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  • ECOtality: Simply A Great Investment [View article]
    Stock only down 75% today...nice call.
    Aug 12 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Russell Wasendorf Sr., the former head of bankrupt commodity firm Peregrine Financial Group, was indicted on 31 counts of lying to regulators today. Wasendorf, who allegedly stole as much as $215M from customers over a 20-year period, was arrested in early July after attempting suicide and is facing up to 155 years in prison and a $7.8M fine. [View news story]
    "stole as much as $215M..." Faces $7.8M fine. Where do I sign up for that deal?
    Aug 13 07:48 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Did The Risk Go? 8 Domestic Factors That Can Roil Stock Markets [View article]
    Nevertheless, stating the U.S. is on its way to becoming "insolvent" is silly.
    Mar 27 11:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vanguard founder John Bogle on tax fairness: "Rates may have to be changed, but we also need to look at what is taxed, and how. Dividend income should be taxed at the same rate as ordinary income. As for capital gains, there ought to be some distinction between capital made by people who start businesses, and contribute value to society, and capital made by gamblers on Wall Street."  [View news story]
    agreed
    Dec 22 07:33 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Treasurys dip still lower after the year wraps up with an uninspiring seven-year note auction: the 30-year yield +0.08 to 3%, 10-year +0.05 to 1.98%; five-year +0.03 to 0.92%; two-year +0.02 to 0.28%.  [View news story]
    Wake me when the 10-yr yield is 1.5%
    Dec 21 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Brian Moynihan (BAC) on why he sees another year that’s "a grind" in the economy: “Never have middle-market and large companies been as profitable, had as much cash on their balance sheets, had as much availability on their lines, but they haven’t done anything with the money. They don’t feel the certainty of opportunity to make big investments.”  [View news story]
    "Household debt peaked at $13.9 trillion in mid-2008. After three years of repayments and write-offs, consumer obligations have been trimmed to $13.3 trillion, down just 4.6 percent from the high, according to the Fed. In the second quarter, the most recent data available, consumers made less progress whittling down their debt than in any quarter since the deleveraging began."

    I call bullshi+, Wyatt.
    Dec 20 05:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Brian Moynihan (BAC) on why he sees another year that’s "a grind" in the economy: “Never have middle-market and large companies been as profitable, had as much cash on their balance sheets, had as much availability on their lines, but they haven’t done anything with the money. They don’t feel the certainty of opportunity to make big investments.”  [View news story]
    What a bunch of bullshi+. THERE IS LITTLE TO NO DEMAND. The private sector is levered to his/her eyeballs in debt and is deveraging...a process that will take years to unwind. So spare me the bull about "uncertainty."
    Dec 20 12:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Felix Salmon takes a healthy swipe at the cavalcade of execs fighting back against the attack on wealth - highlighted most dramatically by Home Depot-founder Bernard Marcus' ill-received retort to protesters of "who gives a crap about some imbecile?" Salmon on the 1%: "The fact is that the ultra-rich really aren’t productive, and instead mostly collect rents from people who are. This is what capital always does, of course: it buys labor (some people call that “job creation”, even if the jobs being created are mostly in China), and then extracts dividends from it." [View news story]
    Nicely done, Felix.
    Dec 20 11:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yongye International: Further Evidence Calls For Regulator Scrutiny [View article]
    I feel sorry for anyone who owns a small-cap, U.S.-listed Chinese stock. These individuals can't seem to comprehend that they are not protected by U.S. securities rules and regulations. The SEC (as incompetent as they may be) has absolutely no ability to protect investors from deceit stemming from China.
    Dec 18 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ugly chart of the day, if you're invested in bank stocks: The performance of financial sector stocks from their early 2007 peak closely tracks tech stocks after the dot-com bubble. In other words, more pain ahead.  [View news story]
    totally unrelated and pointless, worthless chart. but thanks anyway
    Dec 16 06:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Remain Very Cautious Into 2012 - Kyle Bass [View article]
    tough day to be long gld and slv
    Dec 14 10:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Precious metals are down sharply again this morning, led by silver, off 6.9% to $29.10, and within sight of its yearly low set in January of about $27/oz. Off 2.9% to $1,614, gold is at a 2 month low. Chatter abounds of hedge fund (Paulson) liquidations and central bank shenanigans, but gold has had a nice decade run - can't it just sell off once in awhile?  [View news story]
    Cash is king
    Dec 14 09:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Trading firms that spend a tidy sum for the wisdom of meteorological forecasts to help them trade commodities might be interested (or alarmed) to know that two well-known hurricane forecasters have given up making seasonal forecasts in December. After crunching the numbers over years of forecasts, the two experts realized their analysis had no predictive value. "Our early December Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts of the last 20 years have not shown real-time forecast skill." [View news story]
    SHOCKER.
    Dec 13 04:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microcap B2B facilitator LiveDeal (LIVE) is the days biggest mover, soaring over 300% on 460 times its average daily volume after the company completed an equity financing with five unaffiliated investors for an aggregate cash purchase price of $2M and issued a total of 1,612,899 new shares at $1.24 per share. The additional financing allows the company to retain its Nasdaq listing.  [View news story]
    Borrow it while you can...
    Dec 13 03:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR -10.4%) is off sharply today, giving back a large chunk of its post-crash gains. The culprit may be Symphony/IRI data claiming the market share and average selling price of Green Mountain's K-Cups fell in November. However, the declines are modest in scope.  [View news story]
    Gravity is a bit*h
    Dec 13 03:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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