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  • Barney Frank: Name Names [View article]
    There's a lot of boyz on Barney's list.
    Nov 4, 2009. 04:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC Statement: Blue-Line Comparison [View article]
    Looks like the updates my lawyer sends me along with new bill for rehashing the same crap.
    Nov 4, 2009. 03:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Mother of All Asset Price Bubbles [View article]
    I was in a tempest. The winds battered my small boat toward the reef. I was gripped with fear. Rudderless, I awaited my fate. "Do something," my inner self cried out. But what could I do? Then, as lightening struck all about me, a thought developed. I would became the master of my destiny. I sank my boat.
    Nov 4, 2009. 09:45 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barney Frank: Name Names [View article]
    I think Barney Frank is just lovely.
    Nov 3, 2009. 10:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Hunting Season for Potential Trades [View article]
    Warren Buffet blogging on SA? Is this for real or is it Cetin redux?

    On Nov 03 07:03 PM Buffett's big buy wrote:

    > good articles 4 slow news day:
    > financeopinionss.blogs...
    Nov 3, 2009. 09:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Skeptical About Buffett's Big Bet [View article]
    Is BNI O gauge or HO?
    Nov 3, 2009. 09:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Schwab ETFs Could Be a Game Changer [View article]
    Then again, it could be a wanker.
    Nov 3, 2009. 09:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • There are two ways to look at the record daily bankruptcy rate of 6,200 filings (up 25.3% Y/Y): The glass is half-empty (the jump fits seasonality and is the second-smallest Y/Y increase in the past few years, but it's still grim) - or the glass is entirely empty.  [View news story]
    "Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell."
    -Frank Borman
    Nov 3, 2009. 08:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Think Twice Before Shorting the U.S. Dollar [View article]
    "No one knows the catalyst why/if this can end, but the US dollar will not fall to zero..." Sure it will. Every fist currency in the history of the world has fallen to zero. But you are right about one thing, no one knows when. In the meantime, get gold.
    Nov 3, 2009. 07:59 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why the IMF's Indian Gold Sale Matters [View article]
    This is an outrage. Exporting countries are supposed to buy Treasuries with their excess dollars. Haven't they heard that gold is a useless relic- it doesn't pay dividends, you can't eat it, and all that. It makes you think they don't have faith in the dollar. There not on to something are they?
    Nov 3, 2009. 07:36 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Holiday Price War Dooms Most U.S. Retailers [View article]
    I thought the Israelis were behind 9/11. Or was it Bush?

    On Nov 03 10:24 AM GreatWhite wrote:

    > Nielsen I believe you stumbled upon the biggest conspiracy theory
    > Sam Walton must have masterminded this before his death. Jeff I believe
    > if you look hard enough and bend and twist things just a little you
    > can probably discover Walmart was also behind 9-11 !!!!
    > Good Work again Jeff! Just absolutely Brilliant!
    > GreatWhite
    Nov 3, 2009. 07:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Markets Cheer the Buffett Buy [View article]
    Another way to look at Buffet's bet on America is fuel costs. He knows that oil, like all commodities will, rise with inflation. Railroads have a competitive advantage over other forms of transportation because of their lower freight cost per mile.
    Nov 3, 2009. 12:49 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tighter belts = thicker waists: With less cash to spend, consumers are turning to high-fat fast food and canned goods. Still, America's march to obesity began long before the great recession.  [View news story]
    The Geoffster's plan is irrelevant except in his own mind and on Friday nights when he pontificates in his cups. Our political process is too fractured and corrupt to result in beneficial health care reform so why waste time tilting at windmills? Instead, try to figure the bastards out and invest around them. Sorry doc. Heal thyself.

    On Nov 01 08:53 PM thotdoc wrote:

    > Thanks.
    > Now I understand you. Your dream world is based on complete individual
    > responsibility in a literal way.
    > Your plan is a rant, not a plan.
    > Do you have a plan? Or do you just want to rant?
    > I don't like what is going on, either. My rant is just let the banks
    > fail. Screw them as they are screwing us. But, that's not a plan.
    > I'd love to hear a plan that deals with the complexity of the issues.
    Nov 3, 2009. 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stiglitz: Don't Forget Role of Jobs Growth in Recovery [View article]
    A command economy doesn't require private sector jobs. The private sector allocates resources unfairly. Ask Obama. It's in his book.
    Nov 2, 2009. 10:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • John Hussman: Risk Management and Convex Return Profiles [View article]
    Anyone not paying attention to public and private debt is living in an alternative universe. Insolvency pervades the economy. Adding liquidity is throwing good money after bad. Off balance sheet liabilities will be realized as soon as the FED has to jack up rates. The mother of all liabilities is waiting to explode as the bulk of the boomers retire and start collecting social security, require bypass surgery and break their hips. Anyone under 50 will see their lifestyles drastically diminished and their future entitlements cut . The question is whether the FED will monetize the debt and permit hyperinflation or allow interest rates to reach equilibrium.
    Nov 2, 2009. 09:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment