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  • NAHB Housing Market Index at 47 [View news story]
    Highlights
    The new home market is showing no spring lift whatsoever at least based on the housing market index which, at a lower-than-expected 47, remains below breakeven 50 for a third straight month. The weakness is centered in traffic which remains far below 50 at 32. Weakness in traffic points to lack of participation by first-time homebuyers and the importance of all-cash buyers who have been holding up the housing market.

    But other readings are positive led by strength among prospective buyers where the index is at 57 for a 4 point gain in the month. Present sales show marginal growth, unchanged for a third month at 51. Regional data show the West, Midwest, and South clumped near 50 with the Northeast, by far the smallest region for new home sales, far back at 33.

    The housing market index posted a record 10-point loss to 46 in the heavy weather of February and hasn't yet recovered, in what is a bad omen for the housing sector where many are banking on spring strength. Expectations for tomorrow's housing starts & permit data are no better than flat. The Dow is moving down from opening highs in early reaction to today's report.

    Market Consensus before announcement
    NAHB housing market index for March failed to bounce back much from February's record loss, coming in at a lower-than-expected 47 for only a 1 point gain. Details for March once again showed serious weakness in traffic, at 33 versus February's 31. Weakness in traffic points to a lack of first-time buyers and underscores the continued importance of all cash buyers in the housing market. Other details are on the plus side of 50 to indicate monthly growth but just barely, at 52 for current sales and 53 for future sales.

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    Apr 15 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jefferies: Apple negotiating $100 iPhone 6 price hike with carriers [View news story]
    Unfortunately most Apple fanboys would not like to acknowledge this. As usual smart Mutual funds sold and reduced their stake @ the peak when these indicators started propping up while retail investors jumped in @ the peak of news not to sell cos it was going to to $1000 . I always wonder why most of us (retail investors ) fall for this scam. We see an increase of all these analyst going on tv asking anyone not to sell yet we know a lot of it are being sold @ that particular time ,do we ever ask ourselves why those "stupid early investors are selling @ the peak so that we can buy it from them @ peak" . Are we so blinded by our greed that we keep falling for this scam over and over again?
    We never seem to learn and that is why Wall street keeps playing us and always winning. It was obvious a long while ago that carriers would stop and start reducing the burden of subsidy of phones especially iphones cos AAPL was making money every Q. The carriers are not stupid. Seeing AAPL doubling profit every Q while they barely survive in a "supposedly symbiotic relationship" was and still not smart biz. One of AAPL greatest strength is also her greatest weakness , "never wanting to share & help partners" unlike a MSFT. The reason why MSFT survived for so long was bcos it always supported & welcomed partners, APPL wants every bit for itself. That's the reason no one is playing with them when it comes to the so called iTV . Everyone needs a true friend & partner.
    I brought up a lot of points you pointed out 2day, @ the peak when the funds were always going on TV to ask no one to sell while they were liquidating / distributing . Have learnt to sell things I hold when every Tom,Dick & Harry is going TV asking not sell cos it should continue to go higher. Do we honestly/ believe they will tell us to buy from they while they are in liquidation mode?.
    Apr 14 05:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jefferies: Apple negotiating $100 iPhone 6 price hike with carriers [View news story]
    hope you find a shrink soon for your icraziness, idelusion and igreed.
    Apr 14 11:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe I'll wait a bit before buying [View news story]
    At least something to lighten up the mood on a gloomy day like today
    Apr 7 03:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kodak posts Q4 results; shares +2.4% AH [View news story]
    No mention of (UNXL) collaboration. I guess the issue must be Windows 9 compatibility. :)
    Mar 19 05:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • UniPixel -8.3% AH. Company aiming for 2H commercial volumes. [View news story]
    Am sure the delay is due to Windows 8.1 Service Pack 1. This company is a total fraud
    Feb 26 10:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Spherix Inc. Could Be Valued At $14-$61 Per Share [View article]
    Word to the wise avoid pump & dump tickers like these unless you are participating in the scheme. I decided to click on author's profile (http://bit.ly/1c49e7U) just to see if he continued his schemes & sure enough, he never stopped. Clicked on of one of them http://bit.ly/1c4aKH9 and you can see similar pattern on a weekly / daily charts. His website says it all http://bit.ly/yOg2Bv. Can't blame him since most folks are too greedy to see their own blindness
    Feb 25 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Model S a growing force in California's luxury segment [View news story]
    Smart move. Better to keep "greed' in check than to have 'greed" keep your check.
    Feb 14 07:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone unit sales miss expectations, iPads beat [View news story]
    Longs " Don't worry, be happy" . AAPL will come out with an ifool in no time to save us all
    Jan 27 05:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: iPhone ASPs jump, cash balance at $159B [View news story]
    Just heard AAPL is coming out with an ifool. about time.
    Jan 27 05:41 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple beats estimates, but guidance disappoints [View news story]
    Just heard AAPL is coming out with an ifool, about time.
    Jan 27 05:37 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VisionChina Media: A Stock That Defies Logic [View article]
    Same game was played in (OTCQB:LOTE) before it became (LOTED). Nothing new here, but glad someone wrote a piece on it for noobies that might fall for the scam
    Dec 30 02:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple still in talks with China Mobile over iPhone deal [View news story]
    CHL does not need AAPL. On the other hand AAPL needs CHL. Try to understand whose court the ball is in.
    Dec 18 07:12 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China pledges to reduce debt, overcapacity [View news story]
    Sounds like outstanding news for companies like (CCCR).
    Dec 15 06:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Myriad Genetics hit by CMS concerns, patent suit [View news story]
    I believe this actually all down to stock repurchase on the cheap for the company. Money spent wisely by the company
    Dec 2 04:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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