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  • Gold Is Money - Get Over It... [View article]
    The url references the Fed balance sheet. If that was going to do anything it would have already done it. The second interest rates start going up, gold is heading down--probably in a hurry.
    Sep 15 02:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Dangerous Idea [View article]
    dancing - I agree we need entitlement reform. Raising eligibility ages and more means testing are obvious adjustments. A good cost/benefit criteria would be good for Medicare. We spend too much to keep people alive for a few more weeks or days.
    Sep 15 01:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Dangerous Idea [View article]
    fiwiki I live on a planet with a blue sky. Where did you get your data? What you present is from another planet. Just four days ago the news was that the top 1% took in a bigger share of income than when stats started to be collected in 1927.

    http://bit.ly/16vcrru

    The top 1% made less than 9% of the income in 1980, today it is over 25%.

    There has been a trend toward the top 1% earning a bigger and bigger share since 1980, that is why the pay more taxes. Their tax rates have come down but the amount they earn has gone up faster.
    Sep 15 01:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Is Money - Get Over It... [View article]
    If you are a gold bug then you have an implicit assumption about what the fashion trends are. Gold is only going to go up once people realize (fill in the blank--that seems to change every year)
    Sep 15 10:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Dangerous Idea [View article]
    The most dangerous idea is the widely held notion that We The People are being overly--taxed. Tax rates have fallen over the decades, esp for the rich, leading to all of this debt. In order to get their tax cuts the rich have convinced a big part of the population that everyone's taxes are too high. So the rich get a huge tax cut and many get a little one and in the process we create a huge debt. The people that argue for tax cuts say there is too much spending but can't identify what spending to cut without hurting themselves, so the spending cuts never happen. Only a very few of We The People are willing to give up Medicare and Social Security.

    We could fix the deficit problem in a small number of years by raising the top tax rates, the modest recent tax rate increase shows that the overall economic impact of this is small while the effect on the deficit is quite significant.
    Sep 15 10:36 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whither Bond Returns? [View article]
    It seems to me that equities are safer than bonds in today's environment. I'll buy some bonds after the Fed raises interest rates for the first time. Until then it will be a headwind for bonds and a tailwind for stocks.
    Sep 13 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Incredible Shrinking Budget Deficit [View article]
    Federal spending lags unemployment. t goes up after and slower and down after and slower.
    Sep 13 02:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Sensible Investors Do, And How The Ground Rules Are Changing [View article]
    Of course you are. A dividend doesn't save you from the decisions of the rest of the world. Every company has to keep earning that dividend. Reality can change for you dividend companies just like it can for any other.
    Sep 13 01:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Tapering - Here's What To Expect In The Gold Market [View article]
    No it is not stupid it is the complete truth. What are the fundamentals? This guy thinks it is debt, it was inflation a couple of years ago, it was money supply last year.

    It is always a "store of value" but how much value it stores changes quite arbitrarily. It is God's money but God doesn't tell us the exchange rate.
    Sep 12 07:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Economic Bloggers See Modest Growth, Modest Risk [View article]
    Obamacare is mother's milk to those who prefer to spend their day complaining.
    Sep 12 01:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Tapering - Here's What To Expect In The Gold Market [View article]
    I would say that the only thing that drives the price of gold is sentiment.
    Sep 12 01:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Tapering - Here's What To Expect In The Gold Market [View article]
    If enough people think like you, then you are right; otherwise you are wrong. That is how the price of gold works.
    Sep 12 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla Motors About To Take The Elevator Down? [View article]
    I have no stake in TSLA, I am just grading your argument. That is a pet interest of mine. I like to comment on what data you present. If those other people said bad things you can take credit for aggregating others thoughts but you may or may have not done a balanced job and you didn't write anything that made me think that you tried.

    It seems so me that you are just being an bear without any teeth or claws.
    Sep 11 04:24 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This The Right Time For Bulls To Enter IBM? [View article]
    IBM was the place to go when I left RPI in the early 80's and supplied much hardware and software to the place I decided to work. They do a lot of pure science and have a culture of attracting and developing talent, that keeps them relevant.

    For all of my life they seemed to be able to live in 4 decades, 2 behind us (supporting legacy customers) and 2 ahead of us.
    Sep 11 04:16 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla Motors About To Take The Elevator Down? [View article]
    The entire article is who said what and the observation that the price has gone up real fast so all technical indicators say overbought. You haven't added much value.
    Sep 11 03:25 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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