Friday, September 19, 2008

Government Yells "FIRE" in Crowded Movie Theater

Stock market is going ballistic. It might just be time to head for the exits.


Anonymous said...

playing it safe jim???

"it just might be time to head for the exits."

well is it or is it not time to head for the exits? it would be a lot more helpful for the readers, if you make a call one way or another, rather than playing it safe.


Jim is almost British in his understatement. Don't go back for your coat.

Jim in San Marcos said...

Hi Anon 11:41

The rules changed after the investor placed his bet. Plus now we have the threat of future rule changes. Smart money won't play.

They will sell into the rally and leave.

As for a call, you never yell "fire" in a crowded movie theater unless you want to die in the stampede.

The markets have no where to go but down.

I'm Not POTUS said...

I asked Dick Cheney what will happen when The United States Treasury invades Wall Street.

He answered:
Now, I think things have gotten so bad inside Wall St, from the standpoint of the traders, my belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. And the president’s made it very clear that our purpose there is, if we are forced to do this, will in fact be to stand up a debt that’s representative of the traders hopefully par value, and it, obviously, involves a major commitment by the United States Taxpayer, but we think it’s a commitment worth making. And we don’t have the option anymore of simply laying back and hoping that events in Wall St. will not constitute a threat to the U.S. Clearly, 12 years after the buuble, we’re back in a situation where Wall St. does constitute a threat.

djrichard said...

Jim, looks like your call from your Sept 10 post postulating that US Gov will take on all the other garbage is coming true. Good call. Too bad it's coming true.

watchtower said...

I'm going long extra socks, shoes, quilts, etc.
I feel that these assets are truly a safe bet in the current environment.

Jim in San Marcos said...

Hi DjRichard

This is a lot more than even I expected. It doesn't look good.

Jim in San Marcos said...

Hi Watchtower

With the mess Bernanke and Paulson are making, you might also want to go long on toilet paper.

Being short toilet paper would be a bad call