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  • Bloomberg: Unilever's $2B Ragu attracting host of suitors [View news story]
    Ragu sales are heavily coupon driven. The product needs to be reformulated to taste better and then there would be no need for coupon losses.
    It is an Italian sauce, it is not in the Mexican category, but it is a confused brand and people, after doctoring it to taste, use it in both styles. This is part of their problem, who wants to buy an Italian sauce and then have to go to work to make it sing?
    Mar 23, 2014. 08:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google's Out-Of-The-Box Stock Split, And More [View article]
    C is not a stock I would want if it is equal with A in $value, Larry does not want to trade my C shares for his B or A shares either. Larry is no fool.
    Mar 10, 2014. 09:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Look At Utilities, Starting With Consolidated Edison [View article]
    Free steam for the 99%ers. NYC mayor is the biggest problem for ED. I have DUK, but want ED too, just worried that when the next recession hits that big brother will require ED to share the wealth.
    Feb 10, 2014. 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • $1300 Gold Coming Up [View article]
    Metals are sold to cover margins on dropping stocks. So yes, gold can fall as cash is raised to cover losses.
    Feb 9, 2014. 11:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Core Labs: This Firm Is One Of The Most Overvalued On The Market [View article]
    Core Labs is to oil as a water witch is to a water well driller. SLB is a driller not a peer of CLB.
    Aug 31, 2013. 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why America's Economy Is Stuck In Low Growth [View article]
    The danger we face for our culture and humanity is the coming robot workforce. A robot lawnmower can keep the lawn precisely cut on a 365 day schedule. A robot can run the mile in 30 seconds and do it for days at a time. Any repetitive action can be roboticly accomplished at a higher quality and a lower cost than manpower whether it is flipping a burger or welding 3 inch steel.
    And don't say it will not happen. My home is full of robots, they wash my clothes, vacuum my carpet, turn on my a/c and parallel park my car.
    Mickey Mouse, playing the part of a low paid, sorcerer's apprentice turns a broom into hundreds of robotic water carriers and floods his world with overproduction. In the future I see millions of average, undereducated people put out of work by robots. So, how will they buy the roboticly produced goods and services? Welcome to the real New World Order, where you have nothing but time on your idle hands.
    Aug 4, 2013. 12:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Vs. Coca-Cola [View article]
    I see an energy related famine in Asia in 2015-2020. There will be a backlash to drinking sugar drinks led by politicians (i.e. Bloomberg) and this will affect the stock of KO. But, you can't eat gold either. So the author is close to right about paper gold; it is for trading to the last man buying.
    Physical Gold has two purposes, fight or flight. Every man should have enough gold to buy his families safe passage out. Two ounces for each child and four ounces for each adult.
    Fight. Gold is to buy protection, not from inflation, but from the well armed, hungry hordes. It is the currency of the Warlord, as hired guns in the future will not take greenbacks. If you are a fighter, you hold real gold, not in a box in a “too big to fail bank,” but in a gun vault. You do this because you believe that politicians are morons and because of them, Mad Max Rockatansky is coming to a Thunderdome near you.
    Apr 28, 2013. 05:41 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Permian Basin Royalty Trust Finally Reap The Benefits Of Fracking? [View article]
    I am deep in this stock and in the red. But, I buy when stock falls for no other reason than low volume and sell it back when I get a 2% gain. This way I am slowly climbing back from a 16,000 dollar loss by lowering my dollar cost average each trade. Because the daily volume is so low, I can't do it with one super trade.
    Mar 29, 2013. 07:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Corporation: Dividend Stock Analysis [View article]
    Wait until Europe settles. One third of old mac's revs come from there. As the euro sinks so does the exchange rate. Good stock, but wait to buy at a lower price.
    Jul 9, 2012. 10:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Rogers Is Buying Farmland [View article]
    Farmland is life land. The growing populations need food that comes from fertile soil that has rain fall or water rights, not over used, under nourished, dry dirt that has to be chemically charged to make it produce a profit.

    Good earth is what one needs to invest in while one still can. The death tax on estates will force this land to market. The backers and promoters of the tax law will be the first to grab.
    Jan 1, 2011. 02:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Sell Gold, Buy Oil: The Numbers Are Clear' - Oh Really? [View article]
    It's all about timing. Inflation is part of the capitalism system. Knowing when to buy and sell is the art of the trader. Chasing any trade is the folly of the fool. History warns and must be heeded. One needs to understand the force of the market and the power of demographics on it.
    At this time oil feeds the world and gold keeps a record of the value of the paper money we all use to buy oil. The next worry is food, which with the present population growth will be what you will need your gold to buy. The people that grow food will not feed you for a fist full of dollars. Think Zimbabwe
    May 22, 2010. 10:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Chinese Inflation Hike Oil and Gold Prices? [View article]
    The residents at 1600 Transylvania Blvd, Washington DC are not interested in a few gold hoarders. The money is in IRA's. The idea of seizing stock and bond IRA's puts a smile on any politician.
    Mar 15, 2010. 02:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Downsizing the American Dream [View article]
    The lust for "something for nothing" is heard in the present call for American socialized medicine and it is ignored as the cause of the big American housing and dot com collapse. A culture that promotes a boastful return on no effort whether in: the stock market, housing market or in a government run lottery or on a child's report card is headed for disaster. Natural law will extract its full penalty. Each of us that know the pain of breaking natural law should speak out against any undermining of the public debate by those that seek to ignore or replace natural law within our culture. Hard work produces goods and services that are as good as gold; all other quick rich schemes or income transfers are just a way to steal someone's effort, ideas or property.
    Aug 16, 2009. 09:52 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Minimum Wage Hike: Pity the Poor [View article]
    Government Union pay is linked to Min wage. So if Min wage goes up so does union wages automatically. This is why unions love $25 minimum for patty flippers.
    Jul 27, 2009. 05:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks Will Fall 37% or Gold Will Rally 60% [View article]
    1849 how did the California gold miners buy a pair of Levi's. . A pinch of dust for a beer and a bigger pinch for those pants. Gold is gold and he that has it makes all the rules.
    Roosevelt, in one day made owning gold coins illegal. Get a grinder and put it to use when Washington comes a calling for their American Eagles.

    On Jun 03 06:32 PM Tombstone wrote:

    > I figure quality coins such as the Rand, Maple Leaf, etc. may be
    > a better idea. How would you buy a new bass boat with a bar(s) of
    > bullion? Or a gallon of... uh...milk?
    Jun 8, 2009. 01:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment