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  • Facebook (FB) plans to increase its $2.5B credit line to help cover a major tax hit when employee stock awards vest shortly after it goes public, Reuters reports. Helping employees cover tax on restricted stock is unusual and leaves the employer with a "very expensive obligation" that could increase if FB shares climb.  [View news story]
    "Helping employees cover tax...."....am I missing something, or is this a company with a conscience...at least as far as it's employees are concerned...?
    Mar 1, 2012. 05:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN: 4 Key Price Drivers [View article]
    Be aware that UVXY is scheduled to perform a 6x reverse split on Mar. 6.
    Feb 28, 2012. 08:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart (WMT), McDonald's (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX): Why do you pay your employees so little that most of them are poor? Profit margins at many big U.S. firms are near all-time highs, so there's plenty of room to pay more, but they've made the short-sighted decision not to do so. Henry Blodget thinks if they spent half their profit on better wages, it would help the employees, the companies and the economy.  [View news story]
    PlaydohGlobe,

    Excellent reply from a 1%er. Maybe there is still hope for a simpler tax code, with fairer percentages for all.

    "The people shall lead, and the government will follow". Anon

    Right now it's the other way around.

    Thanks,
    Perk
    Feb 22, 2012. 07:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN: 4 Key Price Drivers [View article]
    Good article on TVIX.... the "VIXen"!

    Melts down the 1/2" thick Prospectus into understandable words and chart.

    Thanks,
    Perk
    Feb 21, 2012. 07:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will This VIX ETP Go To Zero? [View article]
    Click on the link in the article (prospectus for TVIX) in the third from bottom paragraph. Then read the first page paragraph "As explained in "Risk factors....". It is in bold type.

    Also read the last line in the paragraph above that one..."Investors should actively and frequently monitor their investments in the ETNs, even intra-day".

    This is a short term trading instrument only, according to it's own prospectus.

    Hope this helps,
    Perk
    Feb 20, 2012. 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart (WMT), McDonald's (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX): Why do you pay your employees so little that most of them are poor? Profit margins at many big U.S. firms are near all-time highs, so there's plenty of room to pay more, but they've made the short-sighted decision not to do so. Henry Blodget thinks if they spent half their profit on better wages, it would help the employees, the companies and the economy.  [View news story]
    Mitt is one of the fortunate that HAS long term cap gains. If he really had any guts he would campaign on changing the percentages. And that goes for all of the politicians. When someone comes up with a comprehensive plan to make our tax system work for every one...they get my vote.

    I really don't see another way to bring this country back to the beacon for all it used to be. But I'm open to suggestions.
    Feb 18, 2012. 03:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart (WMT), McDonald's (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX): Why do you pay your employees so little that most of them are poor? Profit margins at many big U.S. firms are near all-time highs, so there's plenty of room to pay more, but they've made the short-sighted decision not to do so. Henry Blodget thinks if they spent half their profit on better wages, it would help the employees, the companies and the economy.  [View news story]
    Or we could get real, and attack the real problem in this country (that no one really wants to talk about), the tax code. While those workers at Micky D's probably don't pay Federal and State taxes, we consumers do. And the thought that I have to pay more in percentage than Mitt sucks. A better tax code (flatter and fairer) would do a world of good in bringing this country back. Many of you remember the Dream. Well, that dream has turned into a nightmare for my kids and grandkids. We are printing fiat money they will never be able to pay back. Face it, the 1%, and even the .01% own us. And the only way out I see is with a better tax code. But no one seems to have the guts to make it happen.

    Perk
    Feb 18, 2012. 03:27 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Credit Default Swaps, Who Really Knows What They Are Worth? [View article]
    Thank you very much for this article. Just the information I was looking for in one package. I will be sure to save it.

    Perk
    Feb 7, 2012. 07:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Ways To Have Fun In The Stock Market (Besides Making Money) [View article]
    Good article. I will add it to my favorites as a reminder that if I'm not having fun...I shouldn't be doing it. At this point in my life the thought of trading each weekday is what gets my juices flowing. And that's before the coffee....

    Perk
    Feb 5, 2012. 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Method To The Zynga Madness [View article]
    Paulo,

    Thank you for your article, and thanks to those that have commented. Not being a Facebook user, I went to Facebook's front page and came across this interview by Charlie Rose...

    http://bit.ly/zXLq2v

    ...with Zuckerburg and Sandberg. It is quite long, but about in the middle they talk about Zynga, and say that they are not interested in creating their own games, etc. Of course, that interview was last November and, as we all know, things may eventually change. As all things do.

    Thanks again,
    Perk
    Feb 4, 2012. 04:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • See Stability Ahead? Buy This Inverse VIX ETN [View article]
    One 'Sweet roll" of a trade....(big smile)
    Feb 3, 2012. 03:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Those jobs aren't coming back," said Steve Jobs to the President, who asked what it would take to bring Apple's production to the U.S. It's not just low wages, Chinese manufacturing infrastructure has grown to remarkable size and sophistication. Apple's contribution to U.S. employment will be through its stores, its empowerment of entrepreneurs, and jobs at cellular providers and shippers, but not the actual building of its products.  [View news story]
    When does the human element become the important issue?
    Jan 22, 2012. 03:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dummy's Guide To The EU Crisis And Our Moral Hazard Rally [View article]
    Cliff, I noticed your 'switch', and I really liked it. A little class now and then never hurts.
    Jan 22, 2012. 10:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Newt Gingrich causes a surprise and scrambles the GOP primaries by comfortably beating Mitt Romney in South Carolina, with exit polls showing that the economy was an important factor in people's votes. "Those who "disparage" economic success "are not going to be fit to be our nominee," Romney says.  [View news story]
    Romney can't win because he's a 1%er, and it takes more than 1% to get elected. And Gingrich won't win because of AIG. It doesn't seem like the Republicans have tried hard enough to find a candidate that is acceptable to the 99%. Or at least 51%. If they would take the best ideas from each, and find a body....they might have had a chance.
    Jan 22, 2012. 08:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dummy's Guide To The EU Crisis And Our Moral Hazard Rally [View article]
    Thanks Cliff. This 'dummy' needed that. Well done!
    Jan 22, 2012. 08:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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