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  • Topsy seen improving iOS search; Twitter reportedly mulled acquisition [View news story]
    Would be totally surprised if AAPL bought Topsy merely to analyze Twitter's data.
    Dec 4, 2013. 02:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Critical Questions For 2014 [View article]
    @ggl... I am not hearing anything from the WH. As one of 5% of the population that actually pays for individual health care policy I have seen MY expenses go down since 2010. I live in reality & write facts while you apparently write about ideological & theoretical assumptions.

    Of course employees are paying more for insurance as corps have been off loading their insurance costs to them since the late 90's. It has nothing to do with anything but corps minimizing expenses.

    @Bret... No one claimed that ACA was going to be free. Increase in taxes for high earners (which I do not support), Medicare PROVIDER cuts ( which I support after seeing gross expense waste of 4 parents/in-laws during their final years e.g., unnecessary procedures cuz it would be paid for), higher taxes for medical devices, no payment in re-entry to hospital if facility determined to be at fault (which I agree with as it saves tax payer $'s & decreases poor service which SAVES lives) and other revenue gathering items were enacted to pay for it.
    Dec 4, 2013. 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Critical Questions For 2014 [View article]
    Bret, based on many articles you have written, we do share or hold a lot of the same stocks. However, on ACA, I have a different opinion. Under the current health care system, we spend almost 18% of GDP on health care. In 2014, I do not expect it to fall much but over the coming years I believe it will fall significantly. That will be beneficial for all. Perhaps a little pain initially for gains in the future.
    Dec 3, 2013. 10:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple buys Twitter analytics firm for reported $200M+ [View news story]
    A bit off subject..... This time last year everyone was complaining about maps, including me. It took less than a year for Apple to fix it & IMO completely blow away GOOGs map. Very impressive. Long both.
    Dec 3, 2013. 09:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple buys Twitter analytics firm for reported $200M+ [View news story]
    @stock lover.... Good question. I believe a least some is already baked in. Perhaps some upside at announcement but more later when AAPL releases info on the number of sales due to CM. Numbers should be very good through calendar 1st qtr 2014 during China holiday that will be reported in April.
    Dec 3, 2013. 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP could be spared hundreds of millions after court ruling [View news story]
    Because of the huge fines, perhaps BP & others will implement practices that will reduce possible future issues like the gulf incident. Unlike the fiasco in Valdez in Alaska where XOM paid millions to lawyers and not much for the accident itself after over a decade in court.
    Dec 3, 2013. 08:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Choose "turnaround stocks" when rates rise: Barron's [View news story]
    I would say because of bankruptcy & then subsequent restructuring along with an improved economy/environment is why those stocks have outperformed. Look at RAD, American Airlines, ALU, C, etc. BTW, GM shareholders were left with zero during its bankruptcy, however, investing at low 20's months after IPO has been a profitable trade thus far.
    Dec 1, 2013. 04:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: "Premium" Galaxy S5 to feature curved display, metal case [View news story]
    Bluis...... Really don't understand what you are trying to say here. I typically don't make comments on threads that discuss corps that I don't invest in but if all did that no comment would have been made by me. Wasn't even referring to nor defending Jack's comment just to one comment that apparently was deleted for whatever reason.

    Since it was deleted I suppose you must misunderstood my intent. "Takes the cake" is way over the top but, again, I assume you must have misunderstood.

    BTW, love cats!
    Dec 1, 2013. 03:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales edge up [View news story]
    It will be a good holiday shopping environment this year as the economy continues to improve modestly. As an ex-retailer, I say a lot of shoppers tend to embrace the season at some point and put some worries on a back burner. The exception years were 2007 (consumer tapped out) & 2008 (financial meltdown).
    Dec 1, 2013. 02:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Choose "turnaround stocks" when rates rise: Barron's [View news story]
    Turnaround stocks? As a GM & DAL shareholder for sometime I would say the turnaround has been occurring. If it continues in a higher interest rate environment that is great too.
    Dec 1, 2013. 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Or Amazon? [View article]
    24% rev growth yoy & stock is up > 50% YTD. Is AMZN close to a downward move, perhaps, will it continue its upward move, perhaps. Gotta watch it closely.
    Dec 1, 2013. 01:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Or Amazon? [View article]
    It is possible to be a value & momentum investor as well as other defined types. In my opinion, if you are a single thread investor, it is very difficult to consistently beat the S&P 500. However, a lot of folks don't need to outperform and a lot are index based investors. Whatever works or fits well for the individual.

    Long tech - AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG, & SPLK
    Dec 1, 2013. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: "Premium" Galaxy S5 to feature curved display, metal case [View news story]
    Chop..... Just like u troll most AAPL threads.
    Nov 30, 2013. 05:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gundlach: Time to buy interest rate risk [View news story]
    Truffle.... Agree mreits will go lower, AGNC in mid to high teens is my guess.
    Nov 30, 2013. 05:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gundlach: Time to buy interest rate risk [View news story]
    He made his initial AAPL sell call just a bit north of $ 550 in April 2012 which was $155 premature to the $ 705 high. I understand CNBC & various others make the claim he made the perfect call but he did not. It looked like a good call when AAPL was in high 380's this year & he did buy back @ approximately $425, per his statement, but his short took almost 1 year to really work & then he bought again. He did make money & I believe he will make money on the 425's.
    Nov 30, 2013. 05:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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