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Wall Street Baffled By Slowing Economy, Low Yields: Trader
http://www.cnbc.com/ ^ | June 1, 2011 | Margo D. Beller

Posted on 06/01/2011 2:03:20 PM PDT by Biggirl

Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the U.S. economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC.

"What we’ve got right now is almost near panic going on with money managers and people who are responsible for money," he said. "They can not find a yield and you just don’t want to be putting your money into commodities or things that are punts that might work out or they might not depending on what happens with the economy.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cnbc; economy; ny; obamanomics; unexpected; wallstreet; yastrow; yastroworiger

1 posted on 06/01/2011 2:03:28 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
More evidence that “Wall Street” is not that smart and explains how they could be stupid enough to support Comrade Obama. Did they really think the economy would recover with a mountain of debt and new regulations? With an administration that is more hostile to business than any in decades? An administration that is actively trying to drive up the price of oil to support its pet “Green” initiatives? Wall Street proves yet again just how wrong and shortsighted it is.
2 posted on 06/01/2011 2:07:15 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Biggirl

That explains a lot.

If they are clueless , makes it amazing they make 75% of all profits on the racket


3 posted on 06/01/2011 2:08:07 PM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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"WALL STREET BAFFLED . . . . .

What took them so long?

4 posted on 06/01/2011 2:09:05 PM PDT by DeaconRed (Everything I need to know in life, I learned in Kindergarten. . . .)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Must be that ivy league smugness of g peoples we b puzzled as y’all common folk


5 posted on 06/01/2011 2:09:28 PM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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POTUS Obama and his Democrat Party have killed the goose that lays the golden egg, just as he has planned all along. The American people have done this to themselves, so.....please no complaints from the peanut gallery!!!


6 posted on 06/01/2011 2:09:28 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Biggirl

People will eventually realize (hopefully before Nov 2012) that Obummer is a no good, rotten POS that should be hog-tied and hung upside down for the traitor that he is!


7 posted on 06/01/2011 2:11:35 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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POTUS Obama and his Democrat Party have killed the goose that lays the golden egg, just as he has planned all along. The American people have done this to themselves, so.....please no complaints from the peanut gallery!!!

Exactly. Anyone who voted for Obama has no right to complain if they're losing money on their house, their investments etc.
8 posted on 06/01/2011 2:11:55 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Biggirl
No, I don't want to sign up for your damn Ponzi scheme.......excuse me, stock market.

You can keep your worthless stocks.

9 posted on 06/01/2011 2:13:01 PM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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In hindsight, if they were going to bail out the banks, they should have just bailed out individual homeowners - bails out the banks, but keeps property values up because they are occupied. No one wanted to do that because they didn’t want their neighbor getting a free house. Well now the bank got the money anyway, the home owner couldn’t pay and lost the house anyway.


10 posted on 06/01/2011 2:15:37 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW!)
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Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the U.S. economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC.

I find it hard to believe that "Wall Street", et. al., can't figure out why the economy is sputtering. It's the commies, stupid!

11 posted on 06/01/2011 2:16:58 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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Wall Street baffled by slowing economy?....They don’t know what to do with your money?....Oh! Oh!....I wonder if they knew what to do with all the taxpayer money they were handed. I think so. I wonder who will be left holding the bag? (sarc. extreme)


12 posted on 06/01/2011 2:17:53 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Biggirl

“Baffled”, huh. Really?! LOL


13 posted on 06/01/2011 2:20:35 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Biggirl

The problem is obvious as is the solution. We clearly need more smoke and bigger mirrors.


14 posted on 06/01/2011 2:21:47 PM PDT by RC one (DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: Biggirl

Mainstream media baffled by unexpectedly slowing economy, call for more socialism and bigger government.


15 posted on 06/01/2011 2:22:19 PM PDT by Reeses
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There must be some real dipsh*ts that work on WS these days. There was a time when WS was considered conservative.


16 posted on 06/01/2011 2:22:24 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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“Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do...”

Its really quite simple. Part of the problem is the misconception that “Wall STt” really has, or for that matter, should have anything to do with it.

Main St is the American economic engine. All Wall St can do is help or hinder Main St. Wall St is in bed with the Feds, the single biggest impediment to Main St.

Until Wall St figures out their bread and butter is on Main St...and joins forces with Main St to be sure the Feds detax, deregulate and get outta the way...nothing happens in the USA.


17 posted on 06/01/2011 2:22:57 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Biggirl

They’re not baffled, at all.

The reporters, however, are baffled.


18 posted on 06/01/2011 2:24:05 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Biggirl

Baffled? Wall Street has become increasingly divorced from reality over the past 20 years. Market movement today has little to do with long term investment and everything to do with the mood of the moment. Investors have taken a back seat to traders who don’t seem to notice or care that the vast majority of main street Americans are not doing well at all.


19 posted on 06/01/2011 2:28:18 PM PDT by AdaGray
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In an economy where 60-70% of our output goes to support our government and banking/finance sectors, what should be truly baffling to Wall Street is that we still manage to have an economy at all.

Welcome to the fiscal zombie apocalypse.


20 posted on 06/01/2011 2:30:58 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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Let’s use Obama’s own words:

If Bush and Republicans drove the car into the ditch, Obama and the Democrats drove it off a cliff and stopped it in front of an oncoming 100-car train!


21 posted on 06/01/2011 2:42:05 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Biggirl

My 401K guy says not to worry, the funds are doing good. And they have been doing ok...
So, do I cash out and buy real estate?


22 posted on 06/01/2011 2:48:57 PM PDT by Madistan ((This space for rent))
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To: Madistan

Just do what feels good. Like most people.


23 posted on 06/01/2011 2:55:22 PM PDT by Misterioso (A liberal is a communist, but too stupid to realize it.)
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I am serious, just not investment savvy. That’s why I let a large national company manage my 401K and other investment accounts.
The question stands.


24 posted on 06/01/2011 3:15:24 PM PDT by Madistan ((This space for rent))
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A large national government is managing your 401k and other investment accounts. Ask them.


25 posted on 06/01/2011 4:44:26 PM PDT by Misterioso (A liberal is a communist, but too stupid to realize it.)
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yeah ok, smartass


26 posted on 06/01/2011 8:15:34 PM PDT by Madistan ((This space for rent))
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