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  • Bakken Update: Mega-Fracs Are The Reason U.S. Oil Production Remains High In A Low-Price Environment [View article]
    Actually this article addresses a specific aspect of Shale oil production that others haven't. You can think outside the box whenever you want to.
    Jul 27, 2015. 05:34 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Macro Thoughts, July 15: China, Greece, Energy, And Donald Trump [View article]
    I was thinking that a run by a strong 3rd party candidate on the left AND the right would definately make an interesting election when the front runners are Bush version 3.0 and Clinton version 2.0.

    However, Trump has mountains of baggage. He has no possible chance of winning a state in an election. Maybe he can win one or 2 primaries. I doubt it though.
    Jul 14, 2015. 03:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece And The Future Of Europe [View article]
    Now that is the big question. It seems so inefficient to have a central bank in each country even if the computers make it easy to exchange currencies. And of course all the political shenannigans of money printing would return. And the currency power that Germany has in the Euro would still exist....The Deutschmark would be the most valuable currency.

    And of course there would be a mountain of extra transaction costs for banks and speculators to feast on.

    The people want the single currency though.
    Jul 14, 2015. 03:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece And The Future Of Europe [View article]
    Insightful article.

    The people of Europe want a single currency, that is for sure. Cypress and Greece governments decided they wanted to keep in on that single currency so much they made serious sacrifices in the short term. I don't know if I would call either case an ebb or a flow though. On the other hand the exchange value of the euro did not even suffer very much.

    I personally think that running separate European currencies again would be easier with current technology. But that won't happen unless the people of Europe suddenly demand it. It is interesting to watch.
    Jul 14, 2015. 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Purchasing Power In The 50 States [View article]
    Excellent graph.

    It tells just what the graphic's own caption says it tells. The United States dollar buys more stuff in the orange states and less in the blue states. The same thing is happening with the Euro. You can infer many implications from that data.

    Most Americans know the "cost of living" is much different in New York then rural states. Cost of living is different words for what this graphic shows.
    Jul 13, 2015. 03:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There's A New Cynk In Town: Just In Case You Deep-SIXD The Other One [View article]
    Great article! There's always a con somewhere.
    Jul 10, 2015. 12:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece threatens to sue Europe [View news story]
    It's not a good comparison. But it is a good point to show the problem with the EU. California could do that. However they are part of the United States POLITICALLY as well as financially so there would be consequences. Greece is part of the EU but the EU is not a political system like the US is so there are not the same consequences.
    Jun 29, 2015. 04:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thanks For The Gift, I Think [View article]
    Janet Yellenda!
    Jun 22, 2015. 11:53 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Oil: Demand Destruction Keeps Oil On The Selling Block [View article]
    I believe that range bound is what the Saudi's want right now. When they shift their intentions the market will shift too. Don't fight the Saudis!
    Jun 18, 2015. 11:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • No Surprises From OPEC: Pushing Demand? [View article]
    shn1974, You haven't been here long have you? This article has a favorable signal to noise ratio. If you need a point spelled out "exactly" in an article like this you should probably lurk somewhere else.
    Jun 9, 2015. 11:36 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • World Oil Output Last 3 Years [View article]
    Great article.

    I bet the Saudi's have the numbers and I bet their accurate and up to date. I still see big SUV's all over the roads and in almost every garage here in the Midwest. A retired friend of mine just got back from a 9,000 mile road trip because "Now is the time, it's spring and gas is cheap!"
    Jun 4, 2015. 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Circuit breakers for Treasurys? [View news story]
    If one could only time it! Indeed. It's still The Widow-maker trade now though
    Jun 3, 2015. 12:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Man's Self-Deceit Is Another Man's Rationalization [View article]
    Well, I just feel weird. The economy here in the Twin Cities is close to all time levels and everybody I know is busy. Where these statistics (either ours or everyone else's) are coming from I do not know.

    May 18, 2015. 05:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Falling Knives: Do Stocks Really Drop 3 Times Faster Than They Rise? [View article]
    Stocks drop fast when you are not short! When you are short prices drop is very very gradual. It keeps dropping for months to tell you you were right about the company but slowly slowly slowly to screw you out of all of the short profit!

    Sorry, That's flip, but I couldn't resist!
    May 14, 2015. 05:19 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Just Happened In The U.S. Treasury Market? And Does Bill Gross Have A Crystal Ball? [View article]
    I'll give Gross credit for his thoughts on the Bund (short it now!). But predicting the end of bonds? That's the widowmaker trade. Don't even try. It may happen, it may not. There won't be any little fish that profit when it finally topples though. Massive players with high connectivity will hedge appropriately.
    May 8, 2015. 02:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment