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  • The Housing Market Is Starting To Get Hammered [View article]
    I would not bet on housing prices going down in the next several years. Of course it's all about location & jobs. A bunch of dirt flying around with older homes getting demo'd for land to build. Biggest risk is much higher rates, >8%, hoping gradual increase & if so, the race will be on for buyers, existing & first timers.
    Mar 28, 2014. 04:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Housing Market Is Starting To Get Hammered [View article]
    As I said you may be right, however, I have children that are 1st time buying age and 1 just bought and the other is looking now. Both have some debt but not all 1st timers have student loan debt. Believe it or not, many had parents that paid for their college. Not everyone should be stirred in the same stereotypical pot. And no, they are not from Mars.
    Mar 28, 2014. 12:30 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Housing Market Is Starting To Get Hammered [View article]
    As an ex-retailer I was amazed how people across the country moved in "herds". If sales on a specific day were up in Dallas, sales were up in Denver & the same held true on down days. I am not convinced that 2 months data are an accurate predictor of spring-summer housing sales. You may be correct but if things begin to heat up it can do it very quickly. A lot of folks wanting to move either up or down size. In my neighborhood of 90 homes, only 1 is currently for sale. I bet there will be > 6 by June 1.

    Thanks for sharing your article.
    Mar 28, 2014. 11:10 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ensco: A Great Buying Opportunity In A High-Yielding Stock [View article]
    Arie, a follow up to my comment above. You have thus far timed the turn around, at this point, perfectly. Congrats!
    Mar 27, 2014. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Healthcare Dogs Prescribe 6% To 16% March Upsides [View article]
    Very useful information. Thanks for sharing your article.
    Mar 27, 2014. 10:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "It is no longer taboo or looked down upon to not have health insurance, it is actually becoming patriotic to opt out."

    Not to me by a long shot & a statement like that tells me a lot about who the real moochers are. Unbelievable.
    Mar 26, 2014. 04:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    There are optimist (half full) & pessimist (half empty). I enjoy my life as an optimist.
    Mar 26, 2014. 03:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Takefive.... Had a retail store in Denver & although I lived in Texas, Denver folks embraced the light rail by riding it on day one. I saw the beginning of it and how it continued to improve thru 2009 when I sold my business. Totally full on game day (Broncos or Rockies). Great entertainment areas around ball parks & Cherry Creek. Love your city!

    Texas (Dallas) is taking a while as light rail was horribly planned & just recently viable. Now younger professionals are mostly embracing system, but few others as most suburbs do not want it in their town. Maybe when younger ones get older it will expand.
    Mar 26, 2014. 03:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Share Valuation: What Is The Market Expecting? [View article]
    Few people really understand FB business model & understandably believe its waaaaay over priced. Time will tell.
    Mar 26, 2014. 02:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Different Quarter, Same Prognosis [View article]
    CHL deal will be a very good one for AAPL.
    Mar 26, 2014. 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Large-Cap Biopharmaceuticals Are Core Holdings After Sell-Off: AbbVie, Amgen, Gilead [View article]
    Thanks for your timely article.

    Your last sentence prior to the graph, you mention that GILD & BIIB have broken down. Did you mean CELG rather than GILD? Sorry for any confusion.
    Mar 26, 2014. 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Stock Is A Long-Term Investment Opportunity Right Now [View article]
    Revs were up 9.2% for fiscal 2013 year vs prior year. Quite an accomplishment for a $171b annual rev corp. Agree that guidance for current quarter was flat.
    Mar 25, 2014. 05:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Blue,

    No subsidy for me, simply individual plans are now considered a "group" rather than a group of individuals that previously subsidized everyone else. Ever had an individual plan prior to ACA?
    Mar 25, 2014. 03:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    We were discussing health care in Texas, not what you think my son should do. Of course he got insurance from his employer.

    Why is it you think everybody is a burden to society? I know very few that aren't responsible. Do you know a lot of irresponsible folks?
    Mar 25, 2014. 03:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "In Texas, 25 year-olds could stay on their parents plans way before "UCA". I think that was true for almost the whole country. I await the arrows."

    In Texas, only if the child is in college or was a claimed dependent on your tax filing. Which many did not qualify at age 25. Had a son graduate college at age 22, prior to ACA, and he had to get insurance elsewhere.
    Mar 25, 2014. 12:24 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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