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  • Facebook Is An Economic Castle Protected By An Unbreachable Moat [View article]
    Yeah.......I've heard that bear thesis before.... when FB was $28/share.

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    Dec 23, 2014. 07:33 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: $24 Is Within Reach [View article]
    Ryandan,

    Forgive me but I'm calling you out. You've been bearish on F for a long time now and you are clearly either short the stock, own puts, or just a GM / TM fanatic. Going back through the pages of comments (I stopped after page 33), you've been making bearish comments on F since at least the beginning of April and in that time the stock has traded from low $15 to mid $17, an approximate 14% return while the S&P 500 has only returned about 7%. The fact that you continue to make bearish calls only continues to support the bull thesis. Please let me know when you turn to a bull on F so I know when to sell my stock because I've got a feeling you make an excellent contrarian indicator!

    P.S. - If you've seen recent reports, Lincoln is in the midst of a revival of its brand. Certainly not the type of product line that should be sold off. While Mulally was a financial whizz, he wasn't perfect and his conservative cost cutting approach could have easily led him to misjudge the Lincoln brand.
    Jul 30, 2014. 01:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: $24 Is Within Reach [View article]
    forget the meaningless dividend?! At ~3% Ford is a great stock to have in a retirement portfolio with growth potential to boot. The company has proven its ability to withstand financial hardship and you can be sure the new management team will hold tightly to the lessons learned under Mulally. Not to mention, buying the stock now and locking in a sub-$18 price will put you in a great position for next quarter when I anticipate the company raising their dividend to $0.60 (20% div. growth).
    Jul 30, 2014. 01:28 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon beats by $0.01, beats on revenue [View news story]
    Gbdb15,

    There is no way any company is going to pay down debt in this low interest rate environment, now is the time to be taking on new debts and refinancing as we've seen them do recently with long dated notes. Too many people see debt as an evil, but you have to consider not just the costs but what is received in turn. VZ is borrowing at just 200 basis points above treasury notes. At that rate it is very easy for the company to find profitable net present value projects and investments. At recent rates, borrowing to buy back stock is even a positive investment. The stock yields just over 4%. VZ could issue debt for less than that over a short duration and buyback shares with the proceeds. They would also benefit from favorable tax treatment on the payment of interest on the bonds. So, in short, don't expect the company to pay down debts unless it is to refinance, and there is absolutely no way the company would trim its dividend!
    Jul 30, 2014. 01:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Herbalife Earnings Be The Final Nail In The Coffin For Short Sellers? [View article]
    You think it was on bloomberg TV... which means you actually have no flipping clue...

    To be honest, I have no position but love watching you bulls and bears get all up in arms... can't wait for the bloodbath when one side finally comes out victorious.

    At that time I will then also be appreciative of the fewer notifications regarding HLF news!
    Jul 27, 2014. 06:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Herbalife Earnings Be The Final Nail In The Coffin For Short Sellers? [View article]
    First off, once any news regarding Herbalife's situation is released, NO ONE will be able to trade it because any nitwit would know that the stock would be halted. Also, your excessive bearishness is absurd. Even the most extreme of bears knows there should be a limit to their position size. Your ridiculous and incessant bantering about desiring more and more shares to short makes you sound like a child and someone who really doesn't have a position at all.
    Jul 27, 2014. 06:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BofA ups mortgage settlement ante [View news story]
    Not doing due diligence? Are you serious? At a time of crisis when literally HOURS remained before financial crisis? The government breathed down the necks of bank executives to force their hands to avoid a complete financial meltdown, and then turns around suing those same banks when citizens claim fraud. Please. While these banks likely also committed the same transgressions, is it fair to ruthlessly punish them for the errs of others?

    IMHO gov't officials are acting as goons. The stories I've heard from some friends in the D.A.'s office... political figures have called in left and right making a claim for an additional Billion etc. At this point, I hope BAC goes to court because anything over $13B is just a shakedown by the gov't to make it look right in the eyes of the people.
    Jul 16, 2014. 06:11 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The morning after: Futures little-changed [View news story]
    uh... -9.00 on the S&P futures is flat? SA you might want to update...
    Apr 11, 2014. 08:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: On The Road To Fair Value [View article]
    Gladly, you're drunk on all the 3D hype that has been fed to you.
    Mar 13, 2014. 10:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: On The Road To Fair Value [View article]
    Have you fallen off your rocker???
    Mar 13, 2014. 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: On The Road To Fair Value [View article]
    Uhh.. well the last 2 statements don't make any sense.

    That's akin to saying your willing to take 10% interest, even if the REAL interest rate is -2%.

    And not all spending is created equally. You can't just make a blanket statement that says increased spending = staying ahead of the curve.

    On a side note... You don't seriously see DDD going to $1000/share by 2025...do you?
    Mar 12, 2014. 07:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thank Vladimir Putin For This Week's Bank Of America Gains [View article]
    When I assume usually I get some moron to spell it out for me...
    Mar 9, 2014. 04:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Big downgrade and higher rates take piece out of mREITs [View news story]
    uh...yeah, sorry to burst your bubble, but you are not doubling your investment every 18 months. That would imply the dividend is >60% annually. Might want to check your math! :-)
    Mar 8, 2014. 03:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thank Vladimir Putin For This Week's Bank Of America Gains [View article]
    I wouldn't use your friends surprise reaction to share price as a buy signal. Did you tell him the market cap of the company or the number of shares outstanding? Share price is a meaningless measure of value if you don't know any better as you say your friend does.
    Mar 8, 2014. 03:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Markit expects major dividend hikes at BofA and Citi [View news story]
    8 - 10 cents per QUARTER?! Sorry buddy, but I think you're dreaming, at least in the short term.
    Feb 24, 2014. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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