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  • This Is Not 2008 And It Is Not Time To Freak Out  [View article]
    This is definitely not 2008.
    Jan 7, 2016. 07:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Planning Options: Transitioning From Accumulation To Distribution  [View article]
    Owning solid companies and reaching the "Golden Finish Line" (the point where dividends can pay all your expenses) is the best way to retire. You can truly be liberated from the volatility of the stock market.
    Jan 7, 2016. 07:26 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could This Be 2008 Again?  [View article]
    I wish prices would drop even more.
    During times of fear, the seeds of future wealth are planted.
    Jan 7, 2016. 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart Will Hold Its Own Against Amazon For 4 Reasons  [View article]
    The current CEO of Walmart is the first one who grew up with the internet and understands the digital age. The previous ones were Sam Walton clones.
    Jan 6, 2016. 05:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Under Armour The Next Whole Foods Or The Next Starbucks?  [View article]
    hockey

    Great job on buying and holding your UA shares.
    Jan 6, 2016. 12:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Under Armour The Next Whole Foods Or The Next Starbucks?  [View article]
    I have been very impressed with Kevin Plank. Great companies have a great leader driving the vision. While NKE sort of gave up on wearables, UA has hired 400 employees to run the digitial division. I would not be surprised to see a market cap of 100 billion in 10 years for UA.
    Jan 6, 2016. 11:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Single Best Method For Collecting Investment Income  [View article]
    Selling puts on companies you want to own and hold for a long time is a reasonable way to increase your income. But for people who trade options or flip stocks frequently, you can lose money. The price of the stock may drop much lower than your strike price.
    Jan 5, 2016. 12:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Madison Square Garden Company: Shares Attractive On SOTP Basis After Recent Spinoff  [View article]
    I bought some shares today. The New York Knicks alone are worth over 2 billion dollars. This is an asset play.
    Dec 29, 2015. 04:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • That Harvard Guy Just Keeps On Innovating At Facebook  [View article]
    Here is the thing. That 15 year old will turn 21 soon. At that age, you need a more "mature" social media website if you are interested in advancing your career.
    Dec 25, 2015. 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Activision Could Still Become King Of The Hill  [View article]
    I can easily see ATVI getting bought out by DIS.
    Dec 17, 2015. 01:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Does Disney Stand To Make From Star Wars?  [View article]
    hogan

    You are correct. In Lucas' hands Star Wars would not be worth 30 billion. However, if I were Lucas, I would have shopped around. I would have gone to both Dis and Comcast/Universal to reach a price close to 30 billion and certainly much more than 4 billion. As a DIS shareholder, I am more than delighted to own Star Wars.
    Dec 17, 2015. 01:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Does Disney Stand To Make From Star Wars?  [View article]
    jefrank

    Agreed. For Dis shareholders and Star Wars fans, this was a good transaction. From the early reviews, the movie should do extremely well.
    Lucas was a great filmaker (Episodes 4-6). But as a businessman, he should've gotten better advise on the final price tag. I am actually astonished that at how low the price was. I would not be suprised if Lucas just threw that 4 billion out of thin air without much thought. Publicly he may not say it, but Im sure Iger is pinching himself right now because it was such a great deal for Dis. Lucas could have been the biggest shareholder of Dis
    Dec 16, 2015. 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Does Disney Stand To Make From Star Wars?  [View article]
    4 billion was a steal. He could have sold it for a much higher price and become the largest DIS shareholder while gaining some control over Dis and hence, still maintain control over his Star Wars. By some accounts, the Star Wars franchise is worth 30billion dollars.
    Dec 16, 2015. 10:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If Disney Were Brave, It Would Do This For 'The Good Dinosaur'  [View article]
    Lets move on to Force Awakens. The gorilla in the room for Dis is whether the movie will be good or not. No amount of marketing will make a movie succeed. Fortunately for Dis shareholders, the initial reviews are very good.
    Dec 15, 2015. 10:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PayPal And Venmo Monetization: Misgivings  [View article]
    Sounds like any new payment system, whether it is Paypal, venmo, Applepay, Androidpay, Walmartpay, Starbucks pay, Dunkin pay, Subway pay etc needs the credit card networks (MA/V).

    Regarding venmo, as 197 alluded to, it is at its core a social media company that happens to do P2P transactions. That is why it took off.
    Dec 10, 2015. 01:20 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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