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A Lesson in Sheepherding, Compliments of Barron's

  The following piece is a response to SA Editor, Racheal Granby's wrap-up of a recent Barron's article titled "Ten Stocks to Hold Long-Term." Granby writes, "With the Dow off...

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Don't Bet on Hyperinflation

For several months now, I’ve heard all of this talk of hyperinflation. I’m sure you have too. I’ve seen that word so many times over the past year that I might have even used it w...

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Another Pubilicity Stunt from the White House

It’s been endless. Ever since Obama has entered office, he has continued to fool Americans by expressing his “outrage” and “shamefulness” of these ridiculous taxpayer-fun...

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Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer's Staged Theatrics

I won’t go into any type colorful description of the “showdown” between Jon Stewart and CNBC’s Kim Cramer. If you’re reading this you already know about it.  What I...

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Mark-to-Market Isn't the Problem

It seems as if many have been fooled by those supporting the banks. The general argument that has been made is that mark-to-market accounting has been largely responsible for the banking mess since it...

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Bernie Madoff in Perspective

The Savings & Loan Crisis had Michael Milken. The dotcom charade had Bernie Ebbers, Kenneth Lay, and Jeffery Skilling. These men have been selected as the scapegoats to distract the public away fr...

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Economists Need to Sit Down and Shut Up

I’m really sick and tired of these economists out there who continue to claim that America will not enter a depression. These are the same bozos that have yet to acknowledge the fact that the...

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An Offer the Big 3 Can't Refuse: $50 Million per Mile

Just as I was ready to pass out in my chair last night, I regained full consciousness after hearing a news headline. Can you guess what caught my attention?

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GM Lines Up for Its Take

Shocking as it may seem, in just five years, GM has lost $73 billion, or $129 per share. Ford and Chrysler haven’t faired any better. And now they’re pleading for an even bigger bailout us...

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If You Listen to Economists You Will Go Broke

In my last piece, I think I made it clear that the vast majority of economists are not only clueless, but very dangerous to your financial health. Make no mistake. At best they are broadcasters not...

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The Plain Truth

I Repeat… I continue to be amazed by so many out there, from the pundits with their agendas to the so-called experts who zoom in on every grain of short-term optimism with an electron microsco...

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Risks of the Proposed Bailout: Part 1

McCain, along with Paulson, Bernanke, Bush and others are using scare tactics hoping to rush the approval of this historic banking bailout plan.

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Risks of the Proposed Bailout: Part 2

Accountability is a Must Would I support a bailout? Maybe. But that’s a very big maybe. At the very least I would need to see a clear plan with specific guidelines, executed by credible and com....

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Risks of the Proposed Bailout: Part 3

Most of us have played Blind Man’s Bluff as children. It’s such a popular game among kids that several versions now exist.

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A New Precedent for America: Financial Irresponsibility Pays

As a desperate attempt to stop the bleeding, banks are stepping up with further efforts to protect delinquent homeowners. To date, this represents the most radical effort to stop the avalanche of fore...

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Yang + Yahoo! = Yikes!

  This is the first time I’ve written anything about the Yahoo-Microsoft deal because I typically don’t allow myself to get distracted by noise. In fact, I’ve been receiving nu...

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Ford As A Crystal Ball for America

As many of you may know, on March 27, 2008, Ford (F) completed negotiations to sell its Jaguar and Land Rover divisions to Tata Motors (TTM), a division of the Indian conglomerate Tata Group.

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Why You Can Beat the Market

What I find remarkable is how the same guys who missed this financial apocalypse continue to follow useless theoretical risk models based on math. Too funny. I suppose they have little choice since th...

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America's Financial Apocalypse: It's Not Going Away Anytime Soon

For many years now we’ve all seen the reckless use of taxpayer funds by Washington. This irresponsible and unaccountable waste of tax dollars has been particularly prominent during President...

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Get Ready for the Earnings Meltdown

I’m not talking about the banks or even the retailers. We all know they will continue to slide. I’m talking about everything else. With no real median wage growth since 1999, and soarin...

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Subtle Tactics to Downplay America's Debt Problems

I was checking some news late night and I ran across this title about the most indebted nation in the world. Of course it caught my attention because I though the media was finally ready...

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Bailouts Disguised as Buyouts

  Bank of America’s buyout of Merrill Lynch seemed laughable to me - that is until I realized the full picture. With a $50 billion all-stock deal valued at $29 per share, at first glanc...

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Obama's Poor Decisions, a Threat to His Success

Let me be clear about a few things. First, regardless who wins the upcoming presidential election, there will be no real change in America. In order to really understand why you have to know what is g...

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The Housing Mess the Experts Missed

The latest data on housing continues to worsen on most fronts.  See here and here.   In fact, the data is now showing strong indications of bold predictions I mad in 2006 and as recent......

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The Big Secret About Oil

Each day we continue to feel the damaging effects of high oil prices. And while oil has recently corrected down by close to 30% from record highs, it is still very high and is likely to make new recor...

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Looking for a Bottom? Look to Wall Street

  Wall Street created this mess and they continue to mislead everyone who bothers to listen. But it will be Wall Street that signals a bottom if you know what to look for. Watch for massive down...

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