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  • Gilead, Abbvie, Express Scripts, And Biotech Industry Turmoil Seen By Market-Makers  [View article]
    Any company which engages in this type of anti competetive practice should be taxed out of existence for the wastage they will cause with their apparently less effective drugs which will only increase healthcare costs where patients have to switch treatments midstream.Their is a social,fiscal and a healthcare dimension here which the government would do well to acknowledge and get ahead of before this issue gets out of control.Let ABBV compete on the efficacy of their treatment without bullying vulnerable people to accept their products.The short term differential between the treatment costs will dwarf the longterm care these patients will need if they are not treated properly with or without a switchover to GILD.
    Dec 25, 2014. 08:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fannie Mae: A Primer To Senior Preferred Shares And Warrants  [View article]
    Thanks for your article.The chart idea is very helpful as the legal stages in the cases are going to ebb and flow with issues as to how courts are going to be bound by the rulings of other courts as to discovery applications etc.This legal journey will be protracted and the chart will help to open the issues to a wider audience.
    Oct 30, 2014. 07:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Galena: Read, Decide, Invest  [View article]
    Alan,you have set a quality investigative precedent which can be a very cogent weapon against co ordinated shorting attacks. I suspect other CEO's will answer your calls in similar situations and you will be taken very seriously.
    Continue to colloborate with your readership in advance to maximise these interviews.
    Keep up the good work.
    Feb 4, 2014. 06:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Is A 25% Drop Reason To Buy?  [View article]
    Very good summary for those not familiar with TSLA. Very easy to read. Thanks.
    Nov 12, 2013. 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Young And Restless Portfolio: This Portfolio Actually Increased In A Bad Month  [View article]
    Applying a small part of my fund to this energetic portfolio with a large bias towards your alpha retirement fund. FNMA has huge potential if it is releasd from conservatorship. Perhaps a small investment in FNMA might be considered for this adventurous fund which has performed extremely well to date.It is still an OTC stock but with a difference in that it earns huge dividends which are being snaffled by the government.Yes ,there is a political element to this stock with pressure from some quarters to liquidate it but many think it is too big and systemic to dismantle it and shareholder lawsuits also add pressure for its release.The reward significantly outweighs the risk .Maybe this is a good fit for the Young and Restless fund.
    Sep 25, 2013. 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Not Let Bad Habits Derail Your Retirement  [View article]
    I hope you make a speedy recovery from your present incapacities. I am 15 years to retirement and I have bought CSCO,WFC,O,NM,F
    etc among the lower priced stocks to trade in order to build a larger capital base.Your share picks are well chosen to gaurd against large capital losses and any short term fluctuations will be insulated by dividends or shares in lieu of dividends.My first trade has increased GE by one per cent. I hope from such small beginnings I can radically build my fund on an exponential basis within ten years. Any thoughts on this model ? Thanks. m551492b
    Sep 25, 2013. 05:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Young And Restless Portfolio: Selling Apple In This Aggressive Growth Portfolio  [View article]
    I like that you have the honesty and strength of mind to reverse a decision quickly (apple) if you think this is necessary for the investment objectives of the portfolio. Do you intend to sell stocks when you feel they have run ahead in order to buy back cheaper and use reserve cash for smaller purchases to diversify the portfolio?
    Feb 20, 2013. 03:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Manitowoc: An Impressive Investing Opportunity For 2013  [View article]
    Read Arne Alsins articles( a seeking alpha contributor) on this company which is outperforming within his top ten stock picks for 2013 .Good insight into this company.
    Feb 5, 2013. 07:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Irish Recovery?  [View article]
    I agree as to the softly softly approach.This government had not tasted power for years and they had to build relationships at a different level so they are taken seriously by their european counterparts which takes time.
    Jan 12, 2013. 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Irish Recovery?  [View article]
    Thanks for your response. I can see you are supportive and well informed as to Ireland. I was just concerned that less informed readers might take too negative a view of Ireland.

    The pace of austerity in this country has unnecessarily slowed our recovery .We expect our government to put more pressure on the eu for bank bond concessions during their eu presidency.Perhaps Spain and the southern countries will co operate collaberatively with the eu if they see we are being treated properly but like you I suspect we will get a token concession or nothing at all until the German elections are over.
    Jan 11, 2013. 02:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Irish Recovery?  [View article]
    Not so sure about the potential further fall of 20 per cent for property values.Plenty cash on the sidelines waiting to buy and assets are being bought for cash. Banks are starting to debt forgive and the irish are more determined and resilient than you may realise.We will get out of this mess as long as we as we get some EU assistance re the bank bonds as it seems to me we are incurring a very heavy price because we were first to face the banking crisis where our government had no precedent and the other peripheral countries such as spain have learnt from us and are negotiating better deals.The export sector is doing well and retail performed well this christmas.We in Ireland are getting on with austerity and this will stand to us when we return to the bond markets.Our economy is much more competitive now with falling wages and I see more business in the services sector.Ireland is very investible now .It is no accident China is looking to develop ventures in Ireland and Wilbur Ross has taken a large stake in Bank of Ireland.Just my thoughts for what they are worth.
    Jan 10, 2013. 04:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 Pick: Buy NCR (And Then Again)  [View article]
    Thanks for replying Arne. NCR is certainly looking good.
    Nov 29, 2012. 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 Pick: Buy NCR (And Then Again)  [View article]
    New to your picks Arne. How do you view the recent takeover of Retalix? Do you think the price is right? On the face of it the move looks to be positive if they can bed the acquisition down quickly.
    Nov 29, 2012. 03:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment