Archive for May, 2014

Homebuilders’ Bonus: Weak Competition From ‘Newer’ Homes

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Homebuilders’ Bonus: Weak Competition From ‘Newer’ Homes

New home sales get reported tomorrow (Friday, 5/23), but the monthly, seasonally adjusted number is not the key determinant of the homebuilding outlook. Yes, we will see how things are going now, but more importantly are the underlying drivers that put new homes in a favorable competitive position. Especially important is the shrunken supply... »

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Stock Market Stability – The Calm Before… Sunny Days

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Stock Market Stability – The Calm Before… Sunny Days

The “it’s quiet – too quiet” crowd warns that the market’s calmness is a setup for unwary investors. We’re told that, with too-high values (they’re not) and biotech/tech bubbles bursting (they’re neither bubbles nor bursting), it’s only a matter of time before the stock market cracks. The fundamental outlook that supports this view? Non-existent.... »

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Fed Refuses To Remove Its 100% Tax On Savers

Friday, May 9th, 2014
Fed Refuses To Remove Its 100% Tax On Savers

The 5-year Fed wealth redistribution gambit has made savers poorer. It’s time to rectify this abnormal and unfair scheme. Under new management, the Federal Reserve nevertheless continues its non-reality show.  Only now they’re inventing reasons not to let savers have their due. Fed head Yellen just cited the old, now non-existent, “problems” of low... »

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