The Coming “Cracktion”

Dear Contra_Folk,

Sometimes Sad Money‘s Kramer can actually help tell little investors something of actual real value and true importance without even knowing it.  A trend bottom forming, or top building exercise perhaps, but what is very interesting is just this last past week, the 1%’s gave much away… too much on Sad Money of all places.  Funny, thing is you don’t even know it yet, or maybe they don’t even care (more likely) that you may know that the “Cat is out of the Ticker Bag”.   Read on to learn much more about the set top tic-tickers.

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Attention: All BAG HOLDERS, This is DOJ Holder Speaking… Settlement of Guilty Verdict Reached (Again…and Again).

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Take a look at what has been going down lately.  Not much you say. Some things are way up… dollar denominated things that can be converted later, sometime well into the future, back into USD at much higher selling prices after the paperback bail-ins burn out, such as collectible guitars, cars, guns, houses, antiques, planes, boats, art, swords, hats, LP’s, 45’s, arable land, and almost all things that can’t be printed into existence today with fiat money.   A piece of history – if you will, for us short attention span types.

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High Ho, High Ho.  It’s off to work to print I owes. High Ho, High No.., New Lo. Oh No!

Aliblabla’s intrinsic-0-valued market capitalization cannibalization of Yahoo is clearly a cash Cusip proceeds extraction as previously stated to fund Japanese Central Banksters activities resulting from the biggest IPO value EVER created from thin air in this Federal Emergency Market of Stocks.  And just like that, Aliblabla is also back-mooring Chinese’s Banksters, going together to take away some $100+ Billions (USD) in real hard US cash from proceeds of IPO disposition from the Cusip (QE) Cabal Printing roadshow planned for North America next month.  You take this Corp’s paper stock certificate in exchange, and I’ll take away your paper USD as a current currency liability from your Government.

Invest In All Things That “Printed Money” Just Won’t Buy!

So don’t worry about the prices you’ve paid, just buy more before it goes much higher – and don’t look at the markets when they go down.  Simple Faster Money rules from far faster times it seems.  Funny, these fancy sheer economic drapes don’t quite match this real world of dirty worn out and pilled carpets.  Frankly Odd.  So, until then… we would be buying in 5ths and 10ths; Selling in Quarters’ & Half’s.

All US Stock Market Capitalization Dec’12                                              $17T

All US Stock Markets Capitalization 1.8 year(s) later  Aug’14                  $26.5 T

ANIMATED BANKER STEALING          +56% in under two (2) years… Where to next, Jimmy? SAD MONEY!  

Speaking of that 1% give-away mentioned on opening regarding Sad Money.  Notice that the Closing Indexes on Sad Money were removed from the tops of your TV’s last week?  No, you did not?  Well it was… and that does not just happen, nor was it really just a co-incidence as you might think, but perhaps more of a menacing market top indicator. Perhaps its nothing, but like the watermarks with upward bias on all CNBS charts, both last year, and to a lesser extent this year’s upward ending curve at far right, we request the right to call it a “BIG 1% SIGN” that things may turn suddenly -10% ugly.

$15 Billion Dollar IPO Silicon Start-Up App Begins Beta Testing: To Make $1 in Revenue (Sales)

Ugly, and it could become more ugly if a habit of daily closes in the reds, rather than always in the green drives in buyers – and thus is money black holewhy the ComaCost’s of the NEW WORLD ORDER were told to remove said ending day stock market S&P index values across CNBS’s North American set tops at dinner time. 

Sell Them More Debt to “Buy It” With!  TV sets which had been, up to now, usually reserved for the yellow, high-lighting banners depicting yet another “All time record High Closing values” in the …..  Dow Jones, Nasdaq and Buffet Indexes, Up +279 Points! Pity, my ROTH IRA is limited to $5K contributions by Legislation.

Beware, Be Still, Keep Calm. Then Move On.

Contra_Man

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When You Watch TV, You Buy High – Don’t Be Caught Buying High!

“Because when amateurs like us think we have it figured out by buying the b/s that’s plastered all over the media, that’s when they turn the tide…viciously.”
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Trendfollwr’s excellent commentary is both valid and quite true actually, and likely is, concurrently, one of the single most valuable factual points offered in trading, and of money management skills, here on SH.   This is a keen observation. Thumbs up as nothing is better than hitting the buy button when the Business Not News, or CNBS puts a Company, or Stock, or Currency on the “old negative PR loop.”
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Now watch five times per day, for two months straight (5x 60 days = 300) negative psychological investor class shots to the chin.  High and Hard.  Not everyone knows that the “Chin Music” is the real trading secret to pay close attention to as a reversed engineered buy/sell metric.  But, what should one do about it? wealth-inequality3-14a wall-street-scrooge

The Special “ticker flash” New Reports now have ended merely days after most rational humans began to tire, no longer can even bother to “scoff in disgust” at the perceived value and risk/return relationship, and noticeably, only at that point, do they exactingly give up – roll over their majority shares and now that is the basis of fact that represents the stock valuation being made soon into these what you call recent “all time lows”, and pledge that with that dying dog of a trading chart and symbol, it will surely only go one way, and assuredly die a slow death, and so we (humans) are naturally programmed to skip the rest of the pain and “sell” out for we can always come back…but rarely if ever really do in fact. illusion_logo_large

So sell out to exactly Whom, and at what Price, was that again?  Someone else, apparently who is well, not human it pre-supposes.   So a week or two later, after eight or nine weeks of running “no high light news clips” just “low light news clips” showing a crisis, or troubling conflicted event 5 times per day with constant business news flashes, to again, allow for continuous shareholder harassment.  GS muppet picture

Just then, along with a New Moon, there is a ticker news flash across Business Not News or CNBS stating that X or Y as happened and that the stock is up 10% in the early trading session.  Next day is up 13% and from there goodnight Irene as almost nobody who be brazen enough to buy now high. corp-profits2-13

Don’t buy High.
Contra_Man

PPS IMHO, that is worth untold amounts of vast wealth for all those who become aware of, and responsibly use this Notion of the Deep State’s contrarian media and data point marketing plan, it’s simply brainwashing the Masses, by mainstream corporatized media inserting crisis or hope clips, danger or the “other perspective”, and from the other side of the boat (smart money) the expert Professors, and Banksters, derivative HF trading dark pools desks from around the globe all converge as “one” and that can be readily observed by anyone who bothers to study the “meanings” of the “teleprompter” storyboards as depicted almost daily for your viewing pleasure.
Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/blogs/cast-your-bread/march-2014/when-you-watch-tv,-you-buy-high-don-t-be-caught-bu#PA76AHMOh0T2B08K.99

Trendfollwr’s excellent commentary is both valid and quite true actually, and likely is, concurrently, one of the single most valuable factual points offered in trading, and of money management skills, here on SH.   This is a keen observation. Thumbs up as nothing is better than hitting the buy button when the Business Not News, or CNBS puts a Company, or Stock, or Currency on the “old negative PR loop.”Now watch five times per day, for two months straight (5x 60 days = 300) negative pyschologicial investory class shots to the chin.  High and Hard.  Not everyone knows that the “Chin Music” is the real trading secret to pay close attention to as a reversed engineered buy/sell metric.  But, what should one do about it?

The Special “ticker flash” New Reports now have ended merely days after most rational humans began to tire, no longer can even bother to “scoff in disgust” at the percieved value and risk/return relationship, and noticeably, only at that point, do they expectingly give up – roll over their majority shares and now that is the basis of fact that respresents the stock valuation being made soon into these what you call recent “all time lows”, and pledge that with that dying dog of a trading chart and symbol, it will surely only go one way, and assuredly die a slow death, and so we (humans) are naturally programed to skip the rest of the pain and “sell” out for we can always come back…but rarely if ever really do in fact.

So sell out to exactly Whom, and at what Price, was that again?  Someone else, apparently who is well, not human it pre-supposes.   So a week or two later, after eight or nine weeks of running “no high light news clips” just “low light news clips” showing a crisis, or troubling conflicted event 5 times per day with constant business news flashes, to again, allow for continuous shareholder harrassement.

Just then, along with a New Moon, there is a ticker news flash across Business Not News or CNBS stating that X or Y as happened and that the stock is up 10% in the early trading session.  Next day is up 13% and from there good nite Irene as almost nobody who be braizen enough to buy now high.

Don’t buy High.
Contra_Man

PPS IMHO, that is worth untold amounts of vast wealth for all those who become aware of, and responsibily use this Notion of the Deep State’s contrarian media and data point marketing plan, it’s simply brainwashing the Masses, by mainstream corporatized media inserting crisis or hope clips, danger or the “other perspective”, and from the otherside of the boat (smart money) the expert Professors, and Banksters, derivative HF trading dark pools desks from around the globe all converge as “one” and that can be readily observed by anyone who bothers to study the “meanings” of the “teleprompter” storyboards as depicted almost daily for your viewing pleasure.
Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/blogs/cast-your-bread/march-2014/when-you-watch-tv,-you-buy-high-don-t-be-caught-bu#PA76AHMOh0T2B08K.99

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Tapering Behind Fed Doors

Tapering Behind Fed Doors

Did you know the duly un-elected Bankster front-facing FedHead Sub-Servants all have invisible inked tattoos that read: “ZIRP4Ever” written in ancient calligraphy across the backs of each of their member voting hands?BOBOBernank

The question of whether “to taper or not to taper” in two weeks (Sept 17/18) is akin to: shall we now have the “Free Markets” return – or should we just continue with these rigged “Fed Indexes” buying the dips as MSM’s all-time buy-higher touted “opportunities”.

False ideas of any emergency real world financial aid/stimulus really changing anything much in your real World’s economy should be re-thought by Investors (and Taxpayers) after the latter half this G20 controlled decade.   A half decade which has proven nothing but continuous, excessive, central planned bubble-blowing exercises from uncontrolled public debt all aimed at maximizing its citizen’s debt induced serfdom to the 1% Monarch.  Debt Serfdom controlled by targeted low-growth policies, bipartisan co-operation – yes, that’s co-operation to introduce absolutely zero introduced Legislative Bills for change, and no-steam ahead medium of exchange (deflation fighting/inflation inducing) money printing. Greater Fool

Share paper along with Bond paper will now be seemingly blessed forevermore amen by the non-cease and desist orders not flowing out of State’s and Gubbermints DOJ Offices of the Comptrollers/Treasury.   All this just in time for the soon to be played & delayed “non-budgeted” public accounts blackout.  A data blackout which will put the economy on delayed recovery due to government accounts “non-display” as result of temporary budgetary measures initiated by Congress.

The Next Great Bankster’s Controlled Gubbermint Act

wisc labor peace demonstrationsA “partial” shut down of just your needed data, just your needed services – but you can trust that the Mint part of the Gubbermint will stay open 24/7 for quite some time yet.

Shut The Door By Merger and Close Those Cooked Books

We continue to watch Banksters proceed with full Congressional-authorized unaccountability to steal through near daily debt/bond auctions committing evermore tax money (2013-14 $1.2T) not even yet paid by you, or even paid for in full by your children, or even your children’s children.  No apparent cost today you say?

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Watch them “Fast-n- Free” Banksters leverage that measly amount of monthly stimulus tapering by 10 times, or 100x or 1000x rolling a term of ten, twenty, thirty, or perhaps 50 years or lately even 100 year debentures – or even more financial “ingenuity” and financial “innovation”, …if we deem need be.

They say, “Don’t fight the 1%’s”

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TIME is indeed PRICELESS to the Banksters of today (yesterday’s “Change Makers”) as TIME, if given or taken,  offers a very valuable “get out of jail” for free Card for the Banksters.  HeBraveheart Hold'Emnce a near zero chance of anything other than a “Zero Interest Rate Policy” for the Banksters’ record emergency inter-bank overnight “borrowing” /lending /stealing rates for a very, very long time yet one could expect.  A likely result from this investment thesis is then: a limited yield pickup towards 3.50-3.75% 10 yr or 4.50-4.75 30yr with faux inflation data supports threatening along the way.

Hush, now yTwitter IPO ou Twit… just gimme your private money; now go away Public Investor Relations (confidentially filing of course)

For recent chatter of some tapering $10B per month less in monthly $85B funding vs. $1.02 Trillion in annual stolen amounts forwards is easily made up by leveraging the remaining 90% through “non-disclosed accounts” by a mere .005%, and for just one trading day (either a way up or way down day for a few high share priced momentum stocks/options/futures).  But then again, it is only needed for one day at zero per cent, or we pull the Market/Option Feeders and stand down (NASDARK).ultimate-powerThese forever artificially low “in order to control” Bankster rates results in cash-burn coverage ratios with Rate Risk shock the only input variable now left as the prime Bankster concern.  This fear far exceeding any cost concerns over absolute debt levels, duration, or fear from any “value for the money” public audit for that matter. dark-sideAny chance of a 50 bps overnight Bankster Rate increase you ask? Insert Voice Laugh Track here…clapGubbermint’s Bankster-drafted legislative policies, 3am news/alogo scripts for Fed’s HTF traders for the day ahead, and their chosen DoJ’s, Regulatory Agent’s or ex-GS’s placements, are all of the cracks used for uncontrolled delegation of all LEGAL accountability and oversight protection of your real World, including your real money.faux news pictureAccountability that is without any oversight, or proper protection, is one which also evades all reasonable responsibility for economic losses suffered, as oversight will be blamed upon just plain ignorance.  So again, and again, another ignorant captured regulator will be blamed… for certain unspecified losses.  Tune in next time when your stuck holding the bag.

Tell Me Why I Should Give A Hoot?Vintage VD slide-101

Flash forward as the years pass, those fully-funded defined benefit pension earnings growing into a term uncertain annuity,  and that crime of theft that was committed way back (beyond statutory 5-yr limits) is now long in the past, and now is gone (resulting in pension impairments due to low interest rate offsets).

It was, in fact deemed non-punishable by any Courts, or Tribunal’s claim for any criminal or civil charges whatsoever.  No financial disgorgement for any long-term financial damages to State as a result or consequence.  Restitution for Taxpayers’ outstanding charges now limited for their suddenly lightweight, and now heavily over-taxed wallets and purses.

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For remember, Board of Directors’ seats are butt-shared with nearly every public companies Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and Audit Committee Member(s) to ensure, we are not told, limited Investor Class influence and exclusivity from Management’s Board representation.

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I’ll take my life savings and go and do something else, somewhere else. And U?free choice comic picData-Dependant Just Like “Tapering A Big One” By Year Endbullcrap

Continuously increased real borrowed money (stolen=borrowed in Bankster Speak) to bail out all Banksters’ private (ie: still rolling 2007/8 market derivative swap) losses though buyback and merger distraction along side the repeating noise of new all time record stock representations.  For everyone knows its (not) free market initiatives we could be enjoying, rather than Banksters’ stimulus highs that we are all now apparently sharing.

funny-pictures-beware-of-the-cute-duckling-scamWhat, no share for you or me, pity.  Funny how “low & steady slow growth” only applies to the real world… but in the top 5%’s playground, it means 100%+ year over year doubling of US-only (ex-MSCI & BRIC) fed indexes into once again bubblicious territory.   Stuck overnight, and now holding soon to be “vaporized” opening.  More pudding and lots more cake please all you suffering MSCI World ex-US indexers.

Get Up , Stand Up, Don’t Give Up The Fight. Stand Up For Your Rights or ZIRP4EVR!Executive_Order_6102_0The recent corporately-controlled main stream media’s relentless focus upon this lousy $10 billion in less money stealing (aka “The Taper Talk”), will somehow cause the “Return of the BIG BAD Free Market!” is an illusion – more likely the root to propel Fed Indexes ever higher to counter blogosphere criticisms and to portray a meaning or importance to Bankster’s MSM analyst interviews and its apparently relevant faux data points as misdirection and cause-n-effect for controlled propaganda messaging for the masses who 58% report to base all their financial decisions making upon the same corporately-controlled newspapers and television information providers.Debt Ceiling chart

It’s no wonder then that is so difficult to learn (ie: think and feel independently) and NOT be brainwashed into thinking like just another corporately-controlled Lemming.  Adjusting ones mindset to change ones own feelings, or else fear the Banksters will make something similar a very nasty surprise one very sad opening day.

popcorn&movieSo we’re not beware of a Scary September or even a Spooky October … nope, rather we worry for a “Nasty November” & for a “December to Remember”.

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Next Stop: Serfdom

All-Time Record Debts Levels to Income Ratio

Imagine this, an approximate 4% US/CAD long bond interest rate yield – and that these rates may not be this high again for two decades, or perhaps even longer. What!?! Does that influence your fear level with regard to experiencing much more in terms of further bond valuation decreases? Pause for a thought if you will.

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As with any inter-generational top, a de-leveraging, deflationary, multi-decade depression occurs shortly thereafter – a day where suddenly rates go the other way (triggering instant bond capital gains), maybe all the way back down to 1.25% – 1.75%, or perhaps even negative rates one fine day to push ’em out into the equities… which still may occur so that “Banksters” can enable ever more government money printing (excessive borrowings) to further much needed economic & rigged-market stimuli.

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Interesting how often we now suddenly hear, after 150 years, that now all bonds, and all fixed income in general, are suddenly a terrible “sure-to-lose” asset class of investment portfolio construction theory. Especially if rates rise (like rates have never risen before in time it would seem… and why exactly didn’t investors sell ALL their bonds back then when rates did rise and save their bacon?) and so to hell with asset class diversification – let’s go market timing the easy to call, debt market tippy-top instead. Going to a Go-go into “Poof-Proof” paper-based equity issuance is all we hear today. Buy, buy, buy. No sells.

You may have lost an entire year, or even two, worth of interest earned in just over a week in a Bond Fund ETF, but that is the “market’s risk”, and we all agreed long ago not to bother to attempt to “beat” the market; but rather to “join” it. So you take your lumps, and re-balance selling high and buying low for your ultimate investor revenge, but at least you still have your principle to maturity intact… and that is the main point. Risk of capital loss. A true going concern will mature retiring debentures at an accepted agreed upon price at maturity… but your public market paper-printed stock certificatesmoney black hole, however, don’t have a maturity price which is likely by design.

 

A less talked about, and different point of view, is maybe somebody really big wants your Bond Portfolio, most if not all of it, and for you to sell it all them at a maximum discount… sell all of yours to them with fear, especially when US 30yr bond trades up around 4.5%. Just a rise of a further 75 bps.., but which this author doubts will be achieved in the near term for reasons to be presented below. The real question about higher rates in this mind is how much higher from “here” and “now” to the rate ceiling debt plateau?

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For at present, we know the Central Banksters of the World can’t afford to pay into a new, higher market rate of interest (ie: say a real market rate above 4.75% ) on this record amount (US$ Hundreds of Trillions+++) of notational Bankster QE “record market-making” derivative swap borrowings/money stealing? Gubbermints today can barely afford to “cover” the low “interest-only” carrying costs (& zero principle repayments) but again, only if they can keep rates steady, and again ONLY at record low borrowing rates of interest (ie: under 4.75%) to float these record high loan amounts, for record periods of time, all while stocks remain at, or near record all-time highs. Lots of records being counted upon on a going forward basis it would seem… discounted back from the future cashflows one could expect.

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All investments, or assets, are valued for true, good faith negotiated price discovery primarily through using either a dividend discount model, or capital asset pricing model. Both rely on rates of return, and/or rates of interest. Today real estate is priced not upon its intrinsic or absolute value, but rather reverse-engineered financially backwards valuation that is determined by only as what the “Cost to Carry” model states. Low interest rates allow for this flawed model to survive and be accepted by the masses. Cost to Carry models will fail in favour of altillusion_logo_largeernative models of financing that will better accept higher rates for modelling price discovery. But, for now… if you’ve got $1999 down and $199/mth, you’ll get use of a $45,000 asset/truck lease for 24 months?If rates do rise anytime soon… not so much truck, and therefore not so much asset can be covered for the same $199 a month.

Similarly, housing prices are today a matter of carrying costs or to be more blunt, a factor debt-slaveof your monthly available payment. FV= PV (1+r)n . For if Banks, Re-insurers and Mortgage Lending Pools are the ultimate, true beneficial owners of today’s real estate prices increasing/balance sheet’s asset increasing, then the monthly carrying cost for the average house must not exceed 35%-45% of the average of all wages earned by regulation.

Wages don’t seem to be increasing much, if anything part-time is the new full-time. Additionally, if 1% increase in bond rates jumps mortgage rates x 1.4 bps, then qualifying for a higher real estate loan value requires 12% increase in the family income that was once needed at just 2.99% APR. Who got a 12% raise lately?oliver-twist3

Therefore, much higher bond rates (say much above 4.5%) will snuff out any Bankster-aided housing recovery embers, and will jeopordize the bankster survival policy of home ownership driving a majority of economic growth and improving those impaired bankster balance sheets along the way.house & us money stack

More likely offshore business and corporate tax laws will be changed to tax (finance some of this low growth taxation) with more global offshore entities paying a little more on new found taxable assets – but at much lowered corp-profits2-13domestic tax rates overall. Again, only to the benefit of Bankster-controlled large corporations, who have a record of accumulated offshore wealth (see AAPL), and have patiently waited with hundreds of billions in untaxed offshore earnings warehoused offshore escaping all taxation, until these new lower domestic taxation laws take effect. That’s not tax evasion; it’s just good tax-lobbying for planned tax minimization!

So in summary, the “push is on” to push the investor class out of from the safety of their protected fixed income/bond positions, as a concerted effort to get title (aka steal) the hard earned and harder to save wealth of the baby-boom generation en mass, for the “Heist of the Century” if you will,ANIMATED BANKER STEALING by using both the cash, debt and equity markets as a back-door escape mechanism. Beware: the mystical and magical “re-pricing event” using a false-floor equity drop hatch.

By forcing Baby Boomers out from the safety of bonds in this protective, into record higher risk, growth/equities that are/were ramped by the Banksters well back 7 years ago and perhaps forward for 3 or 5 more years further by borrowing ever more, and then leveraging that borrowing 1000:1 to “make the market” of the day seem what it really isn’t … but what about tomorrow… and for how long until one fine re-pricing day well into your retirement?

If you were willing, and then able to steal from anybody, everybody, everywhere, anytime, wouldn’t you wait until the Boomers amassed road runnerexactly the “most accumulated invest-able wealth ever on planet Earth”… and then steal as much as possible, all before the next generation inherits any of what might be left. All of it just might vanish. Instantly. Seemingly overnight. It makes some sense. Makes lots of sense. Too much sense.

So, when is it adonegain, the day before you, and your financially-planned early and late to arrive to the party Zoomer friends, plan on not creating anymore active income/billings/earnimrbubblengs/more wealth generation again? lol.

Actionable Investment Thesis/Practical Quarterly Ideas

A recent solution for non-registered (open) taxable bond (XBB-t) type exposure is moving taxable assets over into a new more tax-efficient, risk reduced laddered strip ETF bond product offering, one which wasn’t available back a few years ago, such as BXF-t, which is a managed ETF fixed income ladder of strip bonds which are purchased at discount and that mature at 100%, one every year for five years in essence rolling over forever. Managed by First Asset Trust out of Richmond Hill, Ontario (for no first year fee), it can be used to form a non-registered, taxable core of laddered bonds in a rate-hedged position without much fuss.

BXF-t has more shortgold to debt-term duration & less risk (of under 5yrs) to downside protect bond capital from expected, albeit small rate increases/price fluctuations, which one should surprisingly expect to remain relatively few and far between – and well under a 5% long bond hurdle rate for a very long while yet as will be explained later.

Nevertheless, reducing fixed income debt volatility can help us all sleep a little better at nights – so this is what is very interesting and attractive in the fixed income arena at present.wimpy

It would be wise to re-balance ones portfolio in early mid-September, after all bond ETF shock statements have been delivered by stress mail, scary panic induces bond mutual funds and ETF selling. This hopefully allows one to sell both the cash and equities classes which are likely higher (re-balancing to buy bonds low/sell equity high). After this recent equity run up/bond & gold run off for example, buying more gold co’s (XGD-t) and (XRE-t) for example along with shorter-term corporate & provincial/government bonds (XBB-t or BXF-t) at these currently higher offered rates of interest (ie: US 30 yr @ 3.75% time of writing) seems contrary and prudent.

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Any remaining cash holdings above $10,000 are placed into rolling 90 (or 180/360 day) T-bills (Canadian Federal Government Treasury Bills), and SPECIFICALLY not simply left in the trading cash account position(s) with your bank or broker’s custody, as the broke banker can now legally seize cash left on hand as a “bail-in” at 12:01am some Sunday evening/Monday morning (this includes all Cdn bank accounts according to last Federal Budget p.140).

Therefore, it is a pain… but not leaving much cash lying around; rather investing every dime of cash above $10k and not ever above $100k overnight, or breaching any CDIC limits. Even considering pre-paying lines of credit (LOC) into a large debit positions to avoidfinancial-terrorism-e1299003898475 “co-mingled bank asset bail-ins” with cash deposits. Creating instead a reverse-engineered credit product, putting one first in line as a segregated, secured, and preferred creditor of the bank instead of being a Bankster’s unsecured investor classes’ trustees claim on reserved co-mingled corporate assets (see PFG).

More on this matter later, if you wish…Traffic sign for Winners or Losers - business concept

Hope this gives you a different perspective on things other than as presented by the Bankster’s controlled MSM. Trusting this also helps set the tone for your imminent quarterly portfolio re-balancings.

ContraMan

 

 

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Replace “The Markets” with “The Fedsury Index”!

Dear Contra_Folk,

You’ve not noticed something very important in this all time record  Dow Jones jiggery that this author ignored, as does every blowhorn in the MSM.  What was left out is the Divisor.

Here’s how it works:

The Dow, while quoted as an “average” but mathematically it really isn’t.

An average is a sum divided by a count.  And all of the items that are summed up must be of the same type.  Inches of rain, times at bat, number of hits, runs scored, etc.

The Drowsy notion that you can take the price of a stock, which is a variable, and can be any number greater than zero, and compare the price of one stock to another, then add all of the prices of the 30 variables up to come up with some sort of an average is mathematical nonsense.

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It is almost as if someone wanted up come up with a “Sports Average”, by taking the scores of one team in each of their respective leagues.  One football team, one baseball team, one soccer team, one tennis team, one hockey team, one bowling team and so on until you get the number of points scored by 30 different Sports Teams on any one given day.  Then total up all of the points and divide by the 30 teams and you then come up with a “Sports Average”.  Any 10 year old kid can tell you that you can’t compare the number of points scored by a baseball team and a football team.  Two different games, two different methods of scoring, nothing similar except it is a sports game, and they use a ball in both of the games.

Even more bizarre, the prices in the Dow are treated as equivalent.  The price of Chevron, has no relationship to the price of IBM.  Both are in vastly different businesses, both have different total sales, head count, capitilization, growth metrics, etc.  They have virtually nothing in common, yet Wall Street has convinced everybody that somehow the price of Chevron and the price of IBM represent exactly the same thing from a mathematical standpoint.  And Wall Street has also convinced everybody that the Dow is a good measure of what the “Market” is doing on any given day.10-year-DJIA

The Dow is in Wall Street terms, a “price weighted average”.  Outside of Wall Street there is no such thing.

As stated earlier, an average is @sum divided by @count.  Being a “price weighted average” means that a stock with a price of $50.00 will move the Dow twice as many points as a stock with a price of $25.00.  It’s like saying rainfall on Tuesday counts twice as much as rainfall on Saturday.  For example, if Alcoa (AA) is trading at 8.44 and if it went to zero the Dow would drop only 64.82 points.  However, if IBM trading at $202.91 went to zero, the Dow would drop over 1,550 points. So you can see that changes in the higher priced stocks change the Dow much more than the lower priced ones in both directions.

You might think the Dow Jones Industrial “average” is calculated by adding up all the prices of all the stocks in the Dow and then divide by 30.   Well you would be wrong. 

It might have been true at some point in time, but that is not the case today.  In fact, if you add up all of the prices of all of the 30 stocks in the Dow, as of 3/1/13, it equals 1,834.71.  Then divide by 30 you come up with an average of 61.16, yet it is reported as being 14,089.73.   You might ask yourself what accounts for this difference?  Bankster’s corporately-controlled MSM.

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Over the years stocks have been added and deleted from the Dow and to compensate for these changes a divisor was created.  This mystical divisor was created so that whenever any stocks were added or deleted from the Dow, the “average” would remain unchanged on the day the stocks were added or deleted (?).  This makes little sense, since any changes in the stocks from that day forward will change the Dow.

Currently the divisor is 0.130216081 so if you divide the total of all the prices of all of the stocks in the Dow, 1,834.71 by the divisor, you will get the closing price of 14,089.73 as of 3/1/13.  Technically it is a divisor, but in fact, it really acts as a multiplier.  From a mathematical standpoint, since the divisor is applied equally to all of the prices it could be any number and the percentage move would be identical.

For example, if the Dow moved 2% one day and you were calculating the average the correct mathematical way, it would be 1,834.71 divided by 30 = 61.16 and a 2% increase would amount to an increase of 1.22 points in the average.  However calculating the index using the current method would be 1,834.71 divided by 0.130216081 = 14,009.41. and a 2% increase would be an increase of 281.79 points in the average.

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Now what do you think the Bankster Corporately-Controlled Main Stream Media would like to propaganda/report during ever-stagnant news season: an increase in the Dow of 1.22 points or an increase of the Dow of 281.79 mythological “points” to a new all-time mythological high?

Both are the same percentage increase, yet the larger one carries much more physiological value than the smaller one.

So the Dow Divisor could be any number. It could be the official number of 0.130216081, or any other number greater than zero.  Even though the Dow Divisor distorts the reported average by a factor of 230 it could be argued that from a mathematical standpoint it is a valid and accurate representation of  the average of the prices of the 30 stocks in the Dow. But there still that lingering question of the mathematical validity of using the prices of the individual stocks to make up the average in the first place.

If you want a quick way to figure how each Dow stock will affect the overall average, just multiply the stock price change by 7.5.

For example, if CAT closes at 84.25 + 5.56 then the Dow point change would be 5.56 x 7.5 = 41.7 Dow points.

If you want to be super accurate, you can use the official divisor of 0.130216081. Using the example above the calculation would be 5.56 / 0.130216081 = 42.69 Dow points.

That being said, the real deal not getting much mention is the $1.7 Trillion of stock repurchases or stock buy backs that have been announced since the Great Recession (2007-2013).   Stock repurchases, or buy backs, reduce the outstanding float (denominator) and therefore have had the following faux effect on Corporate Profits (and EPS) after taxes as reported:

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Many believe that the current statutory US corporate tax rate of 35% is too high, including both presidential candidates.  The fact that many large American companies pay the majority of their taxes to foreign governments has been cited as evidence that the rate is too high.  Some believe that if corporate tax rates were lowered, American companies would recognize more of their profits domestically and have the net effect of increasing tax revenues.

Below are the ten most profitable U.S. companies with their taxes for last year, both total provision and payments to the U.S. government.

#1 Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Pre-tax earnings: $73.3 Billion

Tax Provision: $31.1 Billion (42%)

Actual Taxes Paid to U.S. federal government: $1.5 billion (2%)

Exxon paid $1.5 billion to the U.S. federal government in 2011 and deferred paying an additional $1.6 billion.  It paid the majority of its taxes to foreign governments where it operates ($28.8 billion).

 

#2 Chevron (CVX)

Pre-tax earnings: $47.6 Billion

Tax Provision: $20.6 Billion (43%)

Actual Taxes Paid to U.S. federal government: $1.9 Billion (4%)

Chevron paid $1.9 billion to the U.S. federal government in 2011 and deferred paying an additional $877 million.  It paid the majority of its taxes to foreign governments where it operates ($16.5 billion).  Chevron also paid $596 million to state and local government.

 

#3 Apple (AAPL)

Pre-tax earnings: $34.2 Billion

Tax Provision: $8.3 Billion (24%)

Actual Taxes Paid to U.S. federal government: $3.9 Billion (11%)

Apple paid $3.9 billion to the U.S. federal government in 2011 and deferred paying an additional $3.0 billion.  It paid $762 million to state and local government, $769 million to foreign governments.

 

#4 Microsoft (MSFT)

Pre-tax earnings: $28.1 Billion

Tax Provision: $4.9 Billion (18%)

Actual Taxes Paid to U.S. federal government: $3.1 Billion (11%)

Microsoft paid $3.1 billion to the U.S. federal government in 2011.  It paid $209 million to state and local government, $1.6 billion to foreign governments.

 

#5 JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM)

Pre-tax earnings: $26.7 Billion

Tax Provision: $7.8 Billion (29%)

Actual Taxes Paid to U.S. federal government: $3.7 Billion (14%)

JPMorgan paid $3.7 billion to the U.S. federal government in 2011 and deferred paying an additional $2.1 billion.  It paid $1.2 billion to state and local government, $1.2 billion to foreign governments.

 

#6 Wal-Mart (WMT)

Pre-tax earnings: $24.4 Billion

Tax Provision: $7.9 Billion (33%)

Actual Taxes Paid to U.S. federal government: $4.6 Billion (19%)

Wal-Mart paid $4.6 billion to the U.S. federal government in 2011 and deferred paying an additional $1.4 billion.  It paid $743 million to state and local government, $1.4 billion to foreign governments.

 

#7 Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)

Pre-tax earnings: $23.7 Billion

Tax Provision: $7.4 Billion (31%)

Actual Taxes Paid to U.S. federal government: $3.4 Billion (14%)

Wells Fargo paid $3.4 billion to the U.S. federal government in 2011 and deferred paying an additional $3.1 billion.  It paid $468 million to state and local government, $52 million to foreign governments.

 

#8 ConocoPhillips (COP)

Pre-tax earnings: $23.0 Billion

Tax Provision: $10.5 Billion (46%)

Actual Taxes Paid to U.S. federal government: $1.9 Billion (8%)

ConocoPhillips paid $1.9 billion to the U.S. federal government in 2011 and deferred paying an additional $943 million.  It paid $413 million to state and local government, $7.1 billion to foreign governments.

 

#9 International Business Machines (IBM)

Pre-tax earnings: $21.0 Billion

Tax Provision: $5.1 Billion (25%)

Actual Taxes Paid to U.S. federal government:
.268 Billion (1%)

IBM paid $268 million to the U.S. federal government in 2011 and deferred paying an additional $909 million.  It paid $429 million to state and local government, $3.2 billion to foreign governments.

 

#10 General Electric (GE)

Pre-tax earnings: $20.1 Billion

Tax Provision: $5.7 Billion (29%)

Actual Taxes Paid to U.S. federal government: $1.0 Billion (5%)

GE paid $1.0 billion to the U.S. federal government in 2011 and deferred paying an additional $1.5 billion.  It paid $4.7 billion to foreign governments.

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One more actionable item that has also run its due course is the one-time beneficial effect of having a dramatically re-refinanced & reduced corporate cost of capital.  From what was once financed at 7.9% or 9.7% a decade ago, became 0.25% or 3.5% (BBB-)… but now where exactly will those 13.5 years worth of forward projected earnings that will make up those juicy corporate taxable “replacement profits” come from next y-o-y?

Buy High & Sell To A 401(k) Sucker Higher? 

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But to Whom? and When (after hours!)?

Or better yet, track the new “Fed Index” (TM).

What is the “Fed Index” you ask?

The Fed Index (TM) tracks the new rigged “markets”.   The “Fed Index” which now replaces the “market” price of everything the Fed now manipulates with easy dollar stealing : gold, silver, copper, 2-yr, 10-yr, 30-year, WTI Oil, Nat.Gas, and Gasoline, the Nasdaq, Russell 2000, Dow and S&P, the VIX, the CPI, the Yen, US Dollar, CDN Loonie, and the real Fed’s cost of using misappropriated funds, the privately owned and privately used, Fed discount (0.25%) rate; all divided by a divisor of 16.

This Fed Index or the new rigged “market”, is equal to “100″ starting today – and will be worth less than “100″ tomorrow in real purchasing power adjusted to constant dollar terms, without question.

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Now take that knowledge and apply it to Trillions of Bankster fraud and deception that is being used today.  QE 89.5 provides the ongoing cover of covert swap operations inside the privately-owned Federal Reserve Inc. (last disclosed $85 Billion per month printing of someday worthless US dollars – and then bond king-like buying them back as the lender of last resort and “only” faux bidder & “only” faux lender at the same faux auction  – kinda flying directly in the face of the old adage: “Ya don’t *rap where you eat”!

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So adding it all up, well,… no one really can.   That’s the whole idea of confuse and abuse liquidity transmission mechanisms.  A $3.8T (n0n-) budgeted US deficit, which will surely balloon to an actual $4.2T non-budgeted deficit – the real value of such amounts shall all be absconded quickly by the Banksters before the final ink print dries to the tune of US national debt (owed by Citizen Taxpayers) going from $9T to $18T,  and from one administration to the next – but all being looted right in front of your very own passively-glazed over eyes –  all in a record in just five short years.

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Wicked Nasty Senior Citizens’ Entitlements (naa, follow the money…. it’s the Federal Banksters pumping ‘sustain-ably’ all the Health Care costs right to the max… and even a little beyond!).ANIMATED BANKER STEALING

In conclusion:

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Ignorance is no longer an just another “failed to deliver” option (or futures contract).

Following none of these what you call “Markets”?; rather just watching in real-time what the “Fed Index” allows printed in terms of an agreed upon price discovery moment achieved through a previous agreement.

Hey, what did the “Fed Index” do today?

Contra_Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy New Cliff

Dear Contra_Folk,

Just days before midnight New Year’s Eve, we’ll likely “hear” of pending, soon to be introduced legislation to tax Millionaire’s – and raise the 1%’s faux marginal ordinary tax rates to 55%, but just not on Jan 1st!  Sure, go ahead, beat ’em and raise dividend tax rates from 15% to 25% as structured – just leave alone the next 5%, those are the working professional stiffs, with a family income in the $250,000-$499,999 bracket.

We see ahead a tax Bill HR-666, with the devil being in the details (eg. chained CPI and means testing) that will raise all effective income tax rates (not just on the REich as MSM once again has promised).

What will likely happen is the middle classes’ effective taxes (like ordinary income and payroll taxes) will jump immediately thanks to never-pending Congressional inaction.  A large percentage for dividend, estate, and/or capital gains rates will also go up temporarily, but as usual, it will be regressively more painful for you on Jan 1st than on Richie REich.

This fiscal cliff is the next 60-day “can-kicking” excuse for more “no real growth” after the election, but also will be used for the triggering excuse for the “next” North American Recession.  News Flash: We’re all just “muddling through” the same “ongoing” Deleveraging Depression (2007/8-2018/9).  Now that every inflation and growth metric is gamed, and rigged for central bank money printing QE 89.8 Lite camouflage, we’re fearing the escape of no change, no growth STAGNATION policies have now morphed into a new DEFLATIONARY spinning spiral. 

So to correct this (under this Command type economy), the Banksters and Corporate Elite must deploy loans and finance some much-needed growth; but they cannot, since they need the Fortress Balance sheets to survive when the Gubbermint soon goes broke printing “not paid for” money printing for Mad Money Corporations.  Bond yields as a result, can go much lower in this new deflationary environment; one where consumer and input prices fall due to low-end user/consumer demand all combined with a cocktail of demographics and deflation.

One should remember, that this amount of tax revenue is now required just to pay the expense of “principle plus the ZIRP no interest costs” regarding amounts absconded for the 2007/8 Bankster’s empty bank account problem (a “not-so-free-market” $16T+ taxpayer led IMF | no jobs| no lending| communist dictator bail-out response by the .01% Plutocrats for the .01% Plutocrats).

Two Certainties In Life (Death & Taxes)

Perhaps taxing the working stiff’s professional family income of just $250mm, all the way up… way past $250B+, or where the .01% of the 1% hail from, at the same pre-Bushy tax rates, is the real problem.  The real difference is 10,000 x fold increase in assets:income but with zero federal tax revenue receipt progression or increased contribution from the uber_wealthiest .01% of 1%.  But why?

Flat Tax vs. Fat Tax

For those 1% Saps are already paying over 50% of all income taxes, we hear again from MSM.  News Flash: The REich will estate plan to escape “pretend 55% tax traps”; and will adjust to simply “donate” it instead.   In the process, invalidating the Social Contract (via a non-democratic single or lump sum premium payment for life insurance tax-exempt contracts) and are now going to write up legislation that will give them even higher marginal tax credits, offering ever more (progressive) charitable donation tax credit relief… encouraging them into arranging their personal and family finances to offset (exactly) all remaining taxable income above the taxpayer’s pain threshold for federal taxes due at time of death.

“Government Revenues Vanished”, Treasury Declares in News Headline

To add insult to injury, the fact that the 1% are avoiding paying into the Government ponzi scheme completely during this amazing wealth accumulation period (for only the 1% mind you) over the last two decades as Boomers’ boomed is staggering.

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Who is paying for ’em shiny turds for Bankster Bail-Outs, ZIRP, Greece, National Defense, Contractors, DOW Jones’, and/or their Boomer pensions and oh yeah, $16T+ in underfunded fiscal spending habits Y-T-D?  What does austerity look like and feel like? Watch as the next Generation gets sleepy, closes their eyes, and wakes up and sees New Years’ Day through “a wider or broader net” of middle and lower class taxation creep.  Now exactly who will be paying for your way? Only You.

A Generational Herd Mentality

The 1% are then asked, “Why should you allow ’em (Gubbermint) to waste 70% of your tax dollars servicing the entitlement programs of the State’s aged, sick, lazy and poor?  Especially, when it could be used exactly as you might want, or wish for, say for instance you, or your family and friends to later hopefully benefit from as new localized geographic infrastructure project… say for a new preventive health care building, or even a specialized hospital wing?”  End result is very little wealth re-distribution – exactly as planned.

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They say through the grapevine of the 1%’s, that with a simple onshore charitable remainder trust, you and your zombie insurance company, with the new “suicide waiver” exempt collateralized death benefit insurance policy & back-to-bank annuity, everyone can eat cake (all but the Gubbermint) – allowing you to even manage your taxes from the grave, and possibly beyond … exactly as you wished or intended.

What is the solution to the !%’s Federal Tax-Avoidance scam via soon to be abused Charitable Donation Credits?  A Flat 19.9% Federal Tax Rate for Individuals – and Corporations!  Ouch…they’ll all certainly scream!  Now, go on and exempt, deduct, loophole, or donate any part of the remaining 80.1% if (and how) you wish, Plutocrats.

Your 19.9% Continuing Power of Attorney,

Contra_Man

p.s. Listen to them heckle at Congressional Leaders,“…if I’m paying over half of your Federal tax bill then I’ll decide exactly how, when, where, and who gets paid from any of my money, or receives an increasing Federal Department Program Budget (Funding) level next year!” 

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Fedsury’s Dead Money Policy = CrawlStreet

Dear Contra_Folk,

As we await the seemingly never to see the light of day issue of FaceCrook (this May apparently, we say July… if ever this year), so we now have plenty of time to discuss how a non-listed organization can fuel the rise in the 1%’s global stock markets – and how the doubling of a hologram for a private company’s capitalization to the tune of an overnight $500,000,000.00 in real monetary profit, is now just the thing for you and your closely connected stakeholder friends in the 1%.

Just by being issuing more paper overnight – but with no inflation – sound familiar, and seemingly raising P/E’s effortlessly all over the globe along with a loaf of bread, including now both private and public companies, and all at the same time.  Somebody Stop Us.  But Naa… at Contra_Man Fund, we say.. If its never been done before.., then it’s probably about to be undone:

“The winners:

The biggest winners of the FaceCrook deal are, of course, the people directly involved with Instascam.  Founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom has reportedly netted $400m; his co-founder Mike Krieger is about $100m richer – all for just under two years’ worth of work.

Reports suggest that $100m will be shared out among the other 11 members of staff, some of whom joined the company just a few weeks ago. And then there are the investors, a roll call of Silicon Valley greats (including Facecrook’s first chief technical officer). Kudos, by the way, to the three venture capital firms that reportedly invested $50m in Instascam, valuing the company at just $500m. In less than a week they’ve doubled their money.” BBC

Hurry Up and Wait (for a New Listing … or a Correction?)

Is the FaceCrook forever IPO the longest road show in modern financial history and should it really be that hard, and take that long, to sell a hot minority issue out the door? From the original six Banksters to now something north of 40 member Banksters/pumping syndicating issuers for this best efforts basis deal. Ongoing roadshow now at five months plus a few from last years’ hype … just like the present bull market QE run nes pas?  How much are they beating and raising, you don’t say?  A sextillion dollars offered for 5% of Company’s outstanding float… making the other 95% worth triple that!🙂

Funny, they used to sell 80% of an IPO float for the same hundreds of millions, it was called “going public”, but now the trick is to only sell 5%..not 80%.   Better yet even, is to be lucky to control 2/3 of the Board with a third super class share capital structure.  This is to allow modern financial terrorists to then perform operation Bankster Extrapolation, not to improve quality earnings or mercantile profits,  but simply use mathematical models to compound ones “still private” super share net worth from the remaining “unlisted” authorized Class-B (no hear, no see, no say) public float, and best yet, all at the expense of the public markets majority & moronic institutional shareholders who allow this style of corporate governance (greed) to proceed with OPM (other people’s money) by funding the stinky bids for these public entities.  Say BYE BYE Pension Surplus… and say hello to the Public/Private Hybrid super class structure.

Budgie Goes Mysteriously Silent : “Peep, Peep, Pe..”

Just when the Boomers start withdrawing capital (not just interest income or dividends) from the Public Markets, but encroaching upon their capital formation asset base to make up for the deficient and lack of absolute real return yields given by, and therefore allowed, by the Fedsury Banksters, and definitely not as per their personal financial plan’s long invalid return assumptions.

How this has morphed into a hybrid – for a hybrid is a soon favourite “confuse & abuse theme” for the decade ahead in Finance – is easy to see with this new “private/public paper” issued as co-mingled, fungible, and somehow ‘approved for trading’ and allowed for specified and authorized market participants market making is really not much of a mystery.   Through relaxed and changed rules of law, SRO (self regulatory organizations) have gamed regulators (offshore and onshore like Bart & Co. in Chicago) having made real progress towards the absolute benefit the Banksters (avoiding Frank’s Dog’s Breakfast) and also encouraging other Banksters (European) and the Fedsury of the Day to promote ever more non-registered private-public paper to float around the globe.

This, at a time when Class B non-voting and restricted non-voting share issues are basically banned from existence for their poor governance association with irreplaceable Managers who placed themselves permanently upon their own pedestals.   Things seem cleaned and sterilized on CrawlStreet but if you google dual class structure…

The way you Talk; and Walk, Really makes Me Nervous

Wasn’t not way back Jan 2nd and the flashing tag crossed that a Lottery deal was finally announced for the Mother of All IPO’s –  with guest after guest reading the morning teleprompter with lead underwriters all glowing with much fan fair?  A new, much needed fresh start for Whawlstreet?   What about the billion dollar private company shares purchased with “just about to be public” sharepaper all during those so-called “hush” periods for listing corporations?  What material change clause? Whispers about the private capital funding bill introduced into Legislation and passed with a signature early this week should tell us something about the future.

WallStreet was so then what CrawlStreet is Today

Underground boiler room operations with 2,000 shareholder operations or less (but not widely held) no, no, just held by mom and pops looking to seek revenge on Wallstreet by chosing to go around and use CrawlStreet under-regulated and papered-up insiders instead.  Private members entrance only into Hotel California.

Crawlstreet – Underground Non-Bank Financier of the 1%

^ That’s what they cannot hide even with fudged birth/death models and other gaming of statistics.

 

Take a look at the long term employment participation rate (1950-2010):

Or by Age Demographic:

Consumerism (& 67% of GDP) Just Rolled Over,

Contra_Man

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