| Money Talk|| re: Michael Kors (KORS) and Kate Spade (KATE) - Blakely Bimbo on 8/21/14 at 2:16 pm|
KORS and KATE are not luxury brands, they are ASPIRATIONAL brands.
I have not bought KORS in over a year. When I found out that our Cadillac health plan was being changed to a high deductible, I pulled back on consumer spending. We are fully funding our HSA this year and if we don't need it, we ...
| Money Talk|| re: Coca-Cola Buys Stake in Monster Beverage - Blakely Bimbo on 8/15/14 at 8:36 am|
Can't get too excited about it in relation to KO. Coke is making effort to appear like they are doing "something" to boost performance. It is a trade only.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Your Weirdest Interview Experiences - Blakely Bimbo on 8/10/14 at 8:39 am|
Fresh out of college... first job interview for a real job...
Guy asks me "What qualities do you look for in a man?" He was trying to hit up on me.
I was stunned. Stumbled for an answer then told him that I thought that the question was inappropriate. Needless to say I did not get the job. Th...
| Money Talk|| re: I am out of the market (mostly) - Blakely Bimbo on 7/31/14 at 11:56 am|
I've been meaning to ask...
Were there margin hikes last Thurs. for traders in many futures contracts such as ES? That is a non-monetary tool for taking some froth off the market.
For those of you who do not have trading accounts, please consider that moving in and out of funds in a 401K can ...
| Money Talk|| re: Need advice on dealing with my homeowners insurance claim. - Blakely Bimbo on 7/30/14 at 9:54 am|
I live in an area that probably 50% of all the houses have had problems with leaks in slab.
Here is how it has worked out in every case that I am aware. I have one handy friend that did not even call his insurance company and and made a partial repair for around $1000.
Insurance has only pa...
| O-T Lounge|| re: wife only likes lesbian porn - Blakely Bimbo on 7/26/14 at 9:28 am|
[quote]Should I be worried? [/quote]
Ask yourself this and be honest...
What do you feel when you watch gay guy porn?
Nuff said. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Shelley Meyer probably reads the SECr - Blakely Bimbo on 7/26/14 at 9:19 am|
[quote] “It’s less hostile here than at Florida,” she told Bucknuts. “I mean, the SEC as a whole is a more-hostile feeling to me. I thought that ever since we went down there. It’s just meaner. “Now, I know ‘The Team Up North’ versus Ohio State game is pretty mean; everybody is pretty mean when that...
| Money Talk|| re: The Next Bubble? - Blakely Bimbo on 7/24/14 at 11:12 am|
If there is any type of air leakage from a financial balloon, it usually shows up first in the credit markets. Keep an eye on High yield debt for clues. I am also watching movement in small caps.
Don't rely so much on GDP and other gov figures except for short term trading action. Modern markets ...
| Money Talk|| re: Beginning of the End of U.S. Dollar Hegemony - Blakely Bimbo on 7/19/14 at 9:40 am|
[quote]I'll be laughing my a** off at the BRICS when the USD goes from the current 80 to around 130 to 150 in the next 5 to 8 years. Russia will come apart at the seems with a strong USD and ~$60/bbl crude oil.
All of the dollar doomsayers are going to feel the pain betting against the dollar IMO...
| Money Talk|| re: Yellen's comments on price levels of specific market sectors - Blakely Bimbo on 7/18/14 at 11:19 am|
[quote]I'm not sure what I think about this yet. I'm curious what others think. Is it the Fed's role to make these types of comments, or is it intrusion in to the market place where the Fed doesn't belong? [/quote]
She has a steep learning curve in communication. Her Humphrey Hawkins appearance w...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is your favorite line from Shakespeare? - Blakely Bimbo on 7/15/14 at 11:58 am|
Apropos for the OT
[quote]All lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform; vowing more than the perfection of ten, and discharging less than the tenth part of one. Troilus and Cressida Quote Act iii. Scene 2. [/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| re: Can a woman be intimately adventurous and sane at the same time? - Blakely Bimbo on 7/15/14 at 11:30 am|
[quote]My woman has to past 2 tests:
1. Can she tolerate things going into her mouth?
2. Can I tolerate things coming out of her mouth? [/quote]
My husband's favorite test when he was in his 20's was:
Can she suck the chrome off of a trailer hitch?
| Money Talk|| re: I think its time we talk about the next Fed policy tool - Blakely Bimbo on 7/14/14 at 2:19 pm|
Here ya go Bennie. FED sunshine meeting notice for today.
[quote]Advanced Notice of a Meeting under Expedited Procedures It is anticipated that the closed meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at 11:30 AM on Monday, July 14, 2014, will be held under expedited procedure...
| Money Talk|| re: I think its time we talk about the next Fed policy tool - Blakely Bimbo on 7/10/14 at 8:09 am|
[quote]While generally agreeing that an ON RRP facility could play an important role in the policy normalization process, participants discussed several potential unintended consequences of using such a facility and design features that could help to mitigate these consequences. Most participants ex...
| Money Talk|| re: Dow to open above 17k - Blakely Bimbo on 7/4/14 at 7:46 am|
[quote]I have cash and need some bears to make blood on the street.
The Bears are broke. They have been wrung hard and hung up wet. The Elliot Wave has been tamed by the powerful North wind coming from the Marriner S. Eccles Building.
| Money Talk|| re: Best Guess When it's time to Pull out the Market? - Blakely Bimbo on 7/2/14 at 8:47 am|
Barring some geopolitical surprise, look for signs of illiquidity.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Have you ever reached rock bottom? - Blakely Bimbo on 6/26/14 at 10:25 pm|
Just about everyone has had a rock bottom period in their lives. I did not give up out of love for those who loved me.
First thing to remember is that alcohol is a depressive. Drinking just acerbates depression.
My story...I was in my mid 20's (the worst decade for many). Working a very stress...
| Money Talk|| re: Charitable Organizations - Blakely Bimbo on 6/26/14 at 8:22 am|
Church, Food For the Poor, St. Jude Hospital and local Food Bank. Stick cash in the Salvation Army Kettle at Xmas.
I stopped all other donations because I think that the organizations were selling my name and I was being inundated. ...
| Political Talk|| re: First Quarter GDP Down 2.9%, Not 1% - Blakely Bimbo on 6/25/14 at 10:13 am|
[quote]Luckily, Obamacare drove up health care spending 10% (the biggest increase in 35 years) which added 1.1% to GDP [/quote]
Sorry, but according to BI, this is not correct. That was the old forecast.
[quote]As expected, healthcare spending was revised down sharply. It went from adding 1.0...
| Money Talk|| re: Why are banks hoarding so much $$$? - Blakely Bimbo on 6/20/14 at 10:55 am|
[quote]The conspiracy nut in me wants to think the banks are bracing for a big drop or run. [/quote]
No conspiracy, just a carefully managed recovery from the near disaster of 2008-09.
The REAL monetary expansion takes place in the banks. If they loaned all that money out, what do you think wo...
| Money Talk|| re: How much house can 140K/year salary buy with 4% 30yr? - Blakely Bimbo on 6/18/14 at 3:25 pm|
[quote]Great idea. Pay someone else's mortgage and get zero return on your monthly rent payment on the possibility that stuff might break in the few years before you have kids.[/quote]
Don't you understand that you are renting the money? Granted, you get a tax deduction, but a house is taxed, ins...
| Money Talk|| re: What percent of your paycheck should go towards rent - Blakely Bimbo on 6/18/14 at 10:37 am|
[quote]f you can afford to buy, why would you rent?
For job mobility. Times are different. My 27 year old son does not want to be tied to real estate so that he may be able to pick up and move come opportunities. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Ole Miss Phi Mu enters the Tumblr competition. - Blakely Bimbo on 6/17/14 at 11:38 am|
I was a Phi Mu a long time ago.
Used to be a song about Phi Mus.....
She's a fine Phi Mu and she knows how to .....
| Money Talk|| re: Larger Banks Move out of Yen Carry, and Heavy in VVIX Today - Blakely Bimbo on 6/17/14 at 11:18 am|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Question about bringing in a second woman... - Blakely Bimbo on 6/14/14 at 9:12 am|
Fast forward for end....
See how it worked for Kucher/Moore and Thicke/Patton.
Any type of third party involvement be it purely emotional and non physical or physical can destroy a marriage. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Did you sell in May and go away? - Blakely Bimbo on 6/13/14 at 2:06 pm|
I thought about it, but stayed the course.
If oil stays at these levels, I am going to have to consider taking my ball and sitting on the bench. ...
| Money Talk|| re: ATL Condo Purchase - Blakely Bimbo on 6/12/14 at 8:27 am|
[quote]will be in atlanta for sure for the next 2.5 years. [/quote]
Unless you are going to be in the area for at least 5 years, I would not buy anything.
If you do purchase, make sure you have an attorney examine the condos articles.
Watch this video... It's Florida, but it signifies the...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Any must do things in Chicago - Blakely Bimbo on 6/10/14 at 9:12 pm|
[quote]I know everyone mentions museums, but the Field Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago are both awesome.[/quote]
This. Highlight of any Chicago Visit. Must see....
| O-T Lounge|| re: A/C Blowing hot air - Blakely Bimbo on 6/9/14 at 1:17 pm|
Had this happen last month. It was the flux capacitor? Less than 200 buck repair.
I have a very honest A/C company. They could have told me it was the compressor and I would not have known. ...
| Money Talk|| re: recently lost one of my jobs. - Blakely Bimbo on 6/9/14 at 1:12 pm|
[quote]that one had me stumped too. unless it's an electric dryer and you're on one of the free/discounted evening electric plans.[/quote]
Naw, it's just cooler at night. Dryers, like ovens heat a house. I've been known to dry clothes at midnight. ...