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  • What Happens When War Strikes? [View article]
    While weakness is to be expected going into the war itself, as soon as the U.S. strikes it's likely that the stock market will rally.>>
    This wisdom is in need of one caveat. It should read like this:
    While weakness is to be expected going into the war itself, as soon as the U.S. strikes A DWARF OF AN ENEMY it's likely that the stock market will rally.>>

    Otherwise, traders are in big trouble.
    Aug 27 04:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash And The Fertilizer And Agriculture Companies: Don't Panic Is Rule # 1 [View article]
    What if we just drop the Bomb on the Russkies and call it quits, to be on the safe side? This is the first thought that occurred to me reading this rant.
    Jul 31 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel's Skylake Is A Monster [View article]
    This is exactly how I felt about this stock but wasn't sure. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
    Jul 2 10:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel's Skylake Is A Monster [View article]
    I meant the stock, thanks for this important clarification. I just don't see logic in its goings, ups and downs. Is it common for this industry?
    Jul 2 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel's Skylake Is A Monster [View article]
    I don't know a thing about semiconductors and all that but just watching the INTC share action I have the feeling there is something shaky about this company. I made some money on it in May but even then there was something wrong about the way this stock behaved.
    Jul 1 03:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Possible Black Swan Events Developing In China [View article]
    Are you second guessing the Chinese Communist Party? Good luck!
    Jun 26 02:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold: Time To Short [View article]
    "ultimately" all money is worthless and in the end we all are dead. Therefore, the author's argument, rational and brilliantly articulated, is useless because gold for small bourgeoisie is not money but a financial surrogate of God in the world that no longer is rational in the eyes of the small proprietor utterly powerless in the face of "world economy." So gold cannot fail in principle even if it falls to $1 per oz, just as the God of those horny Southern TV evangelists, who sin and repent ad infinitum, remains safely enthroned up in the attic no matter what.
    Jun 12 12:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marc Faber: The World Is A Mess But Junior Mining Stocks Could Double [View article]
    It's funny when he whines how hard it is to make money shifting it from one stock to another by a click of the mouse. I even felt sorry for him. Perhaps Marc should choose a lighter occupation. Say, learning to handle those "industrial machines that cost $10-20 million" while Europe's youth studies philosophy and reflects on the meaning of life. Am I under wrong impression that Mr. Faber would like us to buy Canadian explorers?
    Jun 8 06:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Non-Farm Friday - Payroll Data Sets The Pace [View article]
    Dear Mr. Davis,

    Please do not be discouraged by the howls and screams of SA rednecks. Your contributions are highly valued both for your deep economic insights, brilliant trading ideas, and, last not least, your humanity and enlightened approach to social issues. With the historical decline of liberal bourgeoisie, this is a rare combination of qualities in the time when we need it the most.
    Jun 7 01:32 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Market Correction Will Pass [View article]
    On the margin, about 750,000 people have dropped off the unemployment rolls in just the past three months. These are very significant changes that increase the likelihood that the economy will continue to expand, because a substantial number of people have an increased incentive to find and accept a new job.>>

    There is something quite chilling about this author's way of thinking. Something that reminds me the tender years of my life when I read and re-read the excellent Russian edition of Charles Dickens' 30-volume Complete Works in dark-green hard covers with golden lettering. You know, those self-satisfied, hardhearted Victorian characters instructing the poor in humbleness and other bourgeois virtues appropriate for them. Back then I thought it was all about the distant past.
    Jun 6 09:03 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Higher Education: The Coming Shakeout [View article]
    Slowly, damn slowly, but things are shaping up for the end of American 'exeptionalism" and the formation of the intelligentsia, financially impoverished but intellectually advanced. The Mole keeps on digging... Good!
    May 31 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A False Dawn In The Land Of The Rising Sun [View article]
    I wonder if the idea of creating Bantustans of cheap migrant labor on their sacred soil has been discussed by the Japanese themselves or this is only the author's opinion. Incidentally, Japan is said to be the leader in replacing human labor with robots. Apparently, it doesn't help them at all. Can it be that Japan's story offers new support for the labor theory of value proposed by that old German bookkeeper? Thank you for a very informative article.
    May 28 06:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Bond Vigilantes Drive The 10-Year Above 2.06% After Confusing Fed-Speak? [View article]
    Very informative. Thank you!
    May 28 03:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The U.S. Stock Market Is Headed Into A Brick Wall [View article]
    I don't know about investors but observing consumers aka wage labor around myself I can assure you that Bernanke's QEs is not a factor in their deciding to buy or not to buy even for those few who know what QE means. This is one huge hole in your psychological explanatory method. The fundamental factor that determines their "economic behavior" is their chronically declining real wages. It is that simple. No monetary policy can help here. In other words, the brick wall is located some place else, in the great subterranean realm of capital motion, outside of the monetary sandbox.
    May 25 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deflation Spell Could Send S&P 500 To 825 In 2015 [View article]
    The Chinese (and Russians) only follow our protection policies. The Japanese, Germans, South Koreans -- they all produce cars here in the South where the unions are the weakest. As to the "global banking cartel," it will crumble in a blink of an eye "in the throes of the world revolution," as they used to say before wwii, without US air-carrier battle groups, the CIA, and the rest of the king's men. Capitalism is a toast without the American State.
    May 23 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment