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  • Citigroup's among 5 rejected capital return plans [View news story]
    Imagine if they did this back in 2005 and 2006...
    Mar 26 04:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Strong 5-year auction lifts Treasury prices [View news story]
    Average interest rate for all treasury notes outstanding is 1.802%....
    Mar 26 02:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MBA Mortgage Applications [View news story]
    One way to track the housing market is to look at the 24 month rate of change of housing starts,particularly when it goes negative.
    Mar 26 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Durable Goods rises 2.2% [View news story]
    There is not a contraction going on in the economy.
    Mar 26 09:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why And How To Buy Corporate Bonds In A Likely Increasing Interest Rate Environment [View article]
    Thank you. I have read the articles and I still believe you need to know where you are in the business cycle before you make any judgement on the life of a bull market. Nothing in the data about the length of a bull market do I see a reference to the degree of over expansion required for most bull markets to end. It is in that information where you will find, most of the time, the leading information for a market top.
    Mar 26 09:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MBA Mortgage Applications [View news story]
    or this way...

    "The purchase index is probably understating purchase activity because small lenders tend to focus on purchases, and those small lenders are underrepresented in the purchase index
    Read more at http://bit.ly/1jucigs'
    Mar 26 07:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why And How To Buy Corporate Bonds In A Likely Increasing Interest Rate Environment [View article]
    Calling a market top based on the length of the bull market??
    Mar 26 07:39 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MBA Mortgage Applications [View news story]
    or it could be reported this way....

    "the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 3 percent from one week earlier, driven mainly by a 4.0 percent increase in conventional purchase applications....
    Read more at http://bit.ly/1dqrZTl"
    Mar 26 07:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crisis? What Crisis? [View article]
    GDP of Kentucky = GDP of Ukraine
    Mar 25 06:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are The Markets Heading Back To The 1990s And Hammer Time? [View article]
    I believe this economic recovery is going to last longer than many think(like years longer). On the flip side I have a hard time believing we will recreate the " cult of equity" that existed in the late 1990's.
    Mar 25 06:08 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Further Research Into Whole Foods Market [View article]
    When i get a signal for a recession(not anytime soon) Whole Foods is on my list to short....
    Mar 25 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New home sales slip to 440K annual rate [View news story]
    Yes.... Completed new homes went above 100,000 in December 2004..moved to
    an all time high of 199,000 in January 2008 and stayed above 100,000 until January 2010....
    Mar 25 10:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Confidence at 82.3 [View news story]
    Jobs hard to get minus Jobs Plentiful is 19.9 year ago 25.8...signaling no recession
    in sight....
    Mar 25 10:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New home sales slip to 440K annual rate [View news story]
    Completed new homes..46,000....still way below the 100,000 number which signals
    potential excess..
    Mar 25 10:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. New Home Sale Prices At The Mercy Of Mortgage Rates [View article]
    Median income of buyers of new homes is close to $85,000...not the median household
    income number....besides look at the number of completed new homes for sale...they are near
    an all time low...
    Mar 25 09:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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