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  • Doomsday Prophecy In The High Market [View article]
    Great article. Fascinating, and I think helps explain market mania.
    Dec 16, 2014. 06:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Black Bear Is Unleashed [View article]
    I hope it doesn't bring the country to its knees, Sezen, but it's pretty sophomoric, simplistic thinking based upon selfish greed. Capitalism should have developed a conscience by now.
    Dec 16, 2014. 02:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: New Capital Plan A Drop In The Bucket [View article]
    You are beginning to see that now with solar panels and electric cars. You will see it rolling out with a vengeance in 7-10 years, and the death knell for fossil fuel will sound in 25 years.

    Welcome to the Singularity.
    Dec 15, 2014. 06:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: New Capital Plan A Drop In The Bucket [View article]
    "we will be slaves to oil for atleast the next 100 years!"

    NOT. The epitome of linear thinking.

    Fossil fuels will be extinct within 25 years.
    Dec 15, 2014. 06:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Black Bear Is Unleashed [View article]
    Enviro-Nazis? Those concerned about the environmental destruction we have wrought upon the planet is comparable to fascist genocide?
    Dec 15, 2014. 12:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Black Bear Is Unleashed [View article]
    There is in oil.
    Dec 15, 2014. 12:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Session 138 - Welcome To The Panic! [View article]
    Great article. While I agree there has been too much complacency and Mr Magic Market doesn't want healthy corrections anymore, I don't see any real reason for panic.
    Dec 15, 2014. 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Calling All Contrarians: What Would Warren Do? [View article]
    "... my point: If WB actually had factual insider information from people like US senators, his earnings would be higher than 21%."

    And that statement is based upon what evidence, knowledge or common sense? WB was less naive than Hillary. He was investing massive sums of money, and had he taken too great an advantage of his insider trading would have ended up in jail. He did OK for himself as it was.
    Dec 4, 2014. 03:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Calling All Contrarians: What Would Warren Do? [View article]
    "... the information released yesterday by the White House covering investments in 1978 and 1979 also appears to support the [Clintons'] contention that they had done nothing illegal or unethical in the trades."

    There is no evidence to support that they had done nothing unethical or illegal in the trades. Anyone who knows anything about commodity trading knows that these were ill-gotten gains with the help of her corrupt broker.

    "The disclosure of Mrs. Clinton's trading came amid reports that her former broker, Robert Bone of Springdale, Ark., had been disciplined for trading violations in 1977 by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and in 1980 by the CFTC and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

    "Bone, who had formerly worked as a professional poker player and an executive at Tyson Foods, often traded without orders or permission from his clients, and "at the end of the day the winning and losing trades would be allocated to the accounts selected by Bone," reported Securities Week, a McGraw-Hill newsletter focusing on securities and futures. . . Bone's violations all involved the cattle futures market in which Mrs. Clinton made her profits and occurred at about the time she was investing.""

    Of course the Clinton's knew that turning $1000 into $100,000 by trading commodities in less than a 2 year period involved illegal trading. They are not stupid or ignorant.

    That's why "Mrs. Clinton opened a second account in October 1979 with $5,000 in cash, and her trading resulted in small net losses in 1979 and 1980" -- in order to cover her tracks. Gosh, what happened to her magnificent trading genius? Vanished so suddenly?

    These are highly clever, perfectly connected political sharks who did what they needed to climb to the top.

    Unless you believe in fairy tales.

    As someone who worked on the floor of the CME along side the largest banking/brokerage institutions in the world, I can tell you what she did would have been virtually impossible without outright fraud, which was, and still is, very common in the brokerage business.
    Dec 4, 2014. 03:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Crash Of Oil Prices Could Be The Opportunity Of The Decade [View article]
    When I look at a 5 year chart of IRR it moves in a linear fashion from the upper left hand corner at about $17.5 to the lower right hand corner at about $9.

    Is this the buy of the century? Thoughts?
    Nov 28, 2014. 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Crash Of Oil Prices Could Be The Opportunity Of The Decade [View article]
    And if English is not his or her 1st language, or even if it is, is it our place to highlight everyone's inadequacies here if they have no bearing on our mission? No reason to bring others down in order to feel better about weselves.
    Nov 18, 2014. 08:30 PM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Crash Of Oil Prices Could Be The Opportunity Of The Decade [View article]
    Could someone please recommend 1 or 2 of the best energy ETF's if I wanted to "invest" by selling out of the money puts or put spreads? Thanks.
    Nov 18, 2014. 01:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead: Slaying The Last Dragons Of Doubt? [View article]
    I never said the market is "totally efficient", I said it is more efficient than we would like to think.

    Fortunes are generally not made or lost because of inefficient markets -- far from it.

    They are lost mostly because of greed, fear and ignorance, and made mostly because of insider trading, privileged knowledge of where big money is flowing (market manipulation through dark pools), legal front-running of orders, scalping bid/offer spreads as market makers, low commissions and margin requirements, etc.
    Nov 10, 2014. 12:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bulls Rule As Volatility Recedes And Investors Position For Holiday Cheer [View article]
    Am I the only one who feels that this energizer bunny stock market is a bit surreal?
    Nov 10, 2014. 10:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead: Slaying The Last Dragons Of Doubt? [View article]
    When too many people start using words like "no brainer" and "guarantee", that should be cause for some concern. The market is usually more efficient than we would like to think, or we might say, the market is never wrong.
    Nov 5, 2014. 08:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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