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  • Ford to bring Lincoln brand to China [View news story]
    You can add Mao Tse Tung to that list - who was much more influential than the other 3 combined.
    Apr 17 10:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Bubble Time: A Study Of Peak PE For The S&P 500 [View article]
    Hello James, thanks for the reply that sparked a good discussion with lots of references, mostly from Mr. Stuber (Bloomberg, Reuters, Time, etc) I am definately not a conspiracy theorist kind of guy. I am a truth-seeker. The 'mystery' comes from the fact that the business media reports so little on what may be a key parameter in the market. I also don't believe the central banks (other than the US - if the JPM purchasing is true) would be buying equities to prop up our market. They would be searching for higher returns on their money than 'safe' bonds currently deliver.

    I would disagree with you if you are asserting that all equity purchases would be happening transparently. I am an experienced investor/trader who absorbs many hours of news every day. Watching stock prices lurch up or down in the days before a big news announcement is commonplace.
    Apr 14 10:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Bubble Time: A Study Of Peak PE For The S&P 500 [View article]
    Thank you Mr. Stuber! You provided the enlightenment I was looking for. I am definately not a conspiracy theorist kind of guy. The mystery comes from the fact that the business media reports so little on what may be a key parameter in the market. I also don't believe the central banks (other than the US - if true) would be buying equities to prop up our market. They would be searching for higher returns on their money than 'safe' bonds currently deliver.
    Apr 14 10:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Bubble Time: A Study Of Peak PE For The S&P 500 [View article]
    Hello James. I've skimmed this thread and missed any discussion of a 'mystery' market parameter that I've read references to just a few times over the last few years. That is the 'trillions (?)' of dollars in US equities being bought by foreign (Israel, Germany, etc) central banks. One article suggested that Bernanke was secretly doing the same to keep equity prices high. Your thoughts?
    Apr 12 10:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Automakers face big challenges as they look to tech solutions [View news story]
    Another new recall announced by Toyota today... You who have never designed or probably created anything but a mess in your life cannot judge the work of those who do. Wisdom: Tis easy to criticize, hard to create.
    Apr 10 10:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Automakers face big challenges as they look to tech solutions [View news story]
    Two engineers were fired today by the new CEO.
    Apr 10 09:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Automakers face big challenges as they look to tech solutions [View news story]
    GM just got a new leader. Give her some time to adjust to the job. She didn't create these messes, but hopefully she can deal with them. Does anyone else see a marked increase in the number of automotive recalls? (in the last few years, Toyota, Ford, GM, etc). Either the worldwide engineering competence is decreasing or US regulators are feeling empowered to 'punish' evil corporations.
    Apr 9 11:05 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Steel +2%, says South Korean companies are dumping pipes [View news story]
    South Korean automakers (Kia, Hyundai, etc) lie about their gas mileage while the government (until recently) audited any Korean citizen that bought an American car. With friends like this, who needs enemies?
    Mar 25 12:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's franchise operator settles NY labor case [View news story]
    If the owner of a McDonalds is your Lord, pity on ya. Your statement could be a Stalin quote from right before he killed millions of kulacs (small farming businessmen) in Russia. He was a 'Maniac' also.
    Mar 19 01:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's franchise operator settles NY labor case [View news story]
    When lawyers decide that all jobs in the USA are required to pay a 'living' wage, it will be time to leave. The legal debate over what a 'living' wage is will cause massive migraine headaches in all thinking people...that will not go away. New Zealand and Chili seem nice....
    Mar 18 07:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford set to face third trial in 12-year deal lawsuit [View news story]
    It's time to challenge these ancient franchise laws. Tesla is doing so, and Ford could certainly afford to join in. If nothing else, it might improve their dealers attitudes.
    Feb 12 10:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Big Three look to incentives to clear dealer lots [View news story]
    Dude, I read the Economist and it agrees with Graham. Do you get all your info from Twitter and Muffington Pissed?
    Feb 11 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford set to face third trial in 12-year deal lawsuit [View news story]
    Perhaps Ford needs to follow in Tesla's footsteps, and start "direct sales" to the public. Ever since Craigslist got big, I've bought all my cars there. I have the cars checked out by an independent mechanic, and have been extremely pleased with these cars & trucks, as opposed to that 'ripped off' feeling I always got from a Dealer.
    Feb 11 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Reports ranks automakers by consumer perception [View news story]
    Ford's placing is amazing, when you consider the Consumer Reports 'trash-talk' on the reliability of the Ford brand...mostly due to the MyTouch system. I believe MyTouch is always sold as an option, which confuses me relative to CR's Ford downgrades. (prejudice?). Since it is becoming extremely clear that a car driver's mind needs to be fully on driving and not on cell phone discussions, etc, I hope they leave this as an option.
    Feb 5 11:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Number Of Reasons Why I'm Staying Long On Shares Of Ford Motor Company [View article]
    Thanks Cbroncos, I hope you (and Ford) are right about sales not going down this year. If we started generating more jobs in our economy, that would certainly help auto sales! This is where the total number of people working (labor participation rate) is the most significant factor, I think, and it keeps going down. Worry.

    ps Go Bronco's
    Jan 16 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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