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  • Will The Samsung S6 Overtake The iPhone 6? Probably [View article]
    Exactly how much have you spent? Nothing unless your AGI is > $400k for a couple. We are a society & there are some that will always not do what you & I feel they should.

    Should they cease to exist?
    Oct 7 07:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Samsung Warns Of Q3 Profit Plunge [View article]
    Re Ebola

    Come on guys, enough of your ever so frequent conspiracy theories.

    I'll tell you what happened as I live in the DFW area & my wife WAS an emergency room RN. On the man's initial visit, the facility saw an African male with no insurance & wanted him out ASAP. Very common every day practice here but now, it's Obama's fault? Perhaps other countries & probably most states would have not been sooooo concerned with the insurance deal. Let's see what happens.
    Oct 7 06:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Hewlett-Packard Plans To Split In Two [View article]
    Bob,

    Yes you are correct 10% this year if both are pre 65. Sorry about bad numbers, I should have thought a bit as I knew the numbers as I do my own taxes.

    Also, I am self employed as an investor of my own funds so I therefore cannot incorporate for medical cost reason via insurance corps don't allow a group plan of 1.
    Oct 7 03:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Samsung Warns Of Q3 Profit Plunge [View article]
    Techy.... Upgrade my iPhone every 20 months to the most current & it has cost me $0 the last 2 times as I trade in my prior phone which works as well as when I purchased. By not upgrading, you continue to pay the telco the same amount each month for the initial subsidy. Why not get the latest & greatest iPhone for $0 after 20 months?

    Also, claiming "when Intel" comes out with its new chip it will blow A8 away is kinda funny that AAPL (which is not a true chip play) puts out a CPU that takes INTC (a chip play) years to match. Long both.
    Oct 7 02:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Prices In Free Fall - A Dilemma For Shareholders And Company Executives [View article]
    Good concise article. Thanks for sharing.

    Any ideas as to what corps would bring new efficiencies (technologies) to extracting oil/gas? HAL? GE?
    Oct 7 10:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 Selling Poorly On China's Gray Market: Are Xiaomi, Lenovo Hurting Apple? [View article]
    Thanks for link. Wonder how JD knows the number of orders? Anyone?
    Oct 6 05:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Hewlett-Packard Plans To Split In Two [View article]
    Medical/dental costs are tax deductible if they are > 20% of AGI. If not > than 20%, no deduction allowed.

    Individual policy holders have been subsidizing group, gov't, and all other forms of non-individual policies for years.
    Oct 6 01:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: H-P breaking up into two companies [View news story]
    Could be profitable for shareholders.
    Oct 5 05:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'Sarah Palin' Oil Shock [View article]
    Keystone pipeline has nothing to do with any distribution other than tar sands from Canada. Corps want Feds (US or Can) do build something for them. We don't really need Keystone. Corps in the Bakken need to build more pipelines like they are currently doing now.

    Keystone has become a political ping pong & perhaps it will pass in another time period whether we need it or not. PXD & EPD are now EXPORTING oil condensate for the first time in 35 years? We have plenty of oil & the infrastructure is being built out. Gov't can't solve oil corp problems like some folks want, they will do it when they know the Feds won't.
    Oct 5 03:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Samsung S6 Overtake The iPhone 6? Probably [View article]
    Champagne.... Do you have an ACA health plan? If you do, state what's wrong with it. If you don't, you are simply listening to those that you want to hear.

    i have an ACA individual plan & it is the best individual plan I have ever had. I get no subsidy & the most important element is that now I am one of millions that do rather than just 1 person that has been shafted by prior individual plans in the state I reside. Saved over $10k this year & I had no pre-existing conditions previously, I simply work for myself & didn't have the clout of a "group plan". Now I do.

    BTW, I do remember HPQ, I'm up more than 60% since purchase. Long AAPL.
    Oct 5 01:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Digging Through The Carnage In The Energy Sector [View article]
    Bass has more than 3m shares total, added 12% more last qtr (included in the 3m) which is just below 10% of his entire portfolio. He added the 12% at $23.xx.
    Oct 5 12:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Digging Through The Carnage In The Energy Sector [View article]
    Bakken energy is more expensive to produce & distribute.
    Oct 5 12:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Digging Through The Carnage In The Energy Sector [View article]
    He will need it as his purchase price for EXXI was around $23 & it's currently below $11.

    Nevertheless, I have EXXI on my watchlist & almost pulled the trigger but it just keeps going down. An insider bought @$14 so that is interesting.
    Oct 5 12:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Digging Through The Carnage In The Energy Sector [View article]
    "what about ETFs like XLE?

    Mo,

    I picked a starting position in ETF XOP Thursday. Small cap play that has been brutalized since August. Also, did the same for Magnum Hunter MRH. Will be adding on strength as both were, IMO, horribly oversold. I do see soft oil/gas prices for at least another month. IMO, both oil & gas will gain strength shortly after Christmas Day. Has been in that cyclical pattern since 2010.
    Oct 5 12:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'Sarah Palin' Oil Shock [View article]
    Tell me how, with all the glut, are Federal regulations impacting production? Perhaps local/state regs are preventing certain things but certainly not in Texas. Feds cannot even decide on pipelines within the 48 states, only if source product is international.

    What more than depleting allowance do you want from the Feds in terms of an incentive? They fully assisted Mr Mitchell in his invention of horizontal drilling. I fully support energy corps (some) by being a shareholder. Simply put, it's a supply & demand commodity which deserves no more money from the gov't regardless of your political leanings.
    Oct 3 04:38 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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