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  • Wall Street Breakfast: ECB Tests Find That 12 Banks Need To Raise $12B [View article]
    State-to-state variations is the result of having a Federal System initiated at the outset (179?) and the "states rights" that come with it. For national elections, one would assume a national standard would be law but then again it would require congressional action . . . and we all know how that doesn't work.
    Oct 27, 2014. 09:39 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Major Reasons Why The Current Low Oil Price Is Not Here To Stay [View article]
    Quite an article particularly in length (ouch) and scope. However, all the graphs and expert quotes may not stand up to the simple supply/demand metric given the ongoing glut in US and Canadian supply. The crude is there literally awaiting for improved distribution.

    Given the increasing political and terriorist unrest, new exploration beyond Russia and the Americas is slowing. The North Sea is on a long term decline. Saudi aside, the supply glut and impact on most oil companies continue for several years, in my view.
    Oct 25, 2014. 11:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A New Risk To AT&T's Business [View article]
    As I read it, the ability to change carriers is limited to the iPad Air implying it does not affect one's iPhone which is the overwhelming unit in customer hands. What's missing here? Anyone?
    Oct 20, 2014. 11:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons The Oil Sector Is Due For A Big Rebound [View article]
    Unless I missed it, there was no mention of COP. Thoughts author, anyone?
    Oct 17, 2014. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Suncor Energy A Good Investment? [View article]
    An interesting article for its omission. There is no mention that Suncor' s crude source is almost entirely from the Canadian Tar Sands. Very expensive, very sour, and quite an environmental challenge. With high production costs and falling crude prices, why is this stock an attractive investment candidate? Why?
    Oct 15, 2014. 11:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Duke Energy's Portfolio Reshuffling Will Enhance Its Position [View article]
    Add to your concerns the disposition of the Progress Energy acquisition. Decommissioning of Crystal River may turn into their next nightmare. Pressure to re-write the law allowing Florida utilities to increase rates to fund nuclear plants is mounting.
    Oct 13, 2014. 02:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Relationship Between ROE, P/B And P/E As Seen In AT&T [View article]
    Nice article. Suggest you visit Cash flow/EBITD. For many industries/businesses, this is an essential metric when discussing earnings.
    Oct 13, 2014. 02:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Hewlett-Packard Investors Should Cheer The Split [View article]
    < . . . HP announced its intention to split into two separate divisions to better serve the marketplace. The first division will be focused on business technology, while the second company will sell personal computers and printers.>

    Cheer first and immediately sell the PC/Printer issue. A dying business. Will be interesting to see the respective stock prices when it actually happens.
    Oct 7, 2014. 10:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Deadly Is Ebola For ExxonMobil In West Africa? [View article]
    On balance, West Africa is a small faction of the XOM's drilling acreage. It's been a troubled area for decades with local footprint rebel disruptions which should have kept XOM from putting its toe back in West Africa waters in the first place. One would have to question that management decision going forward.

    Now, of course, the threats have multiplied with Islamic terrorist and now Ebola. I would expect sooner than later, the Islamist will suggest to their suicidal compatriots that becoming contaminated and spreading the disease among their enemies would be the ultimate sacrifice. These are huge issues for the investing public. One should expect their elected officials to take timely action to mitigate this unceetainty. Who said politics aren't important to we investors? Who?
    Oct 7, 2014. 09:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comparing America's New Big 3 Automakers [View article]
    Are you a former (or current) employee by chance? A driver/owner of a Chrysler vehicle? If so, your loyalty is commendable.

    That said, the current Chrysler fleet is 5 years behind in styling, a marked improvement from the last 2-3 model years. Their TV ads tell it all. The cars are barely visible and always either dark gray or black. The potential customer gets just a quick glance of the design features for one reason ----- they're poorly out dated. Sure the world (well, the U.S. anyways) renown Hemi engine gets the oohs and aahs but frankly this company will be out of business within the next decade.
    Oct 6, 2014. 03:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo Should Sell Yahoo [View article]
    Value is determined at the market place. While Yahoo is flush with cash. advertisers are going elsewhere. As a Yahoo user, I've witnessed a marked decline in site quality. Poor response, capacity, etc. While either working or simply reading, too many things on Yahoo/Yahoo Finance pages literally disappear and are not retrievable. Can't open E-mail, E-mails also disappear. "Site busy try another time" messages are wearing. Bottom line, I don't view advertisers on Yahoo because I've gone elsewhere. It's a shame.
    Oct 6, 2014. 03:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dominion Resources - An Impressive Dividend Growth Investment In The Utilities Sector [View article]
    Good comments. SO is typically included among these comparisons. As I have cited in prior comments, the regulatory climate is one of the most important metrics in the utility space. Beyond that, any comparison of stock price and yield need more than a 12 month window, in my opinion. Utilities are typically a long term investment. While the most recent 12 months performance is interesting, it should also include a larger 2 - 5 year measurement.
    Oct 2, 2014. 10:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Looks Like An Interesting Prospect [View article]
    A classic brick and mortar being run over by the internet. Beyond that, intense competition as others in this space (Sports Authority, et al) vie for the same consumer $$. Dick's presents the opportunity to "kick the tires". Visits to your local stores will allow you and/or your remote friends to observe the inventory selections (or lack thereof), price movements, and above all else product quality. As a regular shopper, I've witnessed a notable decline in quality. Items made elsewhere now made in China with salient features missing or poor duplicates. Locally, prices are generally higher than Sports Authority. Stock buyer beware.
    Oct 2, 2014. 08:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Duke Energy Is All Set For Growth [View article]
    Duke looking beyond the domestic market for some growth is admirable. One should question whether they really understand the economic climate outside the U.S. From my perspective as a former stockholder and long time investor in this space, investor caution is highly recommended.
    Oct 1, 2014. 08:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 9: What It Must Accomplish For Microsoft [View article]
    Looks like this very recent (24-48 hour ago )article was superseded by MSFT's announcement they'll soon launch Windows 10. MSFT has the plague. Been sitting on the old school much too long. Shades of Xerox, Kodak, Polaroid, et al.
    Oct 1, 2014. 08:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment