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  • Intel Has Given Dividend And Income Investors A Gift: Qualcomm [View article]
    Companies had to start doing buybacks. Otherwise no one would be participating with Wall Street.

    http://bit.ly/1B0pL3b
    Mar 22, 2015. 02:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Has Given Dividend And Income Investors A Gift: Qualcomm [View article]
    Odd, the entire financial world misunderstands the power of the FED. When the FED 'whispers' about raising rates a quater point, stock averages around the globe collapse. When they refuse to raise interest rates last week, it spurs another bull market in stocks. When Paul Volcker in the FED chair in 1980 began to raise interest rates to fight inflation, stocks collapsed and the economy fell into recession. And you're telling us that the FED has no power. Well, I for one an relieved. And I thought the FED was abusing its power -- you tell me they have no power to abuse.
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Has Given Dividend And Income Investors A Gift: Qualcomm [View article]
    Yes, Drake, you and I share a similar perception. Central Bank policy (led as always by a self-righteous FED) has shown a remarkable disrespect for the lower 85% of the world, and for the processes of Nature. There will be a reckoning.
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Folly Lurking Beneath Yellen's Patient Lack Of Impatience [View article]
    I always appreciate DCranes. I have for years.
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Folly Lurking Beneath Yellen's Patient Lack Of Impatience [View article]
    Let America become the ark. Then let the water rise. I agree DCranes; a storm is surely coming.
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Folly Lurking Beneath Yellen's Patient Lack Of Impatience [View article]
    Well, I agree with you that a perversion of ideology (Keynes) did provide the FED with intellectual justification for their...either lack of courage to face the truth or hope, which springs eternal, that we could all avoid the shadow side of our spectacular rise to wealth and power.

    It's like the Viagra revolution, which promises youth-like manhood right up and into the moment of death. No weakness; no bodily deterioration; or mental decay. It's easy to understand why we don't want to face the truth of our loss of vigor.

    Who can blame the FED for trying to find the financial equivalent of Viagra?
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Folly Lurking Beneath Yellen's Patient Lack Of Impatience [View article]
    Yes. The East is Eternal. And the West is periodical. The West, the Man, rises and falls. The East, the Woman, merely endures, helping to kill the Man on time; and then aiding his resurrection. 2001, death of the Sun Hero; 2019: resurrection. Get a ring-side seat now. It's getting closer each year.
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Folly Lurking Beneath Yellen's Patient Lack Of Impatience [View article]
    If we all die, who will be their new serfs?
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Folly Lurking Beneath Yellen's Patient Lack Of Impatience [View article]
    Yes, well we may all be needing some of that before long.
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Folly Lurking Beneath Yellen's Patient Lack Of Impatience [View article]
    Actually, I think communalism, whether it be a religions communalism, early Christianity, for example, or anti-religious communalism, is not a failure, as it is often portrayed. The bottom of the Night-Cycle is not supposed to be a better form of capitalism; it's job is to suck wealth from the world, and render everyone poor.

    Capitalism does not fail; it succeeds admirably. It's job is to be God's wrath on the world, and the culmination of the Emptying Out phase. Capitalism is about Filling Up; Communism about Emptying Out. Neither state lasts. Nothing lasts. Every phase is busy transforming itself into its opposite. Communism drives the rich out of their country; and reduces that country to the empty state, from which, slowly, they re-begin the filling up stage again. Neither state is what it claims it is; and soon the Capitalists become the Communists, and the Communists become the Capitalists -- that is how Nature re-cycles everything, even ideas. What are humans, if they are not animated ideas, and ideals. Humans are the emblems, symbols and receptacles of Nature's recirculation of ideas.
    Mar 22, 2015. 01:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HOW THE WORLD WORKS: A LECTURE IN THE FORM OF METAPHOR [View instapost]
    Thank you, Alan. I appreciate your note.
    Mar 22, 2015. 12:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CBI Gives Investors False Hope [View article]
    Global economies peak every 36 years: 2001, 1965, 1929....

    We will peak again in 2037. It will be a long wait. But we will be busy trying to clean up the mess of this last peak and subsequent disinflation (2001-2010).

    2028-2037 will be a genuine bullish expansion, like 1992-2001, like 1956-1965, like 1920-1929. Good things come to he who waits.
    Mar 21, 2015. 10:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Folly Lurking Beneath Yellen's Patient Lack Of Impatience [View article]
    I'm not sure if the FED plays Obama's fiddle or Obama plays Wall Street's fiddle, through the FED. Obama will be remembered as the president who sanctioned the transfer of trillions of taxpayer wealth to the richest people all over the world. Socialism for the rich is not (historically) the dogma of the Democrats. It has been the dogma of the (NO NEW TAXES) Republicans for many years, however.

    After the coup in 1998 (when the Democrats, through Clinton - Rubin - Summers sold their souls to Wall Street) we have had only party: the Wall Street Party. They get everything they want. They are still getting it. The FED has become the fourth branch of the government, and the most powerful. With Western armies to enforce their rule, the Western Banks have taken over the world -- and hae kept the illusion of democracies as the ruling governments in the West. Quite a magic act.

    The balance was broken when the white collar mafia of the Republican world overthrew the organized labor mafia that funded the Democrats for so many years -- until Reagan's boys sank the unions and flushed all decent-paying jobs out of the country. Sometimes when you win you lose.
    Mar 21, 2015. 12:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Folly Lurking Beneath Yellen's Patient Lack Of Impatience [View article]
    Wonderful adage.
    Mar 21, 2015. 12:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Financial Folly Lurking Beneath Yellen's Patient Lack Of Impatience [View article]
    DCranes: Good points, as always. I think Russia and China at least are seeing that we will have a death cycle in currencies through NIRP...and they are buying gold so they can offer bold-backed currencies to complete with the West after the West dies. Life cycles begin with gold-backed currencies and end with no gold backing. China, Russia, and India (?) are preparing for the next cycle; and we are clinging to this old dying cycle.
    Mar 21, 2015. 12:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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