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  • Is Zogenix A Buy After FDA Panel Says 'No' To Zohydro? [View article]
    You think parents purposely force feed their kids a bottle of Tylenol out of the medicine cabinet? Clearly you've never had kids.
    Dec 17, 2012. 09:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Middle East Facts You Should Know [View article]
    Nicely laid out. Thanks.
    Dec 16, 2012. 08:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rumors Of A Deal Come And Go [View article]
    In fact, SS is in the black and is funded..It would be considerably better off if Congress (read the House) was busy creating jobs instead of purposely tanking the economy to undermine Obama.. And you are completely correct about our Military budget. It is the same size as SS and is not funded.. In fact, costs associated with it, such as the unfunded Veterans Administration, unfunded Foreign Aid (bribes so we can have access) and God knows how many other hidden expenses, not to mention this whole mess' share of the interest payments make the Pentagon our biggest budget busting, ineffective drain on our economy.
    Dec 12, 2012. 11:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Have We Seen The Bottom In The Dry Bulk Industry? [View article]
    Baltic Dry hits a multi-year low this week. IMO, stay away from shipping for awhile. Maybe buy the pops. The one exception that I'm looking at is ULTR, which moves merchandise through So American waterways much as we use the Mississippi (In essence, they use waterways in lieu of rail) and runs a series of tug boats as well as some drilling rigs. It looks like it's forming an inverse head and shoulders with a shorter term 2.00 target and a longer term 2.50.
    Dec 8, 2012. 07:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have We Seen The Bottom In The Dry Bulk Industry? [View article]
    Wow! Nicely done!
    Dec 5, 2012. 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why AMD's Stock Collapsed And How It Can Recover [View article]
    I've said more times than I can remember lately, not only would I not buy a $500 Apple Tablet or a $350 Cloud Book, but I would buy a laptop that has a real hard drive. Cheaper and more utility. As to the survey vs hard number matter, I'll take this as valid: "Microsoft reportedly cut its Surface order in half.and Ballmer said Surface sales were "modest." And as Dweezled notes "Apparently most of the initial sales were to OEMs and MS won't release the sales figures for Win 8 upgrades via either direct download or retail purchase." I don't like Apple products or their OS, but I have played with Win 8 as the pre-release and as a Microsoft for over 30 years, IMO, what a dog.
    Dec 4, 2012. 09:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why AMD's Stock Collapsed And How It Can Recover [View article]
    Windows just comes with new computers, so sales may look good short run as people upgrade...But this recent blurb about MSFT should also apply to AMD.. (BTW, I love MSFT.. And dislike Apple products and OS) :

    Quote: It's still early, but every single data point says Windows 8 is not going to make a dent in the iPad.

    NPD says Windows tablet sales were "nonexistent" between 10/21 and 11/17.
    It also says Windows sales were down 21% over that period on a year over year basis.
    Piper analyst Gene Munster was in a Microsoft store for two hours on Black Friday and saw zero Surface sales.
    Microsoft reportedly cut its Surface order in half.
    Ballmer said Surface sales were "modest."
    Nov 30, 2012. 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why AMD's Stock Collapsed And How It Can Recover [View article]
    Nicely stated. Thanks. Was looking at buying some for my son's college fund, but AMD looks iffy here. Bothersome too that they're focused on Windows 8.
    Nov 30, 2012. 07:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can IGOI Double On iPhone Christmas Sales? [View article]
    And with all those new iPhone 5 users needing new adapters and all....Seeing as Apple was clever enough to redesign them making the old adapters obsolete.. ;=)
    Nov 28, 2012. 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Difficult-To-Understand Trends In Biotechnology [View article]
    SPPI probably has to do with Institutional selling -vs- buying. You can check it here :

    SPPI as of 9/30/2012 13-F Filings:
    New Positions: 41 @ 3,021,120
    Increased Positions: 98 @ 7,468,581
    Decreased Positions: 71 @ 10,467,892
    Holders With Activity: 169 @ 17,936,473
    Sold Out Positions: 18 @ 3,694,474

    As you can see, new and closed out positions are pretty much balanced, but Increased -vs- decreased positions are approx 3/4 ..That's a pretty hefty drop in Institutional Ownership. Presuming Institutions really do move the market, that would be enough to explain a sell off.
    Nov 27, 2012. 07:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Biggest Myth About Taxes And The Fiscal Cliff [View article]
    Actually, it has been studied and the results are more "shoulder shrugs" than "frantic cutting of jugulars" as the normal freak-out crowd would suggest. Pretty common for people to think they understand history without actually looking at it :

    What Does History Teach Us About Recessions and Raising Or Lowering Taxes? - Tony Wang - Open Salon -

    I'd expect that cancelling the Bush Jr tax hikes for the wealthy really would affect nothing much....After all, they are not the job creators..They park their money in Stocks and Bonds.
    Nov 27, 2012. 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons The KIT Digital Buyout Bid May Give You Indigestion [View article]
    Or he could be 'talking it up' to pump the price above 3.00 and then dump it at a higher price..Hate to be suspicious, but pump-n-dump is a stock market tradition.
    Nov 23, 2012. 09:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DryShips - A Name That Institutions Are Buying [View article]
    Reiterating my comment, check the NASDAQ for institutional buying. Still nothing, the BDI is down further and the stock is at 1.75..Down about 0.60 to 0.70 from the date of this article.
    Nov 15, 2012. 11:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coming Week: 7 Top Market Movers, 2 Reasons U.S. Elections Change Everything [View article]
    It can only be the constant media drone of 'fiscal cliff', but I misread the author's name as "Cliff Watcher"...
    Nov 11, 2012. 03:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Compromise Seems Futile As Cliff Nears [View article]
    Thank you. You are joining a growing list of those that think maybe taking the plunge is an obvious answer. I've been calling for acceptance of the fiscal cliff for months. Would it be painful? Probably, but there are many benefits: (1) It would eliminate the absurd partisan posing. (2) It would cut all programs, including the sacrosanct and bloated Pentagon budget (which is a fairy tale anyway as it's based on a 2020 projection and not todays costs), (3) It would allow Congress to focus on really saving what matters most after the fact, as opposed to protecting donors and picking apart the weakest today. (4) It would rid us of the Bush Jr taxcuts, which is unsustainable and increases our debt. And eliminating the Bush cuts would be progressive and fair. Everyone would suffer, but the wealthy would receive a bigger bite than the poor .....In essence, if the debt is the monster that everyone says it is, then this may be the simplest means of beginning reduction. Do it!
    Nov 10, 2012. 02:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment