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  • TARP overseer Herb Allison announces he's leaving his post at the "remarkably successful" program to return home to Connecticut. The $700B program is set to expire on Oct. 3; TARP's now a "four-letter word" but it's cost taxpayers $66B while investment returns total $225B, Geithner says.  [View news story]
    Don't bail out the auto industry - lose a million jobs. Let's face it, there were no easy answers. I know a lot of you feel that we should have just let the chips fall at let the everything work itself out. We don't do that here at work, we see a problem and try to fix it, if the solution doesn't work, no finger pointing, we put our heads back together and work out another solution.
    Sep 22 11:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.K. business secretary Vince Cable attacks "unfettered capitalism" and unveils plans to review the way companies are governed. “Capitalism takes no prisoners and kills competition where it can,” Cable tells a conference of his Liberal Democrat party. “Markets are often irrational or rigged.” He denies he's "anti-business."  [View news story]
    I believe what he meant by unfettered was to have regulations in place that would keep one person from screwing another. We saw that in the mortgage fiasco, where loan brokers were able to screw unwise (a kind word, I know) home owners and loan purchasers. Hey, we are only human, that is why we have to live by a set of laws. Just as we have laws to punish us for crimes (like stealing), we need laws to "fetter" in captilism. Once again, we are only human and some of us find it a game to screw the other guy.
    Sep 22 10:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sucker's Rally? [View article]
    I totally agree with you. But, there are circumstances that will still screw you. I was doing as you described above until the flash crash occurred. Almost all my positions sold in one quick moment. There are some things you just can't guard against.
    Sep 22 08:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three U.S. Dividend ETFs Worth a Look [View article]
    Yes, thank you very much.
    Sep 22 08:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sucker's Rally? [View article]
    Where did the money come from in the '60's? Did people raising five kids have a lot of extra change - that's where the demographics came from then. Now we have 401K's. Where is that money going into?
    Sep 22 06:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sucker's Rally? [View article]
    Exactly. Don't listen to mouths who spew predictions based on ideology, from either side of the fence.
    Sep 21 08:47 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman's formula for finding strong yield stocks: When a company's bond yields are falling, investors are confident that it has the cash to meet coupon payments. And if the firm has that kind of cash, it likely has the cash to continue and perhaps raise payouts to stock investors. With that in mind, Goldman's favorites are MO, CTL, VZ, T, PM, EXC, BMY, PFE, COP, AEP.  [View news story]
    Right, now I'm afraid to buy any of the above stocks.
    Sep 20 05:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ralph Acampora doesn't think we're seeing a market top; in fact, he says the Dow may climb to 13,000 by next June, citing excessive pessimism on the economy. “We’ve seen the worst, we had the earthquake,” he says of the last two years. “What we’re experiencing now are the aftershocks.”  [View news story]
    I agree that rampant unintelligent growth will turn this planet into an empty husk.
    Sep 20 02:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Poor stock performance and sentiment combined with attractively priced equities means we may be in a contrarian's dream scenario; does that mean it's time to get in?  [View news story]
    Dividend paying international companies. If I was a benevolent despot, I would force every college grad with a job to start a drip program in leiu of SS.
    Sep 19 11:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Poor stock performance and sentiment combined with attractively priced equities means we may be in a contrarian's dream scenario; does that mean it's time to get in?  [View news story]
    In my corner of the world, you are right. All the salesmen I speak to have said their business has been increasing. The problem is it takes fewer people per widget produced, so fewer workers are needed. Can we have a growth in the equities market without a substantial increase in hiring? With the growth of emerging nations and multinational companies, yes we will.
    Sep 18 04:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three U.S. Dividend ETFs Worth a Look [View article]
    I wish every youngster with a halfway decent paying job entered into a drip plan. If I only knew then what I know now.
    Sep 17 02:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doug Kass tells CNBC he's starting to short the market: "In technical analysis, it's not the level that's important, it's the manner to which the market moves to a level. This has been a weak one technically."  [View news story]
    Tank it so the GS computers can buy bargains again.
    Sep 17 02:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The poor have the hardest time riding rough economic waters, but according to a recent Brookings paper it's the rich who are most exposed to income cyclicality. Top 1% earners' incomes are 2.4x more cyclical than the average American. But with paychecks that are 11x higher, they can probably deal with it. (via)  [View news story]
    So, if you are hit by a bus, should we just let you bleed to death, or let the local hospital take a loss, if they want.
    Hey, I don't like people with their hands out, or who are irresponsible and then cry help when they get in trouble, but too many people drown because of hospital costs. We have oldsters sucking up 80% of healthcare costs trying to keep them alive during the last 6 months of their lives while guys like you can't get the protection they need.
    Sep 17 02:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The poor have the hardest time riding rough economic waters, but according to a recent Brookings paper it's the rich who are most exposed to income cyclicality. Top 1% earners' incomes are 2.4x more cyclical than the average American. But with paychecks that are 11x higher, they can probably deal with it. (via)  [View news story]
    College student. Maybe she shouldn't have gone to college if she knew ahead of time she was going to get sick.
    Sep 17 02:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The poor have the hardest time riding rough economic waters, but according to a recent Brookings paper it's the rich who are most exposed to income cyclicality. Top 1% earners' incomes are 2.4x more cyclical than the average American. But with paychecks that are 11x higher, they can probably deal with it. (via)  [View news story]
    I get thumbs down for making the most innocuous of comments. Don't feel bad.
    Sep 17 02:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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