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  • Caveat Emptor On Goldman Sach's Call On Netflix [View article]
    Is this as simple as Goldman has a lot of shares and wants to sell them favorably?

    Every little bit counts. ;-)

    Thanks for the heads up, Paulo. I'm thinking puts here.
    Jul 2 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inflation Is Rearing Its Ugly Head [View article]
    Meaningless: "The reason we don't have real wage hikes,very simply,is due to Obama's policy of leading us into global governance is to make us all equal,equally poor."

    And irrelevant to the inflation equation.
    Jun 25 03:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inflation Is Rearing Its Ugly Head [View article]
    Agree, Brucejfern. Without wages rising - and they're not - inflation's flames won't burn long or hard.
    Jun 23 10:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Inflation Is Rearing Its Ugly Head [View article]
    TIPS use the official inflation rate, so, you'll only get partial coverage.
    Jun 23 09:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cannabis Capital Corp: You Can't Make This Up [View article]
    Indeed, you're correct. At IB: "Not available for short sale".
    Jun 4 12:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cannabis Capital Corp: You Can't Make This Up [View article]
    Currently at IB: 12.76 bid, 14.38 ask. Pretty illiquid, yes.
    Jun 4 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's How The Amazon.com Quarter Is Looking In Terms Of Revenues [View article]
    I'm a little confused about this:
    "Amazon - Amazon's February came in at 23.0% compared to January's 14.0%, a substantial m/m increase we believe due to the improvement in weather conditions".

    Weather conditions? That sounds a little soft to me. How, specifically, does bad weather affect Amazon's revenue? It's not like they're putting on a show that people have to leave their houses to see.
    Mar 14 09:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Inflation Never Came [View article]
    The link is indeed broken.
    May 21 05:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In addition to putting an end to Creative Suite development, Adobe (ADBE) is killing off its Fireworks Web graphics design/prototyping tool. On the other hand, Adobe is doubling down on mobile (previous) by launching Project Mighty, a pressure-sensitive drawing stylus for tablets, and Napoleon, a digital ruler/guide. Also being shown off is Project Context, a giant touchscreen-based system aimed (for now) at magazine design. [View news story]
    Somewhat misleading to say Adobe is "putting an end to Creative Suite Development". They're still developing the tools of the Creative Suite: the change is that they will offer them now through the Creative Cloud, rather than in boxes.
    May 6 07:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Gold Slam Is A Massive Wealth Transfer From Our Pockets To The Banks [View article]
    I don't understand the "naked short" concept. This is futures trading. Someone took the other side of every trade.

    Yes, there are more contracts traded than will settle physically. That is not particular to gold. That is always the case.
    Apr 16 12:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cyprus Will Bring The Red With It [View article]
    Is there an assumption that the margin debt is long? From the data in the link, there's no way to ascertain that. For all we know, a lot of margin is short. Perhaps I'm missing something.
    Mar 17 11:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adobe: No Room For More Upside Potential [View article]
    Interesting. What do some other companies look like with this same methodology? (eg, IBM, MSFT, FB, AAPL).
    Jan 9 06:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on the plunge (worst since 1986) in the NFIB small business index: "Something bad happened in November ... and it wasn't Hurricane Sandy," says the NFIB's Bill Dunkelberg. A "stunning number" of owners expect conditions to worsen over the next 6 months." Note: The NFIB excluded responses from those in Sandy-affected states from the final tally. [View news story]
    The first congress under Clinton was not Republican (the next three were). Since all 8 years delivered budgets, I guess we can conclude it wasn't congressional control that mattered.
    Dec 12 09:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on the plunge (worst since 1986) in the NFIB small business index: "Something bad happened in November ... and it wasn't Hurricane Sandy," says the NFIB's Bill Dunkelberg. A "stunning number" of owners expect conditions to worsen over the next 6 months." Note: The NFIB excluded responses from those in Sandy-affected states from the final tally. [View news story]
    "Ronald Reagan who turned around the economy by getting tough on inflation" Actually, thank fed chief Volcker for getting tough on inflation. (Appointed by Carter).

    btw, the economy seemed to do just fine during Clinton's second term.
    Dec 11 11:55 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Obama Wins, Sell Your Winners [View article]
    "By the way, Intrade also is quoting even more certain odds that the Republicans will keep control of the House and the ditto the Democrats with the Senate. In other words, gridlock will be here for at least two more years, so do not expect any major initiatives absent the miraculous."

    "A Google search says that this year’s presidential and congressional campaign spending will total around $6 billion, with most of that coming from the special interest groups that benefit the most from government largesse."

    Taking these two together, we can conclude that the gridlock will prove the $6B special interest group spending will earn no returns.

    Good.
    Nov 2 12:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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