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  • Futures off 1% on Russian aggression [View news story]
    Buying opportunity of what? A market near all time highs with little overall earnings growth and economic figures getting revised down?

    No thanks.
    Mar 2 09:02 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Job gains of 175K beat forecasts; UE rate up to 6.7% [View news story]
    It's all about the spin.

    Headline from CNN: Economy added 175,000 jobs in February, more than the 150,000 experts had expected. Jobless rate rose slightly to 6.7% from 6.6%.

    Fox News: FEBRUARY JOBLESS RATE CLIMBS TO 6.7 PERCENT DESPITE HIGHER-THAN-EXPECTED INCREASE IN JOBS GROWTH
    Mar 7 08:58 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's (TSLA) a short says Barron's Bill Alpert in a cover story which rehashes familiar arguments, but notes the shares - recently essentially unborrowable - can now be had for a single-digit interest rate. Perhaps the most interesting part of the story is Elon Musk hanging up on Bill Alpert during an interview for the piece: "I have no interest in an article that debates what we consider to be an obvious point - which is that there is a dramatic reduction in battery costs ... I am terminating this interview." [View news story]
    In the immediate future TSLA might be a short, but I would never bet against someone like Musk in the long term.
    Jun 8 09:32 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama's climate plan was mostly upbeat for natural gas (GAZ, UNG), and shares of gas companies such as Chesapeake (CHK) and Cabot (COG) rose. But included in the fine print is an "interagency methane strategy" that could prompt new regulations after closer looks at the scope of leaks from gas wells, pipelines and plants. Methane, a key gas component, is 25x as potent a greenhouse gas as carbon dioxide. [View news story]
    Cows produce as much green house pollutants as cars.

    http://tinyurl.com/pr2...

    Eat-Mor-Chikin
    Jun 29 09:16 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wind And Solar Share Fatal Flaws: Politics And Variability Of Output [View article]
    Wow this is an investing website, not NationalReview.com

    Bias alert, bias alert! This guy has no clue. None.

    I agree with a previous poster. This is basically a backwards looking articles that rehashes the same old right wing talking points about renewable energy.
    Apr 4 09:08 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paul Ryan: Ideas for reducing poverty [View news story]
    Best idea in Ryan's list is government funding for job training.

    Get people skills they need to get a decent job. We are constantly hearing from companies that there aren't enough skilled workers to fill jobs.

    I think this is a great idea and should be liked on both sides of the aisle.
    Jan 26 10:37 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big beat on jobs with gain of 204K [View news story]
    Ok so in our backwards world this is bad news for the markets, correct?
    Nov 8 08:34 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wind And Solar Share Fatal Flaws: Politics And Variability Of Output [View article]
    I never said anything about W and his policies. Agreed it was Bush that put the current renewables loan guarantee program in place, but Obama has abused it.

    My point is this article reads as if it were posted on NR, Townhall, or any other righty website. Just political garbage, not investing information.
    Apr 4 09:48 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • May Nonfarm Payrolls: +175K vs. consensus +170K, 149K previous (revised from +165K). Unemployment rate 7.6% vs. consensus 7.5%, 7.5% previous. [View news story]
    well better keep that printing press going.

    This "recovery" is a paper recovery good only to benefit those that are playing in the market. Corporate EPS are at record highs because it's cheap to borrow money to buy back shares.

    Feel sorry for all the folks looking for good jobs in order to move up the socioeconomic ladder. They just don't exist.
    Jun 7 08:35 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With their healthcare costs ballooning, many companies have started to penalize fat employees with regards to healthcare coverage, raising all sorts of legal, privacy and discrimination questions. Michelin North America, for example, plans to cut healthcare credits for staff who fail to meet requirement for waistline and other metrics, and don't sign up to health programs. Other companies making similar moves include Mohawk (MHK), CVS and Honeywell (HON). [View news story]
    Honestly I have no problem with this but I can see how some people would play the discrimination card.

    A better idea would be for companies to require individuals under an employer sponsored health insurance plan to have 1-2 month "sabbatical" from their normal costs and co-pays and have to pay all costs as if the company plan didn't exist.

    At that point maybe people will realize how their personal life decisions relates to overall healthcare costs.
    Apr 7 09:16 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil is set to fall by 30% this year, says Levitt Capital's Robert Levitt. The impact of increased shale oil supplies have been drastically underestimated by the markets, Levitt says. This increase, when combined with the resolution of pipeline transportation issues, should ease upward pressure on oil prices. "Once we have all these issues straightened out, the price of oil is going to come down and that will be a great boom for the global economy." [View news story]
    So this means we don't need Keystone XL right?

    How long before Faux News network spins this as bad for the economy so they get blame Obama?

    Sorry couldn't help myself.
    Feb 15 09:04 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Futures decide jobs number will be a pleasing one [View news story]
    So that means the job numbers will be bad?
    Dec 6 07:19 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • August Nonfarm Payrolls misses estimates [View news story]
    holy smokes that is a huge revision! and how does the headline rate keep going down.

    This definitely should not signal an end to QE.
    Sep 6 08:33 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Job gains of 175K beat forecasts; UE rate up to 6.7% [View news story]
    Land,

    I have no idea and I'm not endorsing any particular position. I just think it's interesting how different media outlets spin things.
    Mar 7 09:18 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are energy execs turning green? CERAWeek comments indicate they are [View news story]
    The pineapple analogy is laughable.

    At one point last summer Germany has it's entire power load requirement taken up by renewable energy. How can that be a bad thing?
    Mar 6 09:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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