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  • Dell shareholders approve LBO [View news story]
    I don't know about that. I still think it was smart for the shareholders to take the money and run. No growth there. Dell will be saddled with a lot of debt and a junk credit rating too.
    Sep 12, 2013. 01:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dell shareholders approve LBO [View news story]
    I haven't seen that one before. That is a lot for a site that charges $7/trade.
    Sep 12, 2013. 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Options are not always a zero sum game. If I sell a covered call, and the stock price goes past the strike, my shares are called. I make a profit and the call buyer does as well.

    If I sell a put, then the stock is below the strike, I have to acquire the shares but at a price I think is reasonable. The put buyer meanwhile was able to off-load shares that dropped more than the buyer could tolerate from a risk standpoint.

    
    Sep 12, 2013. 08:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Then why have all my SS statements shown my retirement benefits?

    Anyway, its not something I'm counting on regardless.
    Sep 11, 2013. 12:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I think the Onion had good coverage: http://onion.com/17WiZLZ
    Sep 11, 2013. 08:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Change coming to DJIA weighting? [View news story]
    Well, there should be some selling by the index funds; however (AA) is such a low percentage of the DJIA that I wouldn't bet on price movement as a result of that.
    Sep 11, 2013. 08:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    No, McCain would have bombed them in 2011: http://bit.ly/189aWlb; how quickly we forget.
    Sep 10, 2013. 01:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Change coming to DJIA weighting? [View news story]
    DJIA is an outdated concept and should be eliminated. It was developed to enable the average to be easily calculated before there were computers. So it consists of simply the average per share price of the components--no weighting for market cap. Here is the distribution of values as of yesterday: http://bit.ly/X8eDD1

    Now, look at how the selections are made. The 2nd largest US corporation by capitalization is excluded due to high share price. (CVX) at 6.2% with $235 billion market cap has more influence than (XOM) at 4.5% with $385 billion market cap, (HD) at 3.7% with $106 billion market cap same as (WMT) with $241 billion market cap and (IBM) trumps them all at 9.4% of the index with a market cap of $205 billion; ridiculous in this day and age.
    Sep 10, 2013. 11:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    The Gulf nations have offered to pay for an invasion: http://dailym.ai/15gK40a

    I did not insinuate that the KSA are bribing the US to initiate a strike (I don't see how you came to that conclusion from what I wrote). The KSA distributes funds freely to members of both parties in the US and they have done so for decades (but they do know who to go to). At a minimum, as with other political contributors, they get an audience with key members of government.
    Sep 10, 2013. 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Syria is all about the money. Gulf nations want a natural gas pipeline across Syria and Russia doesn't. IMO, that is the root of the conflict. I believe KSA is at the forefront for rebel funding.
    I believe if McCain were president we may have already been involved. Just read some of his comments regarding Syria--he was pushing for intervention a long time past. KSA knows who to grease in the US. 
    Sep 10, 2013. 08:33 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Putin was already a major player in the ME. Russia already has a naval base in Syria and Syria decided against allowing the construction of a natural gas pipeline that the Arab Gulf nations wanted. That leaves Putin largely in control of natural gas in Europe.
    Sep 10, 2013. 08:05 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Millionaire Next Train [View instapost]
    It does beg the question as to why he is still working as a train conductor.
    Sep 9, 2013. 06:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kerry: International support growing for action against Syria [View news story]
    An excellent point with regard to the use of chemical weapons being unsanctioned in the Iran-Iraq war.
    Sep 8, 2013. 08:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Awilco Drilling: A Sustainable 22% Dividend [View article]
    I think this was just Awilco taking advantage of a huge opportunity to pick the rigs up cheap.
    Aug 28, 2013. 06:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Awilco Drilling: A Sustainable 22% Dividend [View article]
    There is and its stated in the article: "Awilco Drilling was formed by Awilco AS, a Norwegian private ship owning company based in Oslo, to facilitate Transocean's need to sell these two rigs and in January 2010"
    Aug 28, 2013. 05:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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