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  • Stock Up On Whole Foods During Dips And Corrections [View article]
    I actually agree with you
    Feb 7, 2013. 10:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Announces $2 Special Dividend: A Cautionary Note [View article]
    Looks like the moderators missed the two times you called me a "loser."
    Feb 4, 2013. 05:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Announces $2 Special Dividend: A Cautionary Note [View article]
    Apparently, saying "you're lost" is abusive. You click that "Report Abuse" button, Gary?

    You still don't understand my original comment.
    Feb 4, 2013. 05:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Announces $2 Special Dividend: A Cautionary Note [View article]
    You're arguing in circles, as you are now contradicting your original response to my original comment.
    Feb 4, 2013. 05:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Central Banks Make Unintended Consequences 'Tolerable' [View article]
    The Fed is now aiming for 2% inflation, not even price stability.

    "While the oft repeated fears of hyper-inflation are demonstrably misplaced..."

    Central banks around the world have increased the money supply four-fold in the last decade. At what point would fears of hyperinflation not be misplaced?
    Feb 4, 2013. 12:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Announces $2 Special Dividend: A Cautionary Note [View article]
    So, you're saying that WFM saw a better use for the money, but chose to blow it on a dividend instead? That doesn't make any sense.
    Feb 4, 2013. 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Announces $2 Special Dividend: A Cautionary Note [View article]
    "I do not think so. I think the company looks out for the interests of its investors as much as its customers and employees which would make it a good use for the money."

    Not necessarily wrong, but your comment shows that you did not understand my comment at all.
    Feb 4, 2013. 12:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Announces $2 Special Dividend: A Cautionary Note [View article]
    Gary, you still don't understand my first comment.
    Feb 3, 2013. 11:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold: Why Bill Gross Is Wrong [View article]
    Jackson was against federally chartered national banks. He wanted a separation of bank and state. You have your history wrong.

    "This history of the USA is replete with attempts by private banks to take over this country's money supply so as to reap billions by inflating our currency and causing financial panics."

    Replace "private banks" with "politicians" and you're absolutely right. It was the national banks that inflated the money supply. Private banks are held in check by investors. National banks have no such restraint and are inevitably abused by politicians, hence the inflationary booms and deflationary busts. When public/private becomes a hybrid, the market checks aren't as strong because of the public part. The, the private aspect of it gets the blame. Rinse and repeat.

    The "privately owned" Fed isn't private at all. The chairman is appointed by the president! It issues the currency of the federal treasury. How much more non-private can it get? Could a private bank, on a gold standard, get away with QE?
    Feb 1, 2013. 09:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Announces $2 Special Dividend: A Cautionary Note [View article]
    I'd sell and short the stock if Mackey was spewing this nonsense. Rahodeb was much more entertaining, too
    Feb 1, 2013. 02:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Announces $2 Special Dividend: A Cautionary Note [View article]
    sounds like a blast, Gary!
    Feb 1, 2013. 02:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Announces $2 Special Dividend: A Cautionary Note [View article]
    Go do them
    Feb 1, 2013. 11:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Central Banks Make Unintended Consequences 'Tolerable' [View article]
    "We've had politicians in this country for 225 years, and we're still standing. What's changed?"

    1913. Politicians didn't have nearly as much monetary and fiscal power before that. First we got the Fed, albeit a limited one, and the federal income tax. Then we gave the Fed power to own government bonds, with a debt ceiling now. Ceiling has moved up every time we need it to, so it's not a ceiling at all. We ended the gold standard. We have departments of Education, Housing, etc. We have social security, Medicare, etc.

    The government did not manipulate interest rates like this ever before. It didn't buy "assets." It didn't bail out private companies, didn't support certain companies over others, etc. To compare our government today to any before the 1900s is apples and oranges. The Constitution is all but ripped up and flushed down the toilet, along with the Fed's original charter.

    A lot has changed. We used to allow the market to run things. We've slowly allowed the government to enter almost every area of our economic (and social) lives. Here's a good article about the Depression of 1920, which you've never heard of because the government didn't try to "fix" it:
    http://bit.ly/lwovz3
    Jan 31, 2013. 04:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Central Banks Make Unintended Consequences 'Tolerable' [View article]
    "There is no shortage of savings for entrepreneurs to tap as capital."

    There is most definitely a shortage of savings for entrepreneurs to tap into, and consumers have even less. Banks are reluctant to lend it out, and the iBanks merely buy Treasuries with the printed money that they got at 0% from the Fed, buy government bonds yielding 2%, and make money off the difference. The printed capital doesn't even make it to entrepreneurs, which may actually be a good thing because the market is so manipulated.

    The Fed can print all it wants: that "capital" becomes less and less valuable the more it prints. It is merely stolen from savers.

    So, if I'm getting this right, you have a problem with people making money off of government bonds. I'm not sure you realize this, but the rate the government pays dictates that rates that everyone else pays, because investors, for quite some time, have viewed Treasuries as the safest, most conservative bet out there. The reason why you can get a 30 year mortgage in the 3's right now is because rates on Treasuries are so low. Instead of just parking money in Treasuries, they're looking elsewhere, hungry for yield (subprime ring a bell?). If the government simply stopped paying a "real return," as you call it, which I don't think it even is, then the borrowing costs for everyone else would skyrocket! The Fed/government is abusing the Treasury's status as the ultimate safe haven by inflating them.

    The Fed lowers the rate on government bonds so that investors WON'T buy them, and will buy stocks, corporate bonds, etc. instead. If Treasuries were "ugly," then borrowing costs for everyone else would soar, because the basis for all interest rates is the rate the government pays. The market won't allow that for much longer.

    The market is pricing the risk of inflation in? Ha! 30 years going for 2%!!!
    Jan 31, 2013. 04:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Announces $2 Special Dividend: A Cautionary Note [View article]
    Re-read my other posts.
    Jan 31, 2013. 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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