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To: Ahda who wrote (572)2/15/2018 12:40:48 PM
From: Ahda
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There to me are very few visible problems in the economy. Stocks are somewhat overvalued when you see earnings have decreased and price of stock has increased that is more or less an excessive currency problem. That can best be described as a crypto coin trade where now I have ten times my money where do I put it. Of course there is the unlucky CEO who see their stock is going up while their earnings are going down. They want to say to me please park your profits elsewhere.

Unemployment looks very much like it did in the early seventies very little concern there.

Production prices have increased but the increase seems to be service costs. ( I have not checked commodity markets yet) That means our inflation is apt to increase in wages yet in current dollar terms wages have not gone up considerably. Actually the trickle up is preventing our economy from being overheated. If we enter a trickle down period I hope it does not affect the non trickle part of our economy. That is like saying why restaurants are not doing as well as they did service costs are chewing up dollars leaving less to use however we choose. People are adjusting where they are putting their income.

Health care costs are increasing as all know.

Future concerns
Housing costs so calif increased rapidly but it looks like sales are slowing down and that could mean no concern self correct. Problem with increase of interest is it does halt undo inflation somewhat but can create deflation in business as increased costs must be met by bottom line.

Consumer debt has increased to 26% again hard to judge for people use credit cards far more than they use to and that creates debt. Throw in education costs and it could be close to no debt.

Excess currency creates inflation without business growth That is my main concern currency creation that does nothing for the entire economy. .

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From: Ahda2/17/2018 11:53:00 AM
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I think the concept of blue apron to reduce food stamps is rather like creating a branch of communism in the gov. There is no choice here you get the food and you do not have to budget for it. you eat and sleep.

I think the cost of running a program like this is going to be huge for now you see a couple of the lower cost markets who have numerous food stamps users are going bk.There is more to it than bk being created by use of food stamps the problem can also be taken back to the investment sources wanting a return on funds they provided,

The logistics of running a massive blue apron USA are enormous. How is the food delivered. How is it guaranteed to be fresh? How are allergies in people using this program going to be affected? This is what we are providing this week but what about can't have this cant have that?.

How about freedom of choice where is that when the choice is made for you?
What if you removed food stamps and increased social services benefits would that cost off set the present cost of food stamps? What is wrong with freedom of choice? What is wrong with budgeting monies given and monies spent in free market and free choice that increases the entire economy not just specified selected sources? People create competition with their money saving shopping habits , economies become stagnant without competition.

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To: Ahda who wrote (574)3/1/2018 4:59:36 PM
From: Glenn Petersen
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This proposal is DOA. It would be massively expensive and inefficient. You would see a lot of fraud at the supplier level, just as you do with Medicare.

How about freedom of choice where is that when the choice is made for you?

A basic income give recipients freedom of choice.

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (575)3/4/2018 11:25:12 AM
From: Ahda
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You This proposal is DOA. It would be massively expensive and inefficient. You would see a lot of fraud at the supplier level, just as you do with Medicare.

Me A+++++++++++

You -- A basic income give recipients freedom of choice.

Me You sound like my daughter who wants to take a billion dollars and set up a self sufficient commune where everyone is taken care of but no monies exchanged. Okay but where is the financing coming from all debit no credit.
Solution throw all assets out the door who needs them we loan and groan ( gov budget problem)
Gov has no budget problem currency represents debt and not much else .

Have you retired form being a CPA? Are you now a banker? Interestingly enough people think of this as a great idea everyone wants UBI. I have already spent mine on a helidrone. The drone that lands on and takes off from a roof. Heck insurance will cover my roof if it falls apart on the landing of my drone. Heck the insurance company will take out a loan with the fed to cover my lack of fore sight. The fed is thinking about selling property in Mars. Whoops small problem Musk already homesteaded it .

All is said with a smile. You have to figure out how to create the basic income or we are back to my daughters commune which Amazon will finance and not expect a financial gain or return.

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From: Ahda3/4/2018 12:46:30 PM
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UBI
I think depicts the emotional crisis of man. The gap between bottom and top is greater than it ever has been and how to solve the problem of people without proper homes. We humans have never been where we are now as I believe many humans are by far more aware of the plight of others than they ever have been. The more educated we become the less we want to harm the more we want to help .Help being the big question is to the How The How answer becomes from Government but where does government get its money and the answer is from you.

So it starts increase corp taxes and then can very well end up as a decrease in corp jobs and that means a decrease in taxes collected on a person bases and that can also mean the person who lost the job is now employed by self in a non taxable profession.

Back to UBI our unemployment rate is very low at present in some cases it is very difficult to fill a job. What is UBI suppose to do make that fill the job harder?

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From: Ahda3/13/2018 6:59:34 PM
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I was just reading about the wall and then I thought of drones then California and the ocean. Then I thought about walk across the border have your photo taken get an application for a visa , much less costly than a drone of a possible fall..

I suppose drug dealers are allergic to video cameras face masks removed in skeletal photos .

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From: Ahda3/20/2018 3:37:48 AM
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One cannot create equal, equal is brought about by free.

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From: Ahda3/24/2018 11:28:10 AM
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From: Ahda3/31/2018 3:08:52 PM
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When you live in the USA your currency is US buying the US market your price is fixed. If the US dollar for one reason or another becomes significantly lower in price when it is exchanged tor another currency it means in terms of other currency that you can buy more US stock market for less.

Simply put that means that if the Euro is 10 % higher than the US on conversion to US you get 10 % more currency ( minus cost of exchange) which means 10 % more investment in the US market.

Conversely it can also mean if your native currency has taken a dive to the US currency and you own US stocks you have made more money of your US stocks. Imho the markets are extremely volatile .at present.

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From: Ahda4/6/2018 2:14:02 PM
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Tariffs
Unfortunately humans have emotions that can interfere with numeric logic. Country x and country Y whose currency and wage rate differ are trying to level things off so country Y puts a tariff on bulls and county x puts a tariff on cows. We all also know there is going to be a surplus in cows and bulls as tariffs will reduce sales in both nations and we could briefly have a fire sale in the nation these products originate from.

What these nations have done is create a great deal of b chit as they promote protectionism.


Along comes super smart a wee tiny country very close to the border of X. They say to bull country that if you send the bulls to us we can deliver them to X without the additional cost of tariff as there is no tariff placed on us. Good news this guy the middle man is going to make money while the two others quibble about how to create equal when there is no equal only equal opportunity.

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