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  • Red Bull to hike prices [View news story]
    Ah Red Bull. When it first came out I drank one and thought "That WILL NOT sell". LOL at my stupid taste buds. About 10 years later I drank another one and thought "WTF! It still tastes like it did at the beginning? Why is it selling so much???". Still laughing at my stupid taste buds.
    Oct 3, 2014. 03:44 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can't Keep A Good Buck Down [View article]
    Excellent write up.

    I love to read about currency movements but I just wonder how currency traders can stay sane. Assessing the value of a currency block seems much more like madness than assessing the value of a companies trading shares of stock. Currency seems driven arbitrarily by political whims and central banks agenda.
    Sep 26, 2014. 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tepper: Bond rally about over [View news story]
    Uh oh.....the widow maker trade.
    Sep 4, 2014. 04:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Month-End Consolidation Ahead Of Next Week's Key Events [View article]
    Nuances indeed!

    Soldiers on combat vacation in Ukraine do not count as an invasion force (LOL!), and annexed territory is not an act of war these days. Ukrainians and Russians now hate each other and Russia has no choice but subdue all of Ukraine to stop it from joining NATO. NATO was created to check Russian aggression and it has no choice but to do what it was created for.

    One day we wake up and all the nuances have fallen on the ground.
    Aug 29, 2014. 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Take-Two jumps on GTA movie hopes, Activision speculation [View news story]
    The set scenes in at the beginning and end of important missions are above average short films. If they can keep the quality in live action then it will be an above average action movie. I bet live action is more expensive though.

    I for one would see opening night though. GTA is a landmark in video games. The movie would be part of the legacy.
    Aug 29, 2014. 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Today's Market: Cyber Attacks, Russia Attacks And The Market Is Retreating [View article]
    What makes you think Putin does not want kiev? Kiev deposed his puppet. He wants nothing less then a new puppet. If there will be no new puppet then Putin will take Kiev. It's obvious at this point.
    Aug 28, 2014. 11:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Europe Drives Capital Markets [View article]
    It is indeed war at last. No plausible denial and the "Ukrainians" and "Russians" are hating each other outright. Nationalism is in full bloom and there is no stopping it now. I wonder how much of east Ukraine will satisfy Putin and his friends? Maybe they want Kiev? They probably do want it. Awesome developments.
    Aug 28, 2014. 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It Is About Politics And Durable Goods Orders Today [View article]
    Stalin made good use of that strategy in Finland too.
    Aug 26, 2014. 12:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It Is Time For Judge Griesa To Cease And Desist [View article]
    He didn't say they "should". He said they would. And we all know that they "have" done on many ocassions....GM 2009 anyone?
    Aug 25, 2014. 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: The Short Of The Decade? [View article]
    The decade is still young. I think Blackberry was the short of the decade. We'll probably both be wrong by 2020.
    Aug 19, 2014. 10:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Buying Individual Stocks In Distress [View article]
    Excellent article and an excellent list of things folks don't think about. The big pie in sky is almost always "when the price gets low enough they'll get bought out". Most buyouts happen when the price is nowhere near 52 week lows. Companies with good stuff get bought. Companies with good stuff aren't in distress when they are bought.

    Of course there is always some temptation though. Some stock that just missed oblivion and then became a 50 bagger. You could write this article every few months but it won't dispell the memory of that one day in 2001 when Kinross Gold Corporation was 20 cents a share for a couple of hours.....hmmm it might get back to 20 cents a share soon.....maybe I should buy it this time.
    Aug 15, 2014. 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Microsoft Continue To Drop The Firm Hammer Of Justice On Bears? [View article]
    Windows 9 is going to be great.

    Around lunch time Sunday morning a bing streetview car rolled down my street catching my house needing trim work and a paint job. Ah well life goes on.
    Jul 1, 2014. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Residential PV Solar More Trouble Than It's Worth? [View article]
    Interesting take on solar. The complexity of managing the and converting the dc current that comes out of pv stops most residential dwellers (including me) from adopting it.

    But storage will be a big deal eventually. Lots of big buildings are using vanadium batteries (some of them are the size of small buildings) to store off peak power for use during peak periods to shave many dollars off their electric bills. Eventually one of the companies working on these problems for big property companies are going to discover a way that residential can benefit from the technology too. How long? I won't guess that but it will happen.
    Jun 26, 2014. 12:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon: An Update On The Debt Situation [View article]
    They do deserve some credit. They have developed an exotic niche treatment for advanced prostrate cancer. It's expensive and doesn't scale well so it can't be a "blockbuster" but it certainly does help some people. What is the stock worth? Right around 5 bucks forever probably.
    Jun 18, 2014. 11:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is's D-Day And The Alibaba Troops Are Disembarking [View article]
    It will be a fascinating battle to watch. I won't bet on it either way though. Sharks are in the water.

    A chinese woman (customer of ali baba) was on the radio during a profile of Ali Baba's CEO. She described the wonders of Ali Baba's prices and service. She then added a caveat. " I wouldn't buy baby clothes or baby food from them". Of course she was referring to the products of Chinese suppliers there but.....

    It will be fascinating.
    Jun 11, 2014. 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment