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  • Apple's (AAPL) iOS 6 brings with it a slew of additional features meant to boost enterprise iPhone/iPad adoption. Among them are "guided access," which allows admins to steer users to a single app, and the ability to control configuration profiles and disable pre-installed apps. Apple is also reportedly partnering with VMware (VMW) to deliver a cloud-hosted version of Apple's iWork productivity suite, among other enterprise solutions. There's still no word on when Microsoft Office (MSFT) will arrive on the iPad. (Forrester[View news story]
    You solve that by buying a Samsung Galaxy Note...
    Oct 29, 2012. 11:32 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: +46K to 388K vs. 365K consensus, 342K prior (revised). Continuing claims -29K to 3.25M[View news story]
    Layoff's Layoff's. No Comment:
    4 wk trends a little shakey.

    An Dem gubmint job's a keepa goin up.
    I thowt he sayd he was shrinkin gubmint. ??
    Oct 18, 2012. 08:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The dollar index nears the dreaded "death cross" - the 50-day moving average moving below the 200-day moving average. To the technicians who mostly populate foreign exchange trading, the pattern is thought to confirm the start of a new downtrend. The dollar bull ETF (UUP) looks to have already completed the formation.  [View news story]
    Yes, and the CME has added the third, fourth, and fifth digits in various "dollar sensitive" hard assets.
    Oct 12, 2012. 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC Minutes: "Asset purchases should not adversely affect the ability of the Committee to tighten the stance of policy when doing so becomes appropriate," is the conclusion of the Fed staff. Most participants, according to the minutes, believe the risks of "adverse effects" from asset purchases "could be managed." Dissenting from the vote on QE∞ was the Richmond Fed's Jeff Lacker.
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    Will the committees' kryo storage containers be kept near wall street?Will there be someone alive at that time to thaw them out IF a repo would be required?
    Oct 4, 2012. 02:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Drawing "full-on" laughter, Spanish finmin Luis de Guindos tells a London audience Spain doesn't need a bailout at all. His attitude illustrates the point that the ECB bazooka in pocket has calmed markets enough for Spanish politicians to reject taking on a rescue. It also means this isn't over - at some point markets will force the issue.  [View news story]
    We dont have no prolems..
    We dont need no steeenking bailout!!
    Oct 4, 2012. 01:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And this guy is a hawk? Minneapolis Fed President Kocherlakota suggests last week's FOMC statement didn't go far enough. What's needed is a liftoff plan where the FOMC promises ZIRP until unemployment falls below 5.5%. Prices? They may become pesky, but the FOMC can just raise its inflation target to perhaps 2.25%.  [View news story]
    For those that actually do math, we already know that 5% unemployment will be reached before 2016 if the FED didn't do anything at the meeting.

    Now, since the QE lid has been thrown into the Marianas, we could probably shave a year or two off to get us to 5% by 2014.
    Fortunately, the new issuance until the end of time, should insure a zero percent unemployment rate by 2017, with not one private sector worker in existence!

    Atta boy!!
    Sep 20, 2012. 03:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 futures add to losses, now -0.4%, following the weaker-than-expected jobless claims print. Last week's claims were again revised higher (to 385K from 382K). The 4-week moving average rises 2K to 378K, the highest level since late June. Mornings like this were always good for a QE rumor, but with QE∞ in force, what's left for the Fed to leak?  [View news story]
    Has the Hilsentard spoken lately?
    Sep 20, 2012. 08:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's 45% cheaper to buy a house than to rent in the country's 100 largest metro areas, according to Trulia. What's keeping people from buying? Down payments, says Jeff Kolko. In Denver, it's 56% cheaper to buy, but takes 8 years to save for the down payment (Trulia must be assuming 80% LTVs).  [View news story]
    LOL!! " save " LOL!!!

    After today, try 18 years... LOL!!
    Sep 13, 2012. 05:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed is no longer looking for data to justify further easing, says CNBC's John Carney. That was the story last spring, and its the same now. All the Fed is doing now is checking the data to see if it undermines the already established case for further monetary accommodation. Grudgingly, he admits, Wall Street may be right, we can expect a new round of quantitative easing come this Thursday.  [View news story]
    Sweet. Should i throw on a quick oil short for the, ooooooooooooohh, SPR release threat? Or, just wait for the hit, then back the truck up for the run to 150? My trucks full, might want to top off before gas hits 5$.

    Gold is having a party on the launchpad already...
    Sep 11, 2012. 07:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The weak NFP print increases the likelihood the Fed will launch fresh stimulus at its policy meeting next week, writes Jon Hilsenrath. Bernanke made clear (again) his concerns over the labor market in his Jackson Hole speech, leaving the suggestion he's itching to take action. Today's report, combined with ISM in contraction territory, may give him the opening.  [View news story]
    Hold up, i need a couple more slabs of bullion since sub 2K gold is about to be relegated to the dust bin of history never to return.
    Sep 7, 2012. 09:43 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Facebook: 1) Henry Blodget argues burned Facebook investors have no reason to complain, given Facebook's S-1 highlighted its slowing growth and mobile challenges, and Mark Zuckerberg's focus on products and long-term growth rather than near-term profits. 2)  Felix Salmon thinks criticism of CFO David Ebersman's handling of Facebook's IPO fails to recognize Ebersman's priority is to keep Zuckerberg and Facebook employees happy, not outside investors.  [View news story]
    So what exactly is the difference between FB investors and Bernie Madoff investors?

    Oh right..
    Sep 4, 2012. 03:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the U.S. better off than four years ago? When it comes to energy, Duke Energy (DUK) CEO Jim Rogers says yes: "Are we better off in terms of efficiency? We see per-home usage of electricity declining… We [have had] two license[s] for nuclear plants issued. We have abundant supply of natural gas at low prices... [In] the various ways to generate electricity, we’re better off today."  [View news story]
    He neglected to mention the energy costs for those who can still afford to pay have gone up 25%. He also forgot to mention that all the PUC's have been given the all clear from regulators to break contracts at any time and raise rates mid contract, but not nullifying the contract for the customer, er, victims.. Yes, much better off as long as your living in a cardboard box. Im sure there will be more and more "box cities" popping up in the next few years.
    Sep 4, 2012. 12:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • We'll see if it holds, but stocks throw a mini-tantrum at the open - the S&P 500 -0.6% (compared to recent action 0.6% feels like 6%) - seemingly demanding a good word from Bernanke tomorrow at Jackson Hole.  [View news story]
    No worries, Potter will not let anything happen today.

    Right back to VWAP at the close.

    I see nobody knows anything about the new fed trader, or you would know he is in total control. And he likes it sideways, so, it shall be.
    Aug 30, 2012. 09:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung (SSNLF.PK) doesn't let its IFA 2012 product launch (previous) end without announcing the ATIV S, its first Windows Phone 8 device. The ATIV S sports a 4.8" AMOLED display and is just 8.7mm thick. The announcement comes ahead of a Sep. 5 Nokia (NOK) event, during which the company is expected to announce two WP8 models. In light of Samsung's move, it definitely wouldn't hurt if one of the Nokia devices featured a PureView camera. (live blog) (earlier: I, II[View news story]
    Samsung has AAPL over the barrel with their cameras.

    Better for apple to leave the camera's to the one's who know how to deliver.
    Perfect, that little 1B hit on the pat dispute will be be sucked up shortly.
    Went to switch out my iphone for an HTC but they were out. Again.
    I'll wait i guess.
    Aug 29, 2012. 03:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Beige Book: The U.S. economy grew "gradually" in the past month, with credit conditions improving but manufacturing activity was soft. Housing markets across all districts showed improvement, with sales and construction continuing to rise. Employment held steady or grew only slightly in most districts; wage pressures were contained.  [View news story]
    Uh oh, so there you have it. There will be no QE. Of any sort.

    Que gold miner beatdown in 3..2..
    Aug 29, 2012. 02:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment