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  • Cognex (CGNX +8.4%) shares lead early S&P gainers after Jim Cramer endorses the stock as a "conservative speculation." Citing its global expansion, substantial "cash life jacket" and dividend - rare for a speculative stock - Cramer says he would invest in this "real company with real profits."  [View news story]
    Pumping a company that does automated visual inspection, at the expense of human jobs. It is clear Jimbo is against employment, at the least. Enter bagholders......
    Sep 13 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why are stocks moving higher when everything looks so bad? It seems the "less-bad trade" - when the market gets a lift from things not being as bad as investors had expected - has returned to Wall Street. But as investors continue to pull money out of equities, the chances of a breakout look dim.  [View news story]
    Same old blah, blah, blah, buy, buy, buy..
    Sep 10 06:44 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's still wrong to argue the U.S. shouldn't dare get tough on China, Paul Krugman says; the Japanese get it, and they're complaining about China's purchases of yen-denominated bonds. He still likes Dean Baker's take on America's need to keep China happy: China's got an unloaded water pistol pointed at the U.S.  [View news story]
    Judging by yesterday's auction, they have already stopped, and have turned to the Yen. How 'bout that PD take down yeeaahhhh..
    Sep 10 02:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The big narrowing of the trade deficit is more proof that capital spending, not consumer spending, is driving any recovery. And if retailers have stocked up early for the holidays, imports will slow further - maybe adding a half-percentage point to GDP this quarter.  [View news story]
    LOL!!! Inventories ticked up because there is zero demand. They always fail to mention exactly where the demand is going to come from. Pump, Pump, Pump..
    Sep 10 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yet another week of net cash outflows from domestic equity funds - $7.6B in the week ended Sept. 1, the Investment Company Institute reports. That was up from $4.3B the previous week and the biggest outflow since May.  [View news story]
    And look what is happening, it is evaporating into thin air due to the heavy selling into the POMO's. 19 straight weeks and counting. Funds are pulling money out faster than Ben can put it in. Now THAT'S FUNNY.
    Sep 9 04:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "Government Motors" is a passe nickname, Jonathan Weil suggests; how about "Goodwill Motors," after automaker GM somehow listed $30B in goodwill on its IPO registration statement - and a total equity of $23.9B?  [View news story]
    " Goodwill " means free. Like when your dealer "goodwills" a repair when the vehicle is past the warranty period. Back in the day, goodwill repairs were watched like hawks from the area managers.
    High goodwill repairs usually resulted in a firing or two to say the least.
    So based on this, GM owes 6B to some one.. Great........
    Sep 9 02:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Those jobless claim numbers may mean less than meets the eye, as nine states didn’t file claims data to the Labor Department because of the Labor Day holiday. California and Virginia estimated their figures and the U.S. government estimated the other seven. "Economic data reporting has just entered the twilight zone," Zero Hedge reacts.  [View news story]
    If you go to the BLS site it is in there. I learned a while ago you have to see for yourself rather than put trust in the headlines.
    Sep 9 10:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama is pushing yet another stimulus for the moribund economy, but the stock market has nevertheless performed pretty well in his nearly 600 days in office. The Dow's 26% gain so far ranks him fifth all-time among first-term presidencies.  [View news story]
    Dear Frosty, It has nothing to do with a political party, so save the blame game for someone who cares. This is the fatal deviation from Keynesian economics, that Keynes himself warned about. The political machines "interpreted" the theory's and manipulated them in their favor, since the 40's. I don't give 2 shits about Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, LBJ, Kennedy, on down the line..................... They were ALL guilty..

    No sir, this is the failure of Keynesian economics plain and simple.

    This is the liver failure part..... Better get used to it, because blaming someone else shows your weakness to see the reality of what is really happening. You sound like Krugman............
    Sep 8 08:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama is pushing yet another stimulus for the moribund economy, but the stock market has nevertheless performed pretty well in his nearly 600 days in office. The Dow's 26% gain so far ranks him fifth all-time among first-term presidencies.  [View news story]
    Oh please, that was all QE, without that he would be the worst. He is however, the A#1 money spender... What is his rank of one term presidents??
    Sep 8 06:24 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece's Q2 GDP is revised down to -1.8% Q/Q, worse than the initial estimate of a 1.5% decline. NBG senior economist Nick Magginas: "In H2 we expect GDP to contract at a similar rate as fiscal austerity takes its toll. We foresee a bottom-out for Greek GDP midway through 2011 when we should start to see a recovery as confidence improves."  [View news story]
    Q2 from -3.5 to -3.7 .and they won't tell the EU how they hid the debt.

    Where's my popcorn.
    Sep 8 08:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ICSC Retail Store Sales: -0.4% W/W, vs. +0.1% last week. +1.8% Y/Y, vs. +2.8% last week. The lowest Y/Y rate since May was due to weather which curbed demand for buy-and-wear fall apparel but report sees the full-month pace coming in at +3% Y/Y.  [View news story]
    LOL!!! Weather too hot for winter apparel.. No shit.. Time to admit nobody is spending, the weather excuse is way overdone. Find another excuse please, as this one is worn out.
    Sep 8 08:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The bears could lose control of the market this week, Jim Cramer says, and if they do, be prepared for a blastoff in cloud computing; breakouts in areas such as railroads, insurers and auto parts; and a bottom in the big banks and home builders.  [View news story]
    That means go short. What an idiot.
    Sep 7 06:47 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The IPO backlog is now huge: 161 companies have filed to raise a record $56B. Unlike the tech IPO boom in 2000, many are proven businesses, including GM, Toys 'R' Us, Nielsen and Booz Allen. "The question," says Renaissance Capital, "is whether the market can absorb it all." (More IPO news and analysis.)  [View news story]
    "Proven businesses" like GM.. LOL!!!
    Sep 7 09:30 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barron's picks: The housing market is down but not out, and major home builders could see their shares rise following a spring rout. Take a closer look at companies like D.R. Horton (DHI), PulteGroup (PHM), Lennar (LEN) and Toll Brothers (TOL), which have reasonably priced stocks and have made major balance sheet improvements.  [View news story]
    Listen to Barron's and go broke......... Desperation.. I wonder, with the mutual fund boy's out of cash, and withdrawls kicking into 3rd gear, with no sign of let up in sight, hedge funds going under, I could go on but i won't. One has to ask ones self, when does the liquidating start?
    Sep 6 12:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barron's picks: The plunging shares of deepwater drillers has created a buying opportunity for investors and Noble (NE) is a cut above the rest: Its int'l contracts provide protection from U.S. moratoriums, and it has an outstanding safety record, solid balance sheet and better margins than rivals like RIG and DO. Upside stock movement could top 40%.  [View news story]
    Good luck, i'll wait for the twenty's, then start looking.
    Sep 6 12:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment