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  • A Uniquely American Problem  [View article]
    Is it a coincidence that wage stagnation started at the same time the gold standard was abandoned and the cycle of endless money printing began?
    Jan 16, 2016. 02:14 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The China Crisis Is Real And Dangerous  [View article]
    Yes "we" did. And we will do it again if enough unemployed, outraged voters demand it from their politicians.
    Jan 7, 2016. 04:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The China Crisis Is Real And Dangerous  [View article]
    ...unless the world imposes tariffs on Chinese goods.
    Jan 7, 2016. 02:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The China Crisis Is Real And Dangerous  [View article]
    No. Sounds like: shorts win guaranteed.
    Jan 7, 2016. 02:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The China Crisis Is Real And Dangerous  [View article]
    China = Japan ^ 2.
    Jan 7, 2016. 02:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Nike Vs. Under Armour Match-Up  [View article]
    I am selling calls against my UA position. I am not sure the growth rate warrants a P/E of 80+. Also, remember that UA went up 3,000% since 2009.
    Dec 23, 2015. 10:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A REIT That Is Powered By 'The Force Awakens'  [View article]
    EPR should start buying baseball and football parks. Big bucks there.
    Dec 21, 2015. 02:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Options In A Retirement Portfolio  [View article]
    I only tend to write covered calls when a temporary down-trend is in motion. Otherwise, CSEPs are preferable.
    Dec 21, 2015. 02:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Options In A Retirement Portfolio  [View article]
    Why did you sell ITM calls on HCP and VZ?
    Dec 21, 2015. 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Delta Air Lines: 5-Year High, 4x Price-To-Book, Zero Revenue Growth - Time To Sell?  [View article]
    Seems to me the author come to the conclusion that a stock will have a "guaranteed" price increase if its dividend is increased 50+%. That cannot possibly be correct.
    Because if it were, you would have a "guaranteed" winner and there is no such as thing as a "guaranteed winner."

    The results shown in the graph most likely are skewed by stock picking and time period picking. The problem is clearly with the tiny set of stocks picked (15).
    Dec 17, 2015. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advance Auto Parts Is Struggling  [View article]
    Immediate target: $140.
    Dec 2, 2015. 03:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deflationary Pressures Post-QE 3 Make Bonds Interesting Again For Income And Potential Capital Gains  [View article]
    Yes I understand. But every retiree needs to eat and live under a roof.
    Thus, I thought that DoctorRX' statement was rather crude.

    Regarding Baby Boomers, I thought that they were the most affluent generation around? Meaning: of all generations still present, they have the most $$$ to spend?

    I think my "problem" is that when I think of retirees, I think of my parents who live in Europe. Their nest eggs is pretty good. As well as that of their friends and other retirees living in Holland.

    http://nyti.ms/1Nqwyi0
    Nov 24, 2015. 01:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deflationary Pressures Post-QE 3 Make Bonds Interesting Again For Income And Potential Capital Gains  [View article]
    "Demographics: the Baby Boom stops borrowing and spending".

    What?? I think you are having this backwards.
    When Baby Boomers enter retirement, they actually start pending: more trips to the golf course for him, more trips to the beauty salon for her. Vacations, clothing, presents for grand kids. Not to mention bills for health care, long term care, medication, doctors visits, etc.
    Nov 24, 2015. 10:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Icahn sells out of eBay, has 3.8% stake in PayPal  [View news story]
    It's game over for eBay. I have determined that it actually is more profitable to donate my leather jacket to the Salvation Army (and get a tax writeoff) than to sell it on eBay!
    Nov 23, 2015. 04:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Economic Theory Fails: Globalization  [View article]
    The problem is not "globalization", the problem is "one-way trade".

    Let's take your case of Mexico vs. Canada:
    In addition to watermelons, Mexico could also start producing software. They could just steal the technology (like China does), peg their currency well below that of Canada, set up barriers for market entry in Mexico, and subsequently hollow out the Canadian economy by exporting both software and watermelons.

    In conclusion: The economic theory of supporting globalization fails because there is not such thing as "free trade". Asian countries pursue mercantilistic trade policies, manipulate currencies and set up trade barriers to protect their own economies at the detriment of western economies.
    Had there be no trade barriers whatsoever and no currency pegs, the dollar would already have depreciated against Asian currencies, US labor would have become cheaper on the world stage and jobs would have come back to the US.
    Nov 22, 2015. 02:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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