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  • France says it opposes GE’s bid for Alstom unit [View news story]
    I think the bottom line is that GE is too pink slip friendly for the Frenchies to stomach
    May 5 09:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank criminal charges could be near [View news story]
    If they decide they can slam the individuals w/some hefty fines like the banks have been getting, things could really get on a roll. Of course, they would probably need to convert Hawaii to a penal colony to provide enough cushy digs for all the crooked bankers. Hmmm, then maybe the bankers would roll up on the dirty Congressmen and regulators. Ok, I'm dreaming.
    May 5 09:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan warning hits the big banks [View news story]
    Just fining the scumbags is a bigger gift then they deserve. Most should be doing 15 to 20. We're just in the spot in the cycle where the pols pretend to look tough, the banks play contrite, and they both plan how to the fleece the public in the next round. Maybe bonuses will only go up 20 percent this year.
    May 5 12:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims 344K [View news story]
    The reason that doesn't happen is in the U.S. (as long as you've greased enough politicians) you get a bailout or a custom made investment incentive when business goes south. If you are overseas, every so often the local pols just say - go home, we own that now.
    May 1 02:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC sounds more upbeat on the economy [View news story]
    I didn't say it from the side of the rich. The Fed can't keep monatizing a trill a year when the deficit is 600 bill because there isn't enough T-bills for collateral. They already own a significant portion of the outstanding stock and the level would rise dramaticlly if they didn't taper. The banking system needs t-bill float to lubricate the overall process.
    May 1 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC sounds more upbeat on the economy [View news story]
    The Fed is tapering because the deficits are declining due to the massive capital gains they've bestowed on the rich. It certainly isn't because QE has invigorated the economy. Going forward, it looks like macro events will replace even the Feds intervention as the most important factor. Any one of a list of problems might bring down the entire financial house of cards - and QE won't fix it. This is probably the Fed's last hurrah.
    Apr 30 11:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims at 329K [View news story]
    Don't be so critical of the sweet leaf. Taxing buds may be the only way to bail out our insolvent government. Besides, I can see the groundwork for legal challenges akin to cigarette payouts already being laid. We'll need warning labels that you might catch a buzz or get the munchies.
    Apr 24 10:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick reversal sees gold move higher as averages turn down [View news story]
    Looks like the Fed was slamming gold lower before any panic buying over the Ukraine sets in...but forgot today was options expiry and JPM needs the price at a certain level to max the profits. Look for all out manipulation to resume in earnest after this month is off the table.
    Apr 24 10:18 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims at 329K [View news story]
    Probably the the brains of those thinking there ever was a recovery
    Apr 24 09:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warm weather, stable rates provide no boost to mortgage apps [View news story]
    Do I hear a 'Home sales haven't reached zero. No recession' from the bulls?
    Apr 23 10:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Does China Really Have 1,000 Tons Of Gold Locked Up In Shadow Financing Deals? [View article]
    Sorry, but I don't believe the report had anything to do with the price drop. The Ukraine crisis is driving it. As soon as things start to go south (or there is a fed meeting...or a futures expiration...or non-farm payroll), the Fed soils itself and slams the metals price, less anybody doubt their printer products aren't the ultimate in money. Why's happening again as we speak.
    Apr 20 08:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE marginally higher after mixed results [View news story]
    Exactly. Always at Xmas time to get the full benefit the following year and just below the threshold where media notifications are required. This time they told people they were changing buildings, then walked them out after they packed up their cubicles. Obviously, the buying was on the hope of JI getting the boot.
    Apr 17 06:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yellen: More than 2 years until full employment reached [View news story]
    As long as politicians get large sums of dough from the banks, and the banks run the FED, the rest of us can just bend over and say thank you.
    Apr 16 03:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ukraine moves to retake control of eastern city [View news story]
    Just get your gold and silver delivered while JPM and the Fed have control of the price. Time is running short.
    Apr 13 08:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife plunges on DOJ/FBI probe report [View news story]
    Amazing that you can get the SEC, FTC, FBI, and DOJ investigating the sale of herbs and milkshakes and they can't find one banker who might be guilty of anything even after they pay 30-40 billion to settle investigations. This crap has got to change.
    Apr 11 05:38 PM | 27 Likes Like |Link to Comment