1. Yes, for the time being. Bond markets are on the mend though.
2. Republicans are saying it isn't getting better in a proper or sustainable way, not that the near term numbers aren't improving.
3. The cheap money that is in fact not free, combined with a continued policy of rediculously low interest rates and thus profit margins for lenders and continued QE has oversaturated the banks and eroded the already low inflation adjusted value of the dollars they are lending at low volume and low margins, due to the negative correlation between profit margin on lending activities and risk. In reality this is a horribly butchered attempt at trickle down economics by an administration that openly discredits trickle down economics.
4. Not sure where you came up with this data, corporate taxes are at very high levels and our per capita GDP has shrank since pre-mortgage bond bubble levels. Of the approximately 50% of lost jobs from the bubble that have been "replaced", about 60% of the added jobs are severe cases of under employment, i.e. college graduates working in restaraunts and retail etc.
As for an event, look at an American and European economic/political calendar for through October, a ripe bunch of opportunities for folly and the ever important "expectations trades".
You shorted too early and are pot-committed. That's ok, but who are you trying to convince, yourself or us? If in doubt, get out.
Not sure where you came up with this data, corporate taxes are at very high levels
"Even while enjoying record profits, corporations last year paid just 12.1 percent of those earnings in taxes, their lowest tax rate since 1972, according to the Congressional Budget Office. At least thirty of the country's most profitable companies had a negative tax rate between 2008 and 2010."
The 35% tax rate is a "paper" rate. The amount our corporations pay range from "really low" to "none" because of loopholes, and overseas tax shelters.
Buffett said that current corporate tax rates are low both by historical standards and compared to other industrialized countries, or "far, far, far below what weve seen in the United States."
Many corporations pay a tax rate far below the top marginal rate. Industrial machinery companies, led by General Electric, paid a negative tax rate of minus 13.5 percent of their profits in federal income taxes between 2008 and 2010, according to a recent analysis. Information technology companies paid taxes at a 2.5 percent rate, utilities companies at a 3.7 percent rate, and financial corporations at a 15.5 percent rate.
How many times have I explicitly said that this isn't a day trade? Anybody actually read the threads they post in?
wtf does "day-trade" have to do with a marked loss? OK, so you're carrying a loss in lieu of covering at the close. I don't want to see you lose, but I am curious as to what qualifies this as a "good call" in your words.