Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Living In a Fool's Paradise

Kind of a mixed bag in the world of news so far today.

This morning in a Bloomberg news story, I read that JP Morgan is releasing the funds it seized from bankrupt MF Global. Account holders who lost all of their money will get back about 93% minus the loss of investing power one gets from possessing your own money since Halloween day, 2011.

So there's that. I have never been surprised that the government's bank, JP Morgan, was at the heart of the MF Global scandal. They continue to be the greatest criminal enterprise in America- second only to Congress. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-20/mf-global-inc-trustee-reaches-agreement-with-jpmorgan.html

Freddie Mac is also suing JP Morgan, the criminal enterprise, over manipulating libor rates. Another shocker. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-19/freddie-mac-sues-multiple-banks-over-libor-manipulation.html

The worst story of the day. http://news.yahoo.com/worker-admits-cutting-10-babies-abortion-clinic-171908888.html

Unlike perennial stock cheerleader Warren Buffett, legendary investor Jim Rogers has now declared that we are living in a "fools paradise." I giggled when I read that. There are a lot of people that agree and many of them are pointing to some very dark clouds on the horizon. This is an excellent article that explains why. http://moneymorning.com/ob-article/jim-rogers-major-crash-ahead.php?p=PPYRP206&utm_campaign=content&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=taboola#.UUlYdBz5knY

Gold bug Jim Sinclair says the bottom is in for gold at 1600. He does not believe it will retrace below those levels. http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/3/14_One_Of_Legendary_Jim_Sinclairs_Boldest_Predictions_Ever.html

I have gold down 4 bucks at 1607 in the futures market but I think that may reverse. Equity futures are much higher because that ten billion in POMO money the FED has handed out since last Friday has to go somewhere. Just a paltry ten thousand million.

Dow futures up 65. The media never mentions POMO. Today they say the markets are up and breathing a sigh of relief over Cyprus as they try to find Plan B.

Equities are still ridiculously priced.

Whirlpool, that sexy-high growth appliance company, only trading at 116 bucks a share.

One of my favorite short selling ideas is Boeing. Even after losing a 220 jet order to rival Airbus, union unrest, sweeping away the Dreamliner bad news, and trading near it's top at the 86 dollar mark- how much higher can it go? It has already more than doubled off the 09 lows.

A lot of ripe fruit in the fools paradise.




Tuesday, March 19, 2013

When Did Telling The Truth Become a Crime?

This video is about Bradley Manning. The embedded video shows a group of unarmed civilians being slaughtered by U.S. aerial forces. About twelve of them. US forces even shot the rescuers.

The original story here. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/05/wikileaks-us-army-iraq-attack

So Manning leaked the truth about this slaughter to Wikileaks (after the Army lied about it) and kept a copy of this video. He faces life in prison. The vid is about 5 mins. I first saw it here: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2013/03/19/providence-an-incredible-5-minute-film-by-laura-poitras/

The worst part about this? Manning is just a kid. I'm not even sure that morally- he did anything wrong- and now he faces life in prison. The original story. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/05/wikileaks-us-army-iraq-attack