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  • Shiller Now Sees Double Double-Dip [View article]
    If there is another stimulus package, it needs to focus on job creation involving improving the nation's infrastucture. By "infrastructure" I don't mean roads. I mean the electrical grid, sewage and water-lines in major cities (many of which were constructed in the late 19th century) and the like. Kind of like a high-tech CCC.
    Aug 12, 2010. 04:40 AM | 29 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons This Rally Is Toast [View article]
    I think the main reason, and perhaps only reason, you are calling this rally "toast" (my eyes are rolling out of my head) is due to the very first sentence in your piece. That being, "After Friday's close, we muttered about our current S&P 500 short position - and while the entry was certainly mistimed from a short term perspective, we do expect this position to be a winner eventually."

    Fella, guys like you are becoming a penny a dozen.
    Jun 15, 2010. 10:54 AM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Bernanke Pull a Fast One Last Night? [View article]
    JasonC, your rational understanding have no place in this den of hyperbole.
    Dec 6, 2010. 03:40 PM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fireworks Are About to Start [View article]
    USisCorrupt, I take your point, but Good Lord you come off as a fella with a very large aluminum sombrero.

    I know, I know, I don't get it and when society as we know it crumbles to dust, I will envy your guns, tractors and gold.


    Unfortunately for the extremist wombats, the truth lies in the middle.

    P.S. Please keep God out of your rants in the future. Out of respect for God if nothing else.
    Oct 24, 2010. 06:45 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Today Looks Like the Day [View article]
    The austerity measures required to revitalize the Greek economy will cause a great deal of civil unrest. So be it. That country has existed in a land of cotton-candy and chocolate bars and now its teeth have rotted out of its head. Time to see the dentist.
    May 20, 2010. 12:53 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Refuses to Reflect the State of the Economy [View article]
    You are hardly objective. Rather, you are the epitome of "heels dug in".


    "In fact, I am starting to not even care how stocks do because the market refuses to reflect what's going on in the economy." I would make one small change to your above statement, "...because the market refuses to go along with my predictions."
    Dec 29, 2010. 06:58 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Democrats and Republicans reportedly reach a tentative agreement on the framework of a deal that would increase the debt ceiling by up to $2.4T and guarantee an equal amount of deficit reduction over the next 10 years.  [View news story]
    The Tea Party is made up of unsophisticated children that would cry like a calf in a hailstorm if they actually had to live in a world they clamor for. They just do not understand governance, society and the functions of each.

    Granted the Rs and Ds have been utterly woeful, but throwing the baby out with the Tea Party bath water is not the way to go. A third way based on reason, intellect and planning rather than emotion and ignorance is needed.
    Jul 31, 2011. 10:08 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Please raise my taxes, Warren Buffett says: “If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end - people like myself - should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we’ve ever had it.”  [View news story]
    Katie, bar the door! First, Warren says Uncle Sam (i.e., the Obama administration) has done an admirable job dealing with the economic mess it was handed, now, he has the gall to say the ultra-rich should actually pay back into the system they exploit to make huge gains?! How will the republicans skewer King-Capitalist without looking silly?
    Nov 22, 2010. 02:26 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Look for states to suffer a collapse similar to the banking industry implosion of 2008 as crippling deficits come back to haunt them, outspoken analyst Meredith Whitney said Tuesday (video). Whitney, famous for calling the financial sector crisis, warned banks aren't out of the woods yet, predicting a sharp drop in housing prices and shrinking trading revenues will decimate Q4 earnings.  [View news story]
    This is a prime example of, "Say something as shocking as possible to garner as much attention and spotlight for myself as possible". This type of crap is not "hard-hitting" or "contrarian". Rather, it is simply irresponsible. I am embarrassed for this woman as it appears she has very few scruples.
    Sep 29, 2010. 07:42 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Keystone - Canada moves toward oil route around Obama [View news story]
    Pardon me, but I would like to punch the Obama administration in it's collective face. What a bunch of idiots. The US could corner the market for world oil and NG production, transport and storage. Imagine the economic boom and what the profits, human energy, and world standing would do for this country. I really am beginning to think Obama isn't merely dumb, but sinister. No one, I mean no one, could not see this opportunity. It would be equal to the space race in the 50s and 60s.
    Oct 8, 2014. 08:13 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is China's Lower PMI Report the Canary in the Coal Mine? [View article]
    Exactly. The supposition of this article is just stupid. China is engaging in a controlled contraction for the benefit of the long-term (something the bears around here ceaselessly cry for) and what happens? It gets labeled as a "canary in the coal mine". Seriously, nothing makes you people happy. If the markets are supported by policy, you complain about what an artificial scam everything is. If China acts responsibly, its the beginning of the end. For Christ's sake, make up your minds.
    Mar 2, 2010. 11:48 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Byron Wien's 10 Surprises for 2010 [View article]
    Although these are called "potential surprises", they seem more level-headed than most of the "thought-out" analysis I have been reading, both bull and bear.
    Jan 5, 2010. 09:46 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • April Nonfarm Payrolls: +165K vs. consensus +145K, 138K previous (revised from +88K). Unemployment rate 7.5% vs. consensus 7.6%, 7.6% previous. [View news story]
    I just don't believe any of it anymore. A number comes out, it gets adjusted later. At this point no one can possibly believe these numbers reflect reality. How many people have just fallen off the cliff (e.g. no longer looking for work, working part-time, unemployment benefits exhausted, etc)

    These numbers may make some people feel better but they make me uneasy. I feel that the rug that all of the dirt is being swept under has a huge bulge in the center.
    May 3, 2013. 08:51 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Look for states to suffer a collapse similar to the banking industry implosion of 2008 as crippling deficits come back to haunt them, outspoken analyst Meredith Whitney said Tuesday (video). Whitney, famous for calling the financial sector crisis, warned banks aren't out of the woods yet, predicting a sharp drop in housing prices and shrinking trading revenues will decimate Q4 earnings.  [View news story]
    Tack, you hit the nail on the head.
    Sep 29, 2010. 07:52 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Look for states to suffer a collapse similar to the banking industry implosion of 2008 as crippling deficits come back to haunt them, outspoken analyst Meredith Whitney said Tuesday (video). Whitney, famous for calling the financial sector crisis, warned banks aren't out of the woods yet, predicting a sharp drop in housing prices and shrinking trading revenues will decimate Q4 earnings.  [View news story]
    I think this says it all, "Whitney, famous for calling the financial sector crisis," she is merely perpetuating and defending her intellectual turf that garnered her 15 minutes of fame in the first place. "States to suffer a collapse", give me a break. There is enough hyperbole and hot-air coming out of that woman's mouth to fuel an armada of hot-air balloons.
    Sep 29, 2010. 07:51 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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