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  • 5 Stocks That Indicate A Rough Christmas Ahead [View article]
    Then why write the article? Someone profits on these articles.
    Nov 20, 2015. 01:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Finally Time To Buy IBM? [View article]
    If IBM closes up today, that's three days in a row. So my guess is that IBM is good to go. It will likely go up more often than go down.
    Nov 20, 2015. 11:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks That Indicate A Rough Christmas Ahead [View article]
    I don't know anyone who buys clothes on Amazon. I think you wrote this to make your trades work.
    Nov 20, 2015. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Media Alert: New IBM Cloud Tool Eliminates the Need for Users to Share Personal Data with Apps [View article]
    Sounds good. I'm really not interested in giving out my personal information and then worrying about identity fraud. And I'm tired of people over the phone asking me for this information when I have a simple inquiry.
    Nov 20, 2015. 10:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Finally Time To Buy IBM? [View article]
    IBM is no longer on the top 10 list for Spam, which was because of Brazil's recent addition to IBM's cloud locations, cyber criminals in Brazil, and the fact that Brazil has no laws against spam. is on the top 10 list at number 5.
    Nov 19, 2015. 05:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Reality Of Retail And Of Macy's [View article]
    So what do women think? Just wondering because that is who shops for their families' clothes and shoes. I only shop online if I can return something and prefer to return it in the store, sometimes just exchanging it for a different size. I would never buy our clothes and shoes on Amazon...just too much of a bother. I need to see the quality of most items and try them on.
    As a woman, my opinion is to buy good businesses when they are cheap, and Macy's is certainly cheap.
    Nov 17, 2015. 02:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Eye Test Explains Macy's, Home Depot's Results [View article]
    When people think HD they think spring, summer, and maybe fall season with leaves. With so much negative sentiment on the mall stores, may be time to buy them. Malls do well during Christmas and winter. I bet many people haven't bought their winter attire or Christmas presents yet. And black Friday is a little over a week away. Discount stores are not very good places for gift shopping. They just don't have the selection or the brands. And if the malls are having good sales this year, that's where I'm going.
    Nov 17, 2015. 02:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM partners with Xilinx on OpenPower servers, touts Watson's performance [View news story]
    Sounds like more vendors are investing in offering IBM's Power processors and servers. Good article naming vendors here:
    Xilinx has over half of the programmable chips market and is the largest player. This is a good partner for IBM.
    Here is their announcement.
    Sounds like Intel's investors are worried about the Altera acquisition.
    Nov 17, 2015. 01:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Warren Buffett Isn't Selling IBM Despite Dismal Performance? [View article]
    Berkshire Hathaway, which is Buffett’s insurance and investment conglomerate, added 1.5 million shares in the third quarter to its stake in IBM IBM 0.64% , according to a filing released on Monday morning.

    Write a SA article saying "Buffett buys more IBM shares" and make a lot of money on that.
    Nov 17, 2015. 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Warren Buffett Isn't Selling IBM Despite Dismal Performance? [View article]
    Yesterday it was reported that Buffett upped his investment in IBM.
    Nov 17, 2015. 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Warren Buffett Isn't Selling IBM Despite Dismal Performance? [View article]
    Sorry, I was talking about the Wall Street media that talks down Buffett every chance they get, not the author of this article.
    Nov 17, 2015. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Greatest Threat To Intel In Data Centers Comes From IBM, Not ARM [View article]
    What does IBM have that differentiates them?
    Support and sustainability of their customers' applications over the decades resulting in a good return on the customers' initial investment. And this is not just in mainframes, but also in midrange systems like the RS/6000 and the AS/400 applications, which now run on Power servers. Here is an interesting article from 2000, with insight into why customers stick with IBM, and how IBM was planning Power servers way back 15 years ago.
    "IBM remains full of surprises. While the company has clearly wanted to create a unified server image for years, I guess no one thought that they would pile in so precipitously, and without too many technology announcements as well. Well, we had all better get used to it - IBM servers are now eServers, and the AS/400(1988) becomes the iSeries 400."
    "And to be fair, IBM does have one of the broadest server ranges in the business."
    "the eServer(old name) brand does offer choice, and covers the whole terrain - from the smallest business or start-up, to the data centre. This satisfies two clear criteria for achieving brand profile in the digital economy - clarity of image, and customised solutions."
    "As many people in IBM have privately expressed in the past, the server group needs a distinct and uncomplicated market profile, while preserving the diversity that gives the company such a broad market reach."
    "One day IBM may well have a single, scaleable server architecture - maybe the new branding is a big step towards this goal. Remember that the AS/400(1988) and RS/6000(1990) already share over 90 per cent of components in common." Today all the applications those customers invested time, money, and personnel now run on the Power servers and can run on the same server at the same time.
    Nov 17, 2015. 11:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Media Misled Investors Again - Retail Sales Were Not Bad At All [View article]
    The media should be investigated as to where they get their articles.
    Nov 17, 2015. 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gap, Macy's And Nordstrom Send Troubling Signals... Sort Of: Holiday Countdown - Week 2 Of 8 [View article]
    I don't think there is much competition from JCP for Macy's. JCP is not in the same quality merchandise. Most of the people I see shopping at JCP are ethnic and their merchandise looks like it. Wall Street just didn't get what they wanted from Macy's in a Reit, the big stores didn't get the tourists, and likely the traders shorted the stock pumping their shorts in the media with bad news. Macy's is a very cheap stock. I would buy Macy's before I bought JCP any day of the week. Macy's dividend yield is 3.73%. The forward P/E is 9. The time to buy Macy's stock is now on this big collapse in price. They make a lot of money. They have a great website, and a good loyalty program. The merchandise has been priced higher the last few years with the recovery, and in my opinion, could use some good sales. If they stop with all the fine print on the coupons, the merchandise will clear. Another stock that has crashed is Dillard's. This is a very cheap price as well, but you don't get the dividend. I do believe you can make money in both stocks M and DDS for 2016.
    Nov 17, 2015. 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM Gains Momentum [View article]
    Bears are going after Biotech and Pharma too. I got out of Biotech and Merck last year. Still in Pfizer. Good luck to you.
    Nov 11, 2015. 09:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment