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  • A Return To The Gold Standard Could Destroy The Modern Economy  [View article]
    An expanding pie argument requires growth.

    What good is making more products when there is less demand.
    There will be less demand because the consumers are expecting prices to drop so producers are continually cutting prices and laying off workers which causes more of the same until you eventaully reach a depression.
    Feb 23, 2012. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Return To The Gold Standard Could Destroy The Modern Economy  [View article]
    If the products you buy go down 10%, where will the manufacturers get the money to pay you. If the value of products go down so will your wages.

    But the real deal is that it causes markets to lose liquidity because no one wants to lose money on their investments and stymies growth.
    Feb 23, 2012. 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Return To The Gold Standard Could Destroy The Modern Economy  [View article]
    Going on the Gold standard equals to becoming a nation of plunderers. If a nation is out of gold how do you get more - well go conquer a nation that has some to get growth going; in effect a new Roman Empire.

    Gold Standard would end democracy as we know it. It is by far the worse thing US could do to itself.
    Feb 23, 2012. 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Shareholder Meeting: 5 Possible Outcomes  [View article]
    I hope apple does nothing or no 3.
    1. Paying dividends means taxes at the corporate and individual level of 50%.
    2. Buyback at such a high price, no need.
    3. They should use the cash to possibly get a major stake in a major network such as NBC or time warner so that they can get exclusive programming for the Apple TV coming soon. Maybe make some deals with the NBA and NFL for programming.
    Feb 22, 2012. 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S.A. Is Not The Roman Empire  [View article]
    Agree with you. Rome had huge problems, especially the fact that the elections were held every year, the legislative served as the judiciary, and the lack of common undeniable laws which could be trampled over by new laws.
    Feb 15, 2012. 04:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fertilizer Partnerships Offer Enticing High-Yield Income  [View article]
    Personally I am berish on the fertilizer sector, since there is an oversupply at the moment.
    Feb 7, 2012. 04:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why, At 28, I'm Going With Dividends  [View article]
    I am an IRA investor, and having a good dividend portfolio is great. You can use the dividends to fuel purchases of other stocks which can be growth, speculative or more dividend stocks. Totally agree with you.
    Jan 13, 2012. 10:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rising Short Ratio Sometimes Means An Exploding Short Squeeze  [View article]

    Maybe I am just a newbie when it comes to options, but if there could be a short squeeze on BAC why would you write $6 calls. Wouldn't you be better off buying calls to cash in when there is a short squeeze.
    Dec 15, 2011. 04:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Stocks Experiencing Abnormally High Insider Buying  [View article]
    Always on top of those insider buys Brian. Consider doing a section on congressional insider buying too.

    Anyways what do you use for tracking insider trading?
    Nov 21, 2011. 12:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Health Stocks For Value-Oriented Investors  [View article]
    Cigna is moving in to the Indian market. Considering that 85% of the population in India has no health insurance but discounting for the fact that 40% of the population lives below the poverty line, that still leaves a 45% growth potential for Cigna in the indian marketplace.

    Thanks Brian.

    PS. Whats the reason for changing your username and picture for a while?
    Nov 21, 2011. 12:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Building A 7 Stock Short Portfolio Now  [View article]
    If you are bearish on orbitz should u keep priceline in your radar?
    Oct 31, 2011. 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HMO Stocks With Large Institutional Ownership: Worth Buying At Depressed Levels?  [View article]
    MOH moving up... :)
    Oct 26, 2011. 01:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Names With Unusual Option Activity  [View article]
    I think ford came in at 20 for reliability down from no. 10. That maybe a reason for the sell-off but who knows some hedge fund manager maybe tanking it like GMRC. Still a buy though.

    Intc was a buy before and reamins a buy. I bought some before earnings and got a nice reward.
    Oct 26, 2011. 12:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3-High Yielding Fertilizer Stocks With EPS Ramifications  [View article]
    Always a good read, these articles of yours todd. Now I understand what a butterfly spread is :). Thanks.
    Oct 25, 2011. 04:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Long Seaboard: Growth And Value Beyond Its High Sticker Price  [View article]
    God thats a high stock price. They should do a stock split of 10:1. Its just too rich for most individual investors.
    Oct 21, 2011. 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment