Gambling

Some Thoughts On "Long-Term Investing"

Investing just for the sake of having your money in the stock market is a fools bet. As the old adage goes: “If you are sitting at a poker table and can’t figure out who the pigeon is…it is probably you.”

Frontrunning: August 8

  • Tax Overhaul Effort Shaped by Debate Over Corporations (WSJ)
  • Funds target 'unknown' stocks as Wall Street cuts analyst jobs (Reuters)
  • GOP Plans Tax Compromise to Sidestep Democrats (BBG)
  • Few expect Trump's 15-percent corporate tax rate: Deloitte survey (Reuters)
  • Raid on Venezuelan Base Got Help From Active Officers (WSJ)
  • Hackers demand million in ransom for stolen HBO data (AP)

Only Ten Years After The Last Financial Crisis the Banks Are At It Again

Banks have been lobbying heavily, expending significant amounts of money again, leaning on their Congressmen and pressuring regulators, saying that their capital standards need to be relaxed so that they can make more loans to stimulate economic growth. But that, according to the FDIC Vice-Chairman, is utter nonsense.

"It Won't Be Long Now" - David Stockman Warns "Amazon Is The New Tech Crash"

"The Amazon business model is fatally flawed. It’s only a matter of the precise catalyst that will trigger the realization in the casino that this is another case of the proverbial naked emperor... I do not think AMZN is a freakish outlier. It’s actually the lens through which the entire stock market should be viewed because the whole enchilada is now in the grips of a pure mania."

Frontrunning: July 26

  • Oil bounce, results keep stocks on high (Reuters)
  • Healthcare brawl returns to Senate floor (Reuters); Senate Sets Up Health Votes for Chaotic Obamacare Debate (BBG); Health Debate Rolls On After First Option Fails (WSJ)
  • Who Will Blink First in the Sessions Standoff? (BBG)
  • Iran Says ‘Hostile’ U.S. Sanctions Vote Undermines Nuclear Deal (BBG)
  • Russia Warns of ‘Painful’ Response If Trump Backs U.S. Sanctions (BBG)

Frontrunning: July 24

  • Kushner, Russian Ambassador Had Undisclosed Contact (WSJ)
  • Democrats take aim at big companies in economic blueprint (Reuters)
  • Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation (Reuters)
  • Senate GOP Unsure of What Health-Care Measure They Will Vote On (WSJ)
  • Japan PM Abe denies favors for friend amid falling support (Reuters)