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  • Bill requiring California pension funds to sell coal assets moves forward  [View news story]
    Let's face it; coal is a dying industry. Peabody employs approximately 8,300 people, Arch Coal approximately 5,000, and Alpha Natural approximately 8,700 (per Yahoo Finance). Some of those people could get a job at other energy companies. The numbers here are small. Any job lost is unfortunate, but that's the way of life. Adaptation here is key. Look at the banking industry for instance with hundreds of thousands of job losses over the last 6 years. I agree though that investment restrictions are ridiculous.
    Jun 24, 2015. 03:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips, Total leading the way in energy "self-help," analyst says  [View news story]
    Both have great dividends but both have materially under-performed the broader market and many other industry sectors over the last 1, 5, and 10 years.
    Jun 24, 2015. 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Sprint CTO resigns in middle of network buildout  [View news story]
    Bye Bye
    Jun 23, 2015. 03:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon eyes crowdsourced delivery service  [View news story]
    Initial thought on using ordinary people: not a good idea. We'll see if it actually plays out though. Imagine - some random dude drives up to your house in a beat up Toyota to deliver you a new TV... Or better yet, he doesn't show up and takes your new TV. I like that they're continually thinking about ways to improve shipping while reducing costs.
    Jun 16, 2015. 11:46 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Jurassic World' stomps records with $209M opening; past $500M global  [View news story]
    I read that Jurassic World debuted late this past Thursday night. I saw it Saturday. Good movie.
    Jun 15, 2015. 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Lululemon's Q1  [View news story]
    Unlike their pants
    Jun 9, 2015. 08:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Oil: Don't Get Suckered Into Buying This Dip, Oil Has Further To Fall  [View article]
    @RAKJ: I didn't lambaste you or your comment. I merely pointed out that you undercut the author and his article on a basis that you subsequently used to back your bull argument. I can understand and respect a bull case for oil prices, I just didn't appreciate the negativism toward someone who put forth the time and effort to write an article and when the argument used was a contradiction in itself. Nonetheless, best of luck investing. Probably an honest mishap. Cheers.

    Mini bio: I have degrees in economics and finance and have 7 years of portfolio management experience in the finance industry.
    May 21, 2015. 05:07 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Oil: Don't Get Suckered Into Buying This Dip, Oil Has Further To Fall  [View article]
    @RAKJ: You have a few contradicting statements in your post. You debase the author's arguments and analysis saying "The problem if there really is one for oil investors is the fact that no one really knows and not even this author which way it will head up or down" and then you go on to support your bull thesis by backing someone who, according to you, doesn't know which way oil prices are going by saying "For now I will stick with Boon who says $100 per barrel by the end of this year." Look at T. Boone's past record for price forecasting by the way. Additionally, your first sentence "I always give a person credit to take the time to write a article even though in this case you may have wasted my time to read it and your time to write it" contradicts itself as you certainly aren't giving the author credit for his analysis and article.
    May 21, 2015. 02:29 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Biotech Stocks Now, Short Them, And Ask Questions Later  [View article]
    IBB is up 5.5% since this article was written. Momentum is with this trade at this point. Trends are still positive. I view the recent pullback as more of a consolidation in a still-positive uptrend as the run-up has been rather large. Good luck with your trades.
    May 20, 2015. 02:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: Netflix in talks to enter Chinese market  [View news story]
    Positive development. Sounds like it could take some time, but this would be a huge growth engine for Netflix. I'd be curious to hear about content cost and the functioning of any partnership in China.
    May 15, 2015. 08:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: OPEC sees oil price below $100 for the next decade  [View news story]
    Over what time frame? Oil, both Brent and WTI, was in the $50's.
    May 12, 2015. 11:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron beats by $0.58, beats on revenue  [View news story]
    Thanks for sharing, Minutemen. I've had my eye on an energy ETF, XLE. I'm more a sector based investor, but I do like hearing others investment ideas. Good luck with your investments.
    May 1, 2015. 11:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron beats by $0.58, beats on revenue  [View news story]
    Minutemen: Are you buying something else or just keeping some cash on the sidelines? You make a case that sounds rather positive on CVX and yet you say you're not buying at these levels. 4% dividend yield is enticing.
    May 1, 2015. 11:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron beats by $0.58, beats on revenue  [View news story]
    "Beats by $10.19B". Seriously?! Either that's a typo or those forecasters did a rather terrible job.
    May 1, 2015. 08:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple beats estimates, guides in-line, ups dividend  [View news story]
    I understand your argument for Apple, but those companies are NOT one trick pony companies. Dig into the 10-K for each one of them on the SEC website and you'll understand why. Happy investing.
    Apr 29, 2015. 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment