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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Market Rally Continues [View article]
    The BIG question moving into 2015 is - Is this a Santa Claus rally or have we really "turned the corner" and are moving into a Bull Market? Not sure this is sustainable.
    Dec 19, 2014. 06:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Shares Rise On Upbeat Fed [View article]
    I am sure Trump will be looking to build a Hotel there. Cuba could become a huge destination resort area for US tourists (but right now tourism isn't "open" yet for the average American).

    Cuban cigars, cuban rum (any Big names??) - I am not sure what other products would be burning up the charts as to popularity?

    Vintage American cars? Hmmmm. Not sure if that would be such a big deal.
    Dec 18, 2014. 07:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Shares Rise On Upbeat Fed [View article]
    I am sure Cuban cigars will be going on sale fast. Other than that, what else comes out of this normalization? Not sure if this new openness buys us much.
    Dec 18, 2014. 06:55 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Repsol To Buy Talisman Energy For $13B [View article]
    BlueOkie

    "Oil has little to do with the price of coffee." - OK if this is true, then they should NOT use "the price of oil" as being any influence on the price of coffee- BUT it is.

    "Transportation of goods" is figured into EVERY product. if costs go up - so does that product price.

    When transportation costs go down, all those products with inflated prices - due to "higher transportation costs" should go down in price, but they won't. More profits for all those companies? Maybe. Or more money for corporate bonuses and salaries (more likely)

    As one person observed, the cheaper gas prices are probably temporary but while they are here, a lot of other prices should correspondingly come down. If they don't, they shouldn't be using "transportation costs" as an automatic add-on to the price of their product. IN THE PAST, they have.

    I agree with the observation that the governments (state and federal - and maybe even local) will be scrambling to fill shortfalls created by the lower gas prices (and therefore, lower tax revenues). None of them will be cutting spending, but maybe they should.

    Too many have used "higher gas prices" and higher transportation costs to raise the price of their own products to clip the consumer for another couple of nickels on the dollar. No company is going to give that up now that gas is down. Same goes for government. They expect a certain stream of revenue and they are used to spending it.
    Dec 16, 2014. 10:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Repsol To Buy Talisman Energy For $13B [View article]
    Here is something for ALL the Masterminds who read and comment on SA to ponder - AND answer.

    With the price of oil going dramatically DOWN and being reflected in the "price at the pump", shouldn't ALL the goods and services that went up when the price at the pump went up start coming down?

    It was not too long ago that many everyday items at the store went up due to "higher transportation costs". Now with those costs coming down, shouldn't that be reflected at the grocery store as well?

    Case in point - a two-pound bag of coffee was $9.99 before all this happened and sometimes you would even see it "on sale" at $8.99. It skyrocketed to $14.99 for the bag when "transportation costs" went up. Now that they are significantly down, the price of that same two-pound bag of coffee is still at $13.99. Not the reduction that you would expect. The same goes for 100s of items.

    We should be seeing a lot more prices go down, if all these companies were so legit. Don't hold your breath.
    Dec 16, 2014. 08:39 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry slides ahead of earnings; analysts cautious [View news story]
    Too much negatives being flung onto BBRY as it turns its direction. I think they are executing their turn-around plan and most "analysts" don't know what they are talking about.

    Are these the same "analysts" who told us the US economy "turned the corner" the last three years - it still hasn't, and as far as their analysis of BBRY - I'll take my tips from the guys who write the scratch sheets at the track - they are a lot more accurate.

    Can't wait to see BBRY start making profits and making these analysts look the weathermen who predict "partly cloudy tomorrow" and when tomorrow comes, you're shoveling 8 inches of "partly cloudy". Accurate? Yeah right.
    Dec 15, 2014. 03:41 PM | 28 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Earnings Preview: BlackBerry Q3 2015 [View article]
    I know many are anxious to see BlackBerry moving forward, but isn't it a little premature to have Q3 2015 results? Q3 2014 would be better.

    By Q3 2015, the stock should be at $20-$25 if they continue to move forward as they are doing. Let's hope those with shorts don't meddle with the progress (same goes for biased Wall Street analysts)

    Was there no SA editing (or proofreading) of the article???
    Dec 12, 2014. 02:37 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: European Shares Sink As Oil Extends Slump [View article]
    Bob 123
    I wouldn't go THAT far. Read up on your history - Barney Frank was part at fault with the Banking problems. He was one of the people in charge of Congressional oversight in the banking area who said everything was OK in that sector.

    He has to share some of the blame for all of the collapse. He was no "watch dog" for the people. He was the one that should have seen the Tsunami of financial collapse coming - he didn't.

    Now is the time to show some credibility Bob 123 and admit Democrats were just as much at fault - if not more. Come on Bob - raise your credibility level.
    Dec 12, 2014. 10:41 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: European Shares Sink As Oil Extends Slump [View article]
    Yep, nothing for the middle class in the passage of this Omnibus Bill. But so what? It's a quickly diminishing segment of the population. Why cater to it?

    Everyone has Lobbyists making their case in Washington DC. Your elected Representative? They listen to the lobbyists - NOT the people on Main Street who elected them.

    Oh and before anyone gets into "a tizzy", that's BOTH parties I am talking about - not just one.
    Dec 12, 2014. 09:24 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: European Shares Sink As Oil Extends Slump [View article]
    Funny how no one is commenting on Caesars' restructuring plan.

    Caesar's used to be THE PLACE on the Strip and was ALWAYS rolling in money - not only from American gamblers. They had a huge understanding of bringing in Asian high-rollers long before other casinos on the Strip understood multi-cultural marketing.

    At the beginning of the year, Caesar's would put a statue of Buddha next to its Roman Gods because they wanted to show the dual celebration of the Chinese New Year. They were very astute in attracting Asian money when others like the MGM Grand, which had a giant Lion as its entrance, scared away Asian gamblers from a cultural standpoint. MGM figured it out later and got rid of the big Lion head but only after they saw Caesar's cashing in on all the Asian gamblers.

    Now, Caesar's is basically broke and is looking for some restructuring to shore them up? Tell me the economy is good - and any other Fairy Tales you have.
    Dec 12, 2014. 09:20 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Crude Rises Following Steep Slide [View article]
    Walgreens was a buy when they dropped to $50 a share. They are back up now and if you got in at $50 to even $55 a share, you got in at the right time.
    Dec 11, 2014. 07:11 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Crude Rises Following Steep Slide [View article]
    It will be interesting to see what Fiat Chrysler comes out with in their new model planning.

    Their CEO seems to have a strategy of - "you have to spend money to make money" which is opposite of those CEOs who think cost-cutting is a strategy.

    I tend to favor those with the spend money to make money strategy. Cutting costs is an analyst's job - not a strategy for a CEO to get a bonus on.
    Dec 11, 2014. 06:58 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BP To Spend $1B On Restructuring [View article]
    Hey Bob - I'll talk about what you called "torture-gate"". Those involved said that is nothing more than a smear report that puts a bad spin on what was necessary work at the time of extreme crisis. it has no credibility and if anything is just inciting our terrorist enemies.

    Jeezz, stop watching the MSNBC lefties and listen to people who were involved directly. This includes Congressional members on the committee.

    When they say that the Democratic Senators hired a third party to write the report and it is totally skewed and lacks credibility, you don't use that for your "basis of proof"". Where is all your scrutiny of the facts? Or does that only come out when it is a "Republican"-based report?

    Use the same yardstick of scrutiny and analysis across the board and you and your comments would gain some credibility. Now you are just a partisan Parrot just ranting about what you heard on a biased news channel.

    Sorry Bob, I know you can do better. Until then, broaden your views and criticize ALL the waste, ALL the lies, and ALL the incompetence on BOTH sides, and then you might gain some credibility here.
    Dec 10, 2014. 04:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BP To Spend $1B On Restructuring [View article]
    Bob123
    You forget history pretty quick.

    When 9/11 happened it paralyzed this country for months if not years.
    Giveaway programs create no viable product and the by products are more fraud and "gaming the system" - like buying liquor and cigarettes instead of staple food. Your painting a picture of programs "feeding the poorest and keeping them alive" doesn't paint a realistic picture where the money is really spent by them and the program itself.

    You also worry so much about the Republicans "changing the direction" of the country - well guess what? The electorate WANTS THEM to CHANGE the direction. That's what the vote was all about - Change the direction the country is going because the last 6 years we have been going in the wrong direction.

    If we have that big a class of unemployed maybe we should start work programs - so these people can earn something and feed themselves. I am ALL for that. There are plenty of projects people with limited skills could work on.

    Bob you have to get a grip and realize the left "Utopia" you thought you were voting on NEVER materialized and now people want change. The pendulum has swung back to the right - how far? I don't know but if how far left we swung in the last 6 years is an indication of how far right we will swing now - you are in for some HUGE surprises. Put on a Happy Face.
    Dec 10, 2014. 02:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BP To Spend $1B On Restructuring [View article]
    a64hoo
    You are right. WHERE IS RIQ?

    I always like reading his perspective.
    Dec 10, 2014. 01:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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