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  • Why Money Velocity Continues To Decline? [View article]
    This is probably really dumb question, does velocity take into account electronic transactions?
    Apr 13, 2015. 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer ETFs Hold Head High After Wage Hike [View article]
    People are already migrating to other food outlets from McDonalds, a wage hike that will cause prices to go up further will only hamper them more.
    Apr 10, 2015. 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BDC Total Returns Q1 2015: Part 2 [View article]
    We do indirectly by viewing these articles.
    Apr 9, 2015. 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC minutes: "Several" favored June rate hike [View news story]
    Fed wants to raise rates not out of economic necessity but to "re arm" themselves for the future so that they have a tool that's not completely desensitized.
    Apr 8, 2015. 03:14 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Poor Jobs Data Sends Dollar Reeling [View article]
    I would like to see the jobs report break down average earnings to different earning groups.

    In theory, you could have a scenario where min wage hikes increase overall earnings even if other groups had earnings decrease. On the surface the headline would suggest the earnings increase is a good thing, but all it really is entails socialism compression of wages.
    Apr 3, 2015. 10:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: U.S. Futures, Dollar Fade Before Jobs Data [View article]
    Dave in Racine

    You are wrong, it does help the entry level worker! While they may be edged out certain firms paying more their will be other firms paying less that will take them.

    Its stratification, its a good thing for the economy.

    I am not against people earning higher wages, but I think forcing this on everyone does more harm then good. You need some companies that pay low wages and others that pay higher wages. This allows people that desperately need a start somewhere to go, and allows those that gain experience and demonstrate themselves to have somewhere to go.
    Apr 2, 2015. 08:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: U.S. Futures, Dollar Fade Before Jobs Data [View article]
    MCDs and other large firms raising wages on their own. That's how it should be, and small startup firms can still pay a lower wage and have a better chance of making it. This is better then the government setting some arbitrary number as a one size fits all.
    Apr 2, 2015. 08:55 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Global Deflation Trap [View article]
    Fed policy is propping up the aged via maintaining or expanding housing prices while holding back the younger generations who subsidize this with higher prices then the market would naturally gravitate toward in a deflationary tilted environment.
    Mar 31, 2015. 12:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Prepare For Yellen Speech [View article]
    "Charney in December, six months after suspending him, for allegedly misusing funds and spreading improper photos of a former employee. Charney's claims include almost $6M in severance, $1.3M in vacation-time pay, $10M for emotional distress"

    10 million for emotional distress? What is the world coming to where someone can get more for emotional distress then most middle class individuals will earn in their lifetime...
    Mar 27, 2015. 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Would Avoid Pioneer High Income Trust At The Present Time [View article]

    I have held with a 3 dollar a share capital loss. Do you think reversion to mean will happen? Or do you think its entering a "new normal" with a lower if not non existent premium?

    When shares were $18, the yield (on the previously higher dividend) would yield a bit over 9% annually not including reinvestment. The current yield on the lower dividend is about 10.8%. To achieve around 9% yield the stock would need to go up to about 15$, below its prior peak but above where it currently resides.

    My opinion is that unless their is material change in credit quality or duration, the stock will gravitate toward a certain yield %. The one issue that could change this is if investors demand greater yield to compensate for a perceived deterioration in confidence with management due to the dividend cut. This is hard to determine.
    Mar 26, 2015. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hard Evidence: Why Pump Prices Haven't Fallen As Fast As Oil Has [View article]
    70% of price is for taxes in some countries? It baffles my why people want to remain living in such places or do not revolt.
    Mar 26, 2015. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: White House To Unveil Fracking Rules [View article]
    I am sure even Texas wastes money somewhere that could be used for the improvements you speak of.

    I have no pity for any government who claims they are out of dough for "necessary" things. They never talk about how to cut costs or be more efficient, only that they need more of other peoples money.

    I have a friend who is a police officer. He just told me how great a time he had at the departments award bank at THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLACE IN THE AREA for steaks. These are the same people who will whine they need more money for raises or bullet proof vests or whatever. Then he has the nerve to ask me to the police fundraising event!
    Mar 20, 2015. 09:35 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: White House To Unveil Fracking Rules [View article]
    As for oil. The government will use "low prices" to justify increases in gas tax, its already happened in some states.

    But you can bet once oil prices rise the gas tax increase will not be rolled back.

    That is why I am against any kind of fee, tax increase, etc because they never go down or get eliminated. That's why States like NY are out of control. It's crazy to me that in NY I have to pay the government just to drop a hook with a worm on it in the water...
    Mar 20, 2015. 08:52 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Investors Digest Fed's 'Patient-less' Statement [View article]

    "I believe strongly that CEO's should be given a salary that is in some proportion of their workers income. "

    What about a company with 1 million workers vs 1k?

    Anytime the government interferes in what should be a free market mechanism it causes unintended consequences.

    The biggest reason CEO pay has increased is simply because the economy and companies they manage have increased. There is only 1 CEO for a company, so if the company doubles in size the CEO has a lot more he is responsible for and therefore should be paid for.

    I am also tired of all the min wage folks complaining about CEO pay. If the CEO of WalMart worked for free and donated his pay to workers, it would be less then 10 cents an hour raise. But these people somehow feel the greedy CEOs keep them from making 15$ an hour.
    Mar 19, 2015. 08:55 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Federal Reserve: No Patience Does Not Mean Impatient [View article]
    Until core CPI is consistently above 2% and or increasing beyond that, I don't see a rate hike on the table. Not sure why so many people are consumed with the Fed language. All that really matters is CPI. If CPI is 1.5% every month the Fed won't raise and if they do it will be very small and not followed by another anytime soon.
    Mar 18, 2015. 04:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment