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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Euro Drops To Fresh 11-Year Low [View article]
    I would suggest that before selling GE, understand that they own 85% of SYF (Synchrony - largest private label credit card company) from their spin-off from GE. IPO'd in August 2014 & is up 36% from that date. SYF earnings were reported today & is up 6% or so for the day.

    GE shareholders will benefit either from a 1 time dividend or retirement of some outstanding shares. It has been reported that the event will occur late this year.

    Long GE & SYF.
    Jan 23, 2015. 01:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Synchrony: Q4 '14 Earnings Preview [View article]
    Nice overview. Appreciate you sharing article. Long SYF.
    Jan 22, 2015. 04:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Gold Rises Ahead Of ECB Meeting [View article]
    Do you remember Alberto Gonzalez? Ashcroft?
    Jan 21, 2015. 07:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Gold Rises Ahead Of ECB Meeting [View article]
    At least he can give a speech. An improvement.
    Jan 21, 2015. 07:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft shows off holographic headset, new browser, universal apps [View news story]
    Why is stock down if this is so great? Long the stock.
    Jan 21, 2015. 04:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Firm favors five energy explorers with strong balance sheets, but not quite yet [View news story]
    I think Concho (CXO) is one of the more efficient operators & has a decent balance sheet.
    Jan 21, 2015. 04:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Posts Slowest Growth In Decades [View article]
    An inherited IRA is only taxed at distribution only.

    If a 40 y/o person inherited a $10,000 IRA, he/she could elect 1) full distribution which would cause an increase of $10,000 for annual earnings or 2) take only portion of the "required distribution" which is life expectancy, let's say 80 y/o, less the age of the inheritor, 40, which is 10,000/40 = $250 annual distribution. There is not a 10% penalty for not being 59.5 y/o for inherited IRA. Also, no subsequent dividends or cap gains within IRA are taxed.
    Jan 20, 2015. 10:39 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stock Picks For 2015 [View article]
    Hope you are right as I have shares in all of them.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Jan 16, 2015. 11:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Victim Of Its Own Success? [View article]
    Thanks Bill. Appreciate all the thought & work you put in on AAPL. I always look forward to your articles coming in & out of AAPL earnings. You do very good work.
    Jan 14, 2015. 05:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retail sales tumble in December [View news story]
    A lot of holiday sales appeared to be in November which is not surprising due to several reasons but primarily retailers trying to grab the first holiday $. As an x-owner of retail stores, this trend has been going on for a while & continues to grow due to brick & mortar vs Internet purchases.
    Jan 14, 2015. 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retail sales tumble in December [View news story]

    "Ronald Reagan type needed ASAP."

    If you reside in the state of the mascot you depict, you will remember the 1980's as THE worst economic decade for our state since the 1930's. Oil, bank & S&L failures crippled the state until the mid 90's. Additionally, the worst 1 day drop, EVER, in the Dow (Oct 1987) & the highest, since the depression & including to current date, unemployment rate (10.2%).

    No thanks.
    Jan 14, 2015. 01:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retail sales tumble in December [View news story]
    Phil,

    Very nicely stated. Thanks for your post.
    Jan 14, 2015. 01:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Best Large-Cap Stocks Portfolio: Delta Air Lines [View article]
    Arie, very nice portfolio. Thanks for sharing. Agree with DAL.
    Jan 13, 2015. 04:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Like General Electric [View article]
    Nice piece. Thanks for sharing & agree with your assessment.

    SYF, since IPO, has outperformed & GE owns close to 80%. I believe plans are to exit position late this year & return some to shareholders.
    Jan 13, 2015. 04:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon Is At Serious Risk Of Losing 10% Of Its Business [View article]
    Plazt.. Good point.

    Excellent article. Thanks for sharing.
    Jan 12, 2015. 06:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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