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  • Ford: Geared Up For Strong Second Half Of 2014 [View article]
    fernando,

    thanks, now I feel obligated to go on a diet and get some exercise and try to make it to the finish line. let's do this, let's spin some magic in this stock market and make enough that we don't care what's at the finish line. how about that? you in?
    Aug 21 10:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Geared Up For Strong Second Half Of 2014 [View article]
    fernando

    Guess I should draw a happy face when I toss in a little humor. But my point was there are no guarantees on the success of new models - especially when other companies are bringing out new models.

    You're willing to buy now, and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait for the new models to show up AND be successful. And if they are not successful, you're screwed big time. Why wait? Find an industry where the products have a better reputation and you can make money now.

    But if you're going to ride the circular train I hope you are successful some how, I'm never against us little people trying to survive.

    You're right - "Time will tell" and I hope we're both at the other end to see it. ;-)
    Aug 21 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Geared Up For Strong Second Half Of 2014 [View article]
    DILA

    Every month my home was going up 5 to 10 percent. Suddenly, it dropped into the elevator shaft. I think you may be right. I'll have to check on the quality of homes hitting the market.

    I'm six months away from a for sale sign, sure hate to think I just dropped all the fix up money I put into it the last six months.

    Maybe we need to load up Zillow people on a slow boat to China. ;-)
    Aug 20 10:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors Upgraded To Buy: Why I Changed My Mind [View article]
    Anthony

    I admire a man who walks through a minefield with his investments. Good luck. ;-)
    Aug 20 08:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Geared Up For Strong Second Half Of 2014 [View article]
    fernando

    Most of us won't argue the numbers you use. What we're concerned about is the timeline and you're guessing that Ford's new products will be successful and what the reward will be. This is the auto industry now, how many times do they miss-inform or under-produce? What is they bring out a couple of new Edsels?
    Aug 20 08:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Geared Up For Strong Second Half Of 2014 [View article]
    rijensen

    Well - well - well, my new best friend. I owned a number of retail businesses over the years and what you just said was my whole journey. When I first got into business I was young and energetic. Worked 24/7/365. I found over the years no matter how good you are, you can't satisfy everyone. In the early years 1 out of 10 customers were difficult. I'd make them happy, but it was an exhausting challenge. As the years progressed so did the numbers. Then it was 2 out of 10, then 3 out of 10 then 4 out of 10. Then I realized that customers (for whatever ever reason) were getting angry, mistrustful, demanding. Sold out of the retail business. I admire anyone in retail, because I know how difficult business can be and what they deal with when they go home. Good luck "rijensen" even if it takes Ford to do it. ;-)
    Aug 20 08:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Geared Up For Strong Second Half Of 2014 [View article]
    So far the chart people I know are more right than anyone else. Ford can't get through 18 no matter how many analyst and shills and promoters run the numbers. And when the stock starts to slide again, all the excuses come out - the same one that came out last year.
    Aug 19 07:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Geared Up For Strong Second Half Of 2014 [View article]
    It's obvious some people are on here everyday in every article comment section supporting the positive assets of Ford. And that's fine, even the ones who are here the most claiming they are still neutral. Of course why be here everyday attacking almost every negative comment when you're neutral? I know why, but SA deletes the obvious answer so I won't say it.

    The one here the most just doesn't understand that overlooking the constant negatives with Ford doesn't do anyone any good. Someone said:

    "Back in December 2013 Ford was expected to earn $1.85 per share in 2014"

    Well - Ford lied. They missed their guidance. Not a first time occurrence. In fact, I have said before - Ford will say everything is positive, just before the bad news comes out. Some people on here use sarcasm or insults when they disagree. It's not cute, it shows a lack of professionalism. Everyone should say what they have to say and let other people express their opinions. I use a different method for determining a recommendation not the simple and usually wrong P/E comparison arguement. As for professional analysts recommending a buy or sell, we had an link here a few months ago that determined that analysts were wrong 50% of the time. Which makes them useless.

    Most people don't fall for the simple P/E comparison formula, that's why Ford doesn't seem to be able to move forward anymore. I've been more right than most people on here about Ford dropping in the first quarter and Ford not being able to pass 18. I don't calculate P/E's, I check all the other things that influence Ford - like the economy - recalls - CR reports - management - charts - etc. What do you get from me?

    Fair and balance assessments without the Kool-ade.....
    Aug 19 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors Upgraded To Buy: Why I Changed My Mind [View article]
    So what do you own in banking....?
    Aug 19 06:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors Upgraded To Buy: Why I Changed My Mind [View article]
    Why bother with the auto industry? Can you name another industry where there is such turmoil, deception, and dishonesty?
    Aug 19 05:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Geared Up For Strong Second Half Of 2014 [View article]
    We're looking to move to Nevada from Michigan. My house value was going through the roof the last six months. Way more than what we paid for it in 07. The last three months the value (Zillow) has dropped through the floor. Amazing turn around. A lot of new builds have hit the market but buying just came to a stop.

    I hear stories about California (& LA). I hope you do well - housing prices are like stocks now - wake up in the morning and see what your worth.
    Aug 19 04:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Sellers And Seeking Alpha [View article]
    ET

    "and they will continue to allow short-sellers to use their platform to cast misinformation, erroneous claims, and flat-out lies"

    That's a pretty rough assessment of "short-sellers". You can go to a craps table and bet for or against the dice. Same thing with stocks. Some people float rumors for and against stocks by the minute. Actually, now that you mention it, it's a pretty ugly game out there.
    Aug 19 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Geared Up For Strong Second Half Of 2014 [View article]
    alpine

    I think you should direct this comment to Mulally himself. He could use the glowing review on his resume - I understand he's still looking.
    Aug 19 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Geared Up For Strong Second Half Of 2014 [View article]
    Tdot

    "In mid-December Ford told the Analysts that they Ford had to invest billions into new product, and to deal with the European economy and South American currency problems, and that 2014 earnings would be lower than 2013's"

    Ford got a 6B loan years ago to remodel. Europe died years ago. Ford ignored all the obvious and gave out a dishonest guidance. Then they got caught. And who knew the lies before hand? I'll bet somebody made a nice profit. That is NOT "all perfectly normal and natural". Could be why your CEO hero Mulally quit. Could be why 18 seems to be the dead-end for Ford right now. I didn't say sell Ford - I said look somewhere else.
    Aug 19 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford recalls 83.2K vehicles due to roll away risk [View news story]
    1980XLS

    Thanks for the links. Bridgestone I believe had the most deaths and those were all related to Ford products right? If so, Ford has a generous lead on killing recalls no matter how many GM cars get recalled now. I could be wrong - if so - somebody will let me know. ;-)
    Aug 19 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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