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January 2009

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CRASH!!!!!!

January 31, 2009 – Comments (28)

According to today's NYTimes, rents are falling fast in NYC.  Wages are falling even faster and layoffs accellerating around the nation.  CA running out of money.  January was the worst month in S&Ps history.  Rioting all over Europe.  Chinese workers becoming restless and migrating back to the farms because of lack of work.  Japan in the worst recession since WWll.    [more]

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All Hell About to Break Lose????

January 30, 2009 – Comments (12)

USA   [more]

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Bank Failures Approaching Alstrynomic Pace

January 30, 2009 – Comments (4)

Ocala National Bank of Ocala, Fla, fails

Suburban Federal Savings Bank of Crofton, Md., fails

MagnetBank of Salt Lake City, Utah fails

3 Banks 3 States Two time zones......we still may have some Western notices before the night it out.

None of this is any fun.....no reason to fear if you prepare.

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The Accuracy of Alstrynomics

January 30, 2009 – Comments (12)

The world is finally beginning to wake up....  [more]

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Bill Gross should study Alstrynomics

January 29, 2009 – Comments (8)

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The government needs to prop up other sectors of the credit markets such as commercial mortgage-backed securities and municipal debt, said Bill Gross, chief investment officer of bond giant Pacific Investment Management Co., on Thursday.   [more]

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Welcome Ursa Major....The BIGGEST Gold Bear of em All.

January 29, 2009 – Comments (20)

I have just been retained to defend the Gold Bears.  It has been made clear that on CAPs, there are not too many defending the sell side of the Gold equation.  There are fairys, and chimps and others pounding their chest how Gold is the place to be.....and it quite well may be, but according to Alstrynomic evaluation, Gold is for Fools.  [more]

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Getting It From BOTH Ends

January 28, 2009 – Comments (5)

You read Alstrynomics blogging about companies laying off more than 10% of their total workforce, you read my blogging about paycuts.....now how about both at the same time at the same company......  [more]

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Why you are being LIED to......

January 28, 2009 – Comments (5)

As many of you know, my blogs have been focusing on unemployment lately and providing factual documentation of the ever increasing rounds of layoffs.  It ain't fun, but Fools must be prepared for the consequences.......  [more]

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Technology Jobs in Crosshairs???

January 28, 2009 – Comments (0)

IBM has had two rounds of layoffs within the past two weeks, a company spokesman said.  [more]

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The Human Side of Job Loss

January 27, 2009 – Comments (4)

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A man apparently despondent about losing his job killed his wife and five children before turning the gun on himself, officials said Tuesday.  [more]

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A perspective on PERFORMANCE

January 27, 2009 – Comments (11)

For a number of us "negative" players on CAPS, we have been scoring by shorting a variety of symbols.  Since CAPs is a relative game, it underscores short performance compared to real life.  [more]

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If Motley Fool only used Alstrynomics

January 27, 2009 – Comments (8)

Motley Fool starting a new fund to ourperform the market?  By a group of English Majors?  [more]

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Forget Social Secuity...Kill the Elderly...Imagine how much stronger the dollar would be...and Gold would CRASH.....

January 26, 2009 – Comments (4)

While the US Government was bailing out bankers .....  [more]

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Is TMF Sinchiruna an absolute FOOL?????

January 26, 2009 – Comments (15)

On one of FloridaBuilder's multiple identity blogs Sinchi makes the following comment clearly referring to me:  [more]

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AP starting to follow Alstrynomics

January 26, 2009 – Comments (5)

Headline from recent AP article hours after it was posted on CAPs....  [more]

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A Fricken Flock of Foolish Sheep????

January 26, 2009 – Comments (6)

Is that what the mainstream press thinks we are with headlines like the following:  [more]

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First Belgium and Now Iceland...Whose Next????

January 26, 2009 – Comments (6)

Reports: Iceland government resigns   [more]

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Brace Yourself for BLOOD!!!!!!! X 50

January 25, 2009 – Comments (4)

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Shhhhhh!!!!!! We are shutting down quietly

January 25, 2009 – Comments (3)

IBM has been quietly laying off workers in its North American offices since Wednesday, according to numerous reports online.   [more]

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Are Dollar Bears Dollar FOOLS???????

January 25, 2009 – Comments (22)

Alstrynomics will have to break trend again.....what else is new......it is not easy being a shepard amongst a flock of sheep in a woolen sweater factory.  [more]

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Alstrynomics leads the way......

January 24, 2009 – Comments (7)

Over a year ago.....Alstrynomics was warning you about the pending explosion in unemployment.  [more]

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You were Warned.....

January 23, 2009 – Comments (11)

Hopefully you have prepared......  [more]

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Japan Grinding to a Halt????

January 23, 2009 – Comments (2)

Yesterday:  [more]

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12

Alstrynomics TRUE facts

January 22, 2009 – Comments (5)

Capital One(from CRisk):  [more]

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No One IMMUNE from the DEflationary Tsunami

January 22, 2009 – Comments (8)

MICROSOFT
'We are not immune'
Software giant orders cuts of up to 5,000 jobs, including 1,400 at once, as CEO Steve Ballmer concedes weakness in the face of macroeconomic turmoil.

Prepare or beware.......  [more]

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10

Obama...Obama....Obama!!!!!!

January 22, 2009 – Comments (4)

Pay freezes spread during brutal recession  [more]

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Here is some Good News!!!!!!

January 21, 2009 – Comments (8)

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Japanese exports fell by a larger-than-expected 35% in December, the biggest fall on record, stoking concerns that firms could accelerate layoffs and idle production as the global recession deepens.  [more]

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Are the Gold Bugs Gold Nuts?????

January 21, 2009 – Comments (23)

I guess this is what the Gold nuts call inflation??????  [more]

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The World Continues to Shut Down

January 21, 2009 – Comments (5)

Despite the nonsense you hear on CNBS and on these message boards....here are some FACTS:  [more]

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Dollar CRASHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 21, 2009 – Comments (15)

WHOOOOOPS......wrong currency:)  [more]

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A Big Rally On the Way????

January 20, 2009 – Comments (6)

Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 14 percent between Barack Obama’s election and Inauguration Day, the biggest decline ever. The second-biggest drop gave way to a 75 percent rally in 1933.   [more]

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Is 10% the Magic Number

January 20, 2009 – Comments (4)

Company after company is laying off 10% of its workforce.......  [more]

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Prepare....Don't Fear....Obama is Here!!!!!

January 20, 2009 – Comments (8)

Now get ready for the Chemo!!!!!  [more]

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Roubini studying Alstrynomics????

January 20, 2009 – Comments (5)

“I’ve found that credit losses could peak at a level of $3.6 trillion for U.S. institutions, half of them by banks and broker dealers,” Roubini said at a conference in Dubai today. “If that’s true, it means the U.S. banking system is effectively insolvent because it starts with a capital of $1.4 trillion. This is a systemic banking crisis.”   [more]

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Will Alstrynomics be Rated 100?????

January 20, 2009 – Comments (5)

Will a comprehensive analysis of the facts provide a 100 rating for the cumpulsive practicioner of Alstrynomics????  [more]

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You are worried about America?? You should worry about the WHOLE World!!!!

January 19, 2009 – Comments (17)

We are ALL in this together!!!!!!!  [more]

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Home Values Dropping to ZERO

January 19, 2009 – Comments (6)

Poor Poor FloridaBuilder1 & 2....Alstrynomics warned him this day would come.  [more]

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Is it just me????

January 19, 2009 – Comments (12)

We are just coming off a President from a party that was supposed  to be fiscally conservative and pissed away more money in his term and increased the deficit by more than all previous administrations combined.  [more]

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What is Money

January 19, 2009 – Comments (16)

Company after company has announced that they are cutting workers.  Many of you know I have documented hundreds of these announcements.  It seems practically every company in America is cutting more or less about 10% of its workforce....some major business are shutting down completely and letting  everyone go.....such as Circuit City on Friday......  [more]

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DEFLATION Nation!!!!!!!

January 18, 2009 – Comments (8)

COLUMBUS -- The state has asked workers in its largest labor union to accept a 5 percent across-the-board pay cut, a shorter work week and unpaid holidays to help balance the state's troubled budget, according to a document obtained by The Plain Dealer.   [more]

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The World Slowly Shutting Down......

January 18, 2009 – Comments (7)

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- In a "Dear Passengers" note posted on its Web site, Lithuania's flyLAL Lithuanian Airlines apologized for the inconvenience as it ceased operations on Saturday, while recommending its customers turn to other airlines to travel.The airline also said more than 29,400 passengers would have to change their travel plans because of its move.   [more]

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Finally, Someone is Getting IT!!!!

January 17, 2009 – Comments (17)

From the WSJ:  [more]

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The California Cancer

January 16, 2009 – Comments (7)

California can't afford to pay it citizens the tax dollars it owes them.  [more]

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Bonds SCREAMING Deflation

January 15, 2009 – Comments (6)

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Deflation has probably hit the U.S., the December consumer price index is expected to show Friday, and one gauge widely watched by the bond market indicates it may stick around for years to come.  [more]

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Right Type of Mood.......Control

January 15, 2009 – Comments (1)

To be a successful trader....you must develop the right skill set.  Mental Control has to be right up there with understanding the fundementals and technicals.  If you can filter out the noise from the substance......you are halfway to the finish line.  [more]

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Price Inflation Idiots!!!!!

January 15, 2009 – Comments (10)

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Inflation at the wholesale level fell in December for the fifth consecutive month, the Labor Department said Thursday.   [more]

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Look out Below!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 15, 2009 – Comments (3)

A lot of crashing going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1  [more]

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Is Motley Fool Cutting Wages????

January 14, 2009 – Comments (10)

Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, said it will make most of its U.S. employees, including Chief Executive Officer Craig Dubow, take one week of unpaid leave this quarter to help save money.   [more]

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Anything NOT going Bankrupt

January 14, 2009 – Comments (3)

TORONTO (Reuters) - Nortel Networks Corp, North America's biggest telephone equipment maker, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, hoping to save a once high-flying business whose decade-long decline has accelerated with the global economic crisis.  [more]

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It just keeps getting WORSE!!!!!!!!

January 14, 2009 – Comments (8)

GOTT] Gottschalks to reorganize under Chapter 11   [more]

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Anyone Buying Homes in California?????

January 13, 2009 – Comments (2)

From the HousingBubbleBlog:  [more]

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Grinding to a HALT!!!!!!

January 13, 2009 – Comments (1)

Alstrynomics warned you many months ago that businesses would come to a grinding halt.  Now corporations declaring bankruptcy and shutting down.  Major private construction projects on the Vegas strip standing dormant like prehistoric skeletons at a history museum.  Now Calculated Risk reports public projects abruptly cancelled.....  [more]

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Healthcare Contraction CONTINUES

January 13, 2009 – Comments (2)

Pfizer plans to lay off up to 800 researchers and expects to cut 5% to 8% of its researchers in 2009.

Cutting R&D is not a good sign!!!!

Prepare.....Don't Fear

Gold $300 an Ounce???

Oil $20 per Barrel???

Homes going DOWN another 50%???

Functional Unemployment 30%???

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NO INFLATION....Karl Denninger gets it!!!!!!!!!

January 12, 2009 – Comments (18)

Let's put this to rest right here and now.  [more]

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Healthcare Hit!!!

January 12, 2009 – Comments (3)

From CalculatedRisk:  [more]

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Alstrynomics WARNED you...

January 10, 2009 – Comments (11)

It gave you over a years notice to get your house in order.  [more]

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Is the WHOLE economy a Ponzi scheme?????

January 09, 2009 – Comments (11)

Alstrynomics has given you the heads up for a few years.  [more]

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Reported UNemployment blows through 7%

January 09, 2009 – Comments (3)

We are now at over 7% REPORTED unemployment  [more]

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Bill Gross studying Alstrynomics????

January 08, 2009 – Comments (1)

But Madoff’s scheme has a host of culpable look-alikes and one has only to begin with the mortgage market to understand the similarities. Option ARMs or Pick-A-Pay home loans allowed homeowners to make monthly payments that were so small they did not even cover their interest charges. Two million mortgagees either chose or were sold this Ponzi/Madoff form of skullduggery, believing that home prices never go down and that shoppers never drop. One can add to this the trillions in home equity/second mortgage loans that extracted “savings” in order to promote current instead of future consumption, and one begins to realize that Bernie Madoff and  our cartoon’s Wimpy had company all these years.   [more]

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You want a pay RAISE????? Ha Ha Ha.....

January 08, 2009 – Comments (8)

Get Ready for Annual Pay Cuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  [more]

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China Has ZIPPO influence on America

January 08, 2009 – Comments (14)

America owes China about $1 Trillion dollars.  [more]

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Deflation..Sales, Wages, Prices

January 08, 2009 – Comments (3)

WAG] Walgreens to cut about 1,000 managers, 9% of total  [more]

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Sorry Mary.....please accept my regret

January 07, 2009 – Comments (16)

It is clear that you are not part of the Dare multiple identity crew.......  [more]

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Price Deflation Accellerating

January 07, 2009 – Comments (7)

Retailers, having just struggled through one of the worst holiday shopping seasons in recent memory, are now trying to share the pain with their landlords.  [more]

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Alstrynomics...One Year Later

January 06, 2009 – Comments (9)

A little less than a year ago, I started blogging on CAPs warning that our Ecomomy was going to be  facing a Tsunami with a force not seen in at least two generations.  Back then I was chastised as being a doom and gloomer, or an extremist.  The flip flopping bi polar manic depressive psychotic blogger fka FloridaBuilder was at top of the list....now curled up in the fetal position sucking his thumb hiding in a corner somewhere behind his identity de jour.  [more]

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All Roads Lead to DEFLATION

January 06, 2009 – Comments (2)

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Now the Insurance Companies

January 05, 2009 – Comments (3)

As fewer and fewer people are able to afford insurance, and insurance comapnies suffer material  investment losses....expect dramatic contraction with insurance companies.........  [more]

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Functional Umeployment in Alstrynomics

January 05, 2009 – Comments (17)

Remember, Alstrynomics is the pratical application of Economics and Political Science with a fact based approach.  [more]

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No Doom and Gloom for Alstry

January 03, 2009 – Comments (12)

Again....I am not predicting the end of the world.  As a matter  of fact.....just the opposite......the beginning of something very new.....something very exciting,,,,,,something global.  [more]

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The outlook......The World is Going Broke

January 03, 2009 – Comments (3)

KIEV, Ukraine -- A top Ukrainian official warned Saturday that European customers could see serious natural gas disruptions in about two weeks if the energy dispute between Russia and Ukraine is not resolved, and the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom accused Ukraine of boycotting contract negotiations.  [more]

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Is 30% unemployment around the corner?????

January 02, 2009 – Comments (16)

Right now, reported unemployment is approaching 7%.......some say the real rate is closer to 12-15%.  [more]

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A Lesson from a Trader

January 02, 2009 – Comments (21)

Alstry has become a trader since starting CAPs.  I owe a significant gratitude to a blogger formally known as FloridaBuilder who provided great trading perspectives in his blog.  In honing my trading skills, I have taken bits here and there from my formal training as an attorney and my life experiences.  What I think has served me best is an ability to read people...much of that has come from a variety areas....including playing poker.  When one plays poker, he doesn't play his own cards, but rather the cards of his opponent by reading your opponent through his various observable characteristics.  [more]

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A Very Very Optimistic Alstry

January 01, 2009 – Comments (3)

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Plan B.....Pawning in the New Year

January 01, 2009 – Comments (8)

From the WSJ:  [more]

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