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  • Alpha Natural Resources - Time To Leave The Ship [View article]
    Fernando, this article just restates the glaringly obvious that's been beat to death about a zillion times. Coal prices are too low for companies to survive in the long term if they are up to their eyeballs in debt. So what's the incremental value of this piece? The stock is already priced like an option. it's high risk. Everyone knows it. WLT, ANR, ACI are all in the same boat. At these prices, they could have a significant rally if expectations simply change. Let's say Europe does QE, the republicans win the Senate.. ANR will bounce to at least 2.50. So it's not necessarily a bad investment, even if the fundamentals are terrible. Is that going to happen? I don't know. It's a gamble but when a stock hits this price range, there are many factors that can create a significant % change in value. A company might get acquired because the market cap is just so low, for example.

    Let's say ANR was at 10 and you are writing an article saying that coal equities are going to be crushed and ANR is going to $2. That has a lot more value if you're right.

    Now, let's say you want to discuss a stocks long term prospects in the coal industry... then do an article about BTU, for example. Otherwise, this is just fluff because the horse has been let out of the barn a long time ago.
    Nov 3, 2014. 10:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alpha Natural Resources - Time To Leave The Ship [View article]
    timing is everything :).
    Nov 3, 2014. 12:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gulf Arab states face cutbacks on oil price drop [View news story]
    low oil prices begat political instability, which raises oil prices.
    Oct 26, 2014. 07:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Baker Street reports 9.99% stake in Swift Energy, says shares worth $15 [View news story]
    That was about the quickest up and down I've seen in a long time. It shows shorts are totally in control here. There best ally here is none other than inept management.
    Oct 21, 2014. 10:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Baker Street reports 9.99% stake in Swift Energy, says shares worth $15 [View news story]
    Let's put it a little more directly: We need to have a proxy fight to fire Terry Swift and replace the BOD. This has been horrifically mismanaged and we basically have an inept CEO and a board who rubber stamps whatever he wants to do - and the only economic interest they have is to keep their current positions, because none of them really has an investment here - it's just easy money. I am hoping for an outright sale of the company. This management team has had more than enough opportunity to prove themselves. One can only look at their track record and call it what it is... a failure. Let's get this in the hands of someone who knows what to do with these assets. Otherwise, we will sit around and watch this company get wasted to the point where they have to fire sale assets. Nothing less than a full replacement of this management team and BOD can save this company. This being the case, why not sell it? The sooner, the better.
    Oct 21, 2014. 10:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fannie Mae Privileged Info Could Threaten Financial Markets: Sweeney [View article]
    Yes, but the cycle of theft isn't complete. Obama needs to obtain more monies for his constituency. This is nothing more than a transfer from the middle class to the welfare crowd.
    Oct 17, 2014. 02:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fannie Mae Privileged Info Could Threaten Financial Markets: Sweeney [View article]
    Hmmm... the government steals private citizen's investments, and now hides behind a veil of secrecy all for the great and noble cause of protecting financial markets? From what? Knowing that the government can steal with impunity? I am SURE that there are things the Obama administration does not want brought out in the open light of day here. Let the fireworks begin!
    Oct 17, 2014. 01:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Bet On A Quick Rebound For Rite Aid [View article]
    Popeye, is it possible that your experience at Rite Aid isn't representative of most? I have never had anyone be rude or less than helpful at any Rite Aid store. I just don't get your constant bashing here. If it's all so bad, why not short?
    Oct 17, 2014. 03:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry Dorothy, Micron Will Not See $50 [View article]
    The saving grace of MU (now I'm back in) is that weekly calls pay hugely. Bought in today, sold, bought it back, sold next friday's $29 call, protected myself down to 27.50. That's how I'm playing MU.

    I think the value is there for runs up to the low 30's, but this is a tough market and will remain volatile. Unfortunately, I got nailed pretty good after buying at 32. Fortunately, I made it all back in a few days on beaten down energy stocks. So back to picking up where I left off with MU.
    Oct 16, 2014. 09:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullard suggests delaying end to QE [View news story]
    The fed has to take into consideration the most current data. No inflation means no rate rise. With oil dropping, there will be no inflation. Time to buy back in, imo. The whole world will be trying to stimulate.
    Oct 16, 2014. 11:11 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ebola update: Texas patient dies [View news story]
    Perhaps the guy should have been a bit more forthcoming initially and told the doctors and nurses he had been where there was an Ebola virus outbreak. Rather than expecting whatever was wrong with him to be diagnosed immediately, or for the nurses to know where Ebola was worldwide. Treatment was started late because of this. Some of it was his own stupidity. Medical people are extremely busy with staffing ratios and if you don't help them quickly connect all the dots, you might have a bad outcome.
    Oct 16, 2014. 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Bet On A Quick Rebound For Rite Aid [View article]
    i really doubt you're going to see substantial interest rate rises. we have a better chance of more QE,
    Oct 15, 2014. 11:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Bet On A Quick Rebound For Rite Aid [View article]
    I wouldn't give Obama too much credit for a recovery here. He could care less than a rat's behind about destroying what people have worked hard for their whole lives to build in order to give it to his constituency in the form of freebie handouts. Talk to someone making 60k self employed who is expected to pay 700 to 800 a month for insurance and then eat a 6k deductible. Talk the the shareholders of Fannie and Freddie who have zombie shares thanks to an illegal profit sweep - even after the government was repaid in full. Talk to the shareholders of financial institutions who have payed huge amounts of their investments in the form of DOJ robbery for crimes committed by people who walked out with millions and live in gated communities. The goal here is liquidation of the middle class.
    Oct 15, 2014. 11:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EXCO Resources: Compass Divestiture Simplifies Corporate Structure, Improves Credit Profile [View article]
    That was only a joke :).
    Oct 15, 2014. 08:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Happening Now Is Profound [View article]
    Come on now, I've gone to all the trouble to get ready for when the zombies are storming my gate. You mean the end isn't here?
    Oct 15, 2014. 10:45 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment