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  • Herbalife's Earnings A Case Study In Smoke And Mirrors [View article]
    I'm puzzled that this has not been posted before in these threads:

    “Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil!—prophet still, if bird or devil!—
    Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
    Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted—
    On this home by Horror haunted—tell me truly, I implore—
    Is there—is there balm in Gilead?—tell me—tell me, I implore!”
    Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”
    Apr 29, 2014. 08:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The McClatchy Company's CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Knowing someone on his second year of free Sunday paper plus free digital, I suggest some of these numbers are inflated.
    Apr 23, 2014. 05:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Chances Of The Government Shutting Down Herbalife Are Zero [View article]
    In a master stroke HLF will defuse the situation by changing their ticker to LULZ.
    Apr 9, 2014. 12:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Want Real Estate Exposure Similar To Realty Income? Buy Tesco [View article]
    Thanks for the interesting article.
    Any UK tax withholding issues (IRA & taxable)?
    Apr 8, 2014. 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife To The FTC: Let Me Take A 'Selfie' [View article]
    It is frequently said that most people sign up as distributors only to get a discount for their own consumption, never intending to build up their own pyramid.

    Seems like introducing a new category, call it "member" or "consumer," with the same dues and requirements, except for recruiting others, would in one stroke eliminate the controversy.

    Members/consumers would concentrate on consuming and distributors on building up their pyramid, thus shutting up the doubters.

    The customer could then easily determine whether they just need the products, whether through the company or cheaper on eBay, or shoot for the Bentley/yacht/mansion. No position.
    Mar 28, 2014. 12:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Undervalued With A Great Dividend [View article]
    Can a person cancel his land line and still have AT&T internet service ?

    Yes.
    Mar 2, 2014. 11:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife's Shaky Ground Disguised As Good News? [View article]
    No position, but suspect these articles could be buy signals.
    Feb 3, 2014. 04:13 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Ackman Will Swiftly Drop The Firm Hammer Of Justice Against Herbalife On Friday [View article]
    By now these articles are just clickbait.
    Nov 21, 2013. 02:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Ackman Will Swiftly Drop The Firm Hammer Of Justice Against Herbalife On Friday [View article]
    I don't care for HLF, but by now these articles are just click bait.
    Nov 21, 2013. 02:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Barack The Government Job Slayer Had Been More Like Reagan The Government Job Creator? [View article]
    "Deficits don't matter"
    "Dick" Cheney
    Nov 12, 2013. 10:15 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HP: Is A Turnaround Possible? [View article]
    In the sense that smartphones and tablets are PCs in a different form factor, and all that most people need, the market has zoomed.

    It is significant that HP does not have a valid entry in either.
    Sep 17, 2013. 07:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T, Verizon And Why You Should Care About Their Yields [View article]
    Ballpark numerical example,
    1. Since you are getting 6% on cost, say you have 1,000 sh @ 30.
    2. Receive div, $450.
    3. This money exists in your account for an instant.
    4. With the $450, you reinvest = buy 13.2 sh @ 34 (with your money, it's not a freebie).
    5. Your basis just went up. (30450/1013.2 = 30.05)

    I don't use Fidelity, my broker would show something like
    6. cr $450 dividend received
    7. dr 13.2 sh @ 34, $450 (saved the commission)
    Sep 1, 2013. 10:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Phablets overtake tablets and portable PCs in Asia: IDC [View news story]
    For 90% of the people this is all the computer they need, takes care of the email, GPS and facebook.
    Aug 30, 2013. 02:59 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's official, Herbalife (HLF) confirms that KPMG has resigned as its accountant due to issues of insider trading by a senior KPMG partner assigned to HLF's account, not due to any accounting irregularities. Shares remain halted. [View news story]
    Come to think of it, accountants are normally in-house, it is the auditors that are external and independent; I doubt anyone would pay/afford KPMG or the others for the daily stuff.
    The pr wording may be flaky, accountant should read auditor. We can thank the robots for the rest.
    Apr 9, 2013. 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's official, Herbalife (HLF) confirms that KPMG has resigned as its accountant due to issues of insider trading by a senior KPMG partner assigned to HLF's account, not due to any accounting irregularities. Shares remain halted. [View news story]
    Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) today announced that KPMG LLP notified Herbalife on April 8, 2013 that KPMG was resigning, effective immediately, as Herbalife’s independent accountant. KPMG stated it had concluded it was not independent because of alleged insider trading in Herbalife’s securities by one of KPMG’s former partners who, until April 5, 2013, was the KPMG engagement partner on Herbalife’s audit. KPMG advised the Company it resigned as Herbalife’s independent accountant solely due to the impairment of KPMG’s independence resulting from its now former partner’s alleged unlawful activities and not for any reason related to Herbalife’s financial statements, its accounting practices, the integrity of Herbalife’s management or for any other reason.
    Apr 9, 2013. 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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