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  • Only A Loss Of War Could Take Down The U.S. Stock Market [View article]
    If the Unites States loses a war there will be no market left to worry about. I agree with the post above. With headlines like this it's time to sell.
    Sep 22, 2014. 09:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turn The Lose-Lose Economic War With Russia Into Trading Profits [View article]
    Sorry, it was in reply to glencore's advise to Putin above, not to your contribution. I clicked the wrong button.
    Sep 17, 2014. 01:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turn The Lose-Lose Economic War With Russia Into Trading Profits [View article]
    He-he, I'd say Mr. Putin can teach wisdom any one here and more. A lot of people in London--not Russian "tycoons" but serious people-- have learned it today and a state of quiet and not so quiet panic set in in the City upon the news of Mr. Yevtushenkov's troubles. It was a quiet 'hello' from Mr. Sechin and his boss. And this is not the last of their surprises.
    Sep 17, 2014. 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turn The Lose-Lose Economic War With Russia Into Trading Profits [View article]
    I don't think Cameron is in position to threaten anyone. However if he does, he'll lose City together with Scotland. RIP, England! BRICS have been constructing their own international banking system and this illegal move will speed it up tremendously. No nation wants to be a hostage to clowns in DC or London.
    Sep 16, 2014. 03:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobs Friday---When Bubblevision Misses The Epic Failure Of The US Labor Market [View article]
    Excellent article. I wonder what is the place of our military jobs/expenditures in this picture. How different is defense spending from HES outlays?
    Sep 10, 2014. 08:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Financial Markets At Critical Juncture: Could A Crash Eventually Happen? [View article]
    This sounds almost like the Marxian analysis of capitalism>>

    Rest assured, this is one sin you are innocent of.
    Aug 9, 2014. 12:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S.-Russia Trade [View article]
    I am afraid the full impact of Western sanctions will be revealed only when Russia is finished with her own sanctions. This country is much less vulnerable to Russian economic sanctions than EU but it's going to pay much more in military-political matters--and thus indirectly economically as well-- than EU because its exposure around the world is so much bigger. Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Nicaragua, Cuba, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentine, above all China where Putin's popularity is at 90% -- these are some parts of the world where Russia will one way or another make trouble for US. Washington miscalculated once again Putin's response because Washington never understood Russian mentality. By establishing a rabidly anti-Russian, neo-Fascist regime in Kiev--Russia's ancient capital--US-EU elites had crossed the line that goes through the heart of each and every Russian family. It's not Putin who they are facing now but the Russian people.
    Aug 7, 2014. 05:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: AIG Settles Crisis-Era Lawsuit And Posts Profit [View article]
    Unfortunately, the problem is much more grave than protection of ethnic Russians in Ukraine. Actually, Putin has shown zero concern for discrimination against Russian minorities in the Baltic countries. What Putin fears, and justly so, imo, is NATO bases in Ukraine which would drastically degrade Russia's nuclear deterrent capabilities and make her vulnerable to a military-political blackmail. Russia's vision of Ukraine as federated and non-aligned state, articulated by Lavrov right after the coup in Kiev, remains the only acceptable solution for the Kremlin because the pro-Russian South-East would never allow NATO in Ukraine. This is why Putin asked to postpone the referendum in Donbass last April. If Ukraine gets split into a pro-Russian and ant-Russian parts NATO/US will eventually move in and together with a hard-core Ukrainian nationalist regime form a permanent security threat. The paradox is that it is Russia who more than any one else, Ukrainian hard-core nationalists included, needs to preserve Ukraine in its current borders. But only as friendly or, at least, neutral entity.
    Aug 5, 2014. 08:49 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hecla Mining: Significant Upside Ahead [View article]
    Where was HL when, a few years ago, silver spiked to 50+ and gold was 1900+?>>
    I wish I had questions like this on my final for Econ 101. Hecla was at $11.
    Apr 17, 2014. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Today my general impression is that American investors are great patriots unless it comes to the bottom line.
    Feb 21, 2014. 09:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Timing Report: Bullish Sentiment Reaches Multi-Decade Highs [View article]
    US industrial base that already produces 40% of global manufacturing GDP>>?!

    Your source?

    20% at best.
    Feb 9, 2014. 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Timing Report: Bullish Sentiment Reaches Multi-Decade Highs [View article]
    Exactly! FYI, "individual investors" have wizened up nowadays. Instead of running with their big rubber bags back to stocks where other individual investors are waiting for them to download their stocks in those bags, we have sold them ours and used this cash to buy bonds. Now we are looking at one another and wait who'll be the first to blink.
    Feb 8, 2014. 11:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inequality And The Genetic Lottery: 2 Views [View article]
    A rich man reflects on what other rich men say about "inequality" and gets discussed yet by other rich men. The outcome of rich men's discussion is easy to predict: no equal outcome, please.
    Feb 3, 2014. 10:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is The Time To Buy Petrobas [View article]
    This is exactly how I feel reading this sanctimonious whining about the "corrupt" and "socialist" Brazilian government. They are paragons of virtue and beacons of human spirit in comparison with our thugs on Wall Street and the Hill.
    Jan 20, 2014. 11:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Totally Unexpected News, All Bullish [View article]
    Things have turned out so unimaginably great because of 2008 that one is tempted to wish an even bigger 2008 so that by 2020 we had an even more unimaginably great economy than today, with the help of our friends at Fed. Amen.
    Dec 12, 2013. 09:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment