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  • Amazon.com misses by $0.21, misses on revenue [View news story]
    Don't forget 20 years ago this was only a $30 stock. Long downhill to go?
    Oct 23 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM adds to losses as Street digests Q3 report [View news story]
    @Just Some Guy

    Obviously I am way behind time as an oldie and senior.

    $25 sounds about right; I would consider throwing in a few bucks then.

    Best to all!
    Oct 21 12:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM adds to losses as Street digests Q3 report [View news story]
    @Momintin

    I read your link. I understand your viewpoint. Thanks! Ms. Gini certainly has a challenging job on hand.

    To the best of my limited and perhaps obsolete technical knowledge (and I'm now retired after 40 years as an engineer), IBM is best known for hardware skills than soft; correct me if I'm wrong); its culture is stoic ingrained akin to the federal government establishment mentality.

    I would recall in my post-college days IBM was reputed to recruit only fresh college graduates so reportedly they could better 'control' their thinking and loyalty, so much so that they consider experienced applicants as 'second hand'!

    The culture might have changed but it would be naïve to thinking that any change would be easy. I once recall a conversation with one of my colleagues, who remarked, "...My Dad has a PhD in Physics and he works for IBM as a semiconductor scientist...No one quits at IBM!..."
    Oct 21 12:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM adds to losses as Street digests Q3 report [View news story]
    Semiconductor scientists at IBM Research Division used to think that they have a gold-plated iron-clad bullet-proof lifetime cushy and prestigious job.

    Things are certainly changing, for the worse, unfortunately. It seems unlikely to expecting any more Physics Nobel Prize winners from this shop. Some say that the provision of a freewheeling toy-playing and hobby-like working environment is essential for discovery and innovation. The new jettisoned company sounds more like a nickel-and-dime high-strung hard-nosed parent under the scrutiny of Wall Street.

    Come to think about it, this 'Wonder Boy' often had me scratching my head. In the 90's the stock price dropped as low as the high $30's, but mysteriously shot up to over $200 of late, with an almost vertical trajectory which is suspect.

    Could anyone here enlighten me why the euphoria? Please?
    Oct 21 11:21 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM to make 'major announcement,' release earnings Monday morning [View news story]
    "Buy AMD" is unlikely as it was earlier reported that IBM wants to exit their semi-conductor R&D business.
    Oct 19 09:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Timing Report: 10-20% Correction Due To Extreme Sentiment And Leverage [View article]
    Michael,

    Thanks for the illuminating response. Just want you to be careful out there with potential shorting, which I subscribe but the timing though, is not quite ripe yet. Why? The Infidels had gone so far and so wide for 6 and 3/4 years indicating that there is nothing that they 'won't do' to preventing a whole scale epic plunge, akin to exhausting the last bullet at Alamo!

    Take care, Michael, don't go all in shorting now. You see, market drops with restraint, but rallies fast and furious, discounting all bad news and amplifying good news. Worldwide conspiracy is hard AT WORK non-stopped.
    Oct 19 02:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Timing Report: 10-20% Correction Due To Extreme Sentiment And Leverage [View article]
    Today Canada is a mere US vassal, but Annexation someday soon would become unavoidable, akin to Russian's Annexation of Crimea. Some say that it should have happened in 1921 at the Washington Conference, and now belated, albeit late but coming. The 10 Provinces and 3 Territories would likely be given a 10-year 'Probationary Period" before full merger and citizenship be granted --- A Tide of History in Play...

    The next targets of Annexation are the UK, Austrailia, and New Zealand though.
    Oct 19 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks rally after sharp losses earlier this week [View news story]
    Yup, for sure Bulls are back, as obviously as guessed as QE4 would be ready for launch as a Vertical Launch Missile (VLM) M-4, on-deck the cruiser now.

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Praise the Lord!
    Oct 18 03:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Major Stock Market Selloff Looms As The Fed's QE3 Ends [View article]
    Michael,

    My 'Seven' postulation seems to be coming true given the latest precipitous drop in the market. If indeed it the bear market had already started, could you explain why it seemingly came in about 1 to 2 months early?
    Oct 16 03:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Black Monday The 13th? A Sequel? [View article]
    I especially like the quote of one famous analyst below:

    "The market reminds me of being in a twilight zone; we know it is raining hard out there, yet, when you step out of the house and into the outside, wow, it is bright and sunny..."
    Oct 13 07:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Timing Report: 10-20% Correction Due To Extreme Sentiment And Leverage [View article]
    @trutta

    You put it well.
    Oct 11 05:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Timing Report: 10-20% Correction Due To Extreme Sentiment And Leverage [View article]
    This is my personal intuitive view only.

    The precipitous drop in the past week is certainly a sign of the Harbinger of things to come, but I don't believe that was the 'It', meaning the start of either a 'crash' or a so-called 'bear market'. For one thing, the manipulators are not quite done yet, and the 'invisible hand behind (the Fed)' is widely anticipated to jumping in and 'save the day'.

    Shorts are therefore advised to treading cautiously.
    Oct 11 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On the hour [View news story]
    I believe QE4 is now on the deck. Get ready for 'life-off' of stocks, and bonds too, soon! Hooray, whoa!
    Oct 9 01:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed minutes show concerns that "considerable time" could be misunderstood [View news story]
    As I postulated here many times before, the talk of raising rates is only a smoke screen. ZIRP would be there till Kingdom come
    Oct 8 06:54 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did GT Advanced Technologies Mislead Investors? [View article]
    Well, Wall Street normally hires prospectus writers to composing those half-an-inch thick booklets, buried wherein you would find a paragraph section named: "Risk Factors".


    If GTAT had done so, they would be off-the-hook; simply put, "You've Been Told"!

    If not, then they are in deep water.
    Oct 7 06:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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