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  • Oil Rebound Will Fuel A 'Rip Your Face Off' Rally In The Stock Market  [View article]
    Oil won't recover because the stock market is due to rebound. Oil will recover when the glut disappears and demand is higher than production. We aren't there yet. I wish we were, but we haven't seen world wide production drop significantly and we haven't seen demand increase significantly.
    Feb 8, 2016. 12:54 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buffett digs in deeper with oil bet, buying more Phillips 66 shares  [View news story]
    The refining business will be less profitable with higher oily crude prices. However, PSX has it's chemical business and it's midstream business.
    Jan 14, 2016. 04:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Motor Declares Supplemental Cash Dividend and First Quarter Dividend  [View news story]
    I didn't say it would be 10 quarters before we see another increase in the regular dividend. I said we have 10 quarters of an extra 2.5 cents donated up front. I believe we will see an increase in the regular dividend before the end of 10 quarters.
    Jan 14, 2016. 02:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Motor Declares Supplemental Cash Dividend and First Quarter Dividend  [View news story]
    I prefer to the cash up front. I have until April 2017 to pay the tax and I can reinvest now as I see fit. To me it is crazy to wait. I don't like the fact F has underperformed, but my average share price is around $11. Also the drop we are currently experiencing is part of a market correction. Almost everything is down. So to have the cash now gives me an opportunity to put it to work while the market is depressed.
    Jan 14, 2016. 02:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford forecasts strong 2015 op. profit, issues 2016 outlook; shares lower  [View news story]
    An extra 25 cents, not .25 cents
    Jan 12, 2016. 05:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Motor Declares Supplemental Cash Dividend and First Quarter Dividend  [View news story]
    Where do you see anything about a dividend freeze? I like the special divvy and suspect we will see an increase of the regular dividend before another 10 quarters.
    Jan 12, 2016. 05:12 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Motor Declares Supplemental Cash Dividend and First Quarter Dividend  [View news story]
    Cha-Ching
    Jan 12, 2016. 04:55 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Qualcomm unleashes barrage of product announcement ahead of CES  [View news story]
    This sounds like a brilliant move to me, but I don't know a lot about who dominates tech in the auto industry. I think it is wide open for connectivity at this point in time. Microprocessors have been in autos since the late 80's, but we are in a new world today. Low power processors and wireless connectivity all packaged in SOCs is the near term future.
    Jan 6, 2016. 12:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Total Repatriation Is A Pipe Dream  [View article]
    joesmith

    Thanks for not being sarcastic. I went heavy on my sarcasm.

    I agree we farm subsidies need to be modified and cut in many areas.

    As far as the military, I believe in a strong military. I don't believe we should be policemen of the world and I don't think we need to be involved in every conflict across the globe. I think in some ways we have cut the military too much. However, I do think spending can be cut by responsible military spending. Why should a hammer cost $200? Let's take care of our veterans and active personnel and be responsible about cost of supplies and equipment. Review deployment of our troops. When we do get involved, go in and kick some ass and get out. Don't slowly ramp up, stay for 12 years and then say it's time to leave. In other words have clear plan when we get involved. Not just a military plan. When the US went into Afghanistan and Iraq we did little to make life better for the civilians. There were a lot things we could have done to help the people.

    There are ways we can be more efficient and effective with our entitlements and social programs, but now we are veering far off topic.
    Jan 2, 2016. 01:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Total Repatriation Is A Pipe Dream  [View article]
    Nonetheless, our "all knowing" and "all powerful" federal government is taxing the same income twice. Shareholders have equity in a company. The company generates a profit. The benevolent all knowing government taxes the corporation. The corp distributes a portion of the profit to shareholders and the benevolent all knowing government taxes that profit a second time.

    The government does this because it knows how to better use the money. The government says it will use the tax revenue to better our country, but take a look at what it is doing. Lots of wasteful spending, paying too much for certain products and services, sending billions overseas, ever expanding entitlements, etc.
    Jan 2, 2016. 12:47 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips Has A Great Plan, But There's A Catch  [View article]
    I agree.
    Dec 29, 2015. 11:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Total Repatriation Is A Pipe Dream  [View article]
    It is Obama who had stated that he would veto a repatriation bill. Read Steve Job's biography. The president met with a group of high profile silicon valley CEOs while Jobs was still alive. Steve Jobs made that recommendation to Obama. You can see nothing has materialized.
    Dec 28, 2015. 12:22 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Total Repatriation Is A Pipe Dream  [View article]
    It depends what companies would match the needs of Apple. All too often I've seen profitable companies usr excess cash to gobble up smaller companies only to find out the new companies do not assimilate well. Just because Apple has a huge pile of cash does not mean Apple should go on a spending spree.

    I'm not saying no acquisitions at all. I'm saying make acquisitions that are a sure fit and are synergistic with the current product lines. Expand the "eco system" carefully.
    Dec 28, 2015. 12:16 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Total political crap" - Tim Cook on claims Apple evades taxes  [View news story]
    I hate to break it to you trbizwiz, but iPhones are made in China not in the US. Same thing for Mac's and iPads.
    Dec 21, 2015. 02:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Total political crap" - Tim Cook on claims Apple evades taxes  [View news story]
    @Mark -- "All of this money, if repatriated tax-free, will flow to shareholders."

    Really? First of all nobody is talking about repatriating the foreign held cash tax free, but repatriating at a rate lower than 40%.

    Second, the money will be in the US for the company to spend as it sees fit. It could be to give pay raises, fund new projects, build new facilities, acquisitions. Once the company properly reinvests a good portion of the repatriated cash, then it can consider a special dividend, raising the dividend or share buybacks. Now what would those share holders do with an increased dividend? I'm sure they would spend some of it here in the US and pay sales tax.
    Dec 21, 2015. 02:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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