DHUnplugged #177: Something is Fishy Here….

We have a new site, thanks to Nick the Rat (Not sure if that is his real name). In this episode, we talk about upcoming economic reports to watch as well as some important updates on Cyprus. We also dig into the fishy moves for some of the HMO and health stocks ahead of the recent Medicare reimbursement decision.

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Something fishy with big move on Humana?

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Netflix (NFLX) at critical support

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8 Responses to “DHUnplugged #177: Something is Fishy Here….”

  1. Red

    Sight looks great and especially chunky for optimal use by mobile sheeple. More importantly, here’s yet another small attempt to inform John C. Dvorak (and Horowitz) on the topic of BitCoin. I recently learned a lot from listening back to episode 287 of the Security Now Podcast: BITCOIN CRYPTOCURRENCY (a simple google seach for ‘security now 287′ will retrieve youtube and TWIT sources of the content.

    I can’t take on the burden of schooling John on everything he prematurely opens his mouth to comment on, but I can direct you to Steve Gibson and his concise explanation of his excitement over the topic of BitCoin.

    The implicit belittling of drug-dealers and prostitutes as some of the only business entities that are currently accepting BitCoin is not constructive at all in my opinion – not helpful at all. It’s quite easy to jump on the slave bandwagon of frowning upon those professions. Towing the company line that these business-persons are somehow inferior to other capitalists and wage earners is nonsensical. Even if we are to tread boldly into a future where BitCoin is used widely, but ONLY for prostitutes and drugs, we would be better off than we are today. Can we really hold anyone to scrutiny for not wanting to be affected by their government’s tax/theft/security racket?

    Here’s to John C. Dvorak either saying something nice or saying something informed or not saying anything at all.

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    • Josh

      Well, John got at least one thing right: some jackass BitCoin homer would leave a smarmy message for not getting all of the technical details exactly correct.

      Incidentally, Steve’s “concise” explanation of BitCoin was pert near an hour long and, while full of interesting technical information, certainly didn’t concentrate on what would seem to be the relevant question here (why/how do BitCoins have value?). Technical information about BitCoin is ubiquitous; unbiased economic/financial analysis doesn’t appear to be quite as common.

  2. Red

    Why/How Do Bitcoins have value? Bitcoins have value because one can exchange them for any other store of value the rest of society has agreed upon. One can exchange their bitcoins for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Debt Notes, for example. One could also (I’ve heard) buy drugs with bitcoin. Those drugs would be a much more stable store of value than either the bitcoins or the U.S. Fed’s debt notes have ever been.

    Just because the faux-producers of Wall Street haven’t yet figured out how to ride the Bitcoin bubble alongside the pioneers of the currency does not make Bitcoin any less substantial or ‘real’ than U.S. Dollars.

    Spend ‘em while you got ‘em.

    P.S. Josh, I’m not a ‘jackass’ or a ‘homer’ just a d00d seeking accurate information instead of fud. As Yo La Tengo says, .

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  3. Red

    Why/How Do Bitcoins have value? Bitcoins have value because one can exchange them for any other store of value the rest of society has agreed upon. One can exchange their bitcoins for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Debt Notes, for example. One could also (I’ve heard) buy drugs with bitcoin. Those drugs would be a much more stable store of value than either the bitcoins or the U.S. Fed’s debt notes have ever been.

    Just because the faux-producers of Wall Street haven’t yet figured out how to ride the Bitcoin bubble alongside the pioneers of the currency does not make Bitcoin any less substantial or ‘real’ than U.S. Dollars.

    Spend ‘em while you got ‘em.

    P.S. Josh, I’m not a ‘jackass’ or a ‘homer’ just a d00d seeking accurate information instead of fud. In the words of Yo La Tengo, I am not afraid of you and I will beat your ass.

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