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  • Detailed Case To Short The S&P 500: This Time Isn't Different [View article]
    True the Fed's balance sheet continues to grow but the market will react to the lower rate of growth. Its not the size of their balance sheet that feeds the market but the buying.
    Mar 24 11:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On the hour [View news story]
    I completely disagree. Selling short, like trading options is not for everyone. Most simply dont have the discipline to succeed. There are too many variables. If you buy nothing buy S&P 500 stocks, your chance of major loss is small. You may not outperform the market but you wouldnt lose your savings.

    If you are good at trading, you have a skill most dont have. But be careful not to encourage others without that skill to venture into the pits!
    Feb 1 09:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Solazyme Jumped On Its Latest Announcement [View article]

    Your absolutely right. I have seen many companies crash and burn when they could not scale profitable. Remember EarthShell or Changing World Technologies or for that matter any company that this administration invests in!
    Feb 1 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Correction Fears Are Overblown: Buy The Dip [View article]
    The poker analogy has nothing to do with individual stocks but with the psychology of the activity. You can have perfect information about all of your investments but still not know the price of any of your stocks when the market opens tomorrow. And don't even try to guess the price a week month or year out.

    So now you face your emotions. You need conviction but dont be proud. You need to recognize your weakness but don't panic. So I guess the question you need to ask yourself is, "Do I feel lucky..."
    Jan 26 09:56 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Stocks Tumbling Too Far Too Fast? [View article]
    Just looking at your chart that shows an uninterrupted run since July 2012, I have to ask the question are we still "Buy the dips" or are we now in "sell the rallies"?
    Jan 26 09:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix Likely To Rocket After Earnings, But In What Direction? [View article]
    It must feel great to nail this call. I was looking hard at it but couldnt get past the premium. You nailed! Impressive...
    Jan 22 10:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Warning Bells Are Sounding Ever Louder For Facebook's Long-Term Future [View article]
    Of course everyone has an agenda. to make money in the stock market!. And everyone falls into one of four camps - I'm long - this stock is great; I'm short- this stock stinks, I am thinking about buying, I am thinking about selling.

    The first to groups are trying to win the minds of the second two. And that my friend is how it works and why these forums are fun!
    Jan 1 09:52 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ebix: New Problems Emerge In Singapore, Sweden And India [View article]
    Anyone notice the big volume today on the close. This stock was up in the face of a nasty sell off. Makes you think - Hmmm....
    Oct 8 09:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ebix: New Problems Emerge In Singapore, Sweden And India [View article]
    I would call this a key reversal that marks a bottom. Sharp sell off in the morning followed by a steady recovery and closing up. Strong volume and the stock never violated key support.

    Next test should be to the upside as the shorts get nervous.
    Sep 19 09:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adam Posen, formerly of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, believes the U.K. and the U.S. should stop encouraging homeownership. "Overinvesting in bricks and mortar is a losing proposition for the households involved – but also for the economy as a whole," Posen writes in the FT. It distorts savings behavior, discourages labor mobility, and "perpetuates inherited wealth," while "housing booms and busts...wreak the most havoc on economies." [View news story]
    Sounds good. Lets start with Buckingham Palace. Put it in a REIT and sell it to the Chinese and Saudis.
    Jul 28 08:46 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock Squeeze! Look For All The Money You Can Invest In The Stock Market [View article]
    As much as it goes against my grain, I agree with the Dividend Guy for these macro reasons:
    1. Government spending still needs to shrink by a half a trillion dollars
    2. Demographics are preventing a consumer lead rally
    3. The supply side for energy, manufactured goods and services is huge and growing, so where can the inflation come from?

    So QE will continue and that makes stocks cheap. Picking good buy points is still important but don't look for a 20% discount to get in!
    May 27 09:48 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's "death bells" for commodities, says Citigroup, calling 2013 the year in which it's realized the commodity supercycle is over and a new era in which the relative performance of how "stuff" performs against each other and other assets is what matters. Specifically on oil, Citi calls Q1's move higher without merit and expects the recent downtick in prices to continue. [View news story]
    Dont fight the tape. Gold is in trouble. Time to duck and protect capital. Once things settle, we can talk about inflation, printing money and other contributing factors. Right now gold is in a major downdraft!
    Apr 12 05:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Swiss are voting in a referendum today on an "anti-fat cat" initiative that would allow investors to hold binding votes on executive pay at listed companies and allow them to block large payouts at the start or end of a manager's employment. The measure is expected to pass. Companies that will be affected include Novartis (NVS), Nestle, UBS, Credit Suisse (CS), ABB, Roche, Transocean (RIG) and Weatherford (WFT). [View news story]
    The best part about this is it will help "fat cats" decide if they are worth more than what they are being paid. Those that are will leave these behemoths and start much more interesting companies. Those that are not, will get paid for being good managers but will not be allowed to steal from shareholders.
    Mar 3 10:09 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "There are better ways to play the housing recovery than buying single-family homes," says Carlyle's (CG) head of U.S. real estate Robert Stuckey, refusing to join in on the trendy bet. Carlyle has put billions to work in property, but mostly in purchasing MBS and multi-family property, rather than trying to transform the mom-and-pop single family business. [View news story]
    This was an opportunistic play based on the worse housing meltdown in a century creating a huge inventory that banks were willing to unload wholesale. As the market stabilizes, I would expect these trades will be closed out and BX and the others will leave the single family market. Carlye was just late to the party so they decided to skip it.
    Mar 2 09:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Debt Paradox That Everyone Should Be Aware Of [View article]
    After 35 years of giving 12% of my pay ( 6 by me 6 by my employer) to the federal government, taking away my entitlement will not sit well with me nor almost all others that have been forced to contribute to SS. No, elimination of this entitlement is not politically viable.

    However, I would bet they could buy out a bunch of people at a discount, if we could get our cash in a tax free lump some payment.

    Just a thought.
    Feb 28 10:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment