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  • Prudential Earnings: Bond Yields, Life Insurance, And Annuities Are Key [View article]
    "Around 75% of Prudential’s assets are invested in fixed-maturity securities like government and corporate bonds. The returns from these investments are largely linked to interest rates which have been low in the last few years due to the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing program, which includes $85 billion in monthly bond purchases"

    For so many reasons these insurance companies look like ticking time bombs.
    Aug 6 09:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • COMEX Gold Inventories: Registered Gold Drops To New Lows [View article]
    I honestly don't think gold will have a massive run up again until the point in time where what you mention is finally exposed and people understand the difference between physical and paper.
    Aug 6 09:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • COMEX Gold Inventories: Registered Gold Drops To New Lows [View article]
    worldclass I would add one more

    Interest rates going up create the perception that growth is occurring. The idea that one can earn interest on deposits is a negative for gold. So I would expect prices to fall if rates continue to rise.

    There is a point where the fed knows rising rates will crush not only the economy, but the U.S ability to finance it's debt. They will be forced to flinch and increase QE to try to get rates down.

    At a certain point it will become clear that interest rates can never be allowed to rise. You can guess what will happen from there.
    Aug 6 08:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Risk Of Runaway U.S. Inflation With A Fed In Handcuffs [View article]
    "Yeah, the banks loved it when the housing bubble burst."

    You are saying they did not love it when the housing bubble burst? Please clarify your position. I will give you one last chance here. No guesses. The banks absolutely loved it. I would love to destroy you on this topic. Please go ahead and elaborate.
    Aug 6 12:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economy Is Improving - Isn't It? [View article]
    yes opposite day. With Bernanke it usually is.

    (October 20, 2005) "House prices have risen by nearly 25 percent over the past two years. Although speculative activity has increased in some areas, at a national level these price increases largely reflect strong economic fundamentals."

    "One myth that’s out there is that what we’re doing is printing money. We’re not printing money."

    (January 10, 2008) "The Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession."

    (November 15, 2005) "With respect to their safety, derivatives, for the most part, are traded among very sophisticated financial institutions and individuals who have considerable incentive to understand them and to use them properly."

    "The GSEs are adequately capitalized. They are in no danger of failing."

    and the best one

    "If current trends continue, the typical U.S. worker will be considerably more productive several decades from now. Thus, one might argue that letting future generations bear the burden of population aging is appropriate, as they will likely be richer than we are even taking that burden into account."
    Aug 6 06:49 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 - 1709: Bubble Or Bargain? [View article]
    "But this much is for darn sure: It is boosting a wide range of financial markets"

    That is certainly not up for debate. What is funny is the inability of "traders" on here to call it what it is. It's a bubble. Just like it was in 2007, just like it was in 2000.

    The reason this will never be the 1982 bull market you guys dream of is because when interest rates had to be hiked back then, Volker came in and did it. As you can see by the quote above, Bernanke knows he can't.

    It's a bubble. Good for anyone who has made money off of it. I have no issues with that. Good for anyone who is still picking up pennies in front of that steamroller. Not so good for anyone who thinks this is the beginning of a bull market.

    That shoe fits very well, some of you just can't handle calling it for what it is.
    Aug 6 06:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Little Reminder Of What Happened In 1999 [View article]
    The money goes from the fed to the banks. Somehow after that the banks end up with tankers full of oil, warehouses full of commodities, billions of dollars of real estate, stocks, bonds....etc.

    and this helps the middle class.....I'm told.....
    Aug 5 06:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • COMEX Gold Inventories: Registered Gold Drops To New Lows [View article]
    Hebba, your articles on gold and what is/may be going on behind the scenes make a ton of sense. If you had a choice, based on your information, between buying physical gold and buying an etf....which would you choose? Because I just can't wrap my head around buying a paper product on the premise that the physical product is disappearing.
    Aug 5 05:16 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economy Is Improving - Isn't It? [View article]
    It's all about QE7. QE7 is going to work.
    Aug 5 05:05 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Little Reminder Of What Happened In 1999 [View article]
    Tesla looks pretty fairly valued here....amazon too...and by this I mean not fairly valued....
    Aug 5 03:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Monetary Policy: When Will Normal Service Be Resumed? [View article]
    ""Unconventional monetary policy" is the new "normal." It's time to get used to it."

    So money printing is the new normal. Agreed, and we all know how it ends.
    Aug 5 03:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 - 1709: Bubble Or Bargain? [View article]
    I quoted Bernanke. LOL So you are essentially saying that about your fed chairman.

    By the way, did you see the comments by Dick Fisher a minute or two ago? "DON'T COUNT ON THE FED PUT"

    Nope...no bubble.
    Aug 5 12:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 - 1709: Bubble Or Bargain? [View article]
    Okay so you now agree with me and Bernanke that we are in a bubble. That is good. Always trade with reality in mind.

    That was the point of the subject here before you went off on a tangent about your trading ability.
    Aug 5 08:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Large Inflows In The GDX ETF, What It Means For Miners [View article]
    please call a bottom.
    Aug 5 08:21 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 - 1709: Bubble Or Bargain? [View article]
    you don't think liquidity is going anywhere anytime soon...Okay, and since they certainly won't tell you when it is going away, you will end up getting laughed at by those idiots at zerohedge when it's all said and done a you are scrambling to get out of a market that just went bidless.
    Aug 5 08:10 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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