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  • It's Game Over, Tesla Wins  [View article]
    The switch to all electric vehicles disrupts another industry: TAXES.

    The oil industry pays a lot of taxes. When you buy gas, it includes a lot of taxes too. When the electric car is charged of electricity that is generated from oil, that oil is purchased directly by the utility and is not taxed the same way. So here is a big question: WHO IS GOING TO PAY TAXES T BUILD AND MAINTAIN THE ROADS. Unless Tesla can make the cars levitate over the roads!

    And the big companies all have hybrids. Making those all electric is not too hard. Besides Tesla has to learn to survive without the huge subsidies and free money from Uncle Sam.
    Feb 10, 2016. 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Stock Misunderstood: It's Undervalued  [View article]
    Here are two drawbacks with Tesla.
    1) Federal funding and subsidies could dry up. Including directly to the company
    2) The company is still making a loss with high priced cars
    3) No 15 year ownership experience with the car. Toyotas run beyond 15 years with minimal service costs.
    4) Larger car companies could enter the same market.
    5) There are other investment options for your money.
    Feb 5, 2016. 02:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is #2  [View article]
    I have never understood the big deal about APPL falling behind Google in market cap. AAPL is still increasing revenues, profits and dividends although at a lesser pace. Google probably has less money in the bank to show for all these years of its existence compared to the total Apple has distributed as dividends. Apple may soon go on a company buying spree and if it spent the amount Google has in buying companies. it will exceed the market cap of Google. I still think Apple is a better investment than Google/Alphabet. Though both are good.
    Feb 4, 2016. 09:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Tim Cook Must Do To Turn Apple Around, 2013 Vs. 2016  [View article]
    Take into consideration that AAPL has returned a lot of money to its shareholders while the likes of Alphabet/Google have not returned a penny. Trading in and out of a stock is no different from gambling where an investor makes a lot of money.

    However a success of a business from the perspective of whether a company was good for the business world should be seen from the perspective of how much money it consumed and what it returned over its life. AAPL changed our life. Google only took over what Yahoo and others started.

    Considering investment from day one, AAPL has returned real wealth to the world economy while Alphabet has created wealth only on paper.
    Feb 4, 2016. 02:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: If iPhone Keeps Shrinking  [View article]
    AAPL gives out a good dividend. Google spends that dividend for growth. AAPL is still a better investment.
    Feb 1, 2016. 09:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: If iPhone Keeps Shrinking  [View article]
    Did Trump say he would reduce corporate taxes to 15%? That means Apple has a 15.5% tax savings advantage. We know who Apple shareholders will vote next November.
    Feb 1, 2016. 09:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Has Stopped The Enterprise Bleeding  [View article]
    Not true Dana.

    MSFT announces the date for end of support when it introduces the product. This is no surprise for the well informed IT folks. Just walk down to the Microsoft store and ask a technician when support for Windows 7 and Windows 10 ends and you will get your answer.

    No software manufacturer provides indefinite support on its products for free.
    Feb 1, 2016. 02:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Could Tesla Offer The Model 3 For Only $9,500?  [View article]
    Has anyone considered the cost of the car after 12 years. We still have a lot of poor Americans that buy old cars. Will the Tesla cars run after 10 years without major overhauls. 20 year old Toyotas and Hondas still run on American roads and pass smog requirements in California. The author should redo this article after calculating for 20 year operation (including service costs) and compare it to the mainstream Hondas and Toyotas.
    Feb 1, 2016. 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Could Tesla Offer The Model 3 For Only $9,500?  [View article]
    And as a taxpayer I am screwed. The tax rebates and other subsidies don't give me the environmental benefits. Electricity does not come from the sky. It uses oil, gas and coal, which are all toxic but the source of emissions is not the cars but it is emissions anyway. Might be a different thing if these subsidies were for solar cells on the roof and panels of the car. And with that 4 passengers per car is helpful, 3 to push the car when the sun is down.

    Use of carpool lanes is abuse. Carpool lanes were built with taxpayer dollars to reduce cars on the roads and not for EVs and hybrids. Urban carpool lanes are parking lots just like their normal lanes. This has only helped Toyota sell its Prius and make a lot of money.
    Feb 1, 2016. 02:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Tim Cook Must Do To Turn Apple Around, 2013 Vs. 2016  [View article]
    Stock is trading at a trailing PE of 10.25. And forward PE of 9.56. It is not oversold. Google forward PE is 20.5. FB forward PE is 27 and Amazon is 62.5.
    Feb 1, 2016. 02:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Tim Cook Must Do To Turn Apple Around, 2013 Vs. 2016  [View article]
    Send a check in Barbados dollars from a Barbados account. And disclose that international payment to the IRS. It would make no difference to the shareholders as to where the money came from. They would pay the same amount of tax. The IRS and the US govt. would rather have this than an inversion deal.
    Feb 1, 2016. 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Tim Cook Must Do To Turn Apple Around, 2013 Vs. 2016  [View article]
    There is nothing wrong with the iPhones. Apple needs new products. Apple probably needs to talk to Microsoft and join its Windows strategy and convince Microsoft to replace Lumia phones with the Apple. This alliance is not new. After all it was millions in Microsoft money that helped it survive a bankruptcy and Office that allowed growth of its computers.
    Feb 1, 2016. 02:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Tim Cook Must Do To Turn Apple Around, 2013 Vs. 2016  [View article]
    Buy Made in China drones and give one to every sailor.
    Feb 1, 2016. 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Tim Cook Must Do To Turn Apple Around, 2013 Vs. 2016  [View article]
    Cook cannot do anything with the current products and organization (except he can dump 20 or 30 very highly paid executives). Apple just needs a new product or two. Like all good products, iPhone has hit saturation. There is just so much milk that Cook can squeeze out. He just needs more cows!
    Feb 1, 2016. 02:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Has Stopped The Enterprise Bleeding  [View article]
    The volume of Surface sales, even the volume of PC sales, is now less important to Microsoft than maintaining that continual march to Windows 10, which already has nearly 10% of the market and should pass both the shares of XP and Windows 8.1 this quarter, trailing only the company's last hit, Windows 7, which runs on more than half of all desktops and laptops.

    The above comment is very stupid. Windows 10 is supposed to pass XP and 7 and 8 in market share. The other OS's are older versions of W10 and are not being promoted.
    Jan 30, 2016. 05:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment