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Mon Feb 8

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:27 PM

Re: Control Panel: Trend reversal?

"...A single Control Panel is a snapshot of conditions... ...If the Fed had not pinned the short end at 0.25% it is likely that the curve would be flattening, a classic indication of approaching recession... ...The most important story last [more]

Wed Feb 3

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:42 PM

Food Stamps for Thought

"...About 45.4 million Americans, roughly one-seventh of the population, received nutrition aid last October, the most recent month of data. Unemployment was 5 percent that month..."----Bloomberg

Dear data starved [more]

Tue Feb 2

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:09 PM

Re: Earth calling Fed... Earth calling Fed...

It's in the OED:-), so swing away!

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:24 PM

Earth calling Fed... Earth calling Fed...

"...Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George said the central bank got a "late start" by raising its interest rate target in December..."from CNBC

Dear efficient market Fools:

Yep! Kansas City [more]

Fri Jan 22

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:07 PM

Re: OT Last Day

"... FWIW, my degree is only related to what I do if you think all computer programmers do the same kind of thing..."

Dear Joel:

From your 'six figure' post to this 'unemployed for five months" post your [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:01 AM

Re: OT Last Day

"...Now you can try to spin or avoid a sensitive subject... ...There is a certain amount of age discrimination in the job market to be sure..."

Dear Joel:

Joel, you're living in the Silicon Valley bubble. Your brief [more]

Thu Jan 21

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:30 PM

Re: OT Last Day

"...And they tell you not to take social security at age 62..."

Dear WilliB:

And I would not doubt the replacement is fresh out-of-school and in debt up-to-the-eyeballs with college loans and perhaps has been living [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:37 AM

Re: OT Last Day

"...That is so not the right way to get a good paying job..."

Dear Joel:

WOW! Where have you been? When a 55 or older "male", even with a science degree and 30 experience in electronics, and just having [more]

Wed Jan 20

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:47 AM

Re: OT Last Day

"...Add one more to the ranks of people voluntarily leaving the workforce...

Dear whafa:

Best of luck to you! You will be astonished by how long a day can be.

Good news, though! I only had to tirelessly send out [more]

Sun Jan 17

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:26 PM

Re: Iran sanctions no more

"...Iran will probably start increasing exports by selling barrels it stockpiled on tankers in the Persian Gulf in anticipation of the deal. About 18 Iranian tankers are holding 12 million barrels of crude and 24 million barrels of [more]

Tue Jan 12

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:11 PM

Re: OT: Powerball Stuff

I agree that would narrow down having a winner. But that would be a waste of greed!

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:52 PM

Re: OT: Powerball Stuff

AH! Good idea but against the rules! The lottery can't be bought!

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:16 PM

OT: Powerball Stuff

"...Something weird happened in March of 2005: 110 people in 26 states correctly picked five out of six Powerball numbers, good enough for second-places prizes of between $100,000 and $500,000 each..." Washington Post

Dear [more]

Sun Jan 10

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:16 PM

Re: Who wants to be a BILLIONAIRE?

"...And I would not want to become a billionaire (actually a multimillionaire after taxes) overnight..."

Dear WilliB:

Step away from the Kool-aide.

I've done a few calculations to put the odds in [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:42 PM

Re: Control Panel: Volatility or trend?

"...In other words, if the seasonal adjustments were creating inaccuracies, then a graph of the adjustments to the revisions should show the inaccuracy..."

Dear quaz:

Actually it seems to me that the error scales [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:45 PM

Re: Control Panel: Volatility or trend?

"...o the real, Not Seasonally Adjusted, increase in non-farm employment was only 11,000. This is a huge difference from the creation of 292,000 jobs. The happy-happy dance was not real, only a seasonal adjustment..."

Dear [more]

Fri Jan 8

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:15 AM

Re: Currency stuff!

"...Even if one assumes that inflation could reach 2.5 percent, this is not an immense problem..."--- Lawrence Summers

Dear roll-back Fools:

Mr. Summers made an excellent argument as to why the Fed was undertaking [more]

Mon Jan 4

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:36 PM

Re: Chinese Index Crashes to Halt

"...Quite an ominous start to 2016 one might say...=:-o"

Dear Hound:

The media has been a bit dismissive of the whole thing. I've been hearing that the circuit breakers may have contributed to the crash. [more]

Fri Jan 1

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:19 AM

Re: Puerto Rico: The Untold Story

"...the reality is that thousands of investors are average Puerto Ricans living on the island and on the mainland in places like Orlando. They are retirees, sanitation workers, police officers, firefighters, teachers and others who invested [more]

Fri Dec 25

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:55 PM

Re: Yoda-Tim Cook Apple discussion

LOL! and then some!

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