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  • Verizon And Amazon.com Have This One Thing In Common [View article]
    @Common Sense Yup. VZ net after tax $9.9B. Amazon AWS revenue $6B.
    Apples and turds comparison.
    May 26, 2015. 07:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Productivity Is Less Than 25% Of Its Peers [View article]
    @davewmart Because only the elites can indulge their ill-informed green fantasies with Tesla ownership, the success of Tesla must necessarily precede the inevitable triumph of the proletariat.
    Before the Teslazombies shuffle forward muttering "Model 3, Model 3"-a $35k+ car is not a prole mobile. Look it up.
    May 6, 2015. 03:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM: Why Now Is The Time To Buy [View article]
    @duke Good point. Trading equity for debt by buying back shares with borrowed money doesn't make much sense to me, unless you can get Apple like interest rates on your bond offerings.
    Apr 30, 2015. 07:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM: Why Now Is The Time To Buy [View article]
    @cutthroat The reason the stock price is under $5 is that there are 5.5 billion shares outstanding. Then there's that $4.5 billion of debt ($0.81/share). Share buybacks are nice, but when it's done almost entirely with debt, not so much. $5/share would have the SIRI enterprise value sailing past the ever-so-bubbly Netflix, and that just does not seem right.
    Apr 30, 2015. 07:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When It Comes To Tesla, Read Between The Lines [View article]
    @Nice Plus you can't buy a Model X Tesla for any price in the immediate future, as they are currently not being produced.
    Apr 24, 2015. 12:56 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: A Big Move [View article]
    @jazz
    Oh boy!..... "The Dividend is Safe". Again.
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is General Electric Finally Getting Some Respect? [View article]
    The future is good. The past is bad.
    I wish I hadn't sold my crystal ball at a yard sale. Who knew that the future was coming? Not me. I should have read the crystal ball instructions.
    Apr 9, 2015. 08:02 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has General Electric Hit A Snag? [View article]
    @Author The dividend yield and the stock price are subject to the mysterious whims of the stock market. The revenue collected and profit reaped from that revenue are much more under control of company management.
    All of GE's buying and selling, their turn around strategies, their synergies, and blah, blah, blah lip service has resulted in in 1/3 less revenue and 1/3 less profit than before the great recession. Seven years and all of the contortions by GE, and they still can't pull up their sox and get close to where they were. So can we just put the poor revenue and profits to rest too? Pretty smarmy of you, if you ask me.
    How about jumping on all the posters who bought for $6 in 2009? I don't here any grumbling about their rear view mirrors.
    Mar 31, 2015. 10:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors downgraded by CLSA on short-term concerns [View news story]
    @whos My bad. I couldn't find a relevant post from any "rons". That makes sense. No, I don't follow Randy Carlson. I'm not into batteries, but there has been a lot of research into economical energy storage over the years, and I think that anybody that thinks that there will be some kind of Moore's law improvement in batteries or costs is going to be disappointed.
    Mar 30, 2015. 12:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: Fair Value Of $38+ And Dividend Yield Approaching 4% Make An Investment In GE A No-Brainer [View article]
    @mayo Don't forget T's pitiful 5.7%.
    Mar 29, 2015. 11:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: Fair Value Of $38+ And Dividend Yield Approaching 4% Make An Investment In GE A No-Brainer [View article]
    @baddebt I agree. Kicking GE Capital to the curb is a popular panacea, as the unit caused great pain when risky lending schemes collapsed the sector. Finance has traditionally been a good business, and it may return to that status. GE as a great and wonderful industrial powerhouse is an attractive image, but money can be made by pushing money, especially other people's money, around.
    I fear that GE may be fighting the last war with shedding so much of GE Capital. The "last war" isn't referring to a final conflict, but a common criticism of generals applying tactics from the last war to a new and different war.
    Mar 29, 2015. 11:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Forget Range Anxiety, What About Investor Anxiety? [View article]
    @Drewstefer
    20)Repeated temporal anomalies. (Ask Cecil or Spock)
    Mar 29, 2015. 10:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors downgraded by CLSA on short-term concerns [View news story]
    @Whos The useable space in any array of cylinders is identical-78.54%(pi/4), when the cylinders are stacked in checkerboard fashion with vertical and horizontal centerlines aligned. I'm not that curious as to what the space utilization is with the cylinders staggered with the centerlines of one row lined up with the tangent of the adjoining row, but obviously the proportions of useable to wasted space remain identical without regard to cell size.
    Be careful with that "making a fool of yourself" business. You'll poke your eye out.
    Mar 29, 2015. 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Mercedes Price Its Plug-In Hybrid Midsize Sedan So Low To Embarrass Tesla? [View article]
    @Dave
    Barring yet another smooth economy disrupting move by the government, oil will gradually rise in price. There will be plenty of time to step out of the way, IMO. No overnight "flipping the switch" to outrageous gas prices will happen, just a measured shift in the supply and demand curve intersection as the supply curve wanders upward. Mr. market at work.
    Nope, I'm not going into the oil equivalent of a "prepper" survivalist bunker, rushing out to buy a shiny new BEV to avoid the coming oil apocalypse.
    I don't see how the manufacturers problems switching from ICE to batteries affects me. Not my problem. I'll base my car buying decisions on price and personal utility, as always. Chill.
    Mar 24, 2015. 09:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Mercedes Price Its Plug-In Hybrid Midsize Sedan So Low To Embarrass Tesla? [View article]
    @Dave
    ".. and when there is no more cheap and easy oil to pump - what then?"

    Then I'll buy an electric car. They'll still be making them in the future, won't they? When the economics dictate, and I don't have to spend cubic hours recharging on a road trip, sign me up.

    I see no advantage in buying now. Hey, just the model 3 will be cheaper, faster, have better range, and be much better looking than anything else on the market. In another decade or two, you should be able to buy an electric that makes sense financially.
    Mar 24, 2015. 03:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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