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could we please ask the Fed to name the companies it surveys for input costs so that all of us facing weekly increases in input costs could take our business to them?
I agree. My input costs on material (not labor) are up 30% YoY.
That's about righ here also. We did 3 price increases to our clients of 15% in 18 months on material AND labor costs.
Tyler already posted a article a few months ago about the margin squeeze in the retail sector where franchisers are forced to sell at a loss in order to kill competition. But once that battle is over, ALL costs will be transfered to the consumers.
That battle is about to end this summer.
Inflation in Brazil is well above the gov't stated 6%.
The Real is so damn overvalued, the economy is beginning to overheat albeit in a sustainable fashion.
Higher interest rates here we come! With a concommitant rise in PM's no doubt.
H&S? Times two?
And yet CNBC has made sure to point out that the decline is coming off of a "5-year high" in February. The spin knows no shame!
As long as Liesman can afford the buffet at Shoneys - all is fine
Bullish, definitively bullish. Buy anything, buy everything.
no impact on LULU or NFLX or ANF which penetrated new highs
Toyota announced all factories are to be closed because of radiation.
There are a lot of Toyotas and Lexus cars out there which are not going to get repair parts when something breaks.
If I owned some Toyota parts I would immediately double or triple the price. I see a black market in Toyota & Lexus parts heading our way.
If I owned a Toyota or Lexus I would be concerned.
Link, please? Toyota announced that they would stop production because of supply issues, not "radiation."
it all sounds JAPANESE to me!
Everyday, it seems, another IBD Top 50 mo-mo screamer stock rockets up to new highs.
Insane, I've never seen speculative fever this high.
Check out GLUU since January 1st ....
Kids sure do love those smartphone games ....
"I've never seen speculative fever this high."
"I've never seen speculative fever this high."
Uh oh. Robo's don't fight the Fed paradigm is getting stress-tested.
In robo's defense, at this point, even The Fed won't fight The Fed. Very unsettling to say the least.
Thanks. I'll put it on my radar.
Look back at June 2000, when TI way overpaid for Burr-Brown. Look at TI and the NAZ since then.
TI felt it could pay a 70% premium for NatSemi, probably because TI stock is similarly overvalued. Fiat for fiat, per se.
you've never seen speculative fever this high because you're a newcomer to investing. the 1985 to 1987 period was just as speculative as was 1999/2000. nothing new under the sun relatively speaking. that said, being fear based keeps you in widows and orphans stocks, so you've got that going for you. still you can live vicariously through the silver and gold gains of us on this site.
btw, gentleman jim sinclair, the old scroomer as you call him, sends his regards. said he wished you would have recommended tzoo @ $12 to him rather than wait for it to go to $75 before telling him he missed the boat. oh well, he said, he advised you to buy gold at $250, but said you were too smart to listen to him.
I remember 1999. Merrill Lynch sent me a glossy brochure touting "opportunities", one of which was a small tech company that was a "steal" at only 38 times projected estimated earnings fy 2002.
mary meeker and blodget. frankly, i drank some of the koolaide. barely got out in time in 2000. but still took a beating.
I guess we just have to wait for all those outflows over the last year to flood back in and THEN we short it...
Just who is this data supposed to be relevant to? Certainly not the upward only stock pumping Algos, whose logic, I imagine, looks something like this
IF data = bad THEN GotoSubroutine "BUYStocks"
IF data = good THEN GotoSubroutine "BUYStocks"
ELSE GotoSubroutine "BUYStocks"
Relentless RampUp Continues! I am certain, whenever the "big unwind" arrives it will be epic and leave many literally penniless! I really have no more to say to this except the (Us) simply has it coming, this much ignorance and complacency to the ongoing looting must be somehow punished, eh?!
Well those that are worried about higher input costs should take note, that Bernanke sees this phenomena as merely "transitory".
Of course Chairsatan doesn't define "transitory" so i take it to mean limit up for 12-24 months
Now let the rally commence as QE3 is back on the table until Fed minutes at 2pm.
He meant transitory to immortal beings like himself.
"Overall inflation remains quite low."
Practical experience be damned. Three cheers for academia.
Things always look better from the expensive seats.
Your post has a hint of sarcasm, methinks. Have you not substituted iPads in your evening repast?
I find silicon a rather disagreeable comestible -- [ Le Cordon Bleu/Chez Goldman-trained executive chef and president of Maison Fed ] Chef Dudley's signature dish for the hoi polloi notwithstanding.
and that's the cue for the dollar to drop and the market to pop...ain't free markets grand?
saving on the European market morning ramps and synchronizing all efforts for the 10:30 ramp / POMO frontrunning.
HFT the dip away, boys ! And give old Bucky a punch in the groin from me !
Retail stocks just went apeshit.
are you chasing them? isn't the carrot pretty?
BIDU is almost at that 100xPE...you'd better hurry and get some. Because who doesn't want to own a Chinese company with the transparency of a glory hole that trades at a 100xPE? It's gonna be this summers "must have" at all the Hampton parties...Don't be left out.
He's not "chasing" anything. He has no money and no job. All he does is spew BS all day. Total fraud.
If you're going to throw a junk etf chart up can you at least accompany a hottie with it?:)
ye olde catfish mouth still living vicariously off the gains of other investors. here's a free tip: watch the cnbs nightly shows on "how i made my millions." that'll tide you over until the next trading day for your vicariousness (new word).
btw, your vz is down 12 cents. but on the bright side mo is up 16 cents, so you've got that going for you.
What services business are surveyed as part of this release? After some activity in Feb and March, I have seen a huge drop in business activity for April. Clients are not spending, and this wasn't related to supply chain disruptions. Combined with huge margin compression, this is going to be an ugly year.
In what industry .... ?
Why is Nasdaq rebalancing index now? Is APPL about to swoon?
pretty artificial ramp up in last half hour on S&P... stairway to hell?
almost identical to ramp at same time last Friday, 6 points in 30 minutes, in stairway fashion... how much money would I need to pull this off myself?
A lot, because the 2 week running avg on the weekly chart is now over 50% to the sellside (for volume) for the spx, spy, sdy and oef. Last time that happened was last summer. Keep throwing that fake fiat at it Ben, when this puppy turns kiss your but goodbye if you stop printing.
this fast recovery ramp must be based on fundamentals, because it is global: all currently trading indices showed a similar ramp up (DAX, CAC, S&P, DOW, etc) at about the same time. It makes sense, they are trading the same shares no?
But wait, DAX has 30, CAC has 40, S&P has 500... eh?
simply unbelievable how fake it all became...
It's not a tumor!! (From UBS retail)
NEW! Economics (4/5) “US Economics: US Growth Dent or Growth Slump?” – Thomas Berner (bio). The jump in the price of oil has negatively impacted real consumption growth, consumer sentiment and inflation expectations. Other US economic indicators have also disappointed recently, most prominently a weak February durable goods orders report. In contrast, labor market conditions continue to improve and business climate surveys have remained solid. In our view, the current growth weakness will be a growth dent and not a growth slump, as aggregate labor income growth is accelerating, and we expect oil prices to stabilize over a 12-month time horizon
Obviously UBS overlooks the huge pile of public debt hidden in the closet that's supporting the supposed 'recovery' in the US.
Question is, are they fudging the data like they did prior to QE2 to get QE3 in favor? Seems like a repeat of last fall to me. Everything was booming, then it wasn't? Hmm...........
Wow, what is going on? The American worker is dying with the dollar...we have no spending power as consumers, and our jobs are being disintegrated. I feel bad for people who don't have an accurate understanding of what's really going on here.
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