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Sat Jul 26

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:37 AM

OT: LOL

"Triv-i-a : details, considerations, or pieces of information of little importance or value..."Google definition

Dear world weary Fools:

I found this in the BBC online this morning and it's definitely off topic but [more]

Fri Jul 25

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:19 PM

Re: Is the market overvalued?

"...As investors, we need to ask whether our assets will hold their value (whether undervalued or overvalued on a historical basis) or whether they are likely to drop in value (either permanently or, according to Murphy's Law, just exactly at [more]

Fri Jul 18

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:01 PM

Chronic Deja Vu

"...The controlled management regime will allow the company to defend the interests of its creditors in a transparent and orderly way under the control of the courts and nominated officials, particularly allowing a process of managing the [more]

Wed Jul 16

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:51 AM

Re: The coming Bust

"...1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999...--- Brett Arends, MarketWatch"

Dear 'build':

I agree: the forces that are driving markets are, (and by a country mile) totally disconnected from the macro economic [more]

Mon Jul 7

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:22 AM

Re: Control Panel: Dow 17,000!

"...Financial stress is extremely low -- the lowest since this series began 20 years ago, lower even than early 2007..."---Control Panel

Dear Wendy:

An interesting article appears on Bloomberg today [more]

Tue Jul 1

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:41 PM

Re: CA Drought threatens aquifers next

"...Not that long ago (2012) there was a proposal to send some of the Missouri River's water to Denver..."

Dear PM:

Yes, true, but I never let ambition stand in the way of a pipe dream.

Seriously, though, [more]

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

Re: CA Drought threatens aquifers next

"...The Roman Aqueducts were powered entirely by gravity and the longest one covered a relatively short distance..."

Dear tim:

Water is far less viscous than crude, so gravity would play a part as it did for the [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:30 PM

Re: CA Drought threatens aquifers next

"...I don't know why it wouldn't come up over and over since every year there is some place in this country with too much water and some place else with not enough..."

Dear LT:

Well, lindy, all the best ideas come [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:23 PM

Re: CA Drought threatens aquifers next

"...He runs one of Fresno's busiest well-drilling companies, and hustles up and down the highway to check on drilling rigs that run 24 hours a day..."

Dear PF:

Do you or any of our fellow METARites recall anyone [more]

Sun Jun 29

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:51 PM

Re: Control Panel: Crisis outcomes

"...It may encourage excessive risk-taking, and may add to the pressure on central banks to postpone policy normalisation..."

Dear Wendy:

A most interesting Control Panel.

"...Central bank [more]

Fri Jun 27

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:17 PM

Re: Barclays dark pool

"...The state's top law-enforcement official released the account... ...in a 30-page document that portrayed the London-based bank as bilking its own customers to expand its dark pool..."

Dear jaag:

If I may add [more]

Wed Jun 25

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:31 PM

Re: Was 1Q14 GDP drop a blip?

"...Economy in First Quarter Was Worse Than Everybody Thought..."

Dear Wendy:

Thank you again for another synopsis of important economic releases.

However, I motion that perhaps METAR should fall in line [more]

Wed Jun 18

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:03 PM

Re: Control Panel: Oscillation around trend

'...QE is what you do after you've already lowered rates as far as they can be [reasonably] lowered..."

Dear Mark:

True. Let me generalize a bit further.

The main point I wish to make is that if one advanced [more]

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:06 AM

Re: Control Panel: Oscillation around trend

"...It stands to reason, doesn't it? If QE does reliably help an economy, wouldn't all countries do it all the time?..."

Dear Mark:

Excellent point, one I had raised recently. Not all countries need to QE their [more]

Mon Jun 16

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FastMike replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:59 PM

Re: Control Panel: Oscillation around trend

"... This raises concerns because, even as their total borrowings increase, the ability of Chinese companies to make interest payments and to repay bank loans and bond principal is declining..."

Dear Wendy:

If I may [more]

Sun Jun 15

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FastMike posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:13 PM

23 August, 1966. A Sojourn.

”… If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion…”--- George Bernard Shaw

Dear enumerable Fools:

Begin Sojourn:

William Francis Sutton studied the face of his surgeon, Dr. Paul Fernbach. [more]

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