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  • Bought General Electric In Roth IRA At $23.86 [View article]
    Great article South. I agree on GE. However, was on SYF IPO in August 2014 & up >30% now &, IMO, it is still undervalued (11 p/e, no divi). Thus far, been a gem. Long GE & SYF.

    Thanks for sharing your article.
    Feb 4, 2015. 01:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • As YouTube Matures It Faces New Problems And Opportunities [View article]
    Very interesting article. Thank you for sharing your expertise, it's helpful.
    Jan 29, 2015. 12:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Q4 highlights: 53% ad growth, 1.39B MAUs [View news story]
    Jan 28, 2015. 04:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple beats estimates, guides in-line [View news story]
    Assuming all is cool with guidance & earnings call, will move up the rest of the week. Stunning numbers!
    Jan 27, 2015. 05:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings Preview: Up, Up And Away [View article]
    Guidance due to forex concerns is what really moved the stock after hours & Tuesday.
    Jan 27, 2015. 03:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Microsoft Profit Stung By Sluggish Windows [View article]

    Whether or not you want to post on WSB again doesn't matter. However, I would encourage you to read WSB each day even though you may think it is a waste of time (based on the same subjects discussed weekly from the same folks).

    I have found that one can measure "sentiment" here on WSB & when sentiment is bordering on panic, then do the exact opposite of what most are doing. For example, in July last year I bailed on oil/gas plays & went 30% cash waiting for a re-entry in other sectors.

    In September, Ebola scare hit. By mid-October posters here were going nuts saying stuff like "seal the borders, no immigration from Africa, etc". The tone was in full panic mode Oct 14-15. Those 2 days I put the 30% cash to work in airlines & medical insurance companies. Today, all are up at least 25% & more for airlines. So by reading daily & measuring attitude allows me to better time my investments by doing the opposite even while slogging through the same ole same ole posts.

    Good luck & thanks to others for assisting in helping me have a very good 2014.
    Jan 27, 2015. 12:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: iPhone 6 Plus A Star, ASP To Rise [View article]
    I would have upgraded my 2 year old mini but I want 64 bit & fingerprint. Guess I will wait until later this year. I did get an iPhone 6 (not plus).
    Jan 26, 2015. 12:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Update 1/24 - Earnings Season Kickoff [View instapost]
    Thanks again Fear.

    GE had a decent & improved earnings report. GE requires a lot of patience as a long term hold. I do believe we will be rewarded.

    GE spinoff of SYF (private label credit cards) continues to outperform from its Aug 2014 IPO (up 36%) which has helped me offset GE decline in 2014. SYF reported Friday as well and was up 7% or so for the day. I still think SYF is undervalued @ about a 10-11 P/E. Difficult for me to say what the P/E should be but if they were valued at the same level as Visa or MasterCard (which I don't think will happen) there would be a lot more to run.

    GE owns 85% of SYF & plans to divest late in 2015. Not sure if buyback of GE shares or dividend will be provided to GE shareholders.

    Excellent SPY vs Treasury dividend chart. Makes it interesting.
    Jan 24, 2015. 10:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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