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  • Lockheed Martin (LMT) declares $1.15/share quarterly dividend, 15% increase from prior dividend of $1.00. Forward yield 4.97%. For shareholders of record Dec 03. Payable Dec 28. Ex-div date Nov 29. (PR[View news story]
    War Pigs
    Sep 27 04:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Speaking of the cure for low prices, it's estimated 40% of China's iron ore mines have suspended operations as the mineral's low price has them losing money. Good enough, but the pain is apparently not yet great enough for VALE which says it will continue forging ahead to increase ore output. Earlier: Baosteel shutters a steel plant. [View news story]
    sounds bullish for global growth! buying more SPY and EEM here...
    Sep 27 03:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon (AMZN +2.5%) appears to be in the lending game with a new business called Amazon Lending that makes loans available to some of its online sellers. A copy of the e-mail that Amazon sent to pre-qualified customers was nabbed by ChannelAdvisor with the gist being that sellers can land a loan within five days for rates around 13%. [View news story]
    add it to their list of disparate businesses: cloud storage, third-rate tablets, delivering tomatoes, and now pay-day loans ... what exactly is their mission statement? we will undercut your price for everthing and then hope to earn 5 cents a quarter?
    Sep 27 01:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs (GS) agrees to pay nearly $12M to settle a pay-for-play scheme in which it was charged with making undisclosed campaign contributions to the then-Massachusetts state treasurer while he ran for governor. Instead of cash, says the SEC, a Goldman banker - Neil Morrison - used his office to essentially run a campaign operation for Tim Cahill. The case against Morrison is still pending. [View news story]
    typical Goldman sleaze
    Sep 27 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Deckers Outdoors (DECK -5.8%) continues to slide lower as shares have now lopped off close to 30% of their trading value in a month. NBG's Brian Sozzi wants to make a case that valuation is juicy for the company with the iconic boots, but says reality forces his hand. In a nutshell, the outlook looks dicey for Deckers Outdoors with it needing to sell higher-priced Ugg boots during the holiday season to strapped consumers with trendier alternative popping up right and left. [View news story]
    consumers are now "strapped"? what about all the 26 year-olds that are emerging from moms basement to bolster the housing market that SA posted a few articles ago?? i'm confused...
    Sep 25 01:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What happens to housing and rental prices when (if) this group comes back on the market? The number of 26 year-olds living with parents has jumped nearly 46% since 2007, according to Census Bureau data. About 25% of those aged 18-30 now live with parents, bringing multigenerational households to the highest level since the 1950s, according to Pew Research. [View news story]
    then divide by pending foreclosures and get back to me...thx in advance
    Sep 25 01:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What happens to housing and rental prices when (if) this group comes back on the market? The number of 26 year-olds living with parents has jumped nearly 46% since 2007, according to Census Bureau data. About 25% of those aged 18-30 now live with parents, bringing multigenerational households to the highest level since the 1950s, according to Pew Research. [View news story]
    what was the ratio of apples to oranges in 1990's?
    Sep 25 01:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What happens to housing and rental prices when (if) this group comes back on the market? The number of 26 year-olds living with parents has jumped nearly 46% since 2007, according to Census Bureau data. About 25% of those aged 18-30 now live with parents, bringing multigenerational households to the highest level since the 1950s, according to Pew Research. [View news story]
    Never thought of that! In this awesome economy it's only a matter of time before they crawl out of mom's basement with their new 50-75K jobs and start searching for their dream house! Loading up on XHB right here, thanks! next up, who makes those granite counter tops that everyone seems to want?
    Sep 25 01:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could Amazon (AMZN) soon begin shipping organic tomatoes and artisan cheese to a home near you? Amazon's grocery unit, AmazonFresh, has been on trial in Seattle for 5 years, but has been slow to expand out of fear of running afoul of sales tax laws. But now that concern in gone in California, Texas, and elsewhere, expansion makes more sense. High-income areas with major fulfillment centers nearby, such as L.A. and San Francisco, could be especially appealing targets. [View news story]
    Quite a diverse business model they are putting together: cloud computing, second rate gadgets, and delivering tomatoes... also: is Bezos working on another spaceship after that last one crashed and burned?
    Sep 20 06:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And this guy is a hawk? Minneapolis Fed President Kocherlakota suggests last week's FOMC statement didn't go far enough. What's needed is a liftoff plan where the FOMC promises ZIRP until unemployment falls below 5.5%. Prices? They may become pesky, but the FOMC can just raise its inflation target to perhaps 2.25%. [View news story]
    they should promise ZIRP until the next passing of Halley's comet, or until a loaf of bread costs $5,000... whichever comes first
    Sep 20 03:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We have recently made the business decision to not carry Amazon tablets and eReaders beyond our existing inventory and purchase commitments," reads an internal Wal-Mart (WMT) memo as it joins Target in no longer selling the Kindle products that edge Amazon (AMZN) further into their territory. [View news story]
    not with diesel at $4.15/ gal and rising, unless they are working on a giant GPS guided slingshot?
    Sep 20 12:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retailers appear to be optimistic about the Christmas holiday season ahead, despite gloom in other sectors about a potentially worsening global economy. Department store operator Kohl's (KSS) says it expects to add 10% more workers this year, while a poll by the Hay Group found that 57% of retailers were keeping holiday hiring at about the same level as a year ago, while about 36% said they planned to hire more. That's up from last year, when just 10% of stores said they would hire more. [View news story]
    lol, xmas gonna be awesome this year with $4 gas, loads of part time jobs that used to be full time and all those folks rolling off the extended dole...
    Sep 18 08:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QE3 Can Likely Produce 10% Short-Term Gain [View article]
    it already did: 1330 - 1465
    Sep 17 08:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It A Whale, Is It Algos, Is It An Entity? Beware! [View article]
    It's amazing to me that anyone would be long anything here, with these kinds of anomalies going on, and the flash crash of 2010 still largely unexplained or addressed... we are literally milli-seconds away at any time from a limit down closed market... especially now that the market has seemingly turned south...the move in crude today is a warning, IMO
    Sep 17 04:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon (AMZN) is seeing a flurry of last-minute buying from Californians looking to avoid sales taxes that go into effect tomorrow. Channel Advisor reports seeing an 8%-10% pickup in Amazon orders from the state over the last 30 days. eBay (EBAY), on the other hand, isn't directly affected by state sales tax laws, since it isn't the merchant of record for Marketplaces transactions. Overstock.com (OSTK) has responded to California's tax efforts by cutting ties with local affiliates. (previous: I, II[View news story]
    Pa. sales tax started 9/1... i'm sure there was a flurry there as well... but this has to be bad for the long term growth projections which are the basis for AMZN stock price... not a chirp out of analysts who are too busy raising their price targets because they have been surpassed by the madness of the last few weeks...
    Sep 14 06:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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