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  • After Hour Gainers / Losers [View news story]
    I pay $6.95 per trade and view IB’s fees as exorbitant. You should also consider the cost of doing business with them if you make a transaction based on incomplete or inaccurate information.

    This wasn’t some grand conspiracy cooked up between SA and myself to show PRU down AH.

    16:31:16 87.9785 786 FINRA_ADF AveragePrice/FormT
    16:40:06 86.1856 400 FINRA_ADF AveragePrice/FormT
    17:35:01 89.79 2512 FINRA_ADF AveragePrice/FormT
    Dec 16, 2014. 05:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • California Senate leader wants to force Calpers to divest coal holdings [View news story]
    kappa, you are totally clueless with regards to our future energy needs.
    Dec 16, 2014. 04:48 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After Hour Gainers / Losers [View news story]
    Find another broker.
    Dec 13, 2014. 04:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After Hour Gainers / Losers [View news story]
    It's not a mistake. The key to SA's percentage quote lies with the time they quoted it; 'Top losers, as of 5:15 p.m.'

    I show the stock down -4.014 % at 5:15 PM.
    Dec 12, 2014. 06:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Minimum wage increases start to spread [View news story]
    Brett, I read an ad for a company that I believe had built a prototype of a machine that sliced tomatoes and onions, cooked burgers (flipped them too!), wrapped them ready for a consumer. I’ll see if I can find it again but it has been 4 to 6 months since I read that.

    Edited: it took me all of 1 minute to find the link.

    http://bit.ly/1tMlLPi

    Already being manufactured however are electronic devices where you manually enter your order. I’m not sure if you get a robotic “would you like fries with that” or not but I’m sure the technology exists to make it happen.
    Dec 3, 2014. 09:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Minimum wage increases start to spread [View news story]
    WR66, the CBO estimated 500,000 people would lose their jobs if the minimum wage was increased to $10.10 while lifting 900,000 people out of poverty. Raising it to $9.00 would wipe out 100,000 jobs while lifting 300,000 out of poverty. Raising the minimum wage is a great sound bite, but lacks real substance.

    The net to our economy would be about $2 billion annually, which represents less than 20% of the new (and only new) interest payments being added to the National Debt annually.

    http://1.usa.gov/1vmy8XO

    Too many people seem to think the government can mandate something with zero reaction from businesses and consumers. That has never been the case, and never will be. If you look at areas with high levels of poverty you will find low levels of High School graduation rates. Education is the key to reducing income inequality, but that always seems to be overlooked.
    Dec 3, 2014. 08:41 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Minimum wage increases start to spread [View news story]
    The government cannot legislate wealth.
    Dec 3, 2014. 05:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TransCanada suspends terminal construction on concerns for beluga whales [View news story]
    Compare the planning from the “pipe baby, pipe” crowd to the “whaa, whaa, whaa” crowd and see whose plan is based on reality and who is clueless.
    Dec 2, 2014. 05:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix boss: Broadcast TV has another 15 years [View news story]
    It's in the article from the first link

    http://bit.ly/1z3tblR
    Nov 29, 2014. 09:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analyst sees beginning of the end for oil [View news story]
    tstreet, I’ve seen a number of comments where people do not see the correlation between lower oil prices and solar stocks tumbling. I’m not going to try to completely justify current solar stock prices when compared to the price of oil but in general, I understand the downward movement.

    In the northeast, the cost of a cord of firewood is loosely pegged to the price of heating oil. I know they have some type of formula that is based on the BTU’s generated by both fuels. When the price of heating oil goes up or down, the price of firewood moves with it. Solar is a bit of a different animal in that you are not paying for sunlight, but if the cost of heating oil drops, the expense of installing a solar system will not be as attractive and I would expect that to drag down stock values to an extent. I think the recent fall in stock prices for both solar & energy companies was overblown but I do see some correlation to the drop in solar stocks.
    Nov 29, 2014. 06:08 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analyst sees beginning of the end for oil [View news story]
    JMJ, from the sounds of your comment, you should become an SA Contributor. I joined this site about 3 years ago but since then, the quality of the content has gone downhill due to SA allowing too many contributors that don’t know what they are talking about but are willing to promote or bash a stock they are holding.

    When I put my money on the table in either a long or short position, I do so based on facts, not some whimsical fairytale dreamed up by a group of elitists that want me to "participate in bringing a more ethical order that harmonizes with nature into existence". JHC, did someone actually write that?

    Here is a link to an article written by the International Energy Agency that outlines our energy needs over the next 20 years. It is a long, 190 page read, but is the most comprehensive report I have seen regarding the planets future energy requirements. If you are looking for investments that harmonize with nature, don’t read it; this thing is chock full of reality to the tune of $48 to $53 Trillion over the next 20 years.

    http://bit.ly/1iVr7Do

    I’d write more but I have to go shovel 6” of global warming out of my driveway.
    Nov 29, 2014. 03:54 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analyst sees beginning of the end for oil [View news story]
    Not in our lifetime.
    Nov 28, 2014. 01:07 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Surprise contraction in Japanese GDP [View news story]
    It is mathematically impossible for America to maintain our present fiscal course and at some point, it's all going to come crashing down hard. That's the big picture and it is an absolute certainty.

    I trade daily and am making money, but I have also taken steps to protect assets and avoid as much of a Cypress style haircut as possible.
    Nov 18, 2014. 04:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Surprise contraction in Japanese GDP [View news story]
    2canplay, let me know when this administration is creating enough jobs to keep up with the interest payments being added to the new (and only new) debt being added to the National Debt Obama is running up at an unprecedented rate. Right now, that is not happening. Forget about the principal, we can’t even keep up with the interest payments.

    Also let me know when the LFPR returns to normal levels. I would view this as a sign Americans have regained hope of even finding a job. The unemployment rates will go up, but at least Americans will find that ‘Hope’ crap Liberals have been talking about for 6 years.

    This news, along with that out of Europe indicating they too are sliding towards recession, is what I call a hint; the entire planet is headed towards a financial apocalypse.
    Nov 17, 2014. 07:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S., China announce climate deal [View news story]
    Promising for who? Tom Steyer?

    Obama needs to go sit in the corner for the next 26 months.
    Nov 12, 2014. 05:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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