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Wed Oct 29

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:43 PM

Re: Fed ends bond purchases

"...If Europe and the US can coordinate well enough, they could taper and end their QE six or seven years from now, just in time for us to start up another one..."

Dear 'Hawk':

HA! Right! The new normal [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:44 PM

Re: Fed ends bond purchases

"...Street not happy..."

Dear Steve:

I heard some of the Fed comments. Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised to see the averages end the day well in positive territory. Those comments seemed a bit too Hawkish and really, [more]

Sat Oct 25

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:29 PM

Re: An Accounting Question

"... If investors were broadly satisfied with other recent earnings seasons, then we don’t see any reason why they should think otherwise this this time around. Perhaps they are finally realizing that they shouldn’t have pushed stocks into [more]

Fri Oct 24

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:02 PM

An Accounting Question

"...One factor that could have accelerated the decline was that many U.S. companies were out of the corporate repurchase market as they headed into earnings season..."---Reuters

Dear sagacious Fools:

I've a question [more]

Thu Oct 23

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:28 PM

Re: OT: No Daisies in New York

"...Particularly since oatmeal at the hotel was $25..."

Dear Rich (ADD):

Congratulations! And if you think that $25 NYC hotel oatmeal is expensive then whatever you do, don't order hot cocoa to your room at a Disney [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:46 PM

Re: The Working Dead

"...Destagflation I love it..."

Dear Bruce:

You should've seen what I edited out stuff, like 'precession', postcession 'ungrowth', unrecession, etc., etc.

Everything about this Zombie tax write off is [more]

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FastMike commented on TMFPostOfTheDay's blog post. 1:04 PM

The Working Dead

Hey mauser96!

Thank you for your comment!

I argue this way: True, what we do export, will take a "temporary" hit. As it stands now if the Eurozone falls into recession, (if it

[more]

Wed Oct 22

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:38 PM

The Working Dead

"...Entrepreneurs, they don’t like to give up. A company will shrink down when they’re almost out of money to six people, getting Internet from Starbucks and them not even ordering from Starbucks, probably bring in a cup of water there in an [more]

Sat Oct 18

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:08 AM

Re: Bank Closure

"...is Mr Dimon concerned for economic instability caused by the shadow banking system, or is he trying to get the "big gummit" to close down competitors to his bank?..."

Dear steve:

Nah, I think that he [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:33 AM

Re: Bank Closure

"...On Friday, October 17, 2014, NBRS Financial, Rising Sun, MD was closed..."

Dear PM:

Last week's sell off may have had more to do with over leveraged, short treasury funds forced to unwind. The biggest 'suspect' [more]

Mon Oct 13

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:55 AM

Safe Harbors

"...Santos, a top commodities port in Brazil, took precautions one step further and said that ships from the affected countries like Liberia or Sierra Leone must wait for 10 full days before docking and only if there are no health problems [more]

Sun Oct 12

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:20 PM

Re: Control Panel: Extreme Fear = 1

"...Sooner or later, the market will cycle down dramatically as it always has before. Is this the time? Nobody knows...which is why the market is in Extreme Fear = 1..."

Dear Wendy:

Not to mention it's [more]

Wed Oct 8

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:30 PM

Re: Supply/demand or USD rise?

"...My question is: are commodity prices (especially oil) determined more by supply and demand or are they determined more by the strength of the USD?..."

Dear Wendy:

I'm not an expert on the mechanics of trading [more]

Mon Oct 6

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:30 PM

Banks driving US Treasury Bond Market

"...Bank of America, the second-biggest U.S. bank, has more than quadrupled its available-for-sale holdings of Treasuries and federal agency debt this year to $38.7 billion as of June 30... ...Citigroup, the New York-based lender that [more]

Sat Oct 4

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:21 AM

OT: Time Machines

"...A strontium clock developed in the US would only have lost a second since the earth began: it is accurate to a second in five billion years..."

Dear timely Fools:

What do sopranos, a clock with two minute hands, [more]

Wed Oct 1

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:55 PM

Could bees

"...Germany allotted the 1 percent securities due in August 2024 at an average yield of 0.93 percent... ...In the secondary market, German bonds rose, pushing the 10-year yield down three basis points, or 0.03 percentage point, to 0.91 [more]

Fri Sep 19

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:32 PM

Re: Household net worth at record high

"...Assets have been shifting toward the wealthier, while debt (especially student loans) have been shifting toward the younger and poorer...."

Dear Wendy:

I hope the following link to a PBS News Hour report on the [more]

Wed Sep 10

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:37 PM

Re: PBS Frontline on Ebola

"...What would make more sense would be to fly a MASH unit set up to Africa..."

Dear JLC:

That's in the works:

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Sun Sep 7

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:01 PM

Re: OT:Khan Academy Algebra II

"...I have only achieved 88 percent mastery in Algebra II and I..."

Dear quaz:

If an economist were to chart you excellent progress, he might shout "BUBBLE"!

I've seen the Khan academy stuff and [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:24 PM

Re: PBS Frontline on Ebola

"...Personally, I wouldn't touch the chocolate or drink the cocoa..."

Dear Dan:

Likes ain't got nothing to do with it.

Point being, cocoa beans and the labor needed to harvest those beans ignores [more]

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