Health Care Debacle

There’s something in human nature that loves it when you can say I told you so.  Health Care reform attempts are crumbling and just like the greedy Wall Street Shadow bankers Anthem Blue Cross of California can’t wait to raise prices 39% on March 1.

Everyone knows that our long term debt problem is centered on a massive growth in military expansion and health care. Obviously unsustainable if you keep cutting taxes. The problem in health care is we spend far more on health care than we get in outcomes There are over two dozen industrialized democracies who pay far less and live far longer.  There may be problems in their heath care systems, but nobody’s voted to go back to a system like the USA’s.

One wonders how much of this 39% increase did Anthem use to defeat health care reform.

71% of Americans – Palin NOT Qualified to Be President

Latest WaPo/ABC News Poll shows Sarah Palin is NOT qualified to be President.

But,  according to those of you who comment on this blog – Is Barak Obama Qualified to be President? – Yes, this blog has been tough on Obama, but does his latest attempt to “begrudgingly” support  big bonuses on Wall Street in the very companies that help cause the meltdown  bring his credibility into question?

Paul Krugman – ” I’m with Simon Johnson here: how is it possible, at this late date, for Obama to be this clueless?


The whole world waits to see what’s going to happen with Greek debt. Thee is a big meeting today in Europe. As far as stocks are concerned the sooner this is settled the better.

Greece like the USA and many European markets ran virtually “unregulated free markets”. Credit Default Swaps are still being traded on the bonds that Greece uses to finance its debt.  Someone has to pay for Greece financial system going overboard. Once again the end result will be Socialism for the rich and the working poor will feel the heat.

Dubai had the UAE to bail them out and Greece has France/Germany.  But there are lots of other countries out there who will feel the aftershocks of 2008 USA “unregulated free market” meltdown. Once again socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor who pay and pay and then have their children pay and pay.


KISS & Stocks (Keep It Simple Stupid)

If you don’t understand a term look in up at Investopedia.com dictionary


Index Percentage Volume
Dow -0.20% down
NASDQ -0.14% down
S&P 500 -0.22% down
Russell 2000- -0.23% -

Investors411 record – 5 years of beating benchmark S&P 500 and almost all major US indexes

Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

See Positions , Strategy , and Overview for changes made over weekend.

Basically a nothing day.   The whole world waits to see what’s going to happen with Greek debt. Thee is a big meeting today in Europe. As far as stocks are concerned the sooner this is settled the better. We have a concept, not a specifc plan.  When a plan comes expect a short tem rally.

Greek bailout – Short term good news, but long term bad news. The more the Euro countries have to bail out the lower the Euro goes. Therefore relatively the dollar goes up. This costlier dollar makes our goods cost more in Europe and hurts US exports.

Oversold market’s natural direction is up.

Significant indexes – Forecasting tools for market direction

  • McClellan Index fell to -32.47 =Moving away from Oversold. We’ve passed -60 or oversold levels twice recently. When the  McClellan Oscillator gets past those levels its a signal to buy.  The more we are over -60 the better at least a short term buy will come out successful. -32.47 is a better entry point than +32,44, but not as good as -60 or higher and beyond.


The  Positions Section has the latest buys and sells – Revised positions last weekend) – These are positions I actually own

Thinking about nibbling on ETF’s & stocks (see yesterday) as long as McClellan stays in the red.

Long Term Outlook = NEUTRAL


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