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  • Why I Am Considering Buying J.C. Penney [View article]
    These factors were not true a month ago. Stock sale was late september, Disney was announced early october, and plans for thanksgiving were just announced. These are all recent developments.
    Oct 18 03:56 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE: Why I'm Bullish [View article]
    GE will eventually make new all-time highs, it might take time but I am confident that we will see new all time high. GE's move away from financial business mix and towards industrial business mix should help make sure GE takes out old all-time highs within the next decade
    Jun 25 03:15 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ECB To Investors: Sell Gold [View article]
    I have been bullish since gold hit its first new "all time high" breaking out over 1,000. As a trend follower, i am drawn to things that are acting well and moving from the lower left to the upper right. Of late, Gold has not been making new highs, in fact we have seen two lower highs. In the long term i suspect gold will be a good investment, but selling gold based on a lack of ECB money printing is a short term trade...
    Dec 9 01:59 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Waste Management: A Good Fit For Berkshire [View article]
    Well, you must realize that the title of the article is not "Berkshire To Buy Waste Management." Rather, "Waste Management: A Good Fit For Berkshire" is not arguing that Berkshire will buy WM but instead that WM would be a nice fit for Berkshire. If there was already any indication that Berkshire would buy WM then the stock would have already moved and there would be little need to suggest that WM might be a good fit for Berkshire. I do not own WM because I am expecting a takeover. As stated in the article, I turned bullish WM a while ago and am looking to hold for the long-term.
    Dec 22 10:12 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Patriot Coal: What A Short Squeeze Looks Like [View article]
    could not agree more. I think the move has something to do with a credit agreement in the works. That being said, I do not really see the point of buying PCX up here... If it were trading at $1 and they extended the credit agreement it would easily double. But now, at over $2, the stock has priced in some sort of a deal. I suspect on any deal PCX opens higher and then gets sold hard on the news.
    Jul 5 02:56 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Sell RIM? [View article]
    this is the same argument that was made in defensive of Nokia. Eventually, bad products result in a loss of business everywhere.
    Dec 4 08:24 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Should Announce A $100 Billion Stock Buyback [View article]
    No company needs $120 billion in cash. The company should take advantage of the market weakness in its stock and seize the moment to make an opportune move to benefit shareholders.
    Dec 23 06:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TVIX Hits All-Time Low Despite Market Weakness [View article]
    TVIX may rebound but if it does it is clearly a sale.
    Jul 2 01:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AIG Increases Exposure To Eurozone Debt, Or Why Government Bailouts Need To Stop [View article]
    you are correct, AIG has increased it's German exposure significantly. The only problem with Germany is that is like a first class passenger on the titanic. When the Euro collapses Germany will go down with everyone else. The sad thing here is that if AIG gets into trouble because of Europe, tax payers will again be forced to bail out AIG.
    Nov 25 08:34 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion's Attractive Future [View article]
    I have to disagree with you statement that " you don't have to worry about RIMM going to 0." Maybe not over night, but over time RIMM is probably going to 0. Why? Well you answered that by telling us that RIMM has no innovation to think of. The blackberry is a device that has seen its better days. Consumers will continue over time to dump the blackberry and switch to the I-phone. How is RIMM any different than Nokia (NOK) or Palm, or Motorola?? It is not, and RIMM is to be sold into any rallies. This is a value trap if i have ever seen it. RIMM is behind the curve. Rimm is a sale at any price.
    Nov 24 04:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon And Chevron Should Launch Monsanto-Like Buyback Program [View article]
    There is no reason to do a reverse stock split because there is no positive impact. A reverse stock split does not increase the value of shares outstanding. XOM could increase the dividend.
    Jul 8 10:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why First Solar Is A Better Buy Than SolarCity [View article]
    Does SCTY have any advantages other than first mover advantage? Is there anything stopping competition from undercutting their pricing if the business model proves successful?
    Jun 29 09:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP: A Possible Tax Inversion Takeover Target [View article]
    not necessarily, depends on how the deal is funded. If its mostly stock and cash then XOM need not loose its AAA rating. If the deal would be funded by raising debt then XOM could lose AAA rating
    Jun 23 05:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson: Why I'm Not A Buyer And What I Would Buy Instead [View article]
    I like VZ more if you are investing for income
    Jun 23 08:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Bought International Game Technology [View article]
    While those might be true there are other positives that make IGT interesting such as its strong cash flow relative to earnings and booming online and mobile gaming business. GTECH is already in talks to buy IGT so at least one bid is highly likely.
    Jun 19 11:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment