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  • S&P 500 Snapshot: A New All-Time High [View article]
    "US markets were ho-hum performers in comparison to the eurozone"

    not exactly the same beta(spain) + look at the perf since october 2007
    Europe is 40% behind US markets.A bit normal to see them overperforming during..one day!!!!!
    Apr 11, 2013. 03:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "What we are witnessing is the slow death of the European project," says Athanasios Orphanides, former Central Bank of Cyprus Governor. What we have, he says, are decisions being taken in Germany sequentially spreading misery to the periphery, and now it's blackmailed the Cypriot government into confiscating its citizens deposits. No one in a small or weak country should feel safe. [View news story]
    what domestic economy?
    just Russian indivuduals deposits account for 8 times GDP..!!!!!!
    Mar 19, 2013. 01:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "What we are witnessing is the slow death of the European project," says Athanasios Orphanides, former Central Bank of Cyprus Governor. What we have, he says, are decisions being taken in Germany sequentially spreading misery to the periphery, and now it's blackmailed the Cypriot government into confiscating its citizens deposits. No one in a small or weak country should feel safe. [View news story]
    that guy has sufficient g... to speak about the European project when Cyprus and Malta have used their status to build a fiscal gateway for
    "black money" coming from Europe.
    is he asking for 10 bil ie a full year of GDP without any counterparties.... ?
    Mar 19, 2013. 10:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • France Telecom (FTE): 2012 net profit -79% to €820M, hurt by a €1.84B write-down on the value of assets in Poland and other countries. Operating income -49% to €4.06B. Revenue -3.9% to €43.52B amidst a price war in France. Reiterates guidance that operating cash flow will fall to above €7B in 2013 from €7.97B; confirms plans to cut dividend to at least €0.80 in 2013. (PR[View news story]
    more or less in line...
    second payment of dividend 2012 will be paid in june(0.20 for a total of 0.8)
    first payment of dividend 2013 will be paid in december(0.30)

    bottom line is +2% at opening.........
    Feb 20, 2013. 03:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • French telecom-equipment giant Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) is expected to announce that CEO Ben Verwaayen will step down as the company continues to bleed cash and get battered by competition. Verwaayen's contract is due to expire May 7, but expectations are the he will stay on until a replacement is found. ALU is expected to report earnings tomorrow, which are likely show another decline in quarterly operating income and a seventh consecutive year of negative cash flow. Shares -1.8% AH. [View news story]
    stock opens strong +8%
    Feb 7, 2013. 03:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL): FQ1 EPS of $13.81 beats by $0.37. Revenue of $54.51B (+18% Y/Y) misses by $220M. 47.8M iPhones, 22.9M iPads, 4.1M Macs, 12.7M iPods. Expects FQ2 revenue of $41B-$43B, below $45.6B consensus. Shares -4.3% AH. (PR[View news story]
    @michaelbank92

    you know what?

    forget it
    ... waste of time to discuss with an idiot like you!!!!!
    Jan 25, 2013. 05:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL): FQ1 EPS of $13.81 beats by $0.37. Revenue of $54.51B (+18% Y/Y) misses by $220M. 47.8M iPhones, 22.9M iPads, 4.1M Macs, 12.7M iPods. Expects FQ2 revenue of $41B-$43B, below $45.6B consensus. Shares -4.3% AH. (PR[View news story]
    i dont disagree but

    uncertainty on where apple margin will be in 2 years
    uncertainty of where the smartphone business will be in 2 years in terms of price range(200 usd or 500 usd?)
    uncertainty of Apple being able to cope with big selling numbers
    uncertainty about Apple innovation capacity

    thats a lot for a company that has stocks in any portfolio in the world....

    so yes i agree this is not new and yesterday earnings have not given big answers in that regard and yes some punters were ready to push for a big dive (and guess what? they succeeded even if stock seems to recover a little(474 now) from the low)

    but to think that Apple has no issue at all behind their incredible succes is ,i think, a mistake.
    Aplle will need to communicate more on their strategy as the buzz who used to be positive is now negative.
    example: when there was shortage issue in the past it was seen as positive and it is now seen as a sign of weakness.

    tim has to change communication if he wants to please shareholders and diminish volatility......

    or maybe he doesnt care and maybe i dont blame him.....
    Jan 24, 2013. 05:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe it will be the U.K., not Greece exiting the EU. In a move dubbed "the gamble," David Cameron will offer citizens a referendum on the U.K.'s EU membership if his government is reelected in 2015. Designed to get better terms from Berlin and Paris, the policy might just have the effect of prompting other governments to do the same. European officials probably don't want citizens voting on this sort of thing. [View news story]
    thank you

    have a great day
    Jan 24, 2013. 05:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL): FQ1 EPS of $13.81 beats by $0.37. Revenue of $54.51B (+18% Y/Y) misses by $220M. 47.8M iPhones, 22.9M iPads, 4.1M Macs, 12.7M iPods. Expects FQ2 revenue of $41B-$43B, below $45.6B consensus. Shares -4.3% AH. (PR[View news story]
    issue is gross margin going from 44.7 to 38.6 with Q2 guidance 3.5/38.5.this is quick...
    analysts using DCF with a 700 price target had gross margin at 41 in 2013 to 31 in 2019 as a slope.many will cut their target to 600 as a result.
    the stock is at 490....wait for 425 to be a buyer.....
    Jan 23, 2013. 04:49 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe it will be the U.K., not Greece exiting the EU. In a move dubbed "the gamble," David Cameron will offer citizens a referendum on the U.K.'s EU membership if his government is reelected in 2015. Designed to get better terms from Berlin and Paris, the policy might just have the effect of prompting other governments to do the same. European officials probably don't want citizens voting on this sort of thing. [View news story]
    we are finally in agreement
    nice chat.thanks
    Jan 23, 2013. 04:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe it will be the U.K., not Greece exiting the EU. In a move dubbed "the gamble," David Cameron will offer citizens a referendum on the U.K.'s EU membership if his government is reelected in 2015. Designed to get better terms from Berlin and Paris, the policy might just have the effect of prompting other governments to do the same. European officials probably don't want citizens voting on this sort of thing. [View news story]
    agree on politicians disagree on your idea of disbelief beetween individuals..if Europe has done something over the last 20 to 30 years it is that link...social network will help too and soon in 10/15 years a new generation will lead and will re invent Europe meanwhile we will suffer new paradigm with nobody within leaders able to cope with it....
    Jan 23, 2013. 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe it will be the U.K., not Greece exiting the EU. In a move dubbed "the gamble," David Cameron will offer citizens a referendum on the U.K.'s EU membership if his government is reelected in 2015. Designed to get better terms from Berlin and Paris, the policy might just have the effect of prompting other governments to do the same. European officials probably don't want citizens voting on this sort of thing. [View news story]
    was just a little note of humour(queen)

    as far as the treaty is concerned i dont think to vote for or against something you dont understand is a good idea nor it is a good idea to campaign when you dont actually believe in your project so yes i agree politicians are not trusted for good reasons...
    it doesn't change the fact that the way forward is more europe.no other choice...and ordinary people understand that.it is the execution of the plan they mistrust not the plan itself...
    Jan 23, 2013. 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe it will be the U.K., not Greece exiting the EU. In a move dubbed "the gamble," David Cameron will offer citizens a referendum on the U.K.'s EU membership if his government is reelected in 2015. Designed to get better terms from Berlin and Paris, the policy might just have the effect of prompting other governments to do the same. European officials probably don't want citizens voting on this sort of thing. [View news story]
    how many people who voted had read the lisbon constitution?
    i do agree that Europe is not as popular as the queen...!!!
    its all about marketing isnt it?
    Jan 23, 2013. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe it will be the U.K., not Greece exiting the EU. In a move dubbed "the gamble," David Cameron will offer citizens a referendum on the U.K.'s EU membership if his government is reelected in 2015. Designed to get better terms from Berlin and Paris, the policy might just have the effect of prompting other governments to do the same. European officials probably don't want citizens voting on this sort of thing. [View news story]
    fair enough.dont want to spend all night on that...we obviously dont live in same "universe".i hear eurosceptics but i also hear plenty of euro supporters(ordinary people) that won't agree to leave EU and when time will come it will be interesting to see what the English decide if they are asked to vote....
    the way forward is more and better Europe not less.....'ordinary people'' know that isolation will kill any country left outside.
    the UK has had the luxury of chosing the good sides of European construction with less constraints than others.won't last forever..........
    Jan 23, 2013. 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maybe it will be the U.K., not Greece exiting the EU. In a move dubbed "the gamble," David Cameron will offer citizens a referendum on the U.K.'s EU membership if his government is reelected in 2015. Designed to get better terms from Berlin and Paris, the policy might just have the effect of prompting other governments to do the same. European officials probably don't want citizens voting on this sort of thing. [View news story]
    ??
    read my first post again please...i didn't speak about Ireland but about 'irish" (people) (and i precised "both sides")......

    i dont read anything but i live in Europe (half of my time in Ireland the republic...) and i repeat that away from what less informed people are saying(especially in the US) portuguese,spanish,iri... and part of germans and dutch crowds are against the idea of exiting EU or eurozone while criticising the European leaders..
    Jan 23, 2013. 10:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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