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  • Apple Is A Steal Even At $700 [View article]
    Gotlife... Great comment on Airport Express as more folks need to know that there is a solution to crappy router performance. Got Airport & all router dropping issues went away immediately & my wifi coverage at home has been greatly enhanced. Got a wifi router issue? Mostly likely can be solved with a $100 investment in Airport Express. Since the device enhances router performance it works for non-Apple devices as well.

    Long AAPL.
    Feb 5, 2014. 01:46 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    There is a gradual deduction in ACA subsidies based on how much a family or individual earns based on MAGI (modified adjusted gross income).
    Feb 5, 2014. 01:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    WMARKW..... Yep, got a degree in accounting so I am quite aware of what is or what isn't tax deductible. I didn't say it was logical but what it was before Jan 1 of this year was more discriminatory towards those that have individual health care policies. Not discussing what should be or shouldn't be taxed at the corp level. Simply stating facts as they were before and now in regards to ACA for my family.
    Feb 5, 2014. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Exactly, individual policy holders cannot fully (in most cases none) deduct health care expenses while corps & small business can & therefore are subsidized by taxpayers.
    Feb 5, 2014. 12:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "We don't need more federal subsidies"

    Frank, let's figure this out. Let's say you get your health care from:

    Social Security - you get subsidies
    Vet - you get subsidies
    Retired Gov't employee - you get subsidies
    Retired pensioner - you get subsidies
    Corp employee - you get subsidies (all health care expenses are tax deductible)
    Small Business Owner - you get subsidies (all health care expenses are tax deductible)
    Retired pre 65 y/o - starting Jan 1, 2014 became eligible for subsidies

    I am in the last group and have been since The Great Recession that Should have Never Happened - 2008. Since 2009, my wife & I have paid well over $ 100,000 for our health care due primarily to the unethical & immoral private insurance practices for those in my position. Insurance pay out during that period was $ 33,000, but hey, that's insurance & we went not 1 day without it.

    Our new ACA policy saves us 6k in premiums annually wth no subsidies & we have better insurance. We also save 1-1.5k per year in preventive procedures. We never wanted something for nothing but WE DID WANT WHAT WAS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE ELSE.

    You might say "get a job!", I have one & work well over 60 hours a week. Just because I am fortunate enough to make a better living working for myself should I subsidies everyone else & not be eligible for insurance that I can depend on and in some cases subsidies?
    Feb 5, 2014. 11:57 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 5c Failure? Baloney! [View article]
    JM, excellent article. Thanks for sharing.
    Feb 4, 2014. 02:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gates promises over 1/3 of time for Microsoft; Nadella talks mobile/cloud [View news story]
    They appear to have a very good position in the cloud & can maximize with corps that already use their products. IMO, it will be very difficult to move the needle in mobile against current competition.
    Feb 4, 2014. 02:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Projection is based on corps offering (subsidizing) current health plans. I believe corps will be out of that business within next 10 years.

    In all fairness, health care cost since late 1990's has stunted not only pay (increases & beginning salaries) but, more recently, employment.
    Feb 4, 2014. 10:36 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Watch Boeing (BA). Punished for conservative outlook while having huge backlog orders (for years). Long now & will buy more around $115.
    Feb 4, 2014. 10:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    COP is at an attractive price now on not great results from XOM & CVX. COP is much better positioned than the 2. A good play in Permian Basin, Eagle Ford & LNG play. Long COP.
    Feb 4, 2014. 10:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Are illegal aliens from outer space?
    Jan 31, 2014. 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    The S&P P/E is 15-16, nowhere near being overvalued on an historical basis.

    Long a lot including NFLX (changing the way people view tv), AMZN (changing the way people shop), FB (changing the way people communicate/advertise).

    PE is not the only measure of evaluating a stock.
    Jan 31, 2014. 02:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Enjoying my FB long today. Buying more under $60. Look under the hood. They have doubled per user spending $'s in less than 18 months!
    Jan 30, 2014. 12:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Increasing inventors in the 3rd qtr for sale in the holiday 4th qtr seems like a good idea. Decreasing inventory purchases in the holiday 4th qtr also seems like a good idea.

    Wonder how long that has been going on?
    Jan 30, 2014. 11:58 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Google selling Motorola phone unit to Lenovo [View news story]
    Your link gives me the impression that Samsung pressured GOOG (due to Moto) to sale Motorola. Both know AAPL is eating their lunch on the high end smartphone arena and they know that their recently announced partnership is a must thing to do.
    Jan 29, 2014. 05:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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