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  • Herbalife: Time To Look At The Long Side Again [View article]

    You obviously have an interest on the short side w/ 8 negative articles written on HLF just this month. Interesting.
    Apr 17, 2014. 08:59 AM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Time To Look At The Long Side Again [View article]

    Herbalife provides an opportunity for people to start a business and become healthier simultaneously. Half of all businesses fail, so just because you heard some negative stories about people losing money doesn't mean that the company is operating illegally or immorally. Ultimately, everyone's success depends on their motivation and skills to run a profitable business.
    Apr 17, 2014. 09:30 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Time To Look At The Long Side Again [View article]

    Every stock has 100% downside. However, I don't think that the short case here is justified - it appears to be more noise than anything else.
    Apr 17, 2014. 08:56 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Defense Of Apple: Battling The Mounting Hysteria [View article]
    Investors should be looking for a company that pays a decent dividend, with billions in cash, zero debt, an undervaluation compared to the overall market, and above average growth. Oh wait, that company IS Apple. Look at where the company is and where it is going. Sure, there are some uncertainties, but every company faces the unknown. Sure, the company may not grow as exponentially as the past decade, but it will grow at an above average pace. I can't say where the bottom will be in the stock, but it should do well for the long-term.
    Jan 24, 2013. 07:51 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Look At The Chart, Historical Comparisons, And Academia [View article]
    Interesting unbiased analysis. One of the key things for Apple is to see if the company can maintain its higher prices while maintaining increasing sales. This will keep margins & earnings at well above average levels.

    The other key for Apple will be its ability to continue producing game-changing technology. Thus far, they have been the leading technology innovator with other companies following their lead.

    The implosions of Cisco, Microsoft, and Netflix had a lot to do with being overvalued in terms of PE ratios. Cisco and Microsoft imploded along with the rest of the market during the popping of the dot-com bubble. However, Apple began its sell-off with an undervaluation and is now even more undervalued. The current quarter's earnings report in Jan. will provide more short-term clarity on the direction of the stock.
    Dec 16, 2012. 06:24 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prechter's 'Dow 1000' Prediction: Nonsensical [View article]
    A more sensical scenerio: The Dow doesn't drop past 8,000. Although we are experiencing a slow & tedious recovery, we ARE in fact recovering. Industrial Capacity Use &
    Consumer Sentiment is on the rise. 2. Housing prices, unemployment, and credit availability are stabilizing. Unless we get a doomsday situation, we will probably trade within 8k to 13k in the next five years before the next long term bull market (approx 15 years) taking us well over the previous highs of 14k. Just look at a long term chart of the Dow from 1900 to present.
    Jul 11, 2010. 11:59 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Time To Look At The Long Side Again [View article]
    Herbalife remains innocent until proven guilty.
    Apr 17, 2014. 09:23 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Obama Administration's Natural Gas Policy Is Tragically Misguided [View article]
    I think you have to let the market determine whether natural gas exporting makes sense or not. If exporting is profitable for natural gas producers, then it will happen. Taxes and subsidies can be used to influence this profitability.
    May 10, 2013. 08:34 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bridge Watch On The MS Herbalife [View article]
    I think what Mr. Steadson means is that the stories coming from the shorts are becoming more bizarre. The shorts are now at the point of not being able to outdo themselves.
    Aug 11, 2014. 08:14 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Herbalife Again [View article]

    HLF pays its distributors based on the sale of product - its as simple as that.
    Aug 5, 2014. 07:10 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Commodity Bubble Is Bursting [View article]
    I agree, Newstrader. This looks more like a healthy pullback that was due to happen, rather than a bursting of a bubble. The dollar is most likely doing its dead cat bounce.
    Nov 14, 2010. 01:20 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Facebook, Herbalife And The Plague Have In Common [View article]
    If Facebook continues to add new advertising revenue, then there won't be a collapse. Why would FB not be able to add new advertising when they have over $1 billion users? The collapse prediction for FB is unrealistic.
    Sep 21, 2014. 07:41 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bridge Watch On The MS Herbalife [View article]
    HOD posted her thesis on my last positive article on the company. I see it as another attempt to distract investors. It's just a made-up thesis dressed up as having some validity to it.

    The FTC investigation was only brought on after pressure from Ackman. Herbalife is confident that it will have a positive outcome.
    Aug 11, 2014. 08:04 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone XL foes mount new challenge by linking it to Enbridge project [View news story]
    The pipeline should be built. If the oil doesn't travel by pipeline, it will continue to travel by rail. What's potentially worse for the environment? Rail cars that can derail or a stationary pipeline? Get real environmentalists!
    Jan 30, 2014. 09:11 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who Is Going To Finally Stop Herbalife? [View article]

    Half of all businesses fail and that includes established franchises. People take a certain risk by starting a venture. Some of the churn are those who want to try the product with a discount. Others want to give the business opportunity a try - if it doesn't work out to their liking, they stop trying. No harm there.
    Aug 20, 2014. 07:53 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment