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  • Nokia: One Step Closer To A Positive Samsung Settlement? [View article]
    Phoe!
    Feb 14, 2015. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: One Step Closer To A Positive Samsung Settlement? [View article]
    I thought they made rubber boots!
    Feb 14, 2015. 10:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Insider Marc Andreessen Unloads $66 Million Of FB Holdings [View article]
    Of course; it's what he does! Andreessen doesn't own any particular loyalty to FB; it'd be different if an insider sold off 33%...
    Feb 14, 2015. 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Facebook Stock Pausing Or Rolling Over? [View article]
    Thanks for the link.
    Feb 14, 2015. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Bank Of America Q4 2014 Earnings - NII To Improve Going Ahead [View article]
    I'm still tracking this, but in expectation I will be able to get it cheaper, in due course; my confidence went south some time ago!
    Feb 13, 2015. 10:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Facebook Stock Pausing Or Rolling Over? [View article]
    Care to venture just how stock prices are related to Fibonacci series? I'd really like to know...
    Feb 13, 2015. 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Suspicious Trades Around Buyout Rumors Provide Lesson For Investors [View article]
    There's certainly a strong market for them around here, RJ, but then, neither the Passport nor the Classic has turned up yet, and the few lonely Z and Q10s have not been replaced. I can't tell you if those were actually sold, or just withdrawn, but either way, it's not a good sign...
    Feb 12, 2015. 11:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Facebook Stock Pausing Or Rolling Over? [View article]
    Oh dear! The first link seemed quite interesting until I got to "Fibonacci Retracement"; you might as well have based your investment on astrology...
    Feb 12, 2015. 11:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Facebook Stock Pausing Or Rolling Over? [View article]
    Not me; I'm comfortable with the 5% maximum on any one stock, at any one time, so this business of "backing up the van" makes no sense to me...
    Feb 11, 2015. 08:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Suspicious Trades Around Buyout Rumors Provide Lesson For Investors [View article]
    If you find any RJ, start collecting them; they could become valuable! Not a chance around here, it seems, as the only things BBRY I've seen lately, are the second hand curves and bolds in the local Easycash...
    Feb 11, 2015. 08:18 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Facebook Stock Pausing Or Rolling Over? [View article]
    Why? If JB had sold at peak, he could have made more by buying back in on the dips (or spreading his money around). That's where the steady income is to be made.
    Feb 10, 2015. 12:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Facebook Stock Pausing Or Rolling Over? [View article]
    Ah, I don't have any kids/grand kids, which may be part of it, but when checking out some old college friends, I can assure you they were not to be found, not one of them! This tells me that there is a sizable minority for whom FB holds no interest (so don't expect growth to continue as it has in the past...).
    Feb 10, 2015. 12:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: Are You Ready For Some Big Upside Potential? [View article]
    Quite right; so why not short-term trade it?
    Feb 10, 2015. 12:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: Are You Ready For Some Big Upside Potential? [View article]
    I don't think you should be shortening tenors, GV; they should be allowed to grow, like everyone else!
    Feb 10, 2015. 12:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: Are You Ready For Some Big Upside Potential? [View article]
    Indeed, that comment is unfair to snakes, who usually don't bother anyone unless threatened!

    As to the article, I think it a little over-optimistic, relying as it does on job figure estimates which are largely speculative, and which take no account of those who are leaving the list of job-seekers (presumably to head for the wilds and live off their wits, or maybe take up a life of crime?). Then there is the "rising" economy, which, more than I've ever witnessed before, consists of little more than share prices going up (which doesn't actually produce anything...) and big companies awash with profits, but who display little intent to invest it. Are you in the States seeing a big hike in infrastructure repairing and extending? If so, it's been kept very quiet!

    There are also a great many other factors to be taken into account, like Domino QE which goes around and around until it's back at the beginning (what can it possibly achieve, in the long term? It just pushes the problem onto others, and creates expectations of more easy money for the wealthiest, whilst the poor ultimately pay for it, by their labour, which pays less and less in relative terms, as currencies weaken).

    I don't think Europe is in as bad shape as US pundits like to make out, but it is wealthier than the US, so if things do get bad there, the US will feel it, even if Putin's trashing of the Russian economy doesn't force him to start yet more wars, to maintain his popularity, and hold together what is a huge conglomerate of increasingly unmanageable separate states that is increasingly in danger of falling apart. You might think that a good idea, but it won't avert WW3, with all the nukes remaining under Moscow's control...

    So yes, BAC is under book value, and may well be a good bet for the distant future, if everything holds together, but right now, it doesn't seem to matter much, as the current share price stasis testifies.
    Feb 10, 2015. 11:26 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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