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  • Nokia's Delta Deal Is Delicious, And Missed By The Market Thus Far [View article]
    Nokia has always been ignored here in USA. Even when Nokia was selling more phones than anybody, all the side-by-side evaluations of different phones (be it CNET or columnists) excluded Nokia phones and hyped Apple. To me it seemed like all the evaluators have been fully invested in Apple. If anybody but Apple had had the Map app disaster they would have been beaten to the ground - AAPL got a pass. Nokia has the best map app - just go to Yahoo - and it is not mentioned by any columnists when comparing maps. I take it to mean that NOK is considered dangerous by all AAPL maniacs.
    Aug 25, 2013. 04:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver Coin Sales 'Absolutely Sizzling' This Year, But Every Investor Is Losing Money - Here's Why [View article]
    Would it make sense to buy silver coins in case the predicted massive inflation hits US dollar? How would the street value (used as currency) of a silver American Eagle or silver Canadian Maple Leaf change in that case?
    Anybody know how much China has managed to shed American dollars so far? Have they stopped buying our debt?
    Apr 5, 2013. 09:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Gold Bear Is Waking Up [View article]
    To halt golds long term rise we need.
    1) Lower debt. - ain't happening, not with Obama spending
    2) lower deficits - aint happening, not with Obama spending
    3) stronger dollar - aint happening, not with China bouncing back
    4) trade balance - ain't happening, this si why China is bouncing back
    5) rising interest rates - can't happen, can't service debt.
    ----Move on - nothing new here!!!
    You can substitute Bush for Obama for each point and it is still true.
    GOP's "fiscal conservatism" sank this country in the first place. It is a lot easier sliding downhill than uphill. Obama has the uphill battle and has to battle the irrational "fiscal conservatives" - many the same ones who were Bush enablers (Boehner et al.). And yes - Bush is not the president anymore but the disaster he left behind does not disappear on its own.
    Dec 25, 2012. 10:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Something Someday Will Kill Facebook, But We're Not There Yet [View article]
    " it became mostly immature"
    That sounds about right. The initial buzz was school kids who have now grown up. The lure of exclusivity is gone and their parents have joined in - That's a killer...
    If FB can mature into something grown ups see as useful - there's a chance.
    Nov 18, 2012. 05:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • State Street's Mazza: Gold ETF 'GLD' Easier To Trade Than Bullion And Coins [View article]
    What's the deal here:
    For decades, almost half of Germany's gold has been stored deep below the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Now, with the euro crisis swirling, German politicians are asking their central bankers to take stock of the reserves. Some even say that the gold should be shipped home.
    For decades, German central bankers have contented themselves with written affirmations from their American colleagues that the gold still remains where it is said to be stored. According to the report, the bar list from New York stems from "1979/1980." The report also noted that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York refuses to allow the gold's owners to view their own reserves.:
    Nov 11, 2012. 02:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobs Report Favors Change [View article]
    It is time for change - Time for republicans to change their priorities from destroying Obama presidency to taking care of business in congress. It is so clear what the teapublican congress has been doing with their obstructionist policies and ridiculous "pinky swear" pledges. Bush/republicans added $6Trillion to debt by starting an unnecessary war and giving huge tax breaks to the rich "job creators" like Romney who have not been creating jobs. It is time for republicans to pay the Bush debt. Bush added the most to the national debt and Reagan the second most. Both of them kept saying "deficits don't matter".
    Sep 8, 2012. 11:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Euphoria Continues As We Get Ready To Jump Off The Fiscal Cliff [View article]
    rsi:" an attack on the country and started one necessary war in 2001"
    So you are one of those who still think it was Iraq behind 9-11??
    Bush already knew before the war that was not the case. Only because of that lie was there public approval. The truth is that republicans think the military industry is the only one to support and therefore perpetual war is necessary (remember McCain and "Bomb,bomb Iran??) The only reason why Bush unemployment numbers were lower in his first term was the war - young people signing up in large numbers. At the end of his term unemployment was 8.3% Now Romney is promising another war for Israel.
    Sep 8, 2012. 10:25 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's (AAPL) California battle with Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is turning up reams of data about the companies' U.S. sales. An Apple document states 19M iPhones were solid in the U.S. in 1H (31% of total sales), along with 10.2M iPads (35% of total). Meanwhile, 1H U.S. sales of Samsung smartphones deemed by Apple to be infringing its IP amounted to 4.5M. Also: Samsung claims to have sold just 37K Galaxy Tab units in the U.S. in Q2. (Galaxy S document[View news story]
    AAPL ripped off of NOK patents for years and then lost in court. AAPL has always had the philosophy that they can just take whatever they want - including the name of the company and the trademarked iPhone name. Now AAPL is paying royalties to NOK.
    Aug 10, 2012. 09:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bankers Got Too Aggressive With Pricing Facebook [View article]
    "about 20 percent of buying orders seem to be coming from retail investors "
    That means 80% was institutional investors!
    Zuckerberg never wanted to go public in the first place. There was an article I read about this. It is the laws of this country that forced the company to go public; The law says when a company has more than 500 stock holders it has to go public. The IPO was dragged on for some years. Also, the fact that in the last 2 days FB added tons of shares to the IPO, in my opinion that was most likely done to keep the stock price low and not create the spike in price some speculators expected. Now the speculators are mad that they couldn't make the 1st day killing they wanted and are attacking FB every which way. I'm not on FB - don't need it...
    Also for the past week there was plenty of reporting how the stock is worth maybe $25 and warnings to not buy the stock. Anybody who feels scammed is ignorant and illiterate.
    May 19, 2012. 06:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The EU Debt Crisis Will Continue To Punish The Markets [View article]
    EU debt crises has nothing to do with the problems in this country. It is the republicans in congress who have vowed to do anything and everything to destroy Obama's presidency - you know the "Operation Chaos" republicans talked about openly the first year of Obama's presidency.
    This whole issue of debt ceiling and budget cuts is a show created for the ignorant republican base. Every republican president from Reagan to Bush/Cheney who created the historically biggest increases in national debt and deficits, have preached that "deficits don't matter".
    May 19, 2012. 06:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The EU Debt Crisis Will Continue To Punish The Markets [View article]
    "EU Debt Crisis Will Continue To Punish The Markets"
    When things go badly in US markets there is always EU to blame.
    I don't get it! Is it that European investors are the ones who keep the US market going and when they disappear to their woes, US markets suffer?? Or is it that Europeans have had it with the corrupt US markets and don't buy into the imaginary US derivative scam thing any more - You know those derivatives that bankrupted so many EU banks??? I'm sure EU'ers have figured out how the markets here go...
    May 19, 2012. 02:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Additional S&P ratings cuts: Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Cyprus are slashed by 2 notches. Austria, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia are cut one notch. Having their ratings affirmed: Germany, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Estonia. (earlier)  [View news story]
    At least EU is providing a service for the fee (support and annual reviews). What is it that S&P provides? Sounds like just to be able to use the information S&P comes up with once has to be paid for over and over again. Since S&P downgraded US after having failed for years to downgrade any of the derivative casino players, it seems like their credibility is unraveling.
    S&P sounds like the same kind of scam like consumer credit ratings which are provided by the same banks which then use it to evaluate you. At least now since a few years ago one can get the information for free once per year.
    Jan 16, 2012. 08:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Additional S&P ratings cuts: Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Cyprus are slashed by 2 notches. Austria, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia are cut one notch. Having their ratings affirmed: Germany, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Estonia. (earlier)  [View news story]
    Anyway - Who are these people!! Are they from the same pack as the FED people who are one way or another connected to Goldman? These backroom people should not have this much power over the whole world.
    Jan 13, 2012. 10:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Additional S&P ratings cuts: Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Cyprus are slashed by 2 notches. Austria, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia are cut one notch. Having their ratings affirmed: Germany, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Estonia. (earlier)  [View news story]
    "In November 2009, ten months after launching an investigation, the European Commission (EC) formally charged S&P with abusing its position as the sole provider of international securities identification codes for U.S. securities by requiring European financial firms and data vendors to pay licensing fees for their use."
    EU investigating S&P and - surprise - downgrades. Obama was investigating S&P and - surprise - downgrade for US, and that was clearly meant to hurt Obama politically. After all these downgrades are making some rich investors even richer! EU has been in general doing better than US and that is not acceptable - whack their knees!
    Jan 13, 2012. 10:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) reportedly is seeking partners to help build a range of primary care healthcare services, including clinical care, diagnostic and preventative services, health and wellness products, without the traditionally steep prices. Two weeks ago, WMT cut employee healthcare benefits for part-time workers and raised premiums for much of its full-time staff.  [View news story]
    Agreed! Most preventive care and minor ailments don't not require a doctor. In any case, this would be better than 45 million people not having any health care - just relying on their own wits.
    Nov 10, 2011. 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment