I'm Not Going To Vote For Romney, But I'd Sure Like To Take Advantage Of Tax Rules Like He Does....  

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”
-- John Kenneth Galbraith


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I went to see Billy Cobham back inna 70's and Larry Coryell was the opening act. I expected to see his "11th House" electric band. Instead, he walked out onstage carrying an acoustic guitar in front of a boisterous crowd wired for an electric WFO evening. The sound set up was AWESOME and so was Larry. His opening number got a 2 minute standing O and he left us all hammered flat. Here he is from about then, and I believe he has some help with him....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7UM-lf8 ... re=related



Romney!!!!
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-2 ... nefit.html
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/ro ... x-records/

How Republican!
























http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/un ... cide-pool/
http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... -jobs.html

Monday...
http://www.stockmarketmentor.com/public/4056.cfm
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012 ... t_freeland
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2 ... lionaires/
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11723376 ... bonds.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ ... story.html


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ ... ml?hpid=z3
http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-th ... omy-2012-9
http://www.teribuhl.com/2012/10/01/how- ... arns-sins/

Tues...
http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... fit-1.html


http://www.nationalmemo.com/mitts-sprou ... n-florida/



Thurs...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-0 ... check.html







Stay Tooned...















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Ride Fast; Take Chances. Never Risk Your Tombstone Bearing The Epitaph "Nobody Noticed Him When He Was Here, And He Left No Mark When He Was Gone". No Fear 

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Yee HAAAAA!!! (Famous Chinese Rodeo Cowboy. Son Of Waa Hoooo.) 

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
-- William Arthur Ward



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My kids spent 2 years plus in England and through them I met one of their acquaintances who was also a racer like I was at the time. We sat down with a beer each and were watching some IOM footage and I hear him going..."paint...tree..tree...lightpost.....house..... down two..left..left.. down two..hard right..up two..bridge..jump..land..intersection... under his breath. He had run the race a time or two and had once gone offroading at over 100MPH, broken a wrist in a tank slapper, got it back on the pavement and finished the race.
I was never even close to that crazy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph0SjLC_ ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pGE-J7U ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeAtItTm ... re=related








That's Impressive....


Lower Left To Upper Right. I'm 65%/35% Stocks/Bonds And Prolly Getting More Aggressive Really Quickly. Don't Get Me Wrong... I Don't Think This Ends Well. But I Never Made A Dollar That I Couldn't Find SOME Use For..... And Even In The Dark, I Know Where The Doorway IS....























http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/busin ... f=business
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/busin ... wanted=all


http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/go ... on-romney/
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/nyreg ... wanted=all
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/opini ... r=2&hp
BULLSHIT
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... n-bullshit
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/opini ... wanted=all
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... s-healthy/
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/09/16/iphone-10/


Monday
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... eform.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... tims-.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... utiny.html
http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm? ... CFF5CE1576



Wed...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... ities.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... ising.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... -says.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... rency.html
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2 ... e-edition/















Stay Tooned....













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As I Was Tellin' One O' My Richmond HomeBoyz.... Homie Does Not Engage In That Recreational Pastime. 

"Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend and step off before it is discredited."
-- George Soros

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Local Band From Back Inna Day... Everybody Knows Them From The Last Number. There's Always More To A Band Than Their Top 40 Hit...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my2ig7mGHtE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OimAEdj7Qa0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCiLxRCB ... ure=fvwrel




















Doin' OK... Holding My Own Against The Defined Benefit Option, While Missing The Drop This Year...And The Bounce. Twenty Years Into The 401, It's More About Me Minimizing Risk. When The Risk Is Low, THEN Is When It Comes Together More Like A Symphony And Less Like A Train Wreck. The 5% and 10% Plus Years Of The Last Decade Will Prolly Show Up Again, But On Their Own Sweet Time...
That's When The The 401 Gets Low Effort And Low Time Intensive...


Monday

Bummer... http://economywatch.nbcnews.com/_news/2 ... adder?lite
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/ba ... yet-again/

Holy Shit. This is painful to watch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoMSId7J ... r_embedded
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.co ... um=twitter







Thurs,
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/busin ... 1&_r=1



Stay Tooned....












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'scuse Me.... Albert King 

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Doo Wah Diddy.... Having Said That, It Pretty Much Brands Me As The Anti- Millennial... 

"Being shot out of a cannon is always better than being squeezed out of a tube,
that's why God invented fast motorcycles bubba..."
-- Hunter S Thompson



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pSYCHAdelIC...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9K9rTL5 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95E6ON8s ... ure=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6yONxj0 ... tyFRF7Rqg8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfePGKzjmPY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-1G0Ysh ... ure=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UJR5EHTkzQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZhb3EsQ ... tyFRF7Rqg8


http://www.theamericanconservative.com/ ... -the-rich/

http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html



http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... -hole.html
http://bonddad.blogspot.com/2012/08/sea ... -real.html

http://www.slate.com/blogs/spitzer/2012 ... tion_.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... _page=true
















http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/do ... p-discuss/


Monday...
http://www.thecontrariancorner.com/the-fear
http://www.project-syndicate.org/blog/g ... t--mahoney
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0 ... stability/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/wh ... sion-47th/
http://thezikomoletter.com/2012/08/28/t ... own-clown/

Tuesday
http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2 ... -bull.html

Wed
http://www.indexuniverse.com/hot-topics ... craze.html
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/bi ... -children/

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/a- ... of-wusses/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janet-tav ... 38935.html



http://www.alpinestars.com/randy-mamola ... olumn-130/

Thursday...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plu ... _blog.html
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/ ... ree-words/
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/opini ... .html?_r=2
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000087 ... itorsPicks
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democrac ... s-thinking





Stay Tooned...








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No Blog This Week.... 

60% bonds, Balance Stocks



See ya next weekend....









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My Toast Is Cold And My Orange Juice Is Hot.... That's The Bag I'm In.... Fred Neal  

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Purple haze all in my brain. Lately things just don't seem the same. Actin' funny, but I don't know why. 'Scuse me while I kiss this fly... 

Never appeal to a man's 'better nature.' He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.
-- Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MYIc6s5ACY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP6Xagoi ... ure=fvwrel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rezb626N_iE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOgczPaS ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9AaQQbv ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch9J02R1 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGWZAdVc ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp9V3D3u ... re=related





Thing is, being a cynic, you're really hardly ever disappointed by what comes down. And most surprises are pleasant ones. This doesn't surprise me.
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... es-2005-2/



http://www.caleinthekeys.com/2012/08/03 ... struction/









http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-0 ... -says.html











http://rp-pix.com/lh

From Jeff Miller's "A Dash Of Insight" @ http://www.oldprof.typepad.com/

I've been following this stuff for well over a decade and what Jeff pays attention to DEFINITELY gets stirred in... THIS is what it takes to manage a self managed 401 plan.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... ?track=rss

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... he-nation/







It looks like the market is climbing a wall of worry. Price appears to be rising with time. I don't like the macro, I don't like the election volatility, I don't like the fiscal cliff, I don't like the current and threatened warfare inna Mid East, There's a lot I don't like. But I can see a path to muddle through and I can see some upside drivers. So, discipline says toss a dollar or two out there because. But discipline also says don't leave it unwatched and keep an eye on the technicals....





Tuesday...
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... saw-coming
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... f-problem/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/th ... my-fallon/

Wednesday...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-0 ... gress.html
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/ ... computers/
http://www.businessinsider.com/citi-lev ... rns-2012-8
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/wh ... ny-things/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/or ... mplacency/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/ta ... age-fraud/
















Stay tooned....

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New Computer...stay tooned... 

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"My Mind Starts Relaxin' When I See Pictures Of Jackson..." Richard "Little Richard" Penniman 

Losing less money is considered a big success on Wall Street. In the world of fund management, relative outperformance vs. a benchmark is the focus, but any individual who is struggling to only lose 30% or so vs. the 37% that the S&P 500 has lost is going to barely survive.
-- James “Rev Shark” DePorre



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So, I'm coming home over the Bay Bridge from the three union meetings we had over contract negotiations and allocations, and I keep seeing doughnuts in the middle of burnouts... Then I find this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDN2bCIyus
far out.














http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/to ... 6965.story

Skanky... http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/fa ... g-america/


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/opini ... .html?_r=1




Monday
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-2 ... aders.html
Watch for news on Romney's IRA... Interesting... http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/eq ... ing-dodgy/
http://www.economist.com/node/21558274


Tuesday...
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0 ... e-money-2/




Wednesday...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-2 ... imism.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/ ... G120120724


Thurs...
http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwo ... fsrc=gn_ep









Stay Tooned...










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Bankers And Other Financial Professionals... Like Say Barclays Or Peregrine... Threat? Or Menace?  

Rick: Your cash is good at the bar.
Banker: What? Do you know who I am?
Rick: I do. You're lucky the bar's open to you.
--Casablanca




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Troy Bayliss is one of the most talented and determined racers of all time. But in 2002, Colin Edwards had his measure...Bayliss was one full race worth of points up on Colin going into Laguna Seca. And he took the first Laguna race. Colin won the second race and all of the rest of the season.
http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2012/Jul ... lassic.htm
http://www.mcnews.com.au/Riders/ColinEd ... ampion.htm
http://www.mcnews.com.au/Wallpaper/Race ... F_1024.jpg












http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48187483/ns ... _business/
http://www.debka.com/article/22182/Assa ... als-defect
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-1 ... gists.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-1 ... -fail.html
http://www.minyanville.com/business-new ... 2/id/41862
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/th ... certainty/

I'm all bonds now inna 401. I will be all stocks at some point. A day, a week, a year or seven from now. The thing is that the right balance between premature and too late will end up making the maximum amount of money in the 401. I'm comfortable with my concerns right now. Of course I was comfortable with them at the generational(?)low in 2009 and I left a lot of money on the table staying too comfortable worried about losing money. I think I'll allocate a little more time toward being uncomfortable.

http://www.economist.com/node/21558576
http://www.marketfolly.com/2012/07/geor ... dvice.html


http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daniel-g ... 21988.html

http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... ircus.html

Monday...
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... brightest/

Fuckin' "A" Tweetie Bird!!!!
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/ne ... g-address/



Tues...
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/th ... d-victims/

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/sa ... layground/


THURSDAY...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-1 ... ounts.html




Stay Tooned...






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Bull Markets Are A Breeze, You Buy, You Hold, The Money Flows In, And You Look And Feel Like A Genius. Bear Markets, You Allocate And Reallocate And Risk And Work Hard For A Hand Full Of Dollars. Oh Well. That's How The Game Is Played.... Victories Are Unimpressive And Sweet! Or So I've Been Told...  

Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution, which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
-- Gary Ryan Blair


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Butterfield with.... Dylan with... Gravenites with...Bloomfield with...BLOOMFIELD!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaV-S5iv ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKOJO3pK ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHdtkHNu ... ure=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smRXnyUWktg

Butterfield http://www.bluesharp.ca/legends/pbfield.html







Friday...7/6




Tuesday 7/10











Stay Tooned...














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Contract Ends Today (Sat), No Agreement, And The Clock Ticking On A Strike. And Will The Markets Accept Fixing Europe's Debt Problem By Borrowing Money And The Bailed Out Nations Helping Bail Out Other Nations? I'm Just Not Sure About All This Uncertainty.... 

You would be amazed how few traders are sure about uncertainty.
-- Howard Simons



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Butterfield...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4GNci5koi8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kpz-1qp ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0LjW2P4 ... ure=fvwrel
I saw Paul in the late 80's upstairs at the Last Day Saloon on Clement. We were at a front row table and when they started cooking, we stood up to give them room and pretty much stood with the band. It was the band from "The Legendary Paul Butterfield Rides Again" recording. So Great And So Over Too Soon...


http://economywatch.msnbc.msn.com/_news ... tions?lite
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/ ... -the-news/




















http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... -equities/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-0 ... -49-9.html



I'm feelin' conservative.... in avoiding downside risk. I'm expecting the "Europe Is Saved Again" rally to last under a week...

Like minded individuals...
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/sa ... next-week/
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... etely-fed/



Monday...

http://www.thenation.com/article/168623 ... ilded-age#






Stay tooned...












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When The World's Spiraling Down, Save The Best Of What's Still Around... Like Lindley And Cooder.  

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”
-- John Kenneth Galbraith





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David Lindley!!!!! Very Very Greasy... Ry Cooder!!!!! Memo From Turner To Buena Vista Social Club... Very Very Cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3Jp_aF1Ok
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzSx2d7QXuU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txL3Z4Jl ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QvutzekxBE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvjWbQDm ... ure=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGva-QlX ... ure=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i94RNBAv ... ure=relmfu

http://www.mercuryvehicles.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... A&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjPKFeHD ... ure=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niW0SZn3pr0
Why Back in My Student Days, I Never Listened To KSAN W/Out My Reel To Reel Cued Up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFh96ssGisM
Jagger/Cooder. There's a Story... Randy Newman Doing Sound Track Work 40 Years Ago, Merry Clayton Doing "Poor White Hound Dog", Ry Cooder's Incendiary Slide Work, Lowell George And Buffy Sainte Marie, The Last Poets Doing Hip Hop/Rap Decades Ahead Of Anyone else. I saw "Performance' in a sneak preview as part of a test audience for a "foreign film starring Mick Jagger." When the lights came on, the audience stood up and walked out of the building en masse without a sound, blown away. My girlfriend and I got to the car before I managed a "JESUS!!!". The last scene is on a level with that of Electra Glide In Blue...




Hell In A Handbasket An All That... Bonds Inna 401.








http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... und-patch/

The Engine Driving The World Economy

http://brontecapital.blogspot.com.au/20 ... cracy.html
http://brontecapital.blogspot.com/2012/ ... -post.html

Not That It Can't Continue...Just Not Forever.

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/06/us ... re-buyers/
http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2012/06/1 ... ft-options
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/ ... f=business






http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/21/italy-risks/



The BIS (Bank Of International Settlement)was formed in 1930 and acts as a central bank for the world’s monetary authorities. It said extraordinary measures have reduced incentives for politicians and other borrowers to repair balance sheets, and created the illusion that central banks can do much more to stoke growth and redress imbalances. Central bank policy “buys time” in the short term for banks and governments to tackle debt overhangs, the BIS said. European finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg last week battled over strategies to contain the debt crisis. Leaders are due to hold a summit on June 28-29, which will be their 19th since the turmoil erupted.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-2 ... -says.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-2 ... -says.html

I'm operating on the basis that the last part of the popping of the tech/real estate bubble is about to occur; the "You postponed it, but you can't escape it phase." Interest rates near zero and money donated to money center banks has bought some time. Now the problems haves to be fixed. Including the debt created in postponing the problems... I'm mostly concerned with the return OF capital, rather than the return ON capital. Watch this insanely aggressive ex motorcycle road racer get prudent.

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/06/wh ... -cuts-7-1/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/06/wa ... k-to-life/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/middle-cl ... print.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/24/busin ... .html?_r=1

http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-john ... lope-down/



How exactly these reforms will work, one can only speculate – as I do in the second half of my book, for about 200 pages. But I am no prophet, and predictions of this kind rarely work. Even the greatest books on political economy and history, all the way back to Marx or even Plato, analyse brilliantly what is going on but generally fail to predict what comes next. They see the forces shaping the future, but not the way it will turn out.

http://m.thebrowser.com/interviews/anat ... capitalism

Monday Eve
http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/ ... w.facebook
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2 ... centu.aspx
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-2 ... risis.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/opini ... f=business

http://www.businessinsider.com/corporat ... low-2012-6




WED...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9LNMsFj ... r_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... 9cUuSaS7Jo




Thurs...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-2 ... lying.html










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Potential War In The Mid East, Financial And Economic Collapse In Europe, Recession Looming In SA, India And China, Major Unemployment Issues In The US Long After What Passes As A Recovery Has Taken Place. Still It's A Beautiful Sunny Day Today And Father's Day Is Happening Today And Tomorrow. Grab The Good Times Even While You Sweat The Bad Times. Life Is A One Act Play. Enjoy All Of It. 

I really don't want to hear about "values." It is meaningless to me if the price action doesn't confirm the fact that something is cheap and people recognize that fact. If a stock really is a good value, then it should start trading up. I don't care what the analysis might be. A stock is not a good value if it doesn't increase in price.
-- James “Rev Shark” DePorre


Chartz And Table Zup @ www.joefacer.com.



Speaking Of Grabbing Good Times While You Can... From Back Inna Day...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxt9s4YYrUI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUzl7_OpVLA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS0zvlbitKw























http://interloping.com/2012/06/14/routi ... essionals/


http://money.msn.com/investing/washingt ... spx?page=0

And, In Counterpoint....Happy Father's Day to You Too.... http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... crumbling/



http://brontecapital.blogspot.com.au/20 ... cracy.html

MONDAY Eve...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-m- ... #s=1092093


Wednesday...
http://economywatch.msnbc.msn.com/_news ... -plan?lite



HUGE!!!! http://fundamentalis.com/?p=66


Yeah I'm in bonds. But I will get out of them at some point as fast as I got in....


http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... -briefing/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-1 ... -edge.html
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/06/fl ... more-80820
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/ ... f=business

http://www.leighdrogen.com/wealthfront- ... hilosophy/


http://adage.com/article/the-media-guy/ ... ns/235415/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-2 ... gains.html

http://www.borowitzreport.com/2012/06/2 ... m-florida/



98% Bonds and 2% Stocks Inna 401. Prolly Stay That Way For A While...






Stay Tooned....







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WFO! Twist The Wrist! 100 MPH @ 100 Degrees! Rode My CBR Over To Rent A Can Am Spyder To Visit My Uncle And Try To Put Him In The Wind. The Spyder Is A Strange Beast With A Detuned Aprilia Superbike Motor. And What A Motor!!! But Gawd It Felt Good To Get Back On a 600 And Two Wheels Onna Way Home... BUT, I've Seen The Light. I NEED A LOT MORE MOTOR AND THE SAME SIZE BIKE. It Should Be Doable....  

The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled; public debt should be reduced; and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled.
-- Cicero, 106-43 B.C.


Chartz And Table Zup @ www.joefacer.com




Pop music; Lightweight, disposable. And INFECTIOUS. Somebody Get Me A Cheeseburger!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... woiy-Fwm0E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCFUGCO ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dEA81-S ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVA1xRrW ... re=related
Ten points if you don't need the reference explained. Twenty points if you know who Steve Miller's lead guitarist was on the first LP. Twenty five points if you know where to find HIS cut with Duane Allman playing lead for him. Lose it all if you don't know where to find all the live shows with Duane.




Hang On To your Hat! It Looks Like Europe Is Saved Again!!!!

Hey!! Wait A minute......

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-text ... dos-2012-6
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... p-in-mind/


http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... -all-time/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... us-economy


Monday Eve...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-1 ... alues.html

Europe/Greece/Spain/Whatever Is Saved Again Rally's Are Losing Their Efficacy... It's A Habituation Kinda Thing....











I hope he ain't right, but I gotta listen and allow the possibility that he may be...
http://pragcap.com/hussman-the-recession-is-here-now

This is what an eighth of a trillion Euro's buys you... http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... s-you.html

This morning... http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... s-you.html
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/c ... s-war.html





Twist The Wrist


http://vimeo.com/32756097

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... o-is-open/


COLD...... http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/06/ ... idice.html





Stay tooned...










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De Doe Doe Doe, De Dah Dah Dah...Is All I Want To Say To You... "The Police" From The Lost "Dragnet Tapes". 

Monday Eve...




http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... t-respect/


Wednesday;

Smokin' Hot Day!!!!




But....




“As to the stock market: again, calm down. Counter trend rallies are euphoric. They are fast, big, and make you want to believe again...

Click THIS!!!!
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/06/qo ... d-rallies/



Click the charts....




Waiting on something more definitive.....

Big in bonds, chump change in stocks....







http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/magaz ... wanted=all


Thurs Eve..

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... w-through/ Did not happen...
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012 ... t_bradbury
http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/g ... Dragon.php

Bail Out The Banks?.....Hmmmmm...
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/06/wh ... ast-value/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-0 ... ustry.html



Stay tooned...






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Internet Issues..... But the fact that I posted that, means..... 

Thursday

Not much changed... Lookit da S&P.....

Friday,

Well... That unemployment report qualifies as a change....

Cash and bonds inna 401 work fo me....


CHECK IT OUT. STAY FLEXIBLE W/ DOUGIE, AND MAKE NO MISTAKE... SOMETIME INNA FUTURE, I WILL GO WAY LONG AGAIN... I DUNNO WHEN, BUT THAT IS THE OTHER SIDE OF BEING 95% CASH/BONDS INTO TODAY's BIG DOWNDRAFT.

http://seabreezepartners.net/letters&am ... p;catid=15



http://dealbreaker.com/2012/05/warren-b ... ent-ideas/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/06/contagionex/


Don't think for a minute, that with $150,000,000 on the line, your health and well being might not be onna line right next to it....
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-3 ... llion.html

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... s-middles/







6/4/12
All Bonds And Stable Value.



Stay Tooned...




























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There Is No Point To Making Money In The 401 If After Every Rip, I Give It Right Back On The Next Dip. "Deer In The Headlights" And Passive Acceptance Are Not My Preferred Modes Of Operation....  

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
--Herm Albright



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Sometimes ya turn yer back onna favorite burger shake and fries and go for some duck breast tangerine ginger Marsala and scallops poached in butter, garlic, and shallots.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4IMMaF7 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jeq-BTGbJKE





http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-1 ... ising.html









The more I think about the events of the last two weeks, the more I think that we're simply at an all-time low. The meltdown in Europe, the quick 8% savaging of US stocks after a fairy tale Q1, the utter failure of Facebook's IPO to do a single fucking thing for the markets or the retail investing public...it's all just garbage.

J. Brown http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... -time-low/

Useful input. Valuable with a pull date and a limited area of use. No more. To be looked at through the lens of time and experience accepting that we are in a multi variant reality where reality is a process and value is time and personal space variant.



http://www.forbes.com/sites/philjohnson ... bookstore/








I'm not as good nor is it as easy as it looks. I watch for trends to develop and as Rev Shark says, "You try to catch most of the move." Playing the major trends and ignoring the meaningless noise costs me the start and finish of the major moves while I wait to make sure they are for real. The rapid trading restrictions puts me in partial positions for the start of the up trend as I try to reallocate responsibly within the restrictions, and it makes me way too heavy while I try to get out during the down trend. Still, over the last 17 months, I caught part of a 5% up move, avoided most of a down 20% move, caught part of an up 20% move, and I'm holding 10% stocks and going lighter during the current down trend. It's work, but what was scrambling for pennies in front of a steam roller years ago has now morphed into keeping a significant part of my retirement retirement money from taking a substantial hit on these swoosh downs.

"It is not how right or how wrong you are that matters, but how much money you make when right and how much you do not lose when wrong."
-- George Soros







http://bigthink.com/ideas/the-ceo-as-a- ... et-fallacy







http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2012/05/ ... book-stock
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/opini ... .html?_r=1
http://cfapodcast.smartpros.com/web/liv ... index.html
http://the-diplomat.com/2012/05/16/how- ... /?all=true




'The Golden Age of Silicon Valley Is Over, and We're Dancing on its Grave'
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... e/257401/#




http://www.washingtonpost.com/todays_pa ... paper.html






Mon Eve...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-2 ... -pump.html
http://money.cnn.com//2012/05/21/market ... /index.htm


http://robertreich.org/post/23301640941





WED:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-2 ... t-too.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-2 ... ation.html
http://jeffmatthewsisnotmakingthisup.bl ... un-to.html







Stay Tooned....








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"In other words, JPMorgan Chase, entirely without any help from the government has lost, in this one set of transactions, five times the amount they claim financial regulation is costing them," Barney Frank said. 

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
-- Mom



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Listening to the King....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wGU3sIn ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbqtnNor ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e8z8Jy6 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPmM58jd ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... BWID1ygQbo


One of the first exposures I had to re imported blues back inna day... Freddie King by way of London from the Mayall "Beano" Bluesbreakers LP...early/mid 60's. Bought it when I was in high school...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIHiEET3 ... ature=fvwp








http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/12/busin ... mp;emc=rss
http://www.businessinsider.com/so-when- ... ion-2012-5
http://baselinescenario.com/2012/05/12/ ... h-to-fail/

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/to ... 5541.story





http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/to ... 5576.story





Monday Eve
http://www.latimes.com/business/money/l ... 0867.story
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/opini ... n3KzqoqVpg
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... is-summer/









Wed...
http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_insight/
Jeff doin' his thing. Gotta love it. That said,

There is the economy and there are the markets. The markets rest on the economy and ultimately, the economy determines the markets. Kinda. After all the hysteria and emotionality plays out. It does. This Euro/China/US doom and destruction/moral malaise will work itself out. My job is to protect my hard earned capital until that time comes. If I avoid losses as much as possible, I can still have a dollar to put on the pass line come the financial Spring time. And that is a GOOD THING... Trust me.



Thurs Eve...











Stay tooned...










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I'm Just An Old School Kinda Guy..... 'Cuz I'm Just Plain Old..  

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Beautiful Spring Saturday Morning And Some Guitar Music Outa The Past. But Then... As Long As I'm Listening To It Today On my Internet Device, Ain't It Current Music?  

"Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting; that is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow -- that is patience."
-- Unknown



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7V5-O8Z ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJqk2yWU ... n&NR=1




Every pitcher tells a story, doughnut.....


http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... ring-2012/


http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... chernobyl/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiCXb1Nh ... re=related

Nuclear Fires from a safe distance....
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/04/de ... test-hits/

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/04/bi ... big-media/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/04/ie ... tax-dodge/


http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/05/wh ... ters-live/
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... -sake.html




Thursday

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb ... 72509.html
http://pragcap.com/3-likely-triggers-of ... -recession
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/05/ge ... ur-crises/

80% bonds/cash and 20% equities inna 401... with more of an eye on keeping what I've made. If I leave possible gains onna table today or tomorrow, I'll still have the scratch to make 'em later during some upcoming tomorrow. If I do miss out on a downdraft in the near future, I won't have to waste time getting back to even....

Asset allocation and risk management with the realization that on all but the sunniest days, you still have to navigate SOME weather...... and I'm not comfortable looking out at the horizon....




Stay tooned.

















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Spring Has Landed In No. CA Like A Ton Of Hay Fever. Flowers And Pollen And 80+ Degree Temps + Bikes Onna Pacific Coast Highway.....Koooll!  

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
-- John Kenneth Galbraith



Chartz And Table Zup @ www.joefacer.com




Sixty percent cash and bonds and 40% stock. I'm feelin' the risk and not the reward....


Monday Eve...
Closer to 70/30 Bonds & Cash To Stock







http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/04/se ... e-station/




Stay Tooned....























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" Why Not Sell In April And Go Away?" Doug Kass. Why Not Indeed? 

"Stubbornness is the strength of the weak."
-- Johann Kaspar Lavater


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Gotta Love A Band W/ Four Tuba Players. No, Not Tuba Playa's....
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/concerts/ ... tTrackID=3
Parta What Made The Bay Area So Great Back Inna Day Was Taj Hangin' Around Here And Doin' The 'Mos...Here's Just About Yesterday At The Beacon Inna Big Apple....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56SHlnUrhuM




http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/04/eu ... omy-guide/
http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... point.html







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For there's a change in the weather, There's a change in the sea, So from now on there'll be a change in me. There's A Change Inna Market, There's A Change In Me, Gonna Try To Keep A Dollar, Just You Wait And See... 

"It is not how right or how wrong you are that matters, but how much money you make when right and how much you do not lose when wrong." -- George Soros



Chartz And Table Zup @ www.joefacer.com



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDOIL5Oq ... re=related



Stocks have hit the same levels three times in January, March, and April. And the news cycle sounds bad. Too much risk for no gains.



I'm reducing exposure to stocks by 50%. Mostly done... but still cutting back as restrictions allow.



The broad market does not correlate tightly with the funds in the 401 (less VIFSX), but it tells a less noisy story.






Stay tooned....











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No I Did Not Win The Mega Millions Lotto. 

I Was Prolly Gonna Take The Whole Week Off of EVERYTHING If I Won the Lottery. I Didn't Win. But I Can Take The Week Off Writing The Blog, Anyway. So I Will...

Still WAY Long Stocks As Per www.joefacer.com. Off For The Week Or Not, If That Changes, I'll Post It here Anyway...

So It Goes....







http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... brokerage/




Wed;

http://ivanhoff.com/2012/04/03/10-ways- ... -insanity/

WTF!!! http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/what_do_i_owe_you.php




















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First Things First. Or Not.... I Have Iron Clad Unbreakable Rules, First Among Which Is To Always Cut My Self Some Slack....  

A stockbroker is someone who invests your money until it is all gone.
-- Woody Allen



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Sounded good back inna day. Still does. The live Record Plant broadcast were great... Play it LOUD.
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/concerts/ ... TrackID=10
The version of Doobie Wah does have a lotta more Doobie to it than the slower versions I'm more familiar with...




http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2 ... mail-shows
http://www.investmentnews.com/article/2 ... /120329958
http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... iming.html













http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/afghanistan-and-long-war








http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/world ... wanted=all
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/03/ho ... -2011.html




Damn good year in three months. TEMPTING to lock in profits...

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/03/s-lobbyists-say/
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/26/busin ... wanted=all
















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Playin' Inna Band.... 

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Goin' Old Skool 

Listen To The Market, Not The Noise That Surrounds It.
-- Robert Lang


Chartz And Table Zup.... @ www.joefacer.com








Aulde Skooole Musick....
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/the-nevil ... 20208video




http://www.economist.com/node/21549968



http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/id ... 8?irpc=932
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/busin ... wanted=all


http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/03/ ... grams.html



http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/ ... H520120308

I've been listening to Dan Fitzpatrick on charts for a while. He deals in stocks, the 401 deals in mutual funds. But chartz are charts... I'm confident that some of the money I make I owe to listening to him.
http://www.stockmarketmentor.com/public/3720.cfm
























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