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  • Deep Value Abounds [View article]

    If I could give your comment 10 thumbs up I would.
    Sep 6 12:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pending Home Sales Reconfirm: The Market Is Crashing [View article]
    Great article

    An honest, negative, statement from Lawrence Yun. That is indeed the a frightening quote (absolutely no sarcasm).

    Think of a better way to compliment Ms. Shulyatyeva though, come on.
    Sep 4 11:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don’t Be a Hater: Stocks Are NOT Evil [View article]

    I couldn't have said it better.

    Equities are going sideways in a range with the occasional mini crash and mini spike headfakes just to keep the momentum traders from losing interest.
    Sep 3 05:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More Evidence of Capitulation in Equity Investors [View article]
    Um....There are always 3 possibilities, not 2. We go up, we go down, or we grind sideways for a long, long, time. Maybe no one expects the first possibility but almost no one expects the third possibility either. It's a good time for caution.
    Sep 2 10:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And Now for September [View article]
    That distribution chart is excellent. I was wondering was the extremes of the range was. Thanks.
    Sep 1 12:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernanke Punts. Bonds Don't Like It [View article]
    QE = Quantitative Easing

    Say it like Austin Powers "QE baby! Yeah."
    Aug 29 05:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • In Defense of Alan Greenspan: 'The Age of Turbulence' Revisited, Part 2 [View article]
    Outstanding comments on this article.

    Mr. Butter. You had me until numbers six and seven. As far as I'm concerned your whole thesis here is fine up to then but the man witnessed dot bomb and digested it's aftermath. At the level he was at he should have showed at least some emotional concern for what was occurring in the housing market. He could look at Schiller's data just easily as anyone else and understand it and pound on a table about it and people would listen him. But there was no table pounding and then was a bloodbath and The Maestro got blood all over himself. I'll leave it to the historians to was the blood off or not.
    Aug 29 02:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wednesday Options Recap [View article]
    The price quoted for options is the price per share in the contract. However the contract itself contains 100 shares. So if you buy 1 contract it costs you 4 bucks. So 17k contracts that cost 4 bucks each is big money and if the buyer excises them instead of selling them to someone else (unlikely I know) that is 1.7 million shares and that's really big money.
    Aug 25 09:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Existing Home Sales Plunge in July [View article]
    The "pre-foreclosure pool" (i.e. squatters and strategic walkaways and absolutely drowning underwater) is huge. It's the pig that is about to split the python in half. Thanks for the data-point that is meant to mask that fact though bbro.
    Aug 24 01:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wind Energy: Freedom From Fossil Fuels or Tempest in a Teapot? Part II [View article]
    Ah, you have stated exactly what I was trying to convey in my comment on the first article, but you have stated it more coherently. Thanks.
    Aug 23 03:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wind Energy: Freedom From Fossil Fuels or Tempest in a Teapot? Part I [View article]
    I appreciate your expertise in energy and this is a focused article. However you seem to think there is great significance to the "collapse" of subsidies to green energy in Europe. I look forward to part 2 where we will hopefully get more detail about this delightful turn of events that justifies all that the OPEC plus the "pure" capitalist companies that comprise the oil industry.

    As we all know now it's just so simple to extract oil from a mile under the ocean. You've just got to have at least 3 layers of pipe in your shaft, 3 super-strong plugs, and a blow-out protector that hasn't lost it's integrity. Oh and then you have to balance a mile long column of flowing liquid mud on top of your column of oil and gas and maintain that column at pressures up to 100k psi. NO SWEAT!

    And all those subsidies that went to green energy must be just obscene when you think that at the beginning of the oil era it was all private. The very idea that government money was ever spent on oil wells.

    Anyway, you are essential right that we gotta stay with oil until we get something better. But oil is so manipulated by governments and private firms and a stinking theocratic fascist monopoly. China feels so dirty about that they dropped some monster subsidies on green too. I notice you didn't mention China in your article. Won't we look silly if they crack the riddle and invent the oil killing application.

    Do keep up the good articles those and I do look forward to part 2.
    Aug 22 09:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dirty Deficits and Gross Domestic Product [View article]
    I like this article. It's clear and concise but I have a problem with this proposition.
    One explanation consistent with Poole is that the US is currently seen as the world's "Safe Haven," as is explained here and here.

    I think that statement is of the baseline condition for the whole period post WW2. And I think it is still the baseline condition. But it is not the permanent baseline condition and capital flows frictionless inside computer networks. When global money gets psychologically comfortable outside this baseline condition it will cease to be the baseline condition.

    As pointed out by Cautious. The TIC data isn't supporting this view in the short term.
    Aug 22 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The entire system is in limbo [View instapost]
    Great first article. Well done.
    Aug 21 09:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • End of Earnings Season Again - No More Upside [View article]
    Good point bbro. And still the investors are begging companies to sell them some bonds. Hmmmm.
    Aug 20 07:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Odds and Ends Stemming From a Question About Getting Ahead of the Curve [View article]
    This is the best article I've read this month. I agree with every point.

    I especially like "We fear flation!"
    I speculate that the what the bond market fears is that fed rates will be zero for an extended period and that congress and the executive branch will decree that "extended period" will hereby and henceforth mean FOREVER!
    Aug 17 06:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment