Recent comments by mr_clueless

money from dubai will be routed to the us.

that may happen even sooner if they are saying it will happen in the 1st half of 2015...we are only 12 mo away from that, not 17.

reminds me of razor blade. 7 o'clock blacks are my #2 favorite. Feather is #1 favorite.

what is special about 17? Is that 17 months? What happens in 17 months?

the only thing that has definitely moved is my hair (less of it and what's left is graying), weight (less of it), and health (much less of it).

i was just thinking...just like housing my career has been stuck at the 2000 level. my pay and grade when adjusted for inflation are at about where i was in 2001!

i wonder if cr will alert us when he's raising an eyebrow. most of the time, i can't figure out if the posts are good news or bad news.

i usually look for the comment on "future's so bright i gotta wear shades" and that usually keeps me off alert for a few weeks.

i miss seeing nemo's name at the top of every discussion.

he must be busily encrypting with his new keys.

i hope this is not a cause for a raised eyebrow.

for now i'm still Steve

should be even easier to grab that from you without you even noticing. maybe a rest room swap.

if so, i'm thinking i may learn the art of pocketpicking the next time it's taught on coursera.

poic, will the usb stick be in your Brown Pants ?

serious question. what is t minus seventeen?

at this rate, we will see the s&p 500 at 4000 before the first rate hike!! bravo!!!

poic, no amount of praise will do for your ideas. your wisdom never ceases to amaze us.

i especially like the one with using the cans to make a tinfoil hat. that RRR to the extreme! I didn't know you specialized in that kind of stuff.

poic, it's well known (and accepted) that without your thinking, none of us would be around anymore.

kudos for another breakthrough suggestion!

processed foods that are past their expiration/best before date?

if you are feeling the negative effects of inflation, it's more than likely you have a budget problem. don't blame it on inflation.

you could consult a financial planner...he should be able to help with your budgeting issues, for a small fee.

"some weird Luddite cult."

I don't think that would fit nemo at all.

i step away for a few minutes and you guys can't keep the markets going. incompetent hcn'ers. next time i'll just sit tight and keep things under control until the market closes.

I've been expecting a slowdown in year-over-year prices as "For Sale" inventory increases, and it appears the slowdown has started.
Read more at Calculated Risk

stop it, cr. you're scaring nemo.

it is not possible to buy a new home in desirable areas unless desperate measures are taken -- like getting in line before the door opens on the day of a release.

no raised eyebrows from cr yet, i hope.

Did the last post have cr raising an eyebrow due to inventory increasing faster than expected?

I wonder if nemo's home price is at a record high.

wait for the:

I'll have more later...

it will cover precisely that.

dear doomer,

no need to get upset when things are going contrary to what you would like them to be.

the lower sales rate is because distressed sales have fallen. (you would know that as a regular reader of this blog.)

former doomer.

probably finished from overuse over the weekend?

dear doomer,

looks like you missed this:

This was above expectations of sales of 4.75 million.
Read more at Calculated Risk: Existing Home Sales in May: 4.89 million SAAR, Inventory up 6.0% Year-over-year

And most importantly, you missed this:

I'll have more later ...

if they raise the minimum wage, will it have a trickle-up effect?

was nemo's home included in this?

he's probably walking to work as we speak.

My new car drives like crap and its cost exceeds my previous car's. There's tremendous quality management going on while hides true inflation. If you try to buy quality stuff you suddenly find out how expensive things are.

cr will pay dearly for making fun of the inflationists.

Why is there so much noise in the media over the price of gas? And I can't believe CR wasting time on the topic. He obviously hasn't heard that Nemo will be walking to work.

my biggest accomplishment this week was posting the first comment on this article.

wow. just wow.

what are you going to do with all that money?

i hope you're going to put it to good use.

i need a haircut too...been looking for a good barber. let me know if you find one for the bulgarians.

i plan to sell my 400 ivv in september. please remind me to do so.

but housing is crazy. the email said the release opens tomorrow and will be gone fcfs. my guess is that there will be nothing on sunday.

i'm feeling the peer pressure.

i'm not buying there yet. but i may cave in because of nemo.

why is poic accusing me of being a showoff?

Here is an interesting one:

Market Valuation, Inflation and Treasury Yields: Clues from the Past

What can we conclude? As I said above, we have been in "uncharted" territory. Despite increasing odds of near term tapering of QE, many analysts assume that some sort of Fed intervention, especially its Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP), will keep yields in the basement for a prolonged period, thus continuing to promote a risk-on skew to investment strategies despite weak fundamentals.

On the other hand, we could see a negative market reaction to a growing sense that Fed intervention has its downside, especially if Treasury yields continue to rise or deflation remains a risk.

We are indeed living in interesting times.

does anyone here read doug short regularly? he has some pretty interesting articles and he appears quite cautious unlike cr.