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MrPlunger posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:17 AM

Inequality

quoting the remarkable former Fed Chairman (1932-48) Marriner Eccles, who may well have been the most subtle economist of the 20th Century, from his memoir, Beckoning Frontiers (1966):

As mass production has to be accompanied by mass
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Wed Apr 2

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MrPlunger replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:36 PM

Re: Wells Capital's Paulsen: Caution

What's interesting about the comparison is that the 1987 crash was largely triggered by bond market getting more and more wound up about the Fed getting more and more hawkish.

More and more Fed yakkers are sounding like they feel we've had [more]

Sun Mar 30

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MrPlunger replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:31 PM

Re: OT - Cuba Easy

With all those highly coloured villas, sandy beach and security ... are you sure you weren't unpaid extras in a new series of The Prisoner??

Fri Mar 21

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MrPlunger replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:23 AM

Re: Yellen's speech (mis)interpreted...

Expect some reassuring words from the Fed soon if the markets continue to assume that Yellen's speech was a signal of hawkishness.

Not so fast.

Look at the average Fed funds for end 2015 from all the governors, here, bottom [more]

Wed Mar 19

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MrPlunger replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:19 AM

Re: "Death By China": Now On Youtube

Does the video discuss the Chinese pollution problem?


Yes Dave, but didn't come to any clear conclusion.

It was more that US businesses have higher costs because of pollution regulations. Therefore China is more [more]

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MrPlunger replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:47 AM

Re: "Death By China": Now On Youtube

Thanks KW, worth the 1hr 20 to watch it. Some very incisive comments from the interviewees.

The one I liked best was from the congressman "China has treated us like we are fools. We are fools!"

I'm actually impressed with [more]

Sat Mar 15

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MrPlunger replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:18 AM

Re: It's official, plane was jacked

I like Steve203's hypothesis and suggest an extra possibility to support it ...

The media says MH370 had fuel for 5 hours to Beijing plus 1-2 for contingencies. But a 777-200 can fly for 12 hours with full fuel. Maybe the pilot put in full [more]

Wed Mar 12

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MrPlunger posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:45 AM

U.S. employment situation in detail

http://www.newyorkfed.org/labor-conditions/

It all looks like its heading in the right direction except hours worked per week.

???

Sun Mar 2

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 8:51 PM

Re: Oil is moving, ... sloooowly, up!

Am I being naïve ... just what is the problem with Russia looking after Crimea?

It used to be Russian until they gave it away

The majority of inhabitants are ethically Russian

Russia has significant strategic assets [more]

Wed Feb 26

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MrPlunger replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:49 AM

Re: OT Ford reboots

According to the report, Ford plans to switch away from the Windows Car operating system to Blackberry’s QNX.

Does this mean Blackberry is doing a makeover into OEM systems, maybe it's time to buy BBRY?

Sat Feb 15

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MrPlunger replied to the Mining and Metals board. 11:12 PM

Re: SLV breaking above 200 DMA

Going up, good time to buy.

Thu Feb 13

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MrPlunger replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:47 PM

Re: NATGAS much dirtier than thought

I was fascinated to see how this is explained, but the link doesn't work for me.

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, but the idea is to burn it not just emit it into the atmosphere.

Methane, CH4.
Octane, a component of [more]

Wed Feb 12

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MrPlunger posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:03 PM

End of LTBH

Here's a fairly comprehensive rant ...

A brief and far-from-complete list of the people and things that have lost all credibility since the the year 2000:

1. Brokerage firm analysts
2. Chief Global Strategists
3. Every
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MrPlunger replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:08 PM

Re: Evolution of Harvard Policy Portfolio

Interesting, thanks.

Private Equity 16%
Absolute return 15%.

31% in high-fee investments, the type where the manager gets his 2% pa plus 20% of the profit, plus all the actual expenses for setting up the schemes. Looks to me [more]

Thu Feb 6

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

Re: Deflation ahead?

What is worse Zerohedge or CNBC?

Well they both only seem to regurgitate other peoples' ideas ... so it depends on the quality of what material they come across.

Albert Edwards is interesting as he's quite the permabear ... [more]

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MrPlunger posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:43 AM

Deflation ahead?

Fun or serious? Take your own view ...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-06/albert-edwards-fred...


You have to [more]

Sun Sep 30

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MrPlunger wrote 3:15 PM

Why is the Fed sucking assets out via QE when Bernanke himself acknowledges a savings glut ... or put another way, a shortage of assets? How inefficient can Fed policy get ...

Mon Jun 11

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MrPlunger wrote 1:21 PM

Imbalances are the underlying issue - flow of money to the rich and to the trade surplus nations leaving everyone else with just debts. In aggragate, too much saving. Le probleme c'est moi.

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