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  • Will Facebook's Earnings Catch Up To Its Valuation? [View article]
    Perhaps you do deserve a "batter" brand, tun, but your point (?) is beyond my understanding, as paying more by no means guarantees a better wine, and some of my all time favourites were bargain bucket priced. OK, I've got a better chance of finding such bargains living here in France, but even on those rare occasions I could go up market, I've always found the big names "second" wine, more enjoyable, so, oh, hang on, this is SA and I'm getting carried away, so sorry about that! Hey, no (skillfully gets back on topic) here's a great investment tip; "a small fortune can easily be made by investing in a vineyard, providing one starts with a large fortune!"
    Oct 12 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Selling Pieces Of The Pie Gets Complicated [View article]
    I hear you, DD, but "The whole point of this game is to be able to read between the lines" etc. is fine for those who can do it, and my conclusion, from studies over the last two and a half years, is that I cannot, and no, I didn't have access to the same information as those who are better informed, as they'd been at it a lot longer than me (at least where this latest incursion is concerned; I was out of touch for a very long time, and everything has changed). One aspect of the problem is that there is just so much information (not counting the hidden stuff!) to take in and analyse, that there just isn't enough time in the day. I expect you are right about how most people in my situation would do better with a swathe of index funds, but it's not for me, so I'm working on another method altogether. In the meantime, I'll restrict my opinions and comments to what I do know.
    Oct 12 08:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Long-Term Prospects Strengthened By Niche Social Sites [View article]
    No, ke, but maybe after it's next plunge? The time to buy is when as stock is beginning to climb out of a trough, and with volatility being such an important factor nowadays, they all do that from time to time (and FB more than most). Complement that by taking profit whenever it peaks out, and you'll make small steady profits, and still climb with the stock. I know it's very popular with many, maybe most, "investors", but I see "buy and hold" as a very poor way of managing one's money.
    Oct 12 08:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Long-Term Prospects Strengthened By Niche Social Sites [View article]
    I can confirm that (but forget where I read it, sorry!).
    Oct 12 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Long-Term Prospects Strengthened By Niche Social Sites [View article]
    There is a bit of a difference, though; MS was not a direct competitor to FB (regardless to the claim of "similarities" in the linked article). How long would a niche start up keep growing, if FB were to offer a near identical service?
    Oct 12 08:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lazaridis, fellow co-founder considering BlackBerry bid [View news story]
    That's what the guy on the video posited, but I've seen elsewhere it'll be north of 700$, which is more in line with how they've priced their other phones (way to highly, in my opinion).
    Oct 11 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has A Good Risk/Reward Profile [View article]
    It could be something like that, or maybe they just don't get along? Either way, there's still the problem of finding a competent CEO.
    Oct 11 11:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook - It's The Valuation Stupid (Lessons For Twitter) [View article]
    Console yourself with thoughts of all those other runaway stocks that so many other people failed to profit from (the fools!)...
    Oct 11 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook - It's The Valuation Stupid (Lessons For Twitter) [View article]
    The way things are going , Brian, I expect they'll soon all be linked automatically (like Google + seems intent on)! If you want privacy, keep your stuff of the net...
    Oct 11 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lazaridis, fellow co-founder considering BlackBerry bid [View news story]
    It should, LY, if enough people get to know about it, but do you really believe that BBRY have, as yet, understood the need to advertise in an elucidating manner, and to educate the public about their many advantages? I see precious little evidence of this!
    Oct 11 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lazaridis, fellow co-founder considering BlackBerry bid [View news story]
    Zat was supposed to be a spoof, RJ, but thanks for the link; looks like they've "right sized" the phone, at least, and I'd be very 'appy to 'ave one, but ze mec sinks zee "zee" 30 will be priced at 199$ to 250$? A little optimistic, n'est pas? Alors, zat Sandra Bullock look one dum broad in "Gravity"! Don't zey train astronauts to stay cool, and swing arms to arrest spin, any more? Everysing it is going to the chiens, bordel de merde...
    Oct 11 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is The New Palm [View article]
    Or don't know, Kurt. But maybe if BBRY had tried to inform them?
    Oct 11 09:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has A Good Risk/Reward Profile [View article]
    The puzzle is; why haven't Lazaridis and Fregin hooked up with Watsa? What's to be gained by competing, when an offer that already has 18% behind stands a much better chance of attracting co-investors, than either have, separately?
    Oct 11 09:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Selling Pieces Of The Pie Gets Complicated [View article]
    They get paid.
    Oct 11 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lazaridis, fellow co-founder considering BlackBerry bid [View news story]
    I had similar thoughts, RJ, expecting L+F and W to team up from the get go, if either is serious about this (18% is a big improvement on 10%) so I'm suspicious of both, and, right now, my gut tells me that those shares, like that island, will soon be underwater.
    Oct 11 09:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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