Archive For: March 2015

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Why The Mania Is Getting Scary----Central Bankers Are Running A Doomsday Machine

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Margin Debt Indicator Is Cliff-Diving---- 2000 And 2007-08 Scale Warning

In 2007 we see another dive in correlation as the last high close occurs and fades away. Now in 2014 – 2015 we are again seeing a violation of the sub-60 area.

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Stick A Fork In It-------Private Equity Is Over And Done

Capital will still chase increasingly expensive deals. That won’t end well. So it’s back to basics—creating companies rather than squeezing the last life out of old ones. Just like Wall Street shrinking and curtailing once-profitable businesses, private equity will begin a slow decline. Yes, we’ll see more deals and even a few successes. But the returns from private equity won’t match those of the past 30 years. And capital will flow elsewhere—let’s hope to productive and wealth-creating segments of the economy.......

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40 Million Debt Serfs--------A Generational Albatross

40 million Americans are now in debt because of their university education, and on average borrowers have four loans with a total balance of $29,000.

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In fight for Tikrit, U.S. finds enemies on both sides of the battle lines

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Buy And Hold Is Dead----Preserve Your Assets Now!

We keep warning people in passive retirement accounts: It’s better to get out sooner than later. The first phase of such a bubble crash can be lethal, with a 20% to 40% drop before the first bounce........Buy-and-hold is dead! Now’s the time to get defensive and preserve your assets, leaving a portion to play the volatile swings ahead with proven trading systems.

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Obamacare Heading For Death Spiral: Premiums Rising Rapidly, Young & Healthy Bailing Out

The other sign health insurance markets are in the early stages of a death spiral is the age mix of those buying policies through Obamacare. Originally it was estimated that around 40 percent of enrollees had to be in the relatively healthy 18 to 34-year-old age segment, so their premiums could be used to pay for the health expenses of older, less-healthy enrollees. So far it appears only some 28 percent of enrollees are in that coveted age group

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Iraq War 3.0 Update: Shooting Blind Into Tikrit, Iraqi Forces Hope They Hit Something

The men behind the wall at the military base lob mortars and shoot artillery in what seems like an aimless direction. They shoot with almost no consequences. Not once in the past five days, at least, did the ISIS militants fire back, the soldiers say.

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Behind China's Stock Frenzy: 'Rat Trading' Abolished, Lemmings Unleashed

The higher the stock prices are, the more people are buying them,” said Gao Haibao, a 58-year-old electrician who says he has dabbled in stocks since 1990.

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Bombastic Bibi Bellows Bilious BS----There's No Iran-Lausanne-Yemen Axis

The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous to humanity, and must be stopped.”.........The "Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis"?............This is the ultimate expression of the paranoia – the sheer outright craziness – represented not only by the Israeli Prime Minister but by the ultra-nationalists who have come to dominate Israel’s political landscape.

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