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 13, 2013 10:54PM
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I'm not convinced that any of our elected officials in Washington really give a d _ _n about our economy.  After all, it is the politicians that screwed-up our economy in the first place, not you and me.  So lets look at our 535 Reps, 100 Senators and our President..  After one term in office (3 for Reps), all 636 of them can retire at full salary and all the health care they or their families will ever need.  And, whenever they choose, they can raise their own pay.  Talk about the fox guarding the hen house.

 

So, are they worried about the mess they made of our economy?  No, not at all.  They have adopted the attitude of my boyhood idol, Alfred E.. Newman: "what, me worry?".

 

We need a Balanced Budget Amendment and TERM LIMITS!

Feb 13, 2013 8:43PM
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OK, now everyone will start calling anthony names.  I happen to also be in the minority and agree with him so i guess you can call me a party pooper too. As i have trimmed my positions for the last 3 weeks. I expected insider selling in december for taxes. January insider selling was higher than december. Hmmmmm. 
Feb 13, 2013 9:21PM
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Yeh, I'm out.

Been out.

Got yield; love re-investing the div's (a compounding thing, you know...)

 

I love the PO too (assuming that's your names inference a few posts up...)

 

Anthony M. didn't shill for his news-letter, or tout his 3x short picks; a refreshing change.

I agree; this market has run a lot further than it deserved.

Hold on for a very rough 2013, folks.

 

Best of luck to all...

 

T

Feb 13, 2013 10:11PM
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Wow, Anthony is finally getting it. Schiff, Celente, Faber, have been saying this for many months . I sure hope most of you that read his stuff didn't wait to make the move to hard assets until now. The market has topped out and will bob up and down until the summer then you will see gas food and other necessities skyrocket. The corp whores will gouge us to death and the fed will continue to debase the dollar until it is worthless. Keep your eye on the gov't they will do everything they can to keep us in order.  
Feb 14, 2013 3:28AM
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Anthony, you have great data to support why the market should tank. The problem is, the market will rise despite a few corrections along the way, because the Obama policy makers will continue to drive the banks higher with easy money. As we both know, when the financial sector goes up, so does the market. Severe inflation will end this party, but the last dance won't happen for at least another 2 years IMO. Each pull back along the way will be looked upon as a buying opportunity due to the successive rallies that consistently reach even higher highs. The administration is killing the economy with $6 billion more in debt and $854 million in interest on that 6 billion every day in order to keep the stock market and the government itself from collapsing. They'll keep lying to us telling us the country is stronger while 2.6 million more people slipped into poverty this past year alone, 21 million more are on food stamps , and 1.9 million more are collecting disability in just 4 years time. The only thing that can be used at this point to support the illusion of prosperity is, you guessed it, the sock market, so they can't let it correct.
Feb 13, 2013 8:43PM
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Stock market players aren't one bit worried. In fact, they are confident, even cocky. They weren't sure during the 2008 crash that the government would act to prop up the stock markets, but now they absolutely know it always will. The government has laid all its cards on the table face up.
Feb 13, 2013 8:35PM
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#7 Of course people worry about gas at four bucks a gal. Most people don.t own stocks so they could give two sh*t for it
Feb 13, 2013 9:22PM
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These player of today are much larger gamblers than the player of pre 2008.That's the year that broke so many at the stock market games,and they aren't biting anymore!
Feb 13, 2013 9:19PM
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There's one thing I can be positive about.  Even after 2 weeks are over, Boehner and Reed will still hate each other's guts, and be inclined to want to do anything possible to stone wall each other.  And if either of them do decide to negotiate, you'll have the die hards in the House and Senate who will be inclined to prevent that from happening.

 

I mean it wasn't all that long ago that we started hearing 4 letter expliatives on the Congressional floor, as Congress people's were using the sort of language our parents would have washed our mouths out with soap for, right within the parliments of power.  One really thinks they're just going to up and decide to play nice one day?  That does seem like wishful thinking...

Feb 14, 2013 8:47AM
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The worry is   Government is the PROBLEM not the SOLUTION !  TO THE (TO BIG TO FAIL) BANKING CARTEL   DIE DIE DIE !
Feb 14, 2013 5:21AM
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Bankruptcy has some very good results.

1.       We get rid of the debt. We will have to go on the gold standard so money has value.

2.       We get rid of corrupt, incompetent, crony capitalism and obsolete management. (The president, congress and the fed.)

3.       There will be a reevaluation of the assets. We will have the biggest wealth transfer in history.

4.       Than we can build an economy that is very competitive in world wide free trade market. Improve our democracy and freedom by taking power away from government. Final consumption taxation. The American people themselves decide what they will buy through government.

This Ponzi scam will end soon so let’s get on with the bankruptcy.
Feb 13, 2013 10:07PM
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As I said a couple weeks ago - Anthony, take a lesson from statistics. You can't predict the market any better than my dog... It will probably keep going up, because the people who control the money want it to.
Feb 14, 2013 10:01AM
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Yep, Yep, i will continue my strategy since 2008, gold, silver, duke energy stock, kinder morgan stock, cheveron stock, and collectibles i.e. art, gem stones, coins, stamps etc. My logic, one, hard assets such as gold, silver and collectibles will continue to go up as the dollar goes down and the dollar will go down because all countries are depressing their currencies to cheapen their goods and because of human nature. Two, energy and utility company stocks will not lose 50-60% value like other stocks because people can not live without energy and electric and must pay their utilities bill and both pay good dividends.
Feb 14, 2013 10:45AM
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What surprises me is Gov't people who are in control of budget matters ignore the falling wallpaper in the room.  Anthony is right, but inflation is the largest enemy, when it starts stopping it will be difficult.  Ben and the folks in charge will loose more hair and the real party is on.  I see it becoming a battle between nations finding out who can print money faster. 
Feb 13, 2013 11:07PM
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I agree with Victim of the Times.

 

I also know as I've said before that huge amounts of money are pouring into American markets from around the world looking for a safe haven.

 

Also, how about the Russian Maffia, the North Korean Maffia, the Chinese Mafia, the Mexican drug lords and the Colombian drug lords?

 

Where do you think they launder their illegal money to?

 

Ah . . . I'm thinking . . .

 

Exxon

Johnson & Johnson

Procter & Gamble

Altria

Safeway

Microsoft

GlaxoKlineSmith

General Electric

Con Edison

Ford

John Deere

 

I'm thinking this list is also applicable to good-looking American topless dancers who don't report all their cash tips to Uncle Sam.

 

Just sayin'.

 

 

 

 

Feb 14, 2013 11:41AM
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deleveraging is  painful. we are in age of deleveraging.  age of sluggish growth with many micro recessions. 
Feb 13, 2013 10:26PM
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All this still don´t allow anyone to find the correct timing for a retraction. Is it going to happen today, or within the next, say, 6 months? It makes all the difference.
Feb 13, 2013 10:53PM
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Nope, it's all about what level of greed ya need.  I learnt the last game,I can be a he!! of a lot less greedier and a he!! of a lot more happier!

Feb 14, 2013 11:17AM
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A collection of half truths and old news. I have come to view it favorably when Anthony is bearish. He has been wrong for the past two months, at least.
Feb 14, 2013 2:39PM
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The natural instinct is to throw in the towel---Yal it IS NOT THE TIME TO QUIT. 

We need to unify, not like Tea Partiers, we can't gut the system in one cut.  There needs to be some respect for commonsense.  Yet, that is the very problem, each group (left & Right politicians) have their brand of commonsense.  Neither are close to the will of the people; the people who are their constituents.  The very constiutents that buy the "schmill" from THEIR Congressman, THEIR Senator; so, we the people re-elect at a rate of 85% of all incumbents.  Until WE THE PEOPLE (I guess) decide that sending back the same old Politiker---we will continue to get the SAME OLE Result!!

I challenge each of us, do one political thing each day at a minimum weekly; send a facebook to encourage others, send a message to Washington; email, tweet;call; tell them to act --Enough of your self serving agenda, Do what is right of Americans!!

God Bless America, God Bless mine and your Children and Grandchildren, God Bless my Faith God Bless us all to hold strong in these troubled times!

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