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  • The Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator - measuring the tenor of newspaper coverage of the economy - rose in August to 45.8 from 42.8 previously. It's the indicator's first rise since March, and the ESI's creators claim such a move - especially if sustained - tends to be a leading indicator of economic activity. [View news story]
    When, ?? Since they fell under the spell of the worst president in the history of the 600 known galaxies ! You didn't build that ! I did and i i i i i i i > All worshipping him.. And he'll double the debt again if you just give him the chance ! Now won't he !
    Sep 3, 2012. 08:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should Nokia Investors Get Excited About Apple's Legal Victory Against Samsung? [View article]
    What is so important about Sept. 5th.. Unless they sell 15 million more pieces then their planning they'll have to sell the rest of the assets to pay the bills.

    The loyalty for NOK is amazing. But all the kings horses and all the kings men can't make NOK profitable again !

    Like the song says.. And another one gone and another one gone. Another one bites the dust !
    Aug 30, 2012. 08:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Costco, Costco, Costco (COST). That's the message getting pounded out by Mitt Romney and his wife in recent interviews that attempt to shine a light into the candidate's personal life. The bit of unexpected press for the company includes the tidbit that dress shirts worthy of the aspiring leader of the free world can be found in the back aisles of the retailer's stores. No mention of WMT. [View news story]
    Sam, Costco & Pricemart were the same. Pricemart was the Latin America division. The son went on his own and took LA for himself. Now they share products and work together,but, Pricermart has an untapped region and will grow faster.DL assumed all knew this,but,my uncle is in his own world ! :>)) pok
    Aug 30, 2012. 07:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ugly chart of the day: What's happened to the U.S. economy during the past five years is bad enough, but it's even worse when viewed in the context of a growing population. In Q2, GDP was just 1.7% higher than in Q4 2007. But since population grew 3.7%, GDP per capita is still 1.9% below its 2007 high mark. At that rate, GDP per capita wouldn’t surpass its old peak until Q3 2013. [View news story]
    Without Republicans there won't be a GDP... You'll all clean woks at Chinese take outs the books... You'll all wait on line for visiting Cuban doctors ! Useless are democrats. And, that is a known fact.

    All Republicans.. Save your country !
    Aug 30, 2012. 07:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The economy should hit its stride late into next year, says Moody's Analytic's Mark Zandi. He's forecasting 4% growth into 2014, citing continued strength in U.S. corporations due to cost cuts and better profit margins. All we need to do is "nail down those fiscal issues," Zandi says. “By 2014-15, the surprise is going to be how strong the economy is growing.” [View news story]
    I fear all the calls for S&P 1650 and a roaring DOW by years end are all pie in the sky and assume Romney will win. I do not share that view. I see the Chinese buying up the US at a faster pace,but, just not Gov. paper. There buying MBS and the BOC is loaning huge amounts of consumer mortgage money. There also buying shares in US corporations on the open market. Money talks and b/s walks ! It is truer than true.

    I agree with above comments. Mr.. Zandi is a shill for the Obama people and he might secretly be married to Fareed Zakaria... pok
    Aug 30, 2012. 07:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency Secondary Offering: Premium To Book Still Too High [View article]
    I bought at 34.15 and I am confident they will keep the 1.25 payment going forward and might be able to raise with the additional funding from the secondary... After the day is over I'll set the stop and when it gets back into the mid 35s I will trail the stop...
    Jul 18, 2012. 12:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If you think Jamie Dimon (JPM) can't end up like Barclays' Bob Diamond, think again, says Jonathan Weil. The fact that JPMorgan only decided on Thursday to restate Q1 results shows that Dimon still hadn't grasped how internal controls are failing him and the company.  [View news story]
    What DL is saying is that 11,000 big pensions and golden parachutes were paid out to the upper crust and then those institutions were absorbed an shut down. That is why there is so much pressure by millions towards banks and led to the OWS b/s.. And, Dimon is in the thick of it all and knows where all of the skeletons are. That is why he is still there !And, best for him to go !

    "the facts are too strong." That is what my uncle is saying and he/we know first hand ! These are facts we know not suspicions !

    Jul 15, 2012. 10:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Profitable Waves On John Deere? Throwing In My Lot With Jim Rogers [View article]
    Agree. 30 years of investing with him rocked and a good wise friend. He does not like US equities at the moment and,but, DE is a best of breed. They saw the niche for small machines and CAT an others didn't. They have the edge there unless China an Japan an Brazilian manufacturers catch up. Still overall market should go lower on world shrinking GDP,so, patience as bad market pulls good down and punishes the bad...
    Jul 10, 2012. 10:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: It's Getting Ugly Out There [View article]
    I think you'll find certain countries have there strengths and weaknesses. Panama exists on it's banking industry and has the strongest rules of any country. If you read the prospectus DL posted and did some DD you'd find NO Panama Bank- Creidt Union has ever gone under and ALL credit unions MUSt deposit unloaned funds in the Central bank...

    I also have accounts in Panama Brazil Costa Rica and Norway Australia and BOC accounts in several of the same countires.. The Panama banks are the best..

    I had clients who had US accounts that failed and the FSLIC gave them vouchers and they got there funds over time.. In the US the brokers are the safest with SIPC good for 2 mill minimum and they pay asap.....

    But, if you need the money in 1 to 5 years and want no risk ! Bingo and get this.If your going anywhere to do an account as an investment you should check with your CPA... The expenses of the business trip ( psst aka vacation ) are useable. Kinda like a win / win !

    So, what might actually be the final yield then ! espcially if you had a great time.. huh
    Jul 9, 2012. 12:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev Goes South Of The Border [View article]
    Great company and great to buy rest of Corona !
    Title a bit off. South of Border... BUD ain't a US company no more,but, the good news is it's brewed in LA too and a Bud tallneck is 32 cents cold at El Reys Supermarket.. bueno...............
    Jun 29, 2012. 05:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Supreme Court Will Likely Strike Down The Obamacare Mandate 9-0, Hurting Plan Providers [View article]
    Again NOT.. Well written isn't possible. Both sides see the writing in 180 degrees of direction ! When politics entered into the Supreme Court the system of checks an balances went away. In my opinion and many millions more like me. If this mandate can stand any an all things can too and freedom is gone ! Forever !
    Jun 27, 2012. 11:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Supreme Court Will Likely Strike Down The Obamacare Mandate 9-0, Hurting Plan Providers [View article]
    Your wrong ! IMHO ! Liberals should be seen as progressives and they see the Constitution as a " living document" as taught while they were growing up. Liberal bias in teaching profession has led to this..

    President Reagan often used a Churchill quote to describe the culture in the US. He (they) said if your 20 and not liberal something is wrong with you,but, if your 40 and not conservative something is really wrong with you. Tell me oh wise author what the heck is wrong with the 65 million ppl who voted for Obama ?
    Jun 27, 2012. 09:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The World Of Bernanke: Future Bleak For Treasury Bonds [View article]
    SG, giving my uncle DL advise is nice.. He understands time decay and take the earnings of the million + on SA add them together and he'll beat them ! Wink & nod !
    Jun 27, 2012. 09:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece's new coalition government could already be on a collision course with its Troika overlords after yesterday proposing to extend the country's "fiscal adjustment period" by at least 2 years to 2016. Greece also wants to scrap plans to cut 150K public sector jobs, slash VAT on food, and provide unemployment benefits for 2 years instead of 1.  [View news story]
    US just installed a troika ! Ben B - David Plouf and David Axelrod
    Jun 27, 2012. 09:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stockton, California approves a spending plan it would use to operate under bankruptcy, moving closer to becoming the largest city to seek Chapter 9 protection in U.S. history. (previously)  [View news story]
    NOT, politicos and there compromises gave pensions an pay beyond the realm of right and wrong ! It will soon be clear that millions of people will not have the pension amounts. Private or public. Can't think of a greedier bunch of people like the yanks !
    Jun 27, 2012. 08:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment