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  • Being Grateful: Economy Good; Getting Better [View article]
    Thank you James for pointing out all that we have to be grateful for.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
    Nov 27, 2014. 10:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Core CPI weakest in four years [View news story]
    I recently replaced several appliances with similar appliances that cost about what I paid for the originals ten years ago. No inflation there.
    Sep 17, 2014. 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taxes Don't Lie [View article]
    Scott,

    You argue for less government spending but this type of austerity has not seemed to help the EU. If the government hadn't stepped in to the extent it did, it seems to me that the result could have been much worse in the U.S..

    Also, you seem like an intelligent person but your continuous rantings against liberal government policies don't serve you well. In my opinion neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are worth my vote. I would suggest following the advice of fellow SA contributors like Jeff Miller: separate politics from investing and be politically agnostic.
    Aug 13, 2014. 09:52 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Ending In Tears' Doesn't Mean The Market Goes Down Right Away (Part 2) [View article]
    "For now, the Fed and the ECB are throwing parties and there is no reason to enjoy them."

    Cam,

    I believe you may have meant to say ..."there is no reason not to enjoy them."
    Jul 1, 2014. 09:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed Is Wrong On Inflation [View instapost]
    I just bought an over-the-range microwave for $200 to replace a similar model I paid $250 for ten years ago. Food and energy costs may be up but the cost for a lot of other goods have not inflated.
    Jun 16, 2014. 04:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Edwards hails "excellent" aortic valve trial [View news story]
    Wow! If "immortality was a very low 2.1%", I might be willing to take a chance with having the valve installed even if I don't need it.
    May 20, 2014. 09:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tepper nervous about markets [View news story]
    Alas Yorick,

    A Dairy Queen near me (in Massachusetts) isn't reopening this summer either. My kids will be disappointed.
    May 15, 2014. 12:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blowout jobs number [View news story]
    As reported by Seeking Alpha today:

    "The broader U-6 unemployment rate falls to 12.3% from 12.7%. One year ago, it was 13.9%."

    Decreased from 12.7% to 12.3%. Certainly seems to be heading in the right direction!
    May 2, 2014. 10:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Face-Off On Greece: An Interim Update [View article]
    Jeff,

    I think John Mauldin has some editing friends at SA. The text on your bulleted items is so large that they are difficult to read. And the last sentence of your article ends suddenly without being completed.
    Apr 9, 2014. 08:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Huge earthquake hits off the coast of Chile [View news story]
    I guess the SA editor's perspective should be expected since this is an investment blog. But somehow, the fact that at least 5 were killed but "mining operations in the region appear to be relatively unaffected" seems a bit crass.

    Reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles where they almost lost another railroad hand cart.
    Apr 2, 2014. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • These Charts Speak Louder Than Words [View article]
    The Pew Research Center estimates that between 2011 and 2030, roughly 10,000 people will reach the age of 65 every day in this country. One of the graphs in The Financial Lexicon's article above indicates that almost 24% of people aged 65 and over are still working. This means about 76% of that age group is retired. So even if the participation rate for that age group were to continue increasing slightly, the absolute number of people retiring is growing ever larger.

    http://bit.ly/XwDWuf
    Feb 15, 2014. 09:35 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These Charts Speak Louder Than Words [View article]
    Based on research conducted by Shigeru Fujita of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia:

    http://bit.ly/1f0c7XE

    Per Mr. Fujita: "Almost all of the decline (80 percent) in the participation rate since the first quarter of 2012 is accounted for by the increase in nonparticipation due to retirement. This implies that the decline in the unemployment rate since 2012 is not due to more discouraged workers dropping out of the labor force."
    Feb 15, 2014. 09:22 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ticking Time Bomb Under The World Economy [View article]
    The info provided by Shareholders Unite indicates they are retired professors from Amsterdam. Last I checked, Amsterdam was still in Europe.
    Jan 2, 2014. 05:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Biggest New ETPs Of 2013: Something Old, Something New [View article]
    I believe Cambria Shareholder Yield (SYLD) should have made the list since it had more than $170M in assets as of Dec 20.
    Dec 31, 2013. 12:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp: Here's Why I'm Staying A Bit Bullish [View article]
    Heather,

    MTGE initiated a share buyback program in the 4th quarter 2012 and, according to the link below, had purchased approx. 6.4 million shares through the 3rd quarter 2013.

    http://bit.ly/1g4wz9T
    Dec 3, 2013. 08:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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