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  • Video games sales off 15% at physical retailers in July [View news story]
    Let's not forget that all games can be purchased directly to your hard drive from sources that this channel doesn't include (Steam, xbox & playstation marketplaces).
    Aug 15 09:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Walgreen backs away from inversion; stock dives 6.5% [View news story]
    Wasn't this the same company that said they weren't going to sell tobacco products anymore?
    Aug 5 03:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Aetna beats by $0.09, beats on revenue [View news story]
    So their earnings beat is attributable to an extra month of Coventry contribution, their margins decreased by 9.5% Y-o-Y and their effective tax rate went from 37% to 41% because of Obamacare. Am I missing anything else important?
    Jul 29 07:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman's Cohn: "Abnormal" lack of action in markets [View news story]
    In my mind your logic doesn't hold. If GS had a way to make 2%/month in a sideways market selling options (just as a "for instance", there's lots of ways to make money in a range bound market) you're telling me they couldn't talk their clients into trading that way and generating revenues from it? If I was a GS client I would jump at the chance to generate alpha based on what their prop guys were doing.
    May 29 08:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman's Cohn: "Abnormal" lack of action in markets [View news story]
    I'm stunned there isn't even one post on this! GS can make money on a sideways market as easily as they can on a volatile one if they chose, except they misjudged the situation.
    May 28 11:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Reason Apple Is Acquiring Beats For $3.2B - Part 1 [View article]
    Eldrake - to follow up on your thoughts, I was surprised by this Beats rumor because I always thought AAPL would just buy CRUS (whom they have a ton of joint IP with) and use that technology to create their own awesome audio-wearables. CRUS's market cap is only 1.3b and their enterprise value is listed at 1.1b, seems like a much better fit and more in line with previous AAPL aquisitions - unlike this Beats talk. But what do I know.
    May 20 09:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RadioShack closes near all-time low, analyst says "the ship is sinking" [View news story]
    Amazon and Ebay kill another one. There's more of this to come.
    May 9 08:00 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cirrus Logic buying audio chipmaker Wolfson for $467M [View news story]
    Wonder if Cirrus is considering making a Pfizer-type tax move with this purchase?
    Apr 29 08:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD +6% AH on Q1 beat, Q2 guidance, GPU strength [View news story]
    Looks like the turnaround is on track in a meaningful way.
    Apr 17 05:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The rise of GMO corn has cost grain companies $427M, report says [View news story]
    One more thing, we don't have our corn supply separated into GMO and non-GMO "buckets". We sell GMO corn to the world (of course there are guys that have IP programs but they are niche players). If the chinese want to eat our grain they will have to buy GMO. If I was a grain trader today (was for many years) I'd sell them FOB the PNW and let them worry about their govt inspectors at destination. But what do I know.
    Apr 11 06:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The rise of GMO corn has cost grain companies $427M, report says [View news story]
    "hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to farmers", what??? What was corn yielding before RoundUp Ready? Not to mention the fact that the "farmer" isn't selling to these export markets, Cargill and ADM are. Trade off this mis-information at your own peril.
    Apr 11 06:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD Could Beat Earnings Estimates [View article]
    Has anyone else noticed that Dell switched their Alienware GPU from AMD to Nvidia? I bought one of their laptops in Feb with an R9 and now when I look at the specs for the A17s their GPU shows as Nvidia. Maybe that's already been discussed and I missed it.
    Apr 10 12:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oklahoma seeing surge in earthquakes near fracking sites [View news story]
    Anybody remember the Futurama episode where the planet was mined hollow for dark matter and then collapses. That's the ludicrous mental image I feel these types of meme's are trying to portray. Instead of the sky falling its the earth, scary stuff (sarcasm intended).
    Apr 10 11:00 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rackspace rallies following acquisition chatter [View news story]
    Who in their right minds would want to buy RAX? They have to know they will be going up against GOOG, AMZN & MSFT in the cloud/server space. I'll believe it when I see it.
    Apr 4 01:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nikkei: Apple looking to buy 55% stake in LCD chip supplier for ¥50B [View news story]
    Maybe Cirrus is next . . . Just buy all the companies that supply them
    Apr 1 08:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment