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February 2011



Tooting My Horn (Twice)

February 25, 2011 – Comments (1)

My post on Feb. 24: Next Bull Run Starts Today  [more]



Next Bull Run Starts Late Today

February 24, 2011 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: TNA , FAS , SOXL

Most of you know that I'm a bear, but I'm not a perma-bear and I understand the power of psychology and greed in finance.  To that end, I am very confident that the last two days are merely a temporary aberration and after more selling today, the bulls will begin buying again.  [more]



Economy Hitting Its Groove

February 23, 2011 – Comments (9)

In another classic quote from Moody's Analytics, concerning the rise in oil prices, Mark Zandi said "I would view this as a very serious threat to the expansion, just when the economy is hitting its groove"  [more]



Dollar No Longer a Safe Haven

February 22, 2011 – Comments (3)

Something really interesting happened during todays premarket trading. While the price of gold is up 0.7% to $1398.30 per ounce, and silver is up a much sharper 3.0% to $33.26 per ounce, the dollar, is currently flat against a basket of competing currencies.   [more]



Why I Love Everyone Here, Even the Keynesians!

February 18, 2011 – Comments (2)

When people disagree with one another there are three paths that can be taken.  One, shout them down.  Two, ignore them.  Three, have an adult conversation.

This is why I love the Fool blog site, so many choose #3.  People disagree and have a meaningful discussion.

But I have to admit, I do NOT love everyone here.  Spammers be gone forever!



FreeMarkets Initiates Coverage of SmartHeat

February 17, 2011 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: HEAT

Equities genius FreeMarkets has initiated coverage of SmartHeat (NASDAQ: HEAT) with a SELL Rating.  This may shock the investment community as only 2 months ago, on December 16, 2010, analysts at Barclays Capital (NYSE: BCS) initiated coverage on shares of SmartHeat with an “equal weight” rating and a $6.00 price target on the stock.  [more]



Looking for a Gold Bug Imperialist

February 16, 2011 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: TZA

For quite some time Paul Krugman has mocked gold bugs and defended fiat currency's.  Many people here take sides as the topic of money is of interest to us, while most Americans don't know what we are writing about or why anyone in their right mind would care.  [more]



Racist Republicans & Myths of economics

February 11, 2011 – Comments (7)

Leave it to Krugman to set the record straight.  In this op-ed column, Krugman lays down the gauntlet - that financial conservatives and racists are one and the same.  [more]



Copper Higher, Oil Lower - What YOU Need to Know!

February 07, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: TZA

Trying to make heads or tails from the headlines is harder than most investors care to admit.  Todays headlines could appear 180 degrees opposite to the novice investor.  Thankfully I'm not a novice investor, I'm a self-proclaimed, ego-filled opinionated super idiot.  So here are our headlines for Monday:  [more]



What Peter Schiff Doesn't Understand

February 04, 2011 – Comments (4)

After reading an excellent blog by Dave in Qatar about Peter Schiff, a comment answering the question posed by the blog just wouldn't do it justice.  So I'm elaborating here and let me add, this pertains to many more people than Peter Schiff.  [more]

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