George W only set this nation back two decades and could actually be called an American hero compared to THIS chump. Trump would set the USA back 1 full century--AT MINIMUM. A hard-baller who steals from the poor, middle class, and everybody else to give to himself.
Anybody who thinks this guy is looking out for him (the little guy) is deranged and delusional but hey, that's how Hitler came to power as well. Not to mention, how Mao Zedong and the Ayatollah Khomeini came to power--when "the ignorant masses" have fallen to their most desperate state, they will embrace the tenets of ultraconservative ideology, no matter how irrational. THAT opens the door for a dictatorial maniac to claim power.
Trump will obliterate this once great nation.
still premature for that... it's coming, but worst case scenario right now for SPY is they step it down to 200-201 next week, no crash tho.
I closed what was remaining of my puts.... further downside is still quite possible, but like the other poster said, options are a suckers game, so why push my luck?
they caught bears sleeping, and took this opp as I mentioned to equalize bullish vs bearish bettors.
why would only puts need to be wiped out? that makes zero sense. They equalize imbalances between put-to-call bets.... there have been more than a few Fridays with huge downside moves because they were able to get enough money betting the other way.
the downside targets have not been met yet, and don't be surprised if Friday is a MAJOR sell-off. I am looking to close what's left of my puts.
I read it and there's nothing there that I haven't known for 5 years now.... there is nothing in that read that makes any connection to how democratic fiscal policy has caused (or exacerbated) our current economic malaise and there CERTAINLY isn't ANYTHING that would explain how Republican fiscal policy would've steered us out of recession,
Even the Great Republican (lmao) Donald Trump is on record stating "the economy does better under Democrats".
Nothing that Democrats are doing has caused this mess. Certainly, they haven't done much to rectify it either. Keynesianism economics (which is what we run here) mandates that Governments must SPEND MONEY in times of recession to stimulate the economic cogwheels to churn again. The problem is you are supposed to make up for the deficit during times of PROSPERITY thru greater taxation. George W inherited a prosperous economy and instead of rebalancing, he SPENT MONEY! Very few people truly understand just how far George W set this country back. STUPID leadership.
So, since you can't even trust a Republican these days to act fiscally conservative, who can you trust? At any rate, regardless of the fiscal policy that is in play, the ONLY game in town for the past 7 years has been Monetary Policy as dictated by the Fed. It has created bubbles everywhere despite the fact the economy is deteriorating under the hood.
The ONLY Republican I would vote for is Romney, and he's not running. Half of the Republican field right now has a lower IQ than my testicles. No thanks.
It seems I've been waiting years for gold to touch and break below $1K/oz. Yes, they have aritificially kept it afloat a bit to give hope to gold bugs, but there has to be a final leg down (the one where the banks buy up what's left), and I think the high price from the 1980's could be our floor here.
I think you're still a little early. My call from 3 years ago was a top in Sept 2015, and I think even that may be a little premature.
There is NO WAY they do not test the CRASH bots with a teaser algo of a sharp small correction first. We still don't even have that yet.
Don't like either one of those guys, but they are Gods are next to Trump.
You're upset they sent our boys over to serve the interests of the USA? Trump would've sent them over to shine his shoes. The guy is a raging self-centered lunatic, and the people that he will hurt the most are the people who are most fervidly supporting him.
you can go back and review my comments, i trade both puts and calls, not locked into a single mindset... but the difference is I KNOW it is a rigged market... when computer A trades to computer B to computer C, all the way down in a bot network controlled by hundreds of the world's elite banks, it creates ARTIFICIAL VOLUME... they also can manipulate both voume and price thru derivatives instruments...
that said, longer term, I'd think you'd have to have the intelligence of a sloth to believe the market is anything but grossly overvalued (to do this, you must consider the expansion of the money supply)
this is funny, "buyers" and "sellers" lol... this is not economics class... supply & demand don't exist in a rigged market, only in a free market.
typical zero volume pump up, who knows, maybe real volume pump up comes later... my indicators have been unreliable lately, altho did nail the intraday high and covered half of puts at 210.98.
I'm a bit of a gold bug myself, but I never touched the stuff until we got to low 1100's where I bought a couple ounces of the physicals. My target has been $900 for a couple years now, and even when we get there (soon) I will be scrutinizing very closely before I jump in.
Well, when you are facing tanks and superior technology, what do you want them to do? In WWII in battles like Iwo Jima, you had thousands of Japanese civilians strap bombs to themselves, rush and blow up our tanks--a suicide strategy our military was wholly unprepared for.
If technically advanced aliens from outer space attacked the United States, would you not protect your homeland if it meant suicide tactics were the only effective option? I personally would.die to protect my country. If you look at things from their vantage point, WE are the alien invaders. Of that, there is zero argument. We created this monstrosity and we have to deal with it.
If you want to prevent this from happening, STOP electing war mongers and cowboys. Iraq was a mistake that Iran is still thanking us for (not to mention, taking out their 2nd biggest enemy as well, Afghanistan), and we compounded the mistake by leaving Iraq, allowing the spawning of a series of terrorist societies culminating in ISIS.
For Iraq to have been successful, we'd have to invest at least a good 20-25 years there, possibly much longer. We got into something we just weren't ready for.
"Pack em all up and send them back where they came from"
who is "they"? Is there a national registry of radical Muslims? I'm guessing to be on the safe side, you just want to go ahead and deport all Muslims?
So how will you go about executing this campaign? Are you going to profile based on physical features? Good luck, since some Arabs look "whiter" than some "white people". I also know a number of Syrians and Lebanese that are Christians and I see them attend church regularly, so if you're planning on using the Koran as a screener, that probably won't work either.
What are the inner workings of your proposed ethnic cleansing?
how about a society where being a single parent is the norm? the destruction of the "family unit" is much higher on the list of what's wrong for me.... but we have only scratched less than 1% of just the surface here, a complete list of what's wrong with society would overextend Yahoo! MB's server resources.
on the bright side, most of us on these MBs tend to be older folks, and older people, in general, tend to be much more pessimistic.