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  • Why The U.S. Dollar Will Remain Strong, And The Best Way To Play It [View article]
    I sympathize with the currency relativity view - that bad as the dollar is, everything else is far worse. However, my question is what about China dumping the dollar to support its economy and pay for the Silk Road? Could this crash the dollar?
    Aug 4, 2015. 09:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Trouble Is Brewing In The Markets [View article]
    Will the dollar greatly drop because of China's dumping Treasuries? They are forced to support their own economy and pay for the Silk Road so I wonder about the dollar's future.
    Aug 4, 2015. 03:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EXG: The Distribution Is Your Return [View article]
    Isn't ETW a better choice because its share price has held up reasonably well despite its ROC?
    Jul 24, 2015. 07:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Thoughts On Greece [View article]
    There is a theory that contrary to all the talk about Game Theory, in fact, Tsipras and his associates have never had a clear plan. There is some evidence that this is true as there was shock today that Greece had no plan to present to EU representatives.
    Anything can happen now. We are adrift in an uncharted sea of irrationality.
    Jul 7, 2015. 09:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece: What Do Investors Need To Know About Risk? [View article]
    In reading over many comments at Alpha, I think the capacity for rebellion and defiance has been underestimated. The inequality issue is not going away, globally.
    Jul 6, 2015. 08:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece: What Do Investors Need To Know About Risk? [View article]
    Nationalism and mob actions are not about cold rationality and never were. Even if 60% vote 'yes' (unlikely), it means nothing in a nation with traditional tax evasion and general noncompliance. They aren't Germans and no force on earth will ever make them such.
    Jul 5, 2015. 11:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look At Greek Contagion Risk [View article]
    And now - the IMF and Wikileaks have opened a Pandora's box by acknowledging that Greece's debt is unsustainable. What about italy and Spain?
    Jul 3, 2015. 06:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look At Greek Contagion Risk [View article]
    Who's next? Venezuela for sure. Ukraine too. I wonder about EU debt politics in Italy and Spain. Politics isn't entirely rational.
    Jun 30, 2015. 10:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Probability Of Russia Or China Bailing Out Greece Is Low [View article]
    The EU states are vassals of the US - spied upon, distrusted and privately spoken of with contempt (as in "F**k th EU")
    Jun 27, 2015. 10:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Countries, 12 Companies, 2,200 Miles, 0 Russian Gas? Priceless [View article]
    Just another example of simply repeating anti-Russian propaganda consistent with Pentagon attempts to start yet another pointless war. Russia kept pumping gas to Georgia years ago even while they were at war with them!
    Jun 26, 2015. 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Countries, 12 Companies, 2,200 Miles, 0 Russian Gas? Priceless [View article]
    Since when does RUSSIA want to cut off Europe's gas? They have zealously tried to come up with other delivery routes, only to be stopped by the US or their EU vassals.
    Jun 24, 2015. 10:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Treasuries Poised For A Breakdown? [View article]
    Could a China- dominated global banking system cause a crash in the dollar? It seems to me that China does not fully control its 1.2 trillion dollar reserves because they are part of a dollar system - that could suddenly be frozen or even confiscated by a hostile US in the future ( such as with Iran).

    I think this scenario could be pushing China towards building an alternative system ASAP and especially if they intend to massively draw down these reserves to build the Silk road.
    Jun 24, 2015. 04:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stages Of Hyperinflation [View article]
    Here's a problem no one seems to talk about: national holdings of the dollar are unsafe. It is a dangerous reserve currency. Why?

    What would the US do if ISIS conquered Saudi Arabia or war with China broke out? Freeze their assets (like Iran) - maybe even confiscate them. And the US controls the banking system that can do that. Trillions of dollar claims could be wiped out or frozen forever by US dictates.

    This is why Big Changes could occur once the BRICS nations build out their banking system. Think about what could happen once they REALLY control their trillions of dollar holdings.
    Jun 23, 2015. 08:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stages Of Hyperinflation [View article]
    If the above is real, why has Japan survived for so long? How is it possible when their debt/deficits/demograp... are hopeless?

    I do believe that Russia and China are following the Glazyev strategy - a former Putin adversary that got tapped to construct a long term strategy for defeat of the US by attacking the dollar. ZeroH asserts that the huge "Belgium" sales of Treasuries is actually China dumping US debt.
    Jun 21, 2015. 06:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece Threatens Creditors With Plan B, What It Needs Is A Plan C [View article]
    There will be no Grexit. This is a stage act. The EU cannot allow Greece to leave (Juncker) so compromises will be made and the can kicked down the road.

    If you disagree, then explain how Tsipras can get away with public insults and defiance so easily.
    Jun 7, 2015. 09:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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