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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Throw China A Life Preserver [View article]
    Yes,,,he was...and he has now certainly been a huge disappointment. I used to think we still had one body in gov't that would say it the way it is....but we have certainly lost that in the USA......and now the citizens really can't trust anyone except themselves. What a moral crisis we now have in the USA!
    Jun 26, 2015. 12:32 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CVR Partners: A High Yield Fertilizer Play Now On Sale [View article]
    Having been in agriculture in the midwest for over 40 years and been a grain elevator owner in the midwest for over a decade, when farmers have high yields such as corn and wheat, the plants take up about all of the available nitrogen in the soil each year. Even with lower prices which may come about with corn prices this fall, it has been the norm for farmers not to reduce the usage of the same level of fertilizer nitrogen as the previous year. In addition with the price of oil and natural gas being substantially lower even compared to last year, the price of fertilizer should be less this fall. Therefore, I see CVR doing very well for the next year. Meaning,,,I agree with the author that CVR should be a good buy here and it being an MLP should continue similar earnings per quarter as 2014.
    Jun 18, 2015. 02:17 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TAXI slumps as chunk of medallions could hit the market [View news story]
    The hype of the values of these Medallions is being overdone. If you look at the financial information regarding TAXI this company has substantially reduced their financial portfolio of Medallions for relying on income. TAXI has diversified into many other areas of finance for income. And NYC has the most Medallions outstanding with really not very many in Chicago or other minor cities. With interest rates beginning to move higher this event is beneficial for any finance affiliated stock like JP Morgan, CitiGroup and TAXI. And the cab companies in NYC are soon to have smart phone apps to compete with the Ubers and others.
    Jun 12, 2015. 11:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why China Is Taking Control Of Physical Gold Pricing [View article]
    It will be interesting to watch. However, I think the SDR's will become the world currency over the next decade. It will stabilize the international trade payments between countries because it will be a basket of currencies establishing the value of the SDR daily. Of course, Chinese Yuan will be in the basket along with the 'all ready' currencies in the basket of the US Dollar, British Pound, Euro and the Japanese Yen. Due to China being a dictatorship country with still a great deal of uncertainties in record keeping, laws, etc....I question whether the Chinese Yuan will ever be a world reserve currency except affecting it within the IMF SDR.
    May 12, 2015. 03:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ISIS attacks oil-rich Kirkuk [View news story]
    Oil has been in crisis helped along with the fast rising dollar. In regards to Obama and his 'drone strikes'....Bush would probably have used them much more...but when he left office there were a very limited number of them. Now the drones are everywhere...even in the lawn of the WH.
    Jan 30, 2015. 06:56 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Deflation Update [View article]
    Read the latest John Mauldin article relating to 'how Japan manages to have a 250% Debt to GDP ratio. Quite an enlightening article which ties into the 'deflation' subject here. Just Google Mauldin is a free newsletter...been following for years.
    Jan 28, 2015. 01:28 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Can't Go Long Uber By Shorting The Taxi Medallion Financial Industry [View article]
    That has been my feelings regarding TAXI. However, we all know that 'perception' and 'momentum' affect stock prices whether the underlying are good or bad. Time will tell, but my guess is that when the MSM chatter about Uber, etc..dies will see TAXI moving back up into the 12.50 - 14.00 area. In the meantime, enjoy the quarterly dividends.
    Jan 12, 2015. 08:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bad-Boy Dogs: A 5.99% Advantage For 5 Lowest-Price, High-Yield Stocks [View article]
    UAN will follow the price of corn per bushel. Their products, Ammonium Nitrate and Liquid Nitrogen Fertilizer is used for fertilizing ground with Nitrogen for Wheat, Corn and Sorghum. The price of these commodities have been hit hard because of the huge harvest this fall. Because of the huge crop this fall, farmers will plant about the same acres of corn and sorghum come spring. In addition, liquid nitrogen will be applied to the wheat acreage in Jan, Feb and March. The farmers with their 'good' crops this year,,,even though they are all at a very cheaper price will apply about the same amount of nitrogen per acre as they usually do. So therefore, I predict UAN will 'gradually' increase in price over the next 6 months. Hang on. To get back to the price range of the $ 17 per share is a long way off, but I could see an gradual movement back to the $ 14 per share area....and believe the Dividends per share will hold about steady as where they are.
    Nov 28, 2014. 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Aetna could pull out of Obamacare - CEO [View news story]
    When this Obamination called "Obamacare" goes through the initial cycle, the insurance companies will have all withdrawn from the Obamacare market. The majority of those uninsured don't read much information, don't feel like they need to sign up, feel like they can still go to the emergency rooms....and...think about it....majority of the uninsured probably don't have a computer, access to the internet to sign up, and really don't know what is going on. So...there you companies will pull out or it will be an economic disaster for them. By the way...PeakOiler....pra... all businesses regardless what the industry is works on an average of about 15% margin that after paying for salaries, utilities, etec....end up with about 1 1/2% before income taxes. You need to get an understanding of business before you begin blowing off!
    Jan 22, 2014. 11:17 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold's Fear And Uncertainty Trade Is Dead [View article]
    He can say all he wants to about Gold/Silver....but 'hyper inflation' will hit one in the butt at some point in the next 5 -10 years. I have put 5% of my portfolio in physical gold. It is not for me (at 72+) but is for my wife (61+) for her well being in the years down the road. That is the key to Gold/Silver. It may happen, it may not......but with this crazy world of QE.....and that is the only choice that gov'ts around the world really have to 'hold the world' together.......inflation will come. When inflation starts..just see how the Fed reacts when the people are crying and crying that the stock market is going down when they raise interest rates, people are stopping buying...and here comes deflation and contraction! It is not very likely to happen ..austerity it will not politician has the 'guts' UNTIL THERE IS A TOTAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE....and that is a probability.....if that does happen......then Gold/Silver physical possession just might be your light to continue to survive....supposing that riots, etc. don't burn you down and run you out of town in front of the angry mob because you still have funds to live will be the proletariat member of society and so sighted in on!! There will be a 'day of reckoning' and it is not going to be pretty! In fact it will be horrible to be living in those times! We are currently living in a total 'dream world' thinking that life is going to continue as it is now! You can certainly see that in Washington, DC....they are living in a 'dream world'!
    Aug 12, 2013. 08:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Is Important To Enjoy Retirement Years [View article]
    If you are about ready to retire or already retired, you better think twice about living on dividends. Dividends in most major industries are going for around 1 1/2% - 2 1/2%. You better have a minimum $ 5 MILLION DOLLAR Cash portfolio if you plan on living off dividends! All this phony stuff that you must go for equity stocks with dividends sounds good, but in actuality unless you have $ 5 Million plus to put into dividend stocks (and hope the stock doesn't go down 20% + on a market correction and you can stand the heat when you lose 20% of your principal).....dividends just don't fill the bill. It would be best to have you have $ 5 Million minimum to put them into short duration funds paying 2 - 2.2% income per month. I have never understood why risk up to 20 - 25% of your principal to get a lousy 1 1/2% - 2 1/2 % dividend per year. Someone needs to explain to me why I would accept such risk for a lousy 1 1/2% - 2 1/2% dividend per year.
    Jul 30, 2013. 09:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold - Here's What You Need To Know [View article]
    We, the USA, is in a very very extreme fiat money binge. The USA and it's citizens are approaching a time very soon where investors (people with money) are not going to put money into the 0% interest environment. The USA is in a dire predicament with its 16 Trillion Dollar debt...the US Gov't does not want interest rates to RISE! That would be a 1 - 2 year total disaster for the US Gov't as interest on the National Debt could double from 2 1/2 % to 5%...and it would wipe out 1/2 of the Military Budget. Consequently the US Gov't and THE FED have no other way to go except continue to print MONEY! When the squeeze comes from 1)investors not wanting to loan the gov't money for it's pittance return.....and yet the gov't 2) keeps spending....THE FED HAS NO OTHER RECOURSE BUT TO KEEP QE IN SOME FORM GOING...WHEN TRADERS REALIZE 'AGAIN' THE PREDICAMENT THE FED AND THE USA GOV'T IS IN.....GOLD WILL GO SKY HI.......IT IS A STORE OF VALUE. HAS IN HISTORY AND IT WILL IN THE FUTURE HISTORY! I would have hate to be living during the Weimer Republic in Germany when it took a wheelbarrow full of Marks to buy a loaf of bread. Don't think it can not or will not happen here in the USA. And the USA is not alone...the whole world except for maybe China is in the same predicament as the USA. WORLD INFLATION.....STORE OF VALUE EQUALS ''''GOLD''''!
    Jul 7, 2013. 11:06 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European finance ministers are due to reconvene on Wednesday after yesterday failing to agree on rules about who should bear the brunt of rescuing failing banks in the EU so that taxpayers don't have to. Germany and other eurozone countries want to use Cyprus as a template and impose losses on shareholders, bondholders and then deposits of over the €100,000. France, Britain, Denmark and Sweden want flexibility in whether to take such steps. [View news story]
    The whole gov't financial thing is in such a mess that somewhere down the road all countries (except maybe China and India) are going to have to revalue their currencies and just write off debt. There is no solution to paying down substantially the USA debt as it is. And the same thing exists in Europe! But,,,the pain will be kicked down the road because no gov't or politician will stand up and talk straight to the people of any country. Own Gold......and Silver.......eventually it will sky rocket and no gov't can stop it. Also,,,interest are at the point that investors are beginning to require higher interest rates (with a negative return now) or they are not going to buy but just let their money sit in 'cash'! There are no answers to this financial mess!
    Jun 23, 2013. 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold: I Hate To Say I Told You So, But I Told You So [View article]
    It is logical that Gold/Silver is getting weak because of the 'deflationary' obstacles that the Fed is really still fighting. And,,the USA is probably the 'worse off' at the moment. Gold is a long term hold as we know during the 70's that the USA economy was a very much mailaise. And then the late 70's arrived and here came a screaming inflation. That is what will happen over the next 10 years in the USA. Inflation will return in a screaming way and then everyone will wake up to the real problem that was created with the continually massive QE going on TODAY. You don't want to be a squimish investor in Gold/Silver if you are not willing to ride the long time wave. And the author is right as he is writing today that it is likely Gold will hit the $ 1000 area. From a technical standpoint of the graphs...that is an easy call. I really don't like those advisors who say..."I told you so"...well it is like playing the fibonacci numbers,,,you price will certainly hit some resistance/support line so it is easy to predict. But that is just 'chatter' for someone to listen to you.
    Jun 20, 2013. 11:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Record Hedge Fund Short Position In Silver [View article]

    The article is good advice. Like they say...the bullion banks will eventually end. The only way the gov't could slow the increase in gold prices is by intervention by huge banks like J P Morgan, 'nail' the GLD and scare the be-jesus out of everyone. And that has succeeded. the author advises.....eventually reality will reappear in the silver and gold prices and those who are patient will be rewarded greatly!!!! Prudent advise. I also used to be a commodities trader and have been watching and playing the markets since 1975. Patients is a problem for everyone...take a deep breath and relax. The real world will reappear!
    Jun 17, 2013. 10:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment