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  • Buy Twitter Now While It's Trading At A Bargain [View article]
    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." (George Santayana) If it isn't obvious that certain tech stocks and certain biotech stocks are in a bubble, then some investors will be rudely awakened in the next year or two. It's not to say that these aren't some very good companies which might be around for quite some time. But to attempt to justify the value which they have right now is utterly astounding. GAAP can and should be ignored. Well, I guess so since every other commonly accepted metric is being overlooked. It's really a shame that universities and colleges don't focus a little more on history.
    Feb 14 05:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time For Tim Cook To Leave Apple? [View article]
    When authors lose all their credibility with me, I stop following them.
    Dec 31 04:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Would-Be Shorts: Bide Your Time, Apple's Run Will Be Over Soon Enough [View article]
    Mr. Blair has lost all credibility with me. I will no longer be following him.
    Nov 29 05:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is In Deep Trouble: A Reformed Bull Speaks Out [View article]
    When someone writes an article like this, he loses much of his credibility. It is very poorly researched and quite biased. Dude, the company made $37,000,000,000. last year. By my primitive calculations it is selling for less than 10 times cash flow. They are buying back millions of shares and returning billions to shareholders. My fellow commenters have ripped to shreds all of his assertions. There are so many mediocre companies out there which deserve to be exposed, but honestly, I challenge the author to name one company better than Apple. I am long AAPL Leaps.
    Oct 24 04:18 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Performant: Short-Term Noise Presents Long-Term Opportunity [View article]
    Great article on a very nice under-the-radar pick in a growing industry.
    Oct 12 06:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Eagle Outfitters Offers Investors Multiple Ways To Win [View article]
    This is an excellent in-depth article. I have owned AEO for several years. The dividend yield on today's close at $14.27 is actually 3.5%.
    Sep 25 05:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MLP Smackdown: Enterprise Products Vs. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners [View article]
    This is a great article with an in-depth understanding of the different business entities of Kinder Morgan. I bought KMP about 14 points ago, so I was all set to take the author's advice and go with KMR. But then I went to the Kinder Morgan website and delved into the dividend information. I try to be a buy-and-holder, but sometimes the holding time is shorter than expected. With the first dividend and every subsequent dividend your basis changes and I think you would need 2 of the Big Five accounting firms and probably some face time with Ben Bernanke to know where you really stand. This is not at all intended to be a knock on the author, just a head's-up.
    Sep 18 05:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chowder Rule Breakdown - High Growth Vs. High Yield In Your Portfolio [View article]
    I am just a former dice dealer, but it seems to me that if your dividend has a CAGR of 5% and the dividend yield is 3%, your stock is not necessarily growing at 8% per year. It seems to me there's a flaw in the system. Secondly, I think the author should try to pick stocks as an example that haven't had a major merger or a spinoff for 20 years, not like Altria and ConocoPhillips.
    Jul 14 05:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Angie's List Business Model A Sham? [View article]
    I cannot argue against your thesis. You are probably right. However, I would like to defend the Angie's List service. I have been a member for several years, even in 2 different cities. I have met and used the services of many good contractors, people whom I am more than happy to use again or to recommend. The annual fees are nominal and I would still recommend Angie's List to friends and relatives.
    Jul 12 04:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lai Sun Garment International Limited: Quality Real Estate Portfolio Almost For Free [View article]
    I wouldn't buy this with your money and I have no clue why the SA editors are promoting these penny stocks. It really cheapens the brand.
    Jul 12 03:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You Had Better Buy This REIT Before Another REIT Does [View article]
    Anyone can get an automatic 6 month extension. Of course whatever taxes are due are still due on April 15. There is no penalty for filing an extension. I and lots of others do it every year.
    Jun 11 03:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pro Traders Never Mention These Secrets [View article]
    I've enjoyed some of the author's previous articles, but this one has
    nothing to recommend. Since the author is trying to educate the less experienced investor, I will mention a couple of things about shorting that he left out. First, the absolute best you can do is double your money if the company happens to go bankrupt. Second, your potential losses are unlimited.
    Buy and hold has been and will always be a viable strategy. Start with Warren Buffet, do a little research and you will see that generally people who employ the strategy do very well. I understand that not every single stock is going to be a winner.
    Occasionally every investor picks a clunker. But a good investor should be able to pick a majority of stocks that can he held for decades, possibly a lifetime, particularly if the stock pays a dividend. I am tired of people attacking buy-and-hold with really zero evidence that it doesn't work.
    May 12 08:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Potash Economics And An Undervalued American Junior Potash Play [View article]
    PGRX ($82,390,000) in total stockholder equity.
    ($82,390,000) in net tangible assets.
    May 12 05:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Places To Find The Dividend Machines [View article]
    I could only expect someone with the user HerbertMarcuse (a Marxist) to make such a crass, thoughtless, heartless, inconsiderate, insulting, ridiculous remark regarding cookware and pressure cookers, 11days after the Boston Marathon bombing.
    Apr 26 04:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Timeless Investment Lessons From Charlie Munger - And 5 ETFs He Might Like [View article]
    A couple of Charlie Munger's kids spent more money (at least $54 million) trying to influence the 2012 California ballot than you and I will collectively accumlate in our lifetimes. So please don't underestimate Charlie.
    Apr 25 05:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment