With nearly 60% of Forex Kong traffic / readership coming from outside the U.S, we are a truly international bunch. I take tremendous pride in this, as the broad scope of information shared here from “people in the know” and “on the ground” in their native land’s holds tremendous value. When our man in Australia pounds out some solid numbers on housing, or the current sentiment on China etc – you can generally take this stuff to the bank.
I want to thank each and every one of you (this means you Schmed!) who have taken the time to contribute here – and encourage you to continue doing so. Considering the absolute nonsense being spilled out of the U.S daily – we are truly “an oasis” in a sea of misinformation and deceit. Something we can all be proud of.
On that note, I occasionally tune in to “CNBC” to get a quick read on the current “news stories/headlines” being peddled to the general American populus – and can usually bare it for 10 maybe 15 minutes tops. They actually state that sound investment principles would have you buying stocks on the sole basis that “Bernanke has got your back”.
“Bernanke has got your back”. That’s the investment thesis. That’s the plan. That’s the “right thing to do”. I can honestly say that I have never in my life heard something so absolutely absurd. Brilliant! A single man working for a private bank, systematically destroying a currency is the “hot investment strategy” of the day. I may now be sick.
CNBC viewership has imploded recently to it’s absolute lowest level since 2005, with really no end in sight – so perhaps there is some hope that people are looking for “legit information” elsewhere. We can only hope.
This from our friends at ZeroHedge:
Let’s keep things global people – CNBC is dead.