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  • Withholding Tax Rates By Country For Foreign Stock Dividends [View article]
    Thanks, very helpful.
    Jan 24, 2011. 10:12 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Oil Poised for Significant Breakout: Ways to Play [View article]
    Thanks for the article Kenneth and I hope it's not your last post here at SA.
    Jan 18, 2011. 09:38 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Is Cheap: Prove Me Wrong [View article]
    Thanks for the post. I know people who have retired because they bought and held on to Microsoft., unfortunately I am not one of that number.
    Jan 15, 2011. 10:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will the Tea Party Congress Bring Recovery? [View article]
    I vote for PaulTD.
    Jan 8, 2011. 06:16 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will the Tea Party Congress Bring Recovery? [View article]
    or want to stay in office!
    Jan 8, 2011. 06:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ahead of key contract negotiations with (still?) Big Three automakers GM, Ford (F) and Chrysler (FIATY.PK), auto workers union chief Bob King says union members' sacrifices ($7K-30K in concessions each since 2005) were central to the industry's turnaround, and they deserve to share in its success.  [View news story]
    If the company is making a decent profit the workers should share to some extent. The problem is that one quarter of decent earnings after the mess the industry suffered is not the time for management to negotiate with the Unions. That happens when there are lots of jobs that offer like rewards and the company needs to offer a salary and benefit package to keep workers but that's not the case and may not be for the foreseeable future.
    Jan 5, 2011. 12:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ahead of key contract negotiations with (still?) Big Three automakers GM, Ford (F) and Chrysler (FIATY.PK), auto workers union chief Bob King says union members' sacrifices ($7K-30K in concessions each since 2005) were central to the industry's turnaround, and they deserve to share in its success.  [View news story]
    OK, so this is a chance for management to say "no". The Union can ask for the moon and if they get it then we, the investor knows that nothing was learned from the carnage of the last couple of years in the US auto industry and its time to find another investment.
    Jan 5, 2011. 12:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China Lights, Global Floods, Australian Coal [View article]
    Ha!, I thought I was the only one left standing that has read that book.
    Jan 5, 2011. 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Lights, Global Floods, Australian Coal [View article]
    Well said Gaucho
    Jan 5, 2011. 11:10 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the Sizzling Copper Market About to Cool Off? [View article]
    Good comments, still I think we will have to agree to disagree.
    Thanks
    Dec 30, 2010. 08:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the Sizzling Copper Market About to Cool Off? [View article]
    Yes, I remember they had to sell some of their oil assets to cover the margin calls but my point is that the exchange changed the rules. We all make investments and speculations assuming that there are some kind of rules that wont change and that just because I am making a ton of money cornering the silver market using leverage and those who use silver industrially and as jeweler's shouldn't be able to squawk enough to make the Government agency change the rule to benefit them or the Government. So will the Government change the rules if GS wants to corner the Silver or copper market? My gut reaction is "hell no"!
    Dec 29, 2010. 09:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the Sizzling Copper Market About to Cool Off? [View article]
    I have no idea where copper prices will be tomorrow, a week or a month from now however I want to address the analogy to the Hunt brothers corner on the silver market. It was still illegal to own gold other than numismatic coins by citizens so starting in 1973 the Hunts went after silver at $1.95/oz and by 1979 they had more than half of the deliverable silver under their control. Silver peaked at $54 an ounce in 1980. So what happened? Forty years ago, the New York Metals Market and the Federal Reserve weren't yet in the pockets of those it sought to regulate.
    The New York Metals Market changed the rules by placing sharp restrictions on the speculative purchases of silver contracts on margin, and silver prices began to slide. Then on Thursday, March 27, 1980, silver crashed — falling 50% in one day from $21.62 to $10.80. One brokerage house issued a million dollar margin call on the Hunts. There was no bubble as implied in this article, the exchange changed the rules and screwed the Hunts to appease the Tiffany an Co(s) of this world.
    Dec 29, 2010. 07:14 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Now a Good Time to Buy Stocks? [View article]
    Maybe the cautious traders here at SA are keeping in mind the recent "near and real" bank failures but the American public and, on the whole investors have forgotten. Shortsightedness is an American tradition or maybe a curse so IMHO bank stocks will do fine in 2011. There will be the occasional revelation of foul play but no one is listening anymore.
    Dec 24, 2010. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emerging Markets: Soaring Auto Sales a Boon for Infrastructure Companies [View article]
    OK, I stand corrected. It doesn't mention anything about their international exposure on their MSN money bio.
    Thanks.
    Dec 23, 2010. 09:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pulling the Plug on Best Buy, 3 Yield Ideas for the Week [View article]
    OMG, I hope your correct, after BBY plunged and then seemed to level off a bit I sold a 34 put which aint lookin so hot right now.
    Thanks Yieldpig for another entertaining post.
    Dec 23, 2010. 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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