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  • European Debt Woes: America Take Heed [View article]
    Another incomplete study....what about debt service??....what about
    total assets??.....it is like asking for only two bits of information the
    size of your mortgage and the size of your income....
    Feb 14 08:14 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 30 Riskiest Countries for Investors [View article]
    Come on guys....Nothing about debt service or total assets....
    incomplete study...its like saying i want to know the size of your
    mortgage and your income and nothing else.....
    Feb 14 08:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sovereign Default: Stuck Between Dire and Disastrous [View article]
    If you are going to talk about debt....don't you need to talk about
    assets??
    Feb 14 07:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sovereign Default: Stuck Between Dire and Disastrous [View article]
    Did you Know that Government debt service as a percentage of tax revenue was above 10% from the 3rd qtr 1981 to the 1st qtr 1999.
    Do you know the percentage today ????

    7.93%
    Feb 14 07:05 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sovereign Default: Stuck Between Dire and Disastrous [View article]
    Remember this statement....

    " That combination of tax increases and budget cuts would guarantee a US recession. Unemployment, already high, would climb higher."
    This is a similar statement made when Clinton raised taxes and
    cut the budget in 1993. The Household debt service + Government debt service -annual personal savings divided by GDP was 8.75%
    in 1993. Today this ratio is 9.15%.
    Feb 14 07:00 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unemployment Claims: Snow Job or No Job? [View article]
    The peak of the 52 week moving average for nonseasonally adjusted
    jobless claims was November 7,2009 at 576,773

    The peak (?) for unemployed 15 weeks or longer was November 2009 at 8.976 million......

    Today the 52 week moving average of nonseasonally adjusted jobless claims is 547,970.....and going lower....
    Feb 14 04:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Unemployment Claims: Snow Job or No Job? [View article]
    Let's not contribute to the lack of knowledge of the investing public....
    initial jobless claims are INITIAL...which is why it is a leading indicator.....it is not a predictor of long term umemployment ( although
    improvement in inital claims has always led to improvement in the
    longer term unemployed numbers).....all I can say is continued improvement of the 52 week moving average of nonseasonally adjusted jobless claims will lead to improvement in the longer term
    unemployed (15 weeks and longer)......
    Feb 14 04:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ferguson: America's Coming Greek-Style Crisis [View article]
    For economic data.....www.economagic.com/
    Feb 13 08:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ferguson: America's Coming Greek-Style Crisis [View article]
    The source of data is from Econonagic from Department of Commerce data....and here is another
    fact debt servvice as a % of tax revenue was above 10% for
    every quarter from the 3rd qtr 1981 to 1st qte 1999....
    Feb 13 07:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ferguson: America's Coming Greek-Style Crisis [View article]
    Come on guy....i am talking federal debt service to tax revenue not
    this Debt to GDP stuiff that everybody is throwing around....subscribe
    to data service like Haver or Economagic and do the calculations yourself
    Feb 13 07:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ferguson: America's Coming Greek-Style Crisis [View article]
    Check this out....US DEBT CLOCK not completely accurate....

    rutledgecapital.com/20.../
    Feb 13 07:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ferguson: America's Coming Greek-Style Crisis [View article]
    Total assets of the United States 187 trillion

    Total Debt of the United States 58 trillion
    Feb 13 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ferguson: America's Coming Greek-Style Crisis [View article]
    TOTAL ASSETS of United States......187 trillion
    Feb 13 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ferguson: America's Coming Greek-Style Crisis [View article]
    Can anybody me tell me the net worth of the United States????
    Better yet what are the total assets of the United States???
    Feb 13 11:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ferguson: America's Coming Greek-Style Crisis [View article]
    Take a deep breath everybody....

    This is a quote from Niall Ferguson....

    Already, the federal government's interest payments are forecast by the CBO to rise from 8 percent of revenues in 2009 to 17 percent by 2019, even if rates stay low and growth resumes. If rates rise even slightly and the economy flatlines, we'll get to 20 percent much sooner. And history suggests that once you are spending as much as a fifth of your revenues on debt service, you have a problem.

    Anybody want to guess the worst ratio for the US in our History???

    2nq 1991 14.37%........Debt to GDP is important but it sure seems like a lot of people want to present half the story to support an agenda.....
    Feb 13 07:55 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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