his average be if he stopped the Boo ya's? Twice the calls? I want a twelve call show. 2 mins. 10sec/call.

    Wouldn't Max Kaiser be perfect as a sidekick? I love the props.

    Gong show meets analysis, and slaughter's it.

    Bill
    Toronto





    Feb 11, 2009. 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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