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  • Why Cliffs Natural Resources Is A Buy [View article]
    Thanks. Well written. I wish Wall Street analysts can put their reports in terms as straight forward as this.
    May 1 07:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Today's Sell-Off To Add To My Position In This Cheap Driller [View article]
    I agree with your comments except on Liz Warren, yes she is that stupid, she has already signaled that banks are responsible for everything and consumers don't have to take responsibility for their own mistakes. End result banks simply won't be taking risks and extending themselves meaning more lost jobs. Has far as the under 25s they are more interested in getting more student loans than jobs - so they voted for Obama. Our big problem is no one in charge understands how business works.
    Nov 13 04:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nike Is Still A Buy, But The Upside Might Be Limited [View article]
    Are you sure the increased inventory are not due to stocking up for the European Soccer Cup and the Olympics? After all sales were up 12% how could this be due to stale inventory? Is it possible NKE is a much bigger opportunity than we all realize?
    Jul 3 06:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Note on Own REITs and MLPs in a Tax Deferred Account [View instapost]
    The IRS limits MLP ownership in IRA's to total distributions of less than $1,000. If you own more you risk triggering a taxable distribution of your entire account. No way you can pay the tax outside your tax free account.
    Jun 4 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Now Dislike Apple [View article]
    This article is to petty to waste my time on. This contributor is now on my do not read list. Bye.
    Apr 2 05:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Now Dislike Apple [View article]
    After reading this I am putting this Contributor on my do not read list. Too petty. Bye.
    Apr 2 05:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Chink In Apple's Armor [View article]
    Old news. Already baked in. When something changes, then it's worthwhile information.
    Mar 22 02:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Wouldn't Trade Apple Right Now [View article]
    "What do we know now that we didn't know a month ago?" Nothing if you've been following aapl for years. But the rest of the world is waking up to fact of aapl. That it's iphone sales passed all expectations, that aapl will continue it's winning streak didn't end with steve jobs passing, that company has a loyal fan base that will continue to buy new iterations of product, that aapl is fun to use, that it's forward p/e ratio is a bargan relative to pears, that growth is not baked in, that the scale of large numbers doesn't apply, that the emerging asian markets crave apple, that there is no recession in high end consumers, that if you're a fund manager and you don't hold aapl you're being left in the dust. Nope no new news. Just a bunch of sleeping bears waking up to what's been in front of their face for years.
    Mar 22 07:04 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The New iPhone 5 Is So Important To Apple [View article]
    I don't see anything new here. The iphone has a higher margin than the ipad and thats been true while aapl ran from 300 up to 600. So what?
    Mar 18 06:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An Apple Bubble Is Forming [View article]
    Yes, the growth in aapl's price is unsustainable. Your analysis will be correct, maybe sometime in the next 10 years. Meanwhile until it is proven that aapl can no longer generate a foward p/e of 10 sans cash, it will leave you in the dust. Fundamentals beat technicals every time.

    As long as aapl keeps generating new products that people want it will grow. Millions of consumers are willing spend beaucoup bucks for a new device every two years for a new aapl product, and the markets for these devices keeps growing. When they don't and that time will come, the price will fall, and some nerds will claim - "see the price is unsustainable". Of course.
    Mar 18 11:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Consider Total S.A. While It's Still Cheap [View article]
    Beware, the places we used to think as high risk for protecting drillers are now easier to do business in. In those place that we would like to raise children - some of them don't want drillers around! The world is inverted. Also while TOT has a nice dividend, since is a foreign company they with-hold 20% of any dividend. This is ok for my taxable account where I can take a credit on my tax return, on my IRA rollover it's money I lose.
    Mar 16 06:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Buffett Buy IBM Because Of The Economy? [View article]
    Buffet went on CNBC two months ago and said he bought IBM because it was getting double digit growth in all the countries it was doing business with increasing margins. It's a smart play on worldwide growth not tied to any country or region. Even in recessionary times people go to IBM to help implement lower cost systems. It also pays a dividend. I take Warren at face value. It's an investment that makes a lot of sense for all the reasons he said. Given that IBM has run up, I thought ACN would be a good investment. It has many similar qualities, but has yet to really move.
    Mar 16 03:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Serious Is Google's Legal Jeopardy? [View article]
    ONly two big legal problems? What about anticompetitive behavior in the ECB, Africa, and the US. But it's not so much the legal risks that bother me - it's that the company seems out-of-control. They're going off in too many directions and have too many compliance issues. I have no investment in GOOG, and I am not short.
    Mar 2 06:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shun Google Until Management Is Replaced [View article]

    However GOOG demonstrates all the symptoms of a company out-of-control. There have been 1) to many problems related to monopolistic practices that will get the company in trouble, 2) to many privacy misteps, 3) mishandling of China, 4) lack of clear control of the Android platform, 4) lack of clear direction for mobile advertising, 5) confusing and perhaps ill-fated steps in hardware, and 6) out of control payroll costs. In a nutshell GOOG is running off in all directions without a clear focus. Stay away.
    Feb 23 08:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio Beats Pandora Internet Radio [View article]
    Yeah, I like XM in my car. I listen to CNBC all day. I also get XM through my smart phone for when I cannot get a satilite signal with verizon I have never had a problem getting internet - and it's free. I too thought Sirius has a monopoly, however in their last earnings report, membership growth was disappointing. ONe problem I have with XM is that while they have all sorts of sports channels, you can't get many playoff games. I think both P and XM have risks - internet radio have a lot of potential, and P and XM have to pay to much for content. When I listen to XM music stations, I was excited for about one week - then I realized I was hearing the same content over and over. I can get Bloomberg free over the net, and as CNBC gets progressively worse with its' political content and oversized personalities, I may soon find there is no need for me to keep XM.
    Feb 22 07:29 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment