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  • NOK/ALU sell off as Greece nears default; activist builds ALU stake  [View news story]
    With the UK's Cameron threatening to bail them out, it'll probably all blow over, anyway.
    Jul 10, 2015. 10:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: With Or Without Rate Increase, The Share Price Will Go Up  [View article]
    Good point, OC, and the past cannot predict the future in different circumstances (if at all) so all we can be sure of is the old chinese curse, about living in interesting times.
    Jul 10, 2015. 10:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sandstorm Gold Provides Update On Luna Gold, Metanor And Prairie Creek  [View article]
    Not so much a "lack" of perspective, FT, but a different one! I note that people with your perspective rarely (well actually never, so far, on SA) address any of the specific points I made; can you not perceive just how irrational this is? It's a bit like politics; I'm pan political (if anything) and can see merit and falsehoods in most of it, but ideologues (of whatever stripe) are sure their way is the only way. My guess is that some people don't dare question their own "set in stone" outlooks...
    Jul 10, 2015. 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here  [View article]
    "retrospectively", lug? Did you perhaps mean "irrespective"?
    Jul 10, 2015. 09:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here  [View article]
    What is it with this "we" that so many people use here: am I debating with a royal family?
    Jul 10, 2015. 09:50 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here  [View article]
    Actually, jb, I'm from Wales (they speak English there, too) and now living in France. I don't know how they tax trading profits here, but if it's anything like the US, I'll relocate. Why on Earth should a revenue service want to give incentives to hold stocks long term? It seems crazy to me, but so does the way the French regulate personal savings (look up ISAs); I much prefer the UKs "pay in as much as you like when you like, and take it out the same way".
    Jul 10, 2015. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here  [View article]
    RJ, the first time around, when I bought/sold shares, "at best", through a high street bank teller, and had a week or so to study the newspapers before each decision, it was a different world. As you say, everything is faster now, whether product cycles or fashion fads, and frankly, if I was to find myself holding a stock for more than two years, I'd be worried!
    Jul 8, 2015. 11:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has Found The Floor With Venice  [View article]
    Agreed CL; I'd have preferred a sideways emerging keyboard, which would have more room on it, as well as putting the screen in a better orientation, at least for text (and probably video too). Then, I ask myself if a BBRY with android would be of interest, and I just can't get enthused by theprospect.
    Jul 8, 2015. 11:18 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sandstorm Gold Provides Update On Luna Gold, Metanor And Prairie Creek  [View article]
    Some of us do wonder why we keep digging up this "precious" metal, at great cost, only to re-bury most of it in bank vaults, where it also costs in storage fees? Apart from in jewelry and electrical connections (most of which is recovered for recycling) it's not really of much use, and we already have access to more than we'll need for the next millennium or so. Of course, mining companies are committed through the amount already invested, and so have to keep digging, but some will go bust, and environmentally, if they all went bust, it would be the best outcome.

    Oh, I know it's fascinating stuff, and I'd love to own a large piece of it (as with platinum and iridium, which have far more uses) and it will always be highly valued in some quarters (but increasingly less so, as other value stores like bit coin emerge) but when all is said and done, you can't eat it, nor stop bullets with it, so looked at globally, it would be better if it fizzles out, and people stopped obsessing over it.

    Could it be happening already? Is this "final solution" already in place, depressing the price, perhaps perpetually? Something has certainly changed (as D7 and others have observed) and it no longer shoots up at every hint of any kind of crisis, as it used to. If the invasion of the Crimea, the breakup of the Ukraine or the likelihood of a Greek bail out won't do the job, then what will?
    Jul 8, 2015. 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Turns Up The Heat In Video Tug Of War With Google  [View article]
    Funny, JC; at least that way FB would have real value. It would take a lot of leverage, though.
    Jul 8, 2015. 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Turns Up The Heat In Video Tug Of War With Google  [View article]
    "the Apple Watch alone makes 5-10 times as much profit as all of FB" even though it needs charging overnight! Isn't it amazing? FB could try to monetize a contribution to sleep pattern research, by selling info on when people don't post on FB? They've tried just about everything else...
    Jul 8, 2015. 08:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here  [View article]
    At one time, D1, "Purchase a great company cheap with a great dividend" was the way to go, but when was the last time such an opportunity came along? Recall that Steve Jobs was dead against paying dividends. Besides, when heading into retirement, the "wait ten years" bit, may seem not just a little optimistic, but also superfluous, now we have so much volatility. Switching to electronic trading has fundamentally affected how the market works, so theses need to adapt to changing circumstances!
    Jul 8, 2015. 08:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: With Or Without Rate Increase, The Share Price Will Go Up  [View article]
    So you will bet against the historical evidence, g/g? My gut is also telling me it will go up, eventually, but not, I think, because of interest rate hikes.
    Jul 7, 2015. 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NOK/ALU sell off as Greece nears default; activist builds ALU stake  [View news story]
    But how then, H, would Greeks pay for all the food they import, instead of growing themselves? Do the mushrooms you eat come from Poland, or your tomatoes from The Netherlands? The current government seems quite uninterested in reforming their tax collecting system, eh? How is that going to fix anything?
    Jul 7, 2015. 10:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here  [View article]
    Frightening, isn't it, mp? I can only guess that, for some people "buy and hold" is like a religious imperative, but I can't, for the life of me, figure out the logic of it...
    Jul 7, 2015. 09:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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