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  • Stocks pull back on Greece news, oil price reversal [View news story]
    I would listen carefully...the Swiss knew this was going to happen.
    Feb 4, 2015. 07:52 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross: Games People Play [View article]
    As Darth Vader would say....most impressive. Now, let's take it a step higher and go to the plane of Macro-Prudential strategic economics....where the Central Banks are the players, now playing Macro-Prudential Monopoly....they (hope) to change the rules as conditions demand...but they don't know the outcome of changing the rules (nor that the rules are being changed constantly by some entity besides the masters of the universe (the market)..., by changing the dynamics (the reason why people play games in the first place), the powers that be actually created a new game (sadly they don't even know they did it), by so changing the very foundation....(created a new board with so many new unknowns), and attempted to change (just delayed) the end game. The powers that be keep playing the 'game' of Macro-Prudential strategic economics...and the now the very board they are playing on keeps on changing the way to play the board (the game), when unbeknownst to the players (the powers that be), is now no longer a game, but has become a real economic battlefield, and moved to a higher realm…that of global economic warfare....(and if you lose the economic war...you move to real physical/fiscal warfare like Russia, the "Arab" spring of revolutionary warfare, the WARPEC OPEC 'Oilfare' (price warfare), Macro-Prudential 'currency' warfare, and financial and economic nuclear bombs begin to go off))....such as sovereign debt, currency depreciation (Swiss),...and now the real casualties/cost begin to materialize...and the players begin to see just how they 'really' changed the board...all in an attempt to use lessons learned from the great depression and apply that outmoded strategy (antiquity) to a time and event in the era of 2007. A game you no longer control, a game you no longer know, a game that is no longer…
    I do hope I am wrong.
    Jan 31, 2015. 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Take a mental note - at a point where investors can't possibly imagine how stock prices could decline. This is what euphoria looks like," tweets John Hussman as the Dow 36,000 authors reemerge, Richard Bernstein says 2013 looks like 1982, and Richard Russell can't believe the bullish patterns he's seeing. [View news story]
    I have never seen SUCH AMOUNTS OF FROTH IN ALL MARKET CATEGORIES. I think the market will go up another 1000 points in 30 days.
    Mar 7, 2013. 11:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How the Fed Could Fix The Economy -- And Why It Hasn't [View article]
    QE is financial engineering to the tenth degree

    If QE has been successful, the Fed would not continue to resort to breaking world records of QE. Compare it to the use of heroin on a patient suffering from pain…QE is used to help the economy deal with the pain of dislocation. QE is like heroin for the financial markets...with all the disastrous effects thereof.

    QE targets the financial markets and as such...makes that area (the patient) look stable...and will continue to make that area (the patient) "look" stable and will remain so as long as QE is used.

    What happens next to the financial markets (the patient) once QE is removed from its IV? Right now, things are so bad for the patient, that the Fed is too afraid to remove the use of QE. QE is a financial narcotic and not to be confused with real innovation…real growth, real GDP growth. To put it in terms the Wall Street pundits will understand and the powers that be can see, QE is financial engineering to the tenth degree. Once QE is removed, then the economy will be able to begin a real recovery…and not until QE is removed.

    Think of it this way, the rest of the economy, the rest of the patients, have been living without QE. As long as QE is used, the financial markets cannot recover...they will only remain in a state of economic dissonance.
    Feb 26, 2013. 12:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ECRI 'Recession' Update: Proprietary Indicators Slip Again [View article]
    What Happens Next?

    If QE has been successful, the Fed would not continue to resort to breaking world records of QE. Compare it to the use of heroin on a patient suffering from pain…QE is used to help the economy deal with the pain of dislocation. QE is like heroin for the financial markets...with all the disastrous effects thereof.

    QE targets the financial markets and as such...makes that area (the patient) look stable...and will continue to make that area (the patient) "look" stable and will remain so as long as QE is used.

    What happens next to the financial markets (the patient) once QE is removed from its IV? Right now, things are so bad for the patient, that the Fed is too afraid to remove the use of QE. QE is a financial narcotic and not to be confused with real innovation…real growth, real GDP growth. To put it in terms the Wall Street pundits will understand and the powers that be can see, QE is financial engineering to the tenth degree. Once QE is removed, then the economy will be able to begin a real recovery…and not until QE is removed.

    Think of it this way, the rest of the economy, the rest of the patients, have been living without QE. As long as QE is used, the financial markets cannot recover...they will only remain in a state of economic dissonance.
    Feb 25, 2013. 11:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ECRI 'Recession' Update: Proprietary Indicators Slip Again [View article]
    -US economic indicators of old do not work well when QE is in use (for five years…so far).

    -The world economies are now suffering full blown recession.

    -So far, exports have been keeping the US out of recession....via the cheap dollar (our economic competitors are now learning bad habits from Uncle Ben about the benefits of printing money).
    Feb 24, 2013. 02:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chicago Fed Index Shows Economy Still Contracting [View article]
    Everything is good. Not to worry. The Recession was declared over by the NBER using old and outdated methods, half-measures, incomplete understanding, way behind the times intelligence collection methods.

    Hey, rates are still at zero! If the recession is over, how come rates are at zero, QE1 has failed, so now QE2 is being released?

    Wow. A sign of the uncertain times, despairing policy, and unstable markets.
    Nov 22, 2010. 05:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Bubble Ben' - Blaming Bernanke [View article]
    ChillNYC,
    I appreciate your comments but many alternatives existed and sadly several were selected. As a decade grinds by let us hope, the decisions you find were useful, are in fact true. The flash crash shows how quickly things recover in market full of uncertainty on the verge of despair. On the other hand, the point of risk is our very own financial institutions...that are charged with the greatest responsibility, have failed utterly and miserably every step of the way. See, what you think were policies that would actually change and make the economic security of the US more secure are policies of bail out and printing press....which are not policy at all.. but panic re-actions (that is not policy) that are the trademark of economic and financial failure. If you require QE2, obviously, QE was a failure. I hope the Fed does not continue in its pursuit in the definition of insanity.

    Soon, China will have its own bond market to challenge that of the US....the Fed printing money helps China secure that bond market even faster. The Fed actions are not even strategy, they are voids of reaction to uncertainty, which is now moving quickly to the realm of instability.
    Nov 6, 2010. 09:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China's Creative Accounting: Using Debt as a Tool for Economic Development [View article]
    Contingent Capitalism
    Maybe, could be, what if, we don't know...the definition of uncertainty seems to rule the shadow economics and dark financials of China...they are catching up to the US!

    The US descent into economic turmoil and instability reeks of wreckless Fed/Treas changing points on the curve of credibility while on the verge of even more financial engineering (QE2) all in the pursuit of Contingent Capitalism.
    Nov 2, 2010. 11:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • We're All Currency Traders Now [View article]
    For A Few Dollars More
    Oh the complexity, the unintended consequence's of currency wars...now moving central banks (actors) to the canvas of instability and the uncharted waters of uncalculated currency risk all in the midst of the greatest storm of economic uncertainty.

    Let us hope that Rear Admiral 'Helicopter' Ben and Capt Ahab Tim can navigate, the soon to set sail Flagship USS QE2, by the dark seas (of currency war), darker pools (of unemployment), and the lurking shoals (of economic wars)...all because they sold the economic map and financial charts for a few dollars more.
    Nov 1, 2010. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Will Happen to Markets After the Elections? [View article]
    Much of the same...lots of talk, lots of meetings, lots of papers, self serving policy changes and that is about it. The reality is that it took 30 years to get here and even with the greatest economic threat the US has ever seen is still unfolding, not much real progress has been made and no real change. Enjoy the financial party where you can...it is the only real party of substance today!

    I hope the winners of Nov 2 will prove me wrong.
    Nov 1, 2010. 09:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have We Become a Nation of Zombie Households? [View article]
    Zombie Central Bankers!

    It seems as if this monetary disease is highly contagious, dare I say it...ZOMBIE CENTRAL BANKS!
    Nov 1, 2010. 08:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Krugman: We Need Up to $10 Trillion in QE [View article]
    Tipping into the unknown of instability.

    And you guys thought uncertainty was bad!

    I think China might delcare war, economic war, just on the suggestion of Krugman. Such a suggestion, from a Noble, clearly indicates the incredible uncertainty that is now tipping into the unknown of instability.

    If I was China, I would declare economic warfare...but only after I diversified my dollar holdings, created the CGN (Chinese Gold Note) currency, and created my own bond market. Of course, if China did all that, the economic war would be over with...

    Can I have by Noble now?
    Oct 15, 2010. 10:30 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Bernanke Already Worried About the Consequences of QE2? [View article]
    The Great Recession, which moved to the Great Uncertainty, is now the time of GREATER INFLATION.

    Big Bad Ben has no experience in the strategy he is now taking the entire US and possibly the world. Competitive currency depreciation (QE2) has already ignited the fire of uncertainty and fear by making your competition pay for your mistakes.

    The consumer is already maxed out, thus QE2 will just increase froth and greed in commodities and stocks. Rising prices for stagnant job growth and decreasing rages will make progress using QE strategy and tactics ineffective at best and WILL lead to the next economic crisis.

    BBB has opened many doors in the attempt to find price stability but just keeps on finding the ugly unemployed squatter's in the room with politicians eating the food meant to help the squatter's.

    The is truly the Greatest Time of Uncertainty. I wish I could help BBB...

    Uncertainty at the national policy level leads to currency manipulation which is outright economic war...the battles of economic warfare are being waged in all the developed economies around the world.
    Oct 15, 2010. 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Earnings Season: So Far, So Good [View article]
    And I am in cash and sold my gold!
    Oct 13, 2010. 08:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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