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  • At What Point Do You Step Into The Potential McDonald's Value Trap In Search Of Yield? [View article]
    There are plenty of fast food joints doing just FINE. Health issues my @ss! Last time I was in McDonalds i had NO EYE contact with a pathetic employee no doubt egging on her congressman for a higher minimum wage. After taking my indoor order and waiting fifteen minutes while they dealt PRIORITY with drive up customers, I receive my order with a grunt and a not even a thank you. Stick to your knitting, McDs! Leave the tofu burgers and bean sprouts to the California surfer dudes.
    Jan 28, 2015. 09:58 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • King Dollar Comeback [View article]
    To Jim and Dig: it makes me laugh that these companies in Switzerland and the US are losing money on currency fluctuations. A mega trillion daily market in currencies and they don't HEDGE?
    Jan 27, 2015. 04:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • King Dollar Comeback [View article]
    Actually Hammer i am worried about that. Notice I haven't written much in seeking alpha except in a few "spurts" since last summer. I am nervous about the trend lines that are breaking/broken. But this article is about the DOLLAR, not so much about stocks.
    Jan 27, 2015. 04:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T EPS in-line, beats on revenue [View news story]
    I would like to see T turn back into a "widow and orphan" good dividend payer with reasonable rate of capital gain. Value line has been high on T for a while, and it is good to see the company start to come through.
    Jan 27, 2015. 04:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do You Believe Me Now? [View article]
    No the circumstances were different but the song remains the same:

    --weak dollar...BEARISH! China will start their own international currency!
    --strong dollar...BEARISH! US exporters will be hurt!
    --strong economy..BEARISH! It will push up interest rates!
    --weak economy..BEARISH! It will hurt corporate earnings!
    --High Oil..BEARISH! We are a net importer!
    --Low Oil..BEARISH! The oil companies employ a lot of people!

    As they say in western Pennsylvania....give it a fracking break.
    Jan 27, 2015. 01:58 PM | 33 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On the hour [View news story]
    All of the bulls must be on the New England coast!
    Jan 27, 2015. 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With Negative Rates, Why Would You Not Trade Paper Money For Gold? [View article]
    Lose 1% a year on currency over the past couple years or watch the value of your gold fall 33% (annualize THIS!). Only at SA is that a judgement call.
    Jan 26, 2015. 08:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taxi Medallions Are Safe Because Uber Will Implode [View article]
    I always wondered what the legal status of a hitchhiker and his/her driver was in the event of an accident. Fortunately I never had to find out. Seems to be similar issues with UBER.

    And wait until one of your "passengers" vomits all over your back seat (the DO sit in the back seat, don't they? :) )
    Jan 26, 2015. 09:22 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greek stocks drop following election [View news story]
    Beware of gifts bearing greeks!

    Austerity!? What a joke!
    Jan 26, 2015. 08:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swiss Central Bank Wizards Wave White Flag [View article]
    In plain English...why hitch your wagon to a stone? Why should the Swiss spend billions holding a peg to a currency dragged down by socialist ratholes like Greece and other peripheral nations?
    Jan 23, 2015. 07:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • King Dollar Comeback [View article]
    Once again Calafia is a voice of reason in a financial universe full of doomsday morons. Exactly how many Seeking Alpha articles will have to be thrown into the trash bin when the market rallies to new highs is beyond count.
    Jan 23, 2015. 10:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The India Story Is Finally Taking Off [View article]
    Excellent article. Keep in mind that India, unlike Japan, is/was not constrained by this "we must be pacifists" crap that infests so much of the emerging world. Keep in mind that, unlike China, it is NOT hemmed in by a natural set of barrier/island littoral which will confine it on the oceans. Keep in mind that its legacy of British Rule allows it to proceed FROM and onward from, the British/Western concepts of private property rights, entrepreneurship, and building of wealth. Finally, no country--not even the USA---dominates its adjacent oceans in the same way that India dominates the Indian ocean.

    If I ruled the world I would immediately throw out a pathetic wannabe washed up power like France OFF THE SECURITY COUNCIL, and put India on instead.
    Jan 23, 2015. 08:54 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comparing Apple And AT&T [View article]
    it is easy to look back forty years and pick winners. Back then it was all mainframes like Digital Equipment and such.
    Jan 22, 2015. 03:15 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And Then There Was More Debt, Weaponized Oil And War Expansion [View article]
    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Our children and grandchildren all have to pay off this debt! How will they do it?

    (1) by receiving the principal when the bonds come due and the interest in the meantime, just like the boomers did with their Greatest Generation bonds.

    (2) by using the asset side of government and individual balance sheets which will have swollen in the meantime: everything from real estate (the Feds own 90% ? of the land west of the Mississippi) to tangible and intangible technology and medical technology assets.

    Thanks to republicans in the house, government finances in the US are the best they have been in decades. Rock on!
    Jan 22, 2015. 01:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama's Middle Class Economics Stimulus: State Of The Union Address 2015 [View article]
    "Yes ladies and gentleman...please allow me to show you how generous I am gonna be with your money! Please let me steal 300 billion from this nations entrepreneurs and capital creators, and use it to create a still more entitlement society!"

    Thank God for the Republicans in the House.
    Jan 22, 2015. 11:23 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment