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  • Don't Misinterpret Heidi Klum: Buy Michael Kors [View article]
    Very well researched & detailed article. Thanks for sharing.
    Aug 22 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BofA Expected To Pay $16.5B Mortgage Settlement [View article]
    IMO, the above comments about Ferguson incident does no one any good in terms of investment ideas & actually reflects ignorance of those that continue to play their political game.

    2hard.... Your poem is not only racist but absolutely sickening to me. Shut up!!

    SA delete this comment or delete his or both. This type of commenting is not worthy of your site.
    Aug 21 07:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Be Left Holding The Bag: A Kate Spade, Michael Kors Pair Trade [View article]
    Since 2009, Aug-Oct is the time to buy apparel/shoes/accessories retailers for a trade. If you hold retail stocks for the long term, you need an iron stomach cuz every summer retailers are in the doldrums due to the over-talking doom & gloom crowd. Kinda like home builders.

    Be careful shorting at this time in the calendar year.
    Aug 21 12:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BofA Expected To Pay $16.5B Mortgage Settlement [View article]
    "Cut government spending and regulations so jobs can be created;"

    Sounds like a good idea. Let's re-implement Laissez-Faire type of gov't so we can relive bank failures of the late 30's, S&L crisis of the late 80's & the recent Great Recession. I don't like gov't regs any more than anyone else but they are needed cuz there will always be bad guys doing bad things, usually wearing a suit.
    Aug 21 11:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BofA Expected To Pay $16.5B Mortgage Settlement [View article]
    "This isn't a case where the person who spilled a $2 cup of coffee was awarded a $95 Million settlement and the restaurant chain goes back in to ask for a reduction of the settlement."

    Number not even close. The 79 y/o woman just wanted the business to pay for her medical bills that SS didn't pay & loss of income due to her skin grafts. She initially asked for $20k but the business attempted to bully her & only offered $800. When the jury understood that the business offered free "refills" & their policy of serving coffee so hot to lessen the number of refills, they (a jury of peers) penalized the business based on what their coffee sales were for a day. She subsequently settled for less than $1million.

    http://bit.ly/XCOhuK

    This event, and others, were used by corps & corp friendly state gov't's to pass frivolous lawsuit (tort) reform. Today, in the state I reside, individuals can sue individuals, corps can sue corps, corps can sue individuals, state gov't can sue anyone or anything, but mostly individuals (that are not wealthy) can't hardly sue a corp or doc without risking paying for the other's attorney fees in case the amount rewarded is $1 less than what they sued for.
    Aug 21 10:15 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BofA Expected To Pay $16.5B Mortgage Settlement [View article]
    "Can someone explain why gold is falling off a cliff this week? Have anything to do with Jackson Hole ?"

    Nope. Strong dollar. Reason for lower oil prices as well.
    Aug 21 09:43 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: India Update 2 [View article]
    Thanks for tracking and updating us on this issue. I read your 1st article & was waiting for the outcome.
    Aug 20 09:29 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Halcon Resources upgraded to Buy at MLV [View news story]
    Looking at rev growth (>400% 2013 vs 2012) HK appears to be doing things right. Long (small position) HK.
    Aug 18 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPad Refresh Will Boost Shipment Figures [View article]
    Excellent read. Thanks for sharing.

    I agree that a 3 year cycle upgrade is most likely. I am planning to upgrade my mini this year that I bought 2 years ago & give my 6 year old grandson my first mini which runs as well as it did when I purchased it. I think there are a lot of folks that do a similar give away.
    Aug 18 11:12 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tracking David Einhorn's Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update [View article]
    Over 30% of his portfolio is in AAPL & MU which have been 2 of the best stocks in the last year. I would say those are savvy picks. Long AAPL & MU.
    Aug 18 09:04 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Mac Makes Me Confident In The iPhone's Future [View article]
    Xerox -----> Apple ------> Windows. Mouse too. Xerox didn't take em to market.
    Aug 17 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Mac Makes Me Confident In The iPhone's Future [View article]
    Aperture.... Same experience as you. However, it does take some getting use to after being forced to use PCs for 3 decades. My Mac has absolutely zero issues in 5 years & runs as fast as it did when I bought it. Amazing!
    Aug 17 12:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boring Was Sexy While It Lasted [View article]
    Thanks for a nice read.

    A lot of folks on various financial networks are high on FCX. I hope they & you are right as I have been long for 6 months or so with little or no profit or loss. It is time to get this one going.
    Aug 17 12:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: General Electric In Talks To Sell Appliance Business [View article]
    Blue.... ACA doesn't impact any business until 2015 so your assertion that it does is incorrect. Even in 2015, businesses with less than 50 employees will not even be required anything additional over prior years. Credits are provided, NOW, to small businesses that DO offer health care insurance through employment. That is a win-win for small businesses.

    In fact, small businesses, once they understand ACA policies & rid themselves from political propaganda, will have greater freedom to determine (choose) what is best for their business & employees. Low paid employees will be able to get insurance policies that are much less expensive than what is offered through their employer. As an ex-owner of retail stores, I can assure that what was offered via non-ACA policies several years ago were too expensive for 90% of my employees. Now those type employees can get affordable individual insurance policies.

    Constant inaccurate info concerning ACA will not be the demise of a much needed health care plan for all. It's not going away as the earliest possible repeal would be in 2017. By then, most folks will understand the REAL facts, not propaganda that most hear today. My wife & I have an ACA plan & it is awesome! We get no subsidies.
    Aug 17 11:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: General Electric In Talks To Sell Appliance Business [View article]
    Tea.... Do you have an ACA policy? I assume you don't or you would have stated such. Prior to ACA, health care insurance rates varied wildly from state to state for individual policies. I reside in a state that is very pro business (includes insurance companies) & not so much pro consumer. I am saving $800 a month in premiums over last year ($9600) & in fact saving more than $3000 additional this year for preventative procedures (annual physical for 2, colonoscopy for 2, mammogram for 1) that are at no cost to the consumer.

    The only way I will ever pay more over 2013 policy costs is if both my wife & I have a surgery with hospital stay in the same year. Out of pocket maximum is high at $6000 a piece. Deductible is $1500.

    There is a lot of misinformation on costs & quality of ACA policies. In terms of doctor participation in ACA plans, we have not had any problems with existing docs or those that perform specialty services. My son & brother are doctors & initially they were anti ACA but have since embraced the policy due to increase in patients. They do, however, still gripe about it but both indicated that they are having a record year in terms of revenue.

    The pendulum swung too far to the right in terms of health care cost since 2000. ACA is pulling it back to a more balanced position with high quality & low cost policies. Price increases in the future for policies? Most probable as they have risen every year in the last 15.
    Aug 16 08:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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