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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Inflation, Output Data Deal Blow To Abe [View article]
    Blue Okie
    People do not save in this country - why should they? Whatever you save, gets eaten up on market dives and other retirement fund-shrinking events. Plus, you are also paying high taxes to support all the entitlement programs as well as the mushrooming government pensions.

    Everyone is opting for waiting for all the Entitlements given out now to people who don't deserve subsidized "everything".

    The attitude is "why should I save? I'll just jump on the entitlement train - it's got more bells and whistles than my retirement savings." Soon, everyone will have an Obama phone as well as all the other giveaways.

    Dec 26, 2014. 10:20 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Inflation, Output Data Deal Blow To Abe [View article]
    Blue Okie -
    You are probably right. The Dodge Dart or Chrysler 200 has 84 months - Interest Free. That really brings the monthly payment down, but it is a LONG amount of time. The interesting thing is that it is not just Chrysler. When you see Toyota coming out with 48 months 0% on a RAV 4 and some of the other manufacturers (like VW) you have to think the market is not that strong.

    I'll stick with buying used. Let the 1% take on the depreciation of buying a new car. Happy and Prosperous New Year to everyone. Let's hope 2015 is a banner year.
    Dec 26, 2014. 10:14 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Inflation, Output Data Deal Blow To Abe [View article]
    I'm surprised anyone is on WSB today - everyone should be running to all the Retail "after Christmas" sales. Some furniture stores have No Payments til 2018.

    Also surprised on all the "No Interest" Car Model sales. Getting 6-7 years "interest-free" on a car is pretty generous.

    What all this adds up to is that the economy is still pretty weak.
    Dec 26, 2014. 08:26 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is BlackBerry Really Working With Boeing On A Self-Destructing Phone? [View article]
    "BlackBerry remains a very risky investment and is a speculative play or a trading vehicle."

    -- Written and spoken by those who need to cover their "shorts" while the company keeps hitting their objectives on trying to turn itself around and become a viable player again. The stock would be $4-$5 more a share if it wasn't for so much "noise" by analysts trying to keep the stock down.
    Dec 24, 2014. 01:04 AM | 35 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Relax, BlackBerry Earnings Were Just Fine [View article]
    Stay the course. BBRY is on track and they need some time to get deeper into their turnaround strategy.

    The naysayers (the people who have shorted the stock) are still trying to convince those of us who are LONG in the stock to sell. Sorry, I smell "victory" in what BBRY is accomplishing and the only smoke I see is the shorts getting burned.

    When it drops under $10 - buy. It's going to go to $15 maybe even $20 as more "right moves" are executed. Let's see where they are at in June 2015.

    Now is NOT a time to sell.
    Dec 20, 2014. 01:17 PM | 38 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Market Rally Continues [View article]

    I just received another review on my book from a trade publication.

    To all my peers at SA, the book will give you a broad perspective on the convergence of next-generation real estate, infrastructure, technology, and their impact on regional economic development.

    It will make you a more astute investor as I discuss a lot of trends that are happening globally when it comes to high-tech real estate and Smartphones, WiFi & DAS networks. I even discuss the strategic direction we are taking to 5G networks in 2020.

    Some 5-star reviews on AMAZON as well -

    A great book to buy your Millennial to read up on where things are going for $40, before spending $40,000 on a year's college tuition. I discuss higher education in the book and what needs to be changed in order to compete in the global 21st century marketplace.
    Dec 19, 2014. 10:27 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Market Rally Continues [View article]
    Who cares about the Hollywood crowd? I am sure they thought the story line was great and the plot to kill the North Korean dictator "was cool". Who'da thought Kim Jung would have been offended?

    Serves them right. All these outspoken people on other political issues - as soon as they think they are targets, they are nowhere to be found.

    They made a movie that was going to stir up trouble with North Korea - shouldn't they be going to jail like the guy who put together a movie that was supposed to be the reason Benghazi got attacked?
    Dec 19, 2014. 09:00 AM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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 | 3 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]

    "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