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  • Atlantic Power's Debt Burden Looms Large Over The Stock [View article]
    Thanks Alberto.
    Dec 14, 2013. 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Atlantic Power's Debt Burden Looms Large Over The Stock [View article]
    The preferreds sound interesting, but I couldn't find a listing for those. What is the symbol?
    Dec 14, 2013. 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I know that some of them have been disappointing in terms of rapid declines. The issues may be location specific.

    As you point out, the US oil production rate is still increasing. I'm just not completely convinced though as the spending on wells has also been impressive.
    Dec 11, 2013. 09:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Ship Lease: Smooth Sea, 18% Journey Ahead [View article]
    Congratulations, your article seems to have started a run today. Its up over 6% and already above the average 10-day daily volume in the first 15 minutes.
    Dec 11, 2013. 09:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Context is everything. In the late 90s all of the oil majors were planning for $10/bbl oil. Almost no exploration was going on in the US for oil, so no need for oil services. And the small operators were just trying to survive.

    You could buy heavy equipment in Houston very cheaply, 300-ton cranes, 100 Mwatt gas-fired cogenerators, dozers, etc. I suggest that (HAL) wasn't the only oil-patch company with problems at that time.

    Could it happen again (i.e., low oil prices)? Of course it could. But I suspect that some of those horizontal wells will decline faster than some think.
    Dec 11, 2013. 09:22 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's BBM Is A Threat To Facebook And Twitter, Here's Why [View article]
    And I thought Fairfax was rejected because they couldn't come up with the financing.

    The "for sale" sign on the company also lost a number of corporate accounts for $BBRY. Have they signed up any new ones or are corporate customers still leaving?
    Dec 9, 2013. 10:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Happy Repeal Day [View instapost]
    Two fingers of the Quinta Ruban, neat.
    Dec 5, 2013. 04:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Exactly, it is going to happen. The votes are there. Do it right, do it once.
    Nov 12, 2013. 10:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 1993's '100 Best Stocks': How They Fared [View article]
    Along the same line, the NYSE was still using pieces of eight (increments of $US 0.125 based on the practice of cutting Spanish Doubloons into eight pieces) in 1993; so you automatically had a $0.125 spread. That was also significant for small investors then.
    Nov 12, 2013. 09:36 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I agree that single payer is the only way that cost can be controlled and it would further reduce administrative costs. From what I can see, Obama care is the worst way to go about reform (something for everyone is never going to be optimal). Insurance companies, pharma, hospitals and states all got into it and you have a mess. Its not even national, a number of states were exempted. Its also unfunded and will prove a windfall for litigious attorneys imo.

    As you said, we are already paying the health care costs through county hospitals (it may be different in your area) and almost all of that for emergency room service, which is not efficient and causes another set of problems in terms of resource allocation.
    Nov 12, 2013. 09:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Is A Buy, Qualcomm's Earnings Potential, And Weekly Market Outlook [View article]
    Those one-time charges are setting up a lower operating cost environment for Ford.
    Nov 4, 2013. 12:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed boosts speculation about tapering by year-end, stocks slide [View news story]
    Must be stealth hawks, the most dangerous kind...
    Oct 30, 2013. 08:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mikey Forrester...Russian Sailors...Dios Mio [View instapost]
    Not a good translation. He is saying: not until chocolate chips grow on the moon and men's aerosol hygiene products are prohibited.

    Literal translations often miss the mark.
    Oct 25, 2013. 01:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Men's Wearhouse adopts a poison pill [View news story]
    This has nothing to do with the shareholders. It should be called a management's rights plan.
    Oct 10, 2013. 11:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nuance gains on agreement with Icahn [View news story]
    That spike didn't last long. Now down about 2% and approaching 52-week lows.

    Will Ackman short it now?
    Oct 8, 2013. 10:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment