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Opinion: Earnings stink like a big pile of trash
Two reminders of the age old debate over the merits of equities versus bonds emerged almost simultaneously in recent days. First, Warren Buffett argued in his latest annual letter that shares are not only a better investment than fixed income instruments but are also superior to gold, the darling of many seasoned investors.
Just as that was being digested, the Financial Times reported that the Ford Motor Company had decided [...]
From The Big Picture:
When should traders be in or out of the market?
There are times when traders should NOT be in the market. There are other times when the market is rocking and traders should get aggressive. How can you tell the difference? Here are five helpful tips.
Note: I’m a trader, not an investor. I am looking for superior out-performance by being in the best stocks I can find during [...]
by Jan Paul
Permanent Open Market Operations
Purchases or sales of securities on an outright basis that add or drain reserves and change the size of the System Open Market Account (SOMA) portfolio are amongst the tools used by the Federal Reserve to implement monetary policy.
are only one of many things going on that impact the markets and the low volume of buyers who are either ahead of the pack or very [...]
The European defaults caused the 2nd leg down in our great depression. The current rise in the dollar is hammering exports and earnings converted into dollars. The “austerity” plans of Europe, California, and other states hasn’t been figured out yet as to how hard they will hit earnings.
We have 900,000 layoffs in cities and states coming (Meridith Whitney says more like 1 to 2 million layoffs) and that will hit [...]