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I could put on this bio my education, work experience, investment strategy, and a nice thin (if I can find one) picture of me in a suit looking *smart*. Sorry but that's not my intent here. Sure I invest, help family make financial decisions, and make a ton of mistakes along the way. But my time... More
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  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Rankings Name Gain/Loss Portfolio Value Percent gain/loss
    *** 1st *** Econ. Analyst $75,647.58 $175,647.58 75.65%
    ** 2nd ** FearandGreed $28,447.31 $128,447.31 28.45%
    * 3rd * JohnBinTN $22,072.95 $122,072.95 22.07%
    4th User7415481 $17,997.52 $117,997.52 18.00%
    5th John Wilson $17,354.01 $117,354.01 17.35%
    6th ExtremeBanker $15,142.57 $115,142.57 15.14%
    7th Richonsilver $8,827.00 $108,827.00 8.83%
    8th Rinascimento $7,695.88 $107,695.88 7.70%
    9th CoinsK $6,596.58 $106,596.58 6.60%
    10th BlueskyForever $6,129.61 $106,129.61 6.13%
    11th IT $5,749.10 $105,749.10 5.75%
    12th Windwood $5,397.49 $105,397.49 5.40%
    13th CWinn $4,771.00 $104,771.00 4.77%
    14th Newbie Trader $3,540.50 $103,540.50 3.54%
    15th Crademan $3,249.86 $103,249.86 3.25%
    16th OldWarrior $3,120.30 $103,120.30 3.12%
    17th Milk & Honey $1,837.99 $101,837.99 1.84%
    18th Krustyman $922.84 $100,922.84 0.92%
    19th Al Roman -$155.42 $99,844.58 -0.16%
    20th deercreekvols -$3,710.97 $96,289.03 -3.71%
    21st Notrub -$6,625.38 $93,374.62 -6.63%
    22nd tommyinexile -$11,045.55 $88,954.45 -11.05%
    23rd Macrotrader -$21,395.44 $78,604.56 -21.40%
    24th Focal Point -$34,419.28 $65,580.72 -34.42%
    25th Dr. Ken Kapur -$42,094.14 $57,905.86 -42.09%

     

    Starting funds (group): Current value (group): Total gain/loss (group): Percent gain/loss (group):
    $2,500,000.00 $2,615,053.93 $115,053.93 4.60%
    11 Jul 2014, 09:35 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Ok, weekend warriors...Me thinks rough waters are ahead. (FSC) threw a surprise out today and I wonder who grabbed some cheaper shares ?

     

    So is gold really money ? What is the difference between currency and money? Who is going to be buying soon and what stocks ?

     

    I like silver better then gold right now, any opinions on this?

     

    Did the FED lose control as interest rates aren't rising !!!

     

    When does Football season start ?????
    11 Jul 2014, 09:39 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    IT,since we can't make trades I haven't been able to put metals back into the portfolio challenge for a couple months.What's the point? JBT and F&G got in front of most people and then pulled the plug on any new trades giving them a distinct inside track. I feel like the dwarf that was hit by a car and when I told the driver of the other car "Im not Happy" he just reply's "so which one of the 7 dwarfs are you" ? It's pointless .
    12 Jul 2014, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » COINS

     

    Actually JBT had nothing to do with it. He ran it for a while then had personal issues. Notice he doesn't post much anymore.

     

    HOWEVER THE SECOND CHALLENGE THE INVESTOR MAKES ALL THE TRADES AND THEY CAN BE MADE DURING THE DAY AS WELL. NO NEED FOR ANYONE ELSE TO DO IT FOR YOU...IMPROVED CHALLENGE !!

     

    Know who set it up for us ? JBT !!!!
    12 Jul 2014, 03:04 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Yes. I purposely stopped updating so I could beat everyone and collect all the fame and fortune for my greedy little self.

     

    The page IS open for editing by everyone, you know.
    12 Jul 2014, 07:56 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I'm losing ground because my 3 month expirations hit and I couldn't close out my positions at Price Targets. I'll get even in the New Challenge!!!
    12 Jul 2014, 09:43 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    You are a great american.
    12 Jul 2014, 10:28 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » SPEAKING OF THE CHALLENGE...WERE STUCK AT 12 !!

     

    SIGN UP FOLKS ! DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE...

     

    YOU DO ALL YOUR OWN TRADING, EVEN HAVE A MARGIN ACCOUNT. BEST PRACTICE RUN YOU WILL EVER HAVE !!
    12 Jul 2014, 11:11 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Margins make such good friendships you don't even need to give them a key.
    12 Jul 2014, 11:20 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » COINS

     

    I have a better story about silver then your pocket change. I went to a firehouse casino night and a guy was using ASE'S as dollar bills to bet. No one said a word.

     

    So at the end of the night I offered the fire department crew two bucks for each ASE.. Expecting someone to know what the hell was going on I ended up walking out with 50 ASE'S FOR $100 BUCKS !!

     

    How's that for a deal>>>
    11 Jul 2014, 09:43 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    @ IT
    That's a great deal if you can get it.
    12 Jul 2014, 01:49 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Oh, I got it !!
    12 Jul 2014, 03:05 PM Reply Like
  • nocnurzfred
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    Sorry T; but couldn't you have offered $5? It's a firehouse fundraiser for crying out loud. I have a brother [although he renounced me years ago for not going along to screw family] who bought a tractor from our patriarch uncle for $500, then sold it 3 weeks later for $1900 and crowed how smart he was. Never gave the uncle another dime, but fought for more than his share of the inheritance later. That's where the "You are not my brother anymore thing" came about. 12 years ago, 6 miles apart, still not talking. I tried to mend that fence, but he & another "brother" [who lives 4 miles away] still will not talk to me. $2, is either a BS story, or a major charactor flaw. Either you worship the Almighty Dollar above all else or concocted a really cool story. Sorry.
    12 Jul 2014, 04:52 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » NOC

     

    You have no idea what I do for the fire department. I support them all the time with fundraisers at my association. In fact my brother is a NYC firefighter.

     

    Was just getting back what I lost that evening anyway. I go to all of them in my town and I lose every time as the "house rules" are set up that way.

     

    Ever go inside their lounge area?? They aren't starving. Have better furniture and a much bigger TV then I have..

     

    Sorry, if I did not explain it properly to all. I give plenty of donations/time for them. My best friend is the Chief ... He laughed when I told him what happened and i asked should I return them, he said don't bother ..

     

    Let me add I took that $100 bucks to our Shop Rite, bought paper towels and plastic bags, and donated them to our local animal shelter..
    12 Jul 2014, 05:20 PM Reply Like
  • nocnurzfred
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    IT; Thank you for the clarification & your service. Just kind of rubbed me a wrong way, and as is usual, I am wrong. My investments can certainly verify that being wrong most of the time thing.
    12 Jul 2014, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Start with (UIL) long term,and go swimming and play Golf.
    12 Jul 2014, 06:36 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    When Gold goes up some of the Bugs become Peacocks.
    12 Jul 2014, 10:46 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » NOC

     

    Sorry to hear about the brother issue. I hope you guys can straighten it out. Blood is thicker then water !!

     

    no worries, this isn't the place where I air all my laundry out. But ask JBT about my tattoo... It was done for my nephews in the military.

     

    My moniker should give away how I feel. Sorry that I didn't expand on the whole scenario.. It's my fault, not yours >>

     

    I did keep some of the silver, although I sold 5 ounces for the $100 bucks to donate.
    12 Jul 2014, 10:51 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Should get a tattoo of a battle ship made of gold.

     

    If you get (SDRL) at 500 shares it's 5oo a quarter,i don't know how their Dividend works.
    The Blue chip UTS in ratio to expenses being regulated do keep ahead of raise in inflation better than ss,more consistent.
    12 Jul 2014, 11:10 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » AL

     

    Battleship made of gold huh ?? I still think silver is the better investment between the two.

     

    But a battleship huh ??
    13 Jul 2014, 10:02 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Or 122mm Artillery piece !
    13 Jul 2014, 10:18 PM Reply Like
  • nocnurzfred
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    Al;
    Had owned some (NYSE:UIL) a few years ago. Not sure why I sold, but wish I had not.
    15 Jul 2014, 06:00 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Really one of the best shares in the market.
    15 Jul 2014, 07:14 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » OH, THIS ISN'T GOOD NEWS. THE POTUS JUST PEED OFF AN IMPORTANT ALLY !!!

     

    Berlin Spying Prompted U.S. Offer Too Late to Sway Merkel ..

     

    http://bloom.bg/1ngjsjT

     

    I wonder where this might lead ??
    11 Jul 2014, 10:01 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » I WILL REPOST SOMETHING FROM ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO. SINCE WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT COMMODITIES RECENTLY THIS IS SOMETHING EVERYONE SHOULF KNOW..

     

    I SAW THIS MYSELF AND I AM NO GOLD BUG, BUT IT DID SCARE ME...

     

    Would you happen to know any specifics pertaining to GLD's insurance? This has been a long time question of mine that remains unanswered to this day. The following passage was an eye opener for me:

     

    "Did anyone try calling the GLD hotline at 866-320-4053 and asking for any numerical details on GLD's insurance? I reached a representative that told me to look at the prospectus but I am sure the prospectus doesn't give any numbers or percentages to how much of GLD's physical gold is insured. The prospectus only vaguely mentions HSBC holding some kind of insurance policy for GLD. This representative proceeded to feign ignorance when informed of this and said they were just the "marketing agent" for GLD. What kind of marketing agent doesn't know such basic information about a product they are marketing? It seems like they are deliberately hiding information from investors.

     

    I remember there was a well documented visit by CNBC's Bob Pisani to GLD's gold vault. This visit was organized by GLD's managing groups to prove the existence of GLD's gold but the gold bar held up by Mr. Pisani had the serial number ZJ6752 which did not appear on the most recent bar list at that time. It was later discovered that this "GLD" bar was actually owned by ETF Securities. I've always suspected GLD of gold hypothecation but saw no real evidence until that visit. The lack of insurance is incredibly convenient for bullion lending."

     

    While I understand that policies devaluing paper currencies will benefit precious metals in the long run, I'm still reluctant to trust paper gold over the real physical metal itself.

     

    (GLD) and (SLV) might be something to stay away from folks !
    11 Jul 2014, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Clarity is hard to come by know a days.
    11 Jul 2014, 10:25 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    Ah yes, the group known as *DATC*, (Did, anyone, try calling...). I also saw this info below a while a go...

     

    I have a terrific idea for this organization. They need to organize all of their global members in Boston, MA, and using the State Street Corp. headquarters as a backdrop, they could assemble a group video with each member in unison, reciting the famous "Did anyone try calling..." paragraph.

     

    CNBC could cover the event, and perhaps do a 1-hour special interviewing several people from the DATC group, providing more detail to the groups famous (or soon to be famous) pledge. They could get into the resistance of their attempts of calling SSGA on the phone and the mis-information that they have received, then make their case as to why this (GLD) fund is a bad fund to invest in. The climax of this 1-hour CNBC special could end with several DATC members trying to enter the State Street Headquarters, demanding to speak to a ranking official to discuss the details of this controversial fund managed and marketed by their State Street Global Advisors division.

     

    The camera coverage could show State Street stonewalling DATC members, and then engaging their Security team into a minor scuffle, and physically removing DATC from their Headquarters. Now this would be great publicity and make for good TV, possibly even boast CNBC ratings in the process.

     

    The video could be launched on Youtube, and the fallout could trigger a mass sell-off in GLD, causing this fund to ultimately collapse. In the end we could all sit back and blame this monumental DATC event, and the end of GLD, on a Youtube video. This idea needs to be taken up by the DATC hierarchy. This could be very successful if this group would just organize.

     

    (GLD) & (SLV) are funds not to invest in, and trade with caution.
    12 Jul 2014, 09:50 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Good Saturday Morning,And the BS rolls on.
    12 Jul 2014, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • nocnurzfred
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    Happy Weekend All;
    Just an update on my diversifying out of PM miners comment last week. Sold another third of my (EXK), and added another 10% to (GPL), still leaves a small amount of cash. I just can't stop believing somebody will buy out GPL for a few hundred million. Still $.28 short of break even. Still interested in dividends, but will try to leave that paltry $500 right where it is. Dang, I really do not care for weekends anymore, especially those blasted 3 day ones.
    12 Jul 2014, 12:11 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    I think it's time to retro 60's !
    12 Jul 2014, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » SPECIAL EDITION ALERT !!!

     

    I JUST POSTED A CHAPTER ON A SECTOR WHICH MANY ARE CONFUSED ABOUT . MLP'S SEEM TO BE GETTING MORE HEADLINES , AND A POSTER TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE ABOUT IT. SO PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AND COMMENT ON IT !

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    12 Jul 2014, 03:17 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    Does anyone have thoughts about CVX?
    12 Jul 2014, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » A lurker wants to know what really can go wrong if the FED does not get interest rates to rise, and how can they unwind that huge balance sheet ? Do they even have to ?

     

    OPINIONS....some HELP !!!!
    12 Jul 2014, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    Doesn't this put the Fed in the same situation as China? They hold a huge position of Treasuries. The Fed is buying about 40 or so Bln per month. Wait a minute here. The gubmt doesn't print money: the Fed does. They print money. But the gubmt in the future will issue more Treasury paper to finance the maturing Treasuries held by the Fed to give the Fed the money (for the Treasuries that have matured.)

     

    The gubt (the Treasury) has now issued more T-bonds so they could pay the Fed. No one wants to buy them so the Fed has to buy them. The Fed is an endless loop.

     

    The Fed. Can it fail?? Who would bail it out??
    Technically it cannot fail because it can issue money buy selling its bonds and issuing money to the purchaser. But that would crash the system by flooding the market with bonds and FRN's. It is all Fed'd up.
    14 Jul 2014, 01:52 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JW

     

    Bingo !! You lose....
    14 Jul 2014, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    The lurkers question should be "what can go wrong if the Fed doesn't STOP interest rates from rising?"

     

    A whole lot will go wrong if interest rates go up .... A whole lot would go wrong for the gubmt with rising short term rates. They could not afford that.

     

    ... about unwinding the debt, as I tried to explain above, I don't think they can.
    14 Jul 2014, 02:42 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    There is no legal reason for them to unwind their position, but the day will come when those T-Bills come due. How in heck will the G pay the Fed all those Billions? PRINT IT!!
    And on (CVX) a quick look at the charts looked pretty bad, but most do from this last week. I'll try to look deeper.
    12 Jul 2014, 09:56 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    Thanks! CVX seems to be stuck in the water.
    13 Jul 2014, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    The Best Generals are the ones you never heard of.
    Never lost a battle never shed Blood,if you had (ED) in your family for the last 150 years you would be like that.
    12 Jul 2014, 10:40 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    (SA) (GS) (JPM) has confirmed sfsg's #'s & mine.
    (UIL) is starting to get on the radar their intent was for retail investor for decades...they where good liquidity for the retail now the large investor's are noticing.
    13 Jul 2014, 08:11 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » AL

     

    What is a sfsg ??
    13 Jul 2014, 10:12 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Sikorsky Financial...

     

    It seems across the board Cap gain is the consensus with lower beta,Perfect for Banks and the needs large investors have,Can't go too heavy on the a said mentioned,i agree.
    (SDRL) is the second mention but different Beta.
    13 Jul 2014, 10:44 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    When friends are referred as clients i don't discuss any details with them,i always defer it to their Adviser and that they have the template that suits your needs.
    SA really is the most in depth i have gotton,I am sure all our Advisors paruse SA.
    13 Jul 2014, 11:22 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Glad you guys like whirly Birds.
    13 Jul 2014, 09:25 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » EPPF2.. left this comment in the last chapter....

     

    A major supplier of newly mined silver comes as a by-product of copper mining. Therefore, if one invests/trades silver it would be incumbent upon him to watch worldwide construction along with copper demands by China. SCCO, a major copper miner gets nearly 7% of their sales from silver. Trading commodities is a tough business. The more information one can get the more successful he might be.
    13 Jul 2014, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » EPPF2

     

    From what I have read we have already passed the point of PEAK gold and silver coming out of the ground. Many veins are already used up and unless we substantially find more over time ( I don't know how long , most likely after I am alive) we will be running out of it.

     

    Now since the miners seem to be a good investment for some I guess were years away !!
    13 Jul 2014, 01:00 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Looks like a rough day ahead for grains...
    13 Jul 2014, 07:55 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Why ??
    13 Jul 2014, 08:00 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Futures were red across the board a little while ago. Since have recovered.
    13 Jul 2014, 08:27 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Lurker wants to know can you supply a link to the site you use ??
    13 Jul 2014, 09:34 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    http://bit.ly/1n083dK
    13 Jul 2014, 09:45 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    JBT lean hogs is in some deep trouble.
    13 Jul 2014, 09:55 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Cheap bacon is a good thing.
    13 Jul 2014, 11:20 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » My weakness....bacon !!
    13 Jul 2014, 11:24 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Last time i had anything with pork in it was Newman's own.
    13 Jul 2014, 11:29 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Last time I KNOW I did not have pork was when I ordered Chinese pork fried rice. Have no clue what it was...
    13 Jul 2014, 11:37 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    That's cracklins and rinds...
    13 Jul 2014, 11:47 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    IT, Chinese pork fried rice is delicious! You can also substitute dog meat for the pork. At today's prices for pork it makes sense to do this. If seasoned right it is a good add to that fried rice.
    14 Jul 2014, 09:59 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » OAG

     

    True story...My wife and I were eating at a well established Chinese restaurant in the Bronx, NY .

     

    All of a sudden the cook comes running out of the kitchen waving a cleaver chasing a cat !! Now I was trying to convince myself of ANY good reason to stay seated.

     

    I didn't !! Never went back although I really do miss their Sushi bar. Wife had the Chinese and I ate Sushi. I think ??
    14 Jul 2014, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    IT, I would tend to get nervous when you are at the chinese restaurant and get up to use the bathroom, walk past the kitchen door and hear barking or meowing, but your experience is over the top!

     

    This kind of stuff that makes you do a double take and consider joining the vegetarian crowd.
    14 Jul 2014, 04:57 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Rat works well in Fried Rice also. Stringy, but cut fine "Cross Grain" and you don't notice it's different.
    15 Jul 2014, 02:36 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » IS THE BULL MARKET OVER. SOME PRO'S THINK SO !!

     

    http://bloom.bg/1mZTvuR

     

    What's an newbie to do ??
    13 Jul 2014, 08:00 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    If QE3 does indeed end in October, where does the money come from to fuel this market? The robust economy? Or will the Polar Vortex make a few more passes through N. America to wreak havoc on the markets?
    13 Jul 2014, 09:10 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Reports say it's going to snow in October in NY !!
    13 Jul 2014, 09:36 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Their probably already here.Those guys like (DUK).
    Snow in October never hoyd of it.
    13 Jul 2014, 09:39 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » just in case no one has been following the "IT FIB"... Gold is inching towards touching $1350 and silver is within a few quarters of $ 22 bucks..

     

    Just avoid (GLD) and (SLV)...

     

    Great soccer game today as well..
    13 Jul 2014, 09:59 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    It's end of Quarter time some Ivory showing.
    13 Jul 2014, 10:13 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Gap filling time for gold and silver, it looks like. Ouch.
    14 Jul 2014, 09:20 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    True test will be how long the smackdown lasts !! It was due for an intervention..
    14 Jul 2014, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » NEW "SPECIAL CHAPTER"....EATING HEALTHY ???

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    13 Jul 2014, 10:41 PM Reply Like
  • Economic Analyst
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    VOO VIOG VIOG VOOG IVOV RPG
    14 Jul 2014, 09:36 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » EA

     

    (NYSEARCA:VOO) (NYSEARCA:VIOG) (NYSEARCA:VOOG) (NYSEARCA:IVOV) (NYSEARCA:RPG)

     

    Why do you like these ??
    14 Jul 2014, 04:08 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » A few here don't care for index funds. Yet the above I believe are...

     

    THOUGHTS ??
    14 Jul 2014, 04:09 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    So many different ways to skin a cat in this market !
    14 Jul 2014, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    I have been in (NYSEARCA:VOO) in the past. I do like the fund, as index funds have low expense ratios. This fund has an expense ratio of .05, where the "managed" funds have much higher fees and typically most *85% or so??* do not beat the performance of index funds.

     

    I plan on easing back into VOO after this next correction. Not sure when this will happen, but I do believe it is coming. I am also not comfortable shorting this or other funds in anticipation of their fall. That can be very costly so I will wait it out.

     

    What I like about VOO aside from the low expense fee of this un-managed fund, is that although the upside is capped since you are investing in all of the stocks of the S&P 500, you are also protected to the downside. I do think this is a solid long-term investment but again, I am choosing to try to avoid a pending significant correction that I believe is coming for now.
    14 Jul 2014, 04:32 PM Reply Like
  • Economic Analyst
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    First I follow SPY as a know benchmark, now I learn by listening on SA and elsewhere about Vanguard and others entering the ETF space with less marketing and overhead for pretty much the same product.

     

    Popularity can be a positive factor to ensure enough volume for a liquid market, but as the ETF catches on that perhaps becomes less of a concern.

     

    (NYSEARCA:VOO) is the main one, then there are variants that break out value vs growth so you can fine tune and watch trends in those sub categories and others including small vs large and mid cap.

     

    Then I hear about (NYSEARCA:RPG) which is a screened subset of performers within the 500.
    Its a high flier so it caught my eye as something to watch.

     

    Also learned of a new one today (NYSEARCA:JPGE) which is the first JPM ETF, its sort of a global instrument that covers all the bases.

     

    Considering the brand (IMO!) its likely destined for success especially when its better known.

     

    I think most on Main Street still wonder what ETF stands for (Early Termination Fee??!!) let alone know how to differentiate appropriateness for a given risk profile.

     

    I think there are 1800 or so out there so its easy to become lost in the alphabet soup and to give up and watch the looney tunes instead of reading up and there is so much noise out there should give the quiet readers an edge, I hope.

     

    SA has great visibility in what is out there and groupings but you really need to drill down to figure out how to use them to your advantage.

     

    I used to scoff at 3% but am learning that a .1% here and there on dips not only adds up but multiplies and one day you realize you've accumulated 5% when the market is producing only 2.

     

    Sort of like whittling except better to end up with blue chips than wood chips and when you covered your downside which is always priority one its easier to be more aggressive on the upside, case in point, Germany vs Brasil. Now that what I call some serious leverage!
    14 Jul 2014, 09:11 PM Reply Like
  • Economic Analyst
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    Interesting write up of (NYSEARCA:JPGE).

     

    http://bit.ly/1jsRl6a
    14 Jul 2014, 09:25 PM Reply Like
  • InvestoBullSG
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    Politically wise the elections are also getting closer & bad economy may affect the winning side.
    14 Jul 2014, 10:05 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » INVESTO

     

    Yup, you hit the nail on the head.. They have to pretty up this pig somehow..

     

    WELCOME..
    14 Jul 2014, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    IT if this thing falls apart Gold & UTS will be the only thing holding.
    Both will go with it at first, but,just the laws of entropy say it's out their.
    14 Jul 2014, 01:23 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Gold and Silver were due for a correction. The FED can't have it go too high.. I posted yesterday to expect this..

     

    No worries here on that % of my portfolio..
    14 Jul 2014, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Didn't mean to take it lightly, Good point on preparing for winter now !
    14 Jul 2014, 01:51 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » IF ANYONE ELSE HAS AN AREA OF CONCERN AND WOULD LIKE ME TO POST A SEPERATE CHAPTER FOR IT FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AND I WILL GLADLY DO SO.

     

    I THEN WOULD HOPE THAT PERSON WOULD ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.I PROBABLY WON'T HAVE A CLUE. LOL

     

    THE FOOD ISSUE WAS AN EMAIL SENT TO ME FROM A FRIEND SO I JUST PASSED IT ALONG. THOUGHT IT WAS A SUBJECT WE HAVEN'T SEEN HERE BEFORE...

     

    JUST TRYING TO EXPAND SOME THINGS HERE..

     

    *SIGN UPS ARE STILL GOING ON FOR THE CHALLENGE*
    14 Jul 2014, 01:59 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » so who made money today ???
    14 Jul 2014, 04:06 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Stocks up 0.67%. 401k should be boffo up (hopefully) - won't know 'til ~5:30-ish.
    14 Jul 2014, 04:52 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Good news !!
    14 Jul 2014, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Not me ,I bought ASE's when the spot price was $21.09 . No gain on that purchase now. I would have made money but since I did not receive the coins before Friday there's not an opportunity to take advantage of the increase now because I haven't sold any yet and i'm still waiting on delivery.
    14 Jul 2014, 04:15 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » COINS

     

    My guess, in a few days it will be above $21.09 !!

     

    You know they had to knock the prices down some...
    14 Jul 2014, 04:33 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » 13 NOW SIGNED UP !! WHO WILL BE 14 ???

     

    little over 2 weeks to go >>>>
    14 Jul 2014, 05:00 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Secret Path Revealed for Chinese Billions Overseas !!!!

     

    http://bloom.bg/1kWOzB7

     

    THOUGHTS ??
    14 Jul 2014, 05:28 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHAT A REIT IS ??

     

    Lurker asking and I cannot explain it correctly.

     

    Thanks!
    14 Jul 2014, 06:38 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    Make sure you get some one to distinguish between a "mortgage REIT" like (NASDAQ:AGNC) or (NYSE:NLY) or (NYSE:IVR) or "mREIT", ...

     

    ... and between an equity REIT like (NYSEARCA:IYR)
    14 Jul 2014, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JW

     

    Sounds like your next blog ??? Just sayin !!!!

     

    I have no idea what the difference is. If you want to post it here and answer the questions feel free to write something up.

     

    Your choice but I really want to learn about them.. The upside and downside..

     

    I will gladly post a chapter for you if you choose to write it up..
    14 Jul 2014, 09:36 PM Reply Like
  • Harry Polizzi
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    Hi interesting,

     

    I explain, in as simple language as possible, the difference between an equity REIT & an mREIT in my article on SA at this URL: http://seekingalpha.co....

     

    Or go to SA & search for ticker symbol REM. My article will be there under the title contained in the URL above.

     

    Thing to keep in mind, as stated in the article, mREITs can respond to EVERY basis point change in interest rates, both positive & negative to their spread. Equity REITs tend to respond to broader/sustainable movements in interest rates,

     

    Hope this helps interested investors.

     

    Harry
    15 Jul 2014, 12:36 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Harry

     

    Thanks for stopping by. I would recommend folks taking a look at this article.

     

    Appreciate you stopping in...
    15 Jul 2014, 12:48 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Real Estate Investment Trusts are just like BDC's, except that they deal in Real Estate, whether buying mortgages, or buying property and renting it out. They, like BDC's must give out =>90% of their profit as dividends.
    Mortgage REITs do well when interest rates are high, as they get money by issuing shares, and pray that the mortgages they buy perform. They don't buy CDOs. Rental REITs are doing well now as they bought firesale bankruptcy and repo houses and are renting them. Some are doing poorly though as they bought industrial property and mini-malls and such, but no one is renting.
    (NYSE:IVR) (NYSE:NLY) are 2 examples.
    15 Jul 2014, 10:20 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    IT both our J's are ahead of the class.
    14 Jul 2014, 08:28 PM Reply Like
  • Harm Elderman
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    :)
    15 Jul 2014, 12:56 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » THE MARKETS GIVETH, THE MARKETS TAKETH AWAY !!

     

    Wash, rinse, repeat ...

     

    Yellen said a few things the markets didn't like >>>>

     

    Used the word STRETCHED ...Humm..
    15 Jul 2014, 11:58 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Like the Mahabarata or the Lion King the cycle of life.
    15 Jul 2014, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Yellen warns on small cap and momo sector valuations !!!

     

    Sticking to what we mostly already know about Fed thinking, Janet Yellen - in prepared remarks before the Senate Banking Committee - says interest rates could rise sooner and at a faster pace if labor market strength continues to surprise to the upside. The opposite, she quickly notes, is also true - should data disappoint, policy would be more accommodative than currently anticipated.

     

    Treasurys are zigging and zagging on her remarks, but about flat, and the S&P 500 and Dow remain little-changed. Small caps (IWM -0.7%) and momentum sectors like social media (SOCL -1.1%) and biotech (IBB -1.1%) are selling off as the Fed boss says their valuations "appear to be stretched."

     

    COULD STRETCHED EQUAL A BUBBLE ?
    15 Jul 2014, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Yellen Sees Risk of Bubbles in Leveraged Loan Market !!!!

     

    http://bloom.bg/1ktyhQd

     

    Didn't take long for that word "BUBBLE" to pop up !!
    15 Jul 2014, 04:26 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » THIS BUBBLE WORD IS POPPING UP ALL OVER THE PLACE!!

     

    Bubble Paranoia Setting in as S&P 500 Surge Stirs Angst !!!

     

    http://bloom.bg/1sqYLK3

     

    THOUGHTS !!!
    17 Jul 2014, 01:18 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    A Bazooka Bubble.
    17 Jul 2014, 02:14 AM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    The Bubblemen > The Bubblemen are coming! 1988.
    17 Jul 2014, 08:22 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Their are absolutely no asset Bubbles matter of fact it's all under evaluated and over priced.
    17 Jul 2014, 09:41 AM Reply Like
  • nocnurzfred
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    Help me out here folks;
    I am looking for a quality automobile break component company, hopefully with a dividend, but not exclusively so. My online brokerage search has me going to auto parts, but frankly, they are so non specific that I am lost. I am intrigued by the automatic breaking systems being presented on the higher end cars, knowing it will be expanded to more generic vehicles later. My rationale is that whoever buys these vehicles will test the system to know it works, and to impress self & friends. Not to mention loaning that car to a teenage child. Point being; those components are going to need replacement much sooner than conventional components. Imagine buying such a vehicle as a demonstrator. Every test driver will have insisted on seeing/proving the technology. So, the system works, and wears out parts. Can we see this system being required in all vehicles a few years from now? Wish I knew about, and who provided, the back up camera system several years ago, but will be required in all new vehicles very soon.
    SA is a relatively small community, and we should kick ideas around, disagree, learn something, and maybe even realize our own ideas are wrong. What say folks??
    15 Jul 2014, 06:22 PM Reply Like
  • nocnurzfred
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    Comments (574) | Send Message
     
    break, was meant to be "brake".
    15 Jul 2014, 06:24 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    To help your research, here's some names to look at: Allied Signal, Honeywell (NYSE:HON), Bendix, Raybestos...
    15 Jul 2014, 06:43 PM Reply Like
  • nocnurzfred
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    JBT;
    Thank you. Pretty generic names that did not come up on my query. Will pull each up, read their past years news releases & hope to find who supplies who. Looking to find who supplies Lexus, Acura, BMW, Mercedes, etc., or any combination. The next tier will follow in 2 or 3 years. Again, thank you for your civil response.
    15 Jul 2014, 09:40 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Don't bank on those components wearing out faster than other parts as the Pad technology is getting 100k miles easily out of a set.
    15 Jul 2014, 10:30 PM Reply Like
  • nocnurzfred
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    JBT & OW;
    Thank you both for helping to suck the air out of my head. JBT; those cos you suggested I look at are not as specific as I thought I was looking for. OW; Had talked to 2 new car owners & they say their salespeople pushed exactly what you said, maybe not 100K miles, but double what conventional pads/rotors go. This is exactly why I spend a lot of time on SA, differing thoughts & experiences in issues. Will look somewhere else to invest. Thanks.
    16 Jul 2014, 02:48 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    noc,

     

    Sorry your investment thesis did not pan out. As an aside, I do not believe there is a publicly traded company that just makes brake pads (or brake parts, for that matter)... Most brake components are made by large auto parts manufacturers like Federal Mogul, who also make a bajillion other things, too.
    16 Jul 2014, 03:04 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I got 110K miles out of the front brakes on my 2001 Civic, and at >90K do not need pads for my Oddessey, despite that it carries my 350 pound power wheelchair in the back 100% of the time.
    16 Jul 2014, 07:35 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Good to see some life at the ole blog.
    16 Jul 2014, 07:51 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Bendix may well be the best known of Brake plays; but as the recession deepens, I am looking more at companies like Autozone, as people will be repairing their cars instead of replacing them. I'm going heavily defensive this week, and my only "Risk On" plays will be short ETFs probably.
    17 Jul 2014, 09:48 PM Reply Like
  • nestor7
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    I have gotten over 320,000 miles on a set of front brakes driving a Ford van over-the-road. I don't know the brand since I bought the truck used.
    20 Jul 2014, 11:25 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Comments (3681) | Send Message
     
    Bendix?
    20 Jul 2014, 12:52 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Jack of all trades !!
    15 Jul 2014, 06:47 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Master of too few, unfortunately.
    15 Jul 2014, 06:51 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Hershey raising prices 8% to offset higher costs

     

    The Hershey Company (HSY)

     

    Just in time for Janet Yellen to amend her remarks about no inflation before tomorrow's 2nd day of congressional testimony, Hershey (NYSE:HSY) announces a weighted average price boost of about 8% across its packaged candy and grocery lines, effective today. The increase is intended to help offset the significant jumps in input costs, including raw materials, packaging, fuel, utilities, and transportation.

     

    Due to the transitional nature of the price increase, Hershey doesn't expect much income statement benefit until 2015.

     

    The company now sees sales growth to be towards the lower end of its 5-7% target this year. At the same time, commodity costs should grow faster than the previous estimates, leaving expected full year 2014 adjusted EPS to be towards the low end of the long-term 9-11% growth target.

     

    Q2 sales and earnings however, should be about inline with the previous forecast, with adjusted EPS still expected at $0.75-$0.77.

     

    THERE GOES ONE OF MY VICES !! DID ANYONE SAY WE HAVE NO INFLATION ?
    15 Jul 2014, 06:53 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Gotta pay to play the fat game... ;)
    15 Jul 2014, 06:54 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Fat Tuesday-JBT

     

    (NASDAQ:GOOG)'s earnings tomorrow.become more important than little freds minutes.
    16 Jul 2014, 09:19 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    There went my weekly Chocolate FIX!!!
    16 Jul 2014, 09:33 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    No new news or significant changes in the MMs views of (NYSE:SDRL)
    15 Jul 2014, 10:31 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Gold back under $1300, still Range-Bound.
    15 Jul 2014, 10:53 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » ANOTHER NEW CHAPTER IN A SERIES. WRITTEN BY SOMEONE..A CURRENCY CRISES WITHIN A FEW YEARS ??

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...

     

    Take a peek !! Leave a comment !!
    16 Jul 2014, 01:57 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » GOLD DIDN'T STAY BELOW $1300 TOO LONG DID IT ??
    17 Jul 2014, 01:19 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Comments (9717) | Send Message
     
    Gold is the Glory of ages.
    17 Jul 2014, 02:17 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I READ THE COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE. LET'S SEE WHO HAS THE BEST LINE !!!

     

    http://bit.ly/1sqZRFE
    17 Jul 2014, 01:23 AM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    I think that more tax payer money needs to be spent to research this ancient fish. Could it be that through evolution that this fish has evolved to become many of today's most successful lawyers & politicians?
    17 Jul 2014, 09:51 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » OAG

     

    Funny you said that. Now I know who it reminded me of !!!
    17 Jul 2014, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    Comments (1494) | Send Message
     
    OW!
    17 Jul 2014, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    In a Piltdown kind of evolution?
    17 Jul 2014, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » CRADE

     

    I think, if it happened to me, I would yell more the OW !!

     

    In fact I think my ex got mine !!!
    17 Jul 2014, 01:59 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Hmmm... A black swan disguised as a (NYSE:BA) triple 7. I'm sick of other country's bullshit messing with my bottom line. :)

     

    RIP x295.
    17 Jul 2014, 03:29 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Comments (9717) | Send Message
     
    We are in some deep deep trouble.
    17 Jul 2014, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Seems like you can't keep gold down too long these days !!
    17 Jul 2014, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Comments (9717) | Send Message
     
    Gold Finger !
    17 Jul 2014, 07:09 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Gold still under $1320. I doubt people will be buying too much gold until we see interest rates go up; and we won't see that until hours worked/employee climbs. This recession started in Q1, and no amount of gloss will hide it for long. The last Unemployment numbers were just pig lipstick. We'll see how they spin this week's.
    17 Jul 2014, 09:55 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » MOVING ON !!!

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    18 Jul 2014, 12:44 AM Reply Like
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