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  • The Fed Is Powerless To Boost Jobs Growth [View article]
    To the author,

    What is significant is the chart showing the trend line on US Civilian Labor Force and the correlation to a trend line on US GDP going back to the late 80's.
    Oct 3, 2015. 09:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Defensive Sectors Most At Risk From A Bond Market Sell-Off [View article]
    Mr. Kingham,
    What is your opinion on muni's, in particular muni closed end funds? Keeping in mind also their tax free status.
    Jun 6, 2015. 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Few Thoughts On GDP [View article]
    Mr. Early,
    This is the Laffer Curve, that I believe does need to be re-explored.
    Jun 1, 2015. 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Few Thoughts On GDP [View article]
    And, the big question still remains from your first chart. With the current policies from this Fed and the current administration, do we trend back to average? Or with the current policies is this the start of a new lower trend line?
    May 30, 2015. 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • James Montier Rightly Dismisses The Natural Rate Of Interest [View article]
    I guess all of us fools that make up the masses just don't have the knowledge of a select few to determine what interest rate the general economy can bear. If only we could ever discover this "Invisible Hand", I am sure these most intelligent people of our society could control it.
    May 21, 2015. 08:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Financial Stability Has Become Increasingly Important [View article]
    I agree with you about the instability of owning volatile asset classes. But with the financial engineering of the FED and low interest rates for savers, is there any other game in town? Every day the savers of days past keep their money in the bank are days they lose purchasing power.
    Apr 24, 2015. 08:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has The Fed Caused An Economic Slowdown? [View article]
    I think you have finally convinced yourself. The Fed can't do squat!
    Since the late 90's and Alan Greenspan, the Fed has done everything with it's bag of tools to spur inflation and growth and nothing to show for it.
    Apr 19, 2015. 09:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Human Innovation Is Winning The Race Against Scarce Resources [View article]
    Gee Cullen, are you suggesting that debt is now replacing gold as the Fear trade. Also, I don't think any of us want to be around when mankind is pumping out of the ground the last barrel of oil. Petroleum products are so prominent in everyday products and the world is not changing that fast.

    Pleasant dreams Cullen, one morning you will wake up!
    Apr 16, 2015. 08:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Money Will You Need To Retire? [View instapost]
    Not enough is written about the 4% withdrawal rate. If one has a retirement portfolio of both income producing assets, and growth producing assets, draw from both. You will sell off a smaller percentage of your growth assets to reach your 4% withdrawal rate.
    Mar 31, 2015. 08:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed Must Tolerate Higher Asset Prices To Achieve Higher Wages [View article]
    What measure do you use to calculate this credit money supply? The purpose of my comment was to state that M3 is the broadest measure to calculate total money, currency and credit. Therefore, as a difference of opinion to another reply, it is Not useless. If I understand correctly, M1, the FED'S preference today does NOT count personal savings nor the vast reserves of the banks and other large institutions. These same vast reserves that the current regulators have imposed on large banks and institutions. M3 would count this and totally destroy their idiotic and micro-managed models, and the true inflation rate would once and for all be exposed.
    Feb 15, 2015. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed Must Tolerate Higher Asset Prices To Achieve Higher Wages [View article]
    These are interesting comments. Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't the M3 money supply count what you refer to as credit money? I also think that the Fed stopped publishing the M3 supply, although they still calculate it.
    Feb 14, 2015. 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Negative Quarter Does Not Make A Recession [View article]
    No, but two do.
    Damn that terrible spring weather!
    May 30, 2014. 08:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HFT, QE... Does Anyone Know What's Going On? [View article]
    The Last Boomer,
    How right you are. The true value of any asset is only worth the price that someone is willing to pay, and another is willing to sell if for.
    Apr 6, 2014. 06:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is A House Really A Good 'Investment'? [View article]
    Excellent article, and one that mirrors my viewpoint on owning your own home, which I do. As an asset, the return will never be good compared to other investments. Owning one's home should only be viewed as a lifestyle.
    Jul 20, 2013. 04:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama's proposal to extend the middle-class tax cuts before reforming the tax code and entitlements is a "sucker's game," declares Wilbur Ross. There's no trade-off there, it's just the president saying give me what I want, and I'll agree to talk about the rest later. What's being obscured by Washington is that the fiscal cliff issue isn't about taxes and revenue, but that our country is spending way too much. “You can't solve the bulk of the problem with revenues," Ross says. "It’s not going to happen.” [View news story]
    "At the end of the day the Repubs lost". No they did not. The balance of power is the same today as before the election. Nothing has changed.
    President - Dem
    Senate - Dem controlled
    House - Rep controlled.
    Nov 16, 2012. 08:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment