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  • A Warning for the Bulls [View article]
    Yes, Americans. All of them. Grandparents came over from Italy, great grandparents from Germany. So yes, all Americans.
    Sep 23, 2010. 11:28 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oh, the humanity? The "Hindenburg Omen," a technical indicator that foreshadows not just a bear market but a stock market crash, is predicting a market meltdown in September. Time to get out of stocks, or just a good conspiracy theory?  [View news story]
    Totally agree.
    Aug 14, 2010. 05:56 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity Market Ready to Make a Massive Move [View article]
    Agreed. It's the economy, stupid. Investors, (both off and on the sideline), haven't a clue as to where the real world is headed.
    Jul 28, 2010. 07:09 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The One Economic Chart That Really Matters [View article]
    Government war spending is a form of stimulus.
    Jul 23, 2010. 10:24 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Dividend Stocks for the Ultimate in Deferred Gratification [View article]
    Worked with a guy who was in his 70's and worked part-time to keep busy. His wife died 3 months after he retired from his real job. His motto to me was "Raise hell while you can!". Life is tough to gauge, hate to have all those chips in front of me and then have the big one hit me before being able to spend any of it, and I would hate to be a Wal-mart greeter when I'm 90 to keep myself fed with cat food.
    Jul 8, 2010. 11:30 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sick of Sycophants [View article]
    Like your points. Actually, the elimination of payroll taxes was bandied about. My wife works part time and declares zero dependents, yet pays more than triple in payroll taxes than income tax. I think the biggest mistake wasn't to put a huge amount of stimulus in infra-structure, even the simplest projects, like new water lines (we were without water for 12 hours this week because of a break in an ancient main)
    Jun 17, 2010. 09:11 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare: Affordable Private Insurance Is Already Available [View article]
    If our health care is the best, why are we 30th for mortality? (The French have the best healthcare system - nothing like having real doctors being part of the ambulance crew)! Why do kids die (and they do) because of inadequate healthcare?

    On Nov 09 08:32 AM CLH wrote:

    > Its a fact that American health care is the best in the world. No
    > one goes to Canada or England for an operation. It may be slightly
    > more costly but our care is worth it.
    > Obama is a retarded socialist. There is nothing that the govt. can
    > do better than private enterprise.
    Nov 9, 2009. 11:51 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Time For A Mid-Course Correction? [View article]
    Having lived (and invested) through the dot com bubble, I can tell you there is no correlation to today. I was dancing the jig as investors bought companies for their ideas and potential profit from such, driving prices higher and hire. Well, I went from the jig to singing a funeral dirge, like everyone else. Today we are betting on companies increasing their earnings, not pulling them out of thin air.
    Jul 6, 2014. 05:17 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Is The Fed Behind The Curve? [View article]
    From someone who lived through the 70's and 80's, 2% inflation is a real laugher. I bought my first house at a 13% interest rate.
    Jun 22, 2014. 11:36 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Sound Of Silence [View article]
    The winemaker who has the guts to let the grapes hang and ripen more before the weather turns makes the better wine.
    May 23, 2014. 12:52 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IHS forecasts explosive growth in EV charging stations [View news story]
    Do you know how much easier it is to put in a charging station than to dig big holes in the ground to hold tanks?
    Aug 27, 2013. 10:13 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on ADP jobs: January's job gain is revised higher by 23K jobs to 215K. At 198K in February, job growth has slowed from the previous 3 reads, but is ahead of all the prints from March through October last year. (full report[View news story]
    "I still think"

    How many years will you still be saying "I think things will be getting worse"?
    Mar 6, 2013. 09:30 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Retirement Reality: Save More, Spend Less And Invest In Dividend Stocks [View article]
    At 55K a year with standard deductions, you won't be paying much in taxes. And remember, you pay no payroll taxes (SS or medicare) on your earnings. Those working 40 hrs a week will be paying much more in taxes (total taxes). I have a few more years to go till retirement and am on the same track you are on.
    Sep 24, 2012. 09:28 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cliff Diving: Will Congress And The President Destroy The U.S. Economy? [View article]
    Federal gov't workforce increased under Regan, decreased under Obama (albeit the economy).
    Sep 14, 2012. 08:02 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Stimulus Works, How Come We Need More Of It? [View article]
    OK, if tax breaks work, how come we need more of them?
    Aug 12, 2012. 09:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment