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  • Cramer's Mad Money - Don't Second Guess Warren Buffett (4/8/14) [View article]
    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE: owns 40 million shares of General Motors (NYSE:GM)
    Apr 9 01:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors - Priced For Earnings Contraction [View article]
    The Chevrolet Equinox and the GMC Terrain are the only two vehicles to earn the top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which conducted a challenging crash test on nine popular midsize SUVs.
    Apr 9 01:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors - Priced For Earnings Contraction [View article]
    Buffett must be looking at that 34% next year in earnings growth and the 18+% for the next 5 years.
    Apr 9 01:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors - Priced For Earnings Contraction [View article]
    $7,000 a day is peanuts. MS is just making money on their short. GM will be back above $34 by the close. People forget that over 40% of GM is their investment in China. 2015 $4.85 and 2016 $5.53 in earnings.

    April 1, 2014
    OF GENERAL MOTORS (GM 34.42*****):
    Apr 9 09:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Investing In IBM And 2 Potential Takeover Targets Makes Sense Now [View article]
    No company is immune to the trouble in emerging markets. Look at Diageo which is basically flat because of them.
    Apr 8 03:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Schlumberger Ltd - March 2014 [View article]
    I own SLB and will add to it on weakness. It was $110 in 2007. I think it is likely to go there again. It is in the Moat ETF. When I checked the valuation and growth of the stocks in that ETF, I bought SLB. I'm up over 12% on SLB. Oil services stocks should do well as long as the price of oil stays high and as people start back driving more this spring.
    Another stock you should accumulate this year on weakness that is in the Moat ETF is IBM, which is a lot cheaper, but no revenue growth right now.
    Apr 8 02:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wide Moat Stocks: Protection In A Correction [View article]
    IBM recently was added to the Moat ETF and that's another stock that is a good buy now. You may get a better price when they report earnings but this quarter is expected to be lower.
    Apr 7 06:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stock Market Is Rigged! The Stock Market Is Not Rigged! [View article]
    I doubt that will pass
    "Guggenheim Securities LLC analyst Jaret Seiberg said there’s no political will for a transaction tax."
    Apr 4 04:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stock Market Is Rigged! The Stock Market Is Not Rigged! [View article]
    The people who did not believe the American economy would survive: Gold bugs, Zerohedge, Swiss bank account owners, Libor fixers, Derivative traders, etc, and actually all the people who piled on bearish trades to make quick money while they emailed bad news to CNBC, WSJ, etc. If you get enough money, you can move the markets.
    Same with politics and lying entire nations into war. If you get enough money behind it and enough time on broadcasts, you can buy elections and you can get people to lose their kids future sending them to war.
    Apr 4 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stock Market Is Rigged! The Stock Market Is Not Rigged! [View article]
    Tell me why you believe that HFT is fair? Whose money is behind it and are we at risk in any way from a supposed "fat finger" trade?
    Apr 4 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stock Market Is Rigged! The Stock Market Is Not Rigged! [View article]
    Clearly GS or anyone who can run programs every day looking through the orders can determine that stocks are going up or down, and when they are going down it's usually fast so they took out huge bearish bets. What basically happened in 2008 to March 2009 was a transfer of wealth from the average investor to the bears. And all we have to explain it is that the housing market was over-priced, a higher percentage of people were late on their mortgage payments or headed to foreclosure, and the libor rate was going up. Not much of an explanation to the average investor for the crash in my opinion. Then the crash did bring about the consequences they had been touting every day on tv. In other words, the bears won, and regulation by the government didn't happen to halt the nonsense before people's life savings, jobs, and houses were gone.
    I am not concerned about a fraction of a penny. I am concerned that the financial industry is being run by hedge fund manager types who care more about their profits than the money we have entrusted to them.
    Apr 4 11:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors Has The Guts To Deliver Upside Potential [View article]
    GM gained market share in March and far outperformed what people expected. It is likely that April will be even better.
    Apr 4 10:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Stocks With Large Buyback Programs - They May Bite Back [View article]
    Apple reduced their share count for the first time in 2013. I believe if they do this again in 2014, and get in ETFs and Mutual Funds who have buybacks as one of criteria for consideration, then Apple's stock price will rise. Apple's stock is very cheap and they should continue to buy back stock. They are still growing revenue.

    The highlight of Apple's next quarterly earnings call later this month could be moderate increases to the company's share buyback program and dividend payouts to shareholders, many investors reportedly expect.

    I am long Apple and see no reason to sell the stock at this price. Same with IBM. I would have to analyze each stock based on fundamentals and current price, but would not avoid any company strictly on the fact they have been buying back their stock. I would change the title of your article to "Avoid Shorting Stocks With Large Buyback Programs - They May Bite Back"

    The other stocks you are short are growth stocks. Qualcomm did reduce their shares outstanding last year as well, and did outperform Apple. So it may be time for Apple to catch up, but that is no reason to short Qualcomm. The other two stocks you are short are growth stocks that have increased their shares over the years and I have no opinion.
    Apr 4 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stock Market Is Rigged! The Stock Market Is Not Rigged! [View article]
    So the price of the underlying stocks during the day may not be the truth or the price determined by the market because the phantom stock trades haven't happened yet.
    A question I have had for a long time is why do stocks and ETFs appear to have a higher trade that executed after the close. I see this all the time. The stock or ETF is up in the morning down in the afternoon, and then right after the close a big bounce back up. The price usually doesn't hold but I have always wondered what is that?
    Apr 3 11:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chanos pitches shorts on CNBC [View news story]
    CNBC gives too much air time to short sellers. I don't understand why they would want you to know their positions anyway. It just makes them look like bad decision makers. Long-term investors know that you make the most money by accumulating stocks that are cheap and out-of-favor over the long-term. If a stock hasn't done anything in several years and has a low valuation, I would think it is more likely to move up in a bull market rather than down. Just because a short seller wants the stock to go down, is no reason to sell the stock. The same bad news over and over again begins to fall on deaf ears and investors think the future has to be brighter so they do their own research on what the company is doing and begin buying. This buying squeezes the shorts who have to cover, especially when companies are buying back their own stock like CAT and IBM, and then you really get some gains. I would never short a stock that had a buyback and paid a dividend in a bull market.
    Apr 3 11:15 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment