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Thu May 21

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:34 AM

Re: US GDP Data Wrong!!!

"...Anyway I don't know what the effects will be but I thought I should mention it..."

Dear Tim:

AH-HA! So the economy is moving at a blistering pace after all! Not to mention changing GDP methodology will be a lot [more]

Wed May 20

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:39 AM

Re: Big Housing Data

Congratulations! Good job on the mortgage! The two of you are no fools:^)

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:23 AM

Big Housing Data

"...Another move higher in U.S. mortgage interest rates pushed weekly applications down. Total volume fell 1.5 percent week-to-week on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending May 15th, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association [more]

Wed May 13

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:32 PM

1937 Redux

"...Another market disruption from higher interest rates is virtually certain, according to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan..."---CNBC

Dear well off Fools:

Here's the link: [more]

Wed May 6

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:49 AM

Re: Odd economic headlines...

"...The Foolish Teens?.." [Meg, the BINGO! was for you.]

Dear dizzy Fools:

Let me just say in general about the absolute nonsense going on in the bond market and in this way: Mr. Bill Gross really let me down last [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:00 AM

Re: Odd economic headlines...

Bingo!

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:30 AM

Re: Odd economic headlines...

"...Damn, I need to get a mortgage and throw the money into tech stocks..."

Dear Tim:

Thank you for bringing that up! For anecdotal evidence (my own) home sellers, including new construction, are really still having [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:41 AM

Re: Odd economic headlines...

"...now in Philly, tomorrow London bound..."

Dear Poz:

Have a good and safe trip!

Just this note about bad data points vs good data points. I'm listening to live streaming media right now. Now I might have [more]

Tue May 5

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

Re: Odd economic headlines...

"...Spin? Or optimist/pessimist?..."

Dear Pos:

You're just noticing this? It came in just below consensus.

They do it with every stat. Every bad number is just one data point. Every good number is an [more]

Mon May 4

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:21 AM

Re: So far, I've been wrong on interest rates

"...Buffett said that he wouldn’t have predicted that interest rates could have stayed this low for this long without a problem. “So far, I have been wrong on interest rates,” said Buffett. “It is so hard for me to believe that you can drop [more]

Fri May 1

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:16 AM

Re: Wealth, Energy, and Work

"...The more money you have the more work you can command..."

Dear Loren:

I've just caught up with your 'Post of the Day'. It's absolutely brilliant!

Your riveted Fool,
FM

Thu Apr 30

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:04 PM

Re: GDP

Woof.... I can't keep up! Just this.... the speed of light is not a government economic statistic. If it were.... well, then the universe is shrinking after all and red shift is really blue.... semantics!

your harried hurried Fool.....FM

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:36 AM

Re: GDP

OH!!!!!!!! Did I forget to mention the one trick pony shale oil boom investment, which seems to have run it's course?

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:28 AM

Re: GDP

"...Just thought you'd like to know the facts..."

Dear misled Fools:

You guys should be on TV! A number, especially a statistic, especially a government statistic, especially a government statistic about economics [more]

Wed Apr 29

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:56 PM

Re: GDP

"...I always felt like the clearest indicator of demand is price..."

Dear syke"

Not necessarily! From recent personal experience, the homeowners to whom I offered a price would hardly budge, in spite of the [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:32 PM

Re: GDP

"...Spring is bringing more U.S. home buyers into the market..."---CNBC

Dear focused Fools:

I've been in and out all day. So I really couldn't fully rant before about 'spin'. I just heard something that jogged my [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:51 PM

Re: GDP

"...I say go for it...

Dear Tim:

Oh sure, but the point is that 'bad weather' does not prevent people from buying 'big ticket' items. Consumers don't hibernate! How many times have you heard that the best time to get the [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:42 PM

Re: GDP

"...We have heard this story before..."

Dear Goofy:

There seems to be no such thing as a bad report! There's always some excuse to explain away a bad report. There must be a book somewhere called "The Bad [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:53 AM

Re: Currency stuff

"...Maybe the Swiss Central Bank is tapering its purchasing of the Euro as the Euro rises against the US Dollar?...

Dear Jeff:

The amounts of money to move the US treasury market as much as it did in 24 hours and to move [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:27 AM

Re: GDP

P.S.: Just to note that I drove 800 mile from New Jersey to Maine in early March and trudged through waist deep snow to look at a home. I still might buy. It's beautiful, recent construction with bay views and been on the market over two [more]

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