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  • If Only The Government Would Get Out Of The Way ...  [View article]
    Anything lacking divine qualities is fallible. The market hasn't failed, what we're seeing is an unnatural situation that is slowly straightening itself out. The growth needed to sustain the huge and growing debt pile is lacking because there are not enough jobs. No matter how much money the government spends, the jobs just will not come (back).

    Therefore, the government's money printing currently serves only to keep people content, just as credit cards nowadays serve as a replacement for that part of people's salaries that has been eroded over the years.

    When economic reality changes, requiring more highly educated jobs, but society does not, and on the contrary perhaps even dumbs down, you will have underemployment. What's worrisome is not just the lack of skilled labour in some sector, but the lack of jobs in sectors where skilled labour is aplenty.

    Mind you, I'm not a believer in this new religion called American Recovery, so at best I see certain sectors weathering the storm.
    Jul 9, 2012. 07:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If Only The Government Would Get Out Of The Way ...  [View article]
    [...] we urge you to consider the special circumstances of the present condition [...]

    The same rhetoric used to justify the draconian measures in the war on terror (a direct result of government 'planning') and the massive yet pointless money printing in our current crisis. No hyperbole is sizeable enough to describe the extraordinary character and utter severity of the situation we find ourselves in.

    Why foster cheaper education when you can keep it expensive and just buy students' debts? Why assist people into the job market when you can drop them into the panoply of government support programmes. Owning people guarantees their votes and makes the government sine qua non.

    Governments cannot create jobs, except in their own circle: unless you propose we expand the 22 million jobs public sector into including every adult American? The USSA does have a certain ring to it.

    The government should be restricted to a regulatory function, keeping private sector's interests in check with the People's interests. The only efficient example of government involvement in the job market I've seen is where it cooperated with the private sector to provide cheap education for so-called 'bottleneck' jobs. After proper education, graduates enter the job market, often at the same companies they did internships with, easily repaying society for the public money spent.

    Any other government intervention serves only to metastasise the public sector further into society. Certainly not how the USA was conceived by the founding fathers - but then again, it's all different now.
    Jul 9, 2012. 07:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • May Consumer Credit: +$17.1B vs. +$8.5B expected and $10.0B prior (revised). The month saw the biggest jump in consumer credit since December. Non-revolving debt (student loans, car and personal loans) up $9.1B, while revolving debt (credit cards) increased $8.0B.   [View news story]
    I'm sure the people are being properly taken advantage of.
    Jul 9, 2012. 06:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • As China Medical Approaches $10, Investors Should Begin Taking Profits  [View article]
    The $10 mark doesn't appear to be deterring buyers for now.
    Jun 27, 2012. 03:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TVIX Surges, But Investors Should Stay Away  [View article]
    I treat TVIX, UVXY and their brethren the same way as leveraged ETFs: daytrading toys.

    You might argue that some leveraged sector ETFs allow for holding and compounding over a short period, but with the VIX that's nearly impossible.
    Jun 22, 2012. 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greek ETF (GREK) Up Sharply, But Still Too Risky  [View article]
    With all the persistent volatility, I'd recommend just trading NBG. Has a lot of swings, but this isn't really a buy & hold sector anyway.
    Jun 22, 2012. 09:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Rosetta Genomics Roller Coaster Ride  [View article]
    They've just capitalised on the rise in the PPS by having two offerings. I'd say that for now, that's it as far as dilution is concerned.
    Jun 12, 2012. 08:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finally, The Long-Term Uranium Prices Have Begun To Rise  [View article]
    People already have enough stress from work, the media help them relax with nonsensical BS. Poor sheep.

    After Japan's issues, it became fashionable in Europe to announce a road map towards abolishing nuclear energy. Now that the news has subsided below the surface, said plans have mostly been quietly shelved. There just is no viable alternative, let alone one that's acceptable in terms of pollution. Europe's dependence on gas from Russia is, IMO, a further constraint.
    Jun 2, 2012. 08:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BioSante's Reverse Split Equals Shareholder Dilution  [View article]
    Hell or high water, reminds me of the OTC stocks where people hold on in faith till the stock reaches 0.0001
    Jun 2, 2012. 08:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BioSante's Reverse Split Equals Shareholder Dilution  [View article]
    There might be a decent pop or even momentum, but without decent news I wouldn't expect much more. You may consider selling into any momentum to get out with a reduced loss.

    They can't all do a ROSG, that'd be too easy.
    Jun 2, 2012. 08:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cell Therapeutics' Pixantrone - Is Hope Coming For Patients And Patient Shareholders?  [View article]
    Hope has no place in investing.
    May 31, 2012. 06:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Galena Biopharma With Near Term ASCO Catalyst  [View article]
    Now that we've had the obligatory AF article, I guess we can really move forward. Sheep will always be sheep.
    May 23, 2012. 08:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Great Wall Builders: The Anatomy Of A $611 Million Scheme  [View article]
    APS is quite apt at picking stocks that are near impossible to short. They don't really like it when other people make more than breadcrumbs.
    May 23, 2012. 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Great Wall Builders: The Anatomy Of A $611 Million Scheme  [View article]
    While there is little evidence to refute what you've written above, being short at this point may be costly. I do expect the stock to go up further before APS pulls out the plug. We had a first shake yesterday, there should be a second before we get to the point the stock takes a dive off a cliff.
    May 22, 2012. 08:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Indications that Facebook (FB) will open in the low-to-mid $40s, below the expectations of some, have contributed to a selloff in the NASDAQ, which is now trading near breakeven. Facebook-related plays are also moving lower. GSVC -3.8%. SVVC -9.3%. ZNGA -2.4%. RENN -7.4%. Trading has been delayed, but is expected to begin in minutes.   [View news story]
    More like a soap, Nasdaq has stopped even trying to predict when trading will really start.

    Not sure noone wants the shares, though.
    May 18, 2012. 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment