Monthly Archives: August 2012

Waiting for a “special” phrase from Bernanke is a Stupid Way to Live

Provided without commentary, just a feeling of disgust for those attaching their destiny to just a handful of people. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bernanke-may-hint-stimulus-without-050759931.html  

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Planning an Economy from a Desk. Jim Grant seperates reality from delusions

The Fed, the Swiss National Bank have taken radical methods to try to manipulate economic forces. And yes, that apparently means avoiding the pricing mechanism that the economy organically wants to engage in. Finally Grant states that “We Americans spend … Continue reading

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Forex Updates

Sunday in the U.S is often interesting for Forex trading as one can pick up the Asian session. One of the pairs I actively watch are AUD/USD, since a slowdown in China can greatly effect the Aussie dollar. From DailyFX.com: … Continue reading

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The TRUTH about US Government Spending

USA: “One Nation, Under Water” A production of www.governmentgonewild.org Suggested for posting by GeoffTalk.com reader Ron Mizuno A ‘tip o’ the hat’ to Ron Mizuno of Honolulu, Hawaii Geoff

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The Euro beats up some more shorts

Another lovely day for people short the Euro. Many have been short because they are awaiting the main event, the failure of the experiment. However, a direct currency play is a tough way to do that, as options are likely … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson Authors a Thoughtful Piece on The President

And sure enough, he will be slandered promptly… Many supporters of President Obama are likely to read Niall Furguson’s piece in Newsweek with disdain, if they make it past the first paragraph. “Who the hell is this guy” they will … Continue reading

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A Summary of President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act of 2009 – The President’s Signature National Accomplishment

Mike Rogers, a congressman from Michigan – his take on the Affordable Health Care Act of 2009. Submitted for posting by GeoffTalk.com reader Brad Cummins, Esq. A ‘tip o’ the hat’ to Brad Cummins, Esq. of Austin, Texas. Geoff

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Fascinating article on high-frequency trading from Wired

Provided with no comment except this is a super cool article on high-frequency trading. http://www.wired.com/business/2012/08/ff_wallstreet_trading/ John

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Ultimately, fundamentals do matter. Non-productive behavior in China

So often, goverments get in the way of normal market behavior. Finally, people call on government to “fix” these same problems. One of these problems is malinvestment and China has a major dose of that. In the meantime, crony relationships … Continue reading

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GOP Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan attacked by Obama Campaign just after being selected by Mitt Romney

Paul Ryan: Hiding Spending Doesn’t Reduce Spending – February 25, 2012 Paul Ryan took the President to task directly for trickery and sleight of hand with the Medicare and Affordable Care Act budgets. “I will not sign a plan that … Continue reading

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