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  • We Warned You Early About This Correction, What Are We Doing Now? [View article]
    It will be interesting to see why the deep water drillers should be bought on this dip. With Saudi and the like cutting the price of oil to discourage US energy independence among other political goals, a tactic tried in the past, I believe it is prudent to buy on the dip only those oil producers that can sustain in the face of 70-80 dollar a barrel oil. Many on-shore wells have relatively low enough costs but shale, deep water, and others would seem to be the first wells shut down in the face of shrinking profits. I could be wrong.
    Oct 17, 2014. 03:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Passive Portfolio [View article]
    But the devil is in the details, e.g., what is volatility and what is good non-correlation. It is possible to non-correlate for the wrong reason so as to get two assets that are -1 correlative and cancel each other's returns, yes? And, if volatility is the annual average deviation, I would prefer one large deviation that I can 'stop' out of rather than frequent small deviations that I can't see coming. Besides, what about past performance not being a reliable indicator of present or future performance? Because correlations change over time, one would now be obliged to refigure/rebalance at times. So, an argument could be made that even these adjustments to your portfolio move it away from passive indexing toward active management.
    Sep 22, 2014. 02:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Risk Trilogy [View article]
    Does SA pay by the word?
    May 7, 2014. 01:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Retirement Portfolio Could Be Replaced With These 5 ETFs [View article]
    I think it is very important to indicate what your weights are and how you rebalance. Thanx.
    Feb 13, 2014. 05:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mr. Market Sends A Reminder [View article]
    Well, I can only assume good intentions, but I believe that the inclusion of a promo for the book was outside the boundaries and should be discouraged in this forum. I appreciate input from all sources (including non-specific, unsubstantiated cocktail-party quality opinions) but in today's environment, I have all the advertising I can handle. Leave the ads on the left and right of the article, and put some meat in the middle.
    Jun 10, 2013. 02:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We're Boosting Payments To High-Value Contributors [View article]
    Like stocks, I give great weight to trends. I am so happy that SA is trending in this manner. Premature congratulations, and I hope it works out!
    Jun 3, 2013. 07:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Institutional Investors Are Buying These 8 Dividend Stocks Reporting In April With A History Of Upside [View article]
    EBIX ever get clear of its irregular accounting allegations? At one point (last fall,i believe it) was amending almost as many SEC reports as it was making. Worth checking out before getting greedy.
    Apr 12, 2013. 02:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Stocks Under $4 On A Winning Streak [View article]
    Winning streak? AMD from $8 to $2 in 6 months? CLWR's price frozen where it is by Sprint buy-out? SPP traded at $14 in 2008, between $4 and $6 for a couple years, and then between $2 and $4 for a couple years which on my planet does not qualify as a winning streak. MTG might conceivably be going upward since it is getting its act together with debt and legal obligations. But, seriously, you guys have got to put away the hooch this far away from New Year's.
    Dec 24, 2012. 06:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Algae Fuel For Regular Diesel Prices? Solazyme Makes It Happen [View article]
    I agree with the concept that using produced biomass rather than waste biomass is key in pricing the SZYM oil. It is foolish to think that the cost to produce will remain constant as resources normally used to produce food are used for fuel. Also, the politicians tell us (quit laughing!) that fracking will make us energy independebt in a decade. An investor would have to chose between the two technologies, imho, and the big money is on fracking. As usual, private gain will trump public pain.
    Nov 14, 2012. 01:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Sprint And SoftBank Talks Continue, Where Does Clearwire Stand? [View article]
    The China connection is indeed important, but even as a CLWR stockholder, i am more interested in the Freedompop connection. I am personally hoping this deal will not cause the Freedompop initiative problems.
    Oct 14, 2012. 03:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco: How To Profit From Options [View article]
    Ex-div date?
    Aug 6, 2012. 10:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    It would be great if we could sort the comments section putting the all anti-government noise to the bottom and let the sane, rational comments on investing rise to the top.
    May 4, 2009. 02:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Wisdom of Half Positions [View article]
    What is a 'full position'? How is it determined?
    Apr 21, 2009. 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Unintended Consequences of Levying a .25% Stock Transaction Tax [View article]
    The 'slim to none' chance of passage is small consolation. The same transaction fee shows up again in the National Health Care Act bill (HR 676, i think). Once our elected (one must not forget) officials get this stuff seeded in their alleged brains, it is hard to stamp out, and impossible to stamp out without someone protesting.
    Feb 27, 2009. 01:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Trading Under Book Value [View article]
    Just a rookie here, but does book value include 'goodwill'? If so, should a company liquidate, is there any 'goodwill' asset to distribute? E.G., Micro$oft has a jubongous amount of 'goodwill' on its books. How does it figure in the Price to Book computation?
    Feb 27, 2009. 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment