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  • 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
  • 5 Loughts On Thongs...I Mean...No, That's Right [View instapost]
    Thanks for the update Joe. I'm still holding MNKD and IMUC. I've traded IMUC, but have what I consider a full position now. I completed a nice trade off of GTXI, I would have never even looked at that one without your drawing attention to it (or IMUC for that matter).
    Oct 4, 2013. 09:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vale's Depressed Valuation Offers Opportunity For Anti-Cyclical Long-Term Investors [View article]
    I agree that Vale has some potential for moving up more quickly than the other members of the big four mining companies (BHP, RTZ and Glencore) due to the Valemax situation and some other moves they've made recently.

    But I expect that Vale will always sell at a discount to those other companies on a valuation basis.
    Sep 28, 2013. 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deep value hedge-funder shares long-short picks [View news story]
    And yet Codelco plans to raise premiums for copper next year:
    Sep 28, 2013. 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vale's Depressed Valuation Offers Opportunity For Anti-Cyclical Long-Term Investors [View article]
    Because Vale can be forced to make investments that don't generate returns for most of the shareholders but satisfy Brazilian government objectives. Just as with Petrobras being forced to build facilities to generate jobs even though they won't contribute to shareholder value.

    That is why people care, and its why Vale and Petrobras sell at discounts to their peers.
    Sep 27, 2013. 12:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Hated Stock In The S&P 500 Is A Best Of Breed [View article]
    China imports more than 40 million tonnes per year of coal from Australia:
    Sep 21, 2013. 03:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment