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  • Bombardier Inc. - Canada's Too-Big-To-Fail [View article]
    Where does Embraer fit into this discussion? The Brazilian currency has tanked 50% meaning their same class airplane, if there is one in particular, would be much more price competitive. Beyond that, their "nationalistic" bent assures much of the raw materials and equipment is also made in Brazil further adding to the favorable cost component.
    Nov 3, 2015. 09:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash: A Company With Sustainable Yields For The Long Term [View article]
    How much of POT's revenue is derived from the Western Hemisphere? Of that, how much is in SA where POT competes w/MOS and their much lower shipping cost?
    Nov 1, 2015. 01:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo: The Ship Is Sinking [View article]
    Better to evaluate Zacks before following their advice. They recently came out with a "strong buy" list among other recommendation was BLIN, a company I followed for several years. Check out the BLIN performance chart and chief operatives. Ver poor history especially at CEO slot, in my opinion
    Oct 30, 2015. 10:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • UAW sets Sunday night deadline for GM deal [View news story]
    Did our government sell their holdings in entirety? If not, is it time (gulp) for President Obama to step in
    Oct 25, 2015. 01:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is Wal-Mart Taking Itself Down? [View article]
    Your right Veritas1010, no matter what the incentive, some will not respond. In my business experience, however, most do and it becomes a win-win situation. With one company, we made all employees stockholders by an outright gift unrelated to ones earnings level within the operation. We were manufacturers and distributes of our products along with allied supplies purchased for re-sale from others. Most were unionized plants and among many other management responsibilities, I was chief negotiator. At a negotiations kick-off meeting at one particular plant, an employee who was also the union steward, asked how your stock was doing today. I'll never forget the reaction of the union official . . . "you mean to tell me you all own stock in this company?". It was priceless.

    This was not an isolated case. A large multi-state southeast grocery chain. Publix, is an employee owned enterprise. Having been a supplier to many chains across the country and spent what seems like a lifetime inside their stores, the attitude of Publix employees towards their customers is a classic example of motivation on a relatively large scale. Perfect no, not by any measure, an excellent case study none-the-less.
    Oct 24, 2015. 02:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is Wal-Mart Taking Itself Down? [View article]
    Your reference to "handouts" suggest a political bent which unfortunately heavily taints your response.

    I would not consider education subsidies, highways, and tax breaks handouts for companies any more than they are for individuals.
    Oct 24, 2015. 01:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo: The Ship Is Sinking [View article]

    Historical prices - Google only allows daily whereas I need weekly, monthly options for multiple years.

    Charts - Google options to include competition is limited. Yahoo offers 3-4 as a package, one may add others

    Did not see where Google offers real time quotes.

    Did not see ability to track multiple portfolios. I track a dozen sectors portfolios in addition to those under management

    I'm sure there are other shortcomings but these are a few examples
    Oct 24, 2015. 01:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo: The Ship Is Sinking [View article]
    Nice article. Agree with most comments citing the lack of timely corrective action(s). As a long time Yahoo Finance user, the web site performance is slowly going down the toilet. Worse, there are no alternative options and that's a big time depression
    Oct 23, 2015. 11:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Bank Of Canada: 35% Upside, 4.5% Yield, And $1 Trillion In Assets [View article]
    Owned some Canadian bank shares in the recent past and seem to recall there's a tax treaty between the two countries whereby one is allowed to apply the full Canada applied tax as a line item credit directly on the US tax form. Would have to get into my remote tax files to verify, however.
    Oct 23, 2015. 08:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mesabi Trust says no distribution to be paid in November [View news story]
    Just a reminder, the Trust will be liquidated upon the death of the last beneficiary. Last I knew a few years, the youngest person was in their 60's.

    One would expect the liquidation process to be the sale of the property, and distribution of the proceeds less expenses to the then current shareholders unless there is some proviso allocating an initial share (a portion or the entirety) to the beneficiary heirs. Any comment or input to this assumption?
    Oct 21, 2015. 06:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Sold 13 Million iPhones On Launch Weekend - That Should Frighten Investors [View article]
    Visited AT&T store today (10/21). No Apple 6s's in stock. Sold out. Back ordered est delivery 10 days
    Oct 21, 2015. 05:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Bank Of Canada: 35% Upside, 4.5% Yield, And $1 Trillion In Assets [View article]
    How will the recent national election results affect RY's stock performance going forward?
    Oct 21, 2015. 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM finds a tech partner for Bolt EV [View news story]
    And all of the LG stuff in this LG/GM volt joint venture will be made where?
    Oct 20, 2015. 05:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mesabi Trust says no distribution to be paid in November [View news story]
    So one is to assume they'll declare a special distribution when the data and associated payment from Cliffs is finally received, yes? Mesabi trustees are historically very cautious but it would be nice if stockholders at least receive a prognosis.
    Oct 20, 2015. 09:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips Is Ready To Benefit From Pending Removal Of U.S. Oil Export Ban [View article]
    Sorry Christinebitg, but I'm afraid your incorrect. We're not short of crude supply. In fact, there's a significant surplus which is the prime reason for the falling price of crude and refined gasoline. In addition, where the crude comes from is very important as varying sources of supply provide varying density (measured as API Gravity) and processability due to sulfur content, among other chemicals factors. Contrary to you assertion, therefore, building refining capacity is indeed greatly affected by where the crude comes from

    A typical refinery is not designed to process the fully range of crude properties and generally restricted to a finite narrow range. In addition, while the subsequent cracking process output contains a range of products such as gasoline, kerosene (jet fuels), naphtha and similar minor products, fuel oil, asphalt, etc. the percentage of each is also range restricted somewhat broadened by the use of catalysts. It all boils down to the original refining (cracking) process equipment design. Resulting product mix for the European market yields a higher percentage of diesel/fuel oil than the US, for example, again all based upon the original refinery design.
    Oct 19, 2015. 04:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment