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Sense on Cents Request: Your “Solutions for America”

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 17th, 2012 7:49 AM |

A few days ago I received a comment from a regular reader which really resonated with me. In response to my commentary recommending that people be required to complete high school or the equivalent as a prerequisite to receiving any form or substance of government assistance, this reader wrote,

“It’s about time you came up with an issue that is fixable…”

Despite the fact that I fervently believe all the issues I broach are fixable if the requisite transparency is applied and the subsequent truth is embraced, I understood the reader’s point and he got me thinking.

Does anybody doubt that our politicians are all too often engaged in chasing their tail and looking for campaign funds? While those in Washington talk to themselves and their cronies, let’s direct our own focus and generate what I would deem as “Solutions for America.” Your assistance and support in this exercise and effort is requested and appreciated.  (more…)

Listen to “Main Street Out Loud” This Saturday

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 29th, 2012 12:40 PM |

webassets/standingredweb.JPG Please listen in this Saturday evening from 6-8pm (EST) as I will bring a healthy serving of “sense on cents”  to Main Street Out Loud, a nationally renowned radio show emanating from Phoenix, AZ.

Hosted by Rudi K, Main Street Out Loud:

. . . is now recognized as “the premier political and issue driven talk show on weekend radio“.  We invite you to tune in to a live broadcast and/or listen to past programs (see archives).  Hear for yourself why we continue to increase our audience share around the world.  We enjoy hearing from  listeners–so send us an email.  We really do want to know “What’s on your mind?” 

This Saturday, Rudi will address:

Profiting from Political Intelligence

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 16th, 2012 9:54 AM |

Gaining sensitive, market moving information is NOT by its very nature illegal or unethical. In point of fact, those who are ingenious and industrious enough to outwork and outsmart the competition are fully deserving of the benefits and rewards that come their way.

That ingenuity and industriousness are cornerstones of capitalism. I love it and commend those who ethically pursue these paths to success.

That said, how are these pursuits regulated? Who is monitoring the exchange of what might be exceptionally sensitive and insider information? Great questions. (more…)

Sense on Cents 2011 Halls of Fame and Shame

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 1st, 2012 12:41 PM |

America wakes up this morning hopeful for a new year filled with peace and prosperity. Sense on Cents welcomes spreading our spirit of optimism.

Before we move forward, though, let’s take an accounting of 2011 and induct those most deserving into our Sense on Cents’ 2011 Halls of Fame and Shame.

Prior to our induction ceremony today, I am sure there are many in the crowd who may want to review our past award winners. On that note, I humbly submit:

Sense on Cents 2009 Halls of Fame and Shame

From the above Fame and Shame lists, I believe the top three in each Hall deserve special recognition. On that note, the medals go to the following: (more…)

Let’s Merge the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street

Posted by Larry Doyle on October 17th, 2011 8:58 AM |

There is strength in numbers, right? No doubt.

There is also strength in scale, strong organization, defining one’s place in the market and then accentuating all of the above.

Thanks to a loyal reader whose recent comment prompted me to think of how and why a merger of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements should occur.

Why do mergers work? In my opinion, successful mergers accomplish the following:
1. Define a need and opportunity within the marketplace.

2. Develop a unified vision in joining forces which looks for far reaching and grand common goals.

3. Agree to make the shared sacrifice which marginalizes those inside and outside the individual units which would prefer the status quo or a variation thereof.

4. Realize that prior to winning future battles, nothing can and will be accomplished unless there is an acceptance and agreement on the points above.

Against this backdrop, why do I think those involved in both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements should merge?  (more…)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Should ‘Occupy Washington’

Posted by Larry Doyle on October 7th, 2011 11:53 AM |

Is Wall Street the center of all the problems in America?

Many of those involved in the “Occupy Wall Street’ demonstrations may think so.

I strongly believe that they are wrong.

Those with a keen ‘sense on cents‘ understand that Wall Street does embody part of our national problems. They also appreciate that the stench that overhangs Wall Street is consistent with an incestuous and far stronger odor emanating from Washington. (more…)

Egan-Jones Officially Cuts U.S. Credit Rating

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 19th, 2011 7:40 AM |

Cutting a credit rating is significantly different that placing it on ‘watch’ or ‘under review’.

Most readers are likely fully aware that Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s have sent out serious warning signals about the potential downgrade of the United States AAA credit rating.

That said, another SEC officially recognized ratings entity has gone one step further and actually lowered Uncle Sam’s standing by one notch.

What firm is so bold and brazen to send this volley across Capitol Hill and down Pennsylvania Avenue? (more…)

A Chance to Expose the Wall Street-Washington Incest

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 7th, 2011 6:55 AM |

Truth, transparency, and integrity.

The compromising of these virtues may be the cost of doing business in our nation but make no mistake the price we collectively pay is enormous. Whether in Washington or on Wall Street, the ability to compromise our prized virtues has truly been raised to an art form.

From derivative transactions which disguise unprecedented levels of risk to bond indentures which require advanced legal degrees to interpret, our ‘friends’ on Wall Street with assistance from ‘their’ friends in Washington have displayed little regard for the aforementioned virtues which are the foundation for real ‘sense on cents’.

More often than not,though,the violation of our virtues is viewed in an impersonal light. Wall Street and Washington are behemoths. The American public and investors at large are faceless. In my opinion, our financial services industry and government would just as soon keep it this way.

Let’s challenge them. (more…)

Will There Be a QE3?

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 28th, 2011 7:56 AM |

Is there really any doubt that virtually all our markets, especially commodities and with the exception of real estate, have been propped higher as a direct or indirect result of the Federal Reserve’s policy of quantitative easing? I have no doubt.

The question remains outstanding just how far the Fed, in concert with its banking friends on Wall Street, has gone and will go to further manipulate our markets. That question may never be fully answered. What a shame! For those who believe a preponderance of truth, transparency, and integrity are the cornerstones for long term fiscal health and financial well being our markets remain a decidedly challenging arena.

In light of this reality and with the end of QE2 on the horizon this June, where do we go from here? A reader posed that very question the other day. (more…)

Which U.S. Senator Blocked the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act?

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 10th, 2011 9:22 PM |

Let’s bang the drum once again to promote truth, transparency and integrity. In this rendition, let’s collectively work to expose the Congressional coward, that is the United States Senator, who blocked the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. In the process, Senator “Coward” took a stand against our prized virtues while defending the monied interests of corporate elitism.

Did you just vomit thinking that our hallowed halls upon Capitol Hill are populated with such louts? Why haven’t others on Capitol Hill raised a hue and cry? Fellow cowards? You think? Getting their bread “buttered” in the process? You think? What happened to our country?

High five and major kudos once again to the Project on Government Oversight for bringing attention to this travesty. Let’s call out the cowards and demand the answer as to whom blocked this act. How so? Let’s navigate as POGO writes, (more…)

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