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  • The U.S. still leads the Internet industry, right? Wrong, says Tom Melcher: China's now the biggest Internet market in the world - with more users and serious players in revenue and market cap like Tencent and Baidu (BIDU).  [View news story]
    Emerging Markets are going to be the Battleground for Google/Microsoft
    Aug 4, 2009. 11:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Already five times delayed, Boeing's (BA) Dreamliner take-off might get pushed back another six months.  [View news story]
    I have been buying and holding BA for a while, guess it will be another 6 months now
    Aug 3, 2009. 09:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Meanwhile, Geithner would not rule out a new middle-tax class to get the economy back on track and reduce bulging deficits. "We're going to have to do what's necessary," he said.  [View news story]
    Enough Taxes, the other way to reduce the deficits is to stop the spending.
    Aug 2, 2009. 04:20 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nissan (NSANY) unveils the Leaf, an electric car which gets 100 miles on a full charge. CEO Carlos Ghosn told reporters aggressive estimates that peg electric cars at 10% of all sales by 2020 are very doable. Nissan spent 17 years developing Leaf's lithium-ion battery, which it hopes will propel it into the biggest supplier of electric cars.  [View news story]
    This is going to become a big sector, I am also following 1211 in Hong Kong and NPWZ currently moving to the AMEX. Oil prices are certain to break $100 late this year and even higher next year, this type of technology is going to be big.
    Aug 2, 2009. 04:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Rogers on the Chinese Economy [View article]
    It is possible the increase in the China market maybe reflective of their new position. Bubbles, like all things, are relative.
    Aug 2, 2009. 01:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • From Obama's weekly address: "When we receive our monthly job report next week, it is likely to show that we are continuing to lose far too many jobs in this country. As far as I’m concerned, we will not have a recovery as long as we keep losing jobs. And I won’t rest until every American who wants a job can find one."  [View news story]
    100% employment, more and more socialist ideology comes from the White House as the time passes
    Aug 2, 2009. 11:55 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cash for Clunkers: What Can the Government Buy You Next? [View article]
    The Govt subsidizes your car,your house and gives you the money to shop, all sounds familiar. Communism does the exact same thing.
    Aug 2, 2009. 11:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Expect Smooth Sailing for DryShips [View article]
    It was not an easy year for anyone, DRYS survived while many others did not
    Jul 31, 2009. 01:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE (GE) comments on GE capital, saying most of its portfolio is performing as expected, but below the Fed's base assumptions for the economy. Sees 2010 losses at similar levels to 2009. Says GE capital will not need to raise external capital even under the most adverse scenario, and that commercial real estate markets appear to be performing below the Fed's base case scenario. Shares -1% premarket.  [View news story]
    GE is a Real Economic Indicator, the fact they need no money will see me buying stock today and looking forward to growth at GE.
    Jul 28, 2009. 08:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Earnings Preview: 5 Companies That Could Surprise [View article]
    Western Digital has done an amazing job during the crises
    Jul 26, 2009. 04:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wessel's 'In Fed We Trust' and Mixed Messages [View article]
    How long can the current socialist model support the banks? Not very long in my opinion. This socialism at some stage will be rejected by the American People.
    Jul 26, 2009. 04:10 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's iTouch Tablet Will Become Its Flagship Product [View article]
    Bright future at Apple there is no doubt.
    Jul 25, 2009. 09:02 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Books: Bear Stearns' Death Comes Alive in Kelly's 'Street Fighters' [View article]
    Read the book, it was great.
    Jul 25, 2009. 08:49 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inc. Q2 2009 Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    AMZN doing very well.
    Jul 25, 2009. 07:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yet more Georgia closings: The six subsidiaries of Security Bank of Macon, Ga., were shuttered tonight, bringing the 2009 national total to 64, and Georgia's total to 16. The cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund is estimated at $807M.  [View news story]
    An almost endless stream of bank failures has to add downward pressure to the USD and Upward pressure to Oil and Gold
    Jul 25, 2009. 07:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment