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  • New studies link rising number of earthquakes with oil and gas drilling  [View news story]
    You missed the sarcasm in my comment; a new industry to clean the water would indeed create jobs and be beneficial.

    Doing the job right would also reduce the contamination (the water on fire comes from methane escaping because of poor work) however, *anything* that requires extra effort will reduce profits for the frackers and they won't like it, even though it will benefit the general public and the environment.

    Btw, to someone else's comment, small earthquakes, like rock blasting, can cause cracks, soil subsidence and more, nothing positive.
    Apr 26, 2015. 01:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New studies link rising number of earthquakes with oil and gas drilling  [View news story]
    Scooter, you are absolutely correct, I was going to write something similar but you said it better.

    However, the cost of treating the water (say boiling it to get distilled back to the lake and encapsulating the remaining solids [to store on the operation owner's backyard for his kids to play!], and surely there's better) to return to the lake, reservoir or aquifer would increase the cost of operations, reduce profit and we can't have that.
    Apr 25, 2015. 09:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pemex loses bid to recover stolen gas proceeds from Shell, Conoco, BASF  [View news story]
    So, bandit trucks arrive at the gate, they have really low prices, these poor little lamb giant companies don't find anything strange: "come in and unload, we'll pay cash and skip the paperwork."

    If you or I were to buy a stolen article we'd have to give it back and lose the money. Or if we want to keep it or used it up pay the legit owner for it.

    Is this a great legal system or what!
    Mar 6, 2015. 11:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon to start shipping to Cuba?  [View news story]
    With the gigantic and wealthy Cuba market AMZN will hit 3,000 in no time.
    Mar 3, 2015. 09:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Beaten Up Utilities, Buy This 7.1% Clean Energy REIT  [View article]
    Q: Can the wind farm land be also leased for cattle?
    Mar 1, 2015. 03:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg's play for the Grey Lady could lift sector  [View news story]
    "It's dead, Jim."
    Jan 24, 2015. 12:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New 52-Week Low Changes Game For Herbalife Lifers  [View article]
    Borrowing money to buy back stock at $60 seemed like a good idea at the time.
    Jan 23, 2015. 09:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Will Rebound Stronger Than Expected  [View article]
    Agree with yearly the number of units required is 1M (I got 1.1M, same thing). This would be true whether the units are rentals or owner-occupied.

    That would be limited by reduced household formation, i.e. staying with the parents or the kids, lack of down payment for loan, lack of kids, "can't sell" and the desire/need to maintain flexibility by renting. Hence the 700,000.

    I see the ratio of multifamily in the mix increasing for a number of reasons, not so good for the SF builders. Once you have a 30 story it's a different business they don't know. Even in low rise MF, material requirements are around 60% of a SF, not that good for the material suppliers.
    Jan 15, 2015. 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Defending The Use Of Stop-Limit Loss Orders With Your ETFs  [View article]
    I was going to make a similar post, with an example that someone could comment.

    Say XYZ is at 26.50, moving up with good volume and a tight bid/ask.
    Joe has a stop loss at 23.38.
    Sharpie Trading spots this and bids 23.38.

    Is the stock sold at 23.38? That seems insane and unfair. But from RoBoMech's post as well as something else read recently this is what happens. Joe is just giving someone a discount.

    Confirms? What is the reasoning*?

    *aside from "never give a sucker an even break"
    Jan 14, 2015. 03:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bird flu concerns arise in Hong Kong  [View news story]
    Every time a chicken coughs in Asia YUM gets hit.
    Jan 2, 2015. 03:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2015 Herbalife Forecast: Not Everyone's Gonna Make It To The Pope's Seat  [View article]
    Plus they'll be bought out at $130 by somebody, that's $90/sh standing around; don't back up the truck, rent a train.
    Dec 30, 2014. 08:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EVs As A Status Symbol, And A Possible Tesla Advantage  [View article]
    OT, a rarely mentioned feature of German cars is the secret warranty timer, where they start breaking down in expensive ways as soon as the warranty is up.

    Are any Teslas out of warranty? Doing Ok? Are their service people honest ("not calling anyone else crooked")?

    How might maintenance compare to other deluxe cars?

    On a buy now, use 3-4 yrs, sell later, considering the resale value, does it become cheaper than the 7 series BMW or S-550?
    Dec 21, 2014. 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MasTec - An Infrastructure Play  [View article]
    To answer my own question, the hammering was people in the know selling before the news.
    Dec 17, 2014. 10:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MasTec - An Infrastructure Play  [View article]
    Thanks for the informative article on a little covered stock; as a long and familiar with the company would appreciate some comments on the current hammering.
    Dec 15, 2014. 09:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford: Out With The Old, In With The New  [View article]
    To transport a hospital bed, which doesn't fit an Acura, I rented an F-350 from Home Depot for $20. It even had a ramp.

    Seems like a lot cheaper way to go, though you seem to have nice neighbors.
    Nov 10, 2014. 04:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment