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  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Does The Iraq Conflict Mean For Markets? [View article]
    You would think this is just another sign for the US Government, Congress, and White House that energy independence is our #1 security threat. Further they should be strongly supporting domestic production, distribution, and alternative energy initiates, but no what is the response more military intervention likely to fail again as the US military does not understand how to operate in that arena and produce similar results as in the past. That is the definition of insanity. US citizens and taxpayers loose again!
    Jun 16 01:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EM Tail-Risks Are Rising [View article]
    obviously 2001, not 2011 and USA = US government.
    Apr 18 01:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EM Tail-Risks Are Rising [View article]
    I agree the (corrupt Federal Reserve) US government will just keep printing money and devaluing the US dollar (taxing) to save the US Government and US Financial system (Wall Street and Super Rich Elites) to the detriment and demise of the (ignorant)US population, as it is already doing. The US Government cannot afford higher rates or the Fed would have begun that process already.

    The USA needs to stop being the "hypocritical" police and standard setter for the rest of the world. The US government is now the world's biggest terrorist and rights violator including right here in the USA. Since 2011, our freedoms have been eroded significantly and the USA has become a "police" state. You will not understand that unless you have seen it long before 2011 and traveled the world as well. USA is no longer a capitalist free self-sufficient democracy as our forefathers envisioned, but an entitlement minded self-serving semi-socialist crony capitalist country. The type of tyrants our forefathers sought to be free from, now exit in Washington DC and NYC and extend themselves around the world. Either you are part of the solution and resurrection of this great country or you are the problem.
    Apr 18 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Buy eBay [View article]
    I'm sure there was something these vendors did that is not being disclosed. I am an occasional vendor on eBay as well as other sites and have no issues. There are dozens of alternatives to eBay. Diversify. The problem is entitlement minded eBayers with no diversification or risk management plan who are complaining hoping to find a sympathetic ear. I sell and sync items on multiple sites simultaneously. Business is tough, toughen up or fade away quietly. This site is for serious investors, not cry babies!

    BTW, EBAY has become a rolling stock. Make money that way. I have and lots of it.
    Nov 21 03:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: $54 Billion Crash; China Segment Now Valued At $0 [View article]
    Bravo! I think a lot of Apple sell side analysts, CNBC, SA authors, investors, traders, and others need more bluntness and stop the irrational hypothesis mongering.
    Sep 17 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: $54 Billion Crash; China Segment Now Valued At $0 [View article]
    Do you work for Carl Ichan? I'm expecting another tweet soon extolling his genius plan's Tim Cook will be salivating to carry out.
    Sep 17 10:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Big Opportunity: China's Not Going Anywhere [View article]
    What does "There are of course people who can't afford an iPhone. However, there are plenty of people who can afford to buy Apple products in China and they have been doing so for the past several years in significant amounts." amount to? Without numbers useless information.
    Sep 16 05:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple's iPhone 5C/5S Strategy All Wrong? [View article]
    Wall Street, Banks, News Rags, Analysts, HFCs, Hedge Funds, CNBC, MSNBC are all co-conspirators against the individual investor always looking for set-ups to take our hard earned money. The SEC and financial authorities are doing little to nothing because Wall Street owns them. Remember the stock market was created for individual investors and look at what a circus and casino it has become. With electronic high speed trading it is a psychological and visual attack on the little guy who wants his next egg to grow. The US Government, Federal Reserve, and Congress are the real problems of the financial markets. Fix them and Wall Street will get fixed too.
    Sep 16 04:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple's iPhone 5C/5S Strategy All Wrong? [View article]
    Short-term downside over reaction in stock price. Wall street bears setting up again. Long-term there appears to be no strategy to innovate and broaden product offerings to overcome wall street sell side analyst's perception of market share loss and decline in margins. Steve Jobs era is over for sure. Fundamentals do not appear to be as relevant as market psychology in the short-term. In six more months the short-term will become medium-term and so on. However, the cash keeps coming in. The stock market has not been rational since 2008. Even KI's twitter manipulation lasted only so long. More reasons to hate wall street.
    Sep 16 04:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 5C Released And It's A Gem, But Likely Not Enough To Move The Stock Higher [View article]
    The i-phone 5c makes a slightly used i-phone 5 or 4s look like a bargain. Too bad they don't work on China Mobile!!
    Sep 11 03:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 5C Released And It's A Gem, But Likely Not Enough To Move The Stock Higher [View article]
    Capability does not equal marketability. China Mobile is not likely to pay subsidies any where near carriers in the USA if at all. Not many Chinese consumers will pay $780+ for a less than high-end i-Phone when they can get plenty of Chinese made better specification smart phones around $200 USD of less. Chinese consumers have more discipline that US consumers in terms of going into debt to get the latest and best. I think Apple does not have the correct strategy and pricing to capture any significant Chinese market share, while competitors keep putting out better and better phones every month. Apple is falling further behind, when it used to be so far ahead. Tim Cook is focusing on wringing every penny out of the products rather than taking risks innovating like CEO like Jeff Bezos who is sacrificing profits now for future market share. We shall see which strategy works better in the long run.
    Sep 11 10:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will A Budget iPhone Halt Apple's Sliding Market Share? [View article]
    It is called clones or reproductions. It is even happening in US. iPhone of Samsung clone phones are so good they are being sold on eBay as genuine. Image is very important in China, but most average consumers cannot afford the real thing. Sure the rich will pay full price, but even at 10 millions that is still a drop in the bucket, when Apple really needs to sell 100 million+ on these low margin phones and 50 million+ tablets.
    Sep 4 02:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will A Budget iPhone Halt Apple's Sliding Market Share? [View article]
    If your thesis is Apple will take market share in the Chinese smartphone market, then you have not visited there or done your research. Chinese consumer budgets are substantially lower and purchasing decision substantially different. Any mid level smartphone like the 5c over $150 USD will not sell in substantial quantities. $100 USD is the sweet spot. The competition is too strong and products too good. China is a post paid cellular market and China Mobile has not and will not pay the pre-paid cellular device fees Apple demands when CM has plenty of smartphones to choose from already that do not require that.
    Sep 4 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will A Budget iPhone Halt Apple's Sliding Market Share? [View article]
    Apple products were segment leading innovative products, now they are based on marketing hype, "cool", and dumbed down functionality. If the innovation is not present this year, then Apple has really fallen behind. I am an Apple product user, but let's face it under Tim Cook Apple is not innovative or cool anymore. He already told us they would not make a cheaper phone last earnings, TC is a bean counter not an visionary or innovator. The five year pipeline of Steve Jobs innovations was all fallacy and BS, as now we are in year two since the great one passed and have seen nothing new. The commodity effect is already beginning with more value and functionality coming from competitors. Only a fool keeps hoping in the face of real evidence. This is just another AOL, Microsoft, Cisco story all over again. Get real.
    Sep 4 01:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will A Budget iPhone Halt Apple's Sliding Market Share? [View article]
    Hope is not an investable thesis. You are gambling. Truth is it could go either way.
    Sep 4 01:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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