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  • A Must-Own, High-Yield, Low-Beta REIT Portfolio [View article]
    glad i didnt listen to this guy! i would have lost half my wealth
    Aug 7, 2013. 07:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America's Results Are Surprisingly Encouraging [View article]
    "Bank of America shares are already rallying hard on this quarterly report, but I think there is room to move up from here. If we go above $10/share on BAC again, I wouldn't be surprised."

    Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.
    Apr 20, 2012. 10:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Priceline.com's Earnings Could Have Made You Rich (Sort of) [View article]
    good read, thanks
    Aug 8, 2011. 12:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A bullish call on BofA (BAC) from Barron's, which thinks the stock could rise more than 40% in the next two years as the bank's credit portfolio improves and as CEO Brian Moynihan works to improve earnings. Potential investors may want to see what Monday brings before jumping in.  [View news story]
    bankofamericasuck.com/
    Mar 14, 2011. 01:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A bullish call on BofA (BAC) from Barron's, which thinks the stock could rise more than 40% in the next two years as the bank's credit portfolio improves and as CEO Brian Moynihan works to improve earnings. Potential investors may want to see what Monday brings before jumping in.  [View news story]
    what timing! Maybe this article will counter act the report Anonymous plans to release on Monday regarding the Bank.

    Just a coincidence IM SURE
    Mar 13, 2011. 11:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mary Schapiro says the SEC is looking at proposals to restrict market makers and traders that use mathematical algorithms, activity that has been criticized since last May's flash crash. She also says a budget strain is forcing SEC analysts to use decades-old technology to "monitor trading that occurs at the speed of light."  [View news story]
    when did trading become about benefiting society? We are all here for the same reason my friend.
    Feb 10, 2011. 12:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mary Schapiro says the SEC is looking at proposals to restrict market makers and traders that use mathematical algorithms, activity that has been criticized since last May's flash crash. She also says a budget strain is forcing SEC analysts to use decades-old technology to "monitor trading that occurs at the speed of light."  [View news story]
    this minimum holding time would eliminate arbitrage trading, which in itself is very viable trading methodology, and one can argue forces an efficient market. So it is a shaky argument to enforce this.

    Dark pools are markets where all the limit orders and many transactions are not visible to anyone unless you are matched with an order and actually transacted.

    Imagine going to an outcry auction where you are allowed to bid whatever you want, the only rule is you, and everyone else in the room, has to wear a blindfold.
    Feb 4, 2011. 08:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mary Schapiro says the SEC is looking at proposals to restrict market makers and traders that use mathematical algorithms, activity that has been criticized since last May's flash crash. She also says a budget strain is forcing SEC analysts to use decades-old technology to "monitor trading that occurs at the speed of light."  [View news story]
    i agree that money is being funneled out the side. It was supposed to be a system for investing and people who wanted to bare risk to make a profit. Now the firms have realized if they build a better trap, they can not only bank the fees but also dig into investors returns.

    Any money they make from trading or from programs is money out of the common investors pocket, even if it is just a sliver at a time it adds up because all buy/sell transactions are now being passed around Wall Street so everyone gets a bite until the last guy (your common investor) is just holding a bone with no meat.
    Feb 4, 2011. 01:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mary Schapiro says the SEC is looking at proposals to restrict market makers and traders that use mathematical algorithms, activity that has been criticized since last May's flash crash. She also says a budget strain is forcing SEC analysts to use decades-old technology to "monitor trading that occurs at the speed of light."  [View news story]
    Why was it allowed in the first place? Here is a clue, it wasn't to make you me or Hubert money. Goldman, Morgan, and Getco rake in millions a day with back office programmers rigging the tape to lean their way.

    I think a statistic I remember was a few quarters ago, Goldman's algo trading had one negative day in a 90 calendar day period. Where it use to be traders would respect the market because it was an untamed animal, now the progs and algo's have the market looking more like this:

    wwwdelivery.superstock...
    Feb 4, 2011. 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mary Schapiro says the SEC is looking at proposals to restrict market makers and traders that use mathematical algorithms, activity that has been criticized since last May's flash crash. She also says a budget strain is forcing SEC analysts to use decades-old technology to "monitor trading that occurs at the speed of light."  [View news story]
    Hubert, the uptick rule will not apply to this market. The uptick rule worked when there were only a few markets in play (NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX) As a trader, my platform has access to 81 markets, routes, and ECNs. An uptick rule would not only be impossible to enforce, but useless to implement. At any given time one of those markets would no doubt be on an uptick, and hence allow for shorting across the board.
    Feb 4, 2011. 11:28 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    you people have been saying this for 14 months now. Seen it 100,000 times. When the market pulls in 400 points youll claim credit with the typical "I TOLD YOU SO!!!" but you've all been saying this for 2500 DOW points now. ATLEAST wait to say it a down day, sheesh.
    Mar 1, 2010. 10:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Miami hotels may have had a good week with the Super Bowl, but overall the industry's occupancy rate was flat, while RevPAR slipped 5.6%. Occupancy may have bottomed, but the coming week will be a test for business travel - especially with the weather.  [View news story]
    no NO played in the Super Bowl. the location is always preselected prior to the beginning of the season. Next years Super Bowl is in Arlington, Texas
    Feb 19, 2010. 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Miami hotels may have had a good week with the Super Bowl, but overall the industry's occupancy rate was flat, while RevPAR slipped 5.6%. Occupancy may have bottomed, but the coming week will be a test for business travel - especially with the weather.  [View news story]
    as a resident of MIA, i can tell you there are WHOLE buildings of empty condos in downtown, which are next to buildings with 30% occupancy. the hotel industry is a lagging indicator of the housing market.
    Feb 11, 2010. 02:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    you read the headline about the investigation, you'll never hear about it again. Nothing will come of the investigation


    On Dec 18 07:32 AM Aussie Knight wrote:

    > "Wall Street is under the gun again as Finra rounds up information
    > from Citigroup (C), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS) and other
    > securities firms about how they disseminate stock ratings and research,
    > sources say. The probe is an expansion of one already underway at
    > Goldman Sachs (GS), in which Finra is looking at “trading huddles,”
    > where Goldman’s biggest clients have allegedly benefited from trading
    > tips that have differed from the firm's long-term research."
    >
    > Shocking ... Whodathunkit ?
    Dec 18, 2009. 10:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • National Australia Bank made a surprise A$13.3B ($12B) bid for Axa Asia Pacific (AAP), trumping a joint bid from AMP Ltd. and AAP parent AXA (AXA), and winning approval from the wealth manager's board. The deal is conditional on Axa's agreement to buy AAP's units in eight Asian countries, giving France's largest insurer full control of its Asia operations - where wealth is growing faster than in any other region.  [View news story]
    Advanced Auto Parts?
    Dec 17, 2009. 09:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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