Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

George Washington's picture

Radiation Experts: Radiation Standards Are Up to 1,000 Higher Than Is Safe for the Human Body

And the EPA is planning on raising them ...

ilene's picture

Fraud-Based Economy

Essentially, we are living in a fraud-based economy but it doesn't seem to be bothering anyone so I guess we shouldn't let it bother us.

Stone Street Advisors's picture

Making Money off of Bad Debt - A Recovery Play

recovery During the Great Recession plenty of money was made betting against the consumer. In 2010, the number of non-business bankruptcy filings grew by 8.8% to 1.5 million. While this number may seem high, it is significantly lower than the 31.5% jump in 2009. In the shadow of bankruptcy lead defaults lies Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA). With a market cap of $1.4 billion, PRAA is the leading receivables management company. Read more to see how you can cash in on their ability to collect.

Bruce Krasting's picture

CBO on Medicare – “We need a Death Panel”

Medicare It's coming to America. And we're going to hate it.

Reggie Middleton's picture

Inflation Is When The Price of The Most Valuable Things (Such As Your House or Small Business) Drop Precipitously During High Unemployment, Right?...

Reggie Middleton Stagflation Unemployment The continuation of my rant on stagflation, and why it is mistakenly being called inflation in the media and how all of it is being denied by

RickAckerman's picture

Big Gap in Logic Weakens Hyperinflation Argument

Hyperinflation I awakened Sunday morning on three hours of sleep, lucid of mind and filled with dread from an essay linked below that I’d read before going to sleep. Amidst the desiccated hell of Colorado’s, and the entire Southwest’s, pine-forest die-off and a disturbingly winterless winter, even my wife still doesn’t get it. She seems to think that because peak real estate valuations have held up so far in our Rock Creek neighborhood, that they will continue to hold or even rise. It’s difficult to say why prices have stayed aloft in here in Superior, Colorado, which lies just south of Boulder, about 20...

Smart Money Europe's picture

We Live in Belgium...

Belgium We live in Belgium, a little country right in the heart of Europe. The country is in many ways a small version of Europe. Most have heard of Brussels, which is not only the capital of Belgium, but of the whole of Europe. Belgium is becoming a divided country, with the two largest communities – the Flemish (Dutch speaking) and the Walloons (French speaking) –  opposing to each other on different levels, but mostly about financial issues.

Pivotfarm's picture

Trade Against The Retail Herd 4th Apr

AUDUSD and EURUSD are building a firm position in the strong long zone GBP pairs with the exception of EURGBP are in neutral territory. Today we have Construction PMI at 4:30 am EST, if this event results in a strong deviation from consensus its likely that we could see some changes in retail positioning

4closureFraud's picture

60 Minutes Overtime | Mortgage Mess: Who Really Owns Your Mortgage?

Even if you're not at risk of foreclosure, there could be legal ramifications for a homeowner if the chain of title has been lost. Watch the "60 Minutes" report and listen to Pelley's discussion with "60 Minutes Overtime" editor Ann Silvio about the findings of his reporting team.

MoneyMcbags's picture

Did The Economy Stop Blowing Jobs?

The big news in the market on Friday was the release of the (No) Labor Department's NFP Jobs Report (more commonly known as the Labor Force Participation Rate Report, or fiction) which showed the ponzeconomy™ ....

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Sola Dosis Facit Venenum?

The dose makes the poison...

ilene's picture

Pump It Up: Stock World Weekly

The current rally has left some very good companies behind, and nowhere is this more evident than in the technology sector.

Pivotfarm's picture

The Contrarian View 4th April-8th April

A review of the Commitment of Traders and Retail Trader Positioning Analysis.

Stone Street Advisors's picture

On Wachovia, Whistle-Blowers, and Incentives

Wachovia The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing...

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