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by John
Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 22759
Views: 3931966

BBC Interview with economist Mark Gertler

-- BBC Interview with economist Mark Gertler I just heard a BBC interview of Mark Gertler, an economist who's worked with Ben Bernanke. It was the usual nonsense by an economist, but what was interesting is that the interviewer, Owen Bennett-Jones, asked some very difficult and pointed questions, mu...
by John
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 22759
Views: 3931966

Re: Financial topics

From a web site reader: > Found your website purely by "destiny" about a year ago when the > DOE was in the 14,000 range peaking-range. As a government > employee with a TSP fund nearing retirement, and based on your > warnings, I moved all my monies out of stocks and into our "safe" > (for now I ho...
by John
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 22759
Views: 3931966

Re: Financial topics

From a web site reader: > I would like to know what you expect the real PE ratio of the DJIA > in 2009 will be. I do not think any of the charlatans and shills > on Wall Street will tell us. If a realistic analysis of projected > earnings could be made, factoring in the worsening recession, one > co...
by John
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 22759
Views: 3931966

Re: Financial topics

From a web site reader: > John, I really appreciate your latest weblog entry, which makes > it clear that the problem we are facing is much larger than the > financial markets. Generational Theory says we're in a world of > shit right now that will not resolve without a MAJOR geopolitical > conflict...
by John
Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 22759
Views: 3931966

Re: Financial topics

From a web site reader: Buy of a lifetime???? Can you believe it, and '87 is the justification. CNBC, Buffett, pundits, analysts...one after another on all the media. Maximum ruin is very near now. Warren Buffett appears to have lost his mind completely. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/opinion/17b...
by John
Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 22759
Views: 3931966

Re: Financial topics

That's a great analysis, and it really puts a lot of things
in focus. Thank you.

But I wonder if you could explain more about the "massive speculation"
going on in housing. This is not an angle I'm aware of.

Sincerely,

John
by John
Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 22759
Views: 3931966

Re: Financial topics

Witchiepoo wrote: > ??? Could you please explain what this means, and what Gordo is
> "doing"?
See the last paragraph of the following posting:

http://generationaldynamics.com/forum/v ... p=214#p214

John
by John
Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 22759
Views: 3931966

Re: Financial topics

> I would have thought that buying banks violated the constitution > let alone the law. Are we sure the law really matters in this sort > of circumstance? To my knowledge, there's no constitutional restriction against buying banks or anything else (non-human), provided that Congress authorizes it. ...
by John
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 22759
Views: 3931966

Post-crash investments

From a web site reader: > My "friend" asked me a question the other day that I was not sure > how to answer, would you please take a moment to give your input. > I know your are very busy, I want to tell you how much I > appreciate your work. > My friend said he has two hundred thousand, quick, easy...
by John
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Finance and Investments
Topic: Financial topics
Replies: 22759
Views: 3931966

Re: Financial topics

Dear Gordo, John - you are quite possibly the only person I know that would call an FDIC insured CD "speculation". Hahah. If I lose this money, it means the world has gone to hell in a handbasket (no less than a complete government collapse) in which case - would it REALLY have made any difference i...