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  • Avoid Hovnanian, M/I Homes Over Restrictions On Preferred Dividend Payments [View article]
    Wasn't HOV a $300 stock back in like 2001? Seems Like I remember that. Anyway I did sell HOV at $7.00. I seriously would not buy it back for anything more than $3.75.
    Feb 8, 2013. 02:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Hovnanian, M/I Homes Over Restrictions On Preferred Dividend Payments [View article]
    I don't know if what you are saying is correct. Come to Northern California. Most people are so wrecked by the economic implosion, even if companies like HOV were to build homes.......nobody can buy them. They are broke.
    Jan 7, 2013. 08:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Hovnanian, M/I Homes Over Restrictions On Preferred Dividend Payments [View article]
    I liquidated my position today. Took some profit. I do agree with this assessment......howeve... am optimistic on HOV and housing in general.....but I won't buy back in until a pullback from current levels. My opinion.......I am happy with the decision......
    Jan 5, 2013. 01:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Hovnanian, M/I Homes Over Restrictions On Preferred Dividend Payments [View article]
    Nothing like being positive......
    Jan 3, 2013. 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 15 Companies That Might Not Survive 2009 [View article]
    APOL is an education firm, the Apollo Group is private and they own Smart & Final among others.
    Feb 10, 2009. 04:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gas Prices Will Go Up with a Fury [View article]
    I know this article is somewhat dated, but here iare my comments anyway.
    You said,"Exploring, producing, refining and marketing oil is a business, although many people in the U.S. seem to be under the delusion that we have some form of inalienable right to cheap gasoline. "

    The wholesale price of gasoline (RBOB) has moved from $1.06 to $1.24 in the last 60 days. Yet in Redding, California in the last sixty days, pump prices have gone from $1.49 to $2.15. WHY? Are we running out of gas? All the refinery problems are caused by the refiners themselves, so they should pay the difference, even if it means lower profits. THEY ARE GOUGING plain and simple. I am only willing to pay $1.50 per gallon. I have to drive to work, pick up kids from school etc. So I am forced to adhere to the oil companies extortion. They should be fined.
    Feb 10, 2009. 04:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nationalize Banks the True Capitalist Way [View article]
    Nationalize Banks? What???

    "If the American People ever allow banks to control the issuance of their currency, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of all property, until their chidren wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered" - Thomas Jefferson

    This is the greatest heist, of all time - and you know who's doing it!

    See also Revelation 13:16-18
    Jan 21, 2009. 06:50 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who's Kidding Whom on Gas Prices? [View article]

    You are about the only one who gets it! The government allowed mergers in the oil industry, to eliminate competion. There are only a few refiners nad oil comapnies now, and every gas station where I live in Redding, California all sell gas within .05 cents of each other. SOMEONE IS CONTROLLING AND MANIPULATING THE PRICES,otherwise Icould by gas for .50 cents a gallon. It is not the stations, it is the refiners. They are buying cheap oil right now and gouging cunsumers by selling it to the stations for above market prices. Wholesale Gasoline is (RBOB) $1.16/gallon. Why does a gallon cost $2.05 here in Redding today. There is no lag as we keep hearing, these stations immediately raise prices when wholesale gas rises, yet they are very slow to lower the price when wholesale gas falls. I am tired of these greedy oil refiners, gouging consumers.

    Jan 21, 2009. 03:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Scariest Chart Ever [View article]
    Were is my bailout?
    I lost a good job, due to the greedy banksters and greedy oil companies.
    I say let them fail. $700 billion could have paid off every sub-prime mortage.
    TARP is the biggest scam to hit the taxpayer ever. Several of you have mentioned Madoff, social security is the biggest ponzi scheme.
    Jan 21, 2009. 03:36 AM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who's Kidding Whom on Gas Prices? [View article]

    What???? The last thing we need is more taxation. I am getting taxed way to much now. Let me keep my hard earned money. Gasoline is way over taxed now and the money is NOT used where it is supposed to-THE ROADWAYS. Gas should be $2.00 a gallons TOPS. When gas rose up to $4.50 / gallon it sent the economy into chaos. Companies are going bankrupt, layoffs, etc. OUTRAGEOUS. We have an unlimited oil supply on the earth. The earth is making oil as I type this. The Oil industry wants everyone to believe, that oil is of limited supply so they can gouge consumers. IT IS A BIG LIE. Oil is like diamonds. Did you know there are enough diamonds already mined to give everyone on earth handfuls of jewels? They are just shiny rocks. Worthless. The supply, like oil is held back, so we pay more. Big oil is ripping off the world and it must stop.

    On Jan 20 04:37 PM swissone wrote:

    > Let the price of gas rise.
    > Psychologically, the best LONG TERM thing for this country would
    > be for either gas prices to rise again, or for taxes on gas to be
    > drastically increased, and prod this country to continue last year's
    > progress in exploring alternative energy sources for vehicles and
    > the grid. We are woefully behind the global curve on this.
    Jan 20, 2009. 11:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who's Kidding Whom on Gas Prices? [View article]
    Thank you for the reply, you are awesome and you are doing a good job.

    Im the reply you said, "The last thing we need is for government intervention by either instituting price controls or draconian tax measures."

    This is exactly what is needed. If price controls were in effect two years ago, the economy would not be in chaos now. If the government said gas will cost $2.00/ gallon, all the speculation would not have happened. I just want to pay the same price every time I fill my car. I do not want to pay ten cents more every week. The government instituted price controls in effect on the banking industry TARP program. Why not rein in the greed by big oil also. As far as Flying J, that is such a small portion of the over market, it DOES NOT jusify raising prices by .50 cents a gallon in two weeks. What needs to happen is this. NO oil specualtion at all, unless you plan on taking delivery of the fuel. (Airlines, Trucking, Suppliers) Fuel is to important of a compenent in the economy to include in speculation. If you want to sit at your computer and daytrade Cisco Shares, go ahead. But oil??? The entities that ran fuel up to $150.00 / barrel should be in jail. I lost a job over this. Jet fuel topped $6.00/gallon in July. Outrageous. The government, Agencies like SEC, Commodity Trading should have control over "who" trades these contracts to prevent Cal-Pers (my tax dollars), JPM, Goldman Sachs, Wells, Etc from repeating the same run-up in Oil Prices. My Bank and insurance company have NO business trading oil. It is outrageous.
    Jan 20, 2009. 04:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Banks: Nationalize, Cleanse and Get It Over With [View article]
    The TARP is the biggest scam ever to be perpetrated on the American Taxpayer. "Let's give money the the banksters that caused the world's financial demise." If one dollar of TARP money goes to speculate on oil futures, the banksters should see the inside of jail cells.

    I have sent letters to JPM, and Wells, I am asking that my credit card debt be included in the "toxic assets".

    The world would be a better place if these greedy banks just went out of business. Any bank that received TARP money, should refund every account holder all the bogus fees these greedy banksters have gouged from account holders over the last ten years.
    Jan 20, 2009. 06:03 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who's Kidding Whom on Gas Prices? [View article]
    Gas in Redding, California took a jump from $1.50/gallon and $36 barrel on December 20th, and has done nothing but increase to $2.05/ gallon and climbing. All this with STILL $36.00/barrel oil. What a scam. I have had three phone conversations with local distributors and they all say the oil companies are gouging consumers. The is NO justification for the rise in price per gallon in Northern, California. In fact the NYMEX price bottomed in December at $35.54 a barrel and this price was never reflected at the pump. These greedy oil companies are acting with monopolistic behavoir and they need to be fined for gouging the California comsumer. Their greed is really showing, and I hope oil falls to $15.00/barrel so they cannot hide their greed anymore.
    Jan 20, 2009. 05:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment