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  • Alibaba: An Opportunity Or The Opportunity [View article]
    China Hot herd instinct in play now, bull run is dangerous for anyone standing on its way....
    Sep 19 12:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alibaba: An Opportunity Or The Opportunity [View article]
    Skies are ALL CLEAR, charge ahead FULL STEAM now, buy up everything in sight NOW!
    Sep 19 10:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC statement and projections lean hawkish [View news story]
    Another way of putting it in usual jargon: "...This is part of management".
    Sep 17 11:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rhetoric turning hysterical ahead of Scottish vote [View news story]
    Indeed, the Scots had touted such a scientific giant as the pioneer of electrodynamics, who was voted as history's most prominent electrical engineer by the IEEE membership, inventor of the Kelvin degree, inventor of radar, inventor of television, inventor of the steam engine, whilst Edinburgh preceded London to grant M.B.,B.S. degrees, and fellowships as FRCP(Edin.), FRCP(Glas.) are considered even more prestigious than FRCP(Lond.).
    Sep 14 05:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rhetoric turning hysterical ahead of Scottish vote [View news story]
    Former prime minister Lee Kwan Yew should be credited with the foresight and wisdom of leaving the Malaysian Union in 1963 to have Singapore becoming an independent country. I remember attending his pep talk in Vancouver, British Columbia in the summer of 1967 when he was passing by at the University.

    He said, "..It is what is up here in your head (pointing at his head) that counts, not underneath your foot..."! Forty-Five (45) years later, the record speaks for itself, going it alone, making it out by itself, indeed freeing Singapore to accomplishing its stellar status today as the World's Number One Most Competitive Country.

    One should not discount Scotland's resolve to going it alone. The Scottish people have proven to be one of the most innovative, inventive, and productive scientific and technological thinkers and power houses in history.

    "There is Nothing to Fear except for Fear Itself". Sure there will be pain, and initial adjustments, but there would be no gain without pain, and a price to be paid.
    Sep 13 10:05 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rhetoric turning hysterical ahead of Scottish vote [View news story]
    Michael, I could not agree with you more.
    Sep 12 11:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rhetoric turning hysterical ahead of Scottish vote [View news story]
    A 'Yes' vote would be like a Bazooka, extremely devastating and decimating, with its effects felt reverberating worldwide, epic unprecedented and unthinkable....
    Sep 12 06:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: EU Places New Sanctions On Russia, U.S. To Follow [View article]
    This thing looks and sounds more like becoming a full-fledged 'Trade War' if you look behind the skins.........Ominous!
    Sep 12 10:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: RBS, Lloyds To Leave For England If Scots Vote For Independence [View article]
    Everything will come back to haunt you if you are not careful with what you sowed. Here below is a true story, please read carefully.

    I was a high school student in a parochial Episcopal All Boys' High School several decades ago. At that time the school was 'supposedly' elitist
    and staffed Brits from mostly Oxbridge types, you know, MA (Oxon.), MA(Cantab.), etc. One day in a history class the teacher was the senior master (2nd in command next to the Headmaster), and he was an MA from Oxford's Oriel College.

    I recalled he said something like this: "...Aye, boy, your given name is Ross, that is a Scottish name...But I don't know why the English (as he is English) people have to be mixed up with the Scots...The Scots are the Scots and the English are the English, they are separate entities..."

    Oh, man, how separate, decades later it comes back to haunt you....

    Remember, for whatever ye sowed, so SHALL ye reap.
    Sep 11 11:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Home Depot Confirms Payment Systems Breach [View article]
    Instead of "Despair & Inertia", what about "Nightmare & Hell"? More appropriate, huh?
    Sep 9 01:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Home Depot Confirms Payment Systems Breach [View article]
    The Kurds are being armed; after the dusts are settled, they would be nuts to giving up their arms. So in effect, Iraq has already been divided into three separate autonomous countries, namely, Kurd Iraq, Sunnis Iraq, and Shiite Southern Iraq, which by the way, is akin to going back to 'Square One' after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. The old saying is ominously fulfilled, 'Nation Boundaries Seldom Changed'!

    Except the West had poured in Trillions and Thousands of lives, (again). Never Learned.
    Sep 9 11:19 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QE3's Ominous End Looms For Stock Markets [View article]

    Sure thing, QE4 will be a sure-in, like we often heard this many times from our bosses at the office, "..Aye, we changed our mind. It is just part of management..."; all pretty standard practice anyway.
    Sep 7 11:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • George Soros Is Betting Against The Market And Why Investors Should Take Notice [View article]
    Putin's background as a military intelligence officer, plus an avid Karate fighter and a close buddy with Steven, presents a perfect menace to the West. Indeed, he is now looking more and more akin to the New Napoleon of the 21st Century...........
    Sep 7 10:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swimming With Sharks: A Portfolio Strategy For The Individual Investor [View article]
    Investing is hard, and successful investing by an individual investor is even harder in my books. I find it harder than obtaining a PhD in engineering from M.I.T.

    One would find himself in the dark, one day the finance news saying buy now as the DOW is shortly likely going to 20,000 by year's end, and the next day another news saying that a big crash is imminent.

    One just wouldn't know who to believe.

    Seeking so-called professional help wouldn't give much cozy feeling either. Talking to a few so-called blue-ribbon advisers one gets the feeling that they invariably would require your money in their pouch first to be at their disposal. Which is contrary to the norm when we purchase a service or product we always pay in full only on satisfactory delivery or completion.

    It is US Open Tennis time and it makes me think investing by a lone individual investor would be similar to an amateur playing with the top seeds in Arthur Ashe Stadium....

    Oh well, of course, the market is made up of humans, and humans are so complex, billions and billions of nerves, organs, hormones, enzymes, blood, tissues, pathways, catalysts, minerals, vitamins, etc., etc....

    Enough sad.
    Sep 7 12:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QE3's Ominous End Looms For Stock Markets [View article]

    The history books tell us that when such great leaders as the Trajan and Hadrian emerged, Rome as described by one eminent British historian was having its 'happiest days ever'. This Dynamic and Magnificent Duo brought 43 years of continuous unprecedented peace, stability, and prosperity to the Roman Empire reaching its zenith and maximum expanse.
    Hadrian, in particular, was wise, just, a strong administrator, statesman, poet, architect, general, strategic and tactical war fighter, and far-sighted to avoid advancing beyond Persia, using the countries in between as a buffer. Even IBM today created the Tivoli suite to commemorate his villa in Tivoli, Italy, the reflecting pond conveying the tranquility of the Empire reverberating for hundreds of years.

    It is safe to observe that our so-called leaders today paled miserably when compared to such giants.

    Such leaders must appear in the darkest hours of the morning; it is an illusion now, but it must come soon somehow someday. Amen and Amen.
    Sep 6 10:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment