Profit Margin (ttm): -7.28%
Operating Margin (ttm): -5.20%
Return on Assets (ttm): -3.30%
Return on Equity (ttm): -8.25%
this company is not doing very well///
Why they allow this government agency to trade as a *company* is beyond imagination. I guess anything goes in this all-out PONZI economy.
Profit Margin (ttm): 3.54%
Operating Margin (ttm): 6.31%
Return on Assets (ttm): 3.55%
Return on Equity (ttm): 4.76%
Do you really believe this is a $20B company? WHOA!!! I will be buying puts on the next rally.
Same here in the usa. It does not work because printed money is not wealth; it is debt, and more debt cannot possibly fix a problem created from excessive debt.
I must agree. If printing money was a REAL solution do you not think the FED would have just started with a Quadrillion dollars? There never would have been a need for the next QE. Making the rich richer will exacerbate the problem until a revolution ensues like Egypt, Greece, Spain, etc. are experiencing. The u.s. is by far the worst offender when it comes to profligacy. This IS the end of the empire. A very dumb, self-entitled, miseducated society cannot prosper and will devolve into a collective with a cumulative brain power less than that of a mid-century telephone.
Everyone will pay when 7 billion people cannot eat. Hungry people will eat those criminals that stole everything in the most revolutionary event in all of human history.
I bought 300 oz of real, cold gold in 2002 at $284/oz. I did not buy it to ever sell for fiat but to protect my purchasing power as men in suits cannot print more of it.
what do you think the yield curve would look like if the FED was NOT buying almost all of the bonds the treasury *sells*? Have you seen the TIC flows this year? Do you think we have the right to keep markets from determining the price of houses and stocks? What chance do your kids ever have of buying real estate or stocks at low prices if the FED never lets them get there? Is that ethical? Trampling on the freedoms of the next generation to make all of the bad decisions people have made today less painful is not American. Let the chips fall where they may, and let every moron who borrowed more than he could pay back file BK and rent. Markets need to clear, and this experiment is not working or else they would declare victory and get the F out of my way.
Do you understand where common stocks would be without massive subsidies from central banks? They do. Faking interest rates to push assets up only masks the deficiencies that are now being seen in the data. The only predictable part of a bubble is that it will burst.
so the Afghan economy will save the world and all of our junkies can stay numb.
Okay, but will you explain the cannot eat gold comment when it is just as liquid as stock certificates. Gold is insurance against the potential for the mass discovery of the worthlessness of fiat.
You said this: Except for the gold bugs right? If you get your global reckoning, just remember that you can't eat gold, much less a gold ETF.
I suppose you can eat stock certificates, but I doubt they taste good or have much nutrition. Gold, on the other hand, is accepted in every nation for local currency so stop using that ridiculous slogan as it does you no favors. Gold has been money for 5000 years and almost every successful paper money systems have been gold backed by law which is the main reason it is in our Constitution. You are going to get what Cypriots got which is not much. Smart money is distributing shares to the masses here to take more of their money in the next collapse. Faking asset prices does not work; if it did then nobody would have to earn a living, and every family would have the ability to live in El Dorado. Do you know Voltaire? It does not exist. Have you been paying attention to the economic reports lately? Here comes Kondratieff Winter. Keynes was wrong.