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  • Is VIX Too Low? And Where Do Volatility ETPs Go From Here? [View article]
    Selling volatility now is akin to insuring against risk. If you have the means of an insurance company, be my guest. Otherwise it seems awfully haughty at these depressed levels.
    Aug 4, 2013. 05:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • TIPS Get Hammered In Second Quarter [View article]
    Thanks, sincerely for this very informative article.
    Jul 12, 2013. 12:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Great Way To Play The Q2 Earnings Season [View article]
    I have to wonder, who do you think you are, providing protection on volatility in this market. You have no business doing so, MI.
    Jul 10, 2013. 10:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Nokia [View article]
    Looks like a buy at $ 5 . Explain otherwise folks.
    Jul 3, 2013. 10:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying From Panic Sellers: A Forgotten, Unloved Precious Metal [View article]
    Platinum is not recycled as heavily as is gold, aluminum, and certainly in the case of steel/ iron. The conclusion drawn from your link may be incorrect from a common-sense basis and although I don't have the time to fact check it seems erroneous.
    Jul 2, 2013. 09:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying From Panic Sellers: A Forgotten, Unloved Precious Metal [View article]
    PGM is not necessarily just platinum. Do some research....
    Jul 2, 2013. 09:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Likely Entering A Deflationary Spiral [View article]
    Yes author, we may indeed begin a deflationary spiral. I highly doubt gold will do so (on its own) but rather w every other asset class. You should lever up and go short. Sell some OOM puts while your at it...
    Jul 1, 2013. 06:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) has reached a deal to buy Siemens' (SI) 50% stake in Nokia Siemens for a price below €2B ($2.6B), 3 sources tell Bloomberg. Nokia will reportedly use a bridge loan to help finance the deal, which gives a lower valuation to the telecom equipment JV than those typically provided by analysts (I, II). Though the deal will affect Nokia's net cash position (€4.5B at the end of Q1), investors might react favorably, given the price, NSN's profitability, and that fact the business is seen as having less risk attached than Nokia's phone ops. (Reuters report) (WSJ report[View news story]
    I've never owned NOK. Looking at the long term chart it looks like it could potentially break-out at 5 or so. Why would I buy before then ?
    Jun 30, 2013. 09:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The SEC Says It Wants Big Banks To Admit Guilt, But Doubts Remain [View article]
    We will see...
    Jun 30, 2013. 09:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman assembles a list of 25 dividend favorites with unusually high volatility - meaning put sellers are getting a hefty premium for agreeing to buy the stock at a lower price. Make sure you want the stock first. The strategy works well sometimes and is the proverbial catching a falling knife at others. PFE, BLK, SE, PCL, CL, AEP, SPG, PG, KMI, AVB, CLX, CTL, TWC, LO, T, PM, TWX, NSC, DUK, VZ, WHR, WY, NEE, XOM, SCCO[View news story]
    Please explain CYA in this context. Thanks
    Jun 24, 2013. 09:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More from Hilsenrath: While the taper and end of QE may be near, Bernanke never suggested rate hikes are in the picture, and even suggested ZIRP could remain even after unemployment falls below 6.5%. Additionally, only 4 on the FOMC thought there would be higher rates before 2014, one less than the last projection in March. Don't forget dissent #2 - "A hawk became a very vocal dove," writes Hilsenrath, referring to Jim Bullard (ed: Calling Bullard a hawk is a stretch). Previous: Bullard explains his dissent. The 1 PM headline was good for 100 points on the Dow (DIA), but it's now returned to flat. [View news story]
    Bond market is saying to Hilsenrath, go f yourself.
    Jun 21, 2013. 11:31 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons From 50 Years Of Buy-And-Hold [View article]
    6 stocks- nice fantasy.
    Jun 10, 2013. 09:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • As home prices rise, the demand for jumbo mortgages is rising too. Since the housing crash began, the market for jumbo mortgage-backed securities has been close to nothing. Banks still make the loans, but hold them on their books. Now, all that is beginning to change. The number of jumbo loans originated in Q1 was up 15% from last year. However the number of those loans securitized and sold by lenders has soared by 400%, with $4B worth of jumbo loans sold to investors thus far - which is more than the $3.5B in jumbos originated in all of 2012. (Video[View news story]
    Oh good. So the rates should come in then.
    Jun 10, 2013. 08:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Baseball Cards Tell About Investing [View article]
    Graded packs from pre-1980 (GAI and PSA) are a good investment, in my opinion a they are uncommon and are becoming more so, population diminishing with time as they are opened.
    Jun 8, 2013. 06:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's looking like the June policy meeting when the Fed will officially signal it's set to begin tapering asset purchases, according to Jon Hilsenrath. Yesterday's lukewarm jobs reports removed pressure to act right away, but the prerequisite necessary to cut back QE - an improving economy - has been met. [View news story]
    When ?
    Jun 8, 2013. 10:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment