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  • What To Hold In The Face Of Deflation [View article]
    Spend Spend Spend? When will America, Europe and all the Developed Countries come to terms with their Debt? Government Spending stimulus is not going to solve these long term problems.
    Jan 19, 2015. 01:00 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gary Gordon Positions For 2015: Tactical Asset Allocations For ETF Investors [View article]
    Tasteless self plug by Dr. Ken Kapur.
    Dec 24, 2014. 12:06 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Audi's Hybrid Q7 Cause Tesla's Model X Backlog To Evaporate? [View article]
    I drive a Lexus now. I would buy an audi hybrid/electric before I bought a TESLA. The Tesla Cult followers give them way too much credit.
    Jan 1, 2015. 09:00 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors: Buy This 2015 Play Now [View article]
    You must have a major issue since you have to post a response to every neutral or positive comment on this post. It is like a politician that keeps talking and will not shut up.
    Oct 23, 2014. 09:04 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Stocks Not In A Bubble; I'll Tell You What Is, Though [View article]
    Markets are driven by leadership. The leadership of this market is in a bubble for sure. If/when the current leadership (defined as where the smart money moves to) fails, where does the smart money go to continue the momentum? That is the bubble proposition. Here is a copy and paste of some common reasons to consider a bubble based on the big money flows:

    The following are 14 facts about the current tech bubble that will blow your mind...

    #1 In just a few days, the Twitter IPO is expected to raise close to 2 billion dollars even though Twitter actually lost 64.6 million dollars last quarter and has a long history of not being profitable.

    #2 It is being projected that after the IPO Twitter could have a market valuation of more than 13 billion dollars.

    #3 Twitter is not expected to make a profit until 2015 at the earliest.

    #4 According to CNBC, Pinterest is currently valued at 3.8 billion dollars even though it has never earned a profit.

    #5 Yahoo paid more than a billion dollars for Tumblr even though Tumblr's revenues are so small that Yahoo is not even required to report them on financial statements.

    #6 Snapchat, an Internet service that allows people to send out messages that "self-destruct", is supposedly worth 4 billion dollars. But it actually has zero revenue coming in, and many believe that it is essentially worthless as a money making enterprise. For one extensive analysis by a tech blogger, please see this article.

    #7 The stock of Rocket Fuel, an online advertising company, is trading at about 60 dollars a share and it has a market valuation of about 2 billion dollars even though it has never made a profit.

    #8 The stock of local business review website Yelp is up 241 percent this year even though it has never earned a quarterly profit.

    #9 just raised 165 million dollars from investors even though it recently laid off 44o employees.

    #10 LinkedIn stock has risen in price by 136 percent since the 2011 IPO, and it is now supposedly worth more than 18 billion dollars.

    #11 The head of engineering at Twitter, Chris Fry, got a 10.3 million dollar pay package when he joined Twitter last year.

    #12 Facebook's VP of engineering, Mike Schroepfer, earned 24.4 million dollars in 2011.

    #13 Office rents in San Francisco (where many of these tech companies are based) are now 23 percent higher than they were at the peak of the real estate market in 2008.

    #14 Facebook stock is up close to 140 percent over the past 12 months and the company is now worth more than 120 billion dollars.
    Nov 8, 2013. 08:38 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Stocks Not In A Bubble; I'll Tell You What Is, Though [View article]
    Anyone that proclaims to know the market and predict it for the next year is a complete fraud (IMO) and probably trying to sell something. Seriously, If you proclaim to predict the market and its direction with any certainty you are smoking something. You might be right on occasion but that is it.....If you have a service that tries to get subscribers I sure hope you can validate it with a track record of recommendations of how that beat the market with a credible sharp ratio. Otherwise any recommendation you give is an interesting editorial at best or at worst just 'noise.".
    Nov 8, 2013. 08:19 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Audi's Hybrid Q7 Cause Tesla's Model X Backlog To Evaporate? [View article]
    Talk about hype....How many people can afford a Tesla.
    Jan 1, 2015. 09:01 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Annaly Capital Management Heading For $8.50 Per Share? [View article]
    The compensation for these executives is way out of line and I have to wonder if the Board's compensation committee is in the Executives back pockets? It does not appear shareholders interests align with Senior management - not a recipe for a long term holding that is for sure.
    Dec 22, 2013. 12:18 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zacks' Bull Of The Day: Amazon [View article]
    "Amazon isn't a "cheap" stock. It trades with a forward P/E of 158.". Wow, thanks for the detailed analysis......Kind of like, it is Cold in Minnesota, it is -30 below.
    Jan 7, 2014. 08:09 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The All Small-Cap Team (Part 5): 25 Small-Cap Dividend Stocks To Keep Your Eye On In 2014 [View article]
    A Florida Insurance Company with a short term track record....ARGH... Being in the Property and Casualty Insurance business for 20 plus year, I would say are one major hurricane away from disaster. I like your other picks but this is not the one....reinsurance will not help them...I would recommend you take this one off your list.
    Nov 22, 2013. 09:05 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy Transfer Merger Creates Second Largest MLP, Scale Economies [View article]
    Your 4th post with the same question - are you like a child that keeps asking until you get a response?
    Jan 27, 2015. 11:09 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interest Rates Are Coming: My Top REIT Picks For 2015 [View article]
    Actually if you drill down about the maturity of the debt of REITS you would realize that they make a great investment as a portion of your portfolio, unless of course you think real estate in general makes no sense and in that case what do you think makes sense? Easy to be a nay-sayer....but what do you advocate. REITS have out-performed "the market" in 2014 and in the last 20 years.
    Dec 26, 2014. 08:58 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best Way To Short Bonds Is By Shorting Gold [View article]
    Of course there is disagreement.

    The Controversy
    Originally, the CPI was determined by comparing the price of a fixed basket of goods and services in two different periods. Determined as such, the CPI was a cost of goods index (COGI). However, over time, the U.S. Congress embraced the view that the CPI should reflect changes in the cost to maintain a constant standard of living. Consequently, the CPI has been moving toward becoming a cost of living index (COLI).

    Over the years, the methodology used to calculate the CPI has also undergone numerous revisions. According to the BLS, the changes removed biases that caused the CPI to overstate the inflation rate. The new methodology takes into account changes in the quality of goods and substitution. Substitution, the change in purchases by consumers in response to price changes, changes the relative weighting of the goods in the basket. The overall result tends to be a lower CPI. However, critics view the methodological changes and the switch from a COGI to a COLI focus as a purposeful manipulation that allows the U.S. government to report a lower CPI.

    John Williams, a U.S. economist, described his view of this manipulation when he was interviewed in early 2006. Williams prefers a CPI, or inflation measure, calculated using the original methodology based on a basket of goods having quantities and qualities fixed.

    David Ranson, another U.S. economist, also questions the official CPI's viability as an indicator of inflation. Unlike Williams, Ranson doesn't espouse the viewpoint that the CPI is being manipulated. Instead, his view is that the CPI is a lagging indicator of inflation and is not a good indicator of current inflation. According to Ranson, increases in the price of commodities are a better indicator of current inflation because inflation initially affects commodity prices, and it may take several years for this commodity inflation to work its way through an economy and be reflected in the CPI. Ranson's preferred inflation measure is based on a commodity basket of precious metals.

    What is immediately apparent is that three different definitions of the CPI are being used. Since these definitions are not operationally equivalent, each method of measuring inflation would lead to different results.
    Sep 10, 2013. 10:00 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Millennials: Bonds Aren't Just For Old People [View article]
    "Bonds/Stocks are for rich people ( 250K+ and idiots)" - Why are you reading articles on stocks/bonds. You are wasting your time you could be investing in local businesses and doing your due diligence. It sounds like you are very opinionated and think you know it all at 23. Typical....
    Sep 16, 2014. 09:01 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: I'm A Buyer On Monday - Yes, Again [View article]
    There was no sell off on huge volume or any gap down in price. The market as a whole looks in store for further weakness. Why not wait to see if it tests the prior low of sub 6. Seems silly to double down at this point but that is just me.
    Apr 13, 2014. 01:33 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment