Seeking Alpha


Send Message
View as an RSS Feed
View drrobcornell's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest  |  Highest rated
  • EDAP: The 'Holy Grail' In The Fight Against Prostate Cancer [View article]
    "This compares very favorably to the 15 year relative survival rate, without the often painful and debilitating side effects of treatments like radiation or invasive surgery." Are you aware of HIFU side effects? There potentially much more debilitating than either IM/GRT (focused radiation) or radical surgery in experienced hands. Compare the erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and irritative voiding symptoms of HIFU to these standards of care before jumping into this eventual marketplace loser. Euphoria will not be lasting, as it has no chance of replacing radiotherapy or robot-assisted surgery in which both physicians and hospitals have invested millions in equipment and training costs.
    Feb 26, 2013. 07:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare Now For The Looming Fiscal Cliff [View article]
    bj, do you realize you're an idiot? Your president is an Islamo-centric Socialist who has spent 1/3 of every dollar of our country's historic national debt in under 4 years, never with a budget. Just who's radical in this race?
    Sep 4, 2012. 07:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Obama administration releases its final fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, requiring each automaker's fleet to reach an average 54.5 miles/gallon by 2025, nearly doubling current levels. To meet the standard, automakers will need to introduce new technologies and sell more alternative fuel vehicles. Critics say the rules will add thousands to new car prices[View news story]
    And we need "cleaner air" b/c your Lefty buddies invested in the pathetic and incapable alternative say so? Pull your head out of your ass. If you want to make yourself a vulnerable projectile in one of those tin cans, go for it. It's natural selection, IMO.
    Aug 29, 2012. 07:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: 361K vs. 367K consensus, 367K prior revised (prior week 365K). Continuing claims +53K at 3.27M[View news story]
    Good or less bad? C'mon man! How much failure can you stomach, spin or ignore b/f you believe a real change is needed?
    Aug 9, 2012. 10:46 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: 370K vs. 371K consensus (prior week revised to 372K from 370K). Continuing claims -29K to 3.26M.  [View news story]
    Here's a headline, Tack: More Americans are out of work now than 3 years ago - first president to leave with less than he inherited. Pathetic. Socialism has failed again. A little verbose, but you get my gist.
    May 17, 2012. 09:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is this week's big spike in natural gas a sign of a price floor? Is it time to buy? Fund manager Dan Rice likes Range Resources (RRC), whose exposure to rich Appalachian fields that produce gas at low cost should help it survive any further period of depressed prices. Weeden's 45-year vet Charles Maxwell favors Encana (ECA). Morgan Stanley likes: OKE, SUN, TRGP, WMB, SE, XTXI.  [View news story]
    I'm playing it with LNG. Nice div and less overhead.
    Apr 28, 2012. 08:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas Price Spike Will Be Bigger And Come Sooner Than Expected [View article]
    Steve Miller Band and the Communist Manifesto, now playing at a college near you. Pass the pipe, man.
    Apr 26, 2012. 07:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's no surprise flows into short leveraged ETFs can be contrary indicators, but TrimTabs attempts to put numbers behind the idea. The worst returns for the stock market tend to come after 7 weeks of money flowing out of the bearish ETFs. The opposite thought - money flowing into bearish ETFs being a signal for a bull move - shows no such correlation.  [View news story]
    Some clarification from anyone who understands this thing would be greatly appreciated; why is TVIX getting clobbered when VXX is beginning to surge? Thought they were X and 2X of the same index. Can short-term futures be that disparate?
    Mar 22, 2012. 11:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Portugal's core government deficit almost triples to €799M in the year's first two months from a year earlier. Higher tax rates were offset by a sharp contraction in the economy, leading to a 4.3% fall in government revenues. At the same time, government spending (in the midst of an austerity program) was actually higher than a year ago.  [View news story]
    Surprise, higher taxes leading to slower economy and lower revenue. Economics 101.
    Mar 22, 2012. 07:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • February ADP Jobs Report: +216K vs. +173K prior (revised from 170K) and expectations of 215K.  [View news story]
    Inflated jobs reports, omitted labor force decline numbers, subordinated downward revision data keep the hopeful at ease. We're dying out here and being told otherwise.
    Mar 7, 2012. 05:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's an interesting twist on the employment picture: Dentists across the country are noticing an increase in new patients coming through the door. Why? More people with health insurance as a result of getting full-time jobs.  [View news story]
    Or tired of not having a full time job and realize it's time to clean up. Wait till they start paying taxes; trips to the dentist will again be the last thing on their minds.
    Mar 3, 2012. 07:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The EFSF announces the creation of another acronym with the launching of the European Sovereign Bond Protection Facility (ESBPF). The program will issue certificates - able to be traded on their own - protecting the first 20-30% of new debt issues of EU nations in the hope this will increase investor demand and lower funding costs.  [View news story]
    Still waiting for URFUKED to come out.
    Feb 17, 2012. 11:21 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's (MCD) asks pork farmers to stop using gestation stalls to confine female hogs in a move that falls in line with other restaurants chains also trying to improve their image with animal rights groups. [View news story]
    Typical liberal idiocy. Let's keep your reproduction chambers comfy until we eat you and your young. Sounds like the prevailing world economic policy.
    Feb 14, 2012. 07:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Toyota (TM) looks to make another splash in the hybrid car market with a smaller and cheaper version of its Prius. The base Prius c will price at $18,950 with hands-free Bluetooth capability and a fuel economy rating of over 50 mpg. [View news story]
    What's next Matchbox? C'mon kids, lets go 60 in a clown car.
    Feb 8, 2012. 07:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • IMF To Germany: Europe Is On Course For Disaster [View article]
    CB, I'd like to see you put your money where your malcontented mouth is. So you're buying US equities? You think there's real risk/reward in those of Europe? Go long here at 1326 and give us a call back before they turn off your cell phone and ask you to find another place to park your cardboard box under the bridge.

    Appreciate the author's insight and the insightful replies.
    Jan 25, 2012. 11:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment