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Old 03-14-2011, 08:46 AM   #1  
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Supply and demand suggest that the prices of electronic goods will rise.
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Supply and demand suggest that the prices of electronic goods will rise.
I think that goes without saying...
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That was one of the first things I thought when I heard about this tragedy but I didn't mention it since it is such a minor concern with many thousands of people dying and grave circumstances for several cities in Japan. This is just heartbreaking to watch and read about. I do think the answer is yes, prices will have to rise and were so low that profits were nearly impossible before this happened so the pressures to raise prices are real.
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That was one of the first things I thought when I heard about this tragedy but I didn't mention it since it is such a minor concern with many thousands of people dying and grave circumstances for several cities in Japan. This is just heartbreaking to watch and read about. I do think the answer is yes, prices will have to rise and were so low that profits were nearly impossible before this happened so the pressures to raise prices are real.
They do have to recoup losses necessary to rebuild, although the Japanese economy is good This will cost billions to cleanup and restore. And that's provided there is no further nuclear problems and ensueing medical cost Without a doubt the Japanese people are in for an extensive rebuilding period for many years to come. Not to mention the cost of rebuilding their power intrastructure, and cleanup of the current exposure.
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They do have to recoup losses necessary to rebuild, although the Japanese economy is good This will cost billions to cleanup and restore. And that's provided there is no further nuclear problems and ensueing medical cost Without a doubt the Japanese people are in for an extensive rebuilding period for many years to come. Not to mention the cost of rebuilding their power intrastructure, and cleanup of the current exposure.
But, once full production resumes, they may have to lower their prices because of a desperate need for money. In particular, they will have to be more than competitive with South Korea (Samsung) to survive.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Ja...entiment#Korea :

"The issue of anti-Japanese sentiment in Korea is complex and multi-faceted. Anti-Japanese attitudes in the Korean Peninsula can be traced as far back as the Japanese pirates raids and Japanese invasions of Korea (15921598), but are largely a product of the Japanese occupation of Korea from 19101945, and subsequent revisionism in history textbooks used in Japan's educational system after World War II.

Today, issues of Japanese history textbook controversies, Japanese policy regarding World War II, and geographic disputes between the two countries perpetuate this sentiment, and these issues often incur huge disputes between Japanese and Korean internet users.[22] Korea, together with China, may be considered as among the most intensely anti-Japanese societies in the world.[23] Among all the countries which participated in BBC World Service Poll in 2007 and 2009, South Korea and People's Republic of China were the only ones whose majorities rate Japan negatively [24][25]"
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I was watching beck yesterday. He mentioned how the tragic events in japan could cause inflation in US. Japan has quite a bit of US bonds. Japan will need billions to fix their country. Thus they may dump US bonds as soon as they can. Additionally, PIMCO, the world's largest bond fund has sold off all its U.S. treasury bonds.
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I was watching beck yesterday. He mentioned how the tragic events in japan could cause inflation in US. Japan has quite a bit of US bonds. Japan will need billions to fix their country. Thus they may dump US bonds as soon as they can. Additionally, PIMCO, the world's largest bond fund has sold off all its U.S. treasury bonds.
But, according to the article, PIMCO sold the bonds because they were at their highest point - indicating a strong(er) economy -
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Exactly. So what that really tells us right now is that, yes we may be in for some rough patches with inflation and so on, but really, if you take the money out of treasury bonds, you have to put it somewhere else, which is probably in company bonds. Which again, shows faith in the fact that we're going to have some resilience from the corporate sector.
perhaps beck was just buffooning again, crying just a tad, and generally proving to the public what a fuktard does when giving airtime over on fox.
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But, according to the article, PIMCO sold the bonds because they were at their highest point - indicating a strong(er) economy -

perhaps beck was just buffooning again, crying just a tad, and generally proving to the public what a fuktard does when giving airtime over on fox.
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But, according to the article, PIMCO sold the bonds because they were at their highest point - indicating a strong(er) economy -
Heh and you believe that... If they really felt that way then why would they sell all of the bonds?

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I enjoy watching beck, the clown prince of commentators He sometimes have been correct with his conspiracy theories. I like that he takes "reporting the news" to a unique, and sometimes seemingly absurd level
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Heh and you believe that... If they really felt that way then why would they sell all of the bonds?



I enjoy watching beck, the clown prince of commentators He sometimes have been correct with his conspiracy theories. I like that he takes "reporting the news" to a unique, and sometimes seemingly absurd level
Now you confuse me. What me posted was an excerpt from the article you posted !!!!!! PIMCO laid it on the line, they said they sold because we will see, in their opinion, rough patches of inflation in our near future. No news in that prediction,,,we all know it's coming. But because it came from beck,,,,,,,it's all of a sudden clear to you good gents? Currently have some bonds meself that will be sold in the next couple of weeks, or months, depending if me feels the time is right. They are close to maturity and will weigh me options,,,but the last person me would listen to is a fuktard like beck.
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Heh..actually I have been saying this before watching beck. What I meant by my prior reply is of course the PIMCO guy would say that. I don't see him saying what he truly thinks. It just goes against basic biz 101 fundamentals to sell everything when you feel that its value will increase in the future.

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Now you confuse me. What me posted was an excerpt from the article you posted !!!!!! PIMCO laid it on the line, they said they sold because we will see, in their opinion, rough patches of inflation in our near future. No news in that prediction,,,we all know it's coming. But because it came from beck,,,,,,,it's all of a sudden clear to you good gents? Currently have some bonds meself that will be sold in the next couple of weeks, or months, depending if me feels the time is right. They are close to maturity and will weigh me options,,,but the last person me would listen to is a fuktard like beck.
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also it looks as though the horrible catastrophe has started to effect prices and/or availability of fresh fish for sushi restaurants. Already a restaurant in the San Francisco Bay could not serve sushi as they had no available deliveries and could only serve certain dishes that didn't require fresh fish. So the cost of eating at sushi restaurants will probably increase or possibly hurt their sales...
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It's hard to say .the Reuters say"If the supply chain is broken for even a few weeks, the impact could be felt in higher prices or shortages of gadgets such as tablets, smartphones and computers for months to come."
but Heroes emerge in troubled times.may Japanese are strong to reverse the situation.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:44 PM   #15  
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Woe is us...we might have to pay more for electronix, fish, and other crap we don't need due to the events in japan
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