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  • Draghi: "There is no Plan B for the euro," he says, growing animated as a questioner references concerns from ZeroHedge. "There is no revolving door," he adds, miffed by those who think countries are just going to up and leave the eurozone when it suits them. Touche. Throughout the entire crisis, most have consistently underestimated the will of both those in power and citizens to hold the great experiment together. [View news story]
    Well how is that so different from US? Illinois can go bankrupt but does not have the ability to either print money or leave the Union. No plan B
    Apr 7, 2013. 12:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now that Washington looks to have accepted the $85B sequestration, GOP legislators are looking to see where they can apply the scalpel rather than the machete. Programs at risk include one for robotic squirrels that helps researchers understand how squirrels interact with rattlesnakes, and Nasa's research on feeding astronauts on Mars. [View news story]
    bgold corporations don't want their money programs cut after paying millions i campaign contributions either. They feel "entitled" too. Which is why we have to build more ships and tanks that we don't need. (we still need planes)

    Robotic squirrels are sacred..
    Mar 10, 2013. 04:08 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Coca-Cola (KO): Is 3% volume growth good enough for investors? Perhaps, but gross margin slipped 50 bps during the period to 59.6%, primarily due to a shift in product mix which may continue in 2013. NBG's Brian Sozzi warns that the company's "beat" may have been assisted by the timing of particular expense items and an extra two selling days during the quarter. KO -0.4% premarket. [View news story]
    How can you get good volume growth when Citizens don't have a choice to upgrade to 64 Oz Coke?
    Feb 12, 2013. 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If Pres. Obama "isn't serious" about cutting federal spending, it's probably because he thinks a lot like most Americans. People talk a good game about deficit reduction, but no one really wants to do much about it. Despite all the angst about how to solve the fiscal cliff and deficits, there's little support in the public for most specific options for cutting spending - even among Republicans[View news story]
    Setting the taxes back to Clinton level for everyone would eliminate 50% of the deficit. Check out the WSJ make your own deficit plan tool http://bit.ly/U0YWZU
    Dec 15, 2012. 12:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pfizer's (PFE) Lyrica once-daily drug met its main goal in patients with fibromyalgia, a pain condition that affects 5M Americans, in Phase III trials, enabling them to enjoy a longer period without pain than a placebo. The study is the second of three late-stage trials testing a controlled-release version of Lyrica; in the first set of testing, the medicine failed in patients with certain types of seizures. (PR[View news story]
    I am one of those 5M, but LLY's Cymbalta works just fine
    Nov 20, 2012. 01:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With Hurricane Sandy making its way to the Eastern Seaboard, insurers such as Allstate (ALL) are preparing to send their rapid-response teams of claims specialists to assess the damage once the storm passes. The cost to insurers is likely to be less than it would have been in the past, as they've been raising home-insurance rates, tightening underwriting standards, and scaling back sales of policies in hurricane-prone areas. [View news story]
    That last sentence sounds bogus. If one insurer is cutting back, someone else is increasing policy sales in those areas. People aren't just going without insurance
    Oct 29, 2012. 04:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Reason Why Natural Gas Is So Cheap [View article]
    Civic GX only has an 8 gallon tank :( and fuelling stations are rare. CNG at stations is 2x what the utility company charges for Nat. Gas at home.

    Buses and delivery trucks are already switching, so are electric utilities. Still got too much
    Oct 26, 2012. 04:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney pledged not to allow automatic defense cuts to go ahead on January 1. "It will not happen," Obama said during last night's presidential debate. Whoever wins, though, will have to come to an agreement with Congress to forestall the sequestration, which has got the defense industry mightily spooked. [View news story]
    It is just a few hundred billion... what if they lowered corporate tax rate to 28%? Shouldn't we be happy about government spending going down?

    Agreed about Congress. Same way that neither President can cut taxes without Congress, but they still pledge to anyhow.
    Oct 23, 2012. 03:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'fiscal cliff' may be a bigger threat than you think, according to BofA Merrill Lynch. The looming tax increases and spending cuts could lop off as much as 1% from growth next year, and may send the economy into a deeper recession than many have predicted. Meanwhile, investors appear to remain oblivious. In a recent survey of fund managers, BofA found the market bias is for the "risk-on" trade — with the market rising higher — in spite of the political dangers looming. [View news story]
    Alright looks like a repeat of last week so far. Take out some stops Sunday night and then bounce. Nasdaq is in the lead and Euro is bouncing too.

    Here is what the explanation tomorrow might say "After Elections investors are optimistic that Rajoy might ask for a Bailout"
    Oct 22, 2012. 01:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'fiscal cliff' may be a bigger threat than you think, according to BofA Merrill Lynch. The looming tax increases and spending cuts could lop off as much as 1% from growth next year, and may send the economy into a deeper recession than many have predicted. Meanwhile, investors appear to remain oblivious. In a recent survey of fund managers, BofA found the market bias is for the "risk-on" trade — with the market rising higher — in spite of the political dangers looming. [View news story]
    I am a lot better than I was 4 years ago. Are you worse?
    Oct 21, 2012. 04:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'fiscal cliff' may be a bigger threat than you think, according to BofA Merrill Lynch. The looming tax increases and spending cuts could lop off as much as 1% from growth next year, and may send the economy into a deeper recession than many have predicted. Meanwhile, investors appear to remain oblivious. In a recent survey of fund managers, BofA found the market bias is for the "risk-on" trade — with the market rising higher — in spite of the political dangers looming. [View news story]
    Might get mutual fund monday. I think futures might start moving up Sunday night... nobody cares about earnings, look at Thursday - we had bad earnings and the market was just flat.

    Eurozone + options expiration aggravated the drop. That said I am happy I got short Thursday. Will keep trailing my stop down in case there is a rally.
    Oct 21, 2012. 04:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Unemployment rates dropped in seven of nine election battleground states, according to the state-by-state report for September. It's good news for Pres. Obama, but he may not be able to capitalize on it. In Ohio, the rate has recovered to 7% from 8.6% a year ago, but the Obama campaign doesn't bring up the subject because it fears the more people think about the economy, the more they will vote for Romney. [View news story]
    Markets tanking? You must have just woken up Interesting times. S&P up what 15% this year???

    Tanking? Maybe if you look at the inverse chart...
    Oct 20, 2012. 12:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'fiscal cliff' may be a bigger threat than you think, according to BofA Merrill Lynch. The looming tax increases and spending cuts could lop off as much as 1% from growth next year, and may send the economy into a deeper recession than many have predicted. Meanwhile, investors appear to remain oblivious. In a recent survey of fund managers, BofA found the market bias is for the "risk-on" trade — with the market rising higher — in spite of the political dangers looming. [View news story]
    If you want to bet on us dropping off the Fiscal Cliff - buy puts or short consumer discretionary stocks. a 3% drop in the income for people will likely cut down their spending. The real impact will be a drop in earnings for companies and a recession in the US.
    Oct 20, 2012. 12:08 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'fiscal cliff' may be a bigger threat than you think, according to BofA Merrill Lynch. The looming tax increases and spending cuts could lop off as much as 1% from growth next year, and may send the economy into a deeper recession than many have predicted. Meanwhile, investors appear to remain oblivious. In a recent survey of fund managers, BofA found the market bias is for the "risk-on" trade — with the market rising higher — in spite of the political dangers looming. [View news story]
    That is just a bunch of malarchy! If my marginal rate goes up by 5% (2% payroll tax + 3% federal income tax + maybe more in California state tax) you think I (or others) will be able to buy more gold or less? It should be a reason to SELL gold.
    Oct 19, 2012. 11:58 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola (KO +0.1%) is the most valuable brand in the world with a total brand value estimated at $77.8M, according to Interbrand. The group makes the case that the strength of a brand helps a company ask for a premium price for its products and brings in additional earnings. With KO scoring 5X higher than PEP on brand valuations, will the debate re-ignite that Coca-Cola should raise its soda prices? [View news story]
    Yeah already switched to Kirkland Cola (COSTCO). I would have never imagined drinking non-branded soda - but I couldn't tell the taste difference in a blind test, so made sense
    Oct 3, 2012. 04:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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