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  • Dow Chemical weedkiller may cause cancer, WHO agency says  [View news story]
    Guess my weedkiller sale yesterday at $53.59 was fortuitous. Now trading at $53.03 in this Greek crisis down market. Prefer to be lucky than good looking, and with this exit sale I got my wish.

    Good luck to all sticking with DOW. Adios Amigos.
    Jun 24, 2015. 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dow Chemical weedkiller may cause cancer, WHO agency says  [View news story]
    Agent Orange not only killed the Viet Cong and civilian families, it also caused harm, pain, and death to our returning soldiers.

    There are other leading companies for investments I've chosen that make important contributions to society (Gilead & other biotechs, Apple, Wells Fargo, etc.). I already added to position in WFC. Who needs a guilt trip?
    Jun 24, 2015. 01:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dow Chemical weedkiller may cause cancer, WHO agency says  [View news story]
    Shades of Agent Orange. Saw this article and pulled the trigger, selling the position. Loved the dividend and management, or so I thought as I was enjoying the stock's upswing performance.

    Out of DOW now. Can't continue to believe in the company. Is it another big lie about one of its products causing cancer?
    Jun 23, 2015. 04:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead Goes Ex-Div: Now Let's Look At Its Sustainable Growth Rate  [View article]
    Too early. CI must be quietly acquiring more stock. When position is established, Gilead will get "guidance" from him. Meantime, a sweet dividend is happening, going ex-divd today.
    Jun 12, 2015. 09:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead Sciences' (GILD) Management Presents at Goldman Sachs Healthcare Conference (Transcript)  [View article]
    Gilead stock price continues to rise with heavier than usual volume. Bullish indicator, against most of the market trading lower because of (fill in blank), probable rise in interest rates, or not raising interest rate, or Greece (it's all Greek to me), or currency fluctuations with dollar stronger, or other FOREX, the drought, tornadoes, heavy rains with flash flooding, ISIS, or tomorrow's unexpected horror story.

    GILD seems unaffected by these adverse events. It focuses on its basic business, improving the methodology of the science to innovate further. How can a good drug be made even better? They did it in HIV by introducing TAF reducing renal and bone deficiency, and in a STR Harvoni improved Sovaldi. Can't wait until the next wonder drug. Strong leadership will find a way.
    Jun 9, 2015. 09:49 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead Sciences Is Still Undervalued  [View article]
    Have you thought about selling some puts at lower strike prices to either win premium $, or on a price drop, pick up a few more shares for an eventual bigger payday on the bounce back?
    Jun 8, 2015. 09:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wells Fargo Could Reach $60 - But It Won't Be Due To Interest Rate Rises  [View article]
    Management leading strategy skills and performance deserve a price premium. Sticking with and adding to WFC. Loved the article.
    Jun 7, 2015. 08:28 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wells Fargo Could Reach $60 - But It Won't Be Due To Interest Rate Rises  [View article]
    WFC's premium based on superior management strategy skills and performance is deserved. Sticking with and adding to WFC. Loved the article.
    Jun 7, 2015. 08:24 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Financials on the move as rate hike draws nearer  [View news story]
    Looks, sounds, and smells like a short, so it must be a short. As WFC and financials climb, time to cover and cut losses. Don't get squeezed.
    Jun 6, 2015. 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Expanding Further On Gilead Sciences  [View article]
    Terrible casting. The greedy lifeguard should be the PBMs who arbitrarily deny approvals for cure treatments, while they pocket insurance premiums so their execs pull down excessive salaries, bonuses, golden parachutes and other perks.
    Jun 6, 2015. 12:58 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: May Has Come And Gone And No $140; Where We Stand  [View article]
    P.T. Barnum said "There's a sucker born every minute." He comes in looking for the EGRESS and when he finds it he can EXIT. :-)
    Jun 3, 2015. 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: May Has Come And Gone And No $140; Where We Stand  [View article]
    Everyone snickered when Carl Icahn called attention to how cheap Apple's stock was and how value could be enhanced by much larger buybacks possible by issuing debt, etc. Tim Cook didn't ignore his suggestions. He found a way to accomplish what has been a joyride for long term holders.

    A 7 for 1 stock split made APPL affordable to round lot investors. Huge buybacks, successful launch of the I-Watch, sustained results of IPhone 6 & Plus and more have driven the stock price to new highs.

    So Richard, much like CI, you've been pounding the table that APPL still is very cheap by many yardsticks. Is it too early to predict that by early next year when 2014 results are in, we'll have seen that the stock had risen high enough that TC had split it 2 for 1 and attracted new stockholders who had been so happy with Apple's products that they could purchase more affordable round lots as Xmas gifts.

    That's my prediction. I could be more outrageous than you because I don't have any followers:))
    Jun 3, 2015. 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: May Has Come And Gone And No $140; Where We Stand  [View article]
    Richard, like your style, and responses to derisive comments are on target!

    As an APPLer, who came into Apple late after listening to the wife gloating after all the splits, etc., because she bought APPL at the original IPO.

    I became an Apple believer despite all the skeptic "one trick pony" proved wrong.

    I'm a patient octogenarian. Still, hanging out on blogs with all you young pups keeps me young. Keep smiling.
    Jun 1, 2015. 06:27 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Merger Activity Is A Bullish Indicator - Cramer's Mad Money (5/28/15)  [View article]
    Have to love Cramer's program starting with an explanation of stock market action that day, and his astute analysis of probable causes (world events, what Janet Yellen, or Carl Icahn, Elon Musk, et alia said), or interest rates here or in Europe, Japan...

    Then soft lobs to CEOs being interviewed with no journalistic followup to the responses of his guests. He's the perfect host, praising the CEO and the company afterwards and in following days.

    For all his faults, he's the one who brought Gilead, Celgene, Regeneron, and the IBB ETF to my attention, so I thank him for convincing me to invest in them. Hope you're reading this, Jim, because we really do LUV you!!!
    May 30, 2015. 08:09 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead Sciences Is Still Undervalued  [View article]
    We've seen Gilead's TV commercial with the theme "now I'm going to do something about my HCV". Waiting for a new testimonial TV ad showing someone cured by S or H with prominent graphics NOT AN ACTOR, ONE OF MORE THAN (insert #) CURED BY H...Shouldn't you see.....
    May 29, 2015. 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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