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  • Time To Buy ZIV Again [View article]
    Hoping to be more conservative going VQT , to capture upside on potential downside, while picking up a little if the market bounded market should rise some.After crash to sub 20 range, start to switch out of VQT for ZiV.
    Feb 3, 2015. 07:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Danger Zone: [View article]
    David Trainer;

    How appropriate. Is that your real name? Taking down this Goliath has been expensive for me started shorting @ $45 with no stops
    Dec 24, 2014. 05:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying ZIV: A Better Option Than Shorting VXX [View article]
    Thanks for the feedback all. I think the vqt was modeled to protect capital in a 2008 style down market situation , and know history never repeats itself exactly.

    Dont know how it would do in a flash crash either, but has rules about going into cash at a certain point, which could hurt you in a whiplash move possibly.

    General thought is i would slowly gradually shift from vqt to ziv, can only guess at the future, as well have some dry powder if i am very wrong

    My lack of complete understanding holds me back a bit, but I think it would be less time consuming then maintaining 20 stock portfolio.
    Oct 22, 2014. 10:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying ZIV: A Better Option Than Shorting VXX [View article]
    I have been thinking lately of the following. Invest in VQT, and when market crashes, than transfer to ZIV. VQT is an etf that hedges long positions with VXX. The etf goes up or holds it own during crashes. ZIV can lose 90 prct of it value quickly in a down market.
    Oct 19, 2014. 11:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why SLV Is Now A Great Investment [View article]
    Buy SLV now, if you are wrong and it goes down to $12, start buying AGQ hand over fist, and sell AGQ, when SLV is back over 24, enjoy your. 200 prct. return. If you are right and it goes straight up to 24 enjoy your 100 return just a thought
    Oct 18, 2014. 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Dividend Prospects [View article]
    Have hubris that John Frederickson, is letting, Fro, go bankrupt. Still I think 30 is a good entry point for me with no skin in the game to average down from. A 2015 10 PE @ 6 percent dividend seems good, if i be so bold to project. The bad news is now somewhat build into the price. Can average down to 20. Solar wind have a way to go to replace oil. That was a nice gift by the leadership to prevent future lawsuits by shareholders to talk straight regarding the challenging times ahead.
    Sep 15, 2014. 01:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Dow Hitting 17,000 Doesn't Matter [View article]
    I was told this same argument in 2007 to diversify. I held stocks that I thought were soo inexpensive, the only thing they could possibly do, was to stand still in value. I did not put sell stops on them. The market had already corrected significantly, and there was a bevy of articles, that said on the average, the market rarely corrects more then 20 percent. When the market keep going down all my valued stocks came down as well. I leveraged at 20 percent down thinking we had bottomed.

    The price action currently does not suggest a top, but the chances are all these stocks valued as they may be, you will be able to get at a lower pice sometime in the next 12 months. With that said, I would rather own COH then CRM today. I would be naive though to think, there are not risks with both.
    Jul 8, 2014. 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Problems We Can See, Some Problems We Cannot [View article]

    It is amazing, the wide range of valid sound arguments, for both directions of the market. Don't know what to believe, so I remain hopelessly frozen on the sidelines. Unfortunately, I fear this time, I will be wiped out, by a huge asset melt up, caused by hyper-inflation. Job Jr.
    Jul 3, 2014. 02:58 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dryships, TBS International: A Horse Race To Zero [View article]
    They must of went to the Greek School of Business. Anyone who speaks for good governance, gets hemlocked.
    Oct 30, 2011. 08:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Protecting Against Loss In A Investment [View article]
    Thanks for the "enlightenment", not only for the knowledge, but on my outlook on my largest outstanding short investment to date. I was just using a CRM short, has a small hedge, but maybe it will be as profittable as my short on netflixs was.

    thanks again
    Oct 8, 2011. 04:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alloy Steel headed to the Pink Sheets [View instapost]
    Website is Gone! That is not going to help! No communication to the outside world , that can't be good either
    Sep 30, 2010. 07:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alloy Steel headed to the Pink Sheets [View instapost]
    What would happen to common stock, if this slippery slope continues to all together delisting.

    Also, Assume, the owner is not benevolent,

    Does your stock essential go to zero, and the owner gets to buy your interest out for pennies on the dollar, Why would he not do this, as a sane man, in basic self interest?
    Sep 29, 2010. 12:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Agrium: The Only Cheap Fertilizer Company [View article]
    The bill that ultimately repealed the Act was introduced in the Senate by Phil Gramm (Republican of Texas) and in the House of Representatives by Jim Leach (R-Iowa) in 1999. The bills were passed by Republican majorities on party lines by a 54-44 vote in the Senate[11] and by a 343-86 vote in the House of Representatives[12]. After passing both the Senate and House the bill was moved to a conference committee to work out the differences between the Senate and House versions. The final bipartisan bill resolving the differences was passed in the Senate 90-8 (1 not voting) and in the House: 362-57 (15 not voting). Having majorities large enough to override any possible Presidential veto, the legislation was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on November 12, 1999. [13]

    The banking industry had been seeking the repeal of Glass-Steagall since at least the 1980s. In 1987 the Congressional Research Service prepared a report which explored the case for preserving Glass-Steagall and the case against preserving the act.[7]

    Clinton could have tried to Veto it, but the republican controlled congress had enough votes to override the veto, it would have passed anyway.

    Our Bush administration never did try to push for regulation. Our GOP pushed for DEREGULATION. We just use the Barney Frank/Pelosi type boogie men to keep our gullible base in check. CRA was originally passed in 1977 and has undergone several revisions. So, it is really too complicated to be covered by the slogans or sound bites our base operates on. In reality the vast majority of toxic loans, well over 80%, were made by PRIVATE institutions not covered by the CRA. Again, we just use the Barney Frank stuff as a boogie man false argument to influence the thinking of our base. Fortunately, they do not check the facts. Even if they did they would not be able to comprehend them.
    Sep 5, 2010. 07:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Toyota To Add Solar Panels On Prius [View article]
    I don't know why the American car makers are so short sided. Living in the SF Bay Area, companies are always trying to improve. Detroit killed itself and its communities with their short sided strange outmoded business models. No risk,creativity, or enginuity. Maybe the Bay area will be the next automobile center of USA with Tesla setting up shop. Soon all a candidate will have to do is win CA to become president because the rest of the country will live here if they want to work. R.I.P. - GM, F. Henry, we are sorry for not making you proud. So so so sad. Isn't it funny how the US executives in the automotive and banking make ten times what the Japanese executives do. We need CEOs with engineering degrees.
    Jul 8, 2008. 05:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Nutrisystem Bonehead Move [View article]
    That was my best investment of 2008. I did buy at the very bottom, but probably sold off a little too fast.

    Looking forward, I think we're at at the same place now for TPX, I have taken a 50% position at this point @$10.00. please give me your opinion. They are paying a 3% dividend it is soo cheap, so if it doesn't go anywhere, it is better than a bank account return. You can rest on this stock literally. If is goes down to $9.00, double down, go to sleep, and wake up a little richer.
    Jun 2, 2008. 12:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment