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  • This Is Where Interest Rates Are Heading  [View article]

    Nov 2, 2015. 11:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The CME hikes maintenance margins on all of its products to the same level as initial margins. This may or may not have something to do with aftershocks from the MF Global (MF) collapse, but maintenance levels are typically about 25% less than initial, so some believe a massive margin call is in store for Monday. Update: The CME has clarified that it has actually lowered initial margins to maintenance margin levels to accommodate MF Global clients moving funds.   [View news story]
    Keynes did not advocate unsustainable debt levels if you actually have read what he wrote.
    Nov 5, 2011. 11:46 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monday Madness: G20 FinMins Set 2-Week Deadline  [View article]
    When do the range musical chairs stop?
    Oct 17, 2011. 07:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Go By ECRI, Recession Is A Done Deal  [View article]
    With the mortgage fraud-inspired undersupply of the last year, there is a huge inventory backlog of foreclosed properties the banks are slowly and steadily putting on the market that should keep prices at their current levels (if not a bit lower) for years I would think.
    Oct 2, 2011. 10:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Raytheon At 30-Year Yield Highs  [View article]
    Seems like a lot of headline risk in the near and medium term with budgetary problems and the mandatory cuts to defense spending if the "Supercomittee" can't come up with an agreement. The last I heard had people in that committee threatening each other and storming out of rooms, so I'm not sure there won't be some nasty fears about RTN, GD, NOC, etc.

    Disclosure: Short Jan 40/38 put spread on RTN
    Sep 30, 2011. 09:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • All the anti-government rhetoric has made us forget just how much the government has done to improve our lives, MarketWatch's Rex Nutting writes. From the Golden Spike to, literally, the moon, he says much of what makes America great could never have been delivered solely through private enterprise.   [View news story]
    Slide/paragraph #3 from Rex Nutting is wildly inaccurate.

    "From the beginning of our nation, offering free and universal public education has been one of the most important functions of government."

    This is flat wrong. The FIRST public school did not exist until Boston @1820, and it was not even a widespread phenomenon until the turn of the 19th century when child labor laws began.

    This guy makes it sound like it's in the Bill of Rights. I strongly favor universal public education, but it is unfortunately ironic to botch the history so badly in a post about it.
    Sep 27, 2011. 06:13 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks are leaking oil into the close, the DJIA up just 1.0% after being nearly 3% higher earlier.   [View news story]
    there's the robo sell-off
    Sep 27, 2011. 03:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sturm, Ruger Looks Better Than Gold  [View article]
    I had trouble finding any other small arms manufacturers with publicly traded stocks to compare. Is there anyone else besides RGR that is doing well?

    I would kind of like to maybe play one that hasn't had quite the run that RGR has had.
    Aug 21, 2011. 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thrill-Ride Thursday - Will Dudley Do Right Save the Day?  [View article]
    Completely messing up the name of a reference isn't grammar, btw.
    Aug 21, 2011. 10:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Thrill-Ride Thursday - Will Dudley Do Right Save the Day?  [View article]
    I don't really care. The fact that you mentioned him at all (or unsuccessfully tried to) is really the more telling facet of your post.

    "Ridiculing comments" is something that has been going on since Protagoras and the Ancient Greeks, and probably since the dawn of time. By itself, it does not merit a substantive comparison to Alinsky, who before Glenn Beck, no one had ever heard of and who only has influence in the heads of conspiracy-minded right wing simpletons.
    Aug 21, 2011. 10:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sturm, Ruger Looks Better Than Gold  [View article]
    If this theory is correct, why has SWHC Smith and Wesson performed so poorly over the same time frame? It is down Shouldn't this theory hold up for the whole sector?
    Aug 21, 2011. 10:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thrill-Ride Thursday - Will Dudley Do Right Save the Day?  [View article]
    I think you mean Alinsky, not "Lewisky". But usually when I realize someone is mentioning him, it is about as productive to try to discuss anything with them as you would have with a drooling street person.

    I've never seen anyone on the Internet so misinformed that they didn't even know the name of the conspiracy theory they were trying to promote. Congrats.
    Aug 18, 2011. 08:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Netflix May Be Edging Closer to the End of the Road  [View article]
    Now Wal-Mart (WMT) has joined the fray:

    Too many giants entering the field, NFLX is going to lose out it's just a question of when. I'm going long LEAP puts on Monday.
    Jul 30, 2011. 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold, silver coins to be legal currency in Utah 
    This law is blatantly unconstitutional, as the Constitution expressly grants Congress the power to coin money.
    May 22, 2011. 09:45 PM | 2 Likes Like
  • Citigroup Reinstates 1 Cent Dividend  [View article]
    .01 cent and it's not split adjusted to .10?

    What a bunch of cheap bastards.
    May 14, 2011. 01:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment