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  • S&P downgraded Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A -3.1%) from AAA to AA+, saying its acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNI) will hurt liquidity. The downgrade came on the same day the company announced an $8 billion bond sale to help finance the acquisition.  [View news story]
    What are you implying? That BRK.A is an even worse credit risk than AA+?
    Feb 5, 2010. 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Continues Its Bullish Consolidation [View article]
    Looking back it seems obvious that the best time to short gold was when all the 6 o'clock news shows had a segment on how gold was the hot new investment.

    Forgive what may be a stupid question but DO you short gold? with an etf or...?
    Feb 4, 2010. 08:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Continues Its Bullish Consolidation [View article]
    "... just ask the guy who has the biggest bet in the market."

    Is this the same guy who put the hedges in the first place? Costing his company $5b this year plus who knows how much more over the previous decade selling below market price.

    What i'd really like to ask him: "why remove the hedges _now_ instead of when gold was at $400, $600, or $800?"

    Munk may be right this time, but historically, betting against ABX's hedging has been the winner.
    Feb 3, 2010. 03:18 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Separating Apple Fact from Fiction [View article]
    "then with the Droid and that thing bombed,"

    An RBC analyst estimated 800,000 droid phones were sold by November 30, and that the total would top a million by year end.

    So iphone sells 1.1m units in its first quarter after its release, vs droid selling 1.0+ units, but you only claim the latter "bombed". Hmmm smells like blind fanaticism.

    Or maybe you just don't care to let facts get in the way of your so-called "fact from fiction" article.
    Dec 19, 2009. 03:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Dividend Stocks for Current Income [View article]
    "... I'm not aware of being able to hold the dividend in its native currency, ..."

    Talk to your broker & have them open balances in other currencies. They are the ones who are converting your dividends.
    Oct 24, 2009. 04:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Commercial Bank Derivatives: A Disaster Waiting to Happen [View article]
    I'm sorry, but i missed the part that explained what the "disaster waiting to happen" was exactly, what will trigger it, and what the actual results of this disaster will be.

    If this is just a "here are some random thoughts, enjoy" article, that's fine, but then the topic should reflect that.
    Oct 22, 2009. 09:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Flattening Oil Contango: Is It a Bullish Sign? [View article]
    Sorry if i'm missing something obvious here, but if market fundamentals say $40, but you still expect $60-$75, how are you accounting for the difference?

    If $60+ is going to last for another 3 years, how is that NOT driven by fundamentals?
    Sep 24, 2009. 09:04 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Risk / Reward Income Investments, Part II: Canadian Energy Infrastructure Stocks [View article]
    Several if not all of these equities are sold on the TSE. Why would an investor go to pink sheets to trade them instead of the exchange?

    These income trusts are going to get a tax hit in 2011. Not directly a problem for canadians (they get a dividend tax credit) but it will reduce income paid to foreigners. This could easily ding share prices (depends how much of the tax hit is baked into current prices).

    Be aware!
    Aug 29, 2009. 06:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing in Natural Gas: It's Time [View article]
    Everyone is entitled to their political views, but jeez, i read SA to make money, not be tricked into reading some annoying rant.
    Aug 26, 2009. 09:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Checking in on Oil's Fundamentals [View article]
    Jturner have you heard of "price elasticity"? if you don't know what it is, look into it.
    May 16, 2009. 05:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can a Stock Market Meltdown Happen from Here? [View article]
    Marc, still curious to hear you explain why you're so impressed by BNW and Heiko Seibel.

    Where's the evidence they've been as correct as they claim?
    May 1, 2009. 01:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can a Stock Market Meltdown Happen from Here? [View article]
    Optionsgirl, your quote does not appear directly relevant to the article... could you connect the dots?
    Apr 20, 2009. 10:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can a Stock Market Meltdown Happen from Here? [View article]
    "thanks to the BNW Business Newswire"

    Marc, why are you so pleased with BNW? It's nothing more than a news aggregator powered by Moreover. On their site they have exactly *4* original articles. All of them are pushing precious metals.

    More telling... they have *NO* article archive that I could find. So it's impossible to go back and verify how accurate their editorials have been.

    Even more damning, if you search for 'Heiko Seibel' you will find the same article as you quoted posted in many places... but never will you find this mythical March 2nd article which supposedly shows him predicting the turnaround & length of the last rally.

    So where's the proof that he's been prescient in the past? Smells like a big publicity campaign.
    Apr 20, 2009. 01:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment