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  • Buy S&P 500, Avoid Nasdaq  [View article]
    No doubt. The sector doesn't look very healthy on charts. It's difficult to match up the SOX to all of this. It's a crucial period for the semis' ability to get a real grasp on strategy. Earnings and price pale to what goes on in a boardroom.
    Jul 22, 2013. 10:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Farewell For Now Seeking Alpha  [View article]
    Bon chance in Toronto.
    Jul 22, 2013. 09:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy S&P 500, Avoid Nasdaq  [View article]
    You can't beat the races. How many times have we all seen some company "beat by a penny" and spike up a buck or more? Even with other metrics weak.
    Jul 21, 2013. 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • History Lesson: Buy Nokia On July 31, Sell On January 31, 2014  [View article]
    gwynfryn, The cyclical correlation with this is wide open to critical opinion. These phones though are unique. High quality lens. Image stabilization. Very high resolution. Would you go back to dial-up after having dsl? The camera manufacturers aren't sweating it either. Once someone learns that they can take some very high quality pictures with them, they are going to seriously look at buying a high-end camera.
    Jul 21, 2013. 02:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • History Lesson: Buy Nokia On July 31, Sell On January 31, 2014  [View article]
    Fully agree with you on that D_W.
    Jul 21, 2013. 10:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! Chapter 26............   [View instapost]
    Hello Curls. Hello IT.
    I normally don't trade bio-pharmas, but do you know anything about KERX? It does have decent volume. Just looks interesting to me as it seems something is cooking there.
    Jul 17, 2013. 12:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The selloff in Tesla (TSLA -14.5%) gathers momentum following Goldman running the numbers and finding the stock deserves its valuation only in the best of scenarios. Volume in the shares today looks like it will end up at about 4x the average level.  [View news story]
    I heard an old saying once. When the game is over, the king and the pawn get put back into the same box. I think that goes for court jesters as well.
    Jul 16, 2013. 11:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Expands Enhanced Push-to-Talk with New Sonim Rugged Mobile Devices 
    These phones look very interesting.
    Jul 15, 2013. 10:19 PM | Likes Like
  • Trading volume in Leap Wireless (LEAP) options leapt to 7,139 contracts vs an average of 1,320 contracts on Friday prior to the announcement that AT&T (T) has agreed to acquire the smaller carrier for $1.18B. The call-to-put ratio  was 20-1. "It appears that prior knowledge of this takeover may have been leaked and traded on," says options analyst Ophir Gottlieb. The authorities are pretty good at identifying the people who carry out these trades, including with deals involving Onyx Pharmaceuticals and Heinz.  [View news story]
    It's political at this point. The S.E.C. knows who made these trades. Now it is a matter of doing something about it.
    Jul 14, 2013. 06:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Passes Regulation Stricter Than The Basel III Norms: Are The U.S. Banks At A Disadvantage?  [View article]
    This is a very fine article Ms. Gupta. I do have some questions though. How did Well Fargo slip through the cracks and benefit from this, being a larger home loan lender, when smaller lenders lobbied for and obtained exclusion from compliance?
    Jul 13, 2013. 03:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy This Coal Miner At A Deep Discount  [View article]
    Well put TAS.
    Jul 12, 2013. 10:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Noodles & Company - Too Expensive With Inferior Revenue Growth And Profitability  [View article]
    Don't chase after it. As far as shorting, well, I think that's a pure gamble. If and when the options are issued, watch the volume and O.I.. Unless you feel there is a big move coming, remember the saying about getting involved with out of the money options. You'll be out your money. Whatever you decide Curls, use caution. Good fortune to you. This was an insightful article.
    Jul 11, 2013. 12:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Noodles & Company - Too Expensive With Inferior Revenue Growth And Profitability  [View article]
    Who wants to pick the top on this?
    Jul 10, 2013. 10:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why QE Has Not Been Stimulative  [View article]
    Jason, Agreed. Wages are invariably the last to rise. In an expansion or contraction. I may be wrong, but I feel if the Fed has the desire to stimulate more borrowing to aid the recovery, whether they may be commercial or capital item individual loans, given the choice between increased inflation or higher interest rates, it will be inflation. Borrowers benefit from inflation, not higher interest rates.
    Jul 10, 2013. 08:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why QE Has Not Been Stimulative  [View article]
    In economics, expectations rule. Most people feel that the inflation they experience, say, at the pump or the check-out-stand is substantially higher than the CPI suggests. Those price levels are seasonally adjusted pro forma. Filtering out the noise using this method, in a dynamic environment, creates skewed results.
    The handouts you mention. Well, you're not going to get any disagreement with me on that.
    Jul 10, 2013. 12:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment