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March 2009

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Dilbert Explains How P-PIMP Will Work

March 30, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: PIM , PP

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What's Bad for GM & Chrysler is Good for Ford

March 30, 2009 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: F , GM

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Compelling Evidence that Bonds are Better than Common Stock

March 29, 2009 – Comments (12)

Bonds are better than common stock.  They're cheap right now and they are safer.  I have been beating this drum for a while now.  Putting my money where my mouth is, I have converted the vast majority of my personal investment portfolio and retirement funds into individual corporate bond issues.  Sure, I still have a few dividend paying common stocks floating around, but for the most part any new money that I invest is going into bonds.  [more]

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Chart of the Day

March 27, 2009 – Comments (4)

Chart of the Day, courtesy of The Big Picture Blog.

TGIF everyone.  Have a great weekend.

Deej

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Beating the housing dead horse

March 26, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: BBY

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Word to the wise: Vultures don't do favors

March 26, 2009 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: TR , UL , V

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Putting banks' operating profit announcements in perspective

March 25, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: C

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Bernanke must think that things are worse than he's admitting

March 24, 2009 – Comments (18)

Perhaps I'm being naive, but I just cannot bring myself to believe that the folks at the Federal Reserve in general and Ben Bernanke in particular are stupid.  I suppose that it's possible that they are book smart, but street dumb and that they cannot practically apply any of the theories that they memorized at their fancy Ivy League MBA programs in the real world.  I certainly have met enough of those people over the years.  [more]

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Five things that I like about FPL

March 24, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: FPL.DL2

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How are you going to play this hand? Alternate Title: Where's the Growth?

March 23, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: GROW

Investor psychology is a funny thing.  Winning just feels so darn good.  When Mr. Market gets on a roll, the overwhelming desire to hop on the wagon becomes almost unbearable.  Just look at all the money that people are making on the street today.  It's raining cash out there.  I don't want to miss out on the next huge bull market!  I have to get in on this ASAP right?  You can, but as hard as it is to do I'm going to have to pass...and believe me it's not easy.  [more]

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Where is the U.S. Dollar Headed?

March 20, 2009 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: USD , UDN

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An unemotional look at where the economy is headed, featuring amazing TA charts

March 19, 2009 – Comments (22)

Wow, the Federal Reserve's move to purchase long-term Treasures has certainly drawn some emotional responses from CAPS members (BTW, it's never a good idea to threaten violence against government officials...unless you're interested in getting a visit from some fellows in black suits).  [more]

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Fed Says to Buy Long-Term US Government Debt

March 18, 2009 – Comments (2)

Wow, I can't believe that the Fed actually decided to do it.  I have been blogging a ton lately about whether the Federal Reserve would begin to start buying Treasuries.  In the FOMC statement that was just published a few minutes ago the Fed said that it will purchase $300 billion worth of longer-term U.S. Treasuries over the next six months and it will expand purchases of mortgage-related debt.  [more]

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AIG Bashfest

March 18, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: AIG

As some of you who may have read my blog before know, I love political catoons.  Some of them are absolutely hilarious.  Never in all my years of reading political cartoons have I come across more on one single subject than AIG.  This whole mess has really struck a nerve with the public.  Ironocally, the more politicans complain about the company the less it, and in turn the government's investment in it is worth.  What a mess.  Without further ado, here are the cartoons followed by a special bonus video that I feel is appropriate (besides I love it and I'm look for any excuse to use it).  [more]

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Will the Fed start to buy Treasuries?

March 16, 2009 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: ED , F

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A standing ovation for the NYT Op-Ed piece "Rated F for Failure"

March 16, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MCO

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Barron's is pumping the heck out of GE Capital bonds, but I'm not buying it

March 16, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: GE

Bonds are practically ignored by the mainstream financial media.  The fact that there seems to be such a dearth of information on bonds is one of the reasons that I am fascinated with them and have taken it upon myself to write more about them.  Whenever I come across an article on bonds in Barrons, Fortune, Kipplingers, etc...I always read it right away.  [more]

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Investors are still gobbling up Treasuries

March 12, 2009 – Comments (4)

There was some fascinating action in the bond market today.  Defying many analysts who believe that the market will eventually choke on the massive amount of debt that the U.S. government is issuing, investors gobbled up the "long bonds" aka 30-year bonds that the government just issued.  The U.S. Treasury sold $11 billion in 30-year bonds today at a yield of 3.640%.    [more]

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The Bottom Rung

March 10, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: MCO

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The U.S. has morphed from an "income earning culture" to one driven by asset appreciation

March 09, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: GROW

I don't know who these guys are, but what they're saying makes a ton of sense to me.  This week's Barron's features three interviews that all share the same theme, the deleveraging of the American consumer and how the U.S. economy will be anemic for years to come.    [more]

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The U.S. had morphed from an "income earning culture" to one driven by asset appreciation

March 09, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GROW

I don't know who these guys are, but what they're saying makes a ton of sense to me.  This week's Barron's features three interviews that all share the same theme, the deleveraging of the American consumer and how the U.S. economy will be anemic for years to come.    [more]

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How can I turn myself into a systemic risk?

March 09, 2009 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: AIG , C

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Stewart Crushes CNBC

March 09, 2009 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: BC , CN.DL

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Analyzing the Jobs Report

March 06, 2009 – Comments (5)

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The Paradox of Thrift

March 05, 2009 – Comments (8)

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A sign of hope for China's economy?

March 04, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: FXI

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U.S. Vehicle Registrations vs. Licensed Drivers

March 03, 2009 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: F , GM , TM

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February auto sales - hold on to your hats

March 03, 2009 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: GM , HMC , TM

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A Pipeline to Profits

March 02, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: KMP , MMP , BWP

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