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  • Carl Icahn looks to be out for blood, disclosing late today that he's bought 14M shares, representing a 13% stake in battered Herbalife (HLF). According to the SEC filing, Icahn claims to "have conducted significant analysis," and "concluded that the company has a legitimate business model, with favorable long-term opportunities for growth." The disclosure further adds that he intends to have discussions with management regarding the business and strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value, such as a recapitalization or going-private. Shares +20% AH. [View news story]
    The house needs to make money, akin to a casino offering insurance on black jack. I don't know about shorts but futures, and options, have existed since the times of greek lore.
    Feb 23 06:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 20 Signs The U.S. Economy Is Heading For Big Trouble In The Months Ahead [View article]
    haahaha very funny.
    Feb 22 02:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 20 Signs The U.S. Economy Is Heading For Big Trouble In The Months Ahead [View article]
    Under the "share article" after the article is this:
    Comments (258) Track new comments on this article

    And there's a check box you can click on that will stop new comments showing up on your message board deal.
    Feb 22 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Casino stocks prove as skittish as ever to Macau-related news, this time dipping with Asian markets weak on the day and a NYT article highlighting the threat of a new gambling mecca in the Hainan region of China. Decliners: MGM -3.2%, MPEL -3.5%, WYNN -2.3%, LVS -2.8%[View news story]
    You're saying that they, casino operators, knew about the Hainan becoming a gambling mecca? Or HAL?
    Feb 21 09:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 20 Signs The U.S. Economy Is Heading For Big Trouble In The Months Ahead [View article]
    I know this is off the subject, but did anyone of you folks know about Saddam wanting to trade on a non-us dollar? In the early 2000s he was telling other middle east countries about his idea which would add more value to oil. And shortly afterwards Iraq was invaded. I received this source from Time magazine back before the Iraq invasion.

    What I find very peculiar is Gaddafi was harking the same idea! No JOKE! This time it was going to be muslim nations and Africa. I discovered Gaddafi's idea earlier this week and it just dawned on me that Saddam was doing this as well. This article too helped me correlate the two issues. Because Time magazine was reporting that if it were to happen the US dollar would tank. I don't remember what Time issue it was in but I remember it being before 2001ish. It was during the time when the Euro was higher than the dollar.

    bing or google: Gaddafi's golden oil plan. He was going to unite Africa under one currency that would challenge the euro and dollar with gold. And get this his operation was bombed! I don't find it a coincidence. And he was going through this idea before his country was invaded, both of them!
    http://bit.ly/YftNSK
    Feb 21 09:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 20 Signs The U.S. Economy Is Heading For Big Trouble In The Months Ahead [View article]
    yeah, I know what you mean. We are still importing more oil than producing. And all oil is traded on the market. What we pay is due to the spot prices of oil. I read an answer to what you're thinking and I can't remember it clearly. I'll have to get back to you on that.
    Feb 21 08:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 20 Signs The U.S. Economy Is Heading For Big Trouble In The Months Ahead [View article]
    As long as we have farmers and oil we'll be good. America is posed to be a major oil producer. And may defunct the OPEC nations.

    The decline in sales of cell phones may be due a cycle. The Revel casino shouldn't have been your number 4 reason, if it was ranked from high to low. And in any case, it was built on a desperate idea. If people in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York can go to American Indian casinos or State casinos, like the new casino in New York, then they will go there and save gas money. In short, the east coast is saturated with casinos and I say each the casinos will cannibalize each other for their profit--the market is only going to grow so much.

    As for the FED not being able to pay interest on the debt, and gov. printing, over spending, I don't know. Just last week I was reading "Japan is in a race to devalue it currency" and I don't really understand because I didn't read all of it and don't care. Hey, maybe nafta is the culprit. ( I'm joking)
    Author, can you give a list of the companies that are selling their common shares. And it is at an alarming rate, normal, minimal?
    Feb 21 02:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Buffett Got This Wrong? - Why IBM Does Not Appear To Be A Good Fit In The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio [View article]
    I believe 'franchise' business can benefit in share value outside of their so called book value, e.g., Nike, McDonald's, because of their large economic moat. Just look at Amazon, I wouldn't touch it worth a darn due to its P/E value, but the ticker keeps on chugging.
    Feb 21 02:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Buffett Got This Wrong? - Why IBM Does Not Appear To Be A Good Fit In The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio [View article]
    Buffett also said IBM is more of a service company than a tech company, eg, helping foreign governments better manage their affairs. And he said something along the lines that people, and corps., usually stick with the same supplier after buying their product such as IBM's products. And if you guys don't know IBM has been buying back their common shares for the past decade.
    Feb 21 02:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The War On Coal: Sell Arch Coal [View article]
    Snow storms in the mid-west folks
    Feb 21 01:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arch Coal Is A Long-Term Buy To Play A Coal Rebound [View article]
    George Soros bought 2594200 shares of arch in Q4 '12. At a value of 16 mil. T. Boone is still holding and is unchanged from last Q of 237700. From reading info about Carl Icahn, most of these elites buy the bulk of their investments in futures and options.
    Feb 16 08:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Things Leucadia Can Do To Improve [View article]
    http://bloom.bg/XXyJf7

    If anyone wants to hear news about Jefferies. You should give it up to this company as they're not under the gov. arms and are the only investment bank on the block. Just over a year ago analysts were giving jef a sell due to its european debt exposure and handler handle it smoothly. If you watch the video you'll see the people talk about his salary and bonuses. From gurufocus you also find Ian's been buying shares outside of leucadia. Maybe to vote for the merger?
    Feb 16 08:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T. Boone Pickens' Oil Dividend Plays [View article]
    T. Boone has been in Oxy before, a couple of qrts. ago no? Hal is play on NG as they sell the equipment.
    Feb 16 07:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tracking David Einhorn's Portfolio - Q4 2012 Update [View article]
    Wh--at...he liquidated his knight capital group? Not even holding it for 1 qrt?
    Feb 16 06:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Heinz Needs Faster Global Growth And Better Margins To Justify $28 Billion Acquisition Price [View article]
    I believe your analysis is wrong!
    Feb 15 05:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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