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  • Inspiration from Famous Financial Quotes

    All of us have been inspired from time to time by intellectual quotes from famous people and sometimes from unknown authors.  I have gathered a collection of some of these quotes that I believe will give investors a little financial inspiration. 

         First, I would like to start with a few quotes from the great Benjamin Franklin:  - "The second vice is lying, the first is running in debt"
    - "When you run in debt you give to another power over your liberty"
    - "Disdain the chain, preserve your freedom and maintain your independency: be industrious and free; be frugal and free"
    - "If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him"
    - "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest"

        Here are a few great quotes from the investing guru, Warren Buffet:
    - "It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price"
    - "Rule number one: Never lose money. Rule number two: Never forget rule #2."
    - "We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy, and to be greedy only when others are fearful"
    - "Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks"
    - "Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago"

         John F. Kennedy had these words of wisdom:
    - "The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility & flow of risk capital, & thereby the strength & potential for growth in the economy"
    - "If you want to make money, go where the money is"

         How about this humble quote from the late founder of Walmart, Sam Walton: "It's just paper - all I own is a pickup truck and a little Walmart stock"

         Rich Dad, Poor Dad author, Robert Kiyosaki had these words: "Doing more and more with less and less is one form of being generous. In fact, the easiest way to become rich is by being generous"

         We can't forget these words of wisdom from the stock pundit, Jim Cramer:
    - "The party line is that stocks historically have outperformed all other investment plans"
    - "I think that there are a thousand stocks out there that could make you rich, totally independent of what you do for a living"

         Superinvestor George Soros: "Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected"

         Finally I'd like to leave you with this great quote from John D. Rockefeller: "God gave me money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God... to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money and still more money and to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience".

    Jul 17 11:36 AM | Link | 1 Comment
  • Hey Oil Speculators - Drive Oil to $30 a Barrel !

         I am on a crusade to rally the same oil speculators or traders that drove the price of oil to $147 last summer and to $72 this summer to do their part to take the price down to $30 a barrel.  By bringing the price down to $30, you will be helping the economy by allowing businesses to increase their profits and allow consumers to keep more of their hard earned money. 

         Come on speculators, begin shorting the oil futures hand over fist driving that oil price down.   Cover your shorts along the way - you'll make money, businesses will have lower costs and higher profits and consumers will funnel more money into the economy.  Let's work together to create an oil stimulus program.

    Tags: USO, OIL, DIG, DUG
    Jul 10 10:09 PM | Link | 5 Comments
  • The Cisco Kid Still Is a Friend of Mine

         With Tech as one of the sectors leading the recently rally in the markets along with the financials and commodities, Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) has benefitted by moving up 43% from the March lows.  The stock is up 22% for the year with a PEG ratio of 1.58 and P/E of 15.90.  I would like to explain the reasons why that the uptrend will continue. 

         Their recent inclusion to the Dow Jones Index shows that they are a bellweather company and a major player in the market. This brutal recession is separating the men from the boys in the marketplace, with Cisco emerging as one of the men.   I consider Cisco one of the major forces in the Tech sector along with Apple, Google, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft. 

         Cisco's core business of internet based networking products is being expanded to include: servers and smart grid information technology.  The server push can be considered risky at this point.  However, if implemented properly, I feel that Cisco can make the servers portion of their business a successful & profitable one.  Their move into smart grid technology is a more exciting story.   With Cisco's EnergyWise software, they will link the phones, computers, lighting, smart meters, and HVAC systems of commercial buildings together to run at peak efficiency saving businesses money and reducing overall energy consumption. Cisco's cash on hand is three times higher than their current debt which puts them in a great position to finance these new projects.

        Recommendation:  I feel that Cisco's stock can have a 5-10% correction at any time along with the entire market.  If you want to start a new position you could wait for that pullback and buy it at $17 - $18.  However, buying it at $19 or $20 will not be a bad investment for the long term ( 5- 10 years) either.

    Disclosure: Long Cisco

    Credits: Thank You to the popular band, WAR, for the title idea.





    Jun 07 10:23 AM | Link | Comment!
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