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Occupy is here to stay

Franklin @ October 24, 2011 # No Comment Yet

Regardless of what happens with this wave of protests (winter can be a big deterrent for popular movements), the occupy movement, its continuation, spawns, and follow-up movements are here to stay. Washington has two illusions: that the movement wanes during the winter months and doesn’t come back, and that the 1012 elections offer a relief, […]

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On The Wall Street Bailout

Franklin @ September 25, 2008 # No Comment Yet

I used to call it “The Reagan lobotomy.” The Reagan lobotomy was performed during a few years of high inflation, and the American people made a sacred commitment. “We will give up our rights as workers for the good of the country.” I covered the results of this agreement in other posts. Today, I will […]

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What’s Happening to The Republic

Franklin @ September 22, 2008 # One Comment

Some days I regret not having done something. For instance, I regret not having titled one of my articles Fear and Looting in Wall Street. This was back in August of 2007, and I thought then that it was going to be seen as a will exaggeration. Fast forward to the mother of all bailouts […]

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Black Swans, Bell Curves and Stagflation

Franklin @ December 19, 2007 # 2 Comments

This is not the promised article about the stupidity of black swans. This is an article about how we tend to focus our attention on the odd, rather than the mundane. I guess some talking head mentioned stagflation, because the previous article on the subject received unusual attention. People are hitting the site searching for […]

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Timing The October High And November Bottom Of Dow Jones

Franklin @ December 9, 2007 # 2 Comments

Over the past two months (actually beginning October 1st) I conducted a documented experiment on this site. Although Reuters and other media republished some of the articles, my impression is that this exercise in market timing went completely unnoticed.

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The Rags To Riches Trap

Franklin @ December 7, 2007 # 2 Comments

We are impressionable animals. Our biology evolved to help us pay attention to the unusual in the pattern.

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Dow Jones: Announced 2-day Pullback Over

Franklin @ December 5, 2007 # 2 Comments

Monday Update Pullback day one: As I mentioned on Friday, the 2 to 5 day pullback started today. This pullback should be “news driven” and could retrace the four-day rally but not more. As of today (Monday 2 PM) I don’t see any signals pointing to a complete retracement of the rally. Tuesday Update Pullback […]

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Dow Jones at 13,300.02

Franklin @ November 7, 2007 # 2 Comments

In October 22nd we said that the DJ was in for 400 to 600 more points of pain. Since then the Dow Jones went up a little and down a little, a lot of nothing happened until today. I still expect the Dow to go down to around 12,600 with a lot of noise and […]

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After exiting two weeks the Dow Jones goes nowhere

Franklin @ October 27, 2007 # 5 Comments

The past two weeks were very exiting. Companies reported large gains and large loses. Heads of CEOs may roll. By the way, it is near the bottoms and not at tops when all the bad news are out and CEOs are fired or go to jail, still I continue to expect lower short term prices […]

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Dow Jones 400 to 600 more points of pain

Franklin @ October 22, 2007 # 3 Comments

You read here on October 12 that the Dow Jones was in for some pain (http://services.thebankruptcynews.com/blog/?p=70). We said that “The Wall Street sponsored media should start next week pandering bad news and creating a climate of fear using the available examples of very bad October markets. Expect myriads of articles about 1929 and 1987.” The […]

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