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  • Want to put your money where the world's banks are putting theirs? Then look to China, which saw an 86% increase in investment from foreign bank lending (to a rate-adjusted $77B). Of course, the last time China approached this share of global lending, the late-'90s Asian crisis happened.  [View news story]
    indeed...a trade with tight stops (that may or may not trigger in a flash crash or "halted" situation)
    May 14, 2011. 09:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold vs. silver: Reasons for investing in both still abound, but they're not the same - silver looks more like tulips lately, while gold is still gold. There are key differences: not only in supply of the metals, but the out-of-whack gold-silver price ratio.  [View news story]
    enigmaman,

    You may end up being correct, but I've found in highly manipulated environments such as SLV, technical analysis is a crap-shoot. For example, do you think the technicals were key, or the CFTC and CME raising margins 8 times on PM's ?
    May 14, 2011. 09:53 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Medicare and Social Security will go bust sooner than previously thought, as a slow-growing economy saps revenues, a new report says. Trustees say the Medicare trust fund is projected to exhaust its funds in 2024, not 2029 as estimated last year, and Social Security will run out of money in 2036, not 2037.  [View news story]
    Terry,

    If your house is on fire, you don't decide to build an addition to replace the burning section. You put out the fire first.
    May 14, 2011. 09:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold vs. silver: Reasons for investing in both still abound, but they're not the same - silver looks more like tulips lately, while gold is still gold. There are key differences: not only in supply of the metals, but the out-of-whack gold-silver price ratio.  [View news story]
    Here's a more rational look at the Gold/Silver Ratio (GSR), along with select good commentary.

    www.zerohedge.com/arti...
    May 14, 2011. 09:41 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Want to put your money where the world's banks are putting theirs? Then look to China, which saw an 86% increase in investment from foreign bank lending (to a rate-adjusted $77B). Of course, the last time China approached this share of global lending, the late-'90s Asian crisis happened.  [View news story]
    Chinese banks? no way!

    Lots of money going into "great" Chinese IPO's too....how's that working out?

    You think the US banking system is rigged bad? imo, China's are completely communist govt controlled and on the "Sun Tzu" business plan. Caveat Emptor indeed.
    May 14, 2011. 09:37 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold vs. silver: Reasons for investing in both still abound, but they're not the same - silver looks more like tulips lately, while gold is still gold. There are key differences: not only in supply of the metals, but the out-of-whack gold-silver price ratio.  [View news story]
    Agree wholeheartedly Mark,

    The WSJ, NYT, etc, etc have become open "Blue Horseshoe loves (insert play)" shill houses.

    The best was just yesterday, on CNBS, Fortune Magazine's Editor-in-Chief saying US stocks are a BIG buy-in right now. Talk about irresposible and flagrant shill journalism...whew.
    May 14, 2011. 09:29 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold vs. silver: Reasons for investing in both still abound, but they're not the same - silver looks more like tulips lately, while gold is still gold. There are key differences: not only in supply of the metals, but the out-of-whack gold-silver price ratio.  [View news story]
    bbro,

    I use the paper silver (SLV, SLW) as a hedge to my physical. Agree that going paper on its own is too risky due to the massive manipulation in the big paper houses (read: JPM, HSBC) and their regulatory slaves (read: CFTC, CME)
    May 14, 2011. 09:25 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks fall as European financial crisis expands [View article]
    "Halted stocks"?

    I believe you're referring to any "exciting new Chinese IPO" that Bob Pisani wets his pants over on a daily basis? ;)
    May 14, 2011. 07:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The CME hikes margin levels on silver by 17% to $18.9K. It's the 4th bump in the last 8 sessions. At current  prices, $18.9K is roughly 10% of the nominal value of a contract. A $1 move in silver - massive in normal times, a slow day in Spring 2011 - is a $5K change in the contract's value.  [View news story]
    Mark,

    The "biggest law firms in the country" would all decline you as a client due to conflict of interest.

    How so?

    Their existing clients are the ones you want to sue.
    May 14, 2011. 07:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Austerity “doesn’t work," Joseph Stiglitz says, a view Jonathan Berr sees as common sense: "People don’t get more with less. Businesses have to spend money to make money. They can’t cost cut their way to prosperity, and neither can governments [but] try telling that to the Republicans in Congress or leaders in Europe" suffering from "deficit fetishism."  [View news story]
    Exactly Hubert and Duude!

    One foot's on the gas the other's trying a Fred Flintstone style stop.
    May 14, 2011. 07:23 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "I paid a heavy price for complaining," says Julie Preuitt, who was marginalized and demoted at the Fort Worth SEC office after saying 2007 efforts at better examinations were superficial and self-defeating. Ms. Preuitt also raised alarms about Alan Stanford in 1997, 12 years before the SEC took any action.  [View news story]
    ...and I guess you failed English composition.
    May 13, 2011. 04:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Austerity “doesn’t work," Joseph Stiglitz says, a view Jonathan Berr sees as common sense: "People don’t get more with less. Businesses have to spend money to make money. They can’t cost cut their way to prosperity, and neither can governments [but] try telling that to the Republicans in Congress or leaders in Europe" suffering from "deficit fetishism."  [View news story]
    and there's a reason why we keep you in Paris...we've got enough problems here at home as it is.
    May 13, 2011. 04:24 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "I paid a heavy price for complaining," says Julie Preuitt, who was marginalized and demoted at the Fort Worth SEC office after saying 2007 efforts at better examinations were superficial and self-defeating. Ms. Preuitt also raised alarms about Alan Stanford in 1997, 12 years before the SEC took any action.  [View news story]
    and all stupid people say what you just did...
    May 13, 2011. 04:18 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Austerity “doesn’t work," Joseph Stiglitz says, a view Jonathan Berr sees as common sense: "People don’t get more with less. Businesses have to spend money to make money. They can’t cost cut their way to prosperity, and neither can governments [but] try telling that to the Republicans in Congress or leaders in Europe" suffering from "deficit fetishism."  [View news story]
    as it should when you look at the debt and debt servicing, and Fed balance sheet.
    May 13, 2011. 04:07 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Austerity “doesn’t work," Joseph Stiglitz says, a view Jonathan Berr sees as common sense: "People don’t get more with less. Businesses have to spend money to make money. They can’t cost cut their way to prosperity, and neither can governments [but] try telling that to the Republicans in Congress or leaders in Europe" suffering from "deficit fetishism."  [View news story]
    the problem is most of govt financial arms are former Goldman Sachs.

    oh...and you forgot Krugman...the other, other "Nobel" pride and joy.

    Nobel's spinning in his grave.
    May 13, 2011. 03:55 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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