Posts Tagged “Rep. Spencer Bachus”

Those “New” E.U. Fiscal Rules Aren’t So New

2 | By Shah Gilani

Very soon we will see if the old market adage “Buy the rumor, sell the news” is true.

While rumors of Europe’s impending demise were momentarily shot down by an array of silver bullets, the actual news out of Brussels of a grand bargain wasn’t… exactly… honest.

Let’s call the half-measures agreed to by European leaders “Brussels sprouts,” because they’re more like “green shoots” than a cabbage patch panacea.

The leaders agreed to agree that they needed an agreement on how to more closely integrate their fiscal and monetary interests.

Yeah, that’s what they said. I say good luck with that.

Actually, they made some other moves, too.

Find out what else these European “leaders” did…

The Congressional Balancing Act

2 | By Shah Gilani

There’s a ton of “insight” to be meted out about what’s going on in the market. You’ve heard most of it from me, and everybody else. But today and tomorrow will be all about being an insider at the meetings going on over in Europe.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at those meetings…

What we couldn’t do with a little “inside information!”

But we can’t be there, and besides, that would be insider trading, wouldn’t it?

So, we’ll all just have to stay glued to CNBC and Bloomberg to see what the future holds for us all.

Speaking of trading on inside information…

Have you heard about the hearings up on Capitol Hill?

Oh yeah, there’s been serious discussions in Congress – by Congressmen and women -about reports of insider trading being conducted by privilege insiders, namely, some of their own.

It seems our always honest, always on-top-of-it, always looking-out-for-themselves Congressional leaders and their rank (and I do mean rank) and file are at it again, proving that although their net worth to the public may be zero, their access to non-public information is priceless.

Here’s why…

Let’s Throw Them All Out

2 | By Shah Gilani

Happy Thanksgiving, America!

If you’re not feeling very “happy,” remember, no matter how bad things are, they could always get worse (and we may be going there). So, whatever you have now, be thankful for that.

Speaking of thanks and of things getting worse, here’s a shout out to the so-called “Super Committee:”

Thanks for nothing!

What a bunch of losers.

Hmmm, speaking of losing… I wonder if anyone on the Supercilious Committee shorted the market before their announcement that they had nothing to announce. Hey, maybe they waited until the end of the day on Monday – when it was already known that they had sold America short – to break the news, so they could add to their shorts as stocks broke support levels.

No “maybe” about, it in my book.

Oh, you don’t think they would do that – short the market? You think that would be unethical? You think that would be illegal? You think that’s insider trading?

It’s not any of those things, according to Congress.

If you’re about to sit down to your big Thanksgiving dinner and are scared you’ll eat too much, don’t worry. You’re about to lose your appetite, and probably get sick, too.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you…