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  • Get out of Treasurys while there's still time, Marc Faber warns, as he's counting on inflation to eventually ramp up. "Whenever food prices go up, and grains have been very strong recently, with the sum delay, you get inflationary pressures," he tells CNBC. Faber cites a weakening dollar as a second reason to decrease holdings in U.S. debt.  [View news story]
    Hasn't anyone looked at what the prices for fertilizer companies were a few years ago? We've already spiked.
    Aug 18, 2010. 07:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Get out of Treasurys while there's still time, Marc Faber warns, as he's counting on inflation to eventually ramp up. "Whenever food prices go up, and grains have been very strong recently, with the sum delay, you get inflationary pressures," he tells CNBC. Faber cites a weakening dollar as a second reason to decrease holdings in U.S. debt.  [View news story]
    Unfortunately, if we all ate right and drank just water with lunch or dinner, the economy would really go into a tailspin. The multi-billion dollar junkfood industry has also spawned the multi-billion dollar diet industry.
    Aug 18, 2010. 07:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Get out of Treasurys while there's still time, Marc Faber warns, as he's counting on inflation to eventually ramp up. "Whenever food prices go up, and grains have been very strong recently, with the sum delay, you get inflationary pressures," he tells CNBC. Faber cites a weakening dollar as a second reason to decrease holdings in U.S. debt.  [View news story]
    I'm paying $1.80 per gallon of Hi Fructose Corn Syrup, last year $2.30. Apple juice spiked at $1.90 a gallon two years ago, back down to $1.00 per gallon. As for my home buying, my produce hasn't gone up much at all - chicken breasts - deboned and skinless - still $2/lb. Steelhead trout - $5.99 a pound or less on sale. Just wait for strip steak to go on sale - $5.99 per pound. Salad (when I don't pick my own) has been stuck at 2.50 a bag on sale forever. I just don't eat junk, maybe that's the answer.
    Aug 17, 2010. 06:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Get out of Treasurys while there's still time, Marc Faber warns, as he's counting on inflation to eventually ramp up. "Whenever food prices go up, and grains have been very strong recently, with the sum delay, you get inflationary pressures," he tells CNBC. Faber cites a weakening dollar as a second reason to decrease holdings in U.S. debt.  [View news story]
    Food prices already spiked a few years ago. The've come down quite a bit since then.
    Aug 17, 2010. 02:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barron's picks: A screen for cheap dividend payers (dividend yield over 3%, rising dividends over past 1 and 5 years, payout ratio below 50%, forward P/E below the S&P's average of 12x) turns up 13 large caps. The top 7 ranked by dividend yield are ETR (4.2%), COP (4.0%), NEE (3.8%), CVX (3.7%), JNJ (3.7%), CMS (3.5%) and ABT (3.5%).  [View news story]
    Thanks much.
    Aug 16, 2010. 07:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The End of Japan's 20-Year Bear Market? [View article]
    Totally agree. My dad was a principal at a highschool back in the day he could paddle kids. He came to the conclusion that the same kids came back over and over to get paddled, and they all came from households with very bad parenting. My dad is very conservative, yet saw no worth in paddling unless there was discipline for the kid at home (didn't deter him from using the belt at home).
    Aug 12, 2010. 08:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The End of Japan's 20-Year Bear Market? [View article]
    Totally agree - except it's not American education - it is American parents.
    Aug 12, 2010. 08:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now individual investors just can't be trusted. The latest AAII sentiment survey has them changing their minds yet again, going 39.8% bullish and 30.1% bearish - the fifth such reversal in five weeks. (previously)  [View news story]
    Don't know if that is due to market sentiment or having to break into the piggy-bank.
    Aug 12, 2010. 02:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now individual investors just can't be trusted. The latest AAII sentiment survey has them changing their minds yet again, going 39.8% bullish and 30.1% bearish - the fifth such reversal in five weeks. (previously)  [View news story]
    Now's the time for first contact, maybe aliens are in need of the widgets we can produce.
    Aug 12, 2010. 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing the Week Ahead: Will There Be a Signal From the Fed? [View article]
    You've got me on the edge of my seat. That's the trouble with this market, things keeping coming out of left field.
    Aug 9, 2010. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The return of the 100% LTV home loan is gathering some defenders, but not Ryan Avent: They "practically guarantee that any household misfortune will be substantially magnified." There's no justification for the programs, he says; get a substantial down payment or don't get a home.  [View news story]
    The little guy always gets the screw.
    Aug 9, 2010. 09:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Parsing the Jobs Report [View article]
    Man, does it ever. Neither side can just relax and discuss, can they.
    Aug 7, 2010. 07:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The return of the 100% LTV home loan is gathering some defenders, but not Ryan Avent: They "practically guarantee that any household misfortune will be substantially magnified." There's no justification for the programs, he says; get a substantial down payment or don't get a home.  [View news story]
    Right, Wall Street bought all those mortgages because everyone else around them was, didn't want to be the only ones not in the game. Mortgage brokers were making a killing on commissions. Greed, greed, greed, right down the line, from would be home owner all the way up. Problem was, all those loans were rolled-up into packages bought by everything to pension funds in Iceland to exotic investment vehicles to God knows where. How knows what might have happened if we let the house of cards crumble. I'm afraid the little guy would have still gotten the screw.
    Aug 6, 2010. 02:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: +19K to 479K vs. 455K consensus. Continuing claims -34K to 4,537,000.  [View news story]
    As the third world approaches our standard of living, we approach theirs, in free markets, the only way to trade equilibrium.
    Aug 5, 2010. 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The estate tax is set to come roaring back in January. A real fear is that some families might pull the plug on grandpa rather than get stuck with a massive bill.  [View news story]
    See, there are really simple answers to all these problems.
    Aug 5, 2010. 09:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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