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  • No Accounting for Government Cost

    01/04/2014 7:30:42 AM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Barron's ^ | Jan 4, 2014 | Joseph H. Marrent
    The financial position of the U.S. is not just troubled; it is artificially created to fool the people. The nation's budget deficit and debt are exponentially higher than what our politicians say they are. None of the headline figures used as the basis of public discourse have any relevance to the true state of U.S. finances. The government's financial reporting is misleading because our political leaders have subverted the democratic process to advance their personal interests. Adding all of the costs associated with the nation's social-insurance programs to the amounts reflected in the Financial Report shows that over the past...
  • Extreme Sentiment: Barron's Cover "Get Ready for Record Dow - We Told You So"; Top Call

    02/04/2013 7:57:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Looking for extreme sentiment?Look no further than the cover of Barron's magazine. The cover speaks for itself, but check out some of the commentary in New Highs in Sight The party is far from over. The early-year rally that on Friday took the Dow Jones Industrial Average to within 1% of its record high, set in 2007, could have a lot further to run. For starters, stocks aren't expensive. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is valued at about 14 times estimated 2013 profits and the Dow fetches less than 13 times projected 2013 earnings. At the market peak in...
  • Bullish Views From Barron's Roundtable (including Abby Joseph Cohen's)

    01/19/2010 5:45:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 514+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/18/10
    Bullish Views From Barron's Roundtable Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/18/2010 10:20 -0500 A summary recap of the bullish groupthink gripping the Barron's Roundtable. As David notes: "The emerging consensus is that everything is just going to be fine and that we should expect nothing more than a second-half economic slowdown, and that if there is a sharper turndown the monetary and fiscal spigots will be turned on even harder. The market is seen no worse than fair-value. Treasuries remain the enemy." The age old question rises: with everyone bullish, who is selling? * Felix Zulauf: “Cyclical forces are bullish...
  • What to Watch on the Charts in 2009 (Watch tech and financials for recovery signs)

    01/02/2009 6:28:52 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies · 350+ views
    Barron's ^ | 1/02/09 | MICHAEL KAHN
    AS THEY SAY IN CRIME NOVELS, they are rounding up the "usual suspects." In the stock market, there also are usual suspects and changes in their relative performances will tell us when the bear is firing up his getaway car. When leadership by traditionally defensive sectors gives way to leadership by traditionally aggressive and cyclical sectors, it is a good indication that the market is turning the corner. Currently, such defensive areas as consumer staples and health care are still in the lead and that tells us what we already knew -- the market is still hurting.
  • Barron's: 'It's Almost as if Obama Wants to Repeat the Mistakes of Herbert Hoover'

    08/25/2008 3:25:23 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 24 replies · 172+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 25, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    It seems like a no-brainer: Raising taxes is bad. It's a shame that Barron's is one of the few outlets to pick up on it. An economic plan floated out by Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, Ill., would raise taxes on incomes above $250,000 - with the highest rate at 39.6 percent - and redistribute the wealth to the poor and middle-class. But that would be a big mistake, according to an article by Jim McTague in the August 25 issue of Barron's. "It's almost as if Obama wants to repeat the mistakes of Herbert Hoover," McTague wrote. "During...
  • Marvel Stock Falls after Barron's Warning

    07/01/2008 6:42:17 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 161+ views
    Barrons ^ | 7-1-08
    NOTE: the article needs something corrected. Jim Nesfield, who represented the investors in the takeover of SLM after the bankruptcy, is the one spearheading the effort. Peter Paul is not part of the lawsuit. Marvel and Lee can claim all they want that there is no basis for the suit. The facts, however, suggest otherwise. Lee signed an agreement with SLM in Oct. 1998 before he signed virtually the same agreement with Marvel in Nov. 1998. The claim was never asserted in the SLM BK. Lee pulled properties out of the BK for his new company POW! without court approval...
  • The Best Analysis Of Election 2006 By Barrons

    10/23/2006 3:31:29 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 8 replies · 883+ views
    Barrons via Polipundit.com ^ | 21 October 2006 | NA
    JUBILANT DEMOCRATS SHOULD RECONSIDER their order for confetti and noisemakers. The Democrats, as widely reported, are expecting GOP-weary voters to flock to the polls in two weeks and hand them control of the House for the first time in 12 years – and perhaps the Senate, as well. Even some Republicans privately confess that they are anticipating the election-day equivalent of Little Big Horn. Pardon our hubris, but we just don’t see it. Our analysis – based on a race-by-race examination of campaign-finance data – suggests that the GOP will hang on to both chambers, at least nominally. We expect...
  • Survivor! The GOP Victory

    10/21/2006 7:08:14 AM PDT · by veronica · 92 replies · 3,074+ views
    Barrons.com ^ | 10-21-06 | JIM MCTAGUE
    JUBILANT DEMOCRATS SHOULD RECONSIDER their order for confetti and noisemakers. The Democrats, as widely reported, are expecting GOP-weary voters to flock to the polls in two weeks and hand them control of the House for the first time in 12 years -- and perhaps the Senate, as well. Even some Republicans privately confess that they are anticipating the election-day equivalent of Little Big Horn. Pardon our hubris, but we just don't see it. Our analysis -- based on a race-by-race examination of campaign-finance data -- suggests that the GOP will hang on to both chambers, at least nominally. We expect...
  • MAGAZINE SHOCK: REPUBLICANS WILL HOLD CONGRESS

    10/21/2006 3:13:37 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 373 replies · 19,288+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 21, 2006 | JIM MCTAGUE
    JUBILANT DEMOCRATS SHOULD RECONSIDER their order for confetti and noisemakers, BARRON's claims in their next edition. The Democrats, as widely reported, are expecting GOP-weary voters to flock to the polls in two weeks and hand them control of the House for the first time in 12 years -- and perhaps the Senate, as well. Even some Republicans privately confess that they are anticipating the election-day equivalent of Little Big Horn. Pardon our hubris, but we just don't see it. Our analysis -- based on a race-by-race examination of campaign-finance data -- suggests that the GOP will hang on to both...
  • Unwarranted Executive Power

    12/24/2005 2:32:58 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 43 replies · 1,539+ views
    Barron's ^ | 24 December 2005 for the 26th | By THOMAS G. DONLAN
    ".Willful disregard of a law is potentially an impeachable offense. It is at least as impeachable as having a sexual escapade under the Oval Office desk and lying about it later. The members of the House Judiciary Committee who staged the impeachment of President Clinton ought to be as outraged at this situation. They ought to investigate it, consider it carefully and report either a bill that would change the wiretap laws to suit the president or a bill of impeachment..
  • Going Underground:The shadow economy is about to top $1 trillion By JIM MCTAGUE

    01/01/2005 6:00:55 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 447 replies · 5,843+ views
    Barron's ^ | 1 January 2004 | JIM MCTAGUE
    AMERICA HAS TWO ECONOMIES, and one is flourishing at the expense of the other. First, there's the legitimate economy, in which craftsmen are licensed and employers and employees pay taxes. Then there's the fast-growing underground economy, where millions of nannies, construction workers and others are paid off-the-books, their incomes largely untaxed. The best guess as to the size of the output of this shadow economy is about $970 billion, or nearly 9% that of the real economy. It should soon pass $1 trillion. What is largely fueling the underground economy, experts say, is the nation's swelling ranks of low-wage illegal...
  • CENSORSHIP INTERNATIONAL [Will American 'Web Publishers' Be More Exposed to Foreign Libel Suits?]

    07/16/2003 7:27:04 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies · 210+ views
    TheAmericanProwler ^ | 7/16/2003 | Marina Malenic
    LONDON -- Roman Polanski, Oscar-winning director of The Pianist, has brought a libel suit in the UK against Vanity Fair magazine. In the offending article, an acquaintance of Polanski's is quoted remembering the director attempt to pick up "the most gorgeous Swedish girl you ever laid eyes on" while Polanski was on his way back to Hollywood in 1969 for the burial of his wife, actress Sharon Tate. The actress had just been brutally murdered by followers of Charles Manson when she was eight months pregnant. Polanski says he flew directly to Los Angeles for the funeral. The Times of...