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  • Mattel - How Barbie Triggers A Sell-Off [View article]
    Demographics are changing for Barbie and children are very fickle on toys. The key for Mattel’s for expand their toys in the emerging markets. Today children have more choices especially from technology sector from apps, Apple's I- phones, and etc.
    Apr 17, 2012. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Banks: Still Too Big To Fail [View article]
    Excellent research, I understand your views. As a result, some companies always fail in the history of business. For example, the following companies all something in common all of them went bankrupted: Kmart (discount retailer), Montgomery Ward (major retailer), Lehman Brothers (Largest Bond Investment Banker), WorldCom (major telecoms), HealthSouth (the largest Medical rehabilitation in the United States), and General Motors (The Big Three Carmakers in Detroit). Big companies come and go. I agree, please do the research on the financial stocks before anyone will ended up some surprises like in 2008.
    Apr 9, 2012. 05:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Europe, New Treaty But Same Old Flaws [View article]
    The problem with Europe the countries are nationalistic to assist each other with the financial crisis. Some countries join the Euro Currency and did not meet "The Maastricht Treaty” requirements. The regulations required Euro members’ nation’s debt to GDP is below 60% for requirements for membership. Before joining the Euro Currency, the member nations should took the time to consider if a financial crisis happens; the others might have to assistance the other members’ countries. Some voters in the Euro Zones were very upset because their tax money went to assist the other member countries.

    Each country is responsible for printing their own Euro Currency and issuing their own debt. Take the view from the United Kingdom they are not part of the Euro Currency but they are part of the Euro Community. Consider this idea, the Conservative Party politicians in the United Kingdom warn if a country defaults they will give up some of their political and economic sovereignty in order to receive any financial assistance from the European Central Bank. As a result, of extremely high deficits Greece and Italy governments lost power to European Central Bank and The International Monetary Fund in order to prevent a potential default. Finally, The United Kingdom government does not have to contribute to the Euro bailout fund for Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain and other potential surprises on the European continent.
    Apr 4, 2012. 02:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Europe, New Treaty But Same Old Flaws [View article]
    Some the countries did not meet the Maastricht Treaty ( 60 percent Debt to GDP ) for example like Greece was above 100 percent Debt to GDP was allowed join the Euro Currency. Now everyone is surprised because of the default.
    Apr 4, 2012. 01:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment