October 2010 MarketToday
Research for Online
- Mad Dog Mean
We have the opportunity and responsibility to vote next Tuesday. This is your chance to determine what happens during the next two years.
- Beware of Negative TIPS
Treasure Inflation Protected Securites (TIPS) sold for minus 0.55% this week. To quote an old TV show DANGER, DANGER, DANGER
- Carpenters See Nails Everywhere
Almost every Stock looks like a short sale candidate to us.
- Expectations Meet Reality
If conservatives take the majority in the House of Representatives, will equities go up or down?
- How about a Double Irish?
Google is one of Obamas biggest supporters.
How do they take advantage of tax law to lower their taxes?
- The End Game
The G 20 finance ministers are meeting in S. Korea. The U.S. wants limits on trade balances.
- Dine and Dash Underwriting
The Mortgage mess is being fought on two fronts. Foreclosures and investors demanding their money back if guidelines were not followed.
- Embargo or Environmental Protection?
China is restricting exports of rare earths to developing countries. This serves to protect their domestic industry in high tech. All under the umbrella of protecting the environment
- Can't Fix Stupid
What happens when employees are confronted with taking a pay cut or lose their job? Most would say how much, and how quick. Not our union friends.
- Scum Covered Pond of MBS
The mortgage mess in securitized real estate forclosures will be played out, and we don't think the worse is over.
- Mortgagegate Mess
There is another storm brewing in the real estate market.
Bank of America has put foreclosures on hold in all 50 states.
- History Repeats Itself
As the Fed considers Quantitative Easing II. Will they pull the trigger?
- Land Rush in Texas
The Eagle Shale formation may be the sixth largest oil discovery int the history of the United States. Here is how to profit.
- Is it Different This Time?
The market continues to move higher on anticipation of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve.
Will it really matter? Can they "Cash Whip" the U.S. economy into submission?
- California Dreaming
California passed a budget, it is three months late, and supposes increased revenue and money from the Feds. What can they do? Cut regulation? No, not yet
- Iranian Sanctions
Sanctions against Iran are designed to bring them to the table on nuclear discussions.
Sanctions only work if they are adhered to by all parties.
China and Turkey are increasing trade with Iran.
- War on Savings
Crude Oil is heading higher. Why? Look at the value of the dollar. The Fed has declared war on savers.
- Currency Wars
The U.S., Japan, Brazil, and China all are taking actions to influence the value of their currencies. The G-20 finance ministers are meeting Friday at the IMF.
The Nobel Peace Prize may go to Chinese disident Liu Xiaobo
- Obama's Grip on the Fed
President Obama has now appointed 3 of the 7 members of the FOMC, with another Peter Diamond waiting for confirmation. This gives him four votes to carry out his will.
- China Bearing Gifts
China promises to help Greece in their time of need, but at what price?
- IMF cuts European Influence
Obama pushes the Europeans out the door at the IMF.
Why? No good can come of this.