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williambanzai7's picture

JUNE 21, 2011--17:16 GMT (1:16 PM EDT)

Happy Summer Solstice 2011

Reggie Middleton's picture

What Does Groupon and The Matrix Have in Common?

The Matrix 1999, the year the Matrix was released and the year companies trampled on the rules of fundamentals in investing. A look at the sustainability of Groupon's valuation and business model...

Leo Kolivakis's picture

What if 8% is Really 0%?

According to Mebane Faber, by investing in a portfolio with uncertain outcomes, pension funds could experience increasingly volatile and even negative returns. Paradoxically, in an effort to chase the universal 8% rate, pension funds may be laying the groundwork for returns even lower than the risk free rate...

williambanzai7's picture

THe LaST BaiLouT iN ATHeNs

Until the next one...

Econophile's picture

The Great Stagnation of 2011

With industrial production falling, the likelihood of an economic recovery seems farther and farther away for Messrs. Bernanke and Obama. The way I look at the data, the US economy continues its slide into stagnation. This isn't a "double-dip" -- we never did recover from the '08 Crash -- but a consequence of monetary and fiscal stimulus.

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Graham Summers’ Weekly Market Forecast (Hanging By a Thread Edition)

Other countries are rapidly dropping US debt like a hot potato. Russia has sold off 30% of its US Treasury holdings. China has lowered its holdings for five months straight and has even suggested selling off 2/3 of its exposure. And with even legendary bond investors like Bill Gross avoiding Treasuries, we’re rapidly heading into a debt Crisis that will make 2008 look like a picnic.

williambanzai7's picture

REPO 2011: EURO RoYaLe

"I'm not sure I would say it was a house of cards..."--Dick Fuld

4closureFraud's picture

Tucson Mayoral Candidate Claims Dozens of Foreclosed Homes, Changing Locks, Kicking Out Real-Estate Agents and Posting “Do Not Trespass” Signs

“Lenders are gangsters, and they can’t prove they own these homes. So they have no right to foreclose” AND “I plan to continue to take homes from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. I would buy them, but those groups can’t produce the notes showing they are the rightful owners to sell or foreclose on them.” So "I haven't been contacted by either entity nor has either one done anything to stop me"

ilene's picture

Stock World Weekly: Greek Theater, The Week Ahead

Next week’s calendar is light, with another paydown on Thursday and plenty of POMO, so if ever stocks had an excuse to rally, this would be it.

George Washington's picture

Common Ground On Climate

"What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening" ... and it provides a window of opportunity for sanity in the climate change debate ... including getting away from the next financial scam ...

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Honoring My Humble Father

Take some time to read my personal message on this Father's Day...

thetechnicaltake's picture

Investor Sentiment: Battle Lines are Drawn

Investor Sentiment The bulls’ main argument is the bears.

Reggie Middleton's picture

Click, Clack, Click: The Sound of Falling Dominoes Behind The Door of the Eurocalypse!

From the Telegraph (UK): Moves by [UK] stronger banks to cut back their lending to weaker [EU] banks is reminiscent of the build-up to the financial crisis in 2008, when the refusal of banks to lend to one another led to a seizing-up of the markets that eventually led to the collapse of several major banks and taxpayer bail-outs of many more. This is exactly what I've been crowing about for 2 years. It's actually much worse than Lehman... Much Worse!

williambanzai7's picture

HaPPY ZeRo HeDGe FaTHeR'S DaY 2011

There are three stages of a man's life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn't believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus. ~Author Unknown

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