December 2012

Archives: December 2012



Onion: Solve fiscal cliff by randomly eliminating 8% of population…


Investors move assets to avoid higher taxes…


Cliff calculator: How much will the fall hurt you?


Cliff stalemate equals cliff progress…


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WALL ST WORRIED ABOUT FISCAL CLIFF…






Stock forecasting is ‘probably not worth the effort…’


Market’s fiscal cliff cool facade starting to crumble…


Short-term downside to provide good entry point…


Time is running out for Fed’s Operation Twist…


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STOCKS POISED FOR BREAKOUT?




Middle class and poor pay for nanny state…


Gingrich: Obama creating ‘permanent war’ between Dems, GOP…


New health care law taxes coming in January…


Boehner, Obama back in fiscal cliff talks…


Boehner’s plan has stalled…


Ideas from Brookings…


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GOP CAVING ON TAXES…




Biden: ‘Top rate should go up to 39.6%… There has to be new revenue…’


On deck this week: The cliff and the Fed…


Reaching an agreement might be beyond the ability of US politicians…


Norquist’s pledge holding tax-happy feet to the fire…


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BRACE FOR THE CLIFF…




Economists glum on fourth quarter…


Fiscal cliff fears hurting small businesses…


ECRI continues saying US already in recession…


Americans: Enjoy the recession you voted for…


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CONSUMER SENTIMENT PLUNGES…




Is the Apple (AAPL $547) drop a buying opportunity?


Barry Ritholtz: AAPL is probably heading to less than $500…


Apple struggling to ink a deal with China Mobile…


Apple ranking in China smartphone market drops to no. 6…


Apple is just maturing, and this is a buying opportunity…


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IS APPLE COOKED?



Canaccord: Oil price to fall in 2013…


Goldman: Own oil, copper, corn on tight supply; short gold. Possible end in commodity super cycle…


Morgan Stanley: ‘Gold remains our preferred fundamental metal exposure heading into 2013…’


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Gold near 4-week low, soy off one-month high, corn down most in 3 weeks, Brent crude down 4 days on a row…


Currency debasement and industrial demand favor silver…



Jack Bogle doesn’t believe small caps outperform large caps over time…


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Mark Hulbert: Large caps will beat small caps until year-end…

So far this year: Microcaps (IWC $51) +15%, large caps (SPY $142) +13.6%, small caps (IWM $82) +11.6%




Fiscal cliff talks frozen…


Obama: No deal without higher top tax rates…


Republicans will cave…


Obama’s inability to make deals is ruinous…


New taxes on stock sales will hurt the market…


Dollar uncertainty will crimp foreign investment…


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GEITHNER WILLING TO GO OFF CLIFF…



Stocks weakening again, VIX rising…


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Fed can’t save us this time…



The overtaxed $250K couple, ‘We’re not rich…’


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More jobs require college degrees…


And college costs have sextupled since 1985…



Jim Rogers likes Russia (RSX $28)…


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Bullish cross above 200 DMA…




Allstate CEO: The fiscal cliff deadline was months ago…

This American tragedy was 40 years in the making…


CEOs, founders cashing in ahead of cliff dive…


Stagnant Japan, here we come…


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SIMPSON: MARKETS TO ROIL…



Fed to announce fresh Treasury buys ahead of fiscal cliff…


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US on its way to zero GDP growth by 2050…


Foreign investors getting worried: too much ‘extend and pretend’ in US status quo…



Facebook (FB $27) to replace Infosys (INFY $44) on Nasdaq 100…


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3-min video: Why you should sell FB…




ECRI’s recession call confirmed by manufacturing slowdown…


US manufacturing back under 50, receding…


November manufacturing weakest since July 2009…


Gearing for a slow economy, Dow Chemical will shed
business units with around $1B in annual revenue…


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US ECONOMY WEAKER THAN RIVALS’…



GOP counters White House with proposal for $800B in new tax revenue (but same rates), $1.4T in spending cuts…


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Not a ‘counter offer,’ but a ‘Christmas wish list written by kids without a calculator…’


Fiscal cliff more likely to send S&P 500 soaring over 1500 than crashing…


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