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  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF : Let's Analyze It Using Our Scorecard System [View article]
    Excellent comment and well written article that is very helpful.
    Jan 25, 2015. 10:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Heathens: How Their Greed And Gambling Became The Axe Of Statist Policy [View article]
    Good points . the US tax system has become a political slush fund that politicians use to reward the wealthy for political donations that enable the politicians to get elected. A complete revamp of the US tax system that largely prohibits politicians from giving away tax advantages is long overdue.
    Jan 7, 2015. 11:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Stock Market Casino Is Dangerous: The Case Of Looney Tunes In The Sand Dunes [View article]
    Who will be left holding the bag on these and many other equities?
    Jan 7, 2015. 11:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Market Valuation: Are U.S. Equities Overvalued? [View article]
    Just curious as to why you think the Fed or central banks can prevent a major market meltdown? And if you believe that they can .. they why have major market meltdown happened so many times before (2008,2000, etc.) if in fact the Fed/central banks can prevent them? After all the Fed has been around since about 1900 and numerous market crashes have happened since then.

    So the conclusion must either be:1) the Fed cant really prevent market meltdowns at all, or 2) they have some ulterior motive in allowing meltdowns to happen when they do (eg. benefit certain privileged insiders, etc.). But the evidence shows that the Fed/central banks cant really prevent market meltdowns at all. They may be able to delay them, they may be able to distort markets for significant time frames .. .... but they cannot prevent reality from happening at some point in time.
    Jan 1, 2015. 03:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Market Valuation: Are U.S. Equities Overvalued? [View article]

    How ironic ... you preach "the key to long term investment success is to buy cheap businesses and hold". Do you really have any idea or concept of what you are even talking about??? I doubt it.

    You deride the author and others such as Hussman who are essentially showing you PROOF that businesses (ie. the markets) are NOT CHEAP, yet you say long term success is created by exactly what they are proving (namely NOT buying when markets and businesses are expensive according to multiple measures).

    Please do show us mere mortals your investment genius and which businesses and markets are "cheap" now and how that will provide LT success. Naturally you have to provide some historical context and comparative proof to your investment geniu and show how valid it has been over multiple market periods.
    Jan 1, 2015. 03:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Market Valuation: Are U.S. Equities Overvalued? [View article]
    Mr. Ramraika,

    Excellent article with great presentation of historical and factual charts and comparative methodologies. Thanks for writing and posting it. Also very good response to Mr. Frog who is a "this time is different believer" and somehow thinks he will perfectly time this market despite the fact that market history shows "it is never different" which is exactly what you clearly show in your article.
    Jan 1, 2015. 02:58 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coming Bear Market In 2015: Why There Will Be No Happy New Year Before We See QE Reloaded [View article]
    Agree ... a though provoking article.
    Jan 1, 2015. 01:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is How A Bear Market Starts [View article]
    No doubt a severe correction is coming .. the trillion dollar question is when.
    Dec 18, 2014. 08:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Simple Ways To Beat The Market: Part 5 Of 5 [View article]
    Agreed ... interesting and useful series of articles. Thanks for sharing them with the SA readers.
    Dec 12, 2014. 08:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Greatest Crash In History Revisited [View article]
    Interesting article .. but specifically what investment product (ticket symbols) is the author suggesting are investments that one could gamble on regarding a speculative recovery in this market?
    Dec 5, 2014. 01:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keeping Investors Scared Witless [View article]
    Very true .. and much depends on an individuals need and timing of income/capital from any investments.
    Dec 5, 2014. 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Saudi Arabia: Do The Math [View article]
    ditto that ... well written and quite helpful from an investing perspective.
    Dec 5, 2014. 11:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • They Say The End Is Near: It's 2004 All Over Again For Coca-Cola [View article]
    Too bad that the world does not tax harmful product like this nearly out of existence. The long term health costs far outweigh any commercial success companies like this achieve. As South America and other countries will find out over time with companies like this. But it will take generations to see that there is a reason why North Americans and Europeans have declining use of products by companies like Coke.
    Dec 2, 2014. 10:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Irrational Exuberance - Descriptive Superlatives Exhaustion Point Is Reached [View article]
    One has to wonder, if your logic and the never failing Fed can prevent and stop all crashes, ..... then how is it that crashes in 2000 and 2008 happened?
    One would think the Fed can and will prevent all market crashes .. yet they did not and never have been able to prevent them.
    Dec 2, 2014. 09:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Guess What Happened The Last Time The Price Of Oil Crashed Like This? [View article]
    another indicator worth watching it seems.
    Dec 2, 2014. 08:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment