Archive for January 2009

The Wall Street Journal Weighs In On Peter Schiff

January 30, 2009  ·  Category: The Investment Advice Business
Geez.... Mish's post from Sunday night, "Peter Schiff Was Wrong", has sure generated a lot of interest and controversy.  That's because Peter Schiff is a polarizing figure.  People tend to either love him or hate ...
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The End of the Treasury Bubble?

January 29, 2009  ·  Category: Bonds, Interest Rates
At the beginning of the month Barron's ran a cover story calling a bubble in treasuries: "Get Out Now" (subscription required - e-mail me if you want a link). A month earlier, the fabulous Jim Grant wrote ...
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Charlie Gasparino Uses the F-Word On CNBC

January 29, 2009  ·  Category: Business Culture and Current Events
I like Charlie Gasparino but he really needs to settle down.  In addition to chewing off everybody's head and not letting anybody talk (Kudlow has this problem too), he used the f-word on Power Lunch ...
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NYT: “It’s the Economy, Girlfriend”

January 29, 2009  ·  Category: Business Culture and Current Events
We put two and two together and figured out that it was the economy, not us.  When guys in banking are going through this, they can’t handle a relationship. - Megan Petrus, a lawyer who broke ...
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Caterpillar, Black & Decker And The Process of Adjustment

January 29, 2009  ·  Category: Fundamental Analysis, Macro Economics, Stocks
Our sales stayed pretty strong through October and well into November.  We pretty much hit a wall in December. - Jim Owens (subscription required), CEO Caterpillar The depth and duration of economic decline throughout the world makes it ...
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Uncle Ben Vs. Grandpa Ben

January 28, 2009  ·  Category: Federal Reserve, Gold, Market Commentary
The catalyst for today's rally is the rumor that the Obama Administration is in the process of putting together a bad bank proposal to buy up bad assets from financial institutions.  The financials are crushing ...
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In Defense of Peter Schiff – A Response To Mish

January 26, 2009  ·  Category: Blogs, The Investment Advice Business
One of the best and most well read investment bloggers, Mish of Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis, ripped into Peter Schiff last night in a lengthy tirade on his blog titled "Peter Schiff Was Wrong". One ...
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Many ProShares UltraShort ETFs Are A Disaster

January 23, 2009  ·  Category: The Investment Advice Business
Over the last month, a number of commentators have begun to vocipherously denounce levered ETFs pointing out that, over periods of time longer than a day, many of these ETFs don't deliver what you'd expect ...
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Google Is Priced For A Severe Recession Too

January 22, 2009  ·  Category: Fundamental Analysis, Market Commentary, Stocks
Google (GOOG) just now reported a solid 4th quarter (GOOG Earnings Release).  Revenue after Traffic Acquisition Costs were $4.22 billion and EPS $5.10 - beating analysts consensus of $4.12 billion and $4.95.  Shares are up ...
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Microsoft Shares Priced For Severe Recession

January 22, 2009  ·  Category: Fundamental Analysis, Market Commentary, Stocks
It is also clear that we are not immune to the effects of the economy.  Consumers and businesses have reined in spending, which is affecting PC shipments and IT expenditures. - Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, in ...
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