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  • AMD A Value Trap: Stock Has Further Downside [View article]

    > I am still with AMD for profiting.. I would not touch Intel since it is losing to Qualcom, Apple, Samsung, etc.. and it will just get worst..

    Who are the real fanboys in this subthread? AMD has a long history of poor financials and INTC has a much better track record (and a dividend). I mean the results are reflected in the stock price.

    Intel has a lot going for it, they are the front-runner in the PC market still, headway in the SSD markets, a potential in the mobile market that may not work out...but even if it doesn't work out Intel's bread and butter is still fine. It's like AMD doesn't even try, constantly bouncing off the bottom for the last 10-15 years and no dividend to make feel better.

    I've owned them both in the past and neither now, AMD at $1.50-$2.00 is interesting just because it has had such good support in the past there, the company still is a disappointment overall.
    Apr 20, 2015. 03:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Explosive risk of Bakken crude oil is understated, rising number of officials say [View news story]

    Your facts are that the president met with someone and then made a decision about something and somehow that's proof that someone influenced the decision, where the hell is the logic/evidence to this? If that's all the evidence you need to connect dots you can believe pretty much anything you want.

    A more likely, and less paranoid/delusional reason for the anti-keystone stance in my opnion? Obama probably wants to use it as a bargaining chip to get what he/dems want politcally. Less exciting and less paranoid, but more logical than just making up dots that don't exist.
    Nov 19, 2014. 04:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Collapsing Ecosystem [View article]
    I'm an "IT Guy", even developed for BBRY in the past. I sign up for free things all the time just to try them out, I usually don't pay unless I have to...which I doubt I would in this case.

    On the other end of things, I don't understand why people believe BBRY will make a resurgence. They've previously admitted they are getting out of the consumer arena (though they may change their mind which would follow their inconsistent history of direction). If they are not making revenues in the consumer arenas that is a huge missing chunk of earnings they once had that will never return, what is going to replace that in the future?
    Sep 30, 2014. 11:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So Undervalued, They're Golden [View article]
    DeepValueLover, I wasn't referring to what has happened in the past...that's in the books. I'm questioning where you come up with your exact predictions and times, how frequently are you right and how frequently are you wrong? Cause it looks like arbitrary guessing to me:

    Vague not exact boogy-talk:
    "Gold is going lower...perhaps MUCH lower."

    Followed by precise numbers and times:
    "Better opportunities to buy below $1,105 will present themselves by late 2015."

    So much can happen in that amount of time that you could never predict such a thing, unless you're not sharing your time machine with the rest of us. Also, your prediction is only ~-10% from the current price of gold, not that bold of a prediction to wait out for.
    Sep 18, 2014. 12:16 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So Undervalued, They're Golden [View article]
    Where do you come up with your arbitrary numbers and timelines. I never trust people who come up with exact prices and times, are you Nostradamus?
    Sep 18, 2014. 01:05 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Reasons Why A New Global Financial Crisis Could Be On The Way [View article]
    @AllAboutIncome: There's a difference between overvalued and a straight up scheme/scam. They have a model that makes money, so I don't see it going to 0 in a long time, it's valuation is just out of whack and thus I have no interest in owning it.
    Aug 26, 2014. 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Reasons Why A New Global Financial Crisis Could Be On The Way [View article]
    Why lump in AMZN and CRM with Enron and HLF? I see no logic for this random assortment of companies you mentioned.
    Aug 24, 2014. 01:00 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SeaWorld Is Beaten Down And Looking Cheap [View article]
    @Josh: Why do you believe they'll make at least $1, they don't have a history of that in the last several years at least(they got close in 2012 though). Even if they were to somehow make that much the P/E would just be getting reasonable. There is a lot of expected growth baked into this stock to make it work and I don't know how they're going to deliver on that...but I've been wrong before and I'll be wrong again, just not my cup of tea.
    Aug 15, 2014. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SeaWorld Is Beaten Down And Looking Cheap [View article]
    @ron49r: This confuses me as well, as I am normally interested in stocks that plummet to discounted prices. Where is this magical growth coming from for Seaworld to accommodate this kind of P/E for this kind of sector, ignoring the blackwater issue even.
    Aug 13, 2014. 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Long-Term Stocks To Consider During Short-Term Market Fluctuations [View article]
    I don't own C or have a horse in that race(I'd be partial to JPM in the related sector)... But I still don't understand your #1 point. A reverse stock split to appear like a player? Their market cap is still in the big leagues, splits either way don't change much of anything one way or another, so when I hear it as the #1 reason to not buy I think you're reaching. I can see it performing reasonably here assuming the sector does as well.
    Aug 1, 2014. 09:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple-IBM At BlackBerry's Gates [View article]
    @mag1205: Do you have some inside knowledge to back this belief of a surprise quarter to the upside, or are you just blindly guessing despite the long history of slipping market share and stock price to the otherwise?
    Jul 21, 2014. 11:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple-IBM At BlackBerry's Gates [View article]
    I don't think it's undervalued, and I'm part of everyone. It's losing money and market share with admittedly no plan to get most of it back (consumer market). If it was undervalued it would have been bought out a year ago when it was ripe for the one bought and nothing has changed. It's doubled mostly on hope. I think it's overvalued at this level, certainly better places to put money
    Jul 21, 2014. 11:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is Now An Obvious Buyout Target, And 4 Other Reasons Not To Worry About The Apple/IBM Deal [View article]
    @WallLizard: I've developed towards QNX directly (unrelated to BB, backend software), and towards the Playbook which ran on QNX...but not much direct interaction with QNX in that case. iOS, Android, etc, various apps for work and pleasure/fun.

    I believe QNX is/was used because it's fairly lightweight compared to most, but I also believe it's heyday/peak has come and gone over the last ~decade. Solaris/SunOS is a decent, though not directly related comparison. It was used in a lot of critical places where security was expected in the late 90s/early 2000s and was proven to become less and less secure/important over time, it's somewhat vanished from the mainstream. IRIX, BSDi, etc, they come and go. Linux, a handful of BSDs, and to a lesser extent QNX are the remaining common UNIX-based OSes. There is an argument for it being stable, but you could use that same argument for Apple's BSD-based OS, but no one feels the need to grasp at straws with Apple since it has so much going for it already. In my experience I've found iOS/OSX to be very stable as well anyways.

    As far as security, a lot of work has been done hardening kernels in the last decade or so (especially in relation to Linux, though it has bled out to other platforms from there). The mitigation of vulnerabilities as they are found is arguably the most important and tangible thing you can do, and QNX doesn't offer anything special there, arguably behind the curve at this point. You could subjectively argue the kernel itself is written more securely? But that's a hard thing to prove, just something that sounds good.

    At this stage in the game, where being lightweight is slowly becoming less important and other competitors like Linux run fine on limited resources (hell, look at Raspberry PIs and similar) I'm not sure where QNX stands.

    All I'm fairly confident about is if QNX is being used as a top argument to invest in a company I view it as grasping at straws.
    Jul 16, 2014. 05:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is Now An Obvious Buyout Target, And 4 Other Reasons Not To Worry About The Apple/IBM Deal [View article]
    @BbaBusR: Are you connecting imaginary dots linking potential talent to QNX greatness? Apple will never switch to QNX, they are too invested in their own OSes...and there is really no benefit to switch. I say this as a person who has developed towards both over the years. It really doesn't do anything special, it's not bad, but it's not some magical impenetrable UNIX design. It's just another *NIX.
    Jul 16, 2014. 03:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is Now An Obvious Buyout Target, And 4 Other Reasons Not To Worry About The Apple/IBM Deal [View article]

    1. What? Are you implying that BB10 can't have bugs? Even kernels have bugs.

    2. This one comes up a lot for some reason, yet users don't notice nor care about "true multitasking", all they care about is the user experience. Android does a fine job as well.

    3. This is the kind of intangible fodder I refer to, "security" is not security.

    4. QNX is just a UNIX OS that has been around a long long time, that's the reason it's still used...cause it's an OS with decades of legacy behind it. The same reason some places use SunOS/Solaris, IRIX, various BSDs...not because they are better, but because they have been around much longer than most OSes and are more applicable for backend/minimalistic/s... uses. How this translates to making a phone superior is nonsensical to me.

    I think the fact BBRY is sinking like a rock today (~10%+) on the mere mention of potential competition shows me the market has little faith in this company, and for good reason in my opinion.
    Jul 16, 2014. 03:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment