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  • Portfolio For A 25-Year Old: The Positives And Negatives [View article]
    My entire portfolio is in dividend stocks and precious metals, with a very healthy addition every month. I'm only 23, so I should have plenty of time to amass retirement savings.

    As for gold being overpriced, remember to think of it in terms of the next 40-something years. Over time, buying some and stashing it will likely just keep up with inflation unless you plan on risky speculations for the next half century, and, honestly, most people shouldn't do that.
    Nov 5, 2012. 04:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    Betrayed and defrauded can happen at the same time...
    Nov 5, 2012. 02:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    Betrayed is a good word. Business arrangements imply at least some degree of loyalty, especially when it comes to people building a network -on- your website.

    Betraying trust is like drinking poison.
    Nov 5, 2012. 01:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama Wins Is Likely Headline [View article]
    Correlation doesn't equal causation. That's oversimplified, absurd, and shouldn't be taken seriously by anyone.
    Nov 5, 2012. 10:10 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Disney Made A Great Choice Buying 'Star Wars' [View article]
    Sorry about that, you're completely right. I'll have that sentence edited.

    Still, the movie was a flop, and it's unlikely that any future Lucas-originated films will get the same results. If anything, the John Carter movie was based on really bad marketing.
    Oct 30, 2012. 07:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is The Real Source Of Our Economic Problems [View article]
    Prices are always correct in a free market. Not in a broken market. That's the entire point of my article.

    Your "1" point completely proves my original. Government manipulated prices, creating malinvestment.
    Oct 5, 2012. 02:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Less Smoking: The Biggest Long-Term Risk To Altria [View article]
    Great ideas! Thanks, Don.
    Sep 17, 2012. 12:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Less Smoking: The Biggest Long-Term Risk To Altria [View article]
    I agree with you -- they won't vanish or even close. I'm looking for a company with a lot of growth potential as well as dividends.

    As far as losing liberty, I couldn't agree more. I joined Cigar Rights of America for that reason.
    Sep 16, 2012. 12:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You're A Fiscal Conservative, But Your Portfolio Wants A Democrat In The White House [View article]
    Stocks do better under democrats because they like kicking the can down the road.
    Sep 15, 2012. 07:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Profit Off The National Inflation Association [View article]
    I've read their newsletter for a while. Pump and dump. Definitely something illegal going on.
    Sep 15, 2012. 06:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Less Smoking: The Biggest Long-Term Risk To Altria [View article]
    A smoke-free restaurant. There were plenty before it was banned.
    Sep 15, 2012. 02:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Federal Spending Has Actually Declined Since 2012 [View article]
    "If these trends continue"

    Spoiler alert: They won't.
    Sep 14, 2012. 07:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Search Engine: The Death Of Google? [View article]
    Not remotely true. People use Facebook at work all the time -- often -for- work. Even then, it's not just for chatting or something, it's about a framework for experiencing electronic social interaction. Their long-term goal fits perfectly with search.
    Sep 12, 2012. 06:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Search Engine: The Death Of Google? [View article]
    Google can certainly compete, but Facebook has a huge position that's stronger than anything that's tried to compete so far -- hands down. They're perfectly positioned.

    Google won't literally disappear, but I don't want to be owning any of their stocks when Facebook begin their search launch within the next few years -- it could get messy.

    They aren't changing direction at all. They're adding to it in a way that mixes perfectly with their long-term strategy of being the "framework" by which people experience social interaction -- including surfing the web. It all fits great.
    Sep 12, 2012. 06:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Search Engine: The Death Of Google? [View article]
    I wouldn't refer to someone who has launched a multi-billion-dollar corporation as an "inexperienced" businessman having a "fad" idea. Especially not when he's getting a billion search queries a day. Sorry, I can't take that seriously at all.

    He's young? So? He's done more than thousands of "businessmen" who have spent decades longer working.
    Sep 12, 2012. 06:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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