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  • Apple's Loser Strategy [View article]
    James, you've made a lot of bold calls in the last year including predicting massive stock market collapses that should have occurred 6 months ago (but never did). No offense, but let's wait till Apple's quarterly earnings over the next year or two to judge how well their new phones sell.
    Sep 12 08:30 AM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • All eyes on Amazon Prime [View news story]
    Sorry, many Amazon Prime users including me will drop if the price jumps that much.

    I'd wager that most AP members use the service just for 2-day shipping. No one cares about the rest of the stuff, least of all Instant Video which is a joke compared to Netflix. Sowwy....
    Feb 1 04:32 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla completes its own Cannonball Run [View news story]
    I am so glad that a large chunk of SA posters who make comments like this are not leading innovation in our country. If every entrepreneur only went after an opportunity if it could turn a profit from the absolute beginning, we would likely be living in the stone age.

    Name one manufacturing-dependent business that turned a profit since day 1.

    It's one thing to argue the stock is overvalued. It's another to constantly keep harping on the fact that the company isn't profitable. I guess this is why Elon Musk is Elon Musk, and posters on SA will just be posters on SA who stay crabby about Tesla.
    Jan 26 10:33 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple urges shareholders vote against Icahn buyback proposal [View news story]
    I wonder if Apple would have been under this much pressure if Steve Jobs was still CEO.

    Issue $55B in debt? That's a massive debt offering, even if it's small relative to Apple's market cap. Apple investors, dig your own grave.

    Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered.
    Dec 27 06:53 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Under-Appreciated GDP Facts [View article]
    Not always true, there have been crucial government spending in the past that the private sector would not have engaged in...but the government spending laid the framework for the private sector to develop itself. private company would have set up the satellites that are now being used as GPS b/c it was NOT a money making venture back in the day. Same with the backbone of the internet which was developed by DARPA. There's a long list of innovations like these that we take for granted that were funded by government spending.
    Nov 30 09:32 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FCC panel votes 3-2 in favor lifting ban on in-flight phone calls, Gogo spikes 3.5% [View news story]
    People usually sleep/rest/work on the plane. Having a bunch of people talking will be a disturbance to everyone else.
    Dec 12 04:11 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sears Holdings' Valuation: Between Berkshire Hathaway And Bankruptcy [View article]
    Holy crap....can't believe i just read this whole thing. now, THIS is a stock analysis lol. Well done
    Jun 18 07:43 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are U.S. Equities Undervalued? New Evidence From A Federal Reserve Model [View article]
    Only reason equity prices appear low next to bonds is because bonds are being artifically driven down by the Fed!!!! Aren't over 50% of US bond purchases now made by the Fed? If it wasn't, Treasury yields would be much higher and stocks would appear MUCH more expensive!
    Jun 25 11:38 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In her speech tonight at the Boston Economic Club, Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen suggests the Fed may be close to taking more easing steps this month in response to ongoing housing problems, a weak jobs market and the escalating euro zone crisis. "There are a number of significant downside risks to the economic outlook," Yellen says, "Hence it may well be appropriate to insure against adverse shocks that could push the economy into territory where a self-reinforcing downward spiral of economic weakness would be difficult to arrest."  [View news story]
    Throw Congressman onto that paycut as well.
    Jun 6 08:57 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE's Jeff Immelt: 'The Age Of Natural Gas Is Upon Us' [View article]
    So even GE believes climate change is real, but many Conservatives (and members of this website) believe it's a hoax and a liberal-made conspiracy.

    I wonder who is right....
    Feb 25 10:55 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Under-Appreciated GDP Facts [View article]
    "and over the years I have never heard anyone ever bring up taxes, healthcare or some new financial regulation when we were discussing new projects and future planning....Never....W... Buffett laughed when asked about this same thing....if you are making money you don't can't pay tax unless you have a profit....unless you want to blame the govt for you personal failure"

    This is VERY true, especially referring to the "top 1%" and big corporations and hence why the GOP has no response to Buffett when he says...."the ultra-wealthy will always pursue opportunities that make them money regardless of how high taxes are b/c the alternative is you make NO money and it gets eaten away sitting in a savings account. 70% of something is better than 100% of nothing."

    However, small businesses definitely have to take taxes and regulation into account for the hiring process.
    Nov 30 09:29 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sears Holdings' Valuation Part 4: SRe Holding, Sears Re, And REMIC Early 2014 Update [View article]
    Formyx, this is the irony of SHLD.

    Bishop and many retail investors on here claim to be hardcore value guys and Buffett followers, and yet Buffett's philosophy was always that if it's too hard to understand, you skip it.

    But most people here seem to have conveniently thrown that out the window because their investment philosophy for Sears (for whatever twisted or emotional reason) is "In Lampert We Trust."

    Berkshire never required this much work to understand. Take a pass people. So much of the stock is locked up with "long-term holders" and there are hundreds of millions of posts and discussions about Sears, and yet it still trades below 70% of the bull's price target? I've never known a stock that was over 80% owned by insiders and institutions holders, and the share price was still at a multi-year low near the highest stock market in history.
    Mar 21 10:35 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla completes its own Cannonball Run [View news story]
    I'm not disagreeing with you on valuation, but I just don't get the need to bring it up in every topic, especially considering this is a market current which has nothing to do with the company's profitability.

    If you are up in arms about TSLA, you should be picketing AMZN's valuation. How about SalesForce? Yelp?

    I think for a profitable company, Google is kind of expensive, considering advertising on search results is still the only thing they actually make money on after 10 years (and they are great at pissing it away by trying a lot of other "experiments")
    Jan 26 10:46 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Buffett's Alpha' Misses The Real Source Of Growth In The New Berkshire Hathaway [View article]
    This is definitely an excellent article. I always had the notion that Berkshire's private holdings are what helped the company grow and thrive through various recessions. You keep a 100% of the earnings. There's no P/E fluctuations, no Mr. Market telling you what it's worth - you get all the profits, and you can do what you wish with them.

    And your second point was an astute one as well - owning businesses that are CAPEX heavy, but where the CAPEX has high ROIC, is a much better alternative than always depending on the stock market for returns.
    Dec 26 10:02 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Farewell For Now Seeking Alpha [View article]
    "The next market plunge will be detected too"

    So when is it?
    Jul 22 11:16 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment