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  • ETFs Are a Scam? I Don't Think So! [View article]
    Check the biography for Neil George here on Seeking Alpha. He is the former editor of Personal Finance and currently has a newsletter devoted to dividend paying stocks. In other words he has some serious credentials in the investing business. I think the problem is that as a stock promoter he has a vested interest against the ETF business, since this takes money away from investing in the stocks themselves and therefore limits the number of people who will pay for his advice. Kind of like money that goes into GLD or GDX takes money away from the mining stocks themselves and therefore people don't need to pay for advice about which mining stocks to invest in.
    Jun 11 01:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodity Chart Of The Day: Silver - $26 Is The Line In The Sand [View article]
    Sand has a way of shifting rapidly. Likewise a line in the sand.
    Apr 12 07:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold and Silver: To Buy or Not to Buy? [View article]
    If the broad markets continue to rally, I think the hot money will move from gold and silver into other sectors. I think this is what will happen for a few months, then combined with more favorable seasonal factors and the broad market rally running out of steam, money will move back into gold and silver. Also right now I think the powers that be (banks etc) are putting downward pressure on gold and silver. I look for a repeat of last year's downtrend in gold and silver.
    Apr 5 03:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodity Chart Of The Day - Copper [View article]
    A lot of commodities are down in response to the stronger dollar. So my question is what does the stronger dollar say about global growth.
    Mar 2 10:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons To Buy This 9.2% Yielder Along With Insiders [View article]
    This stock was 0.33 in March 2009. What are the chances it go tank again that badly in another financial crisis ??
    Aug 17 11:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Truth About the Health Insurance Industry [View article]
    We have public universities and community colleges for most of us.
    These institutions are not there to make a profit for their shareholders. They are there to provide a needed public service at a reasonable cost or no cost in some cases. The people who teach at these public schools and the administrators who work there are certainly entitled to make a very comfortable living, but they are not entitled to any more than that. Somehow we as a society manage to support public education through taxes and public and private donations. We also have private universities like Harvard and Yale for those who can afford it and who are not satisfied with public education. The health of our population is every bit as important as their education. Until we find a way to provide people with the same kind of choices for health care that they have for education we will have failed as a society.
    Mar 6 05:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New MacroShares Up / Down Housing Funds Don't Really Track Case-Shiller [View article]
    why do they even allow these kinds of shell games to contaminate the etf universe ? macroshares do not have a very good track record. homeowners that are already overleveraged do not need to be playing around with something like this. a hedge like this is asking to get clipped (pun intended).
    Jul 1 01:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The 10 Hottest Commodities of 2009 [View article]
    some of these are ETN's, not ETF's. Big difference.
    Jun 23 03:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Manipulation of the Gold Market [View article]
    Personally I hope the governments of the world continue to successfully manipulate the currencies of the world, including gold and silver in such a way that chaos is avoided. Actually, everything is manipulated. The Plunge Protection Team manipulates the stock market. Opec manipulates the price of oil (or at least they try to), etc. The only way to survive as an individual is to anticipate the moves the manipulators are going to make and take advantage ot them. I would rather trade the swings in gold and silver with moderate amounts than put my whole wad in and hope they go parabolic.
    Jun 8 11:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 12 Commodity Based Short ETFs [View article]
    These are all ETN"S. Not the same as ETF'S. Title of article is misleading.
    Jan 27 12:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Roger Wiegand: Oil Prices Create Industry Havoc [View article]
    The Energy Report: Roger, the last time we spoke, early in October 2008, you were predicting oil would reach a new high before the end of the year. Obviously that hasn't been the case. What's your take on what's happened since then?

    Roger Wiegand: What’s happened is that we thought oil would go to new highs, and it looked that way on the charts for the longer term technically. Other top technical advisors and institutions like Goldman Sachs had analysts’ prices that were pretty much in line with ours. They were looking at $150, $147 crude oil prices just like we were, and expecting them to go even higher. Then, of course, the credit crisis smash arrived and markets came down.

    I agree that he should have seen the effect of the credit crisis in early October of 2008. Anybody can see it looking backwards. If I was going to pay for his advice, I would expect him to see it beforehand, or at least while it was happening, as was the case in early October. He was also way off on his predictions for gold and silver for the December 2008 contracts.
    Jan 10 10:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Momentum ETF Seeks High-Beta Stocks [View article]
    In the past year the momentum ETF has barely outperformed the SPY ETF itself.
    This is based on a comparison of the performance charts on Stockcharts. Go there and see for yourself.
    Apr 5 11:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Glass Teardown Spurs Himax Sell-off [View article]
    How about that !
    Jul 22 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Earn 20% On A Very Undervalued High Dividend Stock Going Ex-Dividend This Week, (7/17/13) [View article]
    Big news today. Should have bought when I read this article the first time.
    Jul 22 10:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: Not A Ponzi Scheme; Not Even 'Ponzi-Like' [View article]
    My problem with all of this is that if I am investing in an MLP, I would like to think that the company is making money storing and transporting oil and gas and related products. If I want to invest in a company that is playing crap with the derivatives market, I would invest in a financial company that is designed to do that. I realize many companies like to hedge their positions, but it seems LINE is being too aggressive and is going too far afield. That is raising the risk profile way beyond what it should be for a pipeline company.
    Jul 15 02:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment