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  • All Time VIX Spike #11 (And A Treasure Trove Of VIX Spike Data) [View article]
    By my crude calculations, Big Caps were being sold with bigger fervor than Nasdaq Yesterday; so...............Early birds' Specials and dipping Today, to be good at the open, 9:30 EST, and later on....................big battles to resume!
    ~With no inflation, why try to be in the markets!? Cash is a better offer!
    Feb 26, 2013. 08:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Italian Election Scares Bulls [View article]
    My biggest indicator, Thank_God_Noone else is using..........and I don't recommend it, unless you believe what I believe ! As February goes, so goes the year !?!?!?!?
    Feb 26, 2013. 04:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Most Investors Remain Cautious On Stocks [View article]
    Not much of a chance !?!?!?!?!?!?
    "I hope a better year in 2013, 2014"
    "I want to be clear,we're ways to go before we're satisfied"
    "Cauciously optimistic for the next two years"
    "EU central bank, also stabilizing Fin services"
    "Rising interest rates very bad for the economy"
    Fed dual mandates: price stability; full employment
    Most of "QE" is done
    Authorize debt ceiling
    Monitor financial systems
    Supervision of banks' "too big to fail"
    Flood the world with dollars
    Todays Stock Markets, as good as money in the bank!? Gambling is dead;proof: Jan 2013 trading volume lowest by far in at least 10 years(chart from Barrons). Volume of 2012 1/2 of last 10 years!
    Gamblers are holding off until Dr. Bernanke, like the Pope, resigns!!
    Feb 25, 2013. 06:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernanke Is Underwriting The Wealthy [View article]
    ....S&P500 companies distributed 33% of their earnings, as dividends in 2011 !
    In 2012, the S&P 500 companies bribed their shareholders with 38% of earnings and still doing it !
    15% increase in dividend payout in a year(Now that the monopoly money is free and Congress is kicking the can down the road!)?
    Now, profit margins are shrinking; S&P 500, year to date earnings are down .5%.
    S&P 500 companies?, are they to follow the Dow Utilities?
    Year to date, Utilities' earnings are down 31%.
    Year ago 2011 dividends comprised of 60 % of earnings.
    This year to date >> >> >> >> >> of 93% of earnings.
    Any Utilities too big to fail ?
    Will dividend cut, anouncements, be the straw that broke the "market's" back !?
    With Bernanke, lauding the QEnfinity, I don't see anything else!
    Feb 25, 2013. 05:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dow Record In Sight [View article]
    In my notes, from the Bernanke debate in Michigan, I jotted down, " Most of QE is done " .
    My opinion, the banks, "too big to fail" ones ......................... the fate of the Dow's top level.
    Feb 25, 2013. 05:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Things That Will Set The Direction For Wall Street Next Week [View article]
    Two days of voting in ITALY

    PORTUGAL's debt to GDP 122%, from 90% four years ago.

    Is austerity the cure?.....ITALY,......... h i n k !
    Feb 25, 2013. 05:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Outlook - Pivotal Week Ahead For Stocks [View article]
    I think, the strength of the $dollar and weakness in precious metals has helped dividend stocks to pull the averages higher.
    A socialist Government in Italy, if it happens, to bring advances to a halt !?
    Feb 25, 2013. 05:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Correction Patience [View article]
    With Moody's credit downgrade of G.B. Yesterday, if Markets don't tank Tomorrow, February, to be a d u d !
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    From Bernanke's debate in Michigan two days ago, The Fed and E U Central banks have the QE mantle over the Markets !
    Feb 25, 2013. 05:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Must Stop Deficits Now [View article]
    GDP = Total in dollars of Goods & Services
    Medicare is: The services, from the doctor and specialist; the goods, are the medicines, the vitamins and the diapers.
    Total cost of patient reciprocates to the benefit of the others.
    The problem is that the patient spends money which has to be collected by Taxes, fees, levies, fines etc. which, seems never to be enough because, p r o d a c t i v i t y is lacking and we are running a 1 / 2 Trillion Dollar deficit per year.
    Hypothetical thinking: Chinese and Indians, about two billion of them, still, think USA as modern P a r a d i s e !!!
    Feb 25, 2013. 05:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry Bears, We're In A Secular Bull Market [View article]
    The recession already started with SP earnings down .5%, year-to date.
    ~Utilities' (DOW) Earnings are down 31%, year-to date!
    ~Utilities are dishing out 93% of tgheir Earnings for DIVIDENDs, compared to 60% last year!
    ? The Straw that broke the camels' back?
    Maybe; Soros, selling his gold to the Russians? Did he have information that The Indias are doublingTax on Gold?
    Or Moodys' lowering of GB' Credit Rating!?
    In another words, ONE ESSAY does not make it a secular BULL Market!.........N I C E T R Y .
    Feb 24, 2013. 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In a bit of a wonky presentation, St. Louis Fed chief Bullard says one measure suggests current policy is far easier than what the Taylor Rule would mandate, and an argument can be made for rate hikes as early as August. His own personal forecast, he says, would see unemployment falling to 6.5% and mandating higher rates in June 2014. Stocks are at session lows, whether from the suggestion of imminent hikes or the realization the Fed has little more clue than the man on the street. [View news story]
    Economists : Educated beyond their capacity (intelect) .
    Feb 21, 2013. 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 20 Signs The U.S. Economy Is Heading For Big Trouble In The Months Ahead [View article]
    BOVESPA........B r a z i l e n i a.........Gold........... to find bottom, another 7% from here,...........Good l u c k !!
    Feb 21, 2013. 05:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed Is Still The Force For Bulls [View article]
    N Y S E , WallStreet, 2/19/2013 closing tick +811
    Capitulation of the "worriers" is upon US !
    Feb 20, 2013. 05:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Markets Are Higher As Economies Sour [View article]
    The lat two weeks in particular, the US $ (DXI) is up and the Dow is up.
    The Japanese YEN is down and the NIKKEI is up.

    Question : How much has gambling picked up in the markets, Stocks, Bonds and FOREX? Is it good time for exotics?
    Feb 19, 2013. 06:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cash Hoards On The Sidelines And The Great Rotation: Old Myths Meet A New Reality [View article]
    Who can tell what my IQ at this point is!?
    Y / Y growth :
    Retail Sales, + 2 %
    Credit growth, + 6%
    Credit is 50% of Retail sales..

    Without credit, retail sales , - 1%

    Public company's profit margin is 5%.
    If this is the oracle, the publick company's stock price will end up 20% shorter.
    Those who shorted, ended up 20% cash on the sidelines!
    Question to the author; what are the NYSE margin requirements Today ?
    Feb 18, 2013. 06:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment