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  • Cliffs Natural Resources: Is The Turnaround Happening?  [View article]
    CLF dividends ? still 0.60 ? a yield of 18.13 ? Can this last ?
    Nov 11, 2015. 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE to invest a further $10B on "ecoimagination" energy R&D  [View news story]
    Waterless fracking already exist; its called Gasfrac
    Feb 24, 2014. 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chesapeake Energy (CHK) will allow ex-CEO Aubrey McClendon to acquire oil and gas holdings adjacent to CHK's wells in which he is a part-owner, altering the terms of an earlier agreement. CHK will pay McClendon nearly $50M in severance and allow him the use of a company aircraft. The relaxed terms ought to come in handy as he opens a new energy business a half-mile from his old office.  [View news story]
    I wonder how much tax he is paying on those $50M ?
    Apr 20, 2013. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rio Tinto (RIO) lashes out after an Australian court rejects its plans to expand a coal mine in the Australian wine-growing region of Hunter Valley, overturning government approval. RIO says the ruling shows the planning process in New South Wales is failing to deliver timely and predictable outcomes, and warns 1,300 jobs are at risk.  [View news story]
    Wine yes, coal no!
    Apr 15, 2013. 10:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Influential science journal Nature says the Keystone pipeline's (TRP) environmental impact is exaggerated, and Pres. Obama should focus instead on coal-gorging power and utility companies: "Nor is oil produced from the Canadian tar sands as dirty from a climate perspective as many believe... [He should] take advantage of rising domestic oil and gas production to defuse concerns over energy security."  [View news story]
    I always believed that Air Force 1 is the flying White house and wherever any President travels by air, for any reason, he still is responsible to carry his presidential duties and his security has to be
    Jan 30, 2013. 10:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Invest Like A Jedi And Sell Before The Fiscal Cliff  [View article]
    Retirees, smalll investors whose income is from Social Security and a little pension, or invested stock from lifetime savings are paying the most taxes it seems. Dividends, chunk of annuuity are taxed as income; capital gains for incomes between $50,000 and 100,000 should remain at 15 %
    Nov 8, 2012. 04:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Got chocolate? The EU backs up a claim by manufacturer Barry Callebaut (BCYCBF.PK) that cocoa can help improve blood circulation. The regulatory agency issued its public opinion after dissecting evidence put forth by the Swiss company. Chocolate sellers looking for a demand boost: Nestle (NSRGY.PK), KFT, HSY[View news story]
    Note that Callebaut is BELGIAN chocolate !
    Jul 17, 2012. 04:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chesapeake Energy (CHK) says it is reducing compensation for outside directors by ~20% and eliminating the use of fractionally owned aircraft for personal travel by outside directors. CHK says the move reduces director compensation to a level at or below the average director compensation of the company's peers.   [View news story]
    Agree with Wall Street Smart !
    May 18, 2012. 06:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • And now to the rescue: Chesapeake Energy (CHK) says it's gotten a $3B unsecured loan from Goldman Sachs and Jefferies Group, to be repaid from those 2012 asset sales.   [View news story]
    I was wondering when the lawyers would come in ?.....
    May 12, 2012. 04:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A shareholder lawsuit accuses embattled Chesapeake Energy (CHK) of understating the cost of personal jet travel provided to top executives and directors by as much as $10M per year. Chesapeake had claimed personal use of company aircraft was "limited," with jets used "primarily" for business travel.   [View news story]
    I too am a small shareholder and disgusted by the arrogance of CEO's and Companies Boards, CHK's in particular...
    May 9, 2012. 09:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Luxeyard: Sign Of Internet Bubble 2.0?  [View instapost]
    Is that "stock promoter" Tobin Smith's NBT EQUITIES RESEARCH ?
    If it is , he surely put up a glowing brochure, full of LUXR, promising a :
    July target of $3.11 and Q4 target of $23.34+......Oh yes, I read the Disclaimer.
    But these targets are not modest by any means and I hope I am not
    taken for a painful ride !
    Apr 30, 2012. 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment