Is this the end of easy money?
In this Investor Beat: what are the implications if the Fed ends its quantitative easing policy? Also, four stocks making big moves.
Which stocks would benefit from the end of the easy money policies? Which stocks would get hurt? In our lead story on Investor Beat, our analysts discuss the implications for investors.
In our second segment, our analysts discuss four stocks making big moves. CarMax (KMX) hits an all-time high after fourth-quarter profits rise 13%. PriceSmart (PSMT) rises after the retailer reports better-than-expected profits. Fastenal (FAST) falls after the company misses on revenue expectations. And 3D Systems (DDD) racks up big gains after one of its competitors gets an upgrade.
And in our final segment, our analysts explain why they’re watching JP Morgan (JPM) and Facebook (FB).
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When this thing blew up, we were all in the same boat, about 200 yards from the beach, when it sprang a big leak. Instead of letting us jump out and swim for it, we were ordered to stay in the vessel and issued teaspoons (QE1) with the order to start bailing. Since the initial leak, Bernanke has also issued us shot glasses (QE2), measuring cups (QE3) and pitchers (QE4) and told us to keep bailing.. We're still bailing as fast as we can, but it isn't fast enough, and water is still pouring in. As all this has been happening, we've been adrift, and now we're 2 miles offshore. If only we'd been allowed to jump out when we had the chance, and swim the couple of hundred yards to shore. The vast majority of us would have made it and we'd be in better shape because of it. As it stands now, there's no land in sight, the boat is full of holes and the sharks are circling.
I feel sorry for the next President (Democrat or Republican). They will be stuck taking the blame for high inflation and increasing unemployment, plus they will have to explain the ever increasing health care tax. They will owe it all to the poor planning of Obama.
Anyone who runs for President in 2016 is crazy.
With a begrudged semblance of mandatory background checks beating naysayers to death on both sides of the aisle (93% of Americans demand mandatory background checks), the next heated debate is a double edged sword like no other. Congress must stop Bernanke and his stimuli. Some of the preliminary articles are quite interesting... Bernanke swore he would not monetize, but few if any deny that he has done anything but. That's a felony offense. He "claims" his stimuli helped economies, but everyone can plainly see that all it did was to crank out millionaires. Not one penny ever reached Main Street. Many say that big businesses are cash-rich and fully capable of survival beyond stimuli. Really? Almost 100% of organized business platforms don't do business, they do paper pushing and administration. Almost 100% have lawyers, bookkeepers, administrators and other pariah in key positions but absolutely no competent capable veterans of when we did WORK in our entities. There is also a huge to massive gap between these deadweighted behemoths and small businesses that might be bolstered to compete with them. In short... damned if we do, damned if we don't. Congress is certainly in a lose-lose-lose role. It MUST end Ben. It MUST collapse white collar corruption and it MUST destroy organized financial tyranny by obliterating Wall Street. What does one do when the only other option is Reality? You jump... or you snap out of your Kool Aid coma and put your money back into the economy and Main Street where it never should have left in the first place. What did we learn? It's better to have vacant office suites than destitute families on impoverished streets. You know, it's kind of like a legitimate Final Exam for the social networked alumni psychopath crowd... you bought a pigskin diploma or two or three, but can you wake up everyday starting from zero and sustain yourself by your own unsalaried efforts? The odds now are grossly against it because you don't actually have a legitimate work ethic. The facts are obvious-- more stimuli destroys everything. Stopping it starts the REAL Depression most of us know was always there. The Dollar and all the complexity attached to it, must crash and the new currency has to be very genuine-- like a Dollar given in exchange for actual work. Work- being defined as anything other than complex financiering designed by fools who don't work, they scheme. We must go down a road no one will enjoy. The public already involuntarily gave all they have in every possible way. The turnips need to put it up without contest and write checks beyond when it hurts. I prefer it without war but that all depends on Congress.
We`re setting records every day.These are the good old days.We`re making a ton
of money.Just watch these sour puss bears to try to find fault.Valuations are good, companies are
sitting on a record amount of money.Do you notice the negative bears are Republicans?
They missed the bull market and now they`re bitter and nasty.Just stay in CD`s.
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