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  • Google rejects EU on antitrust charges [View news story]
    Then they can choose not to do business with the EU. Perhaps they can give a license to some European company to market Google there. Sounds Chinese doesn't it? But the licensee, whoever that might be, would have to adhere to EU defined rules of the road. That would mean including others in search results, not so onerous. More problematic would be the issue of releasing algorithmic info. Don't think Google would be willing to do that no matter what.

    But it is fascinating that the EU thinks they can rule any company that does business on the Internet, anywhere in the world, if someone in the EU goes to their computer and types in a URL.

    Sounds like a job for the new ICANN, newly internationalized under the Obama Administration. Maybe they can get a cut. The irony of Silicon Valley being hoist on its own petard would be funny if it weren't so tragically stupid.
    Aug 29, 2015. 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google rejects EU on antitrust charges [View news story]
    This isn't the first time the EU has found an American company "guilty" of violation of EU anti trust laws, which are different than American anti trust laws. Ask MSFT and INTC, who, btw, is still waiting for their $1.5B back years later. Best advice to Google is settle. It doesn't matter that you may be right, it only matters that they don't care, they want your money and its cheaper to settle as quickly as painlessly as possible.
    Aug 28, 2015. 12:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Growth Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio's Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2 [View article]
    Does anyone have any internet security stocks in mind now that they have finally taken a breather. Obviously the digital info age is here to stay and as intruders are proliferating, I would love to nibble a little while the prices are a little less daunting. I understand there is a fund, sorry about that to some, with the acronym of HACK which has Fortinet, one of the largest security firms and Cyberark, one that was being mentioned prominently last week as they had done well. Then there is one called FireEye that discovered some large breeches and a few others of note. In any case, if anyone is interested, or knows the skinny, please reply. Thank U.
    Aug 25, 2015. 02:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple hire from Tesla points to continued car-team buildout [View news story]
    Didn't George Soros just buy into it?
    Aug 22, 2015. 11:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple hire from Tesla points to continued car-team buildout [View news story]
    Hire a driver, give someone a job.
    Aug 22, 2015. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple hire from Tesla points to continued car-team buildout [View news story]
    And it wont be because of Aapl. Try competition from Audi, Benz, even China. If Tesla really starts to make money, they will have everybody undercutting them and banging down the door. All that said, the cars are beautiful but I don't want an electric car, just too big a pain and not reliable enough. BTW, passed a Tesla dealer in NJ and lots of cars on the lot. What's with that? Thought they couldn't make enough to satisfy demand.
    Aug 22, 2015. 11:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Growth Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio's Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2 [View article]
    You certainly know how to avoid a topic. I wasn't saying anything positive or negative about Dodd Frank, only that this is a result and one has to deal with what is.

    And I'm not longing for anything much less the good ole days of the last market crash. I did sell when the dollar broke but bought back when I thought the water was safer to swim shortly thereafter.

    I did not lose life savings, as a matter of fact, I've done quite well and took advantage of some very attractive prices, BX at $9 was a gift. As far as I was concerned, I just dodged a bullet because I paid attention.

    I'm am saying that the same old analysis is just not the same as the players on the field are very different and to ignore it is just silly.
    Aug 22, 2015. 01:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Growth Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio's Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2 [View article]
    The thing that worries me the most is that this is not your fathers stock market any more, not even the one you knew a few years ago. In 2008, the large institutions had the ability to come in and support stocks, under Dodd Frank, they no longer do. In 2008, your competition was an institution or a bank or a specialist or just another Joe trading against you. Today, your competition is an Exchange Traded Fund or a Futures program traded by pre-set algorithmic programs at the speed of a fiber optic cable. Hands down, you lose.

    Now maybe if you are in a fine company with a strong balance sheet, little debt, a competitive edge and a good dividend and is not dependent on whatever happens in the rest of the world, you can sit and wait and as they used to say, cut coupons. Or maybe you have a biotech with a life saving drug paid for by gov't largesse. Or maybe you just get lucky.

    In any case, the market looks to me to be more of a crap shoot than any time I've ever seen before and as most on this board are retirees, me included, the risk seems to be higher that you might have to wait a long time to see your investment come to fruition, whatever that means.

    It may just be, Virginia, that yes, it is different this time and alternative assets and cash may just be better bets.
    Aug 22, 2015. 12:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China preparing to shuffle leaders of its three telecoms [View news story]
    When I first looked at the headline, I thought it said "China preparing to reshuffle leaders", oops.
    Aug 21, 2015. 03:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook down 2.4% after Q2 beat; MAUs rise to 1.49B [View news story]
    Does anyone know of any Company besides FB developing content for the Rift?
    Aug 21, 2015. 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Growth Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio's Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2 [View article]
    How do you feel after this week? Think 10% is big enough? Or does Chinese debt scare you yet? Personally, used the op to pick up a little of something at a good price that I would like even better if it were lower and pays close to 3% and has no China exposure.
    Aug 21, 2015. 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's at 13-month high on turnaround hopes [View news story]
    edit, "them", not "their", my bad. (should have been they're anyway) double bad. Same sentiment.
    Aug 18, 2015. 08:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy - When Will The Slaughter End? [View article]
    MLP's were a mistake plain and simple and not for the retiree crowd. Your money was better off doing nothing.
    Aug 18, 2015. 05:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy - When Will The Slaughter End? [View article]
    What if we have a Repub in 2017?
    Aug 18, 2015. 05:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Dividend Growth Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio's Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2 [View article]
    Maybe you sold some of your assets when they were high and kept some assets in cash for when you needed it or when your favorite income assets went on sale. No one, certainly not retirees, should not be diversified.
    Aug 18, 2015. 05:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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