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  • Dish reportedly considering 2014 T-Mobile bid [View news story]
    Well it is time to settle this mess and finally get a reliable phone, wireless and data communication system in the US.

    Overtime Dish has proven to be to messy in its accusation process and this should cost them their place in line.

    A Sprint / T-Mobile merger makes good sense. That will give the US three well structured and solid communication companies to provide services to its citizens. That's a good balance.
    Dec 18 04:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fannie Mae: This Dog Is For Traders Only [View article]
    Jason, I am a trader and do not buy "dogs". I have always believed that "value never looses value" even over the long haul.

    FNMA today is the only business worldwide that I know owns almost all US home mortgages, both good and bad.

    You truly are a "Day Trader".
    Nov 4 11:37 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • F&F Earn Billions In Dividends, Swept To Treasury [View article]
    Once again this is "Taxation without Representation".

    This needs to go to the Supreme Court to stop the Government from seizing profits from private companies and using it to fund the treasury when they cannot raise taxes.

    Now that's a real "Tea Party" issue.
    Oct 31 12:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Few Things To Consider When It Comes To T-Mobile [View article]
    Heather, I am a 67 year old retired from academic medicine with 4 children and 9 grandchildren. I have three degrees and forty years of experience. I have always traded.

    I have read your bio and can say one thing to you. Good for you !!

    I liked your article.
    Oct 7 01:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ergen: T-Mobile could be Dish's only M&A option [View news story]
    I would rather see Dish Network go into the Satellite High Speed Internet business. There are only two, maybe three Satellite Internet providers today with only a few customers each giving Dish plenty of room to grow.

    The wireless phone business is getting crowded with 3 maybe 4 major players. They will always be fighting to get each others market share.

    Buy one of the High Speed Internet Satellite companies and blend it into the Dish Network. This will create a company where the average consumer can go to get TV programming, High Speed Internet, and even some limited phone (Skype).

    Dish can then offer this services as an a la cart service and let the consumer choose what they want. None of this manipulating around mess called bundling.
    Aug 6 04:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Cell Carrier Will Win Your Upgrade? [View article]
    Well we are halfway there. The wireless providers are still manipulating around with the every six months, no-contracts, insurance, etc..

    Eventually I would like see everyone be able to buy their own phone from where ever they want (Sears, Radio Shack, Amazon, Best Buy) and then go to the provider they like to find the offers and services that fits there needs and pay for only what they get.

    You see I am functionally deaf and only need text and data. There are other people that only want a phone just to talk on, believe it or not.

    I think they call it al la cart and the cable and satellite TV people will be next. Don't tell me we do not have the technology. If we don't the NSA might loan us some until we do.

    The wireless providers can still sell phones if they want to but I bet you they will be cheaper than they are now.
    Aug 2 05:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "The federal government is currently seizing the substantial profits (of the GSEs), taking for itself the property and potential gains of private investors the government induced to help prop up (Fannie Mae FNMA.OB and Freddie Mac FMCC.OB), writes Ted Olson, explaining why he sued on behalf of Perry Capital to stop the practice. Current estimates suggest the government will recover $51B more than it invested over the next decade. [View news story]
    As I have written on other occasions in comments. This action by the Federal Government needs to go to the Supreme Court so as to finally get the Government out of seizing companies (FNMA, GM,etc) and their profits.

    If government cannot raise taxes, they now have figured out how to seize private business and extract their money.
    Jul 24 12:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bullish Case For Fannie Mae [View article]
    If the Government was Honorable (?) and wanted to change the mortgage system, then sell the loans back to the banks at "Fair Market Value". Do not sell the companies (Fannie & Freddie) at pennies on the dollar to the banks.

    Once Fannie and Freddie have sold most of their loans, liquidate the companies and distribute the money among the shareholders.
    Jul 11 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bullish Case For Fannie Mae [View article]
    As I wrote in another article comment, this situation needs to be challenged in Court and eventually the Supreme Court to once and for all remove Government from private investor businesses.

    Government steps in an takes control of businesses with non-borrowed money (taxes) and pushes aside private money (Investors) and then takes most of the profits. The worst part is government writes all the rules. An even worse than that is it is done by people (Congress) that have less than a 15% approval of the electorate.
    Jul 11 10:49 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hedge fund Perry Capital is leading a group of investors in suing the Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Agency over allegedly improper changes to Fannie Mae's (FNMA.OB) and Freddie Mac's (FMCC.OB) bailout terms that forces the companies to give the government most of their profits instead of paying quarterly dividends of 10%. The lawsuit says the news terms prevent Fannie and Freddie from accumulating the capital that could allow them to buy back the the government's shares. [View news story]
    I strongly support this. Investors of American needs to take the Federal and State Government to court, all the way to the Supreme Court, and finally get them out of Private Business.

    They use non-borrowed money (taxes) to compete with private money (investors) and then takes most of the profits.
    Jul 8 10:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dish (DISH) abandons its bid for Clearwire (CLWR) five days after abandoning its bid for Sprint (S). This paves the way for Sprint's $5/share offer to be approved at Clearwire's July 8 meeting. CLWR -2% AH to $4.99. Will Dish now turn its sights on T-Mobile USA (TMUS)? [View news story]
    GOOD MOVE ! Dish has finally made Softbank and Sprint spend up or obligate most of their money. They are no longer players in the consolidation game.

    Verizon has their own fight trying to buy back shares from Vodafone and not much energy left as a player in the consolidation game.

    Nobody wants to have anything to do with AT&T and thus they are not much of a player in the consolidation game.

    If Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile) want to get out of the U.S. market, Dish is there only near or long term bet. They will deal now.

    Once the U.S. consolidation finally shakes out, Sprint will be the only U.S. Wireless provider owned by a foreign company.

    We will now have 4 Wireless provides that has spent or obligated most of their money and will now have to compete vigorously.

    Good for U.S. cellular customers. Pay back time !
    Jun 26 10:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile USA (TMUS +3.3%) is "Plan B" for SoftBank (SFTBF.PK) if its merger with Sprint (S +0.3%) doesn't go through, says CEO Masayoshi Son. But Son adds he "[plans] to go with Plan A if possible." Reuters reported last week SoftBank is talking with Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY.PK) about buying its 74% stake in T-Mobile USA if the Sprint merger fails thanks to a rival bid from Dish (DISH). For now, Sprint's board (unlike Clearwire's) is spurning Dish. As always, Son isn't lacking for confidence. "I am determined to be No. 1 in the world very soon in my industry ... You are lucky not to be my competitor." [View news story]
    So lets do it this way. Let Softbank buy Sprint as is, its almost done. Then let Dish buy the remaining Clearwire and move on to purchase T-Mobile.

    That will produce a very competitive 4 wireless providers and a good situation for the American Public.
    Jun 14 04:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fannie Mae (FNMA.OB -33.8%) and Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB -37.6%) both crumble - perhaps under their own ridiculous weight, or maybe given a push by SA's Dividend Monkey. He points out the two businesses - technically with intrinsic value of zero - were being valued (as of last night's close) at 40-60% of their 2007 market caps. The music's stopped - time to find a chair. [View news story]
    I must be a lousy trader and an even worse investor. I have always believed that "value never looses value".

    You see Fannie and Freddie hold almost all the mortgages on most of the residential real estate in the U.S.. That's value even thought it does not pay much these days. So the statement "pay me now or pay me later" should apply here because you eventually will have to pay me".

    As for the government and politics, I have always thought that it was either illegal or immoral for the federal government to go into private enterprise when there is already a private sector available that does the same thing. The public will eventually wise up.

    So I believe I will hold mine for a while. If you do not have money to weather the storm, you should not be investing.
    May 29 02:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama is expected to nominate Tom Wheeler, a former CEO for both the cable and mobile phone industry's top trade groups (the NCTA and CTIA), to be the next head of the FCC, the WSJ reports. Given Wheeler's background and the fact he supported the AT&T/T-Mobile merger (shot down in part by the outgoing Julius Genachowski), albeit on grounds it would give the FCC a chance to impose new regulations, AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) might be happier with this report than Sprint (S) and MetroPCS (PCS). If Wheeler gets the job, he'll arrive ahead of a major spectrum auction whose rules are still being hotly debated[View news story]
    Well, looks like Obama has found a new donor. We need to keep the playing field a open as possible to allow for more and better competition !!!
    Apr 30 05:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Upcoming FCC spectrum auctions should be structured to guarantee smaller nationwide carriers - no doubt T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) and Sprint (S) - are able to purchase a fair share, so as to "improve the competitive dynamic among nationwide carriers and benefit consumers," the DOJ argues in a public filing. Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) and AT&T (T), who are already complaining the auctions (arriving in 2014 or later) will cap how much spectrum they can acquire, can't be happy to hear that. [View news story]
    This is encouraging news. You see, we the citizens of the United States own our airways and do not mind sharing them with business in order for the nations as a whole to benefit from what we own.

    It is good that our airways may now be shared more evenly with the many business that want to do business with us and I hope all do well but not at our expense.

    Now some of the more smaller companies will have a better chance to compete in the wireless market and a couple may even want to come together and join forces to form a third more equal and competitive company. This could do nothing but benefit all concerned.

    As for outside interests that have viewed the U.S. market as a much easier and softer market than their own, we welcome you, but this may not be as easy as it has in the past.

    This is in no way meant to be critical but to celebrate in the "Free Market" way of doing business. You see, the "Free Market" is people and not businesses.
    Apr 12 04:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment