Guest Post: Remind Us Again Why Anyone Should Own Stocks For the Next Two Years

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Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:02 | 1520888 Robslob
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LAMO...brawk / sqwauk should be replaced with stawcks...

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:34 | 1520988 financeguru500
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I think anyone interested in investing in stocks should just watch that episode of Seinfeld where George decides he should just do the opposite of anything he would normally do. When purchasing a stock, read the fundamentals and say "What should I not invest in?" The stock you choose not to invest in will the be the best candidate for turning a profit.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:40 | 1521008 MiguelitoRaton
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Don't fight the Fed (now =) Don't trust the Fed

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 13:47 | 1521336 potatomafia
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You should because They're going GREEN!!!  This recovery is well under way, solid I tell ya, solid.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 15:20 | 1521648 A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000
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Chairman Bernanke, is Tungsten Money?


Well, it's an asset class ...

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 23:35 | 1522869 mason5566
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Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:03 | 1520891 JW n FL
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My Gold Trumps any and ALL Stocks.

My Silver Trumps any and ALL Gold.

and please lets NOT forget that LEAD! Trumps Gold and Silver.


Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:32 | 1520984 JW n FL
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If you fight the FED you will look like this!


6 Fullerton Police Beat to Death Mentally Ill, Homeless Man


Here is a GREAT View of what it really takes to beat a man to death.



FBI investigating fatal case of suspected police brutality


Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:34 | 1520990 andybev01
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OT: Where did the article speculating on Jon Corzine making it to the tSec office go?


I had to click away for a moment and came back not 2 minutes later and poof: no article.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:39 | 1521007 Rodent Freikorps
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How come all the brutality comes from enlightened California?

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:50 | 1521043 andybev01
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Dude, that is sooo 1968.

This is 21st century California, Arnold was our freakin' GOVERNOR for the opening act!

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:43 | 1521014 High Plains Drifter
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man tells cops to get the fuck out of his face and cops answer with a hail of bullets...........he was unarmed and they shot him.........i am sick of this happens all the time.........all the freakin time..........

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 13:42 | 1521312 JW n FL
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After watching the video more than once of the encounter that led to the arrest of KVIA reporter Darren Hunt and photojournalist Ric Dupont, DeAngelis concluded that both were at fault.

But he had a lot to say about the behavior of Sgt. Raul Ramirez, a supervisor with 19 years on the force.

“People go to jail in contempt-of-cop situations more than any reason nationally,” DeAngelis said. “You could see it in the video. The situation became more personal between the officer and the reporter than the overriding issues of public safety.

“You can see it, and you and hear it in the language of the officer when he said, ‘I gave you an order.’ That’s what contempt means: ‘How dare you not obey my order.’ It’s personal. You’re challenging the officer’s authority. It has nothing to do at that point with the overall safety of the scene. That’s why you see him reacting emotionally rather than rationally.”


and all the white guys say! "Just say yes sir and kiss their (police) asses and then its over".. well I feel like my 1st.. not 2nd!! 1st Amendment Rights are important enough to be number 1 on the list for the Founding Fathers! as well the Nazi Pigs Swear and Oath (Not that it means anything to the Nazi Pigs) to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.. which I dont know why they bother.. they dont care.. all that matters to the Nazi Pigs is how small their dicks are and how big their egos are.

At some point America is going to wake up to a Military Police Force armed robbing people of their personal property (cameras) at gun point.. fuck the 1st amendment or freedom of the press! reporting something is a person being the press.. but now! under procedural law.. you need to be employed as an agent of a corporately owned news entity to be considered the press..


The courts do anything they can to help keep the jack boot thugs foot on the neck of Americans!

Thank God the Mexicans are here to take up the slack work wise, they all cower for the Courts and Nazi Pigs!


Police arm rob Citizens ALL DAY EVERYDAY! and no one says anything! They are in uniform so they can do whatever they want! Rob People! Destroy Peoples Property and the Courts Protect them! And the Bankers / Lobbyists don’t stop it because they need the Police to keep Americans inline! The Police Unions are the only Unions NOT! affected in Wisconsin or anywhere else.


America is a Police State.. but the majority of Americans are too busy eating their food stamp dinners (59% of Americans receive some form of Government Assistance) and watching Dazig wiff da Starz!


America the Procedural Law, Police State of the Lobbies for which it Stands!


Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:03 | 1520894 Popo
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Soo... we should fight the Fed now?

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:28 | 1520909 TruthInSunshine
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I highly recommend it.

The Bernank's powers of manipulation are becoming more and more....

....ehh, what's the right word.....


....ah yes...



The Bernanke 'Put':   Seeing equity market indexes at the same nominal level since 1998, and at real levels equivalent to 1987, while the USD has been debased approximately 20% just since The Bernank's appointment.



David Stockman: Ben Bernanke is finished!
Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:42 | 1521012 Manthong
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I can think of 2.5 trillion reasons why reality won't set in quite yet.

I am sure they are breathing a big sigh of relief at the ESF.


Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:47 | 1521028 Hook Line and S...
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End the Fed (ETF-WTF?),

now imagine Ricardo Montalban doing your voice-over...

"The Bernank's powers of manipulation are becoming more and more....


....ehh, what's the right word.....


....ah yes...


with my addition...

"and how do you say... rendering its victims....sus-cep-tible to complete destitution."


Wed, 08/03/2011 - 13:26 | 1521222 rocker
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I agree with fighting the FED. But realize, you can't stop them. There is one simple way to equalize,(fight), the FED.

Just buy Gold and PMs. Realize that the FED must monetize the housing boom of debt the banks have plus the wars of 2000 to 2009.

Our government, like the Fed has no money. They either tax us or they print it.  It is printing season since taxes for the rich are so low.


Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:13 | 1520915 Quintus
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We don't have to.  The Fed is currently engaged in a no-rules, bareknuckle dust-up with it's nemisis -  'Reality'.

All we have to do is sit back, grab a beer and watch the Fed get pummeled into the ground by a cold, hard reality that doesn't really care about their models and Keynsian theorizing.


Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:24 | 1520947 Rodent Freikorps
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The Bishops of the Church of Keynes must be having a hell of a time not losing their religion.

Too bad the demon Keynes now demands burnt offerings.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:37 | 1520997 JW n FL
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I could go on and on.. like the President of Italy today.. but why, if everyone doesnt know? what the fuck is my showing them proof going to do for them?


Maybe Obama was a secret Long Horn? in Kenya? or maybe Obama took online courses in Philipines?

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 16:25 | 1521881 Pay Day Today
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US didn't do Keynes. Well it started, it managed to do a K. The last 5/6 of it, it gave up on.

You wanna do Keynes proper you do what the New Deal did, directly hire 6 million Americans and put them to work. Scaled up to the modern day that would be direct hiring of 12 million Americans by States and Federal Gov and putting them into employment.

DOing a Keynes for the banks does NOT count by the way, lol

The other thing the US Gov needed to do was a Minsky. Almost too late now, and realistically its not going to happen.


Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:07 | 1520900 JSD
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Remind me why I clicked on this link.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:10 | 1520905 Long-John-Silver
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To confirm what you already know.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:49 | 1521037 Hook Line and S...
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uncontrolled spasm?

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 13:06 | 1521122 JSD
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Sounds about right.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 13:15 | 1521167 Hook Line and S...
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My spasms occur as nocturnal AG-emissions in colloidal form. As mentioned prior, my woman's skene gland also produces copious amounts as a modern day female silver bearing Rumplestiltskina.   

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:09 | 1520903 Tense INDIAN
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i thought stocks may rise after a plunge with plenty of money printing .....i m not sure about this article

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:10 | 1520904 Tense INDIAN
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i thought stocks may rise after a plunge with plenty of money printing .....i m not sure about this article

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:32 | 1520983 Hard1
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I tend to agree, you will own some real assets.  Focus on real resilent sectors though!

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:55 | 1521061 Commander Cody
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I'm usually a contrarian, so, here goes: The new paradigm, which the article clearly states, is that stocks can rise to infinity while the dollar goes to zero.  The end result is that, in dollar terms, stocks are worthless.  The ball is in Bernanke's court.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:10 | 1520906 youngman
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Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:13 | 1520907 fuu
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I love that DShort chart. Down almost 40% from the 2000 peak. Nominal schmominal.

EDIT: Sorry almost 36%.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:12 | 1520911 RiskAverseAlertBlog
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Disagree with there being no cheap, abundant energy. It's estimated there's enough nuclear fuel to last 400,000 years.

Been wondering about Q. Thanks for the update

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:15 | 1520920 narapoiddyslexia
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The problem, though, and the expense, is that the nuclear fuel will in fact last 400,000 years.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:14 | 1520914 caerus
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that's one big double top

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:14 | 1520916 swissinv
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always disagree with zh when it comes to this topic... stocks not always equal to stocks!

just have to buy the right ones e.g. miners:

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 13:51 | 1521355 Richard Head
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Two big headwinds for mining stocks: the price of diesel to fuel equipment and potential nationalization.  I'll stick with bullion.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:15 | 1520919 Let them all fail
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Rhetorical question, no?

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:16 | 1520923 parch702
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Which is why Zimbabwe's ZSE is at 35,000000.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:17 | 1520926 Rodent Freikorps
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But if the dollar goes to near zero, what are consumers going to use to buy the products of the companies with the really high stock prices?

Seems like a bad plan.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:19 | 1520933 Sudden Debt
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One might start to concider shorting this market...

not that I'm going to because some of the players keep on changing the rules.

I wonder when they start a global ban on shorting AND selling.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:21 | 1520937 DarkMath
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"Remind Us Again Why Anyone Should Own Stocks For the Next Two Years"


QE3....that was easy

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:45 | 1521019 rosiescenario
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1). Round up all the boyz and go to Jackson Hole Wyoming.


2). Crash the market for five to seven days....tenderizing everyone so fear is predominant.


3). Launch QE3, though it might have a different name this time around....


Looks like the PM buyers have already read the early and buy often...

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 13:43 | 1521315 trav7777
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the 1yr daily SP chart is just fugly...this is pretty much a make or break point here.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:21 | 1520938 sjamesje
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I bought a little SDS and having a little fun with that.  <1% of what I have in Gold/Silver though!

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:21 | 1520939 writingsonthewall
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Whilst I agree with this post - I have to object to the abuse of the Keynsians.

To blame Keynes for this mess shows a lack of understanding of how it works.


Had George Bush been a Keynsian then he would have RAISED taxes not cut them, this would have dampened the boom and created a nice war chest for the inevitable recession.


George didn't do this - he spent lots (on wars) and handed out tax breaks - this is not Keynesism. To turn to Keynes once the receession has begun is like going to the bank to ask for a loan after you spent the last 20 years blowing every penny you earnt and not saving.


So please - for the sake of accuracy - stop blaming Keynes for a mess Monetarism and neo-liberal economics created. The problem Obama faces is he knows that the monetarist solution (cutting taxes more and printing more) is likely to end very badly - although that's not to say this path won't end badly either!

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:46 | 1520964 Rodent Freikorps
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If Keynes "revealed truth" was naive enough to think politicians would pay off debt during the good times, then he might have been more of an idiot than you are willing to admit.

And Keynes probably couldn't imagine a world where money moved at light speed.

Scene: The Bernank sits in the command chair of the USS Bailout. The bridge is rigged for red. Lt. Jeethner of the troll underworld sitting at the helm.

The Bernank. "Engage the QE3 drive, Mr. Jeethner. Second default to the right, and straight on until mourning.

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 05:43 | 1523104 writingsonthewall
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It seems to me the problem is with the integrity of the politicians - not with the theory of Keynes. Who's fault is that? - it seems it's you the voter with your short term demands who are the problem there.

The speed of the money is irrelvant - it's about saving in the good times to spend in the bad.

If you go with other methods of economic management then you had better start keeping cash under your bed - because your bank might not be there in the morning.


How long do you think the fabric of society will hold together when people get their pensions and savings wiped out overnight because of reckless banks - do you really think 'caveat emptour' will appease the angry mobs?

If you insist on sticking with Capitalism - then you can't apply any economic management other than Keynes - the rest are simply contrary to a functioning society. It's all well and good mises talking about letting things fail - but he's not around to explain to the queues outside the banks that they are merely part of the 'process'.


This is the failure of Austrian and Monetary theorists - they forget about the people.

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