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  • Darden Restaurants (DRI +0.4%) says it will revamp the menu at its Red Lobster chain amid slumping sales to accounts for diners who want lighter and cheaper options. Restaurants will increase the number of non-seafood items on its menu to 25% from 8% as early as October 15. No word yet on if Red Lobster will change its name similar to how Kentucky Fried Chicken re-invented itself as KFC to broaden its appeal.  [View news story]
    Maybe they could serve better quality and better prepared lobster.
    Oct 3, 2012. 04:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford (F) -2.5% AH after its CFO says international losses would triple in Q2, primarily because of much weaker European sales, and it could close an assembly plant in Europe should demand keep falling. Ford lost $190M in Q1 in its overseas operations, with Europe accounting for nearly 80%; it had forecast Q2 international losses would be roughly the same as Q1.   [View news story]
    Jun 28, 2012. 05:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chimera: In Danger Of More Dividend Cuts?  [View article]
    So you're suggesting that holders who are down 30% should sell?
    Jun 26, 2012. 03:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Among the Apple (AAPL) developer conference product rumors that didn't pan out: MacBook Airs with retina displays, an $800 MacBook Air, new iMacs, and (in the case of a speculative Jefferies note) the fabled Apple TV. There may be no better proof of why output from the Apple rumor mill needs to be taken with a large dose of salt. Apple shares finished down 1.6% after rallying early on, as disappointment over unrealized rumors set in. (more on AAPL)   [View news story]
    This was a conference for software developers. Apple came through with amazing software innovations. Any hardware announcements were a plus- certainly not a negative.
    Jun 11, 2012. 06:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Mea Culpa With Apple  [View article]
    What is the opportunity cost of tying up all that cash at 0% interest while you own the puts? Is it really worth it?
    Apr 9, 2012. 12:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly: A Strong 'Buy' For Dividends  [View article]
    Why don't you own any?
    Mar 27, 2012. 05:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Implied Volatility: What Does It Tell Us?  [View article]
    AAPL is at 597 after the dividend announcement.
    Can you tell me why my AAPL jan 14 Leap at 500 is selling below the price i paid when AAPL stock was at 585? Are people selling options and buying stock now?
    Mar 19, 2012. 03:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Performance Review For 5 High-Yield Agency Mortgage REITs  [View article]
    What do you think of CYS?
    Mar 14, 2012. 07:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency Vs Annaly Capital Management: A Clear Winner?  [View article]
    How does CYS compare with NLY and AGNC? Any thoughts?
    Mar 14, 2012. 06:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly: What Is Going On?  [View article]
    Why not 50, 60, 70, 100% of one's portfolio who is in need of income- like me? I am 20% in NLY, AGnc, and Cim.
    Mar 10, 2012. 01:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly: What Is Going On?  [View article]
    Author- you make investing in NLY sound like such a no-brainer for us in need of income, why not invest 50% or more rather than 5%? This is a serious question, not sarcastic.
    Mar 10, 2012. 01:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Madoff's Investors Don't Deserve Compensation or Sympathy  [View article]
    As soon as I read "Middle-class investors like you and I," I stopped reading. If you're going to write a column, please learn basic grammar first.
    Jul 2, 2009. 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment