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  • Apple: Take The Money And Run [View article]
    Wow, people, calm down. So you disagree? Great. There's no need for insults.
    Sep 8, 2012. 10:34 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On QE3: Buy Oil And Gas, Sell Obama Re-election Odds [View article]
    Not sure how a religious debate broke out suddenly, but great article. Couldn't agree more.

    I guess that means, technically, I should be rooting for QE3 now. I make money -and- we get a new president? What a great move. ;-)
    Sep 1, 2012. 07:32 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Copy The 'Ron Paul Portfolio'? [View article]
    Yes, let's ignore the first two decades because it fits our prejudices better. That's a great way to approach long-term investing.
    Apr 2, 2012. 09:35 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For anyone wondering why Pres. Obama keeps blaming Bush for the state of the U.S. economy, it's because it's smart politics. More than two-thirds of Americans, including half of Republicans, still blame former Pres. Bush for the country's economic ills, according to a new Gallup poll. The data suggests Obama's argument that he needs more time to fix the economy could fall on receptive ears.  [View news story]
    Sure, we blame him for breaking it, that doesn't mean we don't blame Obama for not fixing it.

    It's bad politics. It makes him look like a looser little kid.
    Jun 14, 2012. 06:23 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha's Election Overview [View article]
    To answer your question, we're on less shaky ground because we can print our own money and we have the world's reserve currency. We're on a bad projectile, but we're still in a far better position than Greece.
    Nov 6, 2012. 09:22 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Investing Is Not Only About The Dividend [View article]
    He didn't attack anyone for disagreeing with him, and his "attack" on STB was just explaining why it's not the ideal example of what dividend growth investors are looking for. Come on.
    Jul 28, 2012. 07:39 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Worst Gold Investing Advice I've Read [View article]
    A well-researched position can still be wrong, hence the case for diversification, especially for most people who would read just any old article. Telling people in general they should feel safe putting money into gold stocks if they just do their "homework" is negligent at best.
    Jun 12, 2012. 09:09 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Moody's expects to lower its U.S. credit rating to Aa1 from Aaa in 2013 unless budget negotiations "produce a stabilization and then downward trend" in the government's debt/GDP ratio. [View news story]
    Lol, and how is Obama preventing the "end" of civilization? He's a do-nothing president who wasted his political capital making medical care more expensive and increasing regulations.

    He's not trying to save crap.
    Sep 11, 2012. 10:22 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Dividend Investors Can Ignore Stock Prices [View article]
    Of course prices can drop while the company gets stronger. It happens almost every day, every week, and every month. Long-term trends don't equal short-term trends.
    Jun 25, 2012. 12:02 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Demographics And The Likelihood Of A Housing Recovery [View article]
    Agreed. I dropped out of college to work full-time and am now back getting my degree.. I don't want to be forced to pay for people my age because they got 40k in debt studying "gender studies".
    May 17, 2012. 02:53 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • George Soros' remarkable speech on the "political bubble" of the EU: "The (current) political dynamic makes the disintegration of the EU just as self-reinforcing as its creation has been ... (however) the likelihood is that the euro will survive because a breakup would be devastating not only for the periphery, but also for Germany." He gives the Germans 90 days to come around. Worth the full read.  [View news story]
    He's not a socialist, he's a believer in the "open society" concept. He's naive, not evil. There's a difference.

    People who hate him generally have no idea what his views are on reflexivity, which is to say that people generally have no idea about anything when it comes to the man.

    George Soros is politically opposite of me, but that doesn't mean I'll randomly demonize him.
    Jun 3, 2012. 10:10 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now's the time to end the mortgage interest deduction, Amity Shlaes argues; the housing industry's old canard about such a move destroying the market doesn't hold much water - we're already there. People actually "might well invest more in houses than we imagine if, for once, they know what those houses are really worth." [View news story]
    Republicans want to cut spending to pay as we go and Democrats want to raise taxes to pay as we go.

    Hint: we can't raise taxes enough to pay as we go, but we CAN cut spending enough.

    Democrats are essentially waging war against economic reality, and we'll all lose that war.
    Sep 1, 2012. 10:00 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is The Real Source Of Our Economic Problems [View article]
    Price manipulation being bad isn't remotely BS, and is the underlying -cause- behind why price controls don't work -- whether they're direct price controls or indirect ones (interest rate manipulation, subsidies, etc).
    Jul 18, 2012. 07:10 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Worst Gold Investing Advice I've Read [View article]
    ... I don't have any losses. Thanks, though. No need for a conspiracy theory here.
    Jun 12, 2012. 09:10 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Apple And Run Away? [View article]
    Who said anything about a melodramatic "stand" against evil or something? I'm just responding to an article that was wrong.
    Sep 8, 2012. 03:40 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment