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  • Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition: Does It Make Sense? [View article]
    If Microsoft can get 25% smartphone share in the future it is a success.

    This is very true but highly unlikely considering where they are today and what is going on within the segment.

    Sep 11, 2013. 02:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Refinancing at lowest level since June 2009 [View news story]
    Wrong!
    Sep 11, 2013. 12:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon bond demand blows away expectations [View news story]
    Call your financial advisor
    Sep 11, 2013. 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition: Does It Make Sense? [View article]
    MSFT is a behemoth without a direction. Having a very big war chest of cash and debt capacity makes MSFT a dangerous predator.
    Sep 11, 2013. 06:41 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon bond demand blows away expectations [View news story]
    The global markets are awash with cash looking for a home.
    Sep 11, 2013. 06:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vodafone confirms talks to sell 45% stake in Verizon Wireless [View news story]
    I think the debt service will be massive and if stock is the vehicle for purchase the dividend and EPS will likely suffer. I think!
    Aug 29, 2013. 08:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vodafone confirms talks to sell 45% stake in Verizon Wireless [View news story]
    How would Verizon look with all of that debt? and the ensuing debt service?
    Aug 29, 2013. 04:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The pros and cons of buying a Tesla [View news story]
    Tesla may or may not be a huge success but it will not be a huge success until the cost to own drops and it is able to sell at volume without subsidy. Until those things happen it is a luxury toy to the upper class.
    Aug 25, 2013. 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ballmer retiring within 12 months, Microsoft +8.1% premarket [View news story]
    You do not change a failed culture over night.
    Aug 23, 2013. 02:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ballmer retiring within 12 months, Microsoft +8.1% premarket [View news story]
    Sell your MSFT soon. There is little a new CEO can do to quickly resuscitate the company, that will require most of a decade.
    Aug 23, 2013. 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insiders Are Buying Banc Of California [View article]
    You have done a lot of mentioning but you have "shown" little analysis. BV and TBV are nice to knows but, what do they tell you when you analyze a company? How do they translate into value.
    I would think Wachovia had a solid BV and TBV when the banking crisis hit and they began to write off the $29 billion that was paid for Golden West Financial and the $5.0 billion that was paid for Western Financial then Wachovia proceeded to write off even greater amounts than the purchase prices for worthless asset of these institutions leaving Wachovia to die into the hands of Wells Fargo.
    I am confident that AIG thought its BV and TBV was solid before its write downs began as did BAC.
    What investing knowledge can be gleaned from these raw numbers?
    Aug 18, 2013. 05:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insiders Are Buying Banc Of California [View article]
    I read the whole article. Your inclusion of the "book value" has as little impact upon my investment decision as does your mention of the "insider trading" without reference to the exercise price vs market price. With your lack of analysis, there could be a very large pending unrealized impairment to book value making the current book value irrelevant to the future book value.
    I still rate you a C-. Review, rework and rewrite.
    Aug 18, 2013. 05:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insiders Are Buying Banc Of California [View article]
    I dont think you want to make investment decisions based on insider trading. You have not mentioned the price paid for the insider shares which is likely well below the current market price. More importantly, you have provided no analysis of the performance of the bank or its plans for the future. Comparing it to the three institutions you have chosen is also probably an incorrect choice since all are substantially larger and more diversified. I rate your effort a C-.
    Aug 17, 2013. 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Larry Summers is a paid adviser to Citigroup (C), Nasdaq (NDAQ) and other financial firms, positions that could count against him in the race to be the next Chair of the Fed. On the other hand, Summers is also close to Barack Obama, having helped prep the latter when he was a presidential candidate during the financial crisis of 2008 and having served in his administration. It's a relationship that Janet Yellen doesn't have. [View news story]
    Everyone in Washington political circles is "owned" by some interest group or groups. Do not be so naive as to think otherwise. What drives a presidential candidate to spend $500,000,000 or more of other people donated dollars for an office that pays $400,000 per year? I assure you that it is not just the job it is the influence the job provides.
    Jul 28, 2013. 08:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fiat (FIATY.PK) was not one of the automakers that the founding family of Peugeot (PEUGF.PK) vetted over a potential controlling investment. The longer the Peugeot saga plays out, the closer it appears that General Motors could end up as Peugeot's dancing partner[View news story]
    The joining of two failed automobile companies will not produce one successful automobile company. It will only produce one even larger failure.
    Jul 2, 2013. 07:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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