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  • Investment in Core of Good Economy  [View instapost]
    Well put
    Dec 14, 2009. 02:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Big Picture: On Recession and Recovery  [View article]
    It does seem that this may be a time to stretch out on the risk taking limb.
    Dec 3, 2009. 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Putin's years of decline ahead, Russians along for a bumpy ride  [View instapost]
    Those are some scary stats. How is Russia going to be in the Caucausus?
    Dec 3, 2009. 04:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where is Europe heading?  [View instapost]
    Bobby - We are on the same page. This might be what small biz wants for Xmas.
    Dec 3, 2009. 04:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Never Mind Dubai?  [View article]
    Need a reasoned and thoughtful approach. With the idea that eventually will come under attack from moneyed interests.
    Dec 3, 2009. 03:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Plan Black: How to Really End the Financial Crisis  [View article]
    Jeff has no interest in solving the problem but in perpetuating the gloom so that people buy gold, go to his website, listen to his wisdom.

    On Jul 27 11:10 AM Jeff Nielson wrote:

    > This piece is an exercise in simplicity - since the author clearly
    > doesn't have a clue about the consequences of his "plan" (which,
    > as he admits is to essentially "do nothing").
    > The U.S. is hopelessly insolvent. The U.S. financial sector is hopelessly
    > insolvent. And tens of millions of Americans are insolvent, but haven't
    > yet lost hope. Total public and private debts exceed $57 TRILLION
    > (not including $70 TRILLION in "unfunded liabilities).
    > The Darwinian "do nothing, and let the markets sort things out" implies
    > a Soviet-style debt-implosion for the U.S. in less than two years.
    > Granted, the pitiful half-measures of the Obama regime have the U.S.
    > headed for a debt-implosion anyways, but "plan black" would do so
    > in a sinking-of-the-Titanic fashion.
    Dec 3, 2009. 03:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dubai: The Economically Impossible Dream Is Over  [View article]
    Excellant discussion and writing. My relatives say that a lot of cars are being abandoned as the expats that run the economy flee away.
    There are other distortions because the gulf has a significant expat populations that often can't buy property.
    Dec 3, 2009. 01:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China: Exactly Where Japan Was in the 1980s?  [View article]
    Your analogy is excellant and analysis thought provoking. Would you contrast with US in the 1920s.
    Dec 3, 2009. 01:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 25 Reasons We Will Not Have a Depression  [View article]
    Good comment. The only reason for Maya's comment is to push gold as a US dollar alternative.

    On Nov 21 03:01 PM untrusting investor wrote:

    > Maya,
    > You cannot be serious about "hoping for very serious devaluation
    > in the dollar". Should this actually happen, it will totally destroy
    > the standard of living of 90+% of the American population. There
    > literally would probably be a revolution and serious civil unrest.
    > Just the hugh trade deficits on imported oil alone would cause a
    > major crisis with a serious devaluation in the dollar. Since oil
    > is a critical input cost and energy is such a critical component
    > of both business and consumers, a large devaluation in the dollar
    > would almost certainly foster very serious problems.
    > The US is simply not competitive with numerous developing and even
    > developed countries for many many structural reasons, none of which
    > can be solved easily or quickly, and massive dollar devaluation will
    > not solve them either.
    > Examples could include:
    > 1) Healthcare - excessive cost, inefficient system, poor incentive
    > structure, burden on business, etc.
    > 2) US military - grossly excessive costs compared to all other countries
    > in the world put together.
    > 3) Political gridlock - essentially an oligarchical structure that
    > rewards the vested interests including politicans, lobbyists, and
    > big business and is unwilling or unable to develop national policies
    > that would restructure the US.
    > 4) Regulation - massive and outdated regulations and laws that poorly
    > serve the country. Just the federal income tax act alone is one hugh
    > example of this, let alone countless others such as security, banking,
    > insurance, etc regulations.
    > Or any one of dozens and dozens of serious structural issues facing
    > the US today. So how is it that a major dollar devaluation will serve
    > to fix or help with any the major structural issues facing the US?
    > We think it would make them far worse as even say a 50% devaluation
    > in the US dollar probably would not make the US competitive with
    > developing countries in terms of: labor cost, lax regulation, healthcare,
    > military costs, or the dozens of major structural issues facing the
    > US.
    Nov 30, 2009. 02:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Israel's Current Economic Miracle: Lessons for the U.S. Economy?  [View article]
    Take away the massive aid from the US government and the American Jewish Community, where would Isreal be?
    Nov 30, 2009. 01:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Holiday Boom or Economic Doom?  [View article]
    I believe he is looking to drive traffic to his website selling gold and information. Part of that includes creating hysteria about the impending US collapse.
    Thanks for your comment.

    On Nov 29 06:26 PM Steven Hansen wrote:

    > Jeff Nielsen
    > you are an interesting piece of work. i don't go around looking only
    > for negative data - i look at it all. i use government and non-government
    > data and try to correlate it. i am not a pumper, and your obsession
    > in painting everything black smells of an agenda.
    > Jeff, I have no argument with what you are selling - but i have a
    > problem with you bias.
    Nov 30, 2009. 12:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nouriel Roubini worries the sudden liquidity-driven rise in commodity prices will turn this emerging V-shaped recovery into a W.   [View news story]
    As opposed the wisdom of a gold speculator. Your articles have been real pearls of wisdom that have led a lot of people to lose a lot of money.

    On Jun 21 06:57 PM Jeff Nielson wrote:

    > Roubini is grossly over-rated, and has only shown glimmers of understanding
    > since the U.S. meltdown began.
    > First, of all the U.S. can't have a "W-shaped" recession since there
    > isn't any up-leg to reverse - the economy is still plummeting downward.
    > Secondly, the idea that commodities - and those popular "boogeymen"
    > commodity-speculators - could be the only thing standing in the way
    > of a U.S. "economic recovery" is laughable.
    Nov 25, 2009. 04:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As an Investment, Gold's Just a Brick  [View article]
    Vitaly - Thank you for taking the abuse that comes with using data and logic to make an unpopular argument.
    Nov 25, 2009. 03:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hyper-Inflation or Just Hype?  [View article]
    Some reasonable comments but a lot of people (especially goldbugs) that were disappointed that this article didn't blindly confirm their investment thesis.
    Nov 25, 2009. 03:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Defending Cramer's 'Madness'  [View article]
    He has adequately disclosed unlike some of the other posters like Jeff Nielsen who relentlessly flogs gold, china and anti-americanism. How about some disclosure about that.
    On Jun 12 10:00 AM Daniel Harrison wrote:

    > No. I once wrote for TheStreet.com, but not anymore.
    Nov 25, 2009. 02:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment