Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 4 days ago

    Er, no, it’s a roller-coaster, remember. A casino. A venue for skittish folks who wanna get rich quick. Forget about it being a market where businesses trade confidence in each others’ products in order to raise capital and promote growth.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, 3 days ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    “…businesses trade confidence in each others’ products in order to raise capital and promote growth.”

    When financial institutions make trades for pennies and the timing between trades is in milliseconds, I wouldn’t call it investing in the stock market either.

  3. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, 3 days ago

    I’m both happy and sad at the same time at the current state of the market. Sad, because many people’s retirements are built on stocks and they just lost an entire years’ worth of growth. Happy, because my brother could see this coming a mile away and has built up his portfolio with short stocks. Hang on for the ride folks, it ain’t over yet.

  4. old1953

    old1953 said, 3 days ago

    Relating the stock market to anything but the pumping by the Fed is silly.

  5. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, 3 days ago

    QE certainly hasn’t helped matters, that’s for certain. Even my macroeconomics professor said so when he was reviewing this article. He said we have to watch out for demand pull, where there “is too much money chasing too few goods.” I think that’s what we’re seeing here.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    The Dow is back up 298 points at this point this morning, bouncing around on the fear factor of Ebola, and typical greed-driven manipulation, but it’s still well over 16,000.


    Lisa of the right should note that Bush policies took it from over 12,000 during his “surge” down to 6,500 at the end of his last budget year. So it’s Obama whose run it from that 6,500 back up to over 17,000, and it’s now dropped gee, about 1,000 points with the global terror scare of ISIL and Ebola.


    Okay, it’s now up over 350 points this morning, amazing how fast things can change.

  7. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    No matter how hard Obama tries to destroy Wall Street, he’s screwed that up, too.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 3 days ago

    It’s funny that some people believe that the universe can’t possibly be infinite, but economic growth can.

  9. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 3 days ago

    Destroy it? He worships it!

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 2 days ago

    @Wraithkin

    “……my brother could see this coming a mile away and has built up his portfolio with short stocks……”
    .
    One thing to know a correction is coming and another to know when its coming. How much has your brother lost shorting stocks in a rising market?

  11. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 1 day ago

    @mikefive

    Milliseconds? You’re sooooo ’80s, friend :-)

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 1 day ago

    I never understood how “growth” is supposed to work. The planet is of finite size, as are the resources. How is constant growth, at any rate, possible given these limitations? But maybe that’s because i know math (and the math shown by the pyramid schemers and penny-stock sellers doesn’t add up for me either).

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    ^Morty: and there’s the fact that those “Investment class” folks like Lisa’s role models demand that profits increase, income increases, from their investments and sales of products, but they haven’t figured their constantly increasing profits are what is called; INFLATION, THAT THEY DEMAND BE STOPPED! Right, only wages and benfits to the employed cause inflation, so fire them all, replace them with robots, or ship their jobs overseas, so a higher percentage of that inflation is profits for the 1%.

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