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  • Trinity Biotech Looks Interesting Here [View article]
    This is an impressively candid and detailed presentation that offers a helpful look at potential gains as well as sobering reasons for caution. Such articles are very helpful to me and, I suspect, to many other readers. Thank you.
    Sep 7, 2014. 09:48 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerging Market ETFs Are Taking Back The World [View article]
    This is an instructive and helpful posting. Thanks --
    Sep 4, 2014. 01:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Choi-Nomics: South Korea Focuses On Higher Dividend Payouts [View article]
    Thanks for a good article on some imaginative and aggressive thinking in South Korean economics.
    Sep 3, 2014. 02:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vornado Realty pulled from Goldman Conviction Buy list [View news story]
    It's interesting to discover in this notification that a "Buy" recommendation from Goldman is apparently offered without conviction -
    Sep 3, 2014. 07:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Low Volatility ETFs Deliver 'The Goods'? [View article]
    This is a fascinating article that reflects a lot of work and thought. Thank you for providing these insights and concepts to the Seeking Alpha community.
    Sep 1, 2014. 11:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DNO ASA: High Risk, Higher Reward (More Than 100% Upside) [View article]
    You have done Seeking Alpha a valuable service by setting out fairly, clearly, and articulately many of the prospects, questions, and risks of this investment. Thank you!
    Aug 29, 2014. 09:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big China ETF To Get A New Index [View article]
    I enjoyed your article and outlook that inspired me to look at varied options for investing in China. Readers might also want to consider the smaller etf YAO (Guggenheim China All Cap) that shares 7 top-ten holdings with FXI, but holds many more (244) stocks, has a lower and, to me, more reasonable 26.6 percentage of Financial holdings, holds almost twice as high a percentage of Tech stocks, and has holdings in Consumer Defensive, Industrial, Health Care, and Utilities stocks whereas FXI has none.
    Aug 29, 2014. 02:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Are The Opportunities In U.S. Health Care? [View article]
    Thanks for a good article citing key changes that are making investment in biotech/health service/pharmacy stocks and etfs an increasingly strong and potentially far stronger prospect. Additional areas that will create demand include 1) a rapidly growing and aging international population; 2) overtaxed medical staffs and facilities in many areas; 3) soil, fresh water, air, and salt water pollution and degradation that sharply reduce food supplies and undermine public health; 4) droughts and flooding that lead to broad health emergencies; and 5) an increasingly mobile world population and system of international transportation that can quickly spread contagions.
    Aug 28, 2014. 09:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Barron's Right On Terex? [View article]
    Good article! It is very helpful to see how you move through issues and concerns on the way to establishing a valuation and tactical approach.
    Aug 11, 2014. 08:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dividend-Paying ETF In A Consolidating Industry [View article]
    Thank you for a very detailed, well-organized, clear, helpful, and nicely-written overview.
    Aug 11, 2014. 06:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's Profit Margins Are - Like The Curate's Egg - Good In Parts. At Its Core, It Will Remain A Low-Margin General Retailer For Years To Come [View article]
    Thank you for a thoughtful, helpful article that presents conclusions that not everybody will welcome.
    Aug 10, 2014. 04:16 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taiwan Fines Xiaomi, China Should Take Note [View article]
    Thanks for presenting this interesting, useful, and relevant information on Xiaomi and broader China issues about accurate reporting.
    Aug 6, 2014. 02:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Sellers And Seeking Alpha [View article]
    While I do not short stocks, I do not object to others who employ this widely-known and perfectly legal and ethical approach. If an article or comment is fair-minded and substantive, it provides a unique service to SA readers, and I have been helped greatly and prompted to do more research after reading negative articles that cited specific concerns. One recent article, though, seemed offensive and irresponsible in giving a specific etf the author's "Very Dangerous" rating without discussing the etf's holdings or defining and substantiating what concerned him.

    On another note, there have been frequent caustic responses to SA articles in the past couple of months that seemingly had nothing to do with whether the article's author were short or long in the stock. I know that I should be more patient and constructive in dealing with points of view that offend me, and I think that we all benefit by taking issue without becoming disagreeable.
    Aug 1, 2014. 02:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Was Apple Spooked By The BlackBerry Passport? [View article]
    In eagerness to project which company's smartphones may become the most popular ones and the best sellers, some people appear to presume that 1) there is or will be a best smartphone, and its sales will dominate the market; 2) one company's success means another company's loss; and 3) that the smartphone market is near (or, has already reached) saturation. I see things quite differently.

    The largest position in our portfolio has for 2.5 years been AAPL and may always be. We like the company, its growth and evolution, and its ability to make lots of money by producing excellent devices. We own a MacBook Air, an iMac, two iPads, an iPhone 5, and an iPod. Respect for Apple does not bind me, however, from considering/purchasing other companies' competing products when they would better suit me. The Blackberry Passport looks like a terrific smartphone, and I would buy one if I could because it also would allow more comfort and accuracy in writing. I love taking pictures and recently bought an unlocked Nokia 1020 because its camera is exceptionally good and the Cortana feature looks more useful than Siri. In both Blackberry's and Microsoft/Nokia's circumstances, new leadership in John Chen and Satya Nadella, respectively, suggests good prospects for growth, popularity, and prominence.

    Apple need not be diminished by the success of Blackberry and Microsoft/Nokia -- the market is huge, growing, and filled with people who may replace their smartphones far more frequently than has been the case as these and other companies innovate and continue to produce outstanding products. But we as consumers have a lot to gain from the competition between the companies to produce a wider range of excellent devices.
    Jul 31, 2014. 03:43 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Global X Super Dividend ETF Has Value And A 5.8% Dividend Yield [View article]
    Thanks for a helpful and fair-minded article about what we value as a good way to invest internationally with diversification and dividend support.
    Jul 29, 2014. 01:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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