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  • Groupon's Achilles' Heel: Blue Calypso's Patents [View article]
    If GRPN is owned, it's not a bad idea to hedge by owning some BCYP.
    Oct 4, 2013. 11:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inovio Overextended At $2? [View article]
    Is Amit Ghate overextended at $2?

    The value of his article was.
    Aug 6, 2013. 07:10 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold And Silver Speculator Long Positions Wiped Out [View article]
    The gold price may drop further, may go up. It depends on what the bullion banks and big Treasury buyers in Russia, China and the rest do.

    But some of the miners have dropped an insane amount already. It's hard to believe that they can drop much more, regardless what JPM, Feds, or anybody else does.

    A producing miner with a cost below current spot has got to be a valuable investment.
    Apr 27, 2013. 11:36 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The 'Gold Bull And Equities Bear' Camp Is Far Off Base [View article]

    1) Central Banks and Treasuries world-wide, even the EU and IMF, are buying large amounts gold on this dip. Their statements sound as if a major shift in their assessment of gold as the major backing of their currencies has occurred, that the buying will continue, pulling large amounts of physical from a market that doesn't want to sell the amounts they want to buy

    2) Every day, we add $billions in debt to an already massive, non-payable $100 trillions in debt. This will continuously make sleep difficult for the Fed members and require fantastic new methods of printing money to cover new, out-of control spending and previous debt. Eventually, even 2/20 investors are going to realize that a future of high taxes and low standard of living means "forget stocks", clients want the return of their money not on their money. Thousands of years will say buy gold.
    Apr 26, 2013. 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analyzing The Synergies Of The Dish And Sprint Merger [View article]
    The buyer usually doesn't do as well as the bought company - though not always.

    I'm curious how you think Sprint stock (S) will do in a merger.
    Apr 20, 2013. 11:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold: A Bright Shining Lie? [View article]
    It is so funny, it's insane. No manipulation?

    The whole government is manipulation. Every branch, every connection to big business, every alliance with other governments and powers given to non-gov't. groups like the Fed have manipulated financial instruments of all kinds. Any study of history makes that clear.
    Apr 18, 2013. 11:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold: A Bright Shining Lie? [View article]
    Manipulation is a fact, not even concealed. See "President's Working Group on Financial Markets", which is by definition manipulation - not just in stocks and companies that the government has lent to - but also in commodities, obviously bonds, obviously real estate, etc.

    The Fed - manipulation in everything related to interest rates.

    Fannie and Freddie - manipulation in real estate.

    The whole Federal banking system - manipulation of everything invested in that might influence their balances sheets.

    Working group - manipulation of every kind.

    Silver - proven to be manipulated.

    Fed and Treasury phone calls to other Central Banks resulting in changes in their policies, buys and sells - manipulation.

    You have to be trying to sell something not to admit almost the whole government/financial system is designed for manipulation.
    Apr 18, 2013. 05:13 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Gold Slam Is A Massive Wealth Transfer From Our Pockets To The Banks [View article]
    Money markets aren't safe, as we've seen before. They hold bonds and derivatives tied indirectly to the worst economies.

    Bonds are debts, with rates so low now as to be priced to be destroyed at some point. That's clear to anyone with charts.

    Commodities are actual things, but can be leveraged way up and down - generally more than bonds and stocks. That means big swings.

    Real estate is in a solid place, often producing rent, but can be impossible to sell if you really need to. It is always leveraged.

    So, we should put all our money in promises of honesty - I mean stocks? In a period of impossible debt, dropping worker numbers with a growing population, world economy slowing everywhere, Washington a tax monster, and stocks with a limited potential upside left, we should own stocks?

    They dropped today too, remember.
    Apr 15, 2013. 10:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Gold Slam Is A Massive Wealth Transfer From Our Pockets To The Banks [View article]
    How long will Americans tolerate the corruptions that are driving America into the ground?

    Every day the debt gets larger by $billions, adding to more than we can ever pay off. Evey day we have fewer workers and a higher population. Dark pools, so big few can grasp it, just get bigger, enriching sleazy, undeserving politicians and money men. (I know a little of one such pool).

    But generations of Americans will live their whole lives in poverty and high taxes to pay the costs. I don't get why wholesale change hasn't occurred. Someone explain it to me.
    Apr 15, 2013. 08:07 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Central Bank Buying Of Gold Is A Double-Edged Sword [View article]
    Central Bank buying of gold as a factor in monetary easing doesn't happen in a sterile environment.

    China and Russia have been buying to straightforward increase their reserves for years.

    Bullion banks, with massive short positions, must cover at some point or possibly go under, under the weight of insane gold derivatives.

    Japan's actions, and the market's secondary actions, can be described as crazy, and influences buying of gold in the far east.

    The move from bullion to paper gold is the biggest change in gold/human history. No one knows the real ratio of true to electronic precious metals, and no one ever will. All we know is that there are many $billions in paper gold not backed by the heavy stuff.

    If any economist in the past knew of the $trillions "printed" - with a continued drop in copper and oil, the most trusted of world economic measures - they would think the financial world was ending.

    What is happening has never happened, so it cannot be truly evaluated, even by the brightest.
    Apr 12, 2013. 07:00 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Keep Buying Groupon Inc. On Every Dip [View article]
    I bought and am buying GRPN primarily because of the chart; it is what I call, extremely safe. After the huge drop, we had a really nice, supportive bottom, then started up a secure rise.

    Originally, I found it in a screen - the debt/equity drew my attention.
    You shorts should check how other companies compare, no matter how you try to calculate it. We are in the biggest corporate bond issuance ever. There is debt in every company up the kazue. That makes GRPN look almost as safe as the chart does.
    Apr 11, 2013. 12:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stockman Is Wrong About Doomsday [View article]
    I loathe both Repubs and Dems.
    I will invest wherever money is going.
    I am objective.
    But I have been running the hard numbers for years, and the really big problem we have is DEBT! If we didn't have it, we could obviously spend our way out of this. But we have >$120Trillion in debt and obligations. And we continue to spend twice revenues.

    We can't renege on SS/gov't. retirement, otherwise families and charities will have to support them, dragging on spending. I've also shown on this site how we can't default or find any combination of taxes and cuts to cover our massive debt. Even absurd game ideas such as a big military conflict, a well-conceived financial WWIII, a generation or wealth-class slate-wiping virus, converting saving/retirement to government owned assets, depending on bold new industries though not yet even in fantasy ... all end in disaster, even in games.

    We're topping out and are starting to head down the steep decline - with snakes and alligators and giant spiders on the way to the sharp rocks at the bottom. Congress recently got a little rush (as with a falling roller-coaster) because Bernanke has publicly said at least twice that he can potentially buy an infinite amount of bonds and mortgages. But this is the real world, not a ride.

    The clueless committee members showed a clear sighs of relief in both cases.

    (I will like to see the giant spiders get them)
    Apr 5, 2013. 03:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold gets a downgrade at SocGen which says the metal's price is in bubble territory. The downturn which began in October will continue, with the price hitting $1,400 by year's end and falling further in 2014. GLD +0.2% premarket. [View news story]
    "SocGen: Gold Could Surge Over 500%"

    That was June 20th, 2012

    Gold was almost exactly where it is now, depending on the time of day when the release was made and when you read this.

    Since then, $trillions of dollars in debt have been created by governments, such as the US, and $trillions in money have been printed by Feds.

    Who and how many at SocGen do this kind of thinking and predicting? It seems they act like the psychics of the 50's and 60's who had many safe deposit boxes. In each was a different set of predictions. When one of the predictions came true, they would open the appropriate box and say "AH-HA! I was right!
    That's how Jean Dixon was said to have predicted Kennedy's death.
    Mar 21, 2013. 12:34 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's What Investors Need To Realize After The Terrific Jobs Report [View article]
    Don't forget the 21 new or much higher taxes and loads of nasty regulations that Obamacare caries for the newly poorer business man.
    Mar 8, 2013. 06:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Income Investors And The Looming Inflationary Spiral [View article]
    It is not surprising that you, and many others, favor the stocks you list - because those stocks, which are highly correlated to the S&P, have risen for months.

    Like a breath of air after a free dive, life-giving money has been made, after years of world-wide financial terror. Happy, happy!

    But those stocks have risen in the face of negative real growth in the economy, previously unbelievable deficit spending, insane money printing by the US and other countries, and massive manipulation by The President's Council on Financial Markets.

    New hyperbolic adverbs will need to be created to describe just how twisted our whole system is. Our Founding Fathers, and piles of honest economists since them, wouldn't believe that we could have created >$120trillion in debt and hard obligations without completely collapsing.

    But your stocks went up yesterday, so they should go up tomorrow. And though gold has preserved and created wealth for 5,000 years, it fell yesterday, so it should fall tomorrow.
    Mar 8, 2013. 06:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment