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  • Opko's Billionaire CEO Invests In MusclePharm [View article]
    I concur!
    Feb 2, 2013. 03:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Opko's Billionaire CEO Invests In MusclePharm [View article]
    It not worth jack squat when they are losing money. I could care less if they had a trillion in sales. Earnings drive momentum and stock prices. When management waste money on salaries without making a dime or losing $23 MILLION! I'll pass.
    Feb 2, 2013. 03:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Opko's Billionaire CEO Invests In MusclePharm [View article]
    Total Compensation for Management
    $5,892,084

    While losing over $23,000,000
    Jan 31, 2013. 02:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why MusclePharm Could Go From $4 To $20 [View article]
    Go to sec.gov and look at the high salaries these guys pay themselves when they are losing $23 million a year. You be the judge.
    Jan 31, 2013. 01:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This 9%-Yielder Has Paid 146 Consecutive Dividends [View article]
    Headlines of Mass of Deception is par for the course in Seeking Alpha articles. Where is the damn honestly in investment journalism? *SIGH*
    Jan 24, 2013. 11:03 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Edison Mission Energy 2016 Bond: High Yield With Relatively Low Risk [View article]
    So what is latest on this Edison Mission Energy 2016 Bond: High Yield With Relatively Low Risk asset. Is this a buy or a stay away or hold. What is the latest buzz? Are they still paying interest on this issue?
    Nov 29, 2012. 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco Drops, But Is It Over-Punished? [View article]
    CSCO still trades at 30% discount to its intrinsic value. It is quite logical to hold it until it reaches a premium. A true investor does not react to quarter-to-quarter earnings response. Fools react, and warriors act. This is how wealth is made not by a reactionary quarter-to-quarter trading.
    Feb 11, 2011. 10:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Stocks Are Rising [View article]
    You typical have extremely wild swings in the market right before significant downturn. The fundamental do not justify the macroeconomic environment.

    The paradigm about the earnings driving the market usually holds true , but when you change the rules ( last April accounting changes on mark-to-market) enabling financial institutions to legally "cook" the books, then you better watch the hell out.

    The systems is slowing become a fools game with outlandish ETF's that are leveraged on the long or short side with skewed betas that facilitate the "house" to win more often than the trader. The algorithms that are controlled by mathematicians the are hired to game the system as well for the "big" boys eventually becoming the equivalent of "SKYNET" controlling the market place. The chartered banks that were once investment banks borrowing from the FED a zero percentage gambling with the "house" money and yours (taxpayers) lending it out to their "buddies" making the maximize spread while the front running all their recommendations on the buys and sells. In other word, they lie! Anyhow, happy trading and invest judiciously.

    By the way, I know what hell I talking about versus the typical trading lemming swing trading his wimpy e-mini or ETF. Don't be putz!
    May 23, 2010. 02:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Even Buffett Makes Mistakes [View article]
    This article is absolutely useless. Need I say more.
    Dec 8, 2009. 11:36 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Buffett Lost His Mind? [View article]
    Pure and simple. Buffett is no dummy when it comes to money. There is no competition in the railroad industry and the existing lines could further serve as real estate for future infrastructure for the potential of high speed lines as well as energy. The intrinsic value coupled with the future value will be a win win.

    I don't see the lonely value investor up their as one of the wealthiest investors in the world.
    Nov 23, 2009. 02:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Careening Towards a Financial Crisis? [View article]
    24 Answers how George W. Bush, Republican congress and his Economic Policies Caused the Mortgage Crisis and This Bad Economy.
    24 Answers how George W. Bush, Republican congress and his Economic Policies Caused the Mortgage Crisis and This Bad Economy.

    1. Fiscal Irresponsibility with tax cuts while trying to fund 4-7 Billion per month for War. You cannot have both. Not surprising coming from a 2.0 GPA MBA student….he would not understand that….

    2. Blocking anti-predatory lending legislation in 2000 enacted by democrats in congress to place additional regulation on mortgage lender and brokers. Repubs said no! Republican Phil Gramm then chairman on the Senate Banking Committee told a group of bankers in 2000…"In the name of predatory lending, we could end denying people with moderate income and limited credit rating the opportunity to borrow money:"…Damn, HINDSIGHT IS BITCH!....

    3. Bush campaigning on the 2000 platform to increase minority housing ownership-This was the initial seed that was planted that eventually bloomed into this debacle.

    4. Democrats continued to introduce bills to regulate the lending practice of Mortgage lenders lead by then senior democrat Barney Frank. Again, Republican dominated congress block such legislation…Damn, they were given a second chance to prevent this sub-prime debacle.

    5. Paul O' Neil, the first Bush Treasury Secretary was castigated for his statements was forced out but come of his economic acumen on tax cuts and war spending. The Bushies fired him…..Read his book the "The Price of Loyalty" written by former Wall Street Journal reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind, the book says Bush's economic policies were irresponsible, Bush was unquestioning and uncurious, and the war in Iraq was planned from the first National Security Council meeting, soon after the administration took office, even though Bush had promised not to engage in nation building during his campaign.

    6. Take two on Treasury Secretaries; Bush nominates John W. Snow as Treasury Secretary on Jan of 2003. He later resigned. No actual reason given. Hmmm... They still cannot get it right...

    7. Take three on Treasury Secretaries, Bush nominated Henry Paulson. Paulson is trying to enact measures and REGULATION (BIGGER GOVERNMENT) that have not been seen since the GREAT DEPRESSION…thought the Tax cut worked….

    8. The dollar continues to drop due the fact that the international smart money is starting to lose faith in the economic viability of the U.S. Supply and demand will dictate they are selling or getting rid of the dollar. The dollar has not risen since his tenure

    9. Light Sweet Crude (OIL) was around $31 dollar a barrel when Bush took office..coincidence or supply or demand..you be the judge... Now, it is over 100….When you have commodity inflation as such with energy price that trickled into to the economy sowing the seeds for CONSUMER inflation. Is your grocery bill higher than it was 8 years ago?...Of course, it is normal business cycle., but the ELEPHANT IN ROOM gave HUGE TAX CUTS AND BREAKS TO THE OIL COMPANIES (his base that supported his election)

    10. A lack of oversight in the Security Exchange Commission. –precursor. You may not understand this next point, but I will state it anyway. The SEC, the organization that oversees and garners the responsibility for federal security legislation over the security markets (stock market etc.)…They did not institute FASB 123 soon enough. FASB 123 basically provided security legislation to make corporation expense stock options. It was done too late. Many corporations later had to report larger than normal losses due to this fact.

    11. Enron-Once the 5th Largest company in the World—many of the executive where huge donor to the Bushies and consult with the bushies on energy before their demise

    12. Speaking of energy consulting, the secret meeting notes of the energy brainstorming session with executives from Enron Cheney never released to the powers that may be. Cheney claimed executive privileges. Total disingenuous policies that could be the smoking gun behind why light sweet crude swimming over $100 a barrel…Can you smell collusion?

    13. Raising the debt ceiling 4 times in 5 years….HOW WOULD LIKE THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY TO INCREASE YOUR CREDIT CARD LIMIT 5 TIMES?...talk about fiscal irresponsibility..9 TRILLION DOLLAR LIMIT.

    14. Spending out of control-SEE 13

    15. A higher than foreclosure market that could have been prevent..SEE 2, 3, 4 above

    16. If the tax cut worked, then why has growth stalled at point 6 basis point last quarter.

    17. Corporate Welfare / borderline socialistic regulatory policies that smell of planned government. (ala Kremlin economics)—i.e. Bear Stern debacle
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    18. Two recessions so far

    19. Irresponsible stimulus package

    20. Redefining the rules of capitalism

    21. Feeding the American public on the bullshit on the American economy is the envy of the world

    22. The Government requiring Fannie and Freddie to fund more loans for low-income people, but lets them do so by buying sub-prime mortgage-DAMN, Hindsight is a BITCH compliments of the Bushies…..

    23. the corporate socialist practice of bailing out the banks (e.g. Bear Stern, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac etc...) privatizing profits and socializing risk

    24. Changing the rules on market protocols...picking battle to support their own agenda ( naked shorting , shorting..ETC)



    Aug 6, 2008. 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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