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  • If you've been on the sidelines during the market's recent run, don't worry, there's more upside to come, says Goldman's Abbie Joseph Cohen. This rally's real, and the fundamentals are there to support it Cohen says. She pegs fair value for the S&P 500 at 1,575 — a 4% premium to yesterday's close. "There are other models, including the Fed model, that show fair value as high as 1,700 or 1,750." [View news story]
    The stock, commodity and currency exchanges have been reduced to gambling dens whereby the more powerful traders with deep pockets move the markets to maximize their own profits at the expense of the remaining not so powerful players. The big boys have enormous money power to move the markets in the direction which results in maximum profits for themselves. They effectively use the media to lure the other players in the market to a position where they would incur maximum loss.

    While executing their regular business if they do end up making a loss, their friends, the elected politicians are always there to bail them out with tax payers funds and even if that is not sufficient they can always borrow more. The debts taken in the name of the country will have to be borne by the rest of the population in the form of higher taxes and austerity measures.

    Long Live Nexus of the rich and the politicians to loot the rest of the population till they wake up, understand the nexus and break it up.

    http://bit.ly/X6RPPr
    Mar 2, 2013. 04:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • While many believe the global economy is stable and recovering, "permabear"  economist David Rosenberg sees "a car being driven by a drunk, lurching from side to side on the road, narrowly avoiding the ditches each time." While the car is in the middle of the road right now, "is that because the driver has sobered up, or is it because the car is just passing through the middle on its way to the ditch on the other side?" [View news story]
    Fed's insistence on continuing QE till the unemployment rate comes down is like the drunk person resolve to keep on drinking till his liver recovers to its peak health.

    http://bit.ly/X6RPPr
    http://bit.ly/PoXMSN
    Feb 3, 2013. 12:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Copper prices have held up solidly this year due to endless Chinese demand, and have proven to be a sturdy hedge in the face of mostly downbeat global economic data. More importantly, it's resilience is a possible sign that perhaps the global downturn isn't as dire as it seems. Even as growth declines, infrastructure projects in China have been proceeding as scheduled. So, as long as China’s economy chugs along, copper will continue to retain its sweet spot as a counter-trade against the rest of the world's woes.  [View news story]
    The prices of commodities are no longer determined by the age old mantra of demand and supply. It is determined by the futures and options outstanding on the global commodity exchange casino.

    Hence even if there is a lack of demand or supply glut of any commodity in the real world, the price of it will be decided by the strongest player on the exchange.

    http://bit.ly/PoXMSN
    Jul 21, 2012. 01:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Irony alert: The NYSE issues a reminder that gambling is not allowed on the trading floor. Perhaps Captain Renault should deliver the message.  [View news story]
    The stock, commodity and currency exchanges have been reduced to gambling dens whereby the more powerful traders with deep pockets move the markets to maximize their own profits at the expense of the remaining not so powerful players. The big boys have enormous money power to move the markets in the direction which results in maximum profits for themselves. They effectively use the media to lure the other players in the market to a position where they would incur maximum loss. It is similar to rounding up maximum sheep before shutting the doors of the slaughter house.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...
    Jan 27, 2011. 10:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's a bit of a different mood at Davos where one economist sees a generation-long "super cycle" of high growth, the likes of which has only been seen 2 other times since the 18th century. Another economist says, "the whole world's going to be rich by the end of this century."  [View news story]
    I would love to have what these guys are smoking.............

    Th­e rich corporatio­­­ns and the too big to fail bunch of banksters have a lot of influence on the political class, the rule makers and the rule enforcers due to their enormous purchasing power. So irrespecti­­­­­­­­ve of the position in the government­­­­­­­­, everyone works for their benefit.

    The politician­­­­s around the world are nothing more than auction items which can be sold to the highest bidder. They will do whatever they can for the lobbyist paying them the maximum amount of money or votes, be it the unions, the banksters, the richest corporatio­­­­ns or individual­­­­s. They are in the power seat to extract maximum advantage for themselves in the small time frame they occupy the seat of power.

    The rest of the population is least of their concerns. The only activity they do is pacify the majority of the population using false statistics and promises of a better future so that they do not lynch them and their masters while they are robbing the taxpayers.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...
    Jan 24, 2011. 10:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bull vs. Bear on What's Next for Silver [View article]
    One thing I fail to understand is that why most analysts are recommending the purchase of Gold or Silver as a safe investment? The problem today is that the price of precious commodities is not derived by it's physical demand or supply but more by the speculative positions standing long or short on the commodity exchange like any other traded commodity, stock or currency.
    The basic mechanism of price discovery (based on demand and supply for actual use) of anything traded on an exchange has been terminally infected by speculators having access to unlimited funds and super fast computers for trading leading to volatile price swings. This has been made worse by the launch of ETFs for anything and everything under the sun by the financial community.
    The price of everything including Gold and Silver is likely to suffer when the speculators unwind their positions due to some event that they have not anticipated or foreseen.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...
    Jan 17, 2011. 04:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Precious Metals Correction Presents Buying Opportunity [View article]
    One thing I fail to understand is that why most analysts are recommending the purchase of Gold as a safe investment? The problem today is that the price of Gold is not derived by it's physical demand or supply but more by the speculative positions standing long or short on the commodity exchange like any other traded commodity, stock or currency.
    The basic mechanism of price discovery (based on demand and supply for actual use) of anything traded on an exchange has been terminally infected by speculators having access to unlimited funds and super fast computers for trading leading to volatile price swings. This has been made worse by the launch of ETFs for anything and everything under the sun by the financial community.
    The price of everything including Gold is likely to suffer when the speculators unwind their positions due to some event that they have not anticipated or foreseen.
    www.marketoracle.co.uk...
    Jan 17, 2011. 04:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Truth About the U.S. Housing Market [View article]
    The house prices have a lot further to fall because the population in the developed world are suffering due to the hangover from excessive borrowings from lenders who lent to anyone on the street to maximise their own bonuses.

    The problems have been compounded by Outsourcin­­­­­­­g and Rampant Speculatio­­­­­­­n allowed in all the exchanges. The problems are hereto stay as till date no one in the political arena has even acknowledg­­­­­­­ed the problems let alone find solution to them.

    The too big to fail bunch of banksters have a lot of influence on the political class, the rule makers and the rule enforcers due to their enormous purchasing power. So irrespecti­­­­­­­­ve of the position in the government­­­­­­­­, everyone works for the benefit of the banksters.

    The rest of the population have to be dumped with lots of problems like unemployme­­­­­­­­nt, high cost of living (thanks to speculatio­­­­­­­­n in commodity exchanges)­­­­­­­­, foreclosur­­­­­­­­es, etc. so that they don’t devote their thoughts to the root of all problems and revolt against the comfortabl­­­­­­­­e arrangemen­­­­­­­­t between the banksters, central bankers and the government­­­­­­­­s.

    This too big to fail group has grown more powerful in size and influence in the last two years and is likely to end up being too big to bail bringing down complete economies of countries with them.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...
    Jan 8, 2011. 04:31 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It was a bumpy ride at times, but the destination was worth it for most investors. For the year: Dow +11%, S&P +12.8%, Nasdaq +16.9%, Russell 2000 +25.3%, Wilshire 5000 +15.6%. Among commodities, crude oil +15.1%, natural gas -20.7%, gold +29.8%, silver +83.7%, copper +33.4%.  [View news story]
    Great going.
    Huge bonus for the speculating banksters who manipulate the stock and commodity markets with free money handed out to them by the Central Bankers while the rest of the population have to pay out a much higher portion of their earnings to buy stuff that they use for their existance like oil, sugar, cotton etc. pushing them towards poverty.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...
    Jan 1, 2011. 12:21 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2011 Outlook: Economy Should Do Better Than Market Expects [View article]
    The population in the developed world are suffering due to the hangover from excessive borrowings from lenders who lent to anyone on the street to maximise their own bonuses.

    The problems have been compounded by Outsourcin­­­­g and Rampant Speculatio­­­­n allowed in all the exchanges. The problems are hereto stay as till date no one in the political arena has even acknowledg­­­­ed the problems let alone find solution to them.

    The too big to fail bunch of banksters have a lot of influence on the political class, the rule makers and the rule enforcers due to their enormous purchasing power. So irrespecti­­­­­ve of the position in the government­­­­­, everyone works for the benefit of the banksters.

    The rest of the population have to be dumped with lots of problems like unemployme­­­­­nt, high cost of living (thanks to speculatio­­­­­n in commodity exchanges)­­­­­, foreclosur­­­­­es, etc. so that they don’t devote their thoughts to the root of all problems and revolt against the comfortabl­­­­­e arrangemen­­­­­t between the banksters, central bankers and the government­­­­­s.

    This too big to fail group has grown more powerful in size and influence in the last two years and is likely to end up being too big to bail bringing down complete economies of countries with them.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...
    Dec 29, 2010. 09:09 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Bold Predictions for 2011, Part 2 [View article]

    Politicians in developed countries are blaming the developing countries, who provide a majority of their own population with low cost products and services, for their own problems. They are engaging in curbing the visa limits for movement of manpower from the developing countries and engaging in currency wars with each other. The developed countries cannot create jobs in their own country by these practices as the major multinational companies have permanently shipped the manufacturing jobs to the low cost developing countries to maximize their own profits. (www.marketoracle.co.uk...)
    The protectionism and currency wars are likely to intensify in 2011 causing great damage to the earnings and living standards of a majority of the world population.


    www.marketoracle.co.uk...
    Dec 29, 2010. 12:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • America may be slowly transforming from a full-time to a part-time employed society, as the U.S. has lost 10.5M full-time jobs and added 2.8M part-time jobs in the past three years. What happens to a country when millions of its citizens lose the economic support of work - not to mention a habit that lends balance, structure and dignity to their lives?  [View news story]
    The population in the developed world are suffering due to the hangover from excessive borrowings from lenders who lent to anyone on the street to maximise their own bonuses.

    The problems have been compounded by Outsourcing

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...

    and Rampant Speculation allowed in all the exchanges.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...

    The problems are hereto stay as till date no one in the political arena has even acknowledged the problems let alone find solution to them.

    The too big to fail bunch of banksters have a lot of influence on the political class, the rule makers and the rule enforcers due to their enormous purchasing power. So irrespecti­ve of the position in the government­, everyone works for the benefit of the banksters.

    The rest of the population have to be dumped with lots of problems like unemployme­nt, high cost of living (thanks to speculatio­n in commodity exchanges)­, foreclosur­es, etc. so that they don't devote their thoughts to the root of all problems and revolt against the comfortabl­e arrangemen­t between the banksters, central bankers and the government­s.

    This too big to fail group has grown more powerful in size and influence in the last two years and is likely to end up being too big to bail bringing down compelte economies of countries with them.

    http://www­.marketora­...
    Dec 14, 2010. 06:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Today was the "worst day of the Obama presidency" - the tax deal unraveling, his political capital spent, upstaged by a former president and by the Senate's farthest-left Democrat. Joe Weisenthal says this may mark the day Obama "officially became a lame duck."  [View news story]
    The too big to fail bunch of banksters have a lot of influence on the political class, the rule makers and the rule enforcers due to their enormous purchasing power. So irrespective of the position in the government, everyone works for the benefit of the banksters.

    This too big to fail group is growing more powerful in size and influence and is likely to end up being too big to bail.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...
    Dec 11, 2010. 01:17 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Eurozone Regulators Move to Curb Commodity Speculators [View article]
    The only thing driving up commodity prices are speculators armed with cheap money and super fast computers. This is causing a havoc in the lives of rest of the population and pushing them towards poverty as they can no longer afford the basic necessities of life.

    Regulators are too slow to react and take ages to identify and take measures to solve the problems.

    Total ban on speculation is strictly required all over the world to bring relief to the common man.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...
    Dec 10, 2010. 09:40 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nov. Nonfarm Payrolls: +39K vs. +144K expected, +172K in Oct. (revised from +151K). Unemployment 9.8% vs. 9.6% expected, 9.6% prior.  [View news story]
    Logic does'nt suggest job creation in the developed countries as the Big MNCs will recruit only the lowest compensation demanding people on their roles in order to maximise their own profits.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...

    The population in the developed world are suffering due to the hangover from excessive borrowings from lenders who lent to anyone on the street to maximise their own bonuses.

    The problems have been compounded by Outsourcing

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...

    and Rampant Speculation allowed in all the exchanges.

    www.marketoracle.co.uk...

    The problems are hereto stay as till date no one in the political arena has even acknowledged the problems let alone find solution to them
    Dec 3, 2010. 08:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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