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  • Kinder Morgan gains as it holds conference call [View news story]
    If he is playing it short as indicated, he has made some money too.
    Sep 18 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan gains as it holds conference call [View news story]
    In this case, the exponent is 2 and not e. Please check the definition of exponentially. I have applied that word correctly. See 2A here: http://bit.ly/156owja or look in a Cambridge dictionary which shows simply: describes a rate of increase that becomes quicker and quicker as the thing that increases becomes larger.
    Sep 18 01:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan gains as it holds conference call [View news story]
    The flow supported by a pipeline is directly proportional to the cross-sectional area of the pipe and the cross-sectional area of a pipe is Pi x the radius squared--just saying 33% (12 inch going to 18 inch diameter) is wrong even if were going to break capital down that way. As pipeline diameter increases, the flow supported (which of course depends on pressure, temperature and the fluid transported) goes up exponentially.
    Sep 18 01:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I had the same thought. The last I saw, their military was unionized and would be next to worthless in an actual conflict.

    What does 37 fighters buy them? They would be wiped out on the ground in a first strike scenario anyway.
    Sep 17 09:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Flyswatter:

    The taper will cause share prices to drop because interest rates will rise (they are already rising in anticipation) and that will provide an attractive alternative to stocks. So even if the higher interest rates don't impact a company's ability to continue with growth plans and margins remain strong; the stock prices will still drop because money will move out of stocks. Also, there will be less QE funds available to invest. Lower demand will lead to lower prices even if a company's results remain strong.

    From your example of Starbucks, taper shouldn't have an impact on the amount of coffee they sell. It could have them paying higher interest rates on debt, but lets assume that doesn't happen. So Starbucks margins remain intact and their growth continues; nonetheless there will be money that moves out of Starbucks into USTs (for example) if the interest rates are more attractive on what is reviewed to be a lower risk investment. That can (not necessary will) cause a drop in the stock price. But in the overall stock indices, you will see a drop at least short term. At least that is my opinion.
    Sep 17 08:40 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I never saw Summers as being opposed to low interest rates, which I would consider easy money. He was opposed to the continuation of QE; which he felt was ineffective as it actually created incentive for banks to reduce risk and not make loans. (Yes, that is an oversimplification). Here is a link to Summers' own website: http://bit.ly/15098VN
    Sep 16 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Are No Good Reasons To Invest In Bank Of America Right Now [View article]
    Okay, I get it now.
    Sep 15 12:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Are No Good Reasons To Invest In Bank Of America Right Now [View article]
    RS: This is from your article (copy & paste inside the quotation marks): "The share price of WFC has risen from roughly $30.00/share to $42.20/share. A drop over 40%."

    You might want to correct that second sentence. That is not a drop; it is an increase of over 40%.
    Sep 15 09:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These 3 Retailers Won't Make It To 2020 [View article]
    No argument here.
    Sep 14 10:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These 3 Retailers Won't Make It To 2020 [View article]
    By the way, Blockbuster still exists as an llc (i.e., it survived in some form) but the shareholders received nothing.

    We'll see what happens with GME, but they will have to reinvent themselves. Not so easily done whether you like the management or not.
    Sep 13 09:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These 3 Retailers Won't Make It To 2020 [View article]
    I'm thinking (GME) goes the way of Blockbuster. Changes in technology will take it out.
    Sep 13 02:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Indian demand for gold evaporates [View news story]
    Yes, that part was pretty crazy. After reading about all of the smuggling going on, I don't think anyone is "dumping" gold on India anymore than they are "dumping" cocaine on the USA.
    Sep 12 05:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Indian demand for gold evaporates [View news story]
    India not going after gold in temples: http://bit.ly/18TWtpw. They did leave open taking that gold as a "last resort."

    So what happened to all the gold smuggling in India?
    Sep 12 03:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dell shareholders approve LBO [View news story]
    Didn't see that; when I looked I saw 0 bid on $14 Jan 14 contracts. Like you said, its free money if you can get it. Since they already have the financing locked-up I don't see how this doesn't complete (I know, famous last words).
    Sep 12 03:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dell shareholders approve LBO [View news story]
    It looks like the LBO is already been priced in all the way out through January (at least--I stopped looking there). Nice idea, but doesn't look like it works.

    Calls only trading at $13 and lower & as I said, they are priced for the LBO.
    Sep 12 03:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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