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  • Stick A Fork In Amazon: Gene Munster's Stock Of The Year Is Done [View article]
    "PEG ratio: -8.46."

    could someone well versed in math tell me if this is a meaningful number?
    If so what does it mean? What does a negative PEG number mean, by looking at it quickly? P/E/GR so if any of those numbers is negative, doesnt the whole PEG become a negative number? If 1 is a normal PEG, and .5 is a really good PEG, and .25 is even better, then logically wouldnt -8.5 be unbelievably stellar fantastic?
    Jan 20, 2015. 07:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama reportedly set to introduce plan to cut methane emissions [View news story]
    T1243 There are possibly other sources, but coal emits a methane gas which:
    1. Can be a fire hazard in mining operations.
    2. Can be harvested and sold for fuel as Nat gas.

    CNX created and spun off a company that does exactly that, captures the gas from the coal reserves and sells it. I owned the stock once, but the name escapes me now.
    Jan 13, 2015. 07:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon: Time To Buy As Oil Crashes Hard? [View article]
    I agree with Desicon. XOM price is not going down because the shareholders are not selling it. I would guess that is because they feel it is one of the safest places to be invested. Sounds very similar to US Treasury bonds. Oh, and the PEG which is more meaningful than PE, is usually high on XOM, and now its a whooping 3.62. 1 is normal, and 1.5 is high for a well established firm.
    Jan 12, 2015. 10:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas Supply Unsustainable At Current Prices [View article]
    CME or whatever trader market forces are that oil and nat gas are somewhat interchangeable. NG is just following energy and commodities down.
    Jan 9, 2015. 03:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The FOMC Kept GLD From Falling Further [View article]
    Jellac, I couldnt disagree more. The purpose of the fed reserve was not to provide juice to an economy when its running fine. The purpose is much more along the lines of stimulating a crashing economy, and provide this emotional support to stop a crashing economy or one falling into deep recession. The US economy is not in recession, and hasn't been in many years, and rates should reflect that( between 2% and 4%). If this were true now, then there would be room to act to prevent a recession (reduce rates to zero). Because of weak cowards on the fed board, they put the US economy at great risk of even greater recession/depression should a scary event occur.
    Thank god it hasn't...yet.
    Dec 19, 2014. 08:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Long Run Exploration Sustain Its 30% Dividend Yield? [View article]
    Baren, yu misunderstand. I mean buy to own. Own more companies and grow profits. For example, Porshe used to be a kind of offshoot of VW. Now after 50 years of buying VW stocks(when its at a good value) every employee at VW now works for Porshe, or very close to it.
    Dec 18, 2014. 11:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Long Run Exploration Sustain Its 30% Dividend Yield? [View article]
    Also, everyone says a "stock buyback". If the whole industry has been hit, why wouldnt the smarter companies buy the competitors stock (that is of course "IF THEY ARE REALLY CHEAP in their opinion"). If they arent, it may be too early.
    Dec 13, 2014. 05:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Long Run Exploration Sustain Its 30% Dividend Yield? [View article]
    "Everyone is expecting a div cut -"
    That Disturbs me in a way if true. Just reminds me of the wall street practices in "The Wolf of wall street", first seen; at lunch he says: "We dont give a d#mn whether the stock goes up down sideways or in circles, we are here only to separate the clients cash from the client" When any company cuts a dividend they are either saying 1. we are totally dishonest and never plan to give you an honest dividend return for your retirement needs or 2. we screwed up really bad in all of out analysis and forecasts and in effect totally incompetent.

    I see no one mention the investors who bought much much higher - counting on the dividend.
    Dec 13, 2014. 05:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sandridge Mississippian Trust II: Oversold And Returns 24% Dividend [View article]
    I am just totally lost.
    Simple math says that with a 25% div rate, then the investment is risk free
    in 4 years, less if compounded. One person above said 31 % which would be less
    than 3 years compounded. Then some say the wells will run out and the stock will go to zero.
    Saudi Arabia has been pumping oil for 100 years and still going- so how can the wells at SDR run out in 3 years? Even if you bought AAPL at 12, you hold more risk of loosing money than SDR after holding for 3 years(if the div stays same). A 50% price decline becomes irrelevant at a certain point....
    Apr 28, 2014. 08:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Price Set To Resume Its Long-Term Upward Trend [View article]
    Good grief RbarPNW, the future of the US will be a total collapse?
    I can agree to this, only if we extend the future out many years, and past my lifetime. For now I see US coming back to be the worlds largest creditor again as we were when we found oil in Texas 1960-70s. People got used to lavish world power and rich lifestyles, and then they borrowed to keep it up after the oil went dry. Now US is the worlds largest debtor. But if we continue to increase energy production and exports, then we can actually pay off the debt and then some. Thats a far cry from total collapse. Look for inflation and growth ahead, but gold will be fickle as it always has.

    BTW, what did gold do in the 1970's? My charts dont go back that far.
    Mar 9, 2014. 09:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The $500 Apple Put: Backing Up The Truck On Buy Backs [View article]
    What should Apple do with the cash? Two things first and foremost; 1. do what their competitors are doing with theirs. 2. Do what most determined to succeed companies do, grow the company. I never hear that Samsung is buying back shares, and they make more products in more industries. Buying back shares only makes sense if they plan to sell them in the future at a profit. Of course the best thing they can do is "lower product prices"!!!
    Feb 14, 2014. 07:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust: What Is BPT's Fair Value? [View article]
    1 year ago BPT charged me a fee that amounted to 1/2 the dividend paid. Dont forget to discuss this fee! What was this fee? Was it only me? How often does it occur?
    Jan 21, 2014. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Amazon May Be Worth $165 Billion, More Or Less [View article]
    $70B has been mentioned above as the revenue increase(25%) OK, so there are 300M ppl in US. Take 1/3 of that as shoppers, and that comes to $600/ year more we will spend at Amazon. No, they likely have sales overseas? But I dont know about everyone else, but I just bot something there today, and I doubt I will increase the amount I spend by even $100/year. (assuming my math was correct above).
    Oct 28, 2013. 08:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman's Heath Terry hikes the price target on Amazon (AMZN +1%) to $355 from $325 in a move that would probably seem counterintuitive for virtually any other stock given that the company missed on both lines with its Q2 report Thursday evening and issued weak guidance. "We … believe Amazon is well positioned to benefit from accelerating global ecommerce growth, while leveraging its investment in technology, infrastructure, and customers into higher margin revenue streams," Terry says. That would be nice considering the company's operating margin was just 0.5% in Q2. [View news story]
    pip, yu must be on their side. NFLX went up near 100% overnight twice, dont you think it can drop 70% overnight after "all of us" chase into it?
    Jul 26, 2013. 08:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil Is Not A Great Choice [View article]
    Stop listening to Rush Limbaugh so much, there are no such thing as "environmentalists" or "rest of us"!! We ALL have an equal responsibility to protect the hand that feeds us and gives us life.
    Jul 24, 2013. 09:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment