10 big worries about this market

The rally that started the year has stalled a bit, but optimism is still running way too hot. I think it's time to take profits, but here's what to watch if you dare to play on.

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Feb 21, 2013 12:25PM
I love trolls....  The market goes up, and no one says anything...  As soon as the market tanks its the presidents fault.  I guess people will never learn.  When you listen to rich people paid by wealthy people to convince what is left of the middle class that poor people are the real problem, you deserve all the dumb things that happen to you.  Period.  If unions were so terrible for working American's why are moneyed interest so intent on destroying them, if social security was so terrible, why is the private sector trying its hardest to make sure they get their hands on it?  I mean seriously you trolls, wake up.
Feb 21, 2013 12:07PM

  This guy who writes for msn is wrong 1\2 the time, and must be overpaid . If I were wrong 1\2 the time I would fire myself . Some people become arogent then selfish, this guy has nothing good to say about anything but, a   game he won once, than lost his profit .

 Anthony there is live after losing your gain , I see you teaching 6th grade math , there may be some entitlement there for you if you live that long.

Feb 21, 2013 12:02PM
Are the notes the Fed circulates to their member banks really "monetized"? ____ (proof please of having complied with Section 16, Part 15 of the contract, of The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 for the gold bullion)  I think that some of the ones they got from the government Bureau of Engraving & Printing for only 6-cents each no matter what the denomination, be it of from the one dollar bill ($1.00) to the one hundred ($100) dollar bill have not been monetized, as there's nothing to back them up of fiat paper money! Thus the "banksters" similar to counterfeiters of that a note is a promise for what was put on deposit if the bill be not exchanged for whatever in YOUR state of did your State 1-8-17 U.S. "Consent" to The Coinage Act of 1792 or the 1965 one for commercial coins of inferior debased quality? This is WHY your local legislators put it on the statute books that when you don't pay your property taxes in paper notes they SAY that they can take your land of something of value, of it is supposed to work both ways, but that a tax is NOT a debt,l and so no prohibition by Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution until the tax, if ever is declared a debt, due and owiing of they will TRY to get some manceptor (who takes the article sold in his hand) under a Sale with all faults for better or WORSE for him, her or them to THINK that they got the land and building by quitclaim deed is a lie as no festuca or key to the place passes as title is by deed AND possession.  Of thus to offset this 2.5% inflation of to verify the serial # of your note to see if monetized, of then all of us "working stiffs" will be getting something like a "livimg wage".
Feb 21, 2013 12:01PM

I tend to agree with this genaral assessment. My guess is that Quantitative Easing will ultimately fail to keep the market alive and kicking. The Federal Government has been printing approximately eighty-five billion dollars per month and pumping it into the stock market to keep stocks moving upward. This is an unprecedented manipulation of the market and shows us all that the Feds have not learned the lesson of the housing crisis. Although it can be argued reasonably that many profited unconscionably from governmental policy, the housing crisis started because the government forced lenders to find ways to lend mortgage money to hopelessly unqualified buyers.  How lenders, real estate brokers, and mortgage brokers responded to this pressure was unfortunate and in many cases unethical, but it never could have happened in the first place if Janet Reno hadn't threatened legal action against lenders in the first place unless the mortgage loans were made.


The unlitmate result of relaxed rules of qualification and desktop underwriting (invented by Franklin Raines, then head of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) created an imbalance in the market and overinflated demand. Prices shot up like crazy until the bubble burst.


Now the government is artificially propping up the demand side of the ledger in the stock market and forcing prices up by buying into the market with this procedure of Quantitative Easing. Companies that are losing money or whose earnings look anemic are actually seeing their stock values rise in a process that defies logic and reason. Once again, the Feds have put their thumb on the scale, creating artificially inflated values. Crunch time is coming and results cannot be pretty. Particularly when an activist presidency seeks to make free enterprise and capitalism evil ideals that do not properly distribute equitably those goods and services produced in the country. A ludicrous notion to put forth in a country that has done such things more successfully than any in history.

Feb 21, 2013 11:55AM
The stock market cannot outlast the POTUS.
Feb 21, 2013 11:50AM
Feb 21, 2013 11:48AM
one day the wall street ponzi  scheme will fall. it's  not a matter of if, but when.
Feb 21, 2013 11:46AM
with the political arena filled with corruption how can this country ever rebound?
Feb 21, 2013 11:40AM
Wow this is some doom and gloom. I say the market goes up and the market goes down and you can't time it. Usually it's 12-18 months ahead of reality and as long as you are invested in quality stocks and well diversified then you will be ok. The recent market run up was on the order of 7% and thats a little to fast, so it's cooling off , as it should. I suspect the market won't do much more for most of the rest of the year. Be patient and steady in investing because the tortoise always wins over the hare.
Feb 21, 2013 11:36AM
Anthony, keep posting this story long enough and eventually you will be correct. This is about the third time i've seen it.
Feb 21, 2013 11:13AM
the forgot to say facebook will go down and gone and run a way with all the money !!!
Feb 21, 2013 10:54AM

The market over reacts to every emotional whim of investors.  Buy a real company that has a good product/service and is well managed. buy it at a good price and you will be fine.


capitalize on market emotions and manipulations and you are rich.  Rosevelt had a saying be weary when everyone thinks things are cheery (the housing and banking bubbles), and be agressive with others are scared. if the market crashed go all in like you should have the days after 9-11. and then you we become very rich my friend.

Feb 21, 2013 10:48AM
Feb 21, 2013 10:42AM
lol.  How many weeks can you re-submit the same article with a couple of words or the format changed before your editors start to catch on?  Or do they even care?
Feb 21, 2013 10:37AM

Tomorrow's headline:


10 Reasons Not To Worry About The Market.

Feb 21, 2013 10:31AM
I'm not a market expert but I do not see any improvement on actual local/state/federal economies.  Business that are left are just hanging on and not growing/investing due to demand.  The average Joe does not have any money except for needs.  In recent times, needs are even being cut.   However, public service seems to still be purchasing new vehicles, equipment, schools.  The property tax burden is still increasing as home values are decreasing.   Globally, are there any positive signs?  Our current Congress has no agreement on anything, so nothing with change for the better.
Feb 21, 2013 10:30AM
So much wrong thinking here.  Gasoline prices driven by demand and this strong recovery demands more gasoline.  

Geopolitical fears??  Like that's new??

So many want failure.  Well go short my Brother. 
Feb 21, 2013 10:06AM

The power of God is the power of His love,as on the Cross of Jesus Christ,the power of money is in the love of money,and the love of money is the root of all evil says,1Timothy6:10.No one chooses to be poor.When you have plenty of money you have the power to influence people,and the power to just about live anywhere you want,while the lack of money,poverty makes you more vulnerable,especially in wars--that's why Jesus says he came to preach his Gospel to the poor.And Jesus says in his Revelation,chapter 13,that the mark of the beast 666, is buying and selling,making money,loving it,and loving the power it gives you.And with wealth you're not as vulnerable in wars,so as Revelation 13:4,says,who is able to make war with him? the beast 666.So the mark of the beast 666,the antichrist,is loving money,and making war.And so Jesus says he fulfills all the prophets,and the prophet Isaiah,and Isaiah2:4,God ends all wars,beating swords to plowshares,and man practicing war no more.

Feb 21, 2013 10:01AM
Yes, the market is overvalued. This is a systemic issue; it's not just republicans or democrats. Banks have large amounts of funds tied up in the securities markets right now. It's safer for them right now than lending it out.  You can thank the deregulation over the last decade for this.
The housing market is equally propped up. Interest rates at an all time low have artificially kept home values from collapsing like they would be in a truly free market.  And, no one really knows how many properties are in the 'shadow inventory' (homes that should be foreclosed on but haven't yet) - estimates are as high as 10,000,000 units.

It really is a big ponzi scheme.
Feb 21, 2013 9:54AM
Now is the time to quietly and selectively begin to sell. Only "irrational exuberance" is holding this market up.
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[BRIEFING.COM] The major averages ended the midweek session with slim gains after showing some intraday volatility in reaction to the release of the latest policy directive from the Federal Open Market Committee. The S&P 500 added 0.1%, while the relative strength among small caps sent the Russell 2000 higher by 0.3%.

Equities spent the first half of the session near their flat lines as participants stuck to the sidelines ahead of the FOMC statement, which conveyed no changes to the ... More


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