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  • Nokia's Shares Are Benefiting From Irrational Exuberance [View article]
    Saibus Research,

    I have traded for many years and have read thousands of research reports, probably more than you have ever written. Never in my life have I witnessed a research company go after a company as hard and as negative as yours.

    This shows a clear bias against Nokia by Saibus Research thus removing you as a serious analysis of their stock. You have totally disqualified yourself as a qualified analysis of their stock.

    As it relates to Saibus Research, you can never be viewed as a "Market Neutral" analysis as it relates to Nokia.

    Disclaimer: I no longer holds shares in Nokia having sold my position a while back, made some money, and moved on.
    Jan 11 09:39 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Treasury official: Recapitalizing GSEs would take 20 years [View news story]
    Give me a break, where does government find these people.

    Who do you thing backs up (insures) every bank deposit in this country.

    OK Ms Miller, you pull the plug.
    Jun 13 04:05 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint And T-Mobile Merger Only Plausible Way To Make Telecoms Competitive [View article]
    Give me a break !!

    Are the Federal Regulators in the tank with both AT&T and Verizon. They sure act like it.

    When was it the place for the Federal Regulators to decide how the "Free Market" should behave.

    Protect us from Fraud and Abuse and not competition.
    Jun 9 03:03 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Merger Or No Merger, T-Mobile Is Poised To Win [View article]
    I have said it once and I will say it again. The Federal Government has not place in deciding what is best for competition. If they do we are no longer a "Free Market Society". They protect us from fraud and corruption.

    To take it further the Federal Government is the biggest obstacle to a free society we have.

    If they are so keen on creating competition, break up many parts of the Federal Government and return the power back to the States.

    Example: Education, Health Care, Social Programs, Highway and you add your own.
    Jul 4 11:47 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Berkowitz dismisses rationale for GSE "profit sweep" [View news story]
    As I have repeated over and over again, this issue needs to go (fast track) to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    First: To protect and indemnify the current stockholders.

    Second: To set a precedent that this does not ever happen again to a US company or stockholder.
    Mar 10 02:20 PM | 5 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
  • Ilari Nurmi, Nokia's (NOK) VP of product marketing and the exec responsible for its smartphone strategy, has left the company for unknown reasons. Nurmi's departure comes as speculation grows CEO Stephen Elop will get axed next year if Nokia's Windows Phone 8 sales disappoint, and 3 months after chairman Risto Siilasmaa talked about having a "contingency plan" (believed by many to be Android) should WP8 fail to meet expectations. [View news story]
    Now wait a minute, are people looking at the phone or the operating system. You can put an operating system on any phone but not every phone is a good phone. I am looking at Nokia making an excellent phone, they always have. That will sell the phone.
    Oct 5 02:31 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling Home: Is Nokia Getting Really Desperate? [View article]
    I have always told my children that an "asset" is basically worthless until it is turned into cash. This potential sell to me is a clear sign that Nokia is serious about surviving. This move does not come from a position of weakness but from a position of strength and a determination to survive. Outsiders that have been existing in a world of ease should now better watch out. I personally think Nokia has finally confronted its denial is on the move now.
    Oct 4 12:48 PM | 4 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
  • "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]
    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
  • Nokia's Burning Cash On Its 'Burning Platform' [View article]
    Words like "Pitiful", "Pathetic", and "Mediocre" are usually not words associated with high level, critical thought, business evaluation. My thoughts would be more like, lets wait and see since we are only a few weeks away from the culminating events.

    The number of articles written, both pro and con, over the last three to four weeks about Nokia and Windows 8 is very telling to me

    With the release of a new high end smartphone and the TRUE introduction of another operating system, it has really shook up the cell phone industry.
    Oct 26 03:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Lumia 920 AT&T Exclusivity Is A Huge Mistake [View article]
    Ashraf Eassa, A very well thought out business appraisal of the upcoming sales of the new Nokia Windows 8 Phones. I enjoyed the article. Thanks
    Oct 7 04:46 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
  • 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