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  • Monsanto could be activist target, J.P. Morgan says [View news story]
    145 farmers over 20 years. So roughly 7 farmers a year. Out of an estimated 4.5 million in the US. Yeah, sure sounds like Monsanto going on a rampage here.

    But you neglected to say what those lawsuits were about - and the fact that in nearly every one that went to court the farmer ended up losing. So why does Monsanto have to "clean up it's image" when it has filed less than 1/100th the number of patent lawsuits that Apple has?
    Apr 4 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monsanto could be activist target, J.P. Morgan says [View news story]
    There is no way that those activists have any significant portion of the stock.

    And not sure where you came up with that "most hated" idea. They might be the most hated by the radical left extremists, but those are the same ones that hate Walmart, the power companies, and "big oil".
    Apr 3 12:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla cuts deal to keep five N.Y. stores [View news story]
    This law has nothing to do with Tesla except for the fact that Tesla happened to be the only mfg currently owning "factory direct" stores at the time.
    Apr 1 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla cuts deal to keep five N.Y. stores [View news story]
    It's NY, not NJ. You can read the entire law here http://bit.ly/O6SxwL

    And the law is useless and insane - as are 90% of the laws in NY. Parts of it are probably unconstitutional, such as "unless preempted by federal law, requires the franchised motor vehicle dealer to waive trial by jury in actions involving the franchisor".

    Though there is a lot of hype saying that the dealers are going after Tesla, that is not true. They are in fact going after preventing direct sales by manufacturers direct to consumers, whether single purchase or fleet. Tesla just happened to be one of those doing so. But just one of the things that makes such laws so stupid is that they are so easy to evade - just get on the internet, order your Mercedes from the factory, and pick it up in the next state over.

    It's all about protectionism and crony capitalism, and Tesla is a minor player and/or victim in it. But considering all the subsidies etc. that Tesla has gotten from the government, perhaps it's Karma :D
    Mar 28 11:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Price Cuts At Cree: Expect Bulb Sales To Soar [View article]
    In the longer term, LED lighting is pretty much the future. Short term there are still some major niches they have barely touched - such as the shop/factory lighting fixtures, which are currently about 95% the 40 watt fluorescent. Over the past couple of years I have been replacing all lights with LED's as the old ones die.
    Mar 21 02:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks I Expect To Get Halved In The Next 2 Years [View article]
    I would note that it is down another 6% today, down to 5.65.
    Mar 21 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks I Expect To Get Halved In The Next 2 Years [View article]
    I was in the renewable energy business for almost 20 years, and during that time I never bought any RE stocks except for occasional short term trades, because they were so overhyped and extremely volatile. Fuel cells are NOT the future - they will be a small part of it, but will never (well, in the next 20 years) be a major part of it. There are many technical reasons, which many people don't know, don't want to know, ignore, or don't understand.
    Mar 20 02:58 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks I Expect To Get Halved In The Next 2 Years [View article]
    PLUG's high was 11.72 on Mar 11. As of right now it is sitting at 5.96.
    Mar 20 02:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks I Expect To Get Halved In The Next 2 Years [View article]
    PLUG is 40% off of it's high in just 10 days. Does not sound like a buy and hold stock to me.
    Mar 20 02:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks I Expect To Get Halved In The Next 2 Years [View article]
    There is something scary about a stock with a 52 week range of 15 cents as the low, and almost $12 as the high - especially when it has never made money in over a decade.
    Mar 20 02:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks I Expect To Get Halved In The Next 2 Years [View article]
    Agreed on that. I quite often see stocks that I am sure will crash and burn - but I don't know when, so I just stay out. PLUG is one of those overhyped stocks that has risen beyond any rational reason - but I am not going to jump in and short it.
    Mar 20 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Crowd Wisdom Predicts Future Stock Returns [View article]
    The bottom line is - who would you trust more: SA or the pundits on MSNBC... :)
    Mar 20 02:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Crowd Wisdom Predicts Future Stock Returns [View article]
    Not sure why you are counting taxes - ANY winning strategies would pay the same taxes.
    Mar 20 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Crowd Wisdom Predicts Future Stock Returns [View article]
    As several people have noted, quite often the gems are not the articles, but the comments on the articles. Quite often if an article is just too biased, it gets torn apart in the comments, which is why you have to read those also and not just blindly follow the article.

    Since 2007 probably 90% of my investment decisions have been based somewhat on SA articles and comments. I have never bought or sold a stock solely because I read an article on SA, but it is one of many factors, and probably the main one. Since 2007 I have beaten the S&P 500 by around 4% a year. SA, like any site, is a place to do research for YOUR decisions, not a place to make decisions for you.
    Mar 20 02:28 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Crowd Wisdom Predicts Future Stock Returns [View article]
    There is no such thing as "always", and nobody is claiming that. In the stock market all you have to do is be right more often than wrong, unlike flying an airplane you don't have to be right every time to win.
    Mar 20 02:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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