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  • The Crash In Oil Prices Raises Questions And Opportunities For A Lifetime [View article]
    Interesting what qualifies an opportunity for a lifetime. Recommend CVX and XOM when they have barely budged. That is not a discount.
    Jan 7, 2015. 07:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark Clouds Gather Around CombiMatrix [View article]
    What about a possible appeals? This is good news but I'll dabble again after some type of offering.
    Jan 6, 2015. 05:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • One Internist's Glance At MannKind's Afrezza [View article]
    Ding Ding Ding. Robert, I am okay with their cognitive bias. The OP portrays to be conservative and methodical. He/she even stated they prefer to stay inside the box. It comes down to the personal choices of the patient and how much they take a suggestion from the physician. Let's hypothetically say Afrezza is marketed during the superbowl, which leads to a larger patient base asking their Dr's about possibly trying it. Other than patients with underlying issues to prevent usage, we will only know when sales start coming in. Yet we keep getting articles on what is going to happen! And I still think the MM's are careful to see what happens with the mandatory lung function test. Which I believe will lead to a buffer in the stock price, that is if sales do well. Speaking of cognitive biases, I do like the discussion brought upon by this article to see some apprehensive views of future bumps in the road. It's easy to find the permabull view but it takes some time to filter down to see some legitimate issues with peoples' concerns.
    Jan 5, 2015. 06:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo; Great IP, Poor Management [View instapost]
    we ricks are in the same boat! I put in limit orders at .47 a couple days ago. Though if I get my orders and I turn some profit, I'll leave 5 to 10 percent for long term. Been on the west coast a few years now, still not use to celebrating New Years last.........
    Jan 1, 2015. 02:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • America's Key Role In The Downfall Of Oil Prices [View article]
    So you don't like obama? I concur. I like low oil prices and so does everyone else, except those getting fired. The big boys will reallocate resources for the next swing up in due time. You keep talking about leaving things to the free markets. HOnestly when you look, where are the free markets? I haven't still haven't found any on a large scale.
    Dec 31, 2014. 04:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo; Great IP, Poor Management [View instapost]
    Isn't Vrng's shtick of overpaying to acquire and retain topline competency? The stock price says it hasn't been very effective.
    Dec 30, 2014. 02:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo: Next Steps After A Disappointing Decision Versus Google [View article]
    Rick, I have the same sentiment, I am tempted to buy some if it gets below .5. I'm concerned on some type of offering in the next 4 to 5 months though. By my quick eyeball guestimate the book value would be around .5 after going through the cash burn 4 to 5 months from now. I would think risk vs reward is fair here. I haven't been on the vrng train for some time, I guess I have to start researching the zte timeline.
    Dec 17, 2014. 07:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Correction Didn't Become A Crash [View article]
    Jeff, this is what I dont get. The OP is 10 times smarter and more knowledgeable than me, but if inflation is so low, than why are food prices sky rocketing, some 10 percent a year, some 20, and over the last several years some things have doubled or tripled in price. But if the fed numbers line up in the input box and can be extrapolated to make money in the market, that is all that matters.

    And if the CPI is true to its numbers, it surely doesnt help poor or retired people living on a fixed income. Food should be weighted more than the rest of the variables.

    Reading all these comments makes me think of the the scientists in Atlas Shrugged, hey if the numbers are in front of me they must be true, because that premise says so.

    I don't care what spectrum or avenue people are coming from, the new world economy that is melding together will be bad for american people in general. I guess that is the cycle of life though? We have enough people in the US that need help but we are going to invest 30 billion to africa to tap resources. Another benefit for them to gain off of market economies.

    Isn't it around 5 percent of the wealthy own 83 percent of the equity market? Yeah that keynesian market economy really works out for everbody.

    But yeah, I get it, this isn't about morals or ethics, this is about making money!!! All Hail the dollar as the mighty god.

    I would think if deflation occurs many of the food corps that mainly distribute in the US would be great investments. Commodities may go down but all that corn syrup refined food junk will stay the same price or go up.

    Oh and don't forget the TPP and TPIP the establishment is pushing, which will increase corp profits but jobs will go overseas. That is okay though! My stocks will go up! YES! And while the petro dollar and reserve currency is waning slowly, the more alternative energy we can push would actually be an advantage for the US in the future, even if it is all subsidized, lol.
    Dec 6, 2014. 03:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senate fails to approve Keystone XL pipeline [View news story]
    Call me a cop out, but I wouldn't say critical thinking, just gotta do the research. There is a massive amount of information that they would prefer the herd to not find and it can be overwhelming. At some point, because of lower gas prices I wouldn't be surprised to see them get their additional tax in for road maintenance. The last gas tax was to lower the deficit, that worked out great.......
    Nov 19, 2014. 05:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senate fails to approve Keystone XL pipeline [View news story]
    Don't you guys know you can't call them illegal!!!! Just call them border criminals instead.
    Nov 19, 2014. 04:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo: After The Federal Circuit Decision [View article]
    vito, people said that about 2014 coming up, and the potential, and keeps going down. If the en banc is rejected and VRNG takes a hit again, I'll get back in IF VRNG takes a hit in stock price. In the mean time, ZTE sure likes to abuse the system.
    Nov 16, 2014. 05:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Collapse Resumes [View article]
    you don't have a choice in the matter for paying taxes.
    Nov 12, 2014. 09:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo: After The Federal Circuit Decision [View article]
    statism for the win!
    Nov 11, 2014. 02:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Collapse Resumes [View article]
    some comments here have explained it well. It's all about confidence in the system. Whether you like or not, the people in the system have no problem making money on all the options available at any given time. Why "invest" in gold when you can make more money elsewhere. Gold will stand the test of time but during that time there are plenty of places to make money in between. And those who make the money, own (debt free). When you own you are way ahead of the game. Even if the dollar loses the world reserve currency in the future, which probably will happen, it doesn't mean the world has ended, there will still be plenty of places to make money.
    Nov 10, 2014. 09:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullish Silver Stealth Buying By Professional Investors Continues [View article]
    kat, more like 4 years ago. Or 6 years ago depending on what you are looking at. Look up anything with JPMorgan. I never saw updates to the docket, BUT, it looks like an appeal was rejected in March of 2014 in favor of JPM. So that case is closed.
    Nov 3, 2014. 03:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment