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  • The recent rise in interest rates has caught the attention of the Fed, says Ben Bernanke in brief remarks ahead of a lecture on the central bank's history. "It's an interesting period right now. We've seen some improvement, but we've still got a long way to go."   [View news story]
    It's China...
    Mar 20, 2012. 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update On Gold  [View article]
    I agree... it's been a fun trade, too! What are you thoughts on silver? Do you think it outperforms gold in the short/intermediate term or no?
    Mar 20, 2012. 11:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update On Gold  [View article]
    I'm not necessarily anti-gold, but the long-term gold chart looks like a bubble. I know there will always be buyers, but at these levels, it won't be me!
    Mar 20, 2012. 11:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Is Too Negative On Sprint  [View article]
    @happyshorter... Good points. In my opinion, the Bernstein analyst didn't tell us anything we didn't already know - Sprint is behind with LTE, has lots of debt, and could possibly go bankrupt in the several years. Doesn't everyone on Wall St. know these things? The sell-off seems overdone if strictly because of this downgrade and blatantly obvious fact of potential distress... Considering the recent run up, it seems like a combination of that as well as simple profit taking.
    Mar 20, 2012. 11:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Is Too Negative On Sprint  [View article]
    Sprint's service here in middle Tennessee is excellent. I'll concede that overall, VZ has the better service in terms of coverage, especially for those who do a lot of travel on a national scale. Furthermore, Sprint's customer service and pricing are second to none... plus they don't limit data and speeds!
    Mar 15, 2012. 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Is Too Negative On Sprint  [View article]
    First, while years of bad performance certainly isn't up for debate, the past few quarters have been impressive. Your assessment that they get more in debt every day is misguided, as well. They've actually paid down debt the past couple quarters. Finally, you compare Sprint to Obamacare when the it seems the more accurate would be AT&T, since they're the ones that use backdoor tricks to limit speeds and data usage. :)
    Mar 14, 2012. 03:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Sell Apple, Disney, Other Big Winners?  [View article]
    Spot on regarding selling long-term positions in to which you've scaled your purchases. My hard one now is Intel (INTC). I was loading up while it sat at the $20 level, but have eased off buying now that it sits upwards of $27. Several factors make me hold. First, it's nice seeing that 35% gain... makes you feel like you did well. Second, when I consider my cost basis, I have some shares paying a yield of over 4.2%... not bad. Finally, some mental barrier, to which you speak in your article, tells me there's room for more upside, especially when considering the current bull market run. However, as I look at the charts, it appears that resistance at $27.50 is strong, so I'm wondering if this is the exit level...
    Mar 13, 2012. 01:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Sprint: Results Prove Turnaround Is In Progress, And Business Is Healing  [View article]
    Great analysis. I'd add one other thing... According to filings, he bought 100,000 shares at an average price of $2.82 (he's down over 15%) during November of 2011. It's also important to note the significant inflow of money from mutual funds (+11.7% according to Fidelity). Not only does this provide a base for the stock, it shows a long-term optimism.
    Feb 9, 2012. 06:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint Slowly Circling The Drain  [View article]
    The 51 million customers (and growing) that have decidedly stuck with Sprint. And you forcefully assert that Sprint is like Greece in that it is piling up debt, but according to their earnings report, they actually paid down their debt in 2011.
    Feb 9, 2012. 06:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment