Archive - Aug 2010 - Blog entry

August 14th

asiablues's picture

HP stock has taken a bath since Mark Hurd's resignation. The question that arises is whether HP is oversold in the short-term, and due for a bounce in line with the fundamentals of being one of the largest technology companies in the world in terms of revenues.

Econophile's picture

Until I began to examine the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill I had no idea that it would so significantly change the direction of the United States. It's scope is so vast and pervasive that it is difficult to grasp its totality. I wrote this article to try to explain this and why I believe it is so important for us to understand it. Because of its complexity it was not possible to do this briefly, so I wrote this major "white paper" and divided it into four parts to make it easier to digest. Please stick with me for the next few days; your eyes will be opened. This is Part 3 of 4.

August 13th

Pivotfarm's picture

Markets in a Flash

· The USD is starting to look stronger this morning. It is gaining as investors seek less risk.

· The EUR/JPY appears to be trading very close to its monthly lows.

· US equity futures are lower today suggesting the selloff will continue when the markets open.

Reggie Middleton's picture

Second-quarter GDP in Greece estimated to have fallen by 3.5% year-on-year. I'd like to bring to your attention that this is a pace that is over 11.5x WORSE than the projections that Greece used to get the austerity package-based bailout!!! It is also much more in line with what we anticipated at the research group of BoomBustBlog. Anybody want dibs on whether we are also more accurate about the point of Greece's restructuring causing a contagion effect?

Econophile's picture

Until I began to examine the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill I had no idea that it would so significantly change the direction of the United States. It's scope is so vast and pervasive that it is difficult to grasp its totality. I wrote this article to try to explain this and why I believe it is so important for us to understand it. Because of its complexity it was not possible to do this briefly, so I wrote this major "white paper" and divided it into four parts to make it easier to digest. Please stick with me for the next few days; your eyes will be opened. This is Part 2.

August 12th

madhedgefundtrader's picture

Wheat prices have doubled in six weeks. Domestic grain traders, seeing nothing but rows of corn, wheat, and soybeans at home as far as they eye could see, were caught totally flat footed. This crop disaster was totally foreign in its origin. Trouble with the canola crop in Canada rippled from Australia, Western China, the Ukraine, and then to Russia, big time. Time to take profits. As any farmer will tell you, pigs get slaughtered.

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Today, most pundits are growing increasingly concerned that we are headed for a “double dip” recession. I think this view is idiotic as the US “recovery” was in fact nothing more than a small bounce in economy activity within the context of a DEPRESSION.

Let’s be honest here. The money printing and Stimulus DIDN’T work last time. All it did was buy time. Indeed, from an economic perspective, the only thing the Feds can claim with any certainty is that the Stimulus produced a bunch of economic data points that were questionable in authenticity (GDP, inflation, employment, etc) many of which have since been revised lower (GDP again).