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  • What Seeking Alpha Is Doing To Prevent Paid Stock Promotion [View article]
    Dear Mr. Hoffman:

    Rating an article may be in part a solution. Yet, rating will cause articles that tend to fit the general perception to be higher rated than articles that go against the general perception.

    Meaning, if you write an article which captures everybody's thoughts then certainly people would agree. If however, you write an article that challenges this thinking, you are likely to get a down vote.

    Great investing is sometimes being contrary with a reason. Great investing is seeing that diamond in the rough which is about to get cut and polished. In both situations, the author who wrote this article is unlikely to garner popular support.

    I think the tracking of some sort might be good. However, does this tracking not already occur? SA Contributors get paid per click. If the author writes well and cogently about a topic, then the author will presumably get more viewership and a higher pay. SA highlights good effort through editor's picks, PRO articles, News, and posting the articles on Yahoo! Finance as well.

    Crowd sourcing does well with investing. SA proved it. Crowd sourcing ratings of authors may not work as well -- popular does not necessarily equate to accurate or worthwhile.

    Just some thoughts.
    Mar 28, 2014. 04:52 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Seeking Alpha Is Doing To Prevent Paid Stock Promotion [View article]
    Nicely Done and great catch by Mr. Pearson.
    Mar 28, 2014. 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Disruptive Potential Of Inovio's SynCon DNA Vaccines [View article]
    Volume was light market wide. Volume should be light throughout the rest of the week.

    Unless you have positions in emerging markets, well then, volume is quite heavy to the down side, generally.
    Aug 28, 2013. 01:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Disruptive Potential Of Inovio's SynCon DNA Vaccines [View article]
    Ok, so write a contra article. I would like to read it. You apparently have the data and a fair hand with the written word
    Aug 23, 2013. 12:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Disruptive Potential Of Inovio's SynCon DNA Vaccines [View article]
    I shared this article. I liked the matter of fact approach, format to allow comparison and the ease in reading the material.

    As a comparison, ARIA stated that it had enough revenue during its last earning calls to make it until Q4 2014. ARIA is producing monies for Inclusig and has approvals from the FDA and EU.

    ARIA likewise trades at a much higher price...interesting.
    Aug 22, 2013. 08:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney: Value Play Turned Growth Play Available Now [View article]
    Movies certainly help the bottom line but the Walt Disney Co makes great movies and movies that don't do so well, see "Mars Needs Moms," "John Carter," and unfortunately "Lone Ranger." As the author points out and as I did more than a year ago, the Walt Disney Co can and will do well despite these efforts.

    If you are focused on movies, look to "Frozen" coming out at Thanksgiving. "Frozen" already got rave reviews from what was shown at the D-23 Expo.
    Aug 13, 2013. 10:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple To Stop Buying Processors From Samsung, But TSMC Might Not Deliver [View article]
    TMSC discussed issues meeting Apple's demand for chips back in July 2012 as I commented. We all saw the results in January 2013, and again I commented.

    Apple may or may not have a reliable source for chips. The market is shrinking. Foundries are expensive. What do do?

    Thank you for the update.
    Jul 10, 2013. 04:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Growth Signals To Look For During Disney's Earnings Conference Call [View article]
    The Wall Street Journal Blog reports that My MagicBand system is being implemented at Walt Disney World and may be used to focus the experience to the individual wearer such as having Mickey Mouse give a personal greeting.

    See http://on.wsj.com/11ponE6
    May 29, 2013. 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Growth Signals To Look For During Disney's Earnings Conference Call [View article]
    ESPN and the SEC have entered into an agreement to operate a network which will air on August 2014. Not precisely on point for Point #1 but definitely within the ball park. ESPN is not only becoming the place for post-season college football but also becoming the place to see all SEC football, morning, day and night. The news release also mentioned basketball games being offered. Lastly, ESPN and the SEC have a 20 year contract.

    The Walt Disney Company through ESPN is taking care of business. We should all look to ESPN inking additional deals with other conferences along these lines. ESPN is moving into market dominance with college football.

    When coupled with the box office sales abroad to include China of Iron Man 3, U.S. debut of Iron Man 3, and earnings next week, the Walt Disney Company stock price is advancing, advancing quite well.

    I am long on the Walt Disney Company.
    May 3, 2013. 01:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Iron Man 3: Another Blockbuster For Disney... Will It Be Its Biggest Yet? [View article]
    I think that the Walt Disney Company will do much better next week when allowing the box office open in the U.S. and China with Iron Man 3 as well as reporting earnings.
    May 2, 2013. 02:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'Retire Young' Portfolio: This Entertainment Giant Will Add Value [View article]
    I believe the Walt Disney Co is a core stock. I am long DIS.

    I believe that the Walt Disney Co has many more reasons for growth and revenue in addition to the well thought out article here.
    May 1, 2013. 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas Boom's Top 3 LNG Exporters: 3rd Promising Player, Chevron [View article]
    I agree. Well done.
    Apr 22, 2013. 11:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Disappointed In Part Due To Supply Constraints [View article]
    AAPL finished below $400. I would not be surprised for a sub $300 price by July 2013.
    Apr 19, 2013. 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Growth Signals To Look For During Disney's Earnings Conference Call [View article]
    The Walt Disney Company is continuing to hit 52 week highs. Disney implemented at least 3/5 issues above. Earnings should be outstanding.

    Please don't overlook "Oz: The Great and Powerful" as well as revenues for the parks. We should also get an insight into the yield for post-season college play.

    The Infinity Game is scheduled for a later delivery this year.

    Disney was and is a sound investment.
    Apr 12, 2013. 10:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Congress Could Fix Its Budget Woes, Permanently [View article]
    Ok, you are in error with your historical reference.
    Feb 15, 2013. 12:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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