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  • McDonald's: The Real Estate Juggernaut [View article]
    Wasn't on point, but still an informative and crisp read, very simple.
    Jun 10, 2014. 12:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay: Cheap, But Legitimate Governance And Competition Concerns [View article]
    As a video game dealer on ebay, I would like to say that this company is pretty good at handling customer service problems. I have yet to have a bad customer situation and everything time I mess up shipping, or describing an item, they have my back more often than not.

    I understand also that Ebay is trying to shut out smaller sellers and give huge preference to consolidated and merged accounts.

    For example, many electronic warehouses in California combining onto one Ebay account for 10,000's of wires, monitors, etc...

    In the vintage video game sector, they are encouraging pretty much what I call arbitrage dealers, very similar to the stock arbitrage divisions at investment banks. High amounts of capital, bidding on anything lower than 15% of what you can sell it for (7% of that 15% is Ebay's).

    I plan on being one of those arbitrage dealers, who makes sure no Super Mario 64 goes lower than 23.33, or whatever my formula is. Then turn it around and have it as stock for $30, with my guarantee it works and cleaning the cartridge.

    There seems to be more money in video game arbitraging than collecting a certain genre, fixing items or straight auctioning off everything. Ebay is encouraging this type of activity to provide a more "efficient" market with much less crazy price swings. (Sometimes you see items go for half their true re-sale value and then you sell it for x2 the next day. Makes little sense from consumers POV, but I think gamers are pretty concerned with hedonic features and not utilitarian/economic, they want that damn game, to hell with the price!
    May 12, 2014. 10:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Inflation Of 2% Enough For You? [View article]
    "The Japanese deflation could have been ended any time during the last decade by doing exactly what they're doing now - printing money"

    World Wide Markets, a firm with a lot of good videos on You Tube about forex and Japanese markets in general, said that Japan could not get out of deflation before now because the BOJ would move the currency in the day market and at night traders would negate every move the BOJ did earlier that day.

    The thing that is different now is that the ECB, BOE and the FED are also printing money and have an overall more expansionary policy than before.... Right?
    Nov 4, 2013. 02:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan reaches tentative $13B settlement with DOJ [View news story]
    What do people use JP Morgan for? I know, I am just asking what purpose do they serve for your guys needs)

    I find much better transparency and lower fees for my clients with small investment managers, PM's and CFA's and such, I do not see why you would want a JPM account beyond the volume guys.

    Big banks do not do loans anymore, regional banks do all the time, at good enough rates and fees.

    They all are always working and being as inhuman as possible, no emotion, no care, only money, money, money, money, money, money. I feel like they live very sad and unfulfilled lives.
    Oct 20, 2013. 10:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Italian court bans Berlusconi from holding office for two years [View news story]
    Italian Courts?

    They are similar to Chicago's.... Jokes.
    Oct 20, 2013. 09:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Italian court bans Berlusconi from holding office for two years [View news story]
    Italy could elect a hotdog as their government and still make billions on tourism, architecture design, jewlery and shipping. They have a position for North-South corridors from Africa to that blessed part of Europe, the Blue Bannana, a crescent shaped zone where London, Paris, Munich, Zurich and more are.
    Oct 20, 2013. 09:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan reaches tentative $13B settlement with DOJ [View news story]
    NIT, good work. It may seem simple to see once seen, but otherwise I was thinking this would wreck their earnings and should start just thinking about what they will get in 2 quarters.
    Oct 20, 2013. 01:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan reaches tentative $13B settlement with DOJ [View news story]
    Can somebody tell me why JPM has to pay the government?

    This is like someone stealing your bike and then the government steals it from them.

    It makes no sense, but who cares, sense is overrated.
    Oct 20, 2013. 02:00 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P sets new high, Google ends above $1,000 [View news story]
    Ichor= Blood of the gods
    Oct 19, 2013. 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks And QE: All Things Must Pass [View article]
    Wham, Bam,
    great article man!
    Oct 17, 2013. 06:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Crisis For Washington And Wall Street [View article]
    Mr. Parnell,

    you are saying things that most fear to speak about.

    The Fed will not end Qe, the market is addicted and the tentacles of lobbyists, who happen to be very good at avoiding the smog of political rhetoric and know how to act, regarding their bank account and portfolio. Or they just have a rich family in powerful positions, then its as easy as making morning coffee.

    It is not important for the market to "grow" because "growth" scenarios are unevenly compensated. The 1% have 100% control, and that means QE.

    Its amazing that people think they actually meet in some room and talk about this in honest and genuine terms. They do whatever they are told, Bernanke is not some magician economist, he is a puppet.

    How many people out there truly think that these guys actually sit in a freaking starbucks and say sentences like

    "Gee, John, you know its our patriotic duty to look after the poor in America, Whom hate our guts by the way and somehow think we are the source of their problems"

    "Well Willard, I think we should have a strong currency so our consumers can purchase on the world markets and so we can invest with a stable currency and a foreseeable regulatory frame"

    "Gee, I think that is the absolute best way to help the people out. I am sure this is the most good possible, with no bias towards a voting block, a lobbying power nor any other influences to our grand decision making process"

    Kind of hilarious really to think any one person that smart or capable.

    And then you have to consider what it must be like behind their eyes, many were bred for these spots and have never know to tell the truth.

    These comments on Seeking Alpha are filled with people who think these guys actually do something as far as coming to a decision, it is not like that at all and should be exposed, we have a government owned by the lawyers who abound the pricey real estate right around the White House, whom are desperately in the rat race to make their own individual situation better, forget the common man whom think Barack Obama can run a 4 trillion dollar entity. These guys write the laws and are the only ones who actually know how to work around them.

    Its all really an amazing theatrical show that continues, similar to a real life troll or a Shakespeare play where people play a personality mixed with a chess game, while having a poker face and convincing people that painting fences is fun.
    Oct 11, 2013. 02:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No Default In Our Day [View article]
    IT, sometimes I feel I need to write you a check. Good work.
    Oct 4, 2013. 11:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Message Of Rising Yields Is Very Good [View article]
    "The yields have risen precisely because the fed said they would taper QE, and so it is clear that QE kept the rates low."

    QE can keep the interest rate in check at some point, then there is a point where all of those who wanted to sell treasuries are bottled up and the irrational short term has to reflect the long term fundamentals.

    I think Calafia Beach Pundit means that the goal of QE was a low and gradual rise in rates, not a rapid snap like we had. The snap shows that QE solved one problem, but has created another.

    What do you think the interest rate would be with no QE?
    Sep 13, 2013. 10:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "Lets throw another 4 billies at the lawyers Johnson, we will need them soon".

    -JPM Exec
    Sep 13, 2013. 10:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls To 7.3 Percent In August, A New Low For The Recovery [View article]
    @ Dolan, I have watched a lot of videos by Bob Shiller and Geanakoplos on Yale open courses, excellent university! I did not know you were a PH.D from Yale, I would have been more choosy with my words!

    I guess your talking of the economy of New Haven and the area surrounding Yale, MIT, Boston and Harvard, right?

    The main problem I have is the increase importance of U-6 over a lengthy recession. As long as we look at U-1, we are looking at a rate that decreases naturally with time.

    There is no job recovery for 99% of Americans, we may see the shiny side of the car, but the interior is horrible. Service sector jobs and the ACA (affordable care act) full time workers splitting their job in 2 is not genuine growth and is all in line to make the numbers look good, they have long lost the ability to control it more directly, so just lie and make it to another election.

    If anything a 7.3% U/e speaks to how we are still declining in GDP and how underground we have become in the past 3 years.

    This data is very scary in how it can blind people. America is still in a deep recession, prices are rising and wages are nowhere. I assume you have heard the Pink Floyd song, "Us and Them"?

    Then again, I would not hire somebody if possible, they are a multi-million dollar liability in many cases.
    Sep 12, 2013. 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment