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  • Nestle: Global Blue Chip That Continues to Share the Wealth With Shareholders [View article]
    Ok Al. Did u read the article you linked?
    It listed in the article you linked that swiss has favorable tax treatment with the US.
    In what way do they have favorable tax treatment? Does the rate go from 35% to 15% or do they withhold any tax in iras?
    If you pay 35% in an IRA there would be ZERO reason to put it in a IRA and not be able to get the tax credit.

    Does anyone on this board know or own this stock in an IRA or taxable account that can help with the withholding situation?
    Dec 15, 2011. 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nestle: Global Blue Chip That Continues to Share the Wealth With Shareholders [View article]
    Al thanks but swiss has tax of 35% how is that favorable tax treatment?
    Is it not taxed in IRA's?
    Dec 15, 2011. 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Message Gold Is Delivering To The Market [View article]
    one recent generation of americans only know falling interest rates. when will the bond markets finally price in the interest rates to reflect the precarious sovereign debt situation we find ourselves today.

    Interest Rates only have to back up 2-3% on our debts and we are in big trouble.
    Dec 14, 2011. 04:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Roundup: Support At $1618/Oz. As Chinese Demand Grows And Gartman Flip Flops [View article]
    Gartman and the gold newsletters according to hulbert are massively pessimistic on gold.
    The fish are playing with the line again.
    Dec 14, 2011. 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Roundup: Support At $1618/Oz. As Chinese Demand Grows And Gartman Flip Flops [View article]
    Bernank and CBers setting up everyone to justify the new round of money printing schemes. Hey, they will say look at the fall in commodities and disinflation is taking over. We need to boost the economy before it falls some more.
    No doubt that China is having a property bubble bust, but chinese will continue to buy gold rountinely. Another thing, gold production is not skyrocketing like the construction of houses or internet stocks. it is just not possible with the difficulty of starting a mine and the cost. So there is a natural set of checks and balances inherent with gold. what about the massive liquidity in bank cds ad money markets. If a fraction of this decided to move in gold as a safe haven place then watch out.
    Dec 14, 2011. 12:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Roundup: Support At $1618/Oz. As Chinese Demand Grows And Gartman Flip Flops [View article]
    True freec, but investors around the globe are questioning whether this leveraged to the scalp fiat system is viable now. I say it backfires as physical assets backing these massive leverage bets will be in short supply then the real trouble begins.
    Dec 14, 2011. 12:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fundamentals Or Technicals: Which Provides Better Predictive Value? [View article]
    Avi in defense of Buffett, he bought the preferred on GE and GS and has done reasonably well. The days of 20% returns for buffett are long gone with a $200 bil + market cap to move.
    Dec 14, 2011. 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Roundup: Support At $1618/Oz. As Chinese Demand Grows And Gartman Flip Flops [View article]
    Hello chinese do not trust their fiat currency. This will be ever the drive to hold more of their resources in gold or silver. The chinese stock market has been in a bear market for like 2 years and yes they do have a property bubble. After our property bubble what happened to gold?
    Did you notice that gold has moved to higher highs and gold production has not skyrocketed either. Peak gold?
    Dec 14, 2011. 10:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Roundup: Support At $1618/Oz. As Chinese Demand Grows And Gartman Flip Flops [View article]
    Lets all rush into 30 year treasuries at 2.98% and the 10 year at 2%. If interest rates ever back up we are toast. RUN THE NUMBERS OR JUST BE A LAZY @$$ AND ACCEPT THE PROPAGANDA SPEWED BY THE CRONY FINANCIAL SHYSTERS. I will do it for you. Avg interest rate on the Fed debt is 2.96%. If this went to normal levels of around 5.5-6% the interest expense would be over $900 bil or 36% of tax receipts. Treasuries are the safe haven for your money with Bernank at the helm of the electronic printing press? Fools born daily. Technicians never ever can stay in to make the big money.
    The Chinese the Russians the Arabs and Indians licking their chops diversifying their holdings with gold additions.
    Dec 14, 2011. 10:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Roundup: Support At $1618/Oz. As Chinese Demand Grows And Gartman Flip Flops [View article]
    Its amazing how we hear gold is in a massive bubble and everyone is buying it. I have done polls of people and by far the majority do not own any gold investments or physical gold except jewelry.
    This is a shorter term shakeout as the Westerners focus on short term issues and the Asians buy buy buy when in the long term printing will resume with vengeance when the shtf.
    Dec 14, 2011. 08:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Roundup: Support At $1618/Oz. As Chinese Demand Grows And Gartman Flip Flops [View article]
    Gartman is another flip flopping stooge. If i listened to the likes of these stooges over the years i would have been shaken out of philip morris, berkshire and gold decade(s) ago.
    Dec 14, 2011. 07:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Data on sales of previously owned U.S. homes from 2007 through October this year is likely to be revised down next week due to double counting, according to the National Association of Realtors. Many properties were listed more than once, the association says, and some new home sales were also captured in the data. Earlier this year, CoreLogic accused the association of of overstating results by as much as 20%. The bottom line - sales have been even weaker than previously thought.  [View news story]
    What else would u expect from a group with ZERO credibility?
    Dec 13, 2011. 07:53 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pepsi: Strong Brand, Tasty Dividend [View article]
    <<From 2006-2010, which included the economic turmoil of recent years, PepsiCo’s total cash returned to investors increased to $29 billion.>>>

    However, Long term debts from 2006 ($2.55 bil) to 2010 ( $20 bil) went parabolic while cashflows 2006 ($6.10 bil) to 2010 ($8.5 bil) lagged way behind.
    The company now is loaded up with debts as they have been so called giving money back to shareholders. There ain;t no free lunches. Spending more than your cashflows to buyback shares is not good imo unless the stock is dirt cheap and it ain't dirt cheap.
    How much of that 4% eps growth came from buybacks with increasing debts?
    How successful has mgt been besides going into heavy debts?
    Dec 13, 2011. 11:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monoline Mania: MBIA Making A Move [View article]
    dumped a 1/3 into strong rally. Probably has more upside with a potential bac settlement?
    Dec 13, 2011. 11:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM Could Approach $30, Ford Is Less Undervalued [View article]
    total cash - total liabilities cancel each other out. Market cap to ebitda = 2+ times. Dirt cheap.
    Dec 12, 2011. 03:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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