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  • Part Of's Core Is Dying [View article]
    I actually prefer reading paper books. Looking at a screen reading eBooks hurt my eyes too much.
    Oct 24, 2014. 10:52 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No One Wants To Hear Anything Good About Amazon, But... [View article]
    Of course you can create "growth" and "top line revenue" by giving away gadgets for prices below cost.
    ANYONE can start a business selling phones, cameras, books, or whatever for $1 and just book loses under the table. Oh wow, so much growth I got!!

    Amazon has been doing this for 20 years straight. How long do you want to wait for profit to show up? Another 20 years? 100 years?
    Oct 24, 2014. 10:29 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Part Of's Core Is Dying [View article]
    If I was the owner of Steam, I would sell my skin dearly. And would accept cash only. No way I would accept AMZN stock as payment.
    Oct 24, 2014. 10:05 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • misses by $0.21, misses on revenue [View news story]
    P/E is 800+. Mind boggling.
    Oct 23, 2014. 04:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China: A Bull Market In The Making? [View article]
    The FXI chart looks like that of Japan 1990-1997... or the NASDAQ 2000-2007.
    Oct 22, 2014. 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Doctor Copper Telling Us Something? [View article]
    I think you are overreacting. Copper has not "plunged".
    Do you know what happened to the price of copper between 1997 and 1999? It went from $1.20 to $0.68. Oh wow, economy must have cratered then!

    So... a loss of 10% is nothing in the life of copper. It just is an extremely volatile commodity.
    Oct 20, 2014. 04:07 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ebola And Leverage Are A Toxic Combination [View article]
    You say it will be worse than 2011, but will it be equal or worse than 2008?
    Oct 20, 2014. 06:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QE Forever Is What Stocks Want [View article]
    Also in Japan it worked: borrow Yen, buy tech stocks (1990-2000). And borrow Yen again, buy gold (2000-2010).
    Oct 17, 2014. 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Is Dropping Will Dividends Hold Up [View article]
    The nice thing about showing historical dividend yields is you don't have to worry about "real" prices (as the yields are a simple ratio of dividend and stock price).
    Oct 17, 2014. 12:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Is Dropping Will Dividends Hold Up [View article]
    I would like to see a historical graph of the dividend YIELDS.
    Oct 16, 2014. 11:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deflation + Volatility = Bull Market In Gold [View article]
    Actually, gold is a hedge against the confidence in government and its currency.
    To put it in layman's' terms: when people no longer trust the government and its currency, gold rises.
    Oct 16, 2014. 11:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QE Forever Is What Stocks Want [View article]
    "Don't fight the FED".

    There is as reason for this expression: making sure you won't lose money by being cocky and emotional.
    If the FED is accomodative, stay in stocks. Period.

    Do you really think it would have helped screamin' n bitching back in the Weimar days about the horrible money printing? NO! Back then, you should have borrowed to the hilt and have bought gold and industrial stocks. You would have been really wealthy at the end. Better then being a retiree sucker living from fixed income, 'cause you would have been wiped out.

    Oct 16, 2014. 11:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Yields Have Little Room To Fall [View article]
    And now look at Japanese government bond yield since 1990...
    Oct 16, 2014. 11:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mantra: Interest Rates Have To Rise [View article]
    The problem is not so much looking for yields, but maintaining purchasing power.
    Bonds were a great investment during the Great Depression (1929-1932) but not when you take into account the 30% devaluation of the dollar at the end of 1932.
    Or look at the Japanese. Everyone and their grandchild has plowed into J-bonds because of the supposedly "deflation". But when you look at the purchasing power loss of the Yen compared to the dollar, the Japanese are completely underwater.
    Oct 16, 2014. 11:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Did ETFs Become So Popular? Fewer Folks Are Buying The Hold-N-Hope Hype [View article]
    How long should you hold? Approximately 10 years, give or take a year or two:

    1929-1932: Treasuries (or preferably gold bullion)
    1932-1937: Stocks
    1937:1942: Treasuries
    1942-1968: Stocks
    1968-1980: Gold
    1980-1990: Nikkei
    1990-2000: Nasdaq
    2000-2011: Gold
    2011-????: US stocks
    Oct 16, 2014. 11:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment