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  • Of Course The Market Is Rigged! [View article]
    Even if market "regulators" are not complicit in Wall Street's many forms of market manipulation(and many think they are), those "regulators" are so glacier-like slow in acting that WS can make and warehouse literally tons of money before anything is ever done to correct or control it by the "regulators". Then, WS pays a tiny lunch-money fine and does not admit any wrongdoing, and goes on to the next big thing that will take regulators years to figure out, if ever. And, on and on it goes. Nothing ever really changes on WS, or with the gov't agencies charged to oversee it.

    What would cure it all is the fantasy idea of LTBH investors having their own market and their own type of shares to trade, and day traders/HFTs had their own, with no connection whatsoever between them or their respective shares. "Never the twain shall meet". But, that would assume that all parties would want a change. Hmmmmm.

    "First, do no harm".....has never been stated or heard on WS. Never.
    Apr 11 02:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla's Gigafactory Becoming A Gigafarce? [View article]
    There is no guarantee that Musk is not another DeLorean at this point, but his past successes in business hint that he could be the real deal. A visionary he surely is, but will that EV vision still be here in 10 or 20 years? I hold QCLN, an ETF with some TSLA in it, but would not jump in feet first to TSLA stock. I like the idea, but the reality is a bit scary to get any big investment money from me. I do wish Musk luck, however, and hope that he proves all the naysayers wrong big time.
    Apr 8 12:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stock Market Is Rigged! The Stock Market Is Not Rigged! [View article]
    Lewis would get a lot more cred if he said what he said while NOT in the process of selling a new book. The way he did it is always suspect but is always the way he does it. Even dopes get that ruse sooner or later.

    I always go on the basis that Wall Street will fleece me if I am not careful and smart. So, be careful and smart and know WS is after your money. Don't trade much, trade in smaller lots only using limit, and never be a momentum player is great advice for anyone.
    Apr 2 09:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Count on this. The first Republican president elected after Obama will repeal Obamacare immediately. What one prez gives, another takes away. It is all such BS anyway, and that's why I never get excited about anything any politician at any level does. Most of it means nothing to the average citizen.
    Apr 2 09:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only 20 Companies That Matter [View article]
    The end game for American workers is drawing closer every day, as businesses pare down their work staff and continue to add automation while people continue to produce more and more children like there never will be a price to pay for gross overpopulation. And, as our gov't essentially gives businesses free interest money to stockpile now so they can make even greater profits on that money when interest rates rise, inequity can only worsen drastically. Fewer jobs and more people can have only one conclusion....societal disaster. The only question is timing. It is high time to stop all the Pollyanna gushing about how great high corporate profits are and come to grips with the fact that America as a society is in terrible trouble and will soon pay a catastrophic price for its leadership's constant and unrelenting whistling past the graveyard.
    Mar 27 10:30 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Biotech Sell-Off Brings Value To U.S. Healthcare Stocks [View article]
    Great entry point for those priced out earlier. The pharma/biotech industry is not going anywhere but up. Most doctors are no more than pill pushers these days, with much/most of their incomes due to Big Pharma payouts. My PCP doesn't even examine me anymore, just asks a few questions and scripts pills, pills, and more pills, etc. I don't even pick them up at the pharmacy any longer.
    Mar 25 03:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Total Return Is Not All That Matters In The Accumulation Phase [View article]
    Anyone who concentrates on total return is likely to be eventually led down the garden path of high risk and face losing money, not making it.

    Return always has to be played off risk, as both depend almost entirely on each other. You cannot get high return with no risk, and you surely won't have much risk if you seek low return. Balance, moderation, patience, and proper oversight are always the best ingredients of a long run of good returns with lowest risk.
    Mar 21 11:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Income Inequality And Financial Instability [View article]
    But, before that corruption comes the change in prevailing social attitudes that allows or even encourages doing whatever it takes to amass riches, almost eliminating any previous stigmas against greed at any cost.

    That disastrous social change started in the Reagan years and is still being perpetuated by big money in Washington, Wall Street, big corporations and lobbyists, all bastions of the ultra rich where almost all of America's disproportionate wealth is concentrated.
    Mar 10 08:43 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley's Tesla Thesis Is As Flawed As They Come [View article]
    Too bad that you must think everyone reading your article can easily decipher the charts and know exactly what you are talking about, unless you intend it only for battery/energy storage experts. To me, your article is worthless, as it is only your opinion not backed by any analysis of the chart or graph.
    Feb 26 11:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Winners and losers in Consumer Reports' auto survey [View news story]
    Detroit junk continues to sell due to a steady supply of ignorant buyers wanting cheap American-made cars, with many of those dopes thinking they are being patriotic by "buying American" Detroit iron is not patriotic, it is a business! Cheap cars in every way...initial cost, engineering, construction, materials, service and reliability. Cheap, cheap, cheap. Junk.
    Feb 25 03:05 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Hope Dies Last [View article]
    Detroit iron since the 50's.........."make them look good but slap them together and do it fast. Looks is what sells, and we want buyers back within 3 years so get those cars out the door! Get out there and sell, sell, sell!"

    Sure, buy Ford and buy junk, just like the rest of Detroit iron.
    Feb 25 11:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Profitable $35,000 Tesla Model E Is A Pipe Dream [View article]
    As is rumored, if Tesla is bought by Apple, Musk would then be Apple's CEO as part of the deal. Wouldn't we all want to be way long TSLA if that happens? It is possible, as Apple knows it needs a brilliant product innovator at the top to maintain its dominance, and Cook is not that guy. His short term fix has run its course, and he needs to go back to what he did best.

    Also, on point, why is this author seeing the Model X as a scaled down S? No way. It will be an entirely different model.
    Feb 24 01:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Angie's List Is Melting Down To $0 [View article]
    Too many free sites popping up to make Angie's List a preferred player for long. Also, reviews are surely "compromised" in many cases. Also, way too much marketing and ads for objectivity to be rule one. The easy business model was a short-lived one anyway.

    Still best to get references from personal and business friends and acquaintances you trust and who have the most similar values and tastes to yours. That last part is the most important, as a great bathroom to one is not so great to another. See their new bathrooms, etc., first(do a little research, it's worth it in the end) and see how they fit with your taste and quality demands. Similar criteria must be compared to similar criteria for any of this to work as it should. (from a former Class B contractor).
    Feb 13 01:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett Is Wrong About Dividends [View article]
    Buffett is not a savior nor an idiot. He is a guy who has always done investing the same way for over 50 years and is not going to change now, just like your parents or other older people who think their old way is the best even if others do things differently and still prosper.

    That said, I disagree with his non-dividend paying approach, as if he collects tons of money from dividends he should also pay them out. Two different philosophies there, one for receiving and one for giving. That way of thinking smacks of over-justified selfishness to me. Why not be consistent in both? An "income" investment strategy should not force the reduction of investment held, as shares should produce income and not have to be converted to cash to produce equivalent income, IMO. Simple. Clean. Consistent. Fair.
    Feb 7 09:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Beginning Of The End Of The 3D Printing Bubble [View article]
    Lots more chance to get burned with speculative stocks than with value stocks. How long does anyone putting money into the stock market need to understand that? Money is too hard to come by to toss it away due to a hunch instead of a prudent calculation of value, unless it is really gambling you want to do instead of investing. If gambling is the game, fine, it is your money, but don't call it investing at 100X earnings and 17X revenues.
    Feb 6 10:59 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment