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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I agree. Free market only sales. And why do it all at once. Why not sell it in an orderly manner with online brokerages over whatever time frame necessary to reap the maximum number of dollars?
    Aug 11 08:09 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    S&P did make an error but it was in the other direction. The U.S. government is even less able to repay than their calculations. Debt repayment ability or risk of default should be calculated the same way it is in corporate banking which is comparing the cost of debt repayment versus cash on hand and income. Since the government has no excess cash on hand, it should be based only on income versus spending and whatever is left over to service debt. Using GDP is completely erroneous because it is not at all a measure of the "product" of the productive entities in the U.S. Instead, it includes government spending! How can you determine debt repayment when you are using GDP including government spending to show the ability to repay? Not only that, the government wants an additional allowance for inflation! They are they very ones creating inflation! If you want to use GDP as a comparison, it should be GDP minus government spending with no allowance for inflation at all. In fact, any reduction of the value of the dollar versus other currencies and gold should be deducted off of GDP as well since they are then repaying with inflated dollars for a negative interest rate.
    Aug 10 10:49 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hedged Dividend Strategies: Buy the Stock, Short the Index, Gain Inflation Protection [View article]
    I recently implemented this exact strategy. The pitfalls lie in days like yesterday when CIM took a giant hit. I still like the strategy overall but am tiring of the whipsaws of the market based on the Fed and Congress.
    Jul 15 09:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What to Do in the Face of 'The Mother of All Black Swans' [View article]
    Excellent Summary. I think you are exactly right. Thanks!
    Feb 7 08:17 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Are American Express Shares Down Over 8% in 3 Days? [View article]
    American Express offers the best service to consumers. Merchants will continue to accept Amex because wealthy consumers prefer it.
    Dec 27 01:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bye Bye Sprint, No Looking Back [View article]
    I have had the same kind of problems with Sprint and only get any satisfaction when they realize my husband's corporate plan and how much we spend with them.

    I wish our politicians eschewed special treatment like you have!
    Jan 15 09:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment