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  • WSJ: Apple car project is for real, and it's a minivan [View news story]
    I am long Google, Apple and I have loved and owned many cars since before I was old enough to drive. I have driven almost every form of new car technology invented to date including the Tesla. That said my opinion of where Apple is going in autonomous car technology is that they should at least include it as part of their R&D budget just like Microsoft, Google and Mercedes is doing today. I suspect that most all other car companies are also quietly doing this.

    I believe cars serve as the penultimate form of consumer product right up there with shoes and TVs though some here may argue that iphones rank higher. I believe you can often tell a lot about a person from what he or she chooses to drive or how they choose to get around.

    I believe this is a no-brainier and the cost of doing business. Almost every company that sells consumer electronics must include automotive technology trends into their R&D. Where they take it in the future will depend ultimately on the personal needs and trends of the consumer and government mandate.
    Feb 14, 2015. 06:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Higher Rates And Improved U.S. Labor Market Hold Back SLV [View article]
    What you say sounds logical, but I do not believe it works exactly like that. First thing that will happen is that most of the marginal workers will lose their jobs. Those workers that stay will get raises, but will have to work much harder to pick up the labor short fall or be fired because there are unemployed people waiting in line to take their jobs if they don't perform these expanded job duties. Employers and industrial engineers will have a strong incentive to automate the simpler job functions eliminating even more of the minimum wage jobs that remain. Over time this creates higher permanent unemployment in the unskilled work force. Unable to gain any entry level skills necessary to enter the work force there will be a greater disparity between the unskilled, uneducated, unmotivated workers and those currently employed. That is how free markets work.

    Eventually other time when there are more unemployed workers then those working political power will shift to people voting for big government to help the poor and unemployed until the whole system collapses when those that a working cannot support those that are not. This happens slowly over generations and free market capitalism nature of man disappears and you get what we currently have now... 93 million unemployed and growing out a population of 330 million until it becomes unsustainable. You will realize this when you see the middle class disappear with greater disparity between rich and poor worldwide and more dictatorships, bigger autocratic central governments will begin to emerge through popular demand from the voters.

    This continues until people realize what is happening and they start to vote for economic reforms to help economic growth or start revolts internally or war between nations followed by economics reconstruction from the ashes. History will repeat itself because it is hidden by stupid progressives that believe they are smarter with great ideas like minimum wage and other repressive mandates like Obamacare.
    Feb 11, 2015. 07:36 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: Google, Twitter strike deal to add tweets to results [View news story]
    Like everything else in investor information sources we must consider the credibility of the sources. Much of Twitter is worthless tripe or disinformation intended to serve someone's agenda. Google's search engine must filter out the noise from the substance to get value from this deal.
    Feb 10, 2015. 05:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China's Imports Drop 20% Explaining PBoC Action; China Watchers Clueless [View article]
    China is a disaster waiting to happen. It is a communism central planning economy trying to selectively apply free market capitalism in a world that has adopted every other form of economic and government ideology accept capitalism. That includes America if it does not change its politics soon. China either lies about their economy information or withholds it all together hoping their people will not revolt. How can economists let alone foreign investors assess risk/return with any confidence. Why is surprised?

    The only good information out of China is present commodity contractors and the current price of their cheap products. Add to this dilemma the secret monetary policies of the world's central banks and it all becomes as crystal clear as mud. We are all going to wake up one morning wishing for a due over on the financial crisis of September 2008 when things were still fixable.
    Feb 9, 2015. 09:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cellceutix Undervalued By 90+%; Expect A Short Squeeze Soon [View article]
    Oh Yes... You are correct. If the SEC was not full of Liberal Democrat bureaucrats there would be much more effective in reigning in Obama administration crony capitalism with many failed green energy start ups. Washington Democrat insider trading might also suffer some if the SEC were really doing their job effectively. Oh and let's not forget the FDA. Another government bureaucracy badly in need of a 21st century makeover. I would rather have root canal than depend on their pace of movement toward raising the bar of progress of American drugs and medical processes.
    Feb 5, 2015. 09:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Northern Graphite Company (H1 2015 Update) [View article]
    Gee Matt, why don't you tell the readers how you really feel. From a purely technical analysis this would not be the time to cash out unless you think the project is destined not secure funding or you believe it will be an out right failure. It is sitting close to its all time low far below its 200 and 50 day MAs. I believe it is at least worth the wait for its next news cycle.

    You are correct that hope has no place in investing. Neither does buying high and selling low. Some of NGC is related to the entire commodities sector being depressed. I will wait for inflation to pick up which will definitely come or the commodities sector to show signs of movement for the same reason before ending this position.
    Feb 1, 2015. 10:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cellceutix Undervalued By 90+%; Expect A Short Squeeze Soon [View article]
    Perhaps this will cast a cloud on the Bleecker Street parade. Excellent read Karin. Thanks.
    Jan 29, 2015. 11:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google -2.6%; declining ad prices and network clicks take a toll (updated) [View news story]
    bjnflicks... I believe almost every time you use Google you generate click revenue for Google. Keep up the good work. Google and Apple core businesses are very different. If you don't like what Google is doing sell your shares and short it. Put your money where your keyboard is.

    Better yet Carl Icahn believes Apple is going to $203 / share and is sell at 9 times future earnings. Buy Apple and help his prediction come true.

    I am long both Google and Apple. These are both very good companies and I am tired of all the critics that seem to know better how to increase shareholder value in both companies because they use their products and services thinking that makes them and expert on how to spend their free cash flow for future growth.
    Jan 29, 2015. 10:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google, Fidelity investing $1B in SpaceX (updated) [View news story]
    I don't believe Google and Fidelity are investing in a private space delivery service to launch expensive satellites for Internet access. There are two other private investment groups competing for a permanent government contract to deliver supplies to the International space station since Putin is sticking a figure in Obama's NASA by not offering the service anymore. NASA is too busy doing Muslim out reach to support the American commitment to the space station. It remains to be seen how much this project will actually cost Google. The risk reward made be favorable.

    Those stockholders that are critics should sell their long positions stop whining and go short if they do not like the move. They don't have voting control of Google anyway. They are only on board for the ride into space like it or not.
    Jan 27, 2015. 12:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Q4 2014 Preview: Core Business Deteriorates; Focus Shifts To Non-Core [View article]
    That is a good thing as long as the acquisitions and agreements they make grow shareholder value.
    Jan 26, 2015. 07:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google, Fidelity investing $1B in SpaceX (updated) [View news story]
    Just curious.... What exactly can the African people do themselves after reading it on the Internet? They are living in huts without electricity and pissing in their drinking water. Even if they had free Obama phones they would have no place to plug them in to charge them.
    Jan 24, 2015. 10:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cellceutix: A December To Remember May Turn Into A 2015 To Forget For CTIX [View article]
    It is a real place in NYC near the NYU law school campus.

    It just isn't noted for having any wall street giants there that should be taken seriously.
    Jan 23, 2015. 11:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Brazil blackout sparks power rationing fears [View news story]
    @dude... What exactly is a "tax giveways"? Is that something like money earned by someone through hard work that was not yet given away to unemployed Stoner Dudes sitting in their jammies at the kitchen table posting worthless twerp on serious investment information seeks?
    Jan 23, 2015. 11:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cellceutix: A December To Remember May Turn Into A 2015 To Forget For CTIX [View article]
    Bleeker... , My daughter lived on Bleeker street in the west village for may years. I know that part of town well.

    Shorting a start-up Micro Cap BioTech with no earnings is a good bet, but what if you are wrong about this one? I hope you have not taken too short a position for your sake.

    I am someone that has taken the other side of this trade. Most BioTechs do fail, but a small number with good IP succeed. I think this one is special.
    Jan 23, 2015. 11:21 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia: Who Is Going To Win In The Oil Price Stand-Off? [View article]
    Well Alexlander, you got the part about free markets working in the oil production correct. The increase in oil production in the western hemisphere has affected the world price of oil to the extend that the free market in oil the cartels cannot total control it completely. At least until the governments of the world get involved to destabilize it again through bad energy policies and taxation.

    Regarding your partisan comment on the "anti-science Republicans running the Congress" is very confusing to me. You must be joking. Even if that was true they have only been in control for 3 weeks. For 9 years now America has been run be liberal ideologies that have destabilized the American economy and tried unsuccessfully to destroy the American oil industry and American way of life. What is happening here is the American people saying enough. Time to do something different.

    What will determine the future price of oil is what North and South America does with its oil reserves. The free market will ultimately invent a new source of energy for the future as it always has done not government populated with anti-science Liberal ideologies and Republican lawyers controlled by moneyed lobbyist.

    The free market created the industrial revolution. It discovered Electricity, Oil, Transportation, Flight, Air Conditioning, Appliances... not government.
    Jan 23, 2015. 08:06 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment