Cara's Commentary & Community Chat, Thurs, Feb. 19, 2009

[7:14am ET] One part of the Cara Crystal Ball is linked to studying the reactions of the market to the release of key macro-economic data. Like any geologist, as traders mine the data, they are looking for anomalies, not just in the differences between the actual data to what had been consensus estimates, but also to the market’s reaction to the so-called

Cara's Commentary & Community Chat, Tues, Feb. 17, 2009

[7:45am ET] There is a lot of discussion here about gold, and rightly so. Gold is the only real money. As fiat money has been systematically destroyed by reckless bankers and overspending governments, financial returns on capital have plunged and interest rates have sunk to near zero in an effort by the monetary authorities to cause private capital owners to take risk.

Cara's Commentary & Community Chat, Fri, Feb. 13, 2009

[5:25am ET] I believe that Humungous Bank and Broker (HB&B) is purposefully and systematically destroying the stock-broking, insurance-broking and mortgage-broking industries and that nothing good will come of this process. Because the principle of independent research, objective analysis and free choice is being increasingly denied us, the public is becoming a bank chattel. At some point, there will be a massive rebellion. I believe this event will occur on President Obama’s watch.

Cara's Commentary & Community Chat, Tues., Feb. 10, 2009

[7:43am ET] Interesting word, leadership. I have talked about it in the market; it’s been mentioned here a lot with respect to corporate CEO’s and politicians. Without leadership, all the work at planning, organizing, controlling and directing, go to waste. Wealth is lost. Spending serves one master, inflation.

But, insert a quality leader, and the army is able to march forward. Goals and objectives are accomplished. Wealth is built. Economic conditions stabilize.

Cara's Commentary & Community Chat, Mon., Feb. 9, 2009

[6:00am ET] Who would have taken the International Monetary Fund for being an early adopter of the ‘D’ word? Following a speech in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, IMF CEO Dominique Strauss-Kahn is reported in the Wall St. Journal as telling reporters that the US, Western Europe and Japan are “already in depression,” and that the IMF could slash its global growth forecasts further. The “worst cannot be ruled out,” he said. These comments were far more pessimistic than forecasts released by the IMF as recently Jan. 28, said the WSJ.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMF

Cara's Commentary & Community Chat, Fri., Feb. 6, 2009

[7:27am ET] The Bernard Madoff scandal, not the current state of macro-economics, has brought America and the world to a crossroads. The question is simple: do we take the ethical high road or do we stay the present course? I ask you to read this document from beginning to end and ask yourself if we really have any option:
http://www.deepcapture.com/bernard-madoff-the-mafia-and-the-friends-of-m…

Cara's Commentary & Community Chat, Tues., Feb. 3, 2009

[8:00am ET] I have been so busy, I just picked up this blog entry from kaimu from Monday morning:

ALOHA!!

I am now freezing my ass off in Dallas, headed to San Diego then back to Hawaii about mid Feb …

Even though I was under the weather, with a bad cold, almost the whole time I was in the Bahamas I had a great time there and was able to do some business, even marketing orchids!

My thanks to Bill & Co … for an insiders look at the BAHAMAS … Very enlightening! I enjoyed the “mates” and the “piss up” at the CRICKET CLUB!! No “cricket” !!

Cara’s Commentary & Community Chat, Tues., Feb. 3, 2009

[8:00am ET] I have been so busy, I just picked up this blog entry from kaimu from Monday morning:

ALOHA!!

I am now freezing my ass off in Dallas, headed to San Diego then back to Hawaii about mid Feb …

Even though I was under the weather, with a bad cold, almost the whole time I was in the Bahamas I had a great time there and was able to do some business, even marketing orchids!

My thanks to Bill & Co … for an insiders look at the BAHAMAS … Very enlightening! I enjoyed the “mates” and the “piss up” at the CRICKET CLUB!! No “cricket” !!

Cara's Commentary & Community Chat, Mon., Feb. 2, 2009

[8:28am ET] I think maybe the guys in yellow won. I know that most of the people at the party were not watching one of the TVs, including the giant screen we were standing beside in the courtyard where I live. Most of the talk was of Liverpool and Arsenal and Man U. But, then, as I remarked to my friends, we were rather an eclectic group, from Ireland, Scotland, England, India, Germany, Spain, Holland, Colombia, somewhere in Africa, the US and of course Canada. I am sure I missed two or three countries in that small group of about a dozen of us.