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  • AmTrust Financial Services: A House Of Cards? [View article]
    Joe Natural does alot of jumping around?
    by the time you read the article it was too late to make a buck on the allegations.
    Long AFSI
    Feb 13 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Reasons Not To Sell 3D Systems [View article]
    What is the print material for beer? Beer?
    Jan 23 02:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullish On 2014? Go Short VXX [View article]
    IB has let me stay constantly short VXX all year. Some warnings about hard to borrow, but at no time was my position liquidated due to no shares.

    Another way of trading this is to sell at the money calls, and cover by slightly out of the money calls. Reduces risk exposure. Yet you will need to evaluate the commisions you are paying.
    Jan 3 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PRXL Entry [View instapost]
    earnings will be jan 29 stated
    and cc on the Jan 30
    Jan 3 01:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GeoInvesting Responds To Bronte Capital On AmTrust [View article]
    Also thanking the author. Long.
    Dec 16 11:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The AmTrust Controversy In A Nutshell [View article]
    Dec 13 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash: Rain Over, Sunnier Times Ahead? [View article]
    I bought some POT recently. Shhhhh... dont want it to get out.... could ruin my run in political office!
    Nov 20 01:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Asset Allocation Is Alive And Well [View article]
    In the interim I have moved to 67% long in equities, partially as reflections from previous market plunges reminded me that my risk tolerance may be less than I have previously believed. I have become aware of my behavior from a third party perspective.

    And - have learned hedging techniques that may provide some relief from pullbacks, including ratio put spreads, that have little to no cost.

    Thanks again Cranky
    Oct 24 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Asset Allocation Is Alive And Well [View article]
    Thank you. Very well sated. I enjoy your articles immensely, keep em coming for my 1 cent.

    In reality I am not sure if there is an allocation problem here or a propensity towards taking action on my part.

    Feb 20 01:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Asset Allocation Is Alive And Well [View article]
    Excellent advice,
    Retain your risk tolerance balance always or get swept off with the crowd. Made some mistakes in fear about 2007-2009, by backing off from my long term 85% equities 15% FI/Bonds.

    Feb 19 03:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Intel TV Will Fail [View article]
    Yes, and thank you,
    my mind was simply distracted by whatever portion of the statement could be easily dismissed, as usual, i proved my foolishness and the fickle nature of my own mind.
    You got me 1/0.
    Congratulations on staying in the moment.
    Feb 13 02:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Intel TV Will Fail [View article]
    Lets see, 180 per month, for cable or 8 shares(INTC). I go with 8 shares here. No thought required! Is that 6 dollars a day?

    And you have the audacity to complain about others conspiring to charge greater rates for your TV even as you are willing to continue.

    The boob tube cannot compete with my mind. And the good lord gave me the mind for free.

    Exercise the mind and find out what its value is - for entertainment only. Generally, engaging the mind does not result in profit.

    Feb 13 01:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Intel TV Will Fail [View article]
    There seems to be some confusion between wants and needs here. Needs: oxygen, food.
    Wants: entertainment.

    Lush to think that we need to be entertained when our mind provides so much entertainment. As a culture, worldwide, we have stopped taking advantage of the built in entertainment value of our minds.

    Perhaps a bit of meditation will remind us how useful the mind is for nothing but entertainment.

    Feb 13 01:47 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Intel TV Will Fail [View article]
    RE: "I still own 200 shares, but I fail to see why that is."

    Because you have not liquidated them!

    You fail to see why you do not do what is in your heart. Well, well, perhaps by crying someone offers you a teat. There, there......

    Its ok.
    Feb 13 12:34 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding Room for Income With Vanguard REIT ETF [View article]
    Yes, that is my question canuckinGA. Are the dividends taxed as income when holding the REIT ETF's.

    another question: is VNQ a ETF or an ETN.

    Finally, if anyone could clarify the differences between ETF's and ETN's and their tax treatment, please go ahead and do so.

    Jan 30 03:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment