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  • Bank Of America Bonds: On The Wrong Side Of Risk And Return  [View article]
    I expect it was a slip up, Don, but I understood that Moynihan has already assumed the chairmanship (and shouldn't have, in my opinion; CEOs that award themselves higher than industry average "compensation" for below average performance, need more oversight, not less!). As for breaking up the articles, but keeping the level of detail, it works for me...
    Sep 4, 2015. 09:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's DAU Figure May Decelerate In FY 2015  [View article]
    Really, mon? What "moats" would they be then? Do please explain?
    Sep 4, 2015. 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's DAU Figure May Decelerate In FY 2015  [View article]
    Thanks for the chuckle, guys, but I am also over 60, and couldn't find any of my old friends, nor can I even remember the last time I bought anything because of an advert (and my memory isn't that bad)! I did connect with a cousin a few times, but then reverted to e-mail.
    Sep 4, 2015. 08:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Risks To Facebook's Dominance  [View article]
    As in "the odds favour the house", ADC? That has always been the case, and every trader needs to understand that, and keep it in mind.
    Sep 2, 2015. 09:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's DAU Figure May Decelerate In FY 2015  [View article]
    Something like that, mon, but I'm one of a seeming minority, that isn't so affected. It's an awful lot of activity and expense for a thing that really does nothing to improve the quality of anyones lives!
    Sep 2, 2015. 09:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley's 27 stocks to buy on the dip  [View news story]
    Don't forget the Iran aspect, that Saudi is trying to undermine, economically (their oil is more costly to produce, and they lack the natural resources that Russia has) which isn't likely to change anytime soon, even with the nuclear agreement.
    Sep 2, 2015. 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. companies to invest $140B in support of U.N. climate change deal  [View news story]
    Are you addressing anyone in particular, g17? You seem to be holding a conversation with yourself, which is at least consistent with the import of your comments. Ah yes, the Daily Mail, a tabloid (you knew this, yes?); I did try it but it keeps crashing this system, so I didn’t get much past the sex slave and celebrities stuff (and found not a single reference to climate change). It is interesting, though, that aliens are lurking beyond Pluto…
    Sep 2, 2015. 08:48 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Plan With Alcatel-Lucent Begins To Take Form  [View article]
    No mention of their recently announced partnerships with chinese companies? That's likely to be a major factor in obtaining chinese approval!
    Sep 1, 2015. 09:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's DAU Figure May Decelerate In FY 2015  [View article]
    That's wishful thinking, JC, as most of the population are already catered too by chinese social networks, so why would they want to change? Had FB had access from the very beginning, it would have been different, but now they'd have to offer something not only different to what's already available, but also something markedly better, and there's no apparent way of doing that, nor, if there was, anything to stop the competition doing the same thing. People talk of FB's "moat", but I don't see one. What FB has outside of China is inertia, and that'll probably keep them on top, but within China, the inertia is with Weibao et al, and that's how it'll probably stay...
    Sep 1, 2015. 09:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's DAU Figure May Decelerate In FY 2015  [View article]
    China already has its own versions, and they are pretty saturated already, so your friends are more likely to be a fringe element; I don't see FB making much inroad into the main market, there.
    Sep 1, 2015. 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's DAU Figure May Decelerate In FY 2015  [View article]
    It puzzles me, too, k, but it seems to work on enough people to make it worthwhile. Why would anyone need reminding that Pepsi exists? Surely, the vast majority already know what it tastes like, but when they stop an advertising campaign, sales fall off, only to pick up when they launch new ads. That's the way it is, so it would seem that whoever labeled man "The Rational Animal", was being over-generous, where most of the population are concerned...
    Sep 1, 2015. 09:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley's 27 stocks to buy on the dip  [View news story]
    Hey S-C D, as long as they don't appear at the start of a sentence, a practice all too common, in all the books I've read recently!
    Sep 1, 2015. 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. companies to invest $140B in support of U.N. climate change deal  [View news story]
    It was even harder to manage companies back in the 50s and 60s, yet the managing director's salary was typically just five times that of a production workers; what has changed to justify today's inequities? CEOs in Japan and Germany now get by on ten to twelve times a worker's salary, so why do US CEOs merit anything from two hundred to seven hundred times that? These are verifiable facts (unlike your "more ice" claims, which are overwhelmingly given the lie by satellite photos from more sources than I can shake a stick at; so they are all photoshoped? Why would anyone who controls satellites want to do that?) and simple answers are usually the best; they do it because they can, executives as a class, within the current setup, determining both their own salaries and everyone else's, so they maximise their own, whilst minimising everyone else's. This has no economic justification whatsoever.

    As for correlating CEOs salaries with those of sports stars, the first has been shown to correlate better with the CEO's self publicity, whereas the latter are actually in competition with each other, which is a different situation. As a qualied engineer (how typical of you to assume I'm uneducated, I've done my share of managing, and it's not so difficult; more a case o being boring!) I was one of the best, but still got paid peanuts!
    Aug 31, 2015. 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia paves way for merger approval with China Huaxin JV  [View news story]
    Well, that's a relief!
    Aug 28, 2015. 11:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. companies to invest $140B in support of U.N. climate change deal  [View news story]
    Is that my "premise" you refer to, CS? Do please give me an example of "One Species poison is another species food"? As I mentioned elsewhere, if so much biomass hadn't been buried and converted, then the outcome would have been very different, and whatever evolved would doubtless be breathing an atmosphere which we would find toxic, but such adaptation takes hundreds of millions of years; if you think we can so adapt, at the pace we are changing things today, then you'd have to be out of your mind!
    Aug 28, 2015. 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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