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  • Individual investors swing (just barely) to bullish overall in the latest AAII survey: 39% bullish, 37% bearish, nearly 23% neutral. The previous week, 57% felt bearish.  [View news story]
    Hey, no problem.
    Jul 15 08:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Since raising taxes in a weak economy is not a good idea, Mark Thoma says the Bush tax cuts should be extended... sort of. He would allow the tax cuts to expire on the rich and transfer the savings to low- and middle-income households. "That way there won’t be any decline in aggregate demand... and since the transfer is from high savers to low savers, it could even provide a bit of additional stimulus."  [View news story]
    Like your ideas. More comments later this evening.
    Jul 15 03:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Individual investors swing (just barely) to bullish overall in the latest AAII survey: 39% bullish, 37% bearish, nearly 23% neutral. The previous week, 57% felt bearish.  [View news story]
    I'm CAUTIOSLY optimistic. Don't trust you SA types.
    Jul 15 01:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nearly 75% of Americans oppose Obama's ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf, viewing the BP spill as a "freak accident" rather than the result of pushing the energy exploration envelope to find cheap oil, according to a Bloomberg poll.  The general perception: "If there’s a plane crash, you don’t ground all the airlines and stop flying completely.”  [View news story]
    Oh, I agree with you, but BP has had a terrible reputation when it comes to cutting corners. I'll say it again, I don't agree with shutting down all the wells, just clamping down on existing regulations - no cozy in bed with inspectors and oil rig owners, trust me, I am in the wine business and when TTB comes in to inspect our hands start shaking wondering what little details we have overlooked. Keeps us honest. And man, if you think this administration is Marxist - thank God you weren't around when Roosevelt was president, you would have thought an Uber Fidal Castro was president.
    Jul 15 01:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Individual investors swing (just barely) to bullish overall in the latest AAII survey: 39% bullish, 37% bearish, nearly 23% neutral. The previous week, 57% felt bearish.  [View news story]
    Hey, I'm cautiously optimistic - but this flip flopping within a week say nothing.
    Jul 15 12:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EIA Natural Gas Inventory: +78 bcf vs. consensus of +76 bcf. Futures move up +4.1% to $4.485.  [View news story]
    Future "betting" sometimes comes too much from the gut and not enough from the head.
    Jul 15 11:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EIA Natural Gas Inventory: +78 bcf vs. consensus of +76 bcf. Futures move up +4.1% to $4.485.  [View news story]
    Uptick in futures makes more sense then. Hot weather should be driving prices higher.
    Jul 15 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MBA Mortgage Applications: -2.9% vs. +6.7% last week. Thirty-year fixed mortgage rate increased to 4.69% from 4.68%.  [View news story]
    Oh, and an offer from my bank for a home equity loan - haven't had one of those in ages.
    Jul 14 08:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MBA Mortgage Applications: -2.9% vs. +6.7% last week. Thirty-year fixed mortgage rate increased to 4.69% from 4.68%.  [View news story]
    Jeez, I am getting at least two credit card offers a day. You can get credit if you want to pay 21% interest.
    Jul 14 08:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Higher Taxes Bring Dividend Stocks Down? [View article]
    Than the Republicans just agree for the tax cuts for the middle-class to remain and just raise the taxes on the wealthy. Seems like a no-brainer to me. Why would they want to screw everyone? Just out of spite?
    Jul 13 05:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Higher Taxes Bring Dividend Stocks Down? [View article]
    Right, I'm not going to reach 70 and just watch my money grow. I'll be happy to pay the taxes and have fun with the rest.
    Jul 13 05:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel (INTC): Q2 EPS of $0.51 beats by $0.08. Revenue of $10.7B (+34.2%) vs. $10.3B. (PR)  [View news story]
    Read the commentary - the next big thing - cloud computing. New tech driver.
    Jul 13 05:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some good news in the trade imbalance: the hefty gain in imports points to a pickup in business and consumer spending that indicates the economy in Q2 was the healthiest in four years, according to Morgan Stanley economists. “With much of the upside surprise in imports in a surge in capital goods, the outlook for domestic investment looks even stronger."  [View news story]
    Correct. If imports were down, consumers and businesses would be buying less.
    Jul 13 05:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Dividend Stocks for the Ultimate in Deferred Gratification [View article]
    Right, and then she gives you an herbal concoction and she inherits your half.
    Jul 13 08:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • People are starting to pay attention to Apple's (AAPL) iPhone fiasco after Consumer Reports says a hardware flaw is creating the reception problem, which Zero Hedge says makes Steve Jobs and his team look like "liars." The stock bears watching now, as "fans of fads are known to turn from docile lambs to vicious hyenas once a tipping point is reached... and [today's news has] tipped the scales just a little in the wrong direction."  [View news story]
    Easy way out from Consumers themselves - Duct Tape!!
    Jul 13 07:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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