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  • Amazon Is Not Overvalued - It's Still A Startup With Practically Boundless Opportunity [View article]
    AMZN was one of the weakest stocks today. Of course the author took the time to write this... Of course he has no position but has the time to write this bs. AMZN, on the weekly chart hit the 52sma. This is the 52 week average or the average price paid for the year. Closed below it on a hot market day. Very bullish LOL.
    Apr 22 05:31 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix +5.3% AH; company raising prices for new subs [View news story]
    LOOK for NFLX to stall around the 26WEEK SMA $375.25 ... ala CMG?
    Apr 22 01:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Gets Upgraded, PT Raised To $480; Starts Price War Versus Apple And Samsung [View article]
    if you bought at $40 you would hold? if you hold a stock that lists at $320 it does not matter what you paid. you hold $320 in your pocket and when you see another opportunity you sell the stock, get your $320 and buy something you see that is a better value. how does it matter what you paid for a stock?
    Apr 21 11:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Earnings Provide Both Short And Long-Term Trades [View article]
    Been hearing the "Fuel Cells will replace EV's" argument for some 15-20 years now... Yawn...

    I didn't buy BLD.TO 15yrs ago. I bought it last week. It is up 12% today.

    New technologies that replace oil burning take a lot of time. Timing it is the thing that is tough. FC will fly as Oil is becoming too expensive.
    Apr 21 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Short The Canadian Housing Market? [View article]
    BTW, I'm not dumb enough to borrow like this. It was a couple of young kids borrowing double the value of the vehicle. Everyone is a bad credit risk lending double on any asset that goes down in value.

    Use the car for a year and give it back to them. It is then worth $19,000 at best and they can sell it and get $19,000 back of the $49,000 owing. My girlfriend has the better job and I don't care about my credit. This is the case for many.

    Plus, people bail on car loans for a lot of reasons. One of such is that the car is not reliable or the needs change. This is 101 bad business lending like this.
    Apr 21 10:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM: Revenue Concerns Are Overblown [View article]
    IF IBM is buying up other companies... and going into greater levels of DEBT as per the balance sheet. Revenues, if healthy acquisitions, should be growing a nice clip. Yet, they are falling. How can this be healthy? Company is increasing debt levels and buying back its own shares? This is simple manipulation and not a healthy growing business imo. A lot of older blue chips are piling on debt sadly.

    I'm short IBM, FAST, SAVE, DAVE, MAR
    I'm long CAX.TO, BLD.TO
    Apr 21 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Earnings Provide Both Short And Long-Term Trades [View article]
    IM LONG ... because it will be the next hyped sector. EV may just lose to FC tech like Beta lost to VHS ... good luck trading!

    BLDP or BLD.TO is Ballard Power. The fuel cell company that produces technology used in Buses and has a contract with VW to produce for PVs
    Apr 21 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Earnings Provide Both Short And Long-Term Trades [View article]
    EVERYONE USES THE 50SMA AND THE 200SMA because the TV GODS use these averages to explain price. So, based on that, you have to know they are given to the average joe so they provide no insight to price. The chart looks bearish and if you are a TSLA bull you can only hope that the earnings call stops this fall.
    Apr 21 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Far The Gold Sell-Off Could Go, And Strategies That'll Save You [View article]
    It is not easy to slow a gold mine down. restarting is very expensive. many miners would rather keep going at a small loss. the cost to mine has nothing to do with the price of gold.
    Apr 19 12:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Housing Price Mirage [View article]
    prices have risen because people bought $100,000 homes and put $50,000 into them... and now they can sell those homes for $135,000... cha ching ... a 35% increase paid for by $50,000 improvements. If everyone improves their home or buys a foreclosure I sure as hell hope the average selling price rises. I pay $1100 rent. People up the street just bought a similar place for $359,000 ... do the math. They can't rent that thing out for a return. If they indeed have $359,000 in cash... they should put it somewhere else that has a guaranteed return. OIL prices alone will kill the economy. Natural Gas has risen so much people can't afford more home... the writing is on the wall. Inflated assets are not the place to park your money right now. It's time to be a bit safer.
    Apr 19 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Housing Price Mirage [View article]
    you paid all cash for house when you can get money at 2.5% right now? I make more than 2.5% trading stocks so I'm not crazy enough to take that money and pay cash for a house that simply needs repairs, taxes paid etc. Why would you pay all cash for a house in this environment? The opportunity lost by storing your money in an asset that rots seems ludicrous.
    Apr 19 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Housing Price Mirage [View article]
    A cash buyer never has to sell ... lol ... how about when they need the cash or when they can see a better place to put the cash? Where did you get your business degree McClure? I know people selling stocks right now, seniors, because they need to eat. If they had a rental property they outright own, they'd be selling that instead.
    Apr 19 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Short The Canadian Housing Market? [View article]
    9shoe9... BNS is putting on a show. It's a fa├žade.. a farce. I used to work in a finance office of a car dealership. I loved BNS because they are so loose of a lender. One time I needed a $50,000 loan on a $25,000 Kia and BNS came through. Would you lend me $27,000 on my 2003 Saturn? $25,000 over the value of the asset? Please do and you can be just like BNS. This is just one example of poor lending practices. I left my job a few months ago. Was in the finance a year ago. How many other loans like this are on the books? Do they do the same on a home loans? Scary.
    Apr 19 11:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My KISS Dividend Portfolio: 1st Quarter 2014 Update [View article]
    I just bought puts on Tues and Weds last week on a number of dividend stocks for the following reasons.

    1. Chart
    2. Balance sheets

    If you look at IBM for example, one of my positions, they reported another decline in the quarter. However, what is worse is they are essentially borrowing money to pay the dividend and complete capex. Sad, for a company this mature. They simply don't have enough free cash flow to pay the dividend and try to modernize the offerings of the company.

    So much old thinking in old school dividend plays. MCD, IBM, GM all have added more debt in recent years while showing little stability in earnings/cash flow.

    When the music stops some of these names won't be able to borrow more and be forced to cut the yield. They simply have stopped growing. Companies that take on debt to grow are better investments than companies that take on debt to pay dividends and buy back stock. This is simply too similar to a Ponzi scheme for my liking. Safer to put your money in a GIC and get 1.5% than to chase an extra 1% in stock that could decline 10% this summer alone in my opinion.

    Good luck investing!

    Rich Young
    Apr 19 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Far The Gold Sell-Off Could Go, And Strategies That'll Save You [View article]
    clearly you did not read the whole article and are a religious fanatic married to Gold. Gold can not be taken to a seven eleven for a slurpee. you are a gold fanatic. read the article again and understand the math behind the strategy. marry your money to one thing and lose out on potential profits doing something else. always be looking for a better way. ultimately, for now, you must exchange gold for dollars to buy food as you can not eat gold. guns are a better investment than gold if you think the world is going to hell. guns, you can shoot food and shoot people trying to take your gold.
    Apr 19 11:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment