Comments on: A quick note on the yield curve for Alex Balk http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: random facts http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/comment-page-1/#comment-7318 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 18:29:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/#comment-7318 It’s one thing risking your own cash in the markets, but quite another risking other people’s money.

Most banks control funds that belong to the general public. They don’t have any business taking huge risks and Main Street has a right to their retirement which they earned.

Capitalism isn’t inherently evil, it is the greed that comes with it that needs to be regulated. If unchecked, stratification will become a giant problem. The ruling class cannot continue to step on the working class.

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By: random facts http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/comment-page-1/#comment-7268 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 21:19:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/#comment-7268 Some of the elements of Capitalism, like it or not, are loans and equity behind those loans. Banks, or financial institutions, are, and have been for a long time about profit.

It so happens that most banks hold most of our money. In my view, Capitalism needs to be fair. Unregulated institutions that take huge risks are for people that can afford the risk, not for the working class who in many ways, support the ruling class.

Joe Blow has the right to the retirement he earned.

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By: thomas adair http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/comment-page-1/#comment-1619 Thu, 14 May 2009 18:52:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/#comment-1619 The Holy Grail to Investing.

Developed multiple arbitrages for the financial markets. Arbitrages that produce just a few percent a year, to arbitrages that produce over 30 percent a year.

In 2001 i started developing, as of now, a dozen arbitrages. I lock in an X percentage, and Y time later, i close out the arbitrage. Over 30%/yr.

Risk-Free Investing is not only possible, but in abundance. Just that people are told and taught that it is impossible. No risk has been in front of all, but not seen.

The market is unlimited.

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By: hungry http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/comment-page-1/#comment-1614 Thu, 14 May 2009 16:08:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/#comment-1614 Why We Face $53 Trillion in Unfunded Liabilities or $455,000 per U.S. household

http://seekingalpha.com/article/111998-a ddison-wiggin-s-i-o-u-s-a-the-coming-ent itlement-meltdown

Addison Wiggin’s I.O.U.S.A.: The Coming Entitlement Meltdown 6 comments
Why We Face $53 Trillion in Unfunded Liabilities or $455,000 per U.S. household

According to the Treasury Department’s 2007 Financial Report, we currently face $7 trillion in unfunded liabilities for Social Security, $34 trillion in unfunded liabilities for Medicare and $12 trillion in unfunded liabilities for public debt and civilian and military benefits.

That’s $53 trillion… or $455,000 per U.S. household.

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By: Detroit Dan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/comment-page-1/#comment-1611 Thu, 14 May 2009 11:59:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/#comment-1611 So the yield curve has steepened because short term rates have dropped, and long terms can’t reasonably go to zero with all the uncertainty connected with recent Fed actions…

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By: Detroit Dan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/comment-page-1/#comment-1609 Thu, 14 May 2009 11:46:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/#comment-1609 Good point, and good description. With short term rates at 0, it would be hard to have an inverted yield curve these days. And zero is not that bad for the short term since we are experiencing deflation…

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By: anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/comment-page-1/#comment-1607 Thu, 14 May 2009 01:52:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/#comment-1607 Wow, your first 2 paragraphs are actually completely wrong, you’re not talking about the SLOPE of the yield curve, you’re just talking about the LEVEL.

and what is this post about exactly?

I think you were wondering why none of the Pullitzer prizes for journalism were awarded to financial journalists? Could it be that they add confusion not clarity?

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By: VennData http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/comment-page-1/#comment-1606 Thu, 14 May 2009 00:21:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/#comment-1606 Doesn’t look inverted here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/rates/i ndex.html

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By: Lord http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/comment-page-1/#comment-1603 Wed, 13 May 2009 19:23:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/#comment-1603 There is also the inverted yield curve where you are willing to give up two apples today for one in the distant future because you will need them then and have no other source and won’t be able to afford any otherwise.

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By: Griff http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/comment-page-1/#comment-1602 Wed, 13 May 2009 18:53:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/13/a-quick-note-on-the-yield-curve-for-alex-balk/#comment-1602 The government will sell hybrid SUV and lousy efficient cars no one will want. Not yet, but they will..

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