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  1. The Implications of the Federal Reserve as a Systemic Regulator

    by , 06-16-2009 at 06:38 PM (Scribbler's Macroeconomic View)
    One of the most important ideas in the United States government is the separation of powers, and the role that each branch of government performs. Briefly described, Congress makes the laws, the President enforces laws, and the Courts ensure laws are administered justly.

    When it comes to the Federal Reserve, however, it exists by creation of Congress and is charged with a mandate of maximum sustainable growth and maximum employment. The appointment process is a political one: with ...
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  2. Don't Stop the Dance (I)

    by , 06-19-2009 at 03:38 PM


    Donít stop. Donít stop the dance.
    Brian Ferry, Roxy Music

    Sounds like the theme song being sung not only GM, Citigroup, GMAC and other Ďvilifiedí lending institutions, but also for the guy that speeds through a left turn signal just as it turns red in his BMW SUV- and talking on his cell phone. To that person, image and perception isnít everything, itís the only thing. Out in public he may appear all important and mighty talking on that brand new ...

    Updated 06-20-2009 at 09:49 AM by Bullitt

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  3. A whole lot of nothing

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    JTH
    , 06-30-2009 at 11:13 PM
    The month of June has been somewhat of a disappointment for my returns. The volatility of the 888-956 trading range makes it difficult to time an IFT, and my timing this month wasnít good. While on vacation I saw my 100% I-Fund allocation was getting slaughtered, so to reduce the pain, I went 25% each into FCSI. It seemed like a good idea at the time since I couldnít monitor the markets while on the road.

    For now, Iíll hold this allocation because I like using the F-Fund to hedge ...
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  4. Snake Eyes

    by , 09-24-2009 at 05:54 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    The current rally has at least temporarily run out of steam and the Seven Sentinels did indeed issue a sell signal today so I'll be moving to G fund tomorrow.

    However, this is still a bull market until proven otherwise. The underlying strength has been phenomenal and I seriously doubt we turn down for much longer or go too deep. Bearishness has been quick to rise and that's what has really kept this market moving higher. And there's no reason to think now will be any different. Having ...
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  5. Surf's Up

    by , 11-15-2009 at 11:37 AM
    Before I begin, I strongly urge especially the newcomers to this board to take the time in reading posts from certain dates and incidents on the TSPTalk MB to gain insight on how crowd and individual behavior influences investment decisions. Too many times I've seen newcomers post on the board something to the effect of "Hey I'm new, how can I get rich?", and then never to hear from them again. So much insight can be gained regarding trading psychology, asset allocation, crowd behavior, and how ...
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