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  • Why Are People Worried About Bond Market Liquidity? [View article]
    I guess what comes to my mind...is there may be a current sense of myopathy over FED powers now, but will swing heads hard during the next crisis (whatever that may be). Janet Yellen (or whomever) will not be in front of the cameras singing poetry, as she does to congress every so often. When the real crap storm hits, you won't see her on network news.

    The greater concern might be what politicians will do in a crisis as the FED kicks back and watches (not my job). How many times have we seen this? Hope that makes sense.
    Aug 5, 2015. 11:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Are People Worried About Bond Market Liquidity? [View article]
    Good stuff. I don't think that the Federal Reserve operates under strict rules of a "dual mandate". That's a joke. The world is in a currency war, just under pretenses of a milder "cold war". That's cool, until the doody hits the fan. When the crisis hits, the mild-mannered-ness will disappear overnight. Politicians don't have a clue..and will freak out when it does happen. History rhymes.

    Not to agree or disagree...but to simply think that the FED is in charge might be a mistake. Larger, dumber folks in power might not have time to eloquently discuss these issues.
    Aug 5, 2015. 10:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Do You Think? [View instapost]
    Important to know what one can do, or wants to do for compensation. Also depends on counter party requirements. GL.
    Aug 4, 2015. 01:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No Growth, No Profit, No Problem [View article]
    I liked the article. Something to keep in mind when considering PE ratios of indexes. Thanks.
    Jul 20, 2015. 07:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece bailout expires as deadline passes [View news story]
    leopard...pretty broad statement on history of IMF payments. Not sure their track record is that great.
    Jun 30, 2015. 06:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece bailout expires as deadline passes [View news story]
    Cramer's latest sound bite relates to waiting for the German Lady to sing, or Greeks to dance. I'm waiting for the Italian (ECB) Opera ala Mario. It should be a show stealer.
    Jun 30, 2015. 06:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After Hours Gainers / Losers [View news story]
    ditto OOF...bid/ask : 4.55/4.64 on my screen...nobody trading AH? Appears there is no AH trading at first glance...going back a few days.
    Jun 30, 2015. 06:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yellen press conference: Market volatility won't prevent hikes [View news story]
    I'm not quite sure where "IMF stick to their knitting" impression kicked in...might have to watch it a 3rd time. Anyway...it's worth the watch IMHO.
    Jun 17, 2015. 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yellen press conference: Market volatility won't prevent hikes [View news story]
    Nothing like watching the news conference for yourselves. It's worth hearing the words and seeing the whole thing on tape. Better than sound bites within media...they tend to go for ratings. http://1.usa.gov/1d2ukUT
    Jun 17, 2015. 07:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Federal Reserve Exit Strategy: Number 17 [View article]
    Agree...following from now on.
    May 29, 2015. 07:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder Is For Markets Too [View article]
    into the fall (or Autumn as Ms. Lagarde suggests)....on the macro level...keep an eye out. We are indeed in a currency war!
    May 11, 2015. 11:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder Is For Markets Too [View article]
    would also add...in the short term...things are looking a little shaky. Addition of China into IMF could add to volatility..a complete recombobuation of valuations...a macro kick in the nuts.
    May 11, 2015. 11:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder Is For Markets Too [View article]
    One more word on the subject. TAX. GL folks.
    May 11, 2015. 10:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder Is For Markets Too [View article]
    I started an independent ST on the interview...after reading what I wrote, deleted it. Realized that my opinion is redundant and useless...the interview speaks volumes without my sway.

    Currently reading "Creature from Jekyll Island" ..about 1/3 through it. The interview in context is striking.
    May 11, 2015. 09:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder Is For Markets Too [View article]
    It is indeed a slippery slope...one that has gone on for a long time. All the more reason for everyone to watch the interview. It's somewhat revealing. I don't offer an opinion...don't think it's required.
    May 11, 2015. 08:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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