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Mon Jan 8

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on camarodan64's blog post. 2:52 PM

Long Term Market Top is in view.

Actually the household debt to income ratio peaked in the 4th quarter of 2007 at 18.14, which was a major contributor to the Great Recession. Currently we are at a painfully high 15.46. This is much higher than it should be, but in

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Fri Jan 5

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Melaschasm commented on camarodan64's blog post. 4:29 PM

Long Term Market Top is in view.

I expect a correction in 2018, but I also expect the market to start next year over 25,000. We are not going to see a long term top to the market until we experience another recession, and even then it is likely to be a medium term

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Thu Jan 4

Blog Post

Melaschasm added a blog post. 2:50 PM

Stock Bubble or Boom?

Back in 2010 I predicted that the Dow would hit 20k by 2018 and 25k by 2020. I also said that the Dow could hit 25k sooner with a bubble. It is barely 2018 and the Dow has already hit 25k, which makes me wonder if we are in a [more]

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Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 1:47 PM

Right Now I'm Watching The New Season Premiere, "The X-Files"

I remember recording the X-files every Friday night back in the 1990s because I had to work. That show remains a favorite for me today. There have been many shows which have tried to imitate it over the years but none have come

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Melaschasm commented on huddaman's blog post. 1:42 PM

Should we tighten H1-B rules?

Great post and I have been saying this to friends and family since I was a teenager. We should not only make it easy for highly educated and highly skilled workers to come to the USA, but we should be actively recruiting them to

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Mon Apr 24

Blog Post

Melaschasm added a blog post. 11:49 AM

Sad Story about taxing 401ks

Is Donald Trump About to Take Away Your 401(k)'s Biggest Tax Break? Lawmakers are looking at dramatically changing these retirement plans. Dan Caplinger ( [more]

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on SenseFinancial's blog post. 11:29 AM

How to Start a Real Estate Investing with Retirement Funds

For most people this is a bad idea. Real estate investments already have favorable tax treatment without putting them into a tax advantaged retirement account. In many cases you could actually end up paying more taxes if you use a

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Fri Mar 10

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 1:07 PM

Opinions, opinions, and plenty of more opinions about retailers

Online retail will continue to eat up brick and morter retail. A huge amount of money is being invested in selling food online, because that is viewed as the really big piece of retail that is not doing well online. Personally I

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Melaschasm commented on sagitarius84's blog post. 12:58 PM

Five Myths About Index Investing

A nice article. I am primarily invested in rental real estate and the S&P 500. I have been primarily invested in the S&P 500 since I left my first full time job, right after the .com bust, and transfered the horribly bad

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Caps Pick

Melaschasm made a pick in CAPS. 12:25 PM

UltraShort Dow 30 ProShares (DXD) will Underperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

Melaschasm made a pick in CAPS. 12:23 PM

UltraShort S&P 500 ProShares (SDS) will Underperform the S&P 500

CAPS Underperform Pitch

Melaschasm wrote about Short S&P 500 ProShares (SH) . 12:21 PM

SH Underperform

While I have some short term concerns about a recession, that will not prevent the S&P from being higher 5 years from now.

Caps Pick

Melaschasm made a pick in CAPS. 12:21 PM

Short S&P 500 ProShares (SH) will Underperform the S&P 500

Thu Mar 9

CAPS Underperform Pitch

Melaschasm wrote about J.C. Penney (JCP) . 12:46 AM

JCP Underperform

JCP has stopped the bleeding for now but the trend towards online retail will continue to chip away at their business. Even if they manage to survive the shift to online shopping, they will vastly under perform the market for the next half decade. [more]

Caps Pick

Melaschasm made a pick in CAPS. 12:46 AM

J.C. Penney (JCP) will Underperform the S&P 500

Mon Feb 27

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 7:17 PM

I'm so fortunate and lucky I've got family to fall back on

I have built and repaired computers in the past, and come to the conclusion it is better to pay a professional you can trust.

Fri Feb 24

CAPS Underperform Pitch

Melaschasm wrote about ProShares Ultra Gold (UGL) . 12:40 PM

UGL Underperform

With rising interest rates gold will likely remain stable in price until the next recession, at best. It would not be surprising to see gold decline in value as the stock market heats up and people look to chase profits rather than sit on a stable [more]

Sat Feb 11

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 9:57 PM

Should America excercise currency manipulation?

In general I do not like currency manipulation. A strong dollar is a good thing in many ways because it helps fight inflation, and it allows our monetary policy to focus on countercyclical domestic policies.

If

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Wed Feb 8

Blog Post

Melaschasm added a blog post. 1:24 AM

Japan Most Powerful Asian Economy in 2040?

http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-will-be-asias-superpower-in-2040-2017-2They think so, but their [more]

Sat Feb 4

Blog Comment

Melaschasm commented on valunvesthere's blog post. 2:01 PM

The era of China financially “raping” the United States maybe over

I don't see an tarrif having a significant benefit for any US retailers. It should benefit some US manufacturers, although I suspect much of the goods currently made in China would instead be made in other poor countries.

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