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September 2009

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It is snowing...

September 29, 2009 – Comments (8)

I live up north because....

I organized a funding raising car wash yesterday and it started snowing and only one student showed up.  Who'd have expected snow in September?  Glad only two cars showed up...

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Following Japan?

September 25, 2009 – Comments (1)

Mish has a post where he says we are following Japan's path and has a graph showing a 10 year offset.  [more]

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Dow Bottomed, So Did Buybacks

September 22, 2009 – Comments (4)

I couldn't help but notice that with stock prices down, companies buyback of their own stock is down.  Seems the buy backs rewarded the investors who sold the stock.

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Learning Lessons...

September 20, 2009 – Comments (2)

Big Picture has a great write up on that book, "Dow 36,000."

I could not help but laugh at quite a bit of it.

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Better Credit Rating = Higher Default

September 19, 2009 – Comments (9)

Mish has linked a report that found people with prime credit rates are more likely to default on a negative equity home then subprime borrowers.  [more]

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Ponzi Finance Indicator

September 17, 2009 – Comments (3)

A graph and a name for the graph, Ponzi Finance Indicator, got my attention in Market Ticker this morning.

When I saw it I thought, yeah, the growth of debt is very... ponzi like.  I like the way Karl makes his point today.

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Velocity of Money

September 14, 2009 – Comments (9)

Mauldin has a good write up explaining the velocity of money.  [more]

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Polictical Favortism

September 13, 2009 – Comments (28)

I really agree with the position that the financial sector got enormous political favortism, in getting deregulation, and then in getting bailed out.  Good post at Big Picture.  [more]

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No Gains in Income

September 12, 2009 – Comments (4)

Mish has a post about how in the last decade incomes have not gone up and it is the first time this has happened in the 4 decades this information has been tracked.  [more]

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Untold Stories

September 12, 2009 – Comments (2)

Financial Armageddon let me to The Aleph Blog and good post about stories that should be making the media.  As I followed commodities fairly closely, this point got my attention.   [more]

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Hope based rally

September 11, 2009 – Comments (5)

Rosenberg via Big Picture has 5 points to warn about with this rally.

I did expect bear rallies through this whole correction process but I did not expect such a spectacular bear rally.  I guess the bear rallies bubble too.

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The Solar Industry

September 05, 2009 – Comments (16)

Yves has a post about increased competition on solar energy.  I actually had a solar underperform that I closed out this week, positive, after going about -200% for a while.  [more]

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