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  • Tesla Motors (TSLA) Q4 2013 Results Results - Earnings Call Webcast [View article]
    hem s and haws do get tiresome after awhile. "significantly higher sales" significantly this and significantly that. What does this mean without a reference point?

    An earnings call without firm numbers . Mush certainly is a genius...these guys generalize their ways out of almost all questions...until next week
    The best ever dodge - do you have an agent in China? _Since we are at the beginning, at the very beginning, hemhem, haw,haw, in fact...we won't be needing an agent. That tells you they have how many sales??

    Car fires hem hem haw haw are media events?
    Feb 19, 2014. 07:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dow Theorists get chatty as both the DJIA (DIA) and DJ Transports (IYT) set all-time highs yesterday. "I've never seen anything like the action since the 2009 bottom," says Richard Russell. Ryan Detrick says when both averages make new highs near the same time, stocks tend to see strong returns over the following year. [View news story]
    Preach on. but it might take longer than we think.
    Mar 7, 2013. 11:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Front Running QE3 [View article]
    Are we not in Stage 2 of QE II? And the effects are diminutive, not stimulative.
    And if QE III begins say with FED purchases of mortgage bonds (they are already stuffed to the gills with bad debt via fannie and Freddie) do we run out and buy houses? Young professionals with substantial student load overhangs, baby boomers ready to sell their homes and sail into retirement heaven? Transferring bad private debt onto the public balance sheet with cheaper dollars hasn't done the trick so far. It may spur the metals this time to unthinkable levels.
    Jul 24, 2012. 12:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Treasury sells $13B in reopened 30-year bonds at 4.569% (.pdf). Bid-to-cover ratio of 3.02, vs. a recent 2.66; indirect bidders take 40.7%, vs. a recent 39%. Direct bidders take 6.4%, vs. a recent 9.5%.  [View news story]
    Looks like someone else is taking up the slack - 1.%
    Could it be the bernank?
    Mar 10, 2011. 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lenovo Rides Enterprise Upgrade Cycle, China to Strong Third Quarter [View article]
    My Lenovo laptop has been a real treat after putting up with an HP that lasted just beyond the 2 year warranty program.
    I will buy another when this one goes.
    Mar 6, 2011. 03:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bernanke Plan: Sacrifice Savers to Recapitalize Banks and Benefit Debtors [View article]
    Bush told us to go out and shop.
    Obama makes us invest in the shoppers, speculate in the shopkeepers. Who needs to save in a world where one push and israel throws the world into chaos.
    Mar 31, 2010. 01:27 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Inventories Build for 7th Straight Week [View article]
    After parking the car, buy a scooter and get on down to your local farmers' markets where they don't use petroleum derived fertilizers.
    Replace the vaseline with any number of plant derived oils.........
    Mar 11, 2010. 01:25 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • America's Commodity Crisis, 2010 Edition [View article]
    Taxes are one of the best incentives for directing behavior. Gov Gregoire of the other Washington (the state) is proposing specific taxes on cigarettes, gum, candy, soda, bottled water, hazardous substances, etc. in order to balance the budget. The alternative would be to raise the general sales tax, a regressive tool that imposes the same 9% on the food you eat whether you make $40 K or $40 M a year.

    Taxes are the best behavior modifiers we have
    Mar 8, 2010. 11:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • January Construction Spending: Private Homes Fare the Worst [View article]
    Maybe because they can't find anyone to take the other side of the credit swap trade?
    I have been thoroughly disgusted by srs - they should name it snail. Shorting IYR may be better.
    Mar 1, 2010. 07:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks have traded in a strongly positive range since midday, with NYSE advancers outnumbering decliners 3-to-1 (but substantially higher volume on the downside). With an hour to go, the Dow +1.3% to 10,234; S&P 500 +1.5% to 1,091; Nasdaq +1.1% to 2,208. Crude +3.9%. Natural gas -2.8%. Copper +4.5%. Gold +2.7%.  [View news story]
    Higher prices with higher volume on the down side??
    Does that mean trades are moving at the bid, but fewer are bidding? Never made sense to me.
    Feb 16, 2010. 03:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodity Selloff Pressures Stocks [View article]
    The alternative wave 5 top would be clearer if the weekly charts were posted. I think you skipped that.

    Thanks for the article. As mindful and tentative as Steve Hochberg's at EWI
    Nov 13, 2009. 02:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Robert Prechter thinks the over-crowded inflation trade is a loser, and insists we're headed for serious deflation - despite the feds' best efforts to the contrary: "With consumer prices reflecting deflation and expectations staying high for hyperinflation, the stage is set for deflation to overwhelm all sectors of the economy."  [View news story]
    Robert Prechter, the one who went short the S&P futures in Aug 2007 and sold his short in March 2009. Yep, that's the one!
    Bet he made more money than all of us combined.
    Aug 13, 2009. 01:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment