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Wall Street’s Latest Bounce – Ostrich Economics At Work – David Stockman’s Contra Corner 10-20-15

Salient to Investors: David Stockman writes: The price of financial assets is now artificial and wildly inaccurate. $300 trillion of global finance cannot remain stable much longer. Bulls believe the Fed is on hold until at least next March, while Wall Street is projecting S&P 500 earnings of $130 per share on an ex-items basis for


Why The Stock Market Casino Is Dangerous: The Case Of Looney Tunes In the Sand Dunes – David Stockman’s Contra Corner 01-02-15

Salient to Investors:  David Stockman writes: Emerge Energy Services’s parabolic rise from its IPO and absurd valuation demonstrates the momo play by robots, day traders and flavor-of-the-month hedge funds in a stock market that has been destroyed by the Fed. Emerge is a poster boy for the irrational exuberance that has become institutionalized


Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 11-30-14

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: All through history, humans have advanced when they have been able to work together. Matt Ridley said human progress took off when human beings began exchanging things, ideas, skills, goods, services.  Teamwork is the most crucial skill and yet education is mostly about solo performances.


The Boom Is Coming, and Sooner Than You Think – BloombergView 07-18-14

Salient to Investors: Gary Shilling writes: Persistently slow growth will NOT be the norm for years to come. When private-sector deleveraging is completed, real GDP growth will return to its long-run trend of 3.5 percent or more. Productivity will return to 2.5 percent annual growth or more after deleveraging is


Boomers as Retail Clerks Shows Why Greenspan Saw Low Growth Era – Bloomberg 12-18-13

Salient to Investors: Expanding populations fueled global prosperity with both workers and consumers but global aging threatens to cause chronically weak economic growth, a more volatile international economy and the risk of a new financial crisis triggered by innovative investments dubbed “death derivatives.” Rob Arnott at Research Affiliates said our


Jeremy Grantham’s Bullish Two-Year Outlook – Barron’s 11-19-13

Salient to Investors: Jeremy Grantham at BMO writes: The Greenspan-Bernanke policy of excessive stimulus, now administered by Yellen, will continue, and that the path of least resistance, for the market is up. It would take a severe economic shock to outweigh the effect of the Fed’s relentless pumping of the